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Ali  Thomason


San Rafael, Calif.

High School:
Marin Catholic




Four Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-District Recognition

Four Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-District Recognition


Kornacki: Thomason Leads U-M into NCAAs Before a Future in Medicine

Kornacki: Thomason Leads Water Polo into NCAAs Before a Future in Medicine


Michigan Receives Player and Rookie of the Year Honors

Water Polo Receives Player, Rookie of the Year Honors


Coach Leonardi Talks About His Four Seniors

Coach Leonardi Talks About His Four Water Polo Seniors


Thomason, Johnson Earn CWPA Weekly Honors

Water Polo's Thomason, Johnson Earn CWPA Weekly Honors

Features on Ali

Kornacki: Thomason Leads U-M into NCAAs Before a Future in Medicine (

Ali Thomason: A leader in and out of the pool (Michigan Daily)

Marin Catholic Grad Thomason Having Big Final Water Polo Season for Michigan (Marin Independent Journal)

At Michigan
• Enrolled in the School of Literature, Science, and the Arts
• Majoring in Neuroscience with a creative writing minor
• Three-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement and two-time Academic All-Big Ten
• Two-time ACWPC All-America honorable mention
• 2016 CWPA Player of the Year
• 2016 CWPA Championship MVP
• Two-time All-CWPA first team
• Ranks among the Michigan career leaders in goals (3rd, 209), points (4th, 307) and steals (3rd, 210)
• Fourth fastest to reach 200 career points in school history (101 games) and was just the fourth with 300 career points
• Her 28 goals and 42 points are the most by a Michigan player all-time at the CWPA Championships

Senior (2016)
• NCAA All-Tournament first team
• CWPA Player of the Year
• All-CWPA first team
• CWPA Championship Most Valuable Player
• CWPA All-Tournament first team
• Team captain
• U-M Senior High Honors
• Team 16 Offensive Most Valuable Player
• Team 16 Strength and Conditioning Award
• Four-time CWPA Player of the Week (Jan. 26, Feb. 4, Apr. 7, May 3)
• CWPA Defensive Player of the Week (Mar. 3)
• Broke the single-season and senior goals record with 94 goals, 10 more than Shana Welch in 2005
• Played in all 38 games, leading the team with 94 goals, 119 points, 61 steals and 16 field blocks
• With her 119 points she is just the seventh U-M player to hit triple digits in a season, ranking second on the single season list
• Won 129-of-141 (.915) sprints on the year
• Posted 18 games with a hat trick or better, including six goals (1), five goals (3), four goals (6) and three goals (8)
• Guided U-M to its highest finish (4th) in program history at the NCAA Tournament with four goals, two assists and three steals as she had three goals, one assist and three steals in a semifinal loss to No. 1 USC
• In conference play she has 21 goals, nine assists, 17 steals and is 22-1 on sprints
• Tallied eight goals, four assists, eight steals and won all 11 of her sprints to lead Michigan to its first CWPA title since 2010
• Tied a U-M CWPA Tournament record with five goals against George Washington and had seven points to set a team record
• Scored her 200th career goal in the CWPA Tournament against George Washington while also recording her 200th career steal in the game
• With one goal and one assist the championship game against No. 14 Indiana she went over 300 career points
• Matched a career best with six goals in an upset over No. 8 San Jose State
• Finished the regular season with five goals, three assists and three steals against Brown
• Scored five goals to go with two steals against No. 24 Cal Baptist
• Notched four of the team's seven goals versus No. 2 UCLA
• Posted four goals and two assists for six points against No. 15 San Diego State
• Four goals and one assist against both No. 24 Marist and No. 11 UCSB
• Put home four goals against both Harvard (April 9) and George Washington (April 17)
• Scored career goal No. 150 with two goals in a loss to No. 1 Stanford
• Two hat tricks, eight total goals and six steals to lead U-M to fifth place at the UCI Invitational

Junior (2015)
• CWPA All-Conference first team
• CWPA All-Tournament Team
• CPWA Player of the Week
• Team captain
• Appeared in all 32 games
• Led the Wolverines with a career-best 58 goals and 51 steals
• Also posted a career-best 34 assists
• Tallied nine goals at the CWPA Championship (April 24-26)
• Tallied three goals vs. Bucknell and four in season finale vs. Hartwick
• Scored two five-meter penalty goals vs. #11 Indiana
• Scored four goals, including two five-meter penalties, and tallied three steals vs. Mercyhurst (April 18)
• Scored a career-best six goals, including four in the first quarter, vs. #13 Indiana (April 4)
• Posted five steals vs. Hartwick, CSU East Bay (Feb. 7) and #13 UC San Diego (Jan. 25)

Sophomore (2014)
• Named CWPA Western Division Defensive Player of the Week (April 10)
• Appeared in all 34 games
• Established career highs with 37 goals, 23 assists, 60 points and 58 steals
• Led the Wolverines in steals
• Ranked third on the team in goals
• Registered four goals apiece in CWPA Championship wins over Brown (April 25) and #16 Hartwick (April 27)
• Tallied both overtime goals in U-M's 11-9 comeback win vs. Brown
• Recorded a career-high six steals at CSU East Bay (April 5)
• Also posted five steals vs. #16 San Diego State (March 9) and Siena (March 16)
• Recorded three goals and two assists apiece against Harvard (March 8) and #20 Wagner (Feb. 15)

Freshman (2013)
• Appeared in 32 games in her first collegiate season
• Posted 20 goals, 17 assists and 37 points
• Led freshmen in steals (40)
• Scored the game-winning goal with 5:20 remaining in the fourth quarter vs. #15 Indiana in CWPA Eastern Championship semifinals (April 27)
• Also netted a goal vs. #12 Princeton in the Eastern Championship game (April 28)
• Tallied six goals, four assists and 15 steals over the ASU Invitational (March 23-24)
• Posted a career-best three assists and five points vs. LaVerne (March 24) and a career-best five steals vs. Colorado State (March 23)
• Scored two goals vs. Notre Dame at the CWPA Western Division Championship (April 13)
• Had two goals, one assist and three steals vs. Cal Baptist (March 23)
• Recorded a career high with three goals vs. Santa Clara (Feb. 9)
• Scored first career goal vs. #10 Long Beach State (Feb. 9)
• Made collegiate debut vs. #9 San Jose State (Jan. 20)

• Graduated from Marin Catholic High School (2012)
• Mario Ghilotti Outstanding Student Athlete Award
• Marin Catholic Department Life Member Dean's List
• Four-year North Coast Section Scholar Athlete
• Named NISCA/Speedo Girls All-America second team (2012)
• Named 2012 Marin County Athletic League Water Polo Player of the Year and Swimmer of the Year
• Two-time MCAL First Team All-League (2010, '11)
• Contributed to two MCAL team championships (2010, '11)

• Full name is Alexandra Claire Thomason
• Birthday: January 18, 1994

Career Stats