London 2012 Golden Bear Olympians: Elsie Windes, U.S. Women's Water Polo

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO - OCTOBER 24: Elsie Windes #9 of the USA looks on during a women's water polo match against Puerto Rico during Day Ten of the XVI Pan American Games at the Scotiabank Aquatics Center on October 24, 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Elsie Windes is another former Golden Bear that will be in the pool for the U.S. Olympic women's Water Polo team. She played for Cal from 2004-2007 and ended up eighth on the Golden Bear's all-time scoring list with 147 goals in four years. She started playing for the U.S. Junior National team in 2004 and once she made the move to the senior national team in 2006, she's been a mainstay on the roster. She was a part of the team that won silver in Beijing in 2008, so she is definitely looking to get a gold this time around. We'll take a more in-depth look at her career after the jump!

Postgame Interview with Elsie Windes (via USAWP)

Elsie came to Cal from Portland, OR and was the Bears first true freshman to ever be selected as an honorable mention All-American. She followed that up with 2 more All-American selections and was one of the Bears leading scorers in each of her years at Cal.

From her USA Water Polo Bio:

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB: Notched one goal to help Team USA take the 2012 FINA World League Super Final... Scored four goals on the way to a Gold Medal and Olympic berth at the 2011 Pan American Games...Recorded two goals in a sixth place finish at the 2011 FINA World Championships...Tallied three goals during Gold Medal run at 2011 FINA World League Super Final in Tianjin, China...Scored five goals during the Gold Medal run at the 2010 FINA World Cup...Added five goals en route to winning the Gold Medal at the 2010 FINA World League Super Final... Posted two goals at 2009 Holiday Cup...Tallied six goals during Gold Medal run at 2009 FINA World Championships...Scored a goal on the way to helping Team USA to a Silver Medal at the 2008 Olympic Games…Scored five goals during Silver Medal finish at 2008 FINA World League Super Final...Scored two goals at 2007 Holiday Cup…Tallied four goals at 2007 Pan American Games…Scored five goals during Super Final 2007…Helped the United States' women's water polo team to a gold medal with an 11-9 victory over Russia at the 2005 FINA Junior World Championships in Perth, Australia, Jan. 24-30, 2005...A member of the USA Senior National Team since 2006…In July of 2004 helped the United States to a gold medal at the 2004 Junior Pan American Games in San Salvador, El Salvador.

You can also take a look at her Cal bio for more info on her time at Berkeley.

So here's hoping the Elsie can add to her hardware and bring home the gold! GO BEARS and GO TEAM USA!

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