UCLA Women's Water Polo BIO
Megan Burmeister
Player Profile:
Megan Burmeister 1267247
Position: Defender
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Menlo Park, Calif.
High School: Menlo

Started all 33 matches...scored 14 goals on 51 attempts...captured honorable mention All-America honors...earned MPSF All-Academic accolades for the second consecutive season...also totaled nine steals, seven earned exclusions, five assists and three blocks...scored in 12 matches, including a season-high two goals against Indiana (Feb. 6) at the Stanford Invitational...scored one goal in UCLA's NCAA Tournament victories over Indiana (May 13) and USC (May 15).

Played in all 30 matches, making 28 starts...scored 16 goals on 66 attempts...earned ACWPC All-Academic honors as an "excellent" selection...also secured MPSF All-Academic honors...finished third on the team with 20 steals...also collected five assists, three earned exclusions and two blocks...scored in 14 matches, including a season-high two goals in two games - versus Cal State Northridge (Feb. 13) and against Arizona State (March 13)...scored one goal in UCLA's 7-6 win over Stanford in a semifinal match at the MPSF Tournament.

Played in all 31 matches, making two starts...scored 11 goals on 38 attempts (28.9 percent)...collected 14 steals, seven earned exclusions, three blocks and three assists...scored UCLA's most dramatic goal of the season, converting on a 6-on-5 opportunity with one second to play in a 12-11 victory over Stanford (May 9) in the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament...finished that game with two goals...totaled three two-goal efforts and scored at least one goal in eight matches - also scored two goals against Long Beach State at the UC Irvine Invitational (Feb. 21) and against Hartwick (March 26).

Played in 27 matches...scored 10 goals on 22 attempts (45.5 percent)...recorded nine steals and seven assists...tallied a season-high two goals against San Diego State (April 12)...scored in nine matches...recorded first collegiate goal against Colorado State at the Michigan Invitational (Jan. 27).

High School
Four-year varsity water polo and swimming letterwinner under head coaches Kyle Utsumi and Jenny Booth (water polo) and Terrence O'Malley (swimming)...four-time Menlo School Female Athlete of the Year...helped lead Menlo to CIF-CCS titles in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and Peninsula Athletic League championships in 2003, 2004 and 2005...earned all-league honors in 2004 and 2005; captured All-CIF accolades in 2006, in addition to being named Peninsula Athletic League and CIF-CCS Player of the Year...gained first-team high school All-American honors in 2006-07...led Menlo with 80 goals her senior season...as a swimmer, finished 10th in the 100-yard breastroke in the CIF-CCS in 2006, placed 11th in 2007.

Competed for the Stanford Water Polo Club...helped win a bronze medal at the 2005 and 2007 Junior Olympics...earned Junior Olympic All-America honors in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007...led club team to the 2006 and 2007 J.O. National Championship...also competed for the Youth National Training Team in 2005 and 2006.

Full name: Megan J Burmeister...born July 25, 1989 in Palo Alto, Calif...Megan is the youngest of Bob and Laurie Burmeister's three children...has one older sister, Allison, and one older brother, Robbie...political science major.

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