|| Kira Hillman
Favorite Stanford Memory: "Laying out at Avery before practice trying desperately to get rid of our one-piece tan lines and admitting defeat instantaneously. Hanging out getting updates on everyone's lives and Susan's cats everyday in the media room. Biking to weights shivering at 6:30 in the morning, knowing the rest of the school will be asleep for another 3 hours. Traveling to Away games, wearing our warm-ups and being asked if we are the Stanford volleyball team. Playing big games in the best pool in the nation, seeing what new slurs our friends have painted on their chests this time."
As a Senior In 2009: Fourth on the team with 33 goals ... named MPSF Player of the Week on April 6 ... posted three hat tricks among her eight multi-goal games ... scored twice in season-opening win at Santa Clara (1/29) ... posted a pair of goals in 16-6 win over UC San Diego at Irvine Invitational (2/21) ... scored twice in 16-8 win over San Jose State (2/28) ... notched first hat trick of the season in 14-7 win at UC Irvine (3/26) ... had two goals in 9-8 Senior Day win at UCLA, which earned her MPSF Player of the Week honor (4/3) ... posted hat trick in 9-8 victory at California (4/11) ... scored twice in MPSF Tournament title game loss to USC (4/26) ... had a hat trick in National Collegiate Championship quarterfinal win over Marist (5/8).
Summer 2008: Competed with Stanford Club Team ... Helped team to a third-place finish at Senior Nationals ... worked as a tour guide of the Stanford campus.
As a Junior In 2008: Finished fourth on the team with 39 goals ... posted 12 multi-goal games, including four hat tricks ... netted a pair of goals in Stanford Invitational win against Arizona State (2/9) ... scored twice more against California (2/10) before posting first hat trick against Hawai'i (2/10) to finish Stanford Invitational with seven goals in four games ... tallied five goals in four Irvine Invitational contests, including two goals against both UC San Diego (2/23) and USC (2/24) ... scored a goal in seven straight games from March 1-24 ... highlights of that streak include hat trick against UCSB (3/7), two goals against UCLA (3/8) and Hawai'i (3/24) ... netted three goals in 6-5 win over California (4/11) ... scored three goals at the National Collegiate Championship, netting one against Marist (5/9) and two against UC Davis (5/11) ... earned spots on ACWPC Academic All-America list and MPSF All-Academic list.
Summer 2007: Played with Stanford Club Team ... Helped team to a second 20 and under national Championship with Stanford Water Polo Club ... Earned Tournament Most Valuable Player ... Got a 4th place finish in Nationals.
As a Sophomore in 2007: Named to AWPCA and MPSF All-Academic teams ... scored 20 goals while helping team to national runner-up finish and 27-3 record ... scored first goal of the year in 15-8 win over San Jose State (2/3) ... added goals in three straight wins, against CS Northridge (2/18), Michigan (2/24), and USC (2/25) ... scored twice in wins over Santa Clara and Maryland (3/25) ... scored twice in a crucial 3-0 run that led to a 10-8 win over California (4/20) ... netted a goal in MPSF Championship game against UCLA (4/29) ... scored a goal in each of Stanford's three NCAA Tournament contests (5/11-13).
Summer 2006: Played for the Stanford Club Team ... Helped the team to a first place finish at the USA Water Polo Junior National Championships ... Earned First Team All-American honors ... Team took second place at the National Championships ... Also named a First-Team All-American.
As a Freshman in 2006: Scored three times in her rookie season on the Farm ... Helped the team to its fourth MPSF Championship and a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships ... First collegiate goal came in season-opener against Pacific (2/4) ... Contributed a goal in Cardinal win over Long Beach State (3/5) ... Netted a goal in the first round of the NCAA Championships against Marist (5/12).
Summer 2005: Competed for the San Diego Shores at the U-20 USA Water Polo National Championships, helping the squad to a third-place finish and selected as an Honorable Mention All-American ... Traveled to Barcelona, Spain with the Shores ... Also competed with the Shores at the 18/U Junior Olympics, assisting in a first-place finish and earning Second-Team All-Tournament honors.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in both swimming and water polo ... Named the Carlsbad High School Female Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Named All-North County in 2003, 2004 and 2005 ... All-CIF in 2004 and 2005 ... 2005 All-Avocado League Player of the Year ... Member of the Carlsbad High School record-holding 400 freestyle relay team.
Personal: Born in Glendale, Calif. ... Daughter of Ken and Kristy Hillman ... has a 16-year-old brother named Kellen ... human biology major with concentration in social and health inequalities ... enjoys going to the beach, dancing, singing, tour guiding and doing crossword puzzles.