April 29, 2014 > Seven Pioneers named to All-Conference Team
Seven Pioneers named to All-Conference Team
Submitted By Scott Chisholm
Seven different members of the Cal State East Bay womenÕs water polo program were named to the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) All-Conference Team, announced on April 23rd. The seven selections are highlighted by the second straight First Team designation for senior Sara Hudyn.
Hudyn becomes only the second player in program history (Claire Pierce) to be named multiple times as a WWPA First Team selection. She leads this yearÕs team with 74 goals and nearly 40 steals.
Senior Allison Zell, junior goalkeeper Marrina Nation, and sophomore newcomer Taylor Cross were each named WWPA Second Team selections. Zell has scored 25 goals this season and leads the team with nearly 40 assists. Nation has made a personal best 275 saves in goal and is holding opponents to 9.17 goals per game in 2014. CrossÕ immediate impact in her first year includes being the teamÕs second leading scorer with 32 goals.
Teammates Julia Charlesworth and KaÕiliponi McGee received WWPA Honorable Mention honors. The senior Charlesworth earns her first league honor after scoring a career-high 22 goals in 2014. The junior newcomer McGee has scored 27 goals in her inaugural season with the Pioneers.
Olivia Mackell is the fourth East Bay player over the past five years to earn WWPA All-Freshman Team honors. She leads the Pioneers with nearly 30 drawn exclusions to go along with 12 assists and eight goals in her first collegiate campaign.