Women's Water Polo

    Anni Espar
    Anni Espar


    Barcelona, Spain

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    Gold, Silver & Bronze For Women of Troy In Russia

    USC is represented on every level of the podium at FINA World Cup.


    Women of Troy Dig In For FINA World Cup Competition

    USC is represented on three teams in action in Russia this week.


    USC's Daube & Vavic Win Junior World Championship Gold

    Team USA's Trojans add a gold medal to their 2013 NCAA championship.


    Trojan Teammates Tangle Again For International Gold

    Women of Troy representing USA and Spain play for gold tomorrow at FINA Junior World Championships.


    Medals For All! Trojans Fill Podium At FINA World Championships

    Anni Espar gets the gold with Spain; Jayde Appel and Hannah Buckling earn silver with Australia; Flora Bolonyai wins bronze with Hungary.

    2013: Anni Espar played one season at USC, serving up the game-winning goal in the third sudden-death period to secure USC's 2013 NCAA Championship... Scored 31 goals, including six at the NCAA Tournament and six at the MPSF Tournament... Named to All-America First Team, All-MPSF First Team, NCAA All-Tournament First Team and MPSF All-Tournament Team... Scored in 15 games with 12 multiple-goal outings, including a career-high four goals vs. Stanford in the UCI Invitational championship victory... Named MPSF Player of the Week on Feb. 25 after USC's championship run at the UCI Invitational.

    NATIONAL TEAMS: Espar was the second leading scorer at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, where she won a silver medal as a member of Spain's Olympic Team... In 2013, won gold with Spain at the FINA World Championships and silver with the junior team at the FINA Junior World Championships... Named European Women's Water Polo Player of the Year in 2012... Also selected 2012 Diari Sport Breakout Athlete... In 2011 was a member of the Diari Sport Best Catalan Team of the Year... Also competed for the Spanish National Team at the 2011 European Cup, where Spain won gold... Also was a member of Spain's 2011 FINA Junior World Championship gold-medal team.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Espar played club for C.E. Mediterrani and C.N. Sabadell... Won two national league championships, four Catalan Cup titles and three Spanish Cups... Was the top scorer at the Spanish Cup... An honor student.

    PERSONAL: Espar has not yet decided on a major... Parents are Anna and Xesco... Has two siblings, Pol and Clara... Says playing in the 2012 Olympic Games was her most thrilling sports moment... Enjoys traveling, going to the beach, reading, shopping and watching sports in her free time... Lists Xavi Hernandez as her biggest sports hero... Favorite foods are Italian and Mediterranean... Born Jan. 8, 1993.