Goalie Kate Baldoni named Tournament MVP as Cardinal bags repeat crown
Favorite Stanford Memory: "While in Maryland for NCAAs last year, a handful of us decided to go on a spur-of-the-moment midnight tour of the monuments. We drove into D.C. - narrowly escaping a few wrong turns - and ran up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to see the view of the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building! It was an absolutel blast and a fun way to end the tournament and season!"
As A Junior In 2011: Named to MPSF All-Academic List ... scored 34 goals, fifth-best on the team ... posted a hat trick in season-opening win over Hartwick (1/22) ... scored nine goals in four-game stretch at Michigan Kick-Off from Jan. 22-23 ... scored at least one goal in each of Stanford's first 11 games ... added a goal in 9-6 win over USC in UCI Invitational title game (2/27) ... scored in 5-2 win over UCLA (3/26) ... added a goal in 9-8 overtime win at USC (4/2) ... scored twice in win over San Jose State (4/22) ... netted six goals in MPSF third-place game win over San Jose State (4/22) ... scored a goal in each of Stanford's three wins at the National Collegiate Championship from May 13-15.
Summer 2010: Played for Stanford Water Polo Club at 20 Under and Open Nationals ... was named All-America honorable mention at 20Us ... coached at Stanford water polo camps ... spent time with her family in Boston.
As a Sophomore in 2010: Named to MPSF All-Academic List ... tied for third on team with 35 goals ... scored twice in three of four games at Stanford Invitational, against Michigan (2/6) as well as San Jose State and California (2/7) ... netted four goals in win over Sonoma State (2/13) ... tallied a pair in 10-4 win at San Jose State (2/20) ... added two goals in opening game of UCI Invitational against UC San Diego (2/27) ... posted another two-goal game in win over San Diego State (3/5) ... scored twice in road win at UCLA (3/27) ... scored twice in National Collegiate Championship quarterfinal win over Pomona-Pitzer (5/14) ... added goal in semifinal win over California (5/15).
Summer 2009: Played for Stanford Water Polo Club that won 20/U and senior national championships ... named to 20/U All-America First Team ... coached at Stanford water polo camps.
As a Freshman in 2009: Tied for sixth on the team and second among freshmen with 27 goals ... three hat tricks among seven multi-goal games ... scored twice in 12-10 overtime loss to USC at Stanford Invitational (2/7) ... posted first hat trick with three goals in 19-4 win over UC Santa Cruz ... followed that up with second hat trick, this one against UC San Diego at the Irvine Invitational (2/21) ... netted a pair in 12-11 sudden-death overtime win against USC in Irvine Invitational title game ... scored twice in 16-8 win over San Jose State (2/28) ... found the back of the cage twice in 13-6 MPSF Tournament quarterfinal win over San Diego State (4/24) ... scored four goals in National Collegiate Championship quarterfinal win over Marist (5/8).
High School: A 2008 graduate of Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton, Calif. ... competed for the swimming and water polo teams all four years ... captained the water polo team in 2007 ... led team to Central Coast Section Division II title as a senior ... helped team to at least a share of the West Catholic Athletic League title in all four of her seasons ... took home CCS Division II Water Polo Player of the Year honors in 2007 ... earned a spot on the NISCA All-America First Team ... named the Palo Alto Daily News' 2007 High School Female Water Polo Player of the Year ... named MVP of the 2007 CCS Division II Senior All-Star Team ... selected to the All-CIF CCS First Team from 2005-07 ... two-time All-WCAL First Team pick (2006-07) ... led team in scoring from 2005-07 ... earned All-America honors as part of the record-breaking 4x100-yard relay team in as a senior ... has played for Stanford Water Polo Club from 1999 to the present ... helped team to bronze medal at the 2008 Nationals and 2007 Junior Olympics ... was part of 20/U squads that captured the title at Nationals in 2006 and 2007 ... named U.S. Club Championships MVP in 2007 ... USA Water Polo All-America selection from 2005-07 ... named to the All-America First Teams at the Junior Olympics and 20/U Nationals in 2007.
Personal: Born in Livingston, N.J. ... parents' names are Satish and Pushpa ... has one older brother, Siddharth, who played water polo at UC San Diego from 2004-08 ... enjoys playing volleyball, photography, and "dance-partying"... human biology major and contemplating a minor in psychology ... wants to pursue a career in research, but is undecided as to what field.