Women’s water polo players chosen for national team

July 7, 2011, 1:31 a.m.

The U.S. Women’s Junior National Team will include four Cardinal water polo players—two of them incoming freshmen—when it heads to the FINA Junior World Championships in Italy this September.

Goalie Kate Baldoni and driver Kaley Dodson were both instrumental in capturing Stanford’s 101st NCAA championship in May as freshmen. Baldoni posted the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation’s best goals-against average with a 4.04, while Dodson scored 27 goals and had two hat tricks.

Joining them will be Ashley Grossman and Kiley Neushul, part of Stanford’s six-member incoming freshman class. Dodson, Grossman and Baldoni were all members of the bronze-medal-winning Team USA at the Junior World Championships in Russia in 2009.

–Joseph Beyda

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