Six Bruins helped Team USA win its second consecutive women’s water polo Olympic gold medal on Friday. The Americans defeated Italy 12-5 in the gold medal match.
Former UCLA water polo player and coach Adam Krikorian coached the squad to gold, while KK Clark (2009-12), Rachel Fattal (redshirt senior), Courtney Mathewson (2005-08), Maddie Musselman (incoming freshmen) and Sami Hill (2011-15) represented Team USA in the pool.
Incoming freshmen Madison Kocian (gymnastics) and Jessie Fleming (women’s soccer) also won medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Kocian won a gold medal in the team gymnastics competition and an individual silver on the uneven bars. Fleming won bronze with the Canadian women’s soccer team.
Incoming freshman Jessie Fleming helped Team Canada to a bronze medal in women’s soccer at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Fleming, a midfielder, played a pivotal role in Friday’s medal-clinching 2-1 win as she set up the winning goal against Brazil. She started the play with a steal and sent the pass forward to Deanne Rose, who assisted Christine Sinclair‘s goal.