Rachel Mitchell
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Rachel  Mitchell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Danville, Calif.

High School:
Monte Vista HS

Height:
6-0

Position:
Goalkeeper

Experience:
3L

06/02/2016

School-Record Four Aztecs Earn All-America Honors

Four Aztecs named ACWPC Water Polo All-Americans

05/15/2016

Water Polo Falls to UCSB at NCAAs; Finishes Eighth

Water Polo falls to UCSB at NCAAs; Finishes eighth

05/14/2016

Water Polo's Rally Falls Short in NCAA Loss to ASU

Water Polo's rally falls short in NCAA loss to ASU

05/13/2016

SDSU Water Polo-USC Postgame Quotes

San Diego State Water Polo-USC postgame quotes

05/11/2016

Water Polo Ready for NCAA Championship in L.A.

Water Polo ready for NCAA Championship in L.A.

INDIVIDUAL HONORS
2016 ACWPC Honorable Mention All-American
2016 GCC All-Tournament Team
2016 GCC Tournament MVP
2016 All-GCC First Team
2016 GCC Player of the Week (April 13)
2015 All-GCC Second Team
2015 GCC All-Tournament Team
2014 ACWPC Honorable Mention All-American
2014 GCC First-Team All-Conference
2014 GCC Player of the Week (April 9)

2016: Earned ACWPC Honorable Mention All-American honors... Voted to the GCC all-tournament team and was named MVP... Named to the all-GCC first team... GCC Player of the Week (April 13)... Played in all 37 games... Recorded 364 saves, which was tied for fourth most saves in a single season... Posted four assists and nine steals... Had a season-high 18 saves in the Aztecs' suddent-victory win vs. Pacific in the GCC Championship... Finished her career with the second-most saves in school history (1,291).

2015: Named to the all-GCC second team and all-tournament team... Played in the net in all 32 games for the Aztecs... Recorded 262 saves in 977:48 minutes played... Added 15 steals and three assists... Had a season-high 15 saves in the Aztecs' triple-overtime defeat at the hands of UC Irvine (February 27)... Enters her senior season with 927 career saves which ranks second all time behind former Aztec stopper Kelly Campoli (1,350; 2009-2012) .

2014: Named an ACWPC Honorable Mention All-American and GCC first-team all-league performer... Was named the GCC Player of the Week on April 9... Played in 33 games... Posted 297 saves, while adding 17 assists and 21 steals... Accumulated 1,016 minutes, 3 seconds in net... Had a goals-against average of 6.90... Her season high for saves was 17 vs. Cal Baptist on March 1.

2013: Played in 33 games as a true freshman... Made 368 saves, which was the third-most in SDSU single-season history and the most by a freshman in school history... Added 14 assists and 11 steals... Made a career-high 19 saves in an overtime 11-10 win at No. 11 Michigan... Helped the U.S. win gold at the Maccabiah Games following the campaign.

High School: A four-year varsity player, who guided Monte Vista to three EBAL, NCS and Western State championships... As a freshman, was named rookie of the year before claiming the starting role as a sophomore in 2009 en route to all-CIF third-team accolades... As a junior, Mitchell was named the defensive player of the year and became the school's all-time leader in career save percentage (77.1 percent)... One two goalkeepers selected for the U.S. youth national team, which attended a training camp in Hungary in July 2011... Named to the U.S. youth national team, was selected to the 2011 top-100 athlete list for the East Bay in Northern California and earned second-team All-America honors.

Fill In The Blank
Major: Criminal justice
Favorite Sports Team: Lakers
Favorite Athlete: Kobe Bryant
Favorite Home-Cooked Meal: Homemade spaghetti and meatballs
Person Who Had The Greatest Influence On My Career and Why: My mother. I wouldn't be where I am today without her.

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