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San Ramon Valley High's water polo player Kat Klass, 16, is photographed in Danville, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. Klass is the East Bay water polo player of the year. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)

DANVILLE -- Kat Klass and her lethal right arm demanded constant attention during an unbeaten season for the San Ramon Valley High girls water polo team.

Not only did the junior's quickness, length and powerful shot made her a matchup problem, so did her team-first attitude.

Opponents could rarely afford to leave just one defender on Klass, but she was perfectly happy with the extra attention.

"I welcome the double and triple teams, because if I'm doing my job and attracting the other team's defense, it opens up shots for everyone else," Klass said. "It's a satisfying feeling even if I wasn't the one scoring that I could contribute to it."

Despite the constant double teams, Klass still scored an amazing 151 goals as the Wolves went 27-0 and claimed a third straight North Coast Section Division I title.

A two-time East Bay Athletic League MVP, Klass is the East Bay Girls Water Polo Player of the Year.

An impressive scorer throughout her high school career, Klass took on a larger leadership role this season. The Wolves' starting lineup included just one senior and four freshmen, including Klass' younger sister, Sarah.

Klass was relied upon to help keep the Wolves organized in the pool as her knowledge of the game has expanded.

"She's a teacher, yet she's always trusting in her teammates," San Ramon Valley coach Heather Johnston said. "She's so much fun to have on the team and raises everyone's level of play."

The water polo community outside the East Bay is also getting to know Klass a little better.

The daughter of former Olympian Craig Klass, Kat helped the youth national team win gold at the Youth Pan-American Games in Argentina.

She then competed in the Futures 50 tournament in October, an event that allowed the sport's rising stars to play with the nation's best, and is part of a young group of players called up to the senior national team for this week's Canada Cup.

"I've had the opportunity to train with (the senior national team) a little bit, and it's really inspiring," Klass said. "Every time I come back motivated to work harder. It makes me want to be at that level."