Paige Lorenz spent five years with the Cal program, taking a redshirt freshman year. She has 77 career goals, which places her 19th on the all-time scoring list (as of 4-28-09). She scored in 19 games her senior year, scoring 43 goals.
• Notched a total of 43 goals during her senior campaign (2009), which was nine more goals than she scored in her first three years combined at Cal
• Her 43 goals in 2009 ranked her fifth on the team
• Turned in 13 multi-goal performances in her senior season
• Had a career best of four goals in the 22-5 win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on March 15, 2009
• Scored a career high 21 goals, including four multi-goal games in 2008
• Named to the 2008 All-MPSF and All-American academic teams
• In 2008, scored in 14 different matches including two personal highs of three goals against Sonoma State and SDSU
• Had two goals in the 14-13 loss to San Jose State (2-10-07)
National/High School Success
• League and state MVP
• Member of the USA national youth team in 2002 and 2003
• American studies major
• Parents are Lorrie and Walter Lorenz
Why I Chose Cal
"When I first came to Cal on my recruiting trip, I fell in love with the team. It was very clear to me that everyone on the team not only loved playing water polo but also got along great and were all fun."
Q&A with Lorenz, posted Feb. 23, 2009:
CalBears.com: As an East Coast native, what made you choose Cal?
PL: "In high school, I knew I wanted to come to California to play college polo; at that time there wasn't as much opportunity to play on the East Coast. After my first trip to Berkeley I knew this was the place for me. I fell in love with the school, the team, the city and pretty much the whole Bay Area."
CalBears.com: What was the transition from Connecticut to California like for you?
PL: "The transition was pretty easy for me. Luckily when I first got here, we started practices, and I got to know my teammates pretty well. They made me feel so at home here that I never had a problem being so far from home."
CalBears.com: Which do you prefer - the East Coast or West Coast?
PL: "Well I love my family, and they are all on the East Coast, so any chance I get to go back and see them is great. But I would have to say the West Coast is my home now."
CalBears.com: Where is the hardest place to play in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation?
PL: "I would have to say ASU because I hate that kind of heat, and also the sandstorms."
CalBears.com: Fill in the blank - I always..."
PL: "I always...look good."
CalBears.com: Fill in the blank - I never..."
PL: "I never...miss an episode of `Lost.'"
CalBears.com: Whose diary, from any point in history, would you like to read?
PL: "My younger sister Brooke's. I once read an old one of hers, and I think I was crying I was laughing so hard. If I could get my hands on more of those, it would be great."
CalBears.com: In the last women's water polo Q&A, Remy Champion wanted the next women's water polo student-athlete to answer: Would you rather eat a glass full of live wasps or eat glass?
PL: "I'm going to go with eating the live wasps, in honor of Remy Champion."
CalBears.com: What question would you want the next women's water polo student-athlete to answer?
PL: "Beyonce or Sasha Fierce?"