COACHES

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!

Kodi Hill

JV HEAD COACH

Originally from Santa Barbara, CA, Kodi competed for the SB 805 Water Polo Club and attended Dos Pueblos High School where she won three Division I CIF Titles. Kodi graduated from UCLA in 2017, where she won 2 MPSF Conference Championships and was a 3x NCAA Division I Finalist. She also holds the record for the UCLA Women's Water Polo Team for most career assists! In 2016, Kodi took a red-shirt year to train full time with the USA Women's Senior National Team in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games. After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, she was hired as the Assistant Coach for the UCLA Women's Water Polo team, where she coached for 2 seasons before relocating to Orange County. Currently, Kodi works for a commercial real estate firm, and is very happy to be back on the pool deck coaching for CDM!

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