1 Sallie Walecka
1 Sallie Walecka
Height: 5-8
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Castilleja
Previous College: Pomona College
Position: GK
Major: Mathematics/Physics

At Pomona-Pitzer: Completed her first season as a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Water Polo team, where she plays goalie…2012: Tallied 39 saves on the year, including seven in the second half against Stanford in the first round of the NCAA Tournament after growing up in Palo Alto...Also scored a goal as a field player in a loss to Cal State Monterey Bay.

High School: Attended Castilleja School in Palo Alto, where she competed on the water polo and swimming teams for the Gators…Was a second-team All-CIF selection, and an honorable mention All-Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division honoree…Named a 2010-11 Water Polo Academic All-American…Helped the Gators to a second-place finish in the CCS in 2008 and 2010 seasons, where she lost to current Pomona-Pitzer teammate Sarah Westcott’s team both times…A National Merit Commended Scholar and a 2010 Castilleja Theoretical Math Award recipient…Also competed for the Stanford Club team.

Personal: Attending Pomona College, where she has a dual major in mathematics and physics, with a minor in French…Has two sisters…Hobbies include the guitar, tap dancing, surfing and anything that involves water…Brenda Villa and Jessica Steffens are her favorite athletes…Favorite books are Hunger Games and The Great Gatsby, while favorite movies include Finding Nemo, What About Bob? and Blue Crush…Lists “Can Zombies Do Math” as the most interesting course she has taken at Pomona so far…Lists Henry Clay and Jack Johnson as the public figures she most admires…Chose Pomona “for the strong academics, great professors, and overall feel of the campus.  Everyone here is so interesting and welcoming, which creates a great environment to thrive in.”