Eike Daube & Monica Vavic Named to U.S. Junior National Team|
July 23, 2013
Before hitting the pool for their junior seasons as Trojans, USC women's water polo players Eike Daube and Monica Vavic are bound for international waters as members of the U.S. Junior National Team. Fresh off winning the 2013 NCAA Championship with the Women of Troy, Daube and Vavic have been named to the USA roster for the upcoming 2013 FINA Junior World Championships, which will be held Aug. 19-25 in Volos, Greece.
In her sophomore season at Troy, Eike Daube rifled in 23 goals for the Women of Troy, including a career-high five goals in a win over CSU Bakersfield. A member of USC's 2013 NCAA Championship squad, Daube's strength and skill has secured her spot on the U.S. Junior National Team roster for her first venture into international competition with this trip to Greece for Junior Worlds.
Monica Vavic was USC's and the conference's top scorer with 77 goals in 2013 and was named a First Team All-American as well as a finalist for the Peter J. Cutino Award. She spent time earlier this summer playing with the U.S. Senior National Team before this selection to the roster for the FINA Junior World Championships. Vavic also competed with the U.S. Junior National Team at the 2008 Junior Pan American Games.
For more information on the U.S. Junior National Team's trip to Greece, go to usawaterpolo.org.