Nov. 10, 2006
DAVIS, Calif. -
UC Davis women's water polo signed prospective student-athlete Dakotah Mohr of nearby Davis Senior High to a national letter of intent (NLI) during the November signing period. Mohr, who plans to major in design, is expected to enroll in the 2007 fall term.
Mohr is currently a center and second-year team captain for a juggernaut Blue Devils program that has advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section title game for six straight seasons, winning five championships. She earned All-CIF-SJS honors in each of her first three years, and added NISCA All-America third-team distinction as a junior in 2005. Mohr, who led DHS with 101 goals last year, was selected as the MVP of her team, the Monticello Empire League and the section. She plays both her varsity and Davis Water Polo Club ball for former Aggie Doug Wright.
In 2006, Mohr was selected to the U.S. Youth National Team that won a gold medal at the Junior Pan American Games in Montreal, Canada. She was the team's second-leading scorer, and will become the second Youth National Team alumna to play for UC Davis since women's water polo became a varsity sport in 1997, joining six-time All-American Tiffany Hodgens.
"Dakotah is a very multi-faceted, tough-minded player," said UC Davis head coach Jamey Wright. "She has played at the highest levels with the Youth National Team. Not only is she a great player, but she's also a great individual. She's a good teammate who works hard."
Mohr's other club accolades include All-Tournament honorable mention at the 2006 20u Junior Nationals, and MVP award at the 2005 Hawaiian Invitational and a first-team All-America nod among 16-and-under players at the 2005 Junior Olympics. She is a three-year member of the Zone 8 Youth Team
"It's really nice to see a local star stay home and, in a way, take a chance on UC Davis," added Wright. "She recognizes all the positives that this school has to offer. I think more and more of the top-flight local athletes are seriously considering UC Davis."
Mohr's father, Rick, played defensive end for UC Davis from 1977-80. He earned All-Far Western Conference honors as an Aggie senior and made the 1983 Canadian Football League All-Star Team as a member of the Toronto Argonauts. Dakotah's older sister, Brittany, also was a Davis High water polo standout who later played one season at Cal.
Last season, the Aggies went 22-12 and earned their first-ever appearance at the National Collegiate Women's Water Polo Championships, held at UC Davis' Schaal Aquatics Center.