The Bruins defeated Hawai'i 13-8 on the strength of four goals from freshman Rachel Fattal.
Third-ranked UCLA gave its best defensive effort of the season, but lost to No. 2 Stanford in the NCAA semifinals.
The Bruins advance to tomorrow's NCAA Semifinal vs. No. 2 Stanford.
The Bruins and the Tigers square off in Boston at Harvard's Blodgett Pool on Friday, May 10 at 12:30 p.m. (PT)/3:30 p.m. (ET).
Rachel Fattal also joined Sami Hill and Emily Donohoe on the All-MPSF second team while Gisselle Naranjo earned honorable mention accolades.
Redshirted...was 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 (Jan. 23) and against USC (Feb. 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 first-team All-CIF Southern Section Division I honors as a senior (2010), helping lead Dos Pueblos to a perfect 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 CIF-SS Div. I title in 2009 and the Div. II championship in 2008...collected 259 saves, 28 steals and 12 assists as a junior...recorded 337 saves, 39 steals and 23 assists as a sophomore...netted 225 saves and five goals as a freshman...as a swimmer, 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.
Full name: Samantha Nan Sieni Hill...born June 8, 1992 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...uncle, Brian Battistone, plays professional tennis on the ATP World Tour...undeclared major.
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