#3 Melissa Bartow
Position: Center
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA
High School: Las Lomas HS
College: Warren
Major: Human Development
Experience: 2 Letters
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Posted a successful campaign as team co-captain... Led the team in ejection drawn (63) and penalties drawn (12)… Set a new career program record for penalties drawn as a junior, compiling 29 in her time at UCSD… Was third on the team with 55 goals… Led the team in playing time, finishing with 161 quarters… Scored a single-game high five goals in the WWPA Tournament opener with Cal State San Bernardino and again in the title game against No. 13 Loyola Marymount…   Received All-WWPA First Team honors... Also named WWPA Tournament Most Valuable Player... Received UCSD Player of the Week honors on Apr. 29... Tallied five goals, three steals, three ejections drawn and one penalty drawn at the NCAA Championship Tournament.

Recorded 34 goals as a two-meter offensive player for the UC San Diego ... Tallied 23 steals and eight assists ... Led the team in ejections drawn, with 89 ... Scored a single-game, season-high three goals in the 12-7 Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) conference tournament win over Cal State Bakersfield (4/28) and against Wagner (1/28) ... Scored two goals on seven different occasions throughout the season.

Named to WWPA All-Freshman Team and WWPA All-Academic Team ... Scored 32 goals and logged eight assists with 20 steals for the Tritons ... Played more quarters (151) than any other freshman on the team ... Scored four goals against Vanguard (1/29) ... Her nine five-meter penalties drawn are tied for sixth most in a single season in program history ... Led the team with 66 ejections drawn, tied for 12th most in a single season in UCSD history.

A 2010 graduate of Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek ... Named to First Team All-League and Second Team North Coast Section (NCS) as a senior ... Was named "MVP" after leading the Knights in both scoring and assists ... Team finished third in North Coast Sections ... Part of 680 Drivers water polo team and Pacific Zone Olympic Development club team in 2009.

Born Jan. 23, 1992 in Walnut Creek ... Parents are Greg and Joanne Bartow, who both graduated from Sonoma State ... Has an older sister named Ellen, who swam at UC Santa Cruz ... Is a human development major in Warren College ... Lists her favorite moment in both water polo and at UCSD as winning the WWPA conference tournament and beating Loyola Marymount to go to the NCAA Tournament in 2011 ... Loves biking, watching the sunset, going to the beach, and reading in her spare time ... Favorite team is the Oakland A's and favorite athlete is water polo player Brenda Villa ... Lists her parents as her greatest influence in life ... Hopes to volunteer for the AmeriCorps and travel around the world before working in the medical field ... Could eat kale smoothies for the rest of her life.

Season G A Stl Pen Dr Ej Dr Shot % FB MA TO Ej Total
2011 32 8 20 9 66 .375 3 53 58 28 70
2012 34 8 23 8 89 .324 14 71 59 17 164
2013 55 10 21 12 63 .374 8 92 44 23 130
Totals 121
29 218
25 216 161 68 364
WWP Triton Invite 2014