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Photo Gallery: Marist Water Polo - Natalie Benson Photo... 9/5/2013
Here is a look at the playing and coaching career of Natalie Benson (Golda) before she was named the Marist water polo head coach.
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  • 640 426 Natalie played at UCLA from 2001-2005, winning 3 national championships 211352180 UCLA Athletics
    640 400 Natalie was a 3-time All-American at UCLA 211352178 UCLA Athletics
    400 640 She was named the AWPCA National Player of the Year in 2005 211352179 UCLA Athletics
    640 532 Natalie played in 2 Olympics and 3 World Championships for Team USA 211352186 US Presswire
    548 640 Natalie won 5 medals in her international career (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze) 211352183 USA Water Polo
    640 529 She won a silver medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 211352185 US Presswire
  • 443 640 Natalie scored a combined 11 goals in the Athens and Beijing Olympics 211352184 US Presswire
    548 640 Natalie scored four goals in an Olympic game against China in 2008 211352182 USA Water Polo
    640 457 She also had three goals against Russia in the Beijing Olympics 211352181 USA Water Polo
    425 640 Natalie has coached for the Huntington Beach Water Polo Club since 2008 211352176 Huntington Beach Water Polo
    640 425 Natalie's husband Eric has coached with her as an assistant. 211352177 Huntington Beach Water Polo
    640 379 Natale was awarded the Doc Hunkler Distinguished Coach Award in 2011 211352175 Huntington Beach Water Polo
  • 425 640 Her teams have medaled in 3 Junior Olympics. Gold in 2011, silver in 2012 & 2013 211352168 Huntington Beach Water Polo
    425 640 Natalie won gold at the 2013 UANA Pan-Am Youth Championships in Argentina 211352173 Huntington Beach Water Polo
    425 640 She was also the coach of the 2013 USA Water Polo’s Women’s Cadet National Team. 211352172 Huntington Beach Water Polo
    480 640 Her daughter, Elise (left), is now 3 years old. HB5.jpg 211352174 Huntington Beach Water Polo
    640 425 “I am very excited to begin my career as coach of the Marist Red Foxes” -Benson 211352169 Huntington Beach Water Polo
    425 640 "Natalie is one the best young coaches in our country” -USA coach Adam Krikorian 211352170 Huntington Beach Water Polo
  • 478 640 Benson was inducted into the New York Athletic Club (NYAC) Hall of Fame in 2007 211352171 Huntington Beach Water Polo
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