Women's Water Polo

9 Christina Kotsia
Christina  Kotsia

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Athens, Greece

High School:
Nea Smirni 5 HS

Height:
5-7

Position:
Defender

07/31/2015

Kotsia Participating In FINA World Championships

Kotsia was a second-team All-Big West selection.

05/07/2015

Kotsia And Robert Earn 2015 Big West All-Conference Team Honors

Junior Christina Kotsia is recognized for the second year in a row on the All-Big West Team.

04/26/2015

Beach Water Polo Takes Sixth In Big West Tournament

Long Beach State fell to UC Santa Barbara in overtime 10-9.

04/25/2015

Big West Tournament Opens With A Loss For The Beach

No. 6 seeded Long Beach State fell to No. 3 seeded Hawai'i 7-5.

04/18/2015

Beach Water Polo Falls to UC Santa Barbara

No. 12 Long Beach State lost to No. 15 UC Santa Barbara 8-7.

Long Beach State (2014): Had 5th most goals on the team... Had a goal average of .74 goals per game... scored 23 goals in the 2014 season... First goals against No. 15 UC Davisand No. 5 UC Irvinein the Triton Invitational... Scored multiple goals in 6 different games... Scored a game high goal record of 3 goals against No.19 Hartwick in a home match... Scored 1 goal in the Big West Tournament against UC Santa Barbara.

(2013):
Led all freshman with 50 goals on the year ... Started 31-of-32 matches as a true freshman ... Second highest scorer on the team ... Earned ACWPC All-America Honorable Mention and All-Big West Honorable Mention ... Converted 12-of-15 penalty shots on the season ... Led the team in scoring 11 times ... Second on the team with 15 multi-goal games ... Held a 17-game scoring streak over a one month span ... Recorded her first collegiate goal on a penalty shot in the season-opener against No. 11 Michigan at the Triton Invitational (2/9) ... Led the team in scoring in three of her first four collegiate matches ... Guided the 49ers past No. 17 Cal State Northridge with four goals as well as the go-ahead goal in the 10-8 OT win (2/10) ... Recorded her first hat-trick in an 8-3 win against Cal Baptist (2/15) ... Found the back of the net four times against Pomona-Pitzer (3/9) ... One of three players to score in 12-7 loss to No. 8 Hawai'i ... Scored a pair of goals in a 6-5 loss to No. 6 San Diego State (3/22) ... Led the team with three goals in an 8-6 victory on the road against No. 18 Pacific (3/29) ... Led the team with a hat-trick in a 9-7 upset loss to No. 17 UC San Diego ... Scored one of the three goals for LBSU in 4-3 loss to UC Irvine in season finale ... Scored two goals in her first Big West Tournament against Hawai'i and San Diego State.

High School: Captain of the Greek U17 national team ... Led that team to the European Championship ... A two-time participant in the Junior World Championships, finishing fifth in the last tournament ... A four-time secondary National Championship participant in Greece ... Won one championship, while finishing second twice a third once ... Also played club water polo with Hellas.

Personal: Born in Athens ... Parents are Konstantinos and Iliana Kotsia ... Majoring in International Business.

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