Tuesday, September 18

Goalkeeper Sami Hill has patrolled the waters on the Hill – specifically, at Spieker Aquatics Center – for four of the past five years. During the one year Hill redshirted in 2012, she trained with the USA Women’s National Team. Now in her redshirt senior season, Hill has already broken UCLA’s career saves record and looks to forge an Olympic career afterwards. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Olympic hopeful Sami Hill strengthens UCLA women’s water polo

Sami Hill never imagined she would play water polo for a program as prestigious as UCLA’s. Yet Hill – now a redshirt senior – has not only asserted herself as a team leader for UCLA, but also positioned herself as an Olympic hopeful. Read more...

Photo: Goalkeeper Sami Hill has patrolled the waters on the Hill – specifically, at Spieker Aquatics Center – for four of the past five years. During the one year Hill redshirted in 2012, she trained with the USA Women’s National Team. Now in her redshirt senior season, Hill has already broken UCLA’s career saves record and looks to forge an Olympic career afterwards. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Goalkeeper Sami Hill has patrolled the waters on the Hill – specifically, at Spieker Aquatics Center – for four of the past five years. During the one year Hill redshirted in 2012, she trained with the USA Women’s National Team. Now in her redshirt senior season, Hill has already broken UCLA’s career saves record and looks to forge an Olympic career afterwards. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior attacker Kodi Hill said despite losing the Stanford Invitational championship to Stanford, the UCLA team is pleased with where it is at this point in the season. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA women’s water polo records three wins at Stanford Invitational

Tied at the half with four goals apiece against Cal on Saturday, the UCLA women’s water polo team faced its biggest competition thus far in the early season at the Stanford Invitational. Read more...

Photo: Junior attacker Kodi Hill said despite losing the Stanford Invitational championship to Stanford, the UCLA team is pleased with where it is at this point in the season. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Junior attacker Kodi Hill said despite losing the Stanford Invitational championship to Stanford, the UCLA team is pleased with where it is at this point in the season. (Daily Bruin file photo)


Redshirt senior goalkeeper Sami Hill ended the UCSB Winter Invitational with 747 career saves, breaking the previous UCLA record. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Women’s water polo maintains win streak at UCSB Winter Invitational

On a two-day, four-game stretch, exhaustion begins to set in and an athlete’s homesickness surfaces. However, whether a team is at home or on the road, the season progresses, and the team has to face the challenges that they’re presented with. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior goalkeeper Sami Hill ended the UCSB Winter Invitational with 747 career saves, breaking the previous UCLA record. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Redshirt senior goalkeeper Sami Hill ended the UCSB Winter Invitational with 747 career saves, breaking the previous UCLA record. (Daily Bruin file photo)

After scoring five goals in last weekend's UCLA Invitational, junior attacker Rachel Fattal and the Bruins will be tested with a two-day four-game road trip at Santa Barbara. Daily Bruin File Photo

Women’s water polo begins season road test with UCSB Invitational

Coming off two overwhelming victories last Saturday, UCLA women’s water polo looks to continue its momentum, while yet again participating in another tournament. Unlike the UCLA Invitational however, the Bruins will be facing four teams within a two-day period. Read more...

Photo: After scoring five goals in last weekend's UCLA Invitational, junior attacker Rachel Fattal and the Bruins will be tested with a two-day four-game road trip at Santa Barbara. Daily Bruin File Photo

After scoring five goals in last weekend's UCLA Invitational, junior attacker Rachel Fattal and the Bruins will be tested with a two-day four-game road trip at Santa Barbara. Daily Bruin File Photo


Although UCLA women's water polo's last season ended in a disappointing 9-5 loss in the NCAA championships, sophomore utility Mackenzie Barr said "things change every year" and the Bruins expect "different experiences" for their potential Stanford rematch in 2015. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA women’s water polo hopes to turn the tides after last season’s defeat

After seeing a 5-2 lead in the national championship game turn into a 9-5 loss, then-sophomore UCLA attacker Rachel Fattal was already thinking ahead to the next season. Read more...

Photo: Although UCLA women's water polo's last season ended in a disappointing 9-5 loss in the NCAA championships, sophomore utility Mackenzie Barr said "things change every year" and the Bruins expect "different experiences" for their potential Stanford rematch in 2015. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Although UCLA women's water polo's last season ended in a disappointing 9-5 loss in the NCAA championships, sophomore utility Mackenzie Barr said "things change every year" and the Bruins expect "different experiences" for their potential Stanford rematch in 2015. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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