Newport Harbor High senior Presley Pender has committed to play water polo at the University of Michigan, the Newport Harbor Aquatics program announced Tuesday.

Pender will be a team captain this winter for the Newport girls' water polo team. Last year the driver had totals of 34 goals and 41 steals for the Sailors.

She will be the third Newport Harbor girls' water polo product in the last several years to play for Michigan, joining Leah Robertson and Sarah Roberts.

Pender can sign her national letter of intent with the Wolverines on Wednesday, when the early signing period for women's water polo begins.

— Matt Szabo