Franke becomes the first athlete from any sport at UC San Diego to be named Big West Player of the Year.
The Trojans will make their 17th straight NCAA appearance after a third consecutive MPSF title.
Megens is joined by fellow seniors Denise Mammolito and Holly Parker on the MPSF All-Tournament Team.
A fourth-period surge ultimately earned USC a 9-6 victory over No. 3 seed Stanford in in Sunday’s MPSF Championship game at Mona Plummer Aquatic Center.
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With the conference victory, the Regals get an at-large berth to the NCAA national championship tournament.
Marist Water Polo captured its fifth Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship on Sunday with a 13-10 victory over VMI in the McCann Natatorium.
Cal’s Kitty Lynn Joustra scored a career-high six goals and Elli Protopapas added a hat trick the Bears triumphed over the Hoosiers, 13-11.
Led by four goals from Bayley Weber, USC doubles up the Sun Devils with a 16-8 semifinal win in Tempe.
The No. 9 UC San Diego women’s water polo team fell short of a spot in the Big West Tournament with a 12-11 loss to No. T-7 UC Irvine.
The win improves IU’s season record to 10-16 overall and 2-12 in MPSF action. San Jose State drops to 2-16 overall and 1-11 in conference play.
After three close quarters, the Bulldog offense spread the distance by scoring three goals in the final period to take the game 11-7.
The Bears will now play in the Fifth Place Game against either Indiana or San Jose State on Sunday.
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