Women's Water Polo

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Kimberly Benedetti
Kimberly Benedetti

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mountain View, CA

High School:
Saint Francis HS

Height:
5-10

Position:
2M

Experience:
3V

Club Team:
Stanford



08/01/2012

Water Polo Adds 10 Academic Honors

Women's water polo earns highest number of WWPA Academic honors in program history to give Athletic Department 67 All-Academic selections for 2011-12.

07/11/2012

Water Polo Rates Among Academic Best

Women's water polo ranked as the seventh academic program in all of water polo and third among NCAA Division-I programs.

06/26/2012

History Made As Trio Earns All-American Honors

Three water polo players earn ACWPC All-American honors; including the fourth for senior Casey Flacks - the first for an LMU female athlete.

05/22/2012

More Records as Lions Finish Season Seventh

Women's water polo adds to already lengthy record book with another championship season.

05/13/2012

Seniors Lead Offense, Lions to Win

Women's water polo ends season with 15-11 win over Princeton in fifth place game of 2012 NCAA Championships.

05/13/2012

Highlights from women's water polo fifth place game.

Highlights from LMU's 15-11 win over Princeton in the NCAA Championships fifth place game.

05/13/2012

LMU 15, Princeton 11

NCAA Championships postgame press conference of fifth place match-up, LMU 15, Princeton 11

05/11/2012

NCAA Quarterfinal Highlights

Highlights from LMU's 8-6 setback to UC Irvine in NCAA quarterfinals.

04/21/2012

Women's Water Polo Highlights

Highlights from LMU water polo's senior day win over Long Beach State

02/11/2012

Lions' All-Access Preview with Kimberly Benedetti

Lions' All-Access Preview of women's water polo at UCSD Triton Invitational.

05/13/2012

Women's Water Polo: NCAAs vs. Princeton

NCAA Fifth Place Game: LMU 15, Princeton 11

05/12/2012

Women's Water Polo: NCAAs vs. Pomona-Pitzer

NCAA Consolation Semifinal: LMU 12, Pomona-Pitzer 2

05/05/2012

2012 Student-Athlete Graduation

LionsFund Student-Athlete Pre-Graduation Gathering

05/03/2012

Women's Water Polo: 2012 WWPA Championship

2012 WWPA Championship: LMU 7, UC San Diego 6

05/03/2012

Women's Water Polo: LMU vs. UCLA

April 15, 2012: UCLA 7, LMU 6 (ot)

Briefly... Kimberly Benedetti is in her fourth and final season of collegiate water polo at LMU... was the 2011 WWPA Player of the Year and helped Team USA win a Silver Medal in the World University Games this summer... from the Stanford Water Polo Club coached by Keith Wilbur...

Honors/Records... 2011 Third-Team ACWPC All-American... 2011 First-Team All-WWPA... 2011 First-Team WWPA All-Tournament... 2011 Second-Team ACWPC All-Academic... 2010 Honorable Mention ACWPC All-American... 2010 First-Team WWPA All-Tournament... 2010 Third-Team ACWPC National All-Academic Award... 2010 WWPA All-Academic... 2010 WWPA Player of the Week - Feb. 10... 2009 WWPA All-Freshman Team... enters 2012 season ranked sixth with 159 career goals, fourth with 168 career kickouts drawn, 10th with 293 career shot attempts... 64 goals in 2011 seventh best for a single season... 57 goals in 2010 ranked 13th all-time at LMU...

At LMU... 2011... finished the 2011 season as the WWPA Player of the Year, scoring 64 goals in leading Lions to 26-9 record... added 90 kickouts drawn and 16 steals... was a third-team All-American and finished the season scoring 16 goals in the final six games, including five in the WWPA title game... had 11 games with three or more goals on the season... set a school record with eight kickouts drawn against Cal... 2010... earned honorable mention All-American and first-team WWPA All-Tournament after scoring 10 goals in three games to lead the Lions to the WWPA title... finished second on the team with 57 goals after scoring four goals in the NCAA tournament, putting in a pair against both No. 1 USC and No. 4 Cal... added 42 kickouts drawn on the season and shot nearly 63% on the season... scored 11 goals at the Triton Invitational to start the season to earn WWPA honors... scored a career-best five goals twice, Feb. 27 vs. No. 6 San Jose State and Apr. 30 vs. CSUSB... 2009... finished season with 38 goals, 18 steals and eight assists... she was fourth on the team in goals as a true freshman... had a career-best five goals in the Lions overtime win against ranked Cal State Bakersfield (3/27/09)... had 10 games scoring two or more goals... played in all 35 games as a true freshman... was also third on the team in kickouts drawn with 32, including five in the WWPA tournament...

High School... graduated from St. Francis High School in Mountain View, CA... finished with a 3.8 GPA... was a four-sport star in high school, playing in water polo, basketball, softball and also swimming... was a two-time high school All-American for the water polo team... was also a three-time West Catholic Athletic League All-Conference selection... had 130 goals in two seasons with 84 steals... played three seasons of basketball and two seasons of softball... was named all-league in basketball as a junior and all-league in softball as a senior... swam for three seasons...

Personal... Kimberly Ann Benedetti was born in Santa Clara, Calif., and is the daughter of Helen and Steven Benedetti... has three brothers and a sister... oldest brother Brian played men's water polo at LMU, younger sister, Kristin, joined the women's program in 2010... an Sociology major.

	Benedetti Career Stats
	Year	Gm	Att	Gls	Sht%	A	T	K	EJ	ST	FB
	2009	35	92	38	0.413	8	33	36	16	18	5
	2010	33	91	57	0.626	5	21	42	7	3	3
	2011	35	110	64	0.582	5	34	90	8	16	6
	Totals	103	293	159	0.543	18	88	168	31	37	14

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