Courtesy: UC San Diego Athletics
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. T-8 UC San Diego women’s water polo team will travel to UC Davis to play a pair of games on Saturday, April 10. The Tritons look to stay undefeated in the conference and build upon their three game win streak.
UC SAN DIEGO AND COVID-19
UC San Diego’s nationally renowned Return to Learn program was created to return to in-person teaching, learning, conducting pioneering research and serving our communities in the safest way possible. The program has three adaptive pillars that are central to our strategy to resume on-campus activity: risk mitigation, viral detection, and intervention.
For the latest information on UC San Diego and COVID-19, please visit the University’s Return to Learn site.
ATTENDING THE GAMES
Per the current COVID-19 guidelines set by the state of California, the County of San Diego and the Big West Conference, fans are not permitted to attend home games at Canyonview Aquatic Center. For more information on UC San Diego ticket policies, visit UCSDTritons.com/tickets.
COVERING THE TRITONS
Media members wishing to cover a UC San Diego game in-person at Canyonview Aquatic Center this season must notify a member of the Athletics Communication staff no later than 24 hours before start of a contest. All media members will need to complete a UC San Diego symptom screening form on the day of game prior to arriving on campus.
LAST TIME OUT
The Tritons won a pair of games against UC Santa Barbara on March 26 and 27. In game one, Ciara Franke scored the golden goal in sudden death overtime to seal the victory for the Tritons. Game two almost went to overtime, but a last second goal from Annika Arroyo iced the game.
BIG WEST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Ciara Franke was named Big West Player of the Week on March 31 after her performance against UC Santa Barbara. Arroyo was named Big West player of the week on March 17 after scoring seven goals in the Triton’s two games against Hawaii. Previously, Bugelli was named Big West Player of the Week on February 24.
USE CREDIT UNION TRITON ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Bennett Bugelli was named the USE Credit Union Athlete of the Week on March 22 after her MVP performance in the Harper Cup. Previously, Arroyo was also named the Triton Athlete of the Week on March 15 and Ciara Franke earned the honor on March 1.
2020 BIG WEST SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Franke was named UC San Diego’s 2020 Big West Female Scholar-Athlete of the year. Each institution is awarded one male and female award winner. The award acknowledges their accomplishments on the field, in the classroom, and in their communities.
BIG WEST RANKED NATIONALLY
6. UC Irvine
T-8. UC San Diego
10. UC Davis
11. UC Santa Barbara
T-16. Long Beach State
SIZING UP THE AGGIES
The Aggies are 8-4 on the season and 2-1 in Big West action. Three of their four losses were decided by two or fewer goals. Noelle Wijnbelt has led the conference in scoring with 24 goals. Since 2006, the Tritons are 3-13 against the Aggies and have not played them since 2018. UC San Diego will be looking for its first win against them since 2013.
100 GOALS CLUB
Grace Pevehouse (152) and Ciara Franke (136) have scored over 100 goals in their careers. Next closest player is Jessee Ransone with 67.
With 564 career saves, Bennett Bugelli ranks ninth all time. Currently, Kaitlin Foe ranks eighth with 634 saves.
HEAD COACH BRAD KREUTZKAMP
Kreutzkamp is in his 12th season as Head Coach of the women’s team. He has a career record of 242-165. With four more wins, he will overtake Denny Harper as winningest coach in program history.
UC SAN DIEGO ATHLETICS LAUNCHES WEEKLY PODCAST
As part of UC San Diego’s transition to Division I, the Athletics Department launched a weekly podcast, Tritoncast. Produced by UC San Diego Athletics Communications, Tritoncast features in-depth interviews with UC San Diego personalities including scholar-athletes, alums, coaches, and administrators. Triton fans will get an inside look at the UC San Diego Athletics Department as the program transitions to NCAA Division I and the Big West Conference.
New episodes of Tritoncast are available each week on the most popular podcasting apps, including Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Audible, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, and TuneIn. In addition, each episode can be heard and downloaded on UCSDTritons.com. For individual show information and listen links, follow Tritoncast on Twitter @Tritoncast.
FOR THE YOUNGER CROWD
Got some young Triton fans in your family? If they are eighth grade or under, check out the Junior Triton Club. Membership includes a free t-shirt, admission to over 100 UC San Diego home athletic events, and much more!
For the latest Triton apparel and accessories, visit the official team store of the Tritons here.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Keep up with the Tritons all season long on social media through Twitter and Instagram. The team’s social media handle is @UCSDwwp.
The Tritons will travel to Long Beach State to take on the Beach on April 16 at 7 p.m. and April 17 at 2 p.m.