Huntington Beach, Calif.-----Adriana Vogt, San Jose State University's career scoring leader in women's water polo, is one of 13 players named to the 2011 USA Women's Water Polo World University Games team.
Vogt completed her four-year San Jose State career in 2011. As a senior, she was a co-captain of the Spartan team that finished ranked fifth in the final national coaches poll. The Menlo Park, Calif., resident led San Jose State with 86 goals scored and was second in per game scoring in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF). She was a first-team all-conference selection and was named to the MPSF all-tournament team.
Her four-year scoring of 245 goals is one of the top five totals by a MPSF women's water polo player.
"For Adriana to have the opportunity to tryout for this team and then to make it is fantastic for Adriana and San Jose State water polo," says San Jose State women's water polo head coach Lou Tully. "After the fabulous senior year that Adriana had, this is like frosting on the cake! All of us are very excited for her and wish her and the team the best of luck representing the United States at this world competition!"
Ten of the 13 USA players selected played for a MPSF school in 2010. Vogt is the first San Jose State player named to this team. One-time San Jose State assistant coach Matt Anderson, now the head coach at the University of Michigan, is the USA head coach.
In preparation for the games, Vogt says she is training four days a week. She has the advantage of being in a water polo hotbed in Northern California and can train with four of her teammates in the water. Out of the pool, she believes her kick boxing workouts also are beneficial for what lies ahead.
With the amount of firepower on the U.S. team, Vogt is open to any role assigned to her.
"I want to do whatever is best for the team. That's my intention. I understand what we're capable of doing and what needs to be done," says the fomer Spartan star who expects China, Australia and Mexico to be among the toughest teams competing for the championship.
Shenzhen, China is the host for the 26th World University Games beginning August 11 and concluding August 23. The United States is one of nine countries bidding for a gold medal. Australia, France, Russia, Mexico, China, Canada, Germany and Italy have the same goal.