Women's Water Polo

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    Flora Bolonyai
    Flora Bolonyai

    Class:
    Graduated

    Hometown:
    Budapest, Hungary

    High School:
    Elte Trefort A'Goston

    Height:
    5-11

    Position:
    Goalie

    Experience:
    3V

    THIS SEASON: 2012 Olympian Flora Bolonyai enters her final season at USC as one of the best goalies in the game, ranked No. 2 all-time in career saves at USC.

    2013: Bolonyai played in all 28 games as a junior... Named NCAA Tournament MVP after a career-high 17 saves in the national championship victory... Also named to All-America First Team and All-MPSF First Team... Finished with 222 saves (8.38 per game and allowed 135 goals (5.09 goals-against per game)... Averaged 11.3 saves per game during the MPSF and NCAA tournaments... Named to MPSF All-Tournament Team... Became the first USC water polo player to earn Capital One Academic All-America First Team award... Named an MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete and earned AWPCA All-Academic honors... A preseason selection as an NCAA.com Player to Watch.

    2012: Bolonyai played in 26 games as a sophomore... Named to All-America Second Team and All-MPSF Second Team... Selected MPSF Player of the Week on March 26 after matching her career high of 13 saves vs. ASU... Averaged over 10 saves per game during the MPSF and NCAA tournaments... Named to NCAA All-Tournament Second Team... Finished with 209 saves (8.6 saves per game) and allowed 127 goals (5.2 goals-against per game)... Named an MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete and earned AWPCA All-Academic honors.

    2011: Bolonyai played in all 27 games as a true freshman... Earned All-America Honorable Mention... She finished with 212 saves (7.9 saves per game) and allowed 182 goals (6.7 goals-against per game)... Set her career high with 13 saves on Feb. 26 vs. San Diego State... Averaged 10.0 saves per game at the 2011 NCAA Tournament... Also earned AWPCA All-Academic honors.

    NATIONAL TEAMS: Bolonyai is a member of the Hungarian National Team... Won bronze at the 2013 World Championships... After helping Hungary to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games, went on to play in the London Games and become a first-time Olympian as Hungary finished fourth at the Games... Also has been a member of the Junior National Team... Won silver with Hungary at the 2011 Junior World Championships in Italy... Finished fourth at the 2009 Junior World Championships.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Bolonyai played club for ASI and UUSE in Hungary... Won the Junior Hungarian Championship in 2008-2009 and in 2009-2010.

    PERSONAL: Bolonyai is majoring in economics and mathematics... Parents are Orsolya and Gabor... Has three siblings, Blanka, Bori and Luca... Enjoys reading and baking in her spare time... Would like to travel to South America and New Zealand... After graduation, hopes to earn money to take a trip around the world... Born April 5, 1991.