1. What are your high school/college graduation years?
I graduated from Castilleja School in 2005 and Harvard University in 2009
2. Do you still play water polo?
Sometimes… but now just for fun
3. Did you play water polo in college? What was it like?
I did play water polo in college, and being on the team at Harvard was the highlight of those four years. I will say though that it was very different than in high school. I was a goalie and during my club years I played in almost every game. In college, I spent my first year as the 1A goalie behind a very talented senior… At first I was ticked off! I loved playing! I loved starting! But I quickly realized that I could learn a ton from the older girls on the team, and by the time I was a sophomore I was even more prepared to start in goal. Of course I missed the sun and the outdoor pools, but the girls on the HWWP team quickly became my best friends and closest confidants. I wouldn’t have traded that experience for anything–not national championships, not more wins, and not more time in the sun. Now that I am a few years out of college, I realize that it’s not about the games you win and the trophies you bring home, it’s about the friends you make and your development as a teammate. Your ability to work and grow within a team will be invaluable no matter what you pursue down the road, and your teammates will always be there supporting you both in and out of the pool.
4. What team was your rival when you played for Stanford?
Oh my, I can’t remember all of them… they were definitely from SoCal…
5. Where do you live now?