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#3 Julia Kirkland
Position: Attacker
Height: 5'4"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Corona, CA
High School: Santiago HS
College: Sixth
Major: Human Biology
Experience: 1 Letter
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AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
All-WWPA Honorable Mention.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
Finished third on the team with 23 assists… Posted 14 multiple goal showings, including a single-game high three goals against Loyola Marymount (2/9), Claremont Mudd-Scripps (3/9), Cal State East Bay (4/7), Cal State San Bernardino (4/26) and Colorado State (4/27)… Was second on the team with 11 field blocks… Gave an all-around strong performance in the 8-7 victory over LMU, posting three goals, two assists and one steal.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2012 graduate of Santiago High School in Corona ... Three-time member of the Youth National Team (2010-12) ... Named First Team All-CIF as a sophomore (2010) and senior (2012) ... Earned Second Team All-CIF selection as a freshman (2009) and junior (2011) ... Received National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) All-America honors as a senior (2012) ... Was a KAI CAL-HI All-American honoree all four years (2009-12) ... CIF All-Southern Section from 2010-12 ... Four-time honoree for both All-Big VIII League First Team and Press Enterprise All-Area First Team (2009-12) ... Earned the "Bob Benson Memorial Cup MVP" Award as a junior (2011) ... Was on the Bonita All-Tournament Team as a sophomore (2010) ... Made the "America's Finest City All-Tournament" Team in back-to-back years (2010-11) ... Junior Olympic All-American in 2010 ... Speedo Top 40 Tournament Top Scorer ... Awarded "Citrus Belt Area Athletics Directors Association Player of the Year" as a senior (2012) ... Three-time "USA Water Polo Outstanding Academic All-American" recipient (2010-12) ... Her team was CIF Division II water polo champion in her final year (2012) and CIF finalist during her first three years with the Sharks (2009-11) ... Sharks were Big VIII League water polo champions for three straight years (2010-12) ... Has school record for most goals in a season (103), accomplished during her junior season in 2011, and most goals in a career (340) ... Accumulated 174 assists, 200 steals and 127 drawn ejections during her career with the Sharks ... Inducted into both the Santiago Aquatics Hall of Fame and Santiago Athletic Department Hall of Fame during her senior year (2012) ... Part of Junior Olympic silver medal team for 18 and Under Platinum Division ... Four-year varsity letterwinner for the Sharks (2009-12) ... Also competed in club for Huntington Beach Water Polo in Huntington Beach (2012) and Xtreme Water Polo in Corona (2009-11) ... Also was a four-year varsity letterwinner in swimming at SHS (2009-12) ... Was part of team that was Big VIII League champion and CIF Division I finalist in the 200 free relay ... Her team in the 50 free relay took first place at the Redlands Optimist meet ... Part of team that holds Big VIII League and school swimming records in the 200 free relay (2012) ... Her SHS teams were Big VIII League swimming champions all four years (2009-12) ... Was on the championship teams of the Bonita Tournament, Bob Benson Memorial, Five Counties and Mikasa Cup tournaments.

PERSONAL
Born March 3, 1994 in Los Angeles ... Parents are Kim and Sharon M. Kirkland ... Has an older brother named Ryan ... Her cousin, Sierra White, runs track for USC Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C. ... Cousin, Corissa Cooks, played tennis at Cal State San Bernardino, and cousin, Andre Nunis, ran track at Northern Arizona ... Is a human biology major at Sixth College ... Winning the CIF Division II water polo championship after being in the finals for four years and winning a silver medal at the Junior Olympics in the 18 and Under Platinum Division are her most memorable water polo moments ... Enjoys playing guitar, skateboarding, rollerblading, snowboarding, and body surfing ... Will root for any underdog team ... Favorite movie is School of Rock ... Loves reality television ... Would eat only pizza for the rest of her life if given the opportunity ... Her mom, who taught her to take advantage of her opportunities, and her dad, for his work ethic, are the greatest influences in her life ... Career goal is to become a physician for a professional sports team after graduating from UC San Diego.

CAREER STATISTICS
Season G A Stl Pen Dr Ej Dr Shot % FB MA TO Ej Total
2013 50 23 31 4 29 .331 11 111 26 17 130
2014 49 24 38 3 22 .383 8 77 23 7 189
Totals 99 47 69 7 51 .344 19 188 49 24 319
2014 NCAA MWP Champs (mid-ad)
Birch Aquarium (mid-ad)