Women's Water Polo

    Moriah Van Norman
    Moriah  Van Norman


    San Diego, Calif.

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    THIS SEASON: Moriah Van Norman enters her final season at USC with 163 career goals.

    2005: Van Norman was third on the team in scoring with 40 goals in her junior season... Named First Team All-American and Second Team All-MPSF... Named First Team All-NCAA Tournament... Named "Star of the Month" by the Breitbard Athletic Foundation on behalf of the San Diego Hall of Champions in June... Tallied four hat tricks in 2005.. Topped out with a four-goal game vs. Cal State San Bernardino on Feb. 5, 2005.

    2004: As a 2004 sophomore, Van Norman finished second on the team in scoring with 58 goals and became the second player in USC women's water polo history to win the Peter J. Cutino Award as the nation's top collegiate women's player... In leading the Women of Troy to the national championship, Van Norman was named as MPSF Player of the Year and earned All-America and All-MPSF first team honors... Earned NCAA All-Tournament first team honors... Led USC with four goals in a 12-10 overtime win on March 27 at Long Beach State... Scored a team-high four goals in a 12-6 win on Feb. 12 against Hartwick.

    2003: Van Norman earned All-America and All-MPSF second team honors in her 2003 freshman season after leading the team in scoring with 65 goals... Scored a team-high three goals on April 19 in a 7-6 win at Loyola Marymount... Scored five goals in a match twice during the season (April 12 vs. Occidental and March 14 vs. California)... Scored four goals on April 9 in a 13-6 MPSF win against UC Irvine... Scored three goals in an 8-6 MPSF win on Feb. 21 at UCLA.

    NATIONAL TEAMS: Van Norman is a member of the U.S. National Team... Recently finished as the third-best center at the 2005 World Championships, scoring four goals out of two meters and eight overall... Team won silver at the 2005 World Championships... As a member of the U.S. Junior National Team, won gold at the 2005 FINA Junior World Championships and silver at the 2003 FINA Junior World Championships... Also played with the 2002 Pan-American Games championship team and went to Holland as a member of the U.S. National "B" Team.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Van Norman earned four-time All-American honors at University High in San Diego, Calif... Named CIF Player of the Year and league most valuable player in her senior season.

    PERSONAL: Van Norman is majoring in creative writing... Parents are James and Marsha... Has two brothers, Josh and Jordan, and one sister, Sarah.... Birthdate is May 30, 1984.