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Elizabeth Layton
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Elizabeth Layton 1261667
Position: Goalie
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
High School: Newport Harbor
Experience: 3 Letters

Cal Success
• Made two saves in 2007 season-opening win over Pacific

High School Success
• Second-team All-CIF and second-team all-league as a senior, helping her team to the 2006 CIF Division I title
• Member of the Orange County South All-Star Team

• Majoring in English
• Grandfather, Robert Worrell, competed in football and rugby at Cal, graduating in 1954
• Parents are Steve and Anne Layton

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Why I Chose Cal
"I felt that I would be receiving the best education possible while being a part of one of the most prestigious athletic departments in the world."

From a Q&A with Layton posted March 9, 2009: When are you happiest?
"On the beach, anywhere." Your grandpa, Robert Worrell, competed in football and rugby at Cal. Did that influence your decision to come here?
"The fact that my grandpa is a Cal alum definitely influenced my decision. I wanted to be able to share this experience with him. Both my parents went to UCLA, so I thought I'd change it up. It has always been really important to me to make him proud, and I hope I have." What made you choose to major in English? What's the best part about your major?
"When I came to Cal, I actually had no direction towards what I wanted to study. I chose English because I thought it would be a great base for many different career opportunities in the future. I also was greatly influenced by my amazing English teacher in high school who had such a passion for it. It definitely was inspiring." Which words or phrases do you overuse?
"I guess I would have to say I overuse the word `girl' when talking to my friends. Kind of cheesy, I know. If you were stranded on a desert island and could have three things what would you take?
"If I were stranded on a desert island, I would probably take my dog, Pride and Prejudice, and my iPod." Who on the Cal women's water polo team is the most entertaining?
"I don't know if I can pick just one person. We all get together, and I can't ever stop laughing. But if I had to choose I would probably say Paige Lorenz. If you get Paige and Erin Scully together, even better." Who introduced you to your sport and for how long have you been playing?
"Some of my childhood friends started playing long before me, when I was still playing soccer. My dad sort of put the idea in my head that maybe I would like it. One thing led to another, and I started my first season in seventh grade. It has been nine years now." You recently hurt your arm - how did you do it?
"I actually severely hyper-extended my elbow, which was much better than the fracture they thought it could be but I did it during practice blocking. Emily Csikos took a shot on me and the power was just too much for my arm to handle." Inthe last women's water polo Q&A, Coral Kemp wanted the next student-athlete to answer: Head coach Richard Corso likes to give some players nicknames. What is yours, and how did you get it?
"Funny story actually. My nickname is `Starbucks.' My freshman year around Christmas time, Rich walked onto the pool deck with a red Starbucks cup. I got really excited because it's my favorite time of year when Starbucks brings out the Christmas cups. From then on, all the coaches called me Starbucks. " What question would you want the next women's water polo athlete to answer?
"What's the worst thing someone has physically done to you during a game?"

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