California Women's Water Polo Class of 2008 Final Bios


Senior Class of 2008 Photo Gallery

The California women's water polo team graduated four seniors in 2008 - driver Katya Eadington and Molly Hayes, goalkeeper Heather Stuart and three-year letterwinner and volunteer assistant coach Vanessa Lindsey.


Katya Eadington

No. 11               4V        Driver

Height 5-9

Hometown: Corona del Mar, Calif.

High School: Corona del Mar


Eadington finished her Cal career with 26 goals and earned All-MPSF Academic accolades three times.


AS A SENIOR (2008): Grabbed 11 goals in her senior on the board in nine different contests...had a season high of two goals in the 21-4 win over Sonoma State (Feb. 3) and again when the Bears beat Brown, 14-3, on March 30...earned Academic All-MPSF honors.


AS A JUNIOR (2007): Added a goal in the 14-5 dismantling of UCSD (2-24-07)...scored once in the win over UCSB (2-4-07) of nine Golden Bears to score in the 17-8 victory against Arizona State (4-7-07)...named to the Academic All-MPSF honors list.


AS A SOPHOMORE (2006): Scored 11 goals on the season, including a goal versus Pacific in the MPSF Tournament (4-27-06)...also had a team-high three goals at Pacific (4-22-06)...member of the 2006 MPSF All-Academic team.


AS A FRESHMAN (2005): Competed on the varsity squad as a true of the Bears' top scorers against Canada, notching 11 goals in the six exhibition matches.


HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Graduated in Corona del Mar High School, was first-team All-CIF Southern Section, second-team All-Orange County and first-team all-league as a senior...helped her team to three CIF Southern Section titles and four straight Pacific Coast League Championships...member of the 2004 CIF champion swim team... majoring in history...parents are George and Mary Eadington.


2006     11

2007     4

2008     11

Total     26


Molly Hayes

No. 7    4V        Driver

Height 5-6

Hometown: Atherton, Calif.

High School: St. Francis


Finished her senior campaign second on the squad with 48 goals, bringing her career total to 108 goals, which is 10th on Cal's all-time scoring list (as of 2008)...earned All-America honors her senior year.


AS A SENIOR (2008): Second on the team in scoring with 48 goals, her highest single-season number of goals ...had a team and individual high of five goals versus Arizona State on April 26...scored in 23 out of 29 matches and was one of the leading scorers in 10 games...earned All-America honors being nominated to the second team...named to the All-MPSF Academic team and the MPSF All-second team.


AS A JUNIOR (2007): Second on the team with 32 goals, which was good for 30th in the competitive of the leading scorers in five games, including a season-high four goals against Arizona State (4-7-07)... scored once in the 5-4 overtime upset over Hawaii (2-24-07)...March 13 MPSF Mikasa Player of the Week after pacing the Bears in the 8-6 overtime win over Irvine (3-10-07).


AS A SOPHOMORE (2006): Scored 17 goals, including a team-high three goals in the Bears' MPSF Tournament match versus Hawaii (4-28-06)...notched a goal against San Diego State in the MPSF Tournament (4-14-06)...led Cal with three goals versus Princeton (3-25-06) and two goals at Stanford (4-2-06)...member of the 2006 MPSF All-Academic summer 2006, was a USWP first-team All-American and the MVP of the Under-20 nationals.


AS A FRESHMAN (2005): Finished with 11 goals, including three goals against Princeton (2-26-05), two goals against Stanford in the Big Splash (4-23-05) and a goal against San Jose State in the MPSF Tournament first round (4-17-05).


HIGH  SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Graduated in St. Francis High School, was the Co-MVP of the Central Coast Section as a senior...first-team All-Central Coast Section as a junior... helped her team to four straight Central Coast Section titles...member of the USA National Youth Team...majoring in political science... father attended Cal...twin brother Mike was a member of the 2006 and 2007 national champion Cal men's water polo team... parents are Stephen and Michelle Hayes.



2005     11

2006     17

2007     32

2008     48

Total     108


Vanessa Lindsey

No. 18   3V        Two-Meters

Height 5-9

Hometown: Upland, Calif.

