Name: Melissa Seidemann
Sport: Water Polo
Position: Defender
Height: 6-0
Weight: 230
DOB: 6/26/1990
Birthplace: Hoffman Estates, Ill., Calif.
Hometown: Walnut Creek, Calif. , Calif.
High School: College Park High School (Pleasant Hill, Calif.) ‘08
College: Stanford University ’13, Psychology
Team/Club: New York Athletic Club
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2012, 2016); Two-time Olympic medalist (2 golds)
  • Rio 2016, gold
  • London 2012, gold
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019
  • Years of participation: 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019
  • Medals: 2 (2 golds)
  • Gold – 2015, 2017
Other Career Highlights
  • Pan American Games Toronto 2015, gold
  • Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011, gold
Personal: Daughter of Mark and Bobbie Sideman...Has one older sister, Lauren, and one younger sister, Natalie...Aided Stanford University to the 2011 NCAA women’s water polo title...Named the 2013 Peter J. Cutino Award winner as the top player in collegiate water polo...Favorite food is frozen yogurt...Played professional water polo for Club Natació Sabadell in Spain (2013-14)…Enjoys cleaning, laundry, puzzles, board games and dog walking…Volunteer assistant coach at University of California, Irvine (2016-2017)…Assistant coach at University of California, Irvine (2017-2018)…Head coach for 14-under girls at SOCAL Water Polo Club.