Women's Water Polo

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    Kelly Mendoza
    Kelly Mendoza

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Danville, Calif.

    High School:
    Monte Vista HS

    Last College:
    California

    Height:
    5-9

    Position:
    Driver

    Experience:
    1V

    02/08/2014

    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.

    02/07/2014

    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.

    12/09/2013

    Trojans Help Team USA To Victory At Canada Cup

    Kaleigh Gilchrist, Kelly Mendoza and Colleen O'Donnell combine forces for the USA.

    07/22/2013

    Trojans In Action At FINA World Championships

    USC water polo is well represented in Barcelona on an international stage.

    07/22/2013

    Trojans In Action At FINA World Championships

    USC water polo is well represented in Barcelona on an international stage.

    THIS SEASON: Kelly Mendoza enters her second season at USC as a proven force for the Trojans.

    2013: Mendoza scored 23 goals in her first season at USC... Scored four goals at the NCAA Tournament, including one in overtime of the national championship victory... Earned All-America Honorable Mention... Scored in 16 games with six multiple-goal outings... Set career high with a hat trick vs. San Jose State on March 15.

    AT CAL: Mendoza scored 27 goals as a true freshman at Cal in 2011 and added 16 as a sophomore in 2012... Named to 2011 MPSF All-Freshman Team and earned ACWPC All-Academic honors... Scored twice in Cal's 2011 NCAA Semifinal victory over UCLA.

    NATIONAL TEAMS: Mendoza was named an alternate for the U.S. National Team at the 2013 FINA World Championships... Was been a member of the U.S Junior National Team, competing at the 2011 FINA Junior World Championships... Won bronze at the 2009 Junior World Championships... Also won gold with the U.S. Junior National Team at the 2008 Global Championships.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Mendoza was a three-time all-CIF North Coast Section honoree out of Monte Vista High in Danville, Calif.... Also a three-time high school All-American... Won four straight NCS titles as Monte Vista went 107-4 during her high school career... Stands as Monte Vista's all-time leading scorer with 330 career goals... An honor student.

    PERSONAL: Mendoza is majoring in American studies and hopes to pursue a career either as a designer or as a public relations executive... Mother is Maureen O'Toole-Purcell, a 2000 Olympic silver medalist who also attended USC... Enjoys driving along PCH, swimming in the ocean, designing outfits and cooking in her free time... Lists her mother as her biggest sports hero... Has always wanted to stick her hand in a perfectly good cake... Would like to travel to Costa Rica... Born. March 21, 1992.