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Melissa Seidemann

VARSITY HEAD COACH

Introduction from Coach Seidemann:

I am so excited to be your new Girl's Water Polo Head Coach! 

I am originally from Northern California, I have been in Orange County for nearly 10 years now.  I am currently living in Seal Beach with my sister, a teammate and my sweet puppy, Houston.  

Let me tell you a little bit about my self.  I come to you with an extensive water polo background playing and coaching at many levels.  After attending high school in the East Bay, I competed at the collegiate level with Stanford University.  After winning a National Championship in 2011, I took a leave of absence form Stanford to train with the USA Women’s National team.  Since, I have trained and competed for two Olympic Games, winning gold in 2012 and 2016 and currently pursing my third Olympic roster and a chance at gold in 2021.  

I have always loved coaching, dating back to teaching swim lessons with my summer rec team.  In 2016 I joined a knowledgable staff at SOCAL Water Polo club, coaching their 14 and under youth girls and assisting with many other programs.  At the same time, I accepted a position as an assistant coach at UCI, where I coached for two seasons.   

In addition to my love for water polo, I am most passionate about supporting our youth as they learn and grow.  I am currently a RISE Athlete Mentor, working with kids and young adults as they navigate their world and athletics.  When my athletic career comes to a close I look forward to pursing a career in education.  I currently hold a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and am working towards a Master’s in Educational Technology.

I look forward to meeting you all, supporting your daughters on their journey and becoming a part of the CdM family. 

 

Go Sea Queens!

Melissa@cdmpolo.com

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