Trojans take down Hawai'i 16-9 in NCAA Semifinals to play it all in Boston.
Sophomore is in line for collegiate water polo's highest honor.
Trojans score 27 unanswered goals to beat Pomona-Pitzer in NCAA First Round.
Top-seeded Women of Troy take aim at a fourth national championship this week in Boston.
Monica Vavic is MPSF Player of the Year; Jovan Vavic named MPSF Coach of the Year.
THIS SEASON: Monica Vavic enters her second season at USC as one of the most dangerous scorers and distributors in the collegiate game.
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 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.