21 Michelle Taikeff
Michelle  Taikeff

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
San Jose, Calif.

High School:
Pioneer HS

Height:
5-7

Position:
Driver

Experience:
1V

Club:
Santa Clara Swim Club


07/05/2018

National Academic Honors For San Jose State Women's Water Polo

Ten Spartans and the team were recognized for their academic accomplishments.

05/24/2018

Five Spartans Named Academic All-MPSF In Women's Water Polo

Four of the five earned the honor for at least the second time.

05/17/2018

2018 SAMMY Awards Honors Best Of San José State University Athletics

The SAMMYS were handed out for academic, athletics and community service excellence.

05/17/2018

2018 SAMMY Awards Honors Best Of San José State University Athletics

The SAMMYS were handed out for academic, athletics and community service excellence.

04/19/2018

61 Student-Athletes To Be Recognized At 56th Annual Honors Convocation Friday

Women's swimming and diving lead all teams with nine honorees.

AT SAN JOSE STATE: In her thirdseason with the Spartans... 2017 and 2018 San Jose State University Dean's Scholar... Named to the 2017 and 2018 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic teams and a 2017 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches national all-academic team.

2018: Appeared in all 29 matches... Credited with four goals... Season-high two goals in a 12-8 loss to #9-Michigan at the LMU Invitational (3/17)... Also scored in the 13-5 season-opening win over Cal State East Bay (1/20) and in a 14-6 loss to #6-Arizona State (4/13).

2017: Scored five goals... Season-high two in the back of the cage vs. #5-California (4/8)... Also scored in the 8-7 win over #22-CSU Bakersfield (4/21) and 10-9 victory over UC Davis (1/15)... Was on target for San Jose State's only score in a season-=openiong loss to #2-Stanford.

2016: Played in 22 matches... Team was 3-0 in matches in which she scored... Had a season-high three goals in the 28-8 win over Redlands in the UCLA Bruin Invitational (4/3)... Also scored in the win over Cal State Monterey Bay (1/17) and Pomona Pitzer (4/3).

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in water polo (Coach Ben Douglas) and swimming at Pioneer High in San Jose, Calif. ... 2014-15 KAI Sports honorable mention All-American... Second-team All-Central Coast Section and first-team All-Blossom Valley Athletic League pick in water polo as a senior... Named the school's 2015 Female Athlete of the Year.

MORE ON MICHELLE: A justice studies major... She is a native of San Jose, Calif.

Season Matches Played Goals
2016...FR 22 5
2017...SO 29 5
2018...JR 24 4
TOTALS 75 14