"It's been great," Anae said. "She's a great person, to start with. She's fun to hang around with. I think I jive really well together inside and outside of the water, with our personalities. To train with the best goalie in the world, you're going to learn a lot of things. I've definitely learned a lot from Betsey about how you approach the game physically and mentally, and how you communicate with your teammates. I've learned a lot about the international game from her. It's not all work, you know, she's really fun. She's a cool person."
Anae's calm demeanor has helped her throughout her career. Chaney said Thursday in a phone interview from Hawaii that he remembers when she was an All-American at USC her sophomore year. Then, a bit of adversity struck the next year.
In 2009, the Trojans recruited Ilse van der Meijden of the Netherlands, who had helped her country earn the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. Not only that, but Trojans Coach Jovan Vavic made van der Meijden the starting goalie to begin the season.