High School: Upland


Had her playing years cut short by injury, but served the team as the undergraduate assistant coach her senior year...totaled 45 goals in three years on the varsity squad, good for 25th on the all-time scoring list at the time of her graduation.


AS A SENIOR (2008): Joined the Cal coaching staff as an undergraduate assistant coach after spending three years on the varsity team...was essential to the development of this year's redshirt team in addition to working with the competing squad.


AS A JUNIOR (2007): Seventh on the squad in scoring with 12 goals...scored in nine different contests...had one goal in the 17-8 demolishing of Arizona State on April 7...scored in the fourth period against Long Beach State on March 11 to extend Cal's lead to three goals in the eventual 13-10 win...gave the Bears breathing room with a score with 37 seconds to play in the first half en route to the 10-7 win over UC Santa Barbara on March 4.


AS A SOPHOMORE (2006): Third on the team in scoring with 21 goals, and was the Bears' top scorer with six goals in the MPSF Tournament...notched three goals versus Pacific, two goals versus Hawaii and a goal versus Arizona State in MPSF Tournament play...had a team-high four goals versus Brown on March 26, and a team-high three goals versus Long Beach State on April 9.


AS A FRESHMAN (2005): The Bears' leading scorer among the freshman class with 12 goals...scored a goal against Long Beach State in the fifth-place match of the MPSF Tournament...recorded a team-high three goals versus Cal State Northridge at the Gaucho Invitational on Feb. 25


HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Graduated in 2008...first-team All-CIF Division 5 and first-team all-league as a senior at Upland High School a junior, was both league and CIF Division 3 MVP...helped her team to the 2003 CIF Division 3 championship and the 2004 CIF Division 5 championship...scored 259 goals in high school...played for the CHAWP club team that placed third at the 2004 Junior Olympics...was a Junior Olympic All-American...majored in history...parents are Doug and Lori Lindsey.



2005     12

2006     21

2007     12

Total     45


Heather Stuart

No. 1    4V        Goalie

Height 6-3

Hometown: Moraga, Calif.

High School: Campolindo


Stuart compiled 630 saves in four years as a Golden Bear and was selected as an honorable mention All-American in 2008 by the Associate of College Water Polo Coaches...her saves place her second on Cal's all-time saves list (as of 2008).


AS A SENIOR (2008): Starting goalkeeper for Cal, grabbing 269 saves between the posts...had a personal high of 18 saves in the 5-3 win over Irvine on March 1...boasted 10.0 save per game, good for second in the competitive MPSF, and allowed just 6.92 goals per game...received an honorable mention All-America honor...member of the MPSF All-Academic team for the second year in a row...received an honorable mention place on the All-MPSF squad.


AS A JUNIOR (2007): Leading keeper for the Bears, notching 158 saves in 645 minutes of play in 21 games...had 21 saves at the Stanford Invitational...had an incredible 15 saves in the upset over Hawaii (2-24)...made 10 stops against UC Irvine in the overtime victory (3-10)...helped the Bears to a 13-10 win over Long Beach State (3-11-07) with 11 saves...was eighth in the MPSF with 158 saves, averaging 7.52 saves/game ...allowed an average of 8.00 goals/game, which was ninth in the conference...named to the MPSF Academic All-MPSF selection list.


AS A SOPHOMORE (2006): Established herself as Cal's starting goalie, recording 167 saves in 26 matches with a 5.97 goal against average...had 23 saves during the MPSF Tournament, including nine saves in the fifth-place match versus Arizona State...recorded a season-high 14 saves at Arizona State March 28...had 11 saves against UCLA in the Stanford Invitational (2-11-06)...member of the USA Junior National Team.


AS A FRESHMAN (2005): Competed in nine matches, recording 36 saves in 141 minutes of action as a true freshman.


HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Graduated in 2008...two-time All-American, three-time all-league, two-time first-team All-North Coast Section and league MVP in 2003 at Campolindo High School ...twice a member of the All-Contra Costa Times team...helped her squad to second place North Coast Section finishes in 2001 and 2002 and undefeated league records from 2001-03...was a member of the Pacific Zone Team in 2003...majoring in integrated biology... parents are Neil and Lorna Stuart.



2005     36

2006     167

2007     158

2008     269

Total     630