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Mariana Lombello

Year: Senior

Major: Industrial/Systems Engineering & Mathematics

Hometown: North Miami, FL / Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School

Fun Fact: I’m excited to be coaching Gainesville High School’s first official season of girls water polo alongside some of my teammates.

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Emily Stevenson

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Advertising & Family Youth and Community Sciences

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fun Fact: I am in Tri Delta and work for UF's The Agency! The team calls me Steves because we have 5 Emilys and I babysit the coaches' baby Sybil <3

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Hayley Suraci

Year: Senior

Major: Art History

Hometown: Boca Raton, FL

Fun Fact: I love ceramics and I'm doing a practicum at Shands with the Arts & Medicine program. I usually say that I play water polo as my fun fact but...

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Jessie Modrak

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Management, Leadership, & Entrepreneurship

Hometown: Weston, FL

Fun Fact: I love hosting the team at my home and I intern at the Development and Alumni Affairs Office for the Warrington College of Business.

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Emily Fennell

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Mathematics, Spanish, & Computer Science

Hometown: Tampa, FL

Fun Fact: Over the summer I ate at the Elephant House Cafe in Edinburgh, Scotland where J.K. Rolling first started writing Harry Potter. Also I'm a Hufflepuff.

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Kaitlyn Hansen

Year: Senior

Major: Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

Hometown: Englewood, FL

Fun Fact: I am a lifeguard supervisor and I love to bird watch and model cargo pants in my free time. I once tripped over a living rabbit while doing fieldwork!

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Megan Cantor

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Statistics & Sustainability Studies

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Fun Fact: I'm a barista at Starbucks and I love to take photos and scrapbook. I played Chip the cup from Beauty and the Beast in a school play in 4th grade.

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Kelly Martin

Year: Second-Year Graduate Student

Major: Masters in Business Administration

Hometown: Orlando, FL / 4-year Varsity Athlete at the University of Michigan

Fun Fact: My nickname "K-mart' was given to me the 1st year I started playing water polo and it has stuck ever since.

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Deanna Choma

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Biology & Spanish

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Fun Fact: I am an EMT on campus and shadow a doctor at Shands. Also I'm from Connecticut and I love frogs!

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Angela Vazquez

Year: Junior

Major: Advertising & Psychology

Hometown: Lake Mary, FL

Fun Fact: Buy the equipment it’s lit.

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Caroline Lane

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Political Science & History

Hometown: Boston, MA

Fun Fact: I got to live in Asia last semester! The most memorable thing I got to do was play with elephants :)

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Gabriela Gonzalez

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Animal Sciences, & International Studies

Hometown: Pembroke Pines, FL

Fun Fact: I volunteer in the Small Animal Hospital Dermatology Department and am a member of UF’s Exotic Animal Club. I’ve also been skydiving and night snorkeling in Belize!

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Emily Owens

Year: Junior

Major: Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Fun Fact: I am on a Pre-Physicians track and involved in the Pre-Pysicians Assistant Association. I am also a lifeguard and a part of Chi Omega. And I like to skydive!

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Phoebe Iglesias

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Emma Frierson

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Family Youth and Community Sciences & International Studies (Europe)

Hometown: Tampa, FL

Fun Fact: I mentor local youth through MentorGNV and Oaks Tree Early Learning Academy and I'm a Study Abroad Peer Advisor. I've been to Costa Rica, London, Dublin and New Zealand! I once broke my pinkie toe playing four square.

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Kaley Hope-Gill

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Biology & Mathematics

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Fun Fact: I like to volunteer at animal shelters and binge watch Netflix. I am studying on the pre-vet track and am a vegetarian. Also I have the two most amazing dogs, Chloe and Tebow!

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Lexy Gallo

Year: Sophomore

Major: Aerospace Engineering

Hometown: Skippack, PA / Perkiomen Valley High School

Fun Fact: I like space 🚀

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Carly Zeffren

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Forest Resources and Conservation, Spanish

Hometown: Orlando / Lake Brantley HS

Fun Fact: I love hiking and cooking fun vegan recipes!

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Liv Friedman

Year: Junior

Major: Computer Engineering

Hometown: Miami Beach, FL

Fun Fact: I love to play with dogs, take naps, and eat pasta. Also I've been sky diving before!!

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Emily Hill

Year: Sophomore

Major: Political Science and History

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL / Fort Lauderdale High School / First Team All-Conference Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel

Fun Fact: I want to go to law school one day!

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Claire Ewoldt

Year: Sophomore

Major:Applied Physiology and Kinesiology (French and Francophone Studies Minor)

Hometown: Orlando, FL / Olympia High School (2017 All-American team and State Champions)

Fun Fact: I volunteer at Shands Hospital and I’m a member of Phi Mu.

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Julia Nicholson

Year: Sophomore

Major: Finance

Hometown: Long Grove, IL

Fun Fact: I love to volunteer and bake. My favorite animal is an elephant!

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Daniela Duarte

Year: Sophomore

Major: Industrial Engineering

Hometown: Lake Mary, FL / Lake Mary High School / YCF Club

Fun Fact: I continue playing water polo so I can be skinny like Mariah.

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Emma Steinebronn

Year: Sophomore

Major: Materials Science and Engineering

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Fun Fact: I love to hike and I climbed my first mountain (with some help of course) when I was 2!

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Emily Dolce

Year: Sophomore

Major: Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Hometown: Pembroke Pines, FL

Fun Fact: I love country music, traveling, and ice cream! I am also involved in Gators for Doctors Without Borders.

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Molly Houston

Year: Sophomore

Major: Pre-Nursing

Hometown: Orlando, FL / Boone High School

Fun Fact: I have been playing water polo for six years and I adopted a cat named Ted.

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Hannah MacDonald

Year: Sophomore

Major: Political Science

Hometown: Orlando, FL / Lake Nona High School

Fun Fact: I was a goalie for 6 years before switching to being a field player.

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Caroline Grzeszczak

Year: Freshman

Major: Industrial Engineering

Hometown: Orlando, FL (Dr. Phillips High School)

Fun Fact: I work at Disney!

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Kerina Singh

Year: Freshman

Major: Educational Sciences (Pre Health Track)

Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL

Fun Fact: I have no prior experience playing water polo, but I played soccer in middle and high school! I love tea and having a good time

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Alyssa Davis

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Kailey McDonald

Year: Freshman

Major: Pre-Nursing

Hometown: Reading, Pennsylvania / Wilson High School

Fun Fact: I love volunteering, being involved and dogs!

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Imna Maciel

Year: Freshman

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Fortaleza, Brazil / Olympia High in Orlando, FL for 4 years / 2017 State champion

Fun Fact: I’ve broken my right arm three times.

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Abby Wolfe

Year: Freshman

Major: Health Science

Hometown: Boca Raton, FL / Boca Raton High School

Fun Fact: I’ll be going to Swaziland to build wells this summer with the Thirst Project! This will also be my 10th year playing water polo.

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Emma Donnelly

Year: Freshman

Major/Minor: Anthropology/Spanish

Hometown: I’m from Gainesville, and I went to Eastside High School. I was captain of my high school swim team, but this is my first year playing water polo.

Fun Fact: Besides water polo, I’m a lab assistant in the Laboratory of Southeastern Archeology and I work at the Center for Undergraduate Research. I’m also an avid podcast listener and I’m always looking for recommendations.