Courtney Mathewson
Courtney Mathewson

Player Profile

Anaheim Hills, Calif.

High School:



Recipient of the 2008 Peter J. Cutino Award, an honor bestowed upon the top female and male collegiate water polo players in the nation...also earned NCAA Division I Player of the Year honors, as announced by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches; extended UCLA's streak to four Player of the Year selections (Natalie Golda, 2005; Kelly Rulon, 2006 and 2007)...finished her career at UCLA having scored 11 goals in NCAA Tournament of five seniors to have led UCLA to the NCAA Championship in each of her four seasons.

Played in all 33 matches...captured NCAA Division I Player of the Year honors, as announced by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches...earned MPSF Co-Player of the Year honors with classmate Jillian Kraus...gained first-team All-NCAA Tournament honors, totaling four goals in the final two tournament matches...scored 54 goals on 93 attempts, scoring at a team-leading 58 percent rate...also totaled 53 steals, second-most on the club, and 39 assists...won 25 sprints and made five blocks...scored three goals in UCLA's 11-4 win over UC Davis in the NCAA semifinals...also added one goal in the Bruins' 6-3 win over Stanford in the NCAA Championship match...named a first-team All-NCAA Tournament selection...scored at least one goal in 28 of 33 matches...logged 16 multiple-goal efforts, including two season-high four-goal games (at USC, March 14; vs. Hawaii, April 26).

Played in all 30 matches...earned ACWPC second-team All-America accolades...also captured All-MPSF second-team honors...scored 35 goals on 59 attempts, scoring at a team-best 59 percent clip...registered 29 steals, 13 assists and 12 earned exclusions...scored three goals in UCLA's 5-4 NCAA Championship victory against Stanford...also tallied two goals against USC in the NCAA semifinals...scored one goal in 20 matches, including the Bruins' final five games...posted 11 multi-goal efforts...scored three goals in four matches.

Played in all 33 matches...scored 12 goals on 32 attempts...recorded 18 steals and eight assists...score the game-winning goal with one second remaining against USC in the NCAA Championship game, handing the Bruins a 9-8 victory...totaled two goals in the NCAA Tournament...recorded a season-high two goals against Occidental (March 26).

Played in 23 matches...scored 10 goals on 21 attempts...also collected 14 steals and six assists...posted a season-high four goals against Colorado State (Jan. 29)...scored goals in seven games.

High School
Four-year letterwinner in water polo and swimming at Canyon High School under head coaches Matt Slevcove and Steve Anderson, respectively...earned All-CIF and All-Century League accolades each of her four seasons...captured All-America honors in 2003 and 2004...gained second-team All-Orange County Team honors as a sophomore and junior; captured first-team All-Orange County Team accolades as a senior...gained Canyon High School MVP honors each of four years in water polo, three years in swimming...participated with the SoCal club water polo team; finished second with the 2003 Junior National and Senior National teams.

Full name: Courtney Lynn Mathewson...born September 14, 1986 in Orange, one of Roger and Sharon Mathewson's two daughters...has one sister, Lauren, who competes on the Loyola Marymount swimming team...sociology major.

Courtney Mathewson's Career Statistics
2005 23 10 21 48% 6 14
2006 33 12 32 38% 8 18
2007 30 35 59 59% 13 29
2008 33 54 93 58% 39 53
Totals 119 111 205 54% 66 114