Honny Leads Six Lions in Postseason Honors
Alexandra Honny earns first-team All-WWPA honors as five others are honored.
April 22, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- LMU junior Alexandra Honny was one of six Lions to earn Western Water Polo Association postseason honors as voted on by the league's eight coaches, earning first-team All-WWPA for the second consecutive season - the 10th Lion in program history to earn back-to-back first-team honors.
Honny, who led the Lions in goals with 62 and leads the WWPA in steals with 78, ranks sixth all-time with 198 goals and needs two to be just the sixth Lion to score 200 or more in a career.
Joining her with second team All-WWPA honors is sophomore Mackenzie Beck, senior Jessica Morelos and freshman goalie Claire Wright. Earning honorable mention All-WWPA honors is freshman Danielle Johnson. Johnson and fellow freshman Ivana Castro earned WWPA All-Freshman honors.
All told the Lions earned seven honors, tied with 2012 team with the most in program history. Beck is the only other repeat from last season as she earned All-Freshman honors a year ago.
Morelos is ending her career with her best season, scoring 42 goals - second on the team - with 29 steals. As for Beck, she is tied for third with 37 goals, adding 26 assists and 24 steals. In her first season in goal for the Lions, Wright has made 173 saves with a 7.76 goals against average against some of the nation's best. In the last nine wins for the Lions, seven coming against WWPA foes, she has a 3.13 goals against average.
Also in their first seasons of collegiate water polo, Castro and Johnson have found their way into the starting line-up. Castro has scored 32 goals with 21 steals and 17 assists while Johnson has tallied 21 goals with 33 steals, 24 kick outs drawn and 10 field blocks.
The Lions are the No. 2 seed in the 2013 WWPA Championships, which begin on Friday at Santa Clara's Sullivan Aquatics Center. The Lions open with No. 7 seed CSU East Bay at 12:30 p.m.