Birthdate: June 29, 1985
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Mich.
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Mich.
Residence: Seal Beach, Calif.
Education: Stanford (2007)
Club: Great Lakes Water Polo Club
INTERNATIONAL/CLUB: Scored a goal in 17-7 victory over Russia at 2007 Holiday Cup...Tied for team lead with 12 goals at the 2007 Pan American Games...Tallied two scores at Super Final 2007...Scored two goals and handed out six assists in the 2007 FINA World Championships...Helped U.S. Team to gold at the 2004 Junior Pan American Games and 2005 Junior World Championships...First Senior Team appearance at 2006 FINA World League where she helped team USA to a first-place finish.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS:
2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China, 2nd place
2007 Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1st Place
2007 FINA World League Super Final, Montreal, Canada, 1st Place
2007 FINA World Championships, Melbourne, Australia, 1st Place
2006 Holiday Cup, Los Alamitos, Calif., 1st Place
2006 FINA World League, Cosenza, Italy, 1st Place
2005 FINA Junior World Championships, Perth, Australia, 1st Place
2004 Junior Pan American Games, San Salvador, El Salvador, 1st Place
2003 FINA Junior World Championships, Calgary, Canada, 2nd Place
2002 Junior Pan American Games, Boca Raton, Fla., 1st Place
COLLEGE: In her senior year tallied 22 goals on the season, finishing her Stanford career with 65 goals...Named to 2007 NCAA Championship's All-Tournament Second Team...In 2007 earned Academic All-MPSF honors for 3.32 GPA...As a junior in 2006, registered 13 goals for the Cardinal, helping team to its fourth MPSF Championship and a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships...MPSF Academic All-Conference honoree...Named to 2006 AWPCA All-Academic Team...Scored one goal in MPSF championship final versus UCLA (May 1)...Had a goal and one assist against USC in the MPSF semifinal (April 30)...As a freshman in 2004, contributed to Stanford's third-place finish at the NCAA Championships...Scored 12 goals for the Cardinal.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named Most Valuable Player of the Michigan State Tournament...Michigan's Water Polo Player of the Year and First-Team All-American in 2001, 2002 and 2003...Third-Team All-American in 2000...Member of 2001 U.S. Youth National Team and 2003 U.S. Junior National Team...U.S. Junior Team took second place at the Junior World Championships in Calgary, Canada...Captain of water polo squad during her senior season...Four-year letter winner on swimming and water polo teams...Captained swimming team during her senior season...Swimming Academic All American in 2003...Swimming All-American in 1999...Competed for the Great Lakes Water Polo Club.
Daughter of Dave and Joan...Has three siblings, Brad (also played water polo), Andrea and Brian...Began playing water polo in 1998 when older brother, Brad, started playing and she attended his games...Urban education major...Enjoys laughing and working with children...Most admired athlete is Lance Armstrong...Best thing about water polo are the teammates...Water polo combines her three favorite sports of swimming, basketball, and soccer...Still plays because she loves the sport, the competition, and being a part of a team.
- Favorite Food: Cake
- Favorite Movie: "Crash"
- Favorite Songs: "Lose Yourself" by Eminem, "Shy That Way" by Tristan Prettyman and Jason Mraz, "Barrel of a Gun" by Guster
- Personal Theme Song: Circus music
- Favorite Musicians: Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Guster, Tristan Prettyman
- Favorite Color: Blue
- Facebook or MySpac: Facebook
- Coolest Person You Know: Katie Taylor (college roommate)
- Best Present Ever Received: Scrapbook from college teammates full of pictures and notes
- Best Halloween Costume: Captain Planet
- Magical Power if Available: The ability to fly (environmentally friendly and convenient)
- Sport to Play Other Than Water Polo: Soccer or basketball
- Words to Live By: "It's not the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog." - Mark Twain