Women's Water Polo

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    Monica Vavic
    Monica Vavic

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

    High School:
    Palos Verdes HS

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    Driver

    Experience:
    2V

    06/16/2014

    Six Women of Troy Land All-American Honors

    Flora Bolonyai finishes her Trojan career as a four-time All-American.

    05/11/2014

    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.

    04/29/2014

    Seven Women of Troy Earn All-MPSF Honors

    Monica Vavic & Kaleigh Gilchrist lead the pack with All-MPSF First Team accolades.

    03/24/2014

    Monica Vavic Named MPSF Player of the Week

    Junior picks up her first weekly honor of the year after a prolific week in Hawai'i.

    02/19/2014

    Brown and Vavic Named USC Student-Athletes of the Week

    Aaron Brown of the men's track & field team and Monica Vavic of the women's water polo team were named USC Student- Athletes of the Week for Feb. 10-17.

    THIS SEASON: Monica Vavic enters her third season at USC as one of the most dangerous scorers and distributors in the collegiate game.

    2013: Vavic scored 77 goals as a sophomore, recording the third most single-season goals in USC history... Named Peter J. Cutino Award finalist... Named the MPSF Player of the Year and to All-America First Team... Selected to MPSF All-Tournament Team... Scored her 100th career goal during USC's 11-6 win over UCLA on April 19... Scored in 27 games with 23 multiple-goal outings... Set career high with five goals vs. Long Beach State on Feb. 15... Scored six goals at the NCAA Tournament and had three straight hat tricks during the MPSF Tournament... A two-time MPSF Player of the Week pick.

    2012: Vavic was USC's second leading scorer with 39 goals as a true freshman... Became the first USC true freshman to be named a First-Team All-American and an All-MPSF First-Team pick since Aniko Pelle did so back in 1999... Scored in 23 different games with 11 multiple-goal efforts... Had a career-high four goals twice, first vs. Hawai'i on Feb. 23 and then again vs. UCLA in the NCAA Semifinals... First career goal was vs. San Jose State on Feb. 4... Also selected to the MPSF All-Newcomer Team and to the MPSF All-Tournament Team... Scored five goals at the NCAA Tournament, earning as place on the NCAA All-Tournament First Team.

    NATIONAL TEAMS: Vavic was named to the U.S. National Team roster for the 2013 FINA Super Final... Won a gold medal as a member of the USA Team at the 2013 FINA Junior World Championships... Was a member of the U.S. Youth National Team... Competed at 2008 Junior Pan American Games.

    HIGH SCHOOL: In two seasons at Palos Verdes High, Vavic was the team's top scorer in 2009 and 2010... Won 2010 CIF championship and earned first team all-CIF honors... A two-time all-league and all-area honoree... Named to 2009 all-CIF second team... Won two league titles... Scored 203 goals in two seasons... Played club for Trojan Water Polo...

    PERSONAL: Vavic has not yet decided on a major, but hopes to pursue a career as either an entertainment lawyer or a sports agent... Parents are Jovan and Lisa... Has three brothers, Nikola, Marko and Stefan... Nikola is a member of the USC men's water polo team... Most thrilling sports moment was watching the USC men win the 2003 national championship... Enjoys being at the beach with friends in her free time... Lists Michael Jordan as her biggest sports hero... Favorite food is gnocchi... Has always wanted to take a photography class and hopes to travel to Spain... Would like to travel and go to law school after graduation... Born March 4, 1994.