|| Heather West
Favorite Stanford Memory:"One of my best Stanford memories is from my freshman dorm. We all went to one of the events for New Student Orientation (NSO) and were getting in huge cheering contests with the other dorms. That was when I realized I had come to a place that would always have something exciting and new to offer me with plenty of interesting people to experience all those new things right along with me."
As a Senior in 2009: Scored 11 goals, including four multi-goal performances ... scored first goal in 8-6 win over Hawai'i (2/6) ... netted a goal in four straight games from Feb. 6-8 ... tallied a pair in 12-11 sudden-death victory over USC in Irvine Invitational title game (2/22) ... scored twice in win over Harvard (3/21) ... found the back of the cage once in 11-10 overtime win over UCLA in MPSF Tournament semifinal (4/25).
Summer 2008: Competed with the Stanford Water Polo Club, placed third at Open Nationals ... also traveled to Honduras and studied ecology through a Stanford Overseas Seminar in Chacuela, Mexico.
As a Junior in 2008: Earned spot on National Collegiate All-Tournament Second Team ... also named to ACWPC All-America Academic list as well as to MPSF All-Academic list ... scored 22 goals on the year, including five multi-goal performances ... Netted first goal of the year in 14-4 win over Arizona State (2/9) ... added a goal in 5-4 loss to USC (2/9) ... scored in consecutive games against Pacific (2/16) and UC Davis (2/17) ... tallied a score in 7-6 overtime win over USC at Irvine Invitational (2/24) ... scored twice in consecutive games, a 9-7 loss at UCLA (3/8) and an 11-5 win at Pomona-Pitzer (3/9) ... contributed two goals to 15-7 win over Long Beach State (3/29) ... scored in 9-8 win at San Jose State (4/19) ... scored five goals at the National Collegiate Championship, highlighted by a hat trick against UC Davis (5/11).
Summer 2007: Trained and competed with the Stanford Water Polo Club at 20 and under nationals, where the team captured the championship, and Open Nationals, where the team took fourth ... Also traveled to Europe under the direction of Professor Patrick Hunt with the Stanford Alpine Archeology Hannibal Expedition funded by the National Geographic Society.
As a Sophomore in 2007: Named to AWPCA and MPSF All-Academic teams ... scored 11 goals and helped team to national runner-up finish and 27-3 record ... scored in season-opening 10-6 win over Hawai'i (2/2) ... netted goals in 16-7 win over Arizona State and a 7-5 win over California (2/4) ... scored twice in 23-5 rout of Pacific (2/10) ... found the net in 18-2 win over Santa Clara (3/25) ... scored a goal in 16-10 MPSF Tournament semifinal win over Hawai'i (4/28) ... added a score in 13-4 national semifinal win over San Diego State (5/12).
Summer 2006: Competed with Stanford at 20/U and Nationals ... Led team to a first-place finish at 20/U and a second-place finish at Nationals.
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 against UC Davis (3/11) ... Netted a goal in the Cardinal win over UC San Diego (4/7) ... Scored for the Cardinal in the first round of the NCAA Championships against Marist (5/12).
High School: Four-year letterwinner in Track, Swimming, and Water Polo ... Captain of the water polo team as a junior and senior ... Named the 2005 California Scholar Athlete of the Year ... San Joaquin Section MVP and First-Team All-American as a senior ... Four-time All-League and three-time All-Section honoree ... Named the Davis High School Athlete of the Year ... A six-time All-American in swimming.
Personal: Born in Woodland, Calif. ... daughter of Rick and Cathy West ... sister, Sarah, is a 2006 graduate and ran track & cross country at UCLA ... has a Golden Retriever named Kuna ... mother, Cathy, swam in the 1972 Olympics where she won two gold medals and broke two world records ... environmental history major.