Water Polo Inks Three Standouts

May 7, 2004

Los Angeles, CA (May 7) - The Loyola Marymount University women's water polo team, ranked fifth in the nation and headed to their fourth straight NCAA Water Polo Championship this weekend, has announced the signing of three incoming freshman for the 2004-05 season.

Joining the Lions as freshman in the fall of 2004 will be Christine Robinson, Rosanna Tomiuk and Alex Wike. All three bring a high-level of success to the Lions program, including international experience.

"All three of our incoming freshman have incredible potential to contribute to our program," said Head Coach John Loughran. "Christine and Rosanna have earned valuable international experience over the past year and Alex is a local product who has had tremendous success here in Southern California."

Robinson and Tomiuk have played water polo for the Canadian National Team with current LMU Lion Rachel Riddell. Robinson will join Riddell on the Canadian Team this August in the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Tomiuk also trained with the national team and earned significant playing time with the Junior National Team.

Robinson, who is from Lachine, Quebec, and Tomiuk, who is Beaconsfield, Quebec, led their team to the Junior World Championship with a win over the United States in 2003. Robinson is a 2-meter player while Tomiuk is a defensive driver. Following high school in Canada, students go to the equivalent to prep school. Robinson attended McGill University and Tomiuk went to Lower Canada College.

Wike will bring size to the Lions' line-up next season. At 6-3, this 2-meter defender from Mira Costa High School will be a key to the Lions' defense in the future. She was named first-team CIF Division II and led her squad to the playoffs.

The Lions will play in the NCAA tournament starting on Saturday, May 8 against Stanford at 7:30 p.m.





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