6 - Marisa Young
Marisa Young
Height: 6-0
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fountain Valley, Ca.
High School: Fountain Valley HS
Position: Center
EXP: 2V

2014 Season
Gained first team All-Big West Conference honors for a second straight season … Also named Big Wset All-Academic ... Led the Big West Conference in scoring with 61 goals … She has led the Matadors in scoring in two of the last three seasons … Scored at least one goal in 23 of the team’s 30 games … That included a career-high six goals against Concordia (3/23/14) … Scored five goals in two games … In 16 games, she scored two or more goals … Also led the Matadors in shooting percentage (.462, seventh-best for a single season in school history), field goal attempts (132), field blocks (40) … During her three seasons at Cal State Northridge, she has scored 177 goals, fourth-best in school history, and only 45 goals short of the school record held by Allison Brookes (222 goals, 2005-08) … She has never scored less than 51 goals during her three seasons at CSUN … Ranks third in the school record book in career field goals attempts (441) and career field blocks (84) ... During the summer of 2014, played on the USA Women's Senior National Team that competed at the 2014 FINA Intercontinental Tournament. 

2013 Season
Voted an Academic All-American by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACPWC) for a second straight season ... Named an Honorable Mention All-American by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) … Also named First Team All-Big West Conference in addition to being named to the league’s All-Academic team … Scored 50 goals, second-best on the Matadors and eleventh-best in the conference … Scored a season-high five goals against Occidental (3/2/13) … Scored two or more goals in 14 games … A shooting percentage of .355 … Collected 29 field blocks, second-best on the team … Collected three steals against UC San Diego (1/26/13), Concordia (2/2/13), Occidental (3/14/13), UC San Diego (3/16/13) and UCSB (4/19/13) … Collected three assists against Sonoma State (1/27/13), UC San Diego (2/10/13) and Indiana (3/17/13).

2012 Season
Honorable Mention All-American by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) ... First Team All-Big West Conference ... Named Team co-MVP along with teammate Jenny Jamison ... The Big West Freshman of the Year, and Second Team All-Big West … Co-MVP (Offense) … Also voted CSUN Rookie of the Year … Named All-Academic by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) … A rising star in water polo at Cal State Northridge … Became the first Matador in school history to claim Big West Freshman of the Year accolades … Finished third in the Big West Conference with 65 goals … Her 65 goals tied for the sixth-best total in CSUN history while qualifying her for ninth-most in Big West history … Compiled a .389 (65-for-167) shooting percentage … Young’s production helped the Matadors finish the year with a school record 378 goals, surpassing the old mark of 371 by the 2010 squad … Attempted 167 shots, #1 on the team and fifth-best for a single season in school history … Led the team in kick outs drawn with 64 (#5 for a single season in school history) … Scored at least one goal in 28 of the 39 games played … Scored a career-high five goals against #13 Hartwick (2/4/12) … Scored at least two goals in 20 games … The team’s leading scorer in nine games … Tallied four goals against Fresno Pacific (3/2/12), Occidental (3/13/12), Bucknell (3/18/12) and La Verne (4/22/12) … Scored three goals in four games.

High School
Earned numerous post-season honors during her tenure at Fountain Valley High School ... A two-time MVP varsity water polo player ... Voted all-league several times ... Has also played for the Huntington Beach Water Polo Club ... Also an outstanding student ranking in the top five percent of her senior class with a 4.41 grade point average ... Named a USA Water Polo Academic All-American ... Brings tremendous size, strength and speed to the center position, according to the Matador coaching staff ... Will make an immediate impact in the CSUN water polo program ... Has the potential, according to the CSUN coaches, to follow in the foot steps of several great centers who have played through the Matador program.

Matador Memo
Born January 28, 1993 in Westminster, Ca. ... Her mother's name is Joylyn Wasielewski ... Has one sister (Amanda young) who plays water polo at Arizona State ... Her favorite movie is Baeuty & The Beast ... Her favorite television program is Law & Order (SVU) ... Enjoys a quality meal but stays away from salads ... Her favorite musical band is Lady Antebellum ... Chose Cal State Northridge because "it is a perfect fit for me." ... Relaxes by painting ... Would like to switch places for a day with an astronaut ... Few people knows she paints when she is bored ... Her phone is one possesson she can't live without ... If she was forced to listen to one CD the rest of her life, it would be Sugarland ... Would buy a speed boat if she had a million dollars ... Can't imagine going a week without red vines and goldfish ... Years from now, she will still laugh about the time she had to fill out this questionnaire ... If she could change the world, she would get rid of all mean people ... Everyone makes her smile ... Her greatest hero is her mom beause "she perseveres in every aspect of life while maintaining a high spirit" ... Marine Biology major.