Dec. 17, 2001
At the fourth FINA Junior World Women's Water Polo Championships, freshman Amber Stachowski led the US to a gold medal. Stachowski led the US team with four goals in the 10-9 overtime victory over Australia. Thalia Munro also contributed a goal in the win.
In the semifinal match-up against Russia, the US came from behind to win 7-5. That win advanced the US to the gold medal game. Bruin scorers in that game were Ashley Stachowski, Amber Stachowski, Thalia Munro and Maureen Flanagan.