Fifth-year senior Erin Manke had to sit and watch a year ago, and she couldn't be happier as she leads the Lions into 2014.
Lions get 16-4 and 22-8 wins at Bruin Invitational to open season.
For the Lions to claim a second straight conference title and 10th in 13 seasons, they will have to do it with a whole new look.
Lions' All-Access feature Inside the Lions Spotlight on women's water polo senior Erin Manke.
Women's water polo earns highest number of WWPA Academic honors in program history to give Athletic Department 67 All-Academic selections for 2011-12.
Entering her fourth season with the LMU women's water polo team, Erin Manke made the decision to use a redshirt season, forcing her to sit and view the game from a new perspective. As she enters her fifth season in the pool for the Lions, the year off has propelled her growth into a senior leader.
Lions' All-Access previews 2013 season, looking at the upperclassmen.
Inside the Lions Player Spotlight looks at senior Erin Manke
Highlights from LMU's 12-2 win over Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday
NCAA postgame press conference from NCAA Championships consolation semifinals.
A campaign in support of the Lions Athletic Fund, benefiting the LMU Student-Athlete
Student-Athlete reception prior to the 2013 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies
NCAA Consolation Semifinal: LMU 12, Pomona-Pitzer 2
UC Irvine 8, LMU 6
2012 WWPA Championship: LMU 7, UC San Diego 6
Briefly... Erin Manke is in her fifth season of collegiate water polo at LMU, redshirting the 2012-13 season... played club water polo for LAWPC, winning the 2010 Women's 20U and Open titles...
Honors/Records... 2012 Honorable Mention WWPA All-Conference... 2012 Second-Team NCAA All-Tournament... 2011 Honorable Mention All-American... 2011 Second-Team All-WWPA... 2011 first-team WWPA All-Tournament... was named 2010 WWPA All-Freshman... 37 assists in 2010 rank sixth all-time for a single season at LMU... played club water polo this summer for LAWPC, wining the 2010 Women's 20U and Open titles... finished junior season ranked second all-time with 136 career assists and 12th all-time with 116 career steals... 56 goals in 2011 is ranked 15th all-time for a single season...
National Team... was a member of the USA Women's Futures Team (2005), the USA Women's Cadet National Team (2006, 2007), the USA Wome's Cadet National Travel Team (2007), the USA Women's Junior National Team (2008, 2009) and a member of the USA Women's Junior National Travel Team (2009)...
At LMU... 2012... scored 39 goals, third on the team, while adding 43 assists, 41 steals and 12 field blocks to earn Honorable Mention All-WWPA honors... was second on the team in assists, third in steals and fourth in field blocks... scored seven goals with four assists in the NCAA tournament to earn second-team NCAA All-Tournament... had 10 games with two or more goals... had 10 games with two or more assists, including six in win over Azusa Pacific... 2011... was named All-American after scoring 56 goals, tied for second on the team... added a program record 56 assists, having 16 games with two or more assists on the season... had 15 games of two or more goals on the season... had a five assist game against Cal State Bakersfield... had seven goals and seven assists at WWPA Championships... 2010... was named to the WWPA All-Freshman team... scored 34 goals with a team-best 37 assists, which ranks sixth all-time for a single season... added 23 steals... scored four goals at NCAA tournament, netting a pair agains Cal May 16)... had three goals in first game of career... had a career-best four assists against Colorado State (Apr. 11)... had career-best three steals against Marist (Mar. 13)... had six assists in two games at WWPA tournament...
High School... graduated from Bishop Alemany High School in 2009 with a 3.75 GPA... earned eight varsity letters, four in swimming and four in water polo... was a first-team All-American in 2007 and 2008, a second-team All-CIF selection 2007, 2008 and 2009, first-team All-Junior Olympics in 2006, 2006 and 2007, a two-time first-team All-Mission league selection, and a four-time team MVP... scored 295 goals in four years of high school competittion... she graduated Magna Cum Laude... was named US Water Polo Scholar-Athlete her final three seasons and was a member of the National Honor Society as a senior...
Personal... Erin Augusta Manke was born in Northridge, Calif., and is the daughter of Brenda and Gregory Manke...she has an older sister, Jessica played water polo at Cal State Bakersfield... she is an Urban Studies major.
MANKE CAREER STATS