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Maria Apablasa
Maria  Apablasa


Sherman Oaks, Calif.

High School:




2010: Appeared in 24 games in her junior season with the Wildcats and led the team in assists (15) for the second season in a row... Also scored 25 goals for a total of 40 points, both of which ranked third on the squad... Also recorded 12 steals and 9 ejections drawn.

2009: Recorded a stellar sophomore season while appearing in 18 games and leading the team in assists (17)...Also recorded 15 goals for a total of 32 points for the season... Was fourth on the team in steals (16) and third in blocks (2).

2008: Had a terrific freshman season, leading Villanova in points (64), assists (19) and ejections drawn (49) for the year ... Played in all 27 matches and scored 45 goals on 127 shots ... Third on the team in shots taken ... Tallied 14 steals and one block.

Louisville High School: Lettered four years for the water polo and swim teams ... Team MVP in 2006 and 2007 and was named the Most Inspirational Player in 2005 ... Holds school records for assists in a career and single-season ... Named second team All-CIF in 2007 and first team Mission League in 2006 ... Mission League MVP in 2007 ... Senior captain.

Academic and Community Honors: Recipient of her high school's Service Award.

Personal: Born 6/8/89 in Westwood, Calif. ... Only child of John and Deirdre Apablasa ... Has a relative, Marisa Samaniego, who was on the UCLA diving team for three years ... Undecided on college major.