Stephania Haralabidis’ fifth goal of the game nets the title for the Trojans in an 8-7 win over Stanford.
Trojans take a perfect 25-0 record into the 2016 NCAA Championship game against Stanford tomorrow in Westwood.
Haralabidis is the eighth Trojan to be named MPSF Women’s Player of the Year, leading six All-MPSF honorees from USC.
Trojan juniors are in line for collegiate water polo's highest honor.
Freshman goalie anchored a stingy USC defense in MPSF championship run; Brigitta Games & Stephania Haralabidis also earn all-tourney honors.
This season: Haralabidis enters her third season at USC ranked No. 16 all-time in scoring at USC with 122 career goals.
2015: Haralabidis was USC’s second leading scorer with 64 goals as a sophomore... Named a Second Team All-American and to the All-MPSF Second Team... Scored in 26 games with 20 multiple-goal outings... Scored a season-high five goals in three games, going back-to-back with five goals scored vs. CSUN and UC Irvine... Scored four goals at the MPSF Tournament and four during the NCAA Tournament.
2014: Haralabidis was USC’s second leading scorer with 58 goals in her freshman season... Earned All-America Honorable Mention and was named to the MPSF All-Newcomer Team... Her 58 goals scored was the 10th most in a single season at USC... Scored in 25 games with 17 multiple-goal outings, including a career-high six goals scored vs. Bakersfield at the MPSF Tournament... Scored four goals during the NCAA Tournament... A two-time MPSF Newcomer of the Week.
National TeamS: Haralabidis has competed on both the Junior and Senior National Teams for Greece… Won a bronze medal with Greece at the 2012 FINA World Championships in China... Won gold at the 2012 Junior European Championships in Australia… Also won gold at the 2011 Junior European Championships in Spain... Was named MVP of the 2011 Junior European Championship.
High School: Haralabidis attended Corona Del Mar High in Newport Beach for her senior year… Member of the CIF Championship team in 2013… Played club for Tritonas Amarousiou in Greece and for Corona del Mar and Socal in California.
Personal: Haralabidis is majoring in international relations and minoring in marketing… Parents are Janet Scott and Babis Haralabidis… Has two sisters, her twin, Ioanna, and older sister, Anastasia… Ioanna also is on the USC women’s water polo team... Favorite foods are soublaki and mousake… Hopes to travel the world and see new places… Hopes to play in the Olympics… Born May 19, 1995.