Riverside, Calif. – Marisa Young proved to be one of the top collegiate players in the country during her junior season at Cal State Northridge in 2014.
Young, a junior, led the nationally-ranked Matadors to a #7 national ranking, a 23-9 record and a berth in the championship game at the 2014 Big West Tournament Championship.
Young led the conference in scoring with 61 goals and a shooting percentage of .462.
For her efforts, Young was named first team All-Big West Conference.
Her talents in the pool have not gone unnoticed by USA Water Polo. Young has been named to the 13-member USA Women's Senior National Team that will begin competition this week at the 2014 FINA Intercontinental Water Polo Tournament at the Riverside Aquatics Complex.
Team USA will begin the weeklong tournament with a 7:15 pm contest against Japan on Tuesday (11/20/14).
Eight of the best teams in international women's water polo will compete in the tournament. They are the United States, Japan, China, Venezuela, Canada, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and Australia.
Prior to the start of the tournament, the eight teams will compete in exhibition matches on Monday (11/19/14). Team USA will host Australia in an exhibition match at 6:00 pm. Admission to the match is free and a free webcast will also be offered courtesy of CoachesAid.com. The complete tournament will also be webcast with an all-tournament pay-per-view pass available for $24.99.
Complete tournament information is available at usawaterpolo.org.
Marisa Memo …
Marisa Young completed her junior season in 2014 at Cal State Northridge … Young has scored 177 career goals in three seasons at CSUN, only 45 goals short of catching the school record holder Allison Brookes (222 goals, 2005-08) … Young has never scored less than 51 goals in a season at CSUN.