ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
10 - Elise Molnar
Elise Molnar
Height: 5-11
Year: Junior
Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
High School: Corona del Mar
Position: 2-meter defender
Major: Neurobiology
House Affiliation: Adams

2012 (Junior):
Finished with 21 goals, 16 assists, and 40 steals ... Named second team All-Southern Division by the CWPA ... Opened the season with a goal in the first four games ... Had a streak of six straight games with at least one steal, including five games with two or more, March 3-16 ... Scored three times against Iona March 4 ... Scored twice during Harvard's 15-4 win over Whittier March 12 and contributed an assist and three steals ... Registered a goal, three assists and six steals in three games to help Harvard to a third-place finish at the CWPA Southern Division Championship.

2011 (Sophomore):
Finished the season fifth on the team in scoring with 32 goals, second in assists with 27 and third in steals with 48 ... Named “superior” student-athlete by CWPA ... Tallied two goals and had a takeaway against Villanova Feb. 5 ... Grabbed three steals, scored once and dished an assist versus Siena, then handed out two assists while notching a goal and picking up a steal at Marist in the Marist Tournament Feb. 19 ... Put in two goals, three steals and a a helper against Brown Feb. 23 ... Led the team with four takeaways and added a goal against Princeton in the ECAC Championship Feb. 27 ... Led the team in scoring and steals with three and four, respectively, against Fresno Pacific March 14 ... Posted a hat trick with three goals and grabbed two steals against Wagner March 27 ... Scored twice, dished two assists and stole the ball once versus Princeton, then notched a goal, handed out three helpers and had a takeaway at Bucknell April 9 ... Found the back of the net twice, had an assist and two steals against George Washington April 16 ... Tallied two goals, passed out a helper and collected two takeaways against Bucknell in the CWPA Eastern Championship April 30.

2010 (Freshman):
All-Northern Division second team ... Scored first collegiate goal against Villanova at Harvard Invitational (Feb. 6) … Posted five goals against Siena at Harvard Invitational (Feb. 6) … Notched a goal against New York Athletic Club (Feb. 7) and two against Iona (Feb. 7) at Harvard Invitational ... Named CWPA Northern Division Rookie of the Week (Feb. 8) after tallying nine goals at the Harvard Invitational ... Scored a goal against Iona (Feb. 20), Wagner (Feb. 20), No. 5 Michigan and George Washington (Feb. 21) at Princeton Invitational ... Scored a pair of goals against Marist (Feb. 27) and tallied a goal against Wagner (Feb. 27) and Bucknell (Feb. 28) at the ECAC Championships ... Found the back of the net once against UC Davis (March 15) ... Scored a pair of goals in Harvard’s win over Brown (April 14) … Tallied a goal against No. 11 Hartwick (April 17) ... Scored a goal against No. 7 Michigan (April 30), Bucknell (May 1) and Maryland (May 2) at the Eastern Championship.

Before Harvard
Earned four varsity letters in swimming and three in water polo at Corona del Mar High School … Named to All-California Interscholastic Federation first team in 2009 and second team in 2008 ... Two-time All-CIF Southern Section … Tabbed to all-county second team … SoCal Invitational all-tournament team … Honored on Los Angeles Times and Daily Pilot Dream Team in 2009 … Orange County Register and Daily Pilot Player of the Week … Also selected as Orange County Register Scholar-Athlete of the Week … Corona del Mar Senior-Athlete Standout and Student-Athlete Award recipient … Winner of the Coach Award for Scholar-Athlete and Most Improved Player in 2009 … Named to USA Water Polo Academic All-America team in 2009 … Earned Coach’s Most Improved Varsity Swimmer Award in 2006 and Leadership Award in 2008 … Helped team to four Pacific Cast League championships … Competed in international tournaments in New Zealand and Hawaii … Junior Olympics member in 2005, ’06 and ’08 … Valedictorian … President’s Volunteer Service Award … UCI Center for Neurobiology Learning and Memory Grant recipient … Darwin Science Award … National Honor Society … AP Scholar with Distinction … Volunteered with the National Charity League for five years.