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.
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.
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.
In a week that featured 21 matches between ranked teams and four Top 10 affairs, there were just three upsets. San Jose State was involved in all three upsets, topping Princeton, but falling to Marist and Bucknell.
The 2019 women’s water polo season begins today with six matches. Ahead of that, here’s a look at each of…
With the 2019 NCAA women’s water polo season set to begin later this week, SwimSwam takes a look at the returning award winners who could be key factors in 2019. Sixty-six of the 113 All-Americans across Divisions I, II and III remain.