At a young age, Sophie Shorter-Robinson is already an incredibly accomplished water polo athlete. Originating from Auckland, New Zealand and attending Diocesan School for Girls, she was the College Sport Female Young Sport’s Person of the Year for water polo, the College Sport Nominee for Overall Female Young Sport’s Person of the Year, and earned the Del Hooper Cup Award. During her school years, she also received the 2020 Year 12 Diocesan Sports Girl of the Year and became a Senior National Secondary Schools Gold Medalist and Tournament MVP in 2021.
Arizona State University (ASU) is a prominent public research university located in Tempe, Arizona. With a comprehensive range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, the college is dedicated to fostering innovation and excellence in education. The university is an NCAA Division I institution and competes in the Pacific-12 Conference.
Sophie ended her freshman year with Arizona State with 25 goals scored across all 22 games she played. On February 4th, she also scored a career-high 4 goals in one game against Stanford, scored three hat tricks throughout the season, made a season-high of two steals against Michigan, and finally competed in the 2023 Women’s World Cup for New Zealand over the summer and scored a goal.
It’s safe to say Sophie is exactly where she belongs in a Division I college, and we are so incredibly proud of everything she has accomplished, both during her time in New Zealand as well as her time in the American college system.