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PRINCETON, N.J. – Ashleigh Johnson '17 will return to the international stage as she will play with the United States in the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. The U.S. has won the last two FINA World Championships (2015, 2017) and is ranked No. 1 in the world. The squad will begin play vs. New Zealand on Sunday (July 14) before contests vs. the Netherlands two days later (July 16) and South Africa (July 18) the following Thursday. The finals are on July 26. One of the greatest athletes in Princeton history, Johnson won the C. Otto von Kienbusch and Cutino Awards during her senior season in 2017. She was the first player in Princeton women's water polo history to be named first team All-America and third ever to be picked as All-American 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.

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