Women's Water Polo


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    Melanie Slater
    Melanie  Slater

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Long Beach, Calif.

    High School:
    Wilson HS

    Height:
    5-7

    Position:
    Goalie

    Experience:
    3V

    Major:
    Law, History & Culture

    02/17/2016

    Top-Ranked Trojans Return Home Triumphant To Face CSUN On Saturday

    Ranked No. 1 in the land for the first time since 2014, USC hosts the Matadors at 1 p.m. at Uytengsu Aquatics Center.

    02/11/2016

    2016 USC WOMEN’S WATER POLO SEASON OUTLOOK

    The Women of Troy have a depth charge of versatility that have them in prime position for a run at the 2016 title.

    05/04/2015

    USC Suits Up For NCAA Tournament At Stanford

    Women of Troy take aim at a fifth national championship as NCAA action runs May 8-10 at Avery Aquatic Center.

    04/22/2015

    USC Grips No. 3 Seed For 2015 MPSF Tournament Action

    Women of Troy head to Tempe, Ariz., to start their postseason path, looking for a fifth MPSF title.

    02/05/2015

    2015 USC Women's Water Polo Season Outlook

    Women of Troy take aim at a run to a 12th consecutive NCAA Tournament trip.

    This season: Melanie Slater enters her final season at USC.

    2016: Slater did not compete in her junior season.

    2015: Slater appeared in three games as a sophomore... Collected five saves and allowed just four goals in her four periods of work... Had a career-high four saves in  one period vs. Cal State Northridge.

    2014: Slater appeared in seven games as a true freshman... Collected 12 saves and allowed just 10 goals in her nine periods of work... Topped out with two three-save outings.

    High School: Slater played water polo at Wilson High in Long Beach… Was the starting goalie as a sophomore, junior and senior… Earned all-academic honors all four years… Named league Player of the Year as a senior… Selected to the Long Beach Telegram Dream Team… Graduated with over 500 hours of community service… Voted Top 25 Most Involved Senior Girls… An honor student… Played club for Huntington Beach Water Polo Club, Long Beach Shore and Trojan Water Polo Club.

    Personal: Slater is majoring in law, history and culture… Parents are Dan and Janet, both of whom graduated from USC in the class of 1988… Has four younger siblings, Murphy, Kirby, Lily and Claire… Brother Murphy is a member of the USC men’s water polo team... Lists Cristiano Ronaldo as her biggest sports hero… Would like to one day visit Bora Bora and Australia… Born Jan. 12, 1995.