LOS ANGELES — Occidental Women's Water Polo has added three members to its 2019-20 roster, with incoming student-athletes from Northern California, Illinois, and Oregon.
"I'm grateful to have Jenny, Kayla, and Olivia join our community. They fit well with our vision, and I'm confident they will contribute important minutes next season," Oxy head coach Jack Stabenfeldt said. "Most importantly, they understand that we are building the program culturally and competitively, and they are ready for that challenge. Our team continues to develop each year, and their experience will help us continue that progress."
The Class of 2023:
Jenny Desch (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central HS)
Kayla Lin (Palo Alto, Calif./Gunn HS)
Olivia Montgomery (Eugene, Or./South Eugene HS)
Jenny is a utility from Naperville Central High School in Naperville, Illinois…..All-sectional 2nd-team 2019…..All-American Academic 2019…..2nd place finish in State 2017…..All Academic All Conference 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019…..Two-year letter winner in varsity water polo…..Four-year letter winner in swimming…..All-Sectional Honorable Mention…..All-Sectional, All-State…..Captain & Academic All-American…..Illinois Global Scholar…..2 years of National Honor Society…..2 years of Latin Honor Society…..Intended major is diplomacy and world affairs with a critical theory and social justice minor.
Kayla is a utility from Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California…..All-League Second Team 2017…..Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Champions 2017…..All-League Honorable Mention 2018…..Santa Clara Valley Athletic League 2nd Place 2018…..Central Coast Section Outstanding Achievement Award 2016…..Co-Team Captain in three sports: water polo, swimming, and wrestling…..Competed in CCS Playoffs in three sports…..Two-time Most Valuable Wrestler…..Competed in USAWP Junior Olympics 2016, 2017, & 2018…..Chamber Orchestra…..Tri-M Music Society…..Chinese Proficiency Award…..Plans to study Biology and Kinesiology.
Olivia is a left-handed attacker from South Eugene High School in Eugene, Oregon…..1st Team All-Conference 2017 & 2018…..2nd Team All State 2018…..Team Captain…..Four-year letter winner in three varsity sports: Water Polo, Swimming, and Skiing…..Participated in USA Water Polo Olympic Development Program 2017 & 2018…..Competed in USAWP Junior Olympics 2016, 2017, & 2018…..USA Water Polo Academic All-American Outstanding Honors…..French Immersion Program…..South Eugene High School Concert Choir…..Member of the National Honor Society.