Alex Musselman loves to read.
In an era of ever-shrinking attention spans, the Corona del Mar High junior still can't resist the pull of a good book. The "Harry Potter" series is one of her favorites.
"I read huge books," Musselman said. "It's weird. No one likes to read anymore, but I love it. l find books in my house and I'll just read them."
Opposing coaches don't necessarily have to read up on Musselman, who recently finished her second year as starting goalie for the CdM girls' water polo team. They're more likely to watch tape on Musselman, reading between the lines and looking for weaknesses, not that there's too many of those.
This year she carved out a reputation as perhaps the best goalie in high school. Whether it was her pinpoint passes to spark the CdM counterattack or her season-high 18 saves in the CIF Southern Section Division I semifinals, Musselman came into her own. Every time your head turned, she was making another play.