|Hometown:||San Francisco, Calif.|
|High School:||St. Ignatius College Prep|
• Two-Time Member of the GCC All-Academic Team
• Two-Time Member of the ACWPC All-Academic Team
A four-year goalie who played in 54 career games, including 42 starts … totaled 408 saves, 23 steals, and 11 assists in her career.
AS A SENIOR (2017) Started all 29 games on the season … totaled 256 blocks, 15 steals, eight assists … recorded career-high 16 blocks against Sonoma State (Feb. 4) … recorded three steals vs. Hartwick at the Wolverine Invitational (March 4) … tallied 15 blocks against both Harvard (March 18) and Cal Baptist (April 13).
AS A JUNIOR (2016): Recognized as "Excellent" on the ACWPC All-Academic team ... member of the GCC All-Academic team ... started 13 games and played in 16 … tallied 142 saves, seven steals, and three assists … averaged 10.92 saves per game while allowing 116 goals … had a season high 13 blocks three times against San Jose State (Feb. 19), Hartwick (Mar. 12), and Azusa Pacific (May 1).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015: Saw time in nine games during the season … recorded one block and one steal against Stanford … had six blocks against Pacific.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014: Did not see game action.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco, Calif. … 2013 Julian Yap Award Recipient … named the 2013 Burlingame Aquatic Club’s Female Athlete of the Year… in 2012 she helped her team to third place in WCAL and CSS DII Runner up … in 2011 helped her team to another third place in WCAL … 2012 team co-captain was awarded with the coach’s award, Red and Blue Collar Athlete of the Month, Second-Team WCAL, First-Team CCS, MVP of the DII CCS Senior All-Star game and made Second-Team KAI CAL-HI All-America … in 2011 she was named the WCAL “Player to Watch Out For” along with First –Team WCAL honors and CCS Honorable Mention honors … played for coaches Paul Felton, Anne Green, and G.P. Panawek … participated in track and field in discus and currently holds the second place discus record in school history … as a team captain for the track team, she placed second in WCAL and sixth in CCS discus in 2013 … awarded with the 2011 and 2012 Outstanding Field Athlete Award.
PERSONAL: Born in San Francisco, Calif. … daughter of Mario and Nina Puccinelli … has one sister, Gianna, who attends the University of Virginia Law School … enjoys spending time with friends and watching movies.
“I chose Santa Clara because of the strong academics and the Jesuit tradition of the school. In addition, I found that Santa Clara offered a tight-knit water polo community that is very competitive within our league.”
|Apr 12||at Concordia (Cal.)||W, 14-8|
|Apr 13||at Cal Baptist||W, 7-6|
|Apr 22||at Pacific||L, 8-7|
|Apr 23||at UC Davis||L, 12-9|
|Apr 28||Azusa Pacific||L, 7-6|
|Apr 30||Fresno Pacific||W, 5-3|
|Jan 28||at Cal St. Monterey Bay||W, 11-9||-||-||-||-||-|
|Feb 2||Hawaii||L, 16-6||-||-||-||-||-|
|Feb 4||Cal St. East Bay||W, 6-4||-||-||-||-||-|
|Feb 4||Sonoma State||W, 8-7||-||-||-||-||-|
|Feb 10||at San Diego State University||L, 12-6||-||-||-||-||-|
|Feb 11||vs. USC||L, 18-2||-||-||-||-||-|
|Feb 11||vs. Hartwick||L, 13-4||-||-||-||-||-|
|Feb 12||vs. Marist||L, 8-5||-||-||-||-||-|
|Feb 12||vs. Sonoma State||L, 5-4||-||-||-||-||-|
|Feb 18||vs. Stanford||L, 19-1||-||-||-||-||-|
|Feb 18||vs. California||L, 14-4||-||-||-||-||-|
|Feb 25||Cal St. Monterey Bay||W, 10-5||-||-||-||-||-|
|Feb 25||UC Davis||L, 11-7||-||-||-||-||-|
|Mar 4||vs. Bucknell||L, 6-5||-||-||-||-||-|
|Mar 4||vs. Hartwick||L, 12-10||-||-||-||-||-|
|Mar 5||vs. Arizona State||L, 14-2||-||-||-||-||-|
|Mar 5||at Michigan||L, 17-9||-||-||-||-||-|
|Mar 11||at Cal St. East Bay||W, 11-7||-||-||-||-||-|
|Mar 18||Harvard||L, 9-8||-||-||-||-||-|
|Mar 19||Fresno Pacific||W, 11-6||-||-||-||-||-|
|Mar 31||Azusa Pacific||L, 10-9||-||-||-||-||-|
|Apr 1||Loyola Marymount||L, 6-3||-||-||-||-||-|
|Apr 8||at Sonoma State||L, 8-5||-||-||-||-||-|
|Apr 12||at Concordia (Cal.)||W, 14-8||-||-||-||-||-|
|Apr 13||at Cal Baptist||W, 7-6||-||-||-||-||-|
|Apr 22||at Pacific||L, 8-7||-||-||-||-||-|
|Apr 23||at UC Davis||L, 12-9||-||-||-||-||-|
|Apr 28||Azusa Pacific||L, 7-6||-||-||-||-||-|
|Apr 30||Fresno Pacific||W, 5-3||-||-||-||-||-|