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:
    3V

    02/14/2015

    No. 3 USC Whips Up Two Powerful Wins To Wrap Lancer Invite

    Monica Vavic lead the charge with a program-record nine goals scored vs. Pomona-Pitzer.

    02/13/2015

    No. 3 USC Tops Two Teams At Lancer Invitational

    Trojans beat Cal Baptist 14-3 and Redlands 31-0 in back-to-back action.

    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.

    01/20/2015

    Monica Vavic Kicks Off 2015 As MPSF Player of the Week

    Senior grabs her fourth career pick after a career-high start to the season.

    06/16/2014

    Six Women of Troy Land All-American Honors

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

    THIS SEASON: Monica Vavic enters her final season at USC as one of the most dangerous scorers and distributors in the collegiate game. Holding 191 career goals to start the year, Vavic ranks as USC's No. 7 all-time leading scorer.

    2014: Vavic was USC's top scorer again with 75 goals scored in 2014... Her 75 goals was the fourth most in a single season at USC... Named to the All-American First Team to the All-MPSF First Team for the third consecutive season... Also selected to the NCAA All-Tournament First Team... Scored in 27 games with 24 multiple-goal outings, including a new career high of six goals scored in the season opener vs. Sonoma State... Scored eight goals at the MPSF Tournament and eight goals at the NCAA Tournament, including two in the semifinal and three in the third-place game... Named MPSF Player of the Week on March 24.

    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 is majoring in communication... Parents are Jovan and Lisa... Has three brothers, Nikola, Marko and Stefan... Jovan is the head coach of both the USC men's and women's water polo teams... Nikola was a member of the USC men's 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.