April 19, 2013
BERKELEY - Roser Tarrago, a 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist from Mataro, Spain, has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Cal in the fall.
Tarrago, 20, had five goals, four assists and five steals during Spain's run to a second-place finish during last summer's Olympic Games in London. She scored two goals during Spain's semifinal victory over Hungary.
Tarrago also led Spain to the Gold Medal at the 2011 World Junior Championships in Trieste, Italy. She was the top scorer of the tournament with 22 goals, including five in the Gold Medal Game against Hungary.
"Not only has she impressed the water polo world with her technical skills, but Roser, along with her family, value a world-class education that has significantly higher standards in critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing skills," Cal head coach Rich Corso said. "This is why Cal is a great fit for Roser - a student-athlete with skills, a great attitude and exciting life goals."
An attacker who plays on the club level for CN Mataro, Roser began her education last fall at the University of Barcelona. She will have four years of eligibility at Cal, beginning with the 2014 season.
"Her style is unique," Corso said. "I have been able to observe her for the last two years and in doing so have noticed that she is a player who every day wants to be better than she was yesterday. She has scored many goals in her young career and will now soon score great goals for Cal."
Cal now has two 2012 Olympians joining its women's water polo program in the fall. Dora Antal, who played on Hungary's Olympic Team in London, previously signed to play for Cal in November.