USC Women Welcome Five Newcomers To The Pool|
Nov. 25, 2014
The USC women's water polo grows five Trojans stronger for the 2016 season thanks to the addition to a solid class of newcomers who signed national letters of intent in the past week. USC head coach Jovan Vavic is proud to announce the addition of water polo standouts Courtney Fahey, Mackenzie Flath, Dagmar Gudmundsson, Amanda Longan and Brooke Presten to the Trojan family.
The well-balanced group of new Trojans bring some extra defensive savvy to the pool for Vavic, who touts the newcomers' versatility in the water.
"These five girls are very athletic, all of them. It's one of the most athletic classes I've ever had," Vavic said. "It's also a great defensive group. Amanda is a long, quick and very talented goalie, and the others are also very versatile. All of them can play at every position, including two-meter defense."
Amanda Longan comes to Troy out of Oaks Christian High School, bringing her 6-2 frame to help fill the goal for the Trojans. The accomplished goalie has been on the U.S. Cadet National Team and helped push her Oaks Christian team to the league championship in 2014.
Dagmar Gudmundsson is a 6-0 utility player with experience on the U.S. Youth National team. After a powerful season for her Hanford West High School team, Gudmundsson was named to the Fresno Bee's First Team.
Courtney Fahey, Mackenzie Flath and Brooke Presten all hail from the Bay Area. Fahey and Flath have been teammates at Monte Vista High School in Danville, both playing largely as utility players. Fahey was selected to the East Bay First Team, and Flath has been an all-league second team pick. Presten, meanwhile, is another U.S. Cadet National Team member. She has starred for Campolindo High School in Moraga and stands out as a strong two-meter defender from Northern California.
Vavic is eager to get this new class of standouts in the water. They will come to USC as freshmen in 2015-16 to join forces for the 2016 women's water polo season.