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


04/14/2018

#2-USC Defeats #21-San Jose State University Women’s Water Polo, 12-1

Vanessa Elgohary scored the Spartans' goal on a power play.

04/13/2018

#6-Arizona State Defeats #21-San Jose State Women’s Water Polo, 10-6

The Spartans outscored the Sun Devils, 4-3, in the second half.

04/13/2018

#6-Arizona State Defeats #21-San Jose State Women's Water Polo, 10-6

The Spartans outscored the Sun Devils, 4-3, in the second half.

03/17/2018

Women's Water Polo WIns Marathon & Goes 3-1 At LMU Invitational

The Spartans needed the fifth overtime period to beat #23-Marist, 6-5.

01/13/2018

Women's Water Polo Loses 15-4 Exhibition To National Team From China

A slow start by the Spartans led to a big first-half lead for China.

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

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 5
TOTALS 10