Women's Water Polo

    Kaleigh Gilchrist
    Kaleigh Gilchrist


    Newport Beach, Calif.

    High School:
    Newport Harbor HS




    THIS SEASON: Kaleigh Gilchrist enters her final season at USC as an all-around powerhouse for the Trojans.

    2013: Gilchrist was USC's second leading scorer as a junior, tallying 45 goals in 2013... Named to All-America Third Team and All-MPSF Second Team... Selected to NCAA All-Tournament First Team after providing four goals during the 2013 tournament... Scored her 100th career goal during a career-high five-goal outing against CSU Bakersfield in the first round of the MPSF Tournament... Scored in 23 games with 12 multiple-goal outings... Named MPSF Player of the Week on April 22 after a hat trick in USC's 11-6 win over UCLA.

    2012: Gilchrist was USC's top scorer as a sophomore, blasting 47 goals for the Trojans... Scored in 24 different games with 13 multiple-goal efforts, including two career-high five-goal games... First hit five vs. LMU on March 25, and also nailed five on April 20 vs. CSU Bakersfield... Earned All-America Second Team honors and selected to All-MPSF Second Team... Picked MPSF Player of the Week on April 2... Scored four goals at the NCAA Tournament... Named to NCAA All-Tournament First Team.

    2011: Gilchrist scored 15 goals as a true freshman... Scored in 11 different games with three mulitple-goal efforts... Set her career high with a hat trick vs. Maryland on March 25... Scored in USC's NCAA first-round win over UC Irvine.

    NATIONAL TEAMS: Gilchrist is a member of the U.S. National Team.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Gilchrist won a CIF Championship with Newport Harbor in 2008... Named to All-CIF first team in 2009 and 2010... Also named OC Register Athlete of the Year and Water Polo Player of the Year in 2010... Won U.S. Surfing Championship in 2009 and 2010... Four-year member of USA Surf Team... An honor student...Played club for Newport Harbor.

    PERSONAL: Gilchrist is majoring in communication... Parents are John and Jenny... Has one sister, Ali... Lists her CIF water polo and U.S. surfing championships as her most thrilling sports moments... Enjoys surfing and traveling in her free time... Father Sandy was a member of the USC swim team from 1964-68... Born May 16, 1992.