Fifty-four student-athletes representing 25 institutions have been tabbed as Division I women’s water polo All-Americans by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC). National champion Stanford and runnerup USC each boast six honorees.
The 6th-ranked University of Michigan water polo team defeated No. 15 Princeton, 10-6, on Sunday in the CWPA Championship game for the third straight year to earn its fourth straight title and the ninth in program history.
Maddy Steere and Abby Andrews of the University of Michigan claim Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year honors, while Princeton University head coach Derek Ellingson takes Coach of the Year accolades to headline the 2019 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division I All-Conference Team.
All seven automatic berths for the NCAA Championships will be decided in league tournaments across the country beginning Friday.
37 players netted four goals or more to headline the Week 10 standout performances. Bucknell’s Paige Furano led the way with a school record seven scores vs. Harvard on Sunday.
Six upsets, including two overtime affairs, highlighted Week 10 water polo action.
Penn State Behrend’s Lauren Wood set the school season record for goals with two against Connecticut College on Friday, upping her tally to 55 for the year. Kyra Christmas was the leading individual goal scorer of the week, putting in eight goals on 12 shots as #6 Pacific topped #13 Fresno State 16-8.
#15 Long Beach State’s Sarah Barker recorded five goals in a 13-7 win over #16 Wagner on Sunday and added four more in a 15-6 victory over RV Bucknell on Thursday. Barker was one of 24 players with at least one four-goal effort on Week 8.
With 21 of the CWPA Top 25 teams in action on Week 6 and 24 contests involving two ranked squads, just four ended in upsets, but two came among the top 10.
The goals continue to pour in across the country with several players notching hat tricks and five efforts of six or more scores on Week 4.