|High School:||Santiago HS|
Enjoyed her best season (2014) at Cal State Northridge … Scored 26 goals, her best scoring season … Chalked up a shooting percentage of .382 … Scored at least one goal in 18 games … Scored a season-high three goals against Santa Clara (2/9/14) and Occidental (3/2/14) … Among the team leaders in assists (36) and steals (23) … Finished her four seasons with 25 field blocks, ninth-best in school history.
Scored 23 goals … Scored a season-high three goals against Concordia (2/2/13) and Occidental (3/14/13) … Third on the team in steals (41) … Tallied a season-high five steals against top-ranked USC (2/9/13) … Collected four steals against Cal State San Bernardino (2/2/13) and Chapman (3/2/13).
Scored 16 goals in 40 attempts for a .400 shooting percentage … Tallied 29 assists and 18 steals.
Enjoyed an outstanding water polo career at Santiago High School in Corona, Calif. ... A four-year starter and three-time team captain ... Two-time league MVP (2008, 2010) ... A three-time first team All-CIF selection (2008-10) ... A four-time all-league selection (2007-10) ... Helped lead her team to three league titles and three trips to the CIF championship game ... Also competed in the IM and backstroke on the swim team.
Born April 25, 1992 in Riverside, Calif. ... Parents are Maria and Stephen Photopulos ... Has two brothers (Demitrius and Nikolas) ... Loves to cheer for the Chicago Bears ... Her favorite Bears player is linebacker Brian Urlacher ... Favorite actor is Heath Ledger ... Her favorite actress is Julia Roberts ... Likes to watch Grey's Anatomy ... Her favorite movie is Liar, Liar ... Likes to eat Mexican food ... Her favorite rock group is Rascal Flatts ... Her favorite musical solo artist is Brad Paisley ... Her favorite website is Facebook ... Chose Cal State Northidge because of the beautiful campus and the wonderful water polo team ... The best about being a student-athlete, according to Celena, is having priority registration ... When she has time to relax, she puts heat or ice on her shoulders ... The best athlete she has played against is former CSUN All-American Jillian Stapf ... The most famous person she has ever met is Ryan Gosling ... Would have liked to have met Jesus Christ ... Would like to be stranded on a desert island with Leonardo DiCarprio ... If she was forced to listen to one CD the rest of her life, it would be Brad Pailsey's Greatest Hits ... If she had a million dollars, she retire and live on an island ... Her advice to young people - "Enjoy being young" ... No one knows, according to Celena, how much she loves to eat ... If a movie was made about Celena's life, she said Jennifer Lopez would play her life ... Celena says she can't imagine going a week without texting ... If she could change one thing about the world, it would be to have homes for everyone ... Her little brother always makes her smile ... Her mom is her greatest hero because "she's incredible." ... Undeclared major.