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  Whitney Delgado

Whitney Delgado

Player Profile


Thousand Oaks, Calif.

High School:
Thousand Oaks HS






2011 Season
Named first team All-Big West Conference for a second straight season ... Voted CSUN's Most Outstanding Performance Award ... One of the great water polo players in Cal State Northridge history ... In only 2-plus seasons at Cal State Northridge, Delgado has scored 191 career goals (35 goals in 2009, school record 80 goals in 2010, 76 goals in 2011), second-best in school history ... Only school record holder Allison Brookes (222 goals, 2005-08) stands ahead of Delgado ... Delgado was not only the team leader with 76 goals, but also tops in the Big West Conference and second-best for a single season in school history ... Her 76 goals was also fourth-best for a single season in Big West Conference history ... Delgado scored at least one goal in 32 of the team's 37 games ... In the last two seasons, Delgado has scored two or more goals in 52 games ... Scored two or more goals in 22 games this season ... Scored a career-high seven goals against Cal State Bakersfield (2/12/11) ... Has dished out 90 career assists, ninth-best in school history ... Fourth on the team in assists (40) and steals (30).

2010 Season
Honorable Mention All-American by the Association of College Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) ... First Team All-Big West selection ... One of the top players in the nation ... Set a school record with 80 goals which tied for the league lead with UOP's Jasmine Myles ... The school record initially was set by Chari Christopher during the 2005 season ... Scored at least one goal in 32 of 34 games she played ... Tallied two or more goals in 22 games including a career-high six goals against nationally-ranked Arizona State (3/6/10)... Tallied five goals against Chapman (4/11/10), and against Pacific (4/25/10) in the Big West Tournament semifinals... Scored four goals against Cal Lutheran (3/6/10) ... The team's leading scorer in 14 games ... Has scored 115 goals in two seasons at Cal State Northridge, fifth-best in school history ... On pace to easily break the school record in career goals in the next two years ... The school record holder is Allison Brookes (2005-08) with 222, followed by Chari Christopher (2003-05) with 177, Jessica Coy (2006-09) with 162 and Erica Bonetti (2003-06) with 131 ... Tops on the team in shooting percentage (.544) ... Among the team leaders this year in assists (32, #3) and steals (33, #4).

2009 Season
Voted CSUN Rookie of the Year ... A freshman who was fourth on the team in goals scored with 35 (0.97 gpg, #11 in the Big West) ... Scored at least one goal in 21 games ... Tallied a season-high three goals in games against UC Irvine (2/8/09), Loyola Marymount (2/22/09) and Redlands (3/7/09).

High School
A standout water polo player at Thousand Oaks High School ... A four-year starter and letter winner ... Gained numerous honors including first team All-CIF, and two-time MVP (2007, 2008) ... During her junior season, broke the school record for goals in a season with 111 ... Also competed in swimming.

Matador Memo
Born May 23, 1990 in Thousand Oaks, Calif. ... Parents are Margot and Blake Delgado ... Her heroes are her parents ... Has two brothers, Preston and Quinn ... Both brothers played collegiate water polo, Preston at Cal Lutheran and Quinn at Pepperdine ... Roots for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Lakers' Kobe Bryant ... Her favorite actor is Will Ferrell, and her actress is Reese Witherspoon ... Favorite television show is "Home Improvement" ... Loves pasta but can do without sea food ... Enjoys the music of Justin Timberlake ... Favorite movie is "Anchorman" ... Her best friend from another team is Casey Flacks at Loyola Marymount ... Her favorite pre-game ritual is to listen to music ... She can't imagine going a week without her cell phone ... The best advice she ever received is "always have fun" ... Communication major.