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BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Following the 2021 Summer Olympic Games, Princeton University alumna and United States National Team goalie Ashleigh Johnson will play for Greek Ethnikos.

Johnson previously competed for Vouliagmeni in Greece during the 2018-19 season.  The team finished third in the Euro League. A season earlier, she won the bronze medal in the Euro League playing for Italian Orizzonte Catania.

Arguably the best goalkeeper in the sport, she was named the 2019 Swimming World Female Water Polo Player of the Year and was a four-time Player of the Year selection during the decade of 2010-to-2019.

Among only two Tigers’ athletes ever to win an Olympic gold medal (in 2016) and then come back to compete at Princeton (Senator Bill Bradley was the other), she claimed Princeton’s C. Otto von Kienbusch Award and the Cutino Award as the best collegiate women’s water polo player during her senior season in 2017.

The first player in Princeton women’s water polo history to be named first team All-America and third ever to be selected  All-America in each of her four seasons, Johnson finished her Princeton career with a 100-17 record, along with a school-record 1,362 saves and a .693 save percentage. She was a 19-time Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Defensive Player of the Week award winner, a four-time first-team all-conference player and the CWPA Player of the Year.

She will not be the only American on Ethnikos’ roster next season as fellow US National team member Stephania Haralabidis also joined the club after leaving Vouliagmeni.

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