Women's Water Polo

    Jayde Appel
    Jayde Appel


    Sydney, Australia

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    USC Wraps Up NCAA Action With Third Place Win Over Cal

    Trojans tack up an 11-8 victory over the Golden Bears to finish 2014 with a 26-4 record.


    No. 1 USC Captures First Crown Of 2014, Winning Triton Invitational Title

    Trojans beat ASU and UC Irvine on the final day to tally a perfect start to 2014.


    No. 1 USC Surges Into Triton Invitational Semifinals

    Trojans register the sixth shutout win in program history with 13-0 win over Cal State Northridge.


    2014 USC Women's Water Polo Season Outlook

    The Women of Troy are feverishly focused on defending their NCAA crown - this year in their home pool.


    USC's Daube & Vavic Win Junior World Championship Gold

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

    THIS SEASON: Jayde Appel enters her second season of competition at USC.

    2013: Appel was fourth on the team in scoring in her first season of competition at USC with 33 goals... Scored six goals at the NCAA Tournament, including a hat trick in the NCAA Semifinals... Scored in 17 games with 11 multiple-goal outings... Set career high with five hat tricks during the year... Named MPSF Newcomer of the Week on March 11.

    NATIONAL TEAMS: Appel is a member of the Australian National Team... Won silver at the 2013 FINA World Championships... Also competed for the Australian Junior National Team at the 2013 FINA Junior World Championships... Won bronze at the 2011 Junior World Championships.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Appel attended Meriden Girls School in Sydney, Australia... Won the 2011 New South Wales CIS Blue Award... Played for Cronulla Sharks and Balmain Tigers... Won under-16 and under-18 national championships with Cronulla.

    PERSONAL: Appel has not yet decided on a major... Parents are Bret and Joanne... Has two sisters, Samantha and Bre... Bre was a member of the Australian National Team... Enjoys family vacations in her free time... Lists Muhammad Ali as her biggest sports hero... Would like to travel to Greece, South Africa and Bora Bora... Has always wanted to cage dive with sharks... Hopes to travel through Europe and play professional water polo after graduation... Born May 27, 1994.