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Schedule

W Water Polo
FINAL
Sat
Apr 28
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
5
No. 18 Wagner
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
18
W Water Polo
FINAL
Sun
Apr 29
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
7
Iona
Iona
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
9

Sophia

DelBondio

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#5

Center Defender
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Napa, Calif.
High School: Vintage

Bio

2018: Finished her VMI career fifth in the record book for career matches played with 111 … ranks fourth in program annals in career steals (100) and fifth in drawn exclusions (41) … played in all 32 matches as a senior, ranking second on the team in assists (27), third in steals (34) and fourth in shots (94), goals (28) and points (55) … recorded a season-high seven shot attempts  in matches versus Siena on Mar. 25 and Marist on April 14 … seven times recorded a season-high two goals over the 32 matches … recorded five assists in a match against Villanova on April 15 to help VMI qualify for the MAAC Tournament with a thrilling 17-14 victory … logged four steals against Marist on April 14.

2017: Ranked fourth on the team in steals during the year with 22 ... earned a career-high 27 goals during the season ... registered a season-high four goals against No. 23 Marist on April 15 to help the Keydets to a 17-15 overtime win, VMI's first ever win over the Red Foxes ... had three goals against Mercyhurst on Feb. 19 and three versus George Washington on March 4 ... logged 13 assists for the year, including two in matches against Occidental (Mar. 16) and Iona (Apr. 2) ... tallied a total of 40 points by way of her 27 goals and 13 assists ... drew eight exclusions for the year ...registered four steals against Iona on April 15 to help preserve VMI's second win over the Gaels during the year ... Dean's List recipient.

2016: Finished fourth on the team in goals with 28 during the season and fourth in shot attempts with 82 … also finished fourth on the team (10th in MAAC) in steals with 34 on the year, including four in the season opener against Penn St. Behrend … scored a season-high four goals at home against George Washington on Mar. 1 … tallied a season-best seven shots against St. Francis on Apr. 3 … recorded 11 assists during the season … logged 39 points for the year, including five against George Washington on Mar. 1 and four on two other occasions … totaled 12 drawn exclusions, with three versus St. Francis on Apr. 16.

2015: Played in 22 games during the season … tallied 31 shot attempts during the course of the year and logged seven goals throughout for a total of seven points on the year … earned a season-high four shot attempts in games versus Chapman and Marist (Mar. 21) … scored goals against Fresno Pacific, Chapman, Cal Baptist, Macalester, Caltech, St. Francis (Mar. 29) and Siena (Apr. 12).

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Vintage High School in Napa, Calif., playing for coaches Sarah Saunders and Julian Szmidt … earned all-league, all-section and all-county MVP honors ... named all-section first team and was a Kai-Hi All-American … two-team varsity captain and MVP as a junior and senior … won the Coach's Award as a sophomore on the varsity team … served as a captain of the junior varsity squad her freshman season and was named MVP … holds school records for most steals in a game and in a season … played for Napa Valley Water Club, Davis Water Polo Club, and Lominda … selected to National Selection Training for the Olympic Development Program … selected to A teams all three years competed in the ODP system … played for USA Water Polo at the Junior Olympics.

Personal: Full name is Sophia Anya DelBondio …daughter of Bret and Lisa DelBondio … has three siblings, Trevor, Connor and Mason … father played football at Santa Rosa Junior College (Calif.) and at UC Davis … plans to major in biology and exercise science.

Year

GP

Shots

Goals

Assists

Points

Shot %

KO

DKO

2018

32

94

28

27

55

.298

35

15

2017

30

69

27

13

40

.391

41

8

2016

27

82

28

11

39

.341

39

12

2015

22

31

7

0

7

.226

15

6

Career 

111 

276

90

51

141

.314

130 

41

Career Bests:

Goals: 4 - vs. George Washington (3/1/16); 4 vs. No. 23 Marist (4/15/17)
Shots: 7 - vs. St. Francis (4/3/16); 7 vs. No. 23 Marist (4/15/17); 7 vs. Siena (3/25/18)
Assists: 5 - vs. Villanova (4/15/18)
Points: 7 - vs. Villanova (4/15/18)

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