Dec. 8, 2003
UCLA women's water polo coach Adam Krikorian has signed four student-athletes to national letters of intent, three of which are members of the USA National Youth Team.
Monique Blanchard (Riverside, CA/Riveside Poly HS) plays utility and was the CIF Player of the Year as a junior. Regarded as one of the top five recruits in the nation, she is a member of the USA National Youth Team and has been a USA Jr. All-American the past two years.
Jillian Kraus (Santa Ana, CA/Foothill High) plays utility and has helped her high school team to three consecutive CIF titles while also earning All-CIF Honors. She is a member of the USA National Youth Team and was a Junior Olympic All-American in both the 14 and 16-year old age brackets.
Courtney Mathewson (Anaheim, CA/Canyon HS) is a driver and is a two-time All-CIF player. She is also an All-CIF sprinter and has scored over 200 goals in her first three years of high school competition.
Brittany Rowe (San Diego, CA/University City HS) is an All-CIF selection at University City HS as a utility player. She is also a member of the USA National Youth Team and has excelled at both the high school and club levels.