One of the finer players to don the Aggie water polo cap, two-time honorable mention All-American Lindsay Kiyama has returned to her alma mater to serve as a volunteer assistant coach.
Although a steady contributor in her first two seasons, Kiyama enjoyed a breakthrough year as a junior in 2008. She finished third on the team with 38 goals and led the Aggies with 54 steals, capturing ACWPC All-America honorable mention. Kiyama was particularly effective at that year's National Collegiate tournament, scoring a hat trick in UC Davis' first-round win over San Diego State. She also won the university's W.P. Lindley Award as the outstanding scholar-athlete of the year.
Kiyama, or "Kiys," as she is known to teammates, repeated her All-America nod as a senior in 2009. She led the Aggies in goals (53), points (85), minutes played (664), shots (118) and steals (44), while adding 32 assists and 10 blocks. Kiyama also added All-Big West Conference first-team distinction during the league's inaugural season.
For her career, the Concord, Calif. native and Clayton Valley High graduate ranks sixth in school history with 120 lifetime goals, while her 75 career assists is tied for fifth. In the classroom, Kiyama earned ACWPC All-Academic honors for three straight years, adding CoSIDA Academic All-District distinction as a senior.
Kiyama earned her degree in biochemistry and molecular biology in 2009.