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#1 Sami Hill
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5'11"
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif.
High School: Dos Pueblos
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USA Water Polo
Led the U.S. National Team to the Holiday Cup title in December, 2013 ... Made seven saves in an 11-4 victory over Russia and 10 saves in a 13-5 win over Greece in the championship match.

2013
Earned Second-Team ACWPC All-America and Second-Team All-MPSF honors ... Started all 33 games in which she played ... Compiled a goals against average of 6.26 in 117 quarters played ... Shattered the single season school saves record by recording 320 saves as a sophomore ... Made 90 saves in power play situations, 23 off counterattacks and 31 from inside two meters ... Made a career-high of 17 saves vs. Hawaii in the NCAA Championship third place game ... Made 38 saves in the NCAA Championship ... Also made 16 saves vs. UOP (1/26), 15 vs. Hawaii (2/2) and 14 vs. Indiana (1/20 and 2/3) ... For the season, she recorded double-digit saves in 17 games ... Also recorded 27 steals and 32 assists ... Scored her first career goal against Loyola Marymount (4/12).

2012
Redshirted while training with the USA Women’s National Team prior to the 2012 Olympic Games.

2011
Played in 14 games, making 11 starts in goal … Recorded 123 saves and posted a 5.65 goals against average in 51 quarters (408 minutes) … Secured All-MPSF Newcomer Team honors … Logged a season-high 12 saves in two matches – versus Cal State Northridge (1/23) and against USC (2/27) … Led UCLA to a 9-2 record in 11 starts.

High School
Four-year varsity water polo and swimming letterwinner at Dos Pueblos High School under head coach Danielle Little … Also was a three-year varsity golf letterwinner at Dos Pueblos under head coach Rob Schiff … Earned 2010 First-Team All-CIF Southern Section Division I honors as a senior, helping lead Dos Pueblos to a 31-0 record and CIF-SS Div. I championship … Was named the Santa Barbara and Dos Pueblos Female Athlete of the Year in 2009-10 … Totaled 269 saves, 30 steals, 29 assists and two goals as a senior … Led Dos Pueblos to three Channel League titles (2008-10)…Also helped Dos Pueblos win the 2009 CIF-SS Div. I title and the 2008 Div. II championship … Collected 259 saves, 28 steals and 12 assists as a junior … Recorded 337 saves, 39 steals and 23 assists as a sophomore … Recorded 225 saves and five goals as a freshman … As a swimmer, she was a three-time CIF qualifier in the 50-freestyle and 100-backstroke … On the golf course, was a two-time Channel League qualifier.

Club
Competed for Santa Barbara Water Polo Club … Twice led Santa Barbara to the Junior Olympics championship … Was a two-time Junior Olympics MVP … Also was a member of the Cadet, Youth and Junior National Teams for USA Water Polo … Won the bronze medal at the 2009 Junior World Championships in Siberia.

Personal
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii … Sami is the oldest of William and Cynthia Hill’s four children … Has two younger sisters, Kodi and Abbi, and one younger brother, Deacon … Kodi is a sophomore on the Bruins’ team ... Uncle, Brian Battistone, plays professional tennis on the ATP World Tour…History major.

Sami Hill's Career Statistics
Year GP/GS QP SV GA GAA MP
2011 14/11 51.0 123 72 5.65 408:00
2013 33/33 117 320 183 6.26 935:40
Totals 47/44 166.0 443 255 6.14 1343:40

 

 

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