Natalie Golda Selected UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week

March 10, 2003

Junior center forward Natalie Golda (La Habra, CA/Rosary HS) of the UCLA Women's Water Polo Team was selected as the UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week, for the week of Mar. 3-9.

Golda led UCLA to the team title at the UCSB Invitational Tournament, scoring a tournament-high 10 goals in four Bruin victories. In the Bruins' opening game of the tournament, she scored two goals in a 14-2 win over Redlands. Against Loyola Marymount later that day, she notched a UCLA single-game record six goals as the Bruins defeated the Lions, 12-5. In the semifinals, she helped the third-ranked Bruins upset second-ranked USC, 7-3. And in the championship game against top-ranked Stanford, she scored two goals to lead UCLA to a 7-3 win that gave the Cardinal its first loss of the year. It was UCLA's first win over Stanford in three tries this season.

This is Golda's first UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and her career.

Also nominated: Brandon Averill (baseball), Nikki Blue (w. basketball), Jackie Carleton (w. tennis), Tobias Clemens (m. tennis), Steve Conway (m. golf), Jamie Dantzscher (w. gymnastics), Charlotte Mayorkas (w. golf), Matt McKinney (m. volleyball), Lena Nilsson (w. track & field), Natasha Watley (softball), Ray Young (m. basketball)

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. San Jose State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Redlands
Los Angeles, CA
W, 23 - 2
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Pomona-Pitzer
Los Angeles, CA
W, 25 - 3
Saturday, Apr 09
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 8
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 16 - 6
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 8 (3OT)
Friday, Apr 29
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
W, 10 - 3
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Stanford
Bakersfield, CA
L, 3 - 6
Sunday, May 01
vs. California
Bakersfield, CA
W, 7 - 5
Friday, May 13
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 17 - 4
Saturday, May 14
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 7
Sunday, May 15
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4