USA Water Polo, Summer 2014
Played at least 14 games for the USA Women's Senior National Team in three international events ... Helped lead the USA to the gold medal in the FINA World League Super Final with seven saves in the championship match against Italy ... Also had nine saves against both Canada and Brazil in group play ... At the Kinishi Cup, she recorded 14 saves in a victory over Italy, 11 vs. Hungary in a win and six against The Netherlands ... At the FINA World Cup, she made 16 saves in the final against Australia, leading the U.S. to the gold medal ... Also added 11 saves vs. Hungary.
Earned 2014 First-Team ACWPC All-America honors ... Voted 2014 MPSF Player of the Year and First-Team All-MPSF ... Recorded 280 saves for a 10.1 saves average ... Her 280 saves ranks second on the single-season UCLA chart ... Made 48 saves in opponents' power play situations and 29 from 2 meters or less ... In 32 starts, she recorded a goals against average of 5.08, allowing 141 goals ... Tied a career-high with 17 saves vs. USC (2/23) ... Recorded 12 games of double-digit saves, including 15 against USC (4/26) and 13 vs. Stanford (2/23) and SJS (2/2) ... In the NCAA Championship, she made a total of 27 saves, including 11 against Stanford in the championship match ... Also recorded 33 assists and 31 steals ... Ranks second on the career saves list with 723 ... Has 68 career steals and 69 career assists ... Earned a spot on the Winter Quarter Director's Honor Roll.
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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.
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).
Redshirted while training with the USA Women’s National Team prior to the 2012 Olympic Games.
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.
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.
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.
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 junior on the Bruins’ team ... Uncle, Brian Battistone, plays professional tennis on the ATP World Tour…History major.
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