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Ashleigh Johnsons Helps USA To FINA World League Super Final Title

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 06/13/2016
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DALLAS, Texas – Ashleigh Johnson, senior-in-waiting, for the Princeton women’s water polo team, made nine saves to help the United States’ women’s water polo team drop Spain, 13-9 in the FINA (International Swimming Federation) World League Super Final on Sunday.

The former Tiger helped the national team to its third straight FINA World League title and 10th overall. The team won each of its six matches in the tournament, scoring an average of 13.5 goals per contest. Johnson made 45 saves in her four appearances with her best performance coming in the semifinals as she stopped 13 shots against China.

A three-game set vs. Hungary (June 27-July 2) and three-game matchup vs. Russia (July 21-27) will be the national team’s last warmups before taking on Spain (Aug. 9) in match play of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The 2015 CWPA Player of the Year, Johnson has posted an 81-13 overall mark at Princeton, turning away 1,062 of the 1,533 shots she has faced en route to a 0.693 save percentage. Putting together three of the highest single-season save totals in program history, Johnson is already the Tigers’ career leader.

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