ACWPC Names Two from Women's Water Polo All-Americans

May 28, 2018

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BRIDGEPORT, Penn. - Two Lions have been named to the 2018 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) Division I All-America Teams, the organization announced Monday. Representing Loyola Marymount women's water polo teams are Hana Vilanova and Claire Wright, both receiving Honorable Mention All-America recognition.


 

 

 

Hana Vilanova finished the year as the Golden Coast Conference leading goal scorer (69), and was second in points (96), and fifth in steals (53). She was named First Team All-GCC for the second-consecutive season and named to the GCC All-Tournament team after leading LMU to the finals. She set career highs this season in goals, assists, points, shooting percentage, drawn exclusions, & steals... As a junior, ranks 11th in career goals (165), 13th in assists (68), and 10th in steals (136) in LMU's program records.

 

Claire Wright's Golden Coast Conference overall rankings include second in saves (277) and save percentage (.625) and third in goals against average (5.93). She was named First Team All-GCC for the second-consecutive season after finishing first in the GCC in goals against average and save percentage among players with at least five games played. The senior lowered her goals against average to a conference-best 4.34 in GCC games and raised her save percentage to .667 in conference games. Wright was named to the GCC All-Tournament team after leading LMU to the finals and recording 31 saves in the three-game championships. Her 865 career saves are second-most in LMU history. Her career-high 277 saves were the 7th best single season in program history, her career-high 5.93 goals against average was 9th best in program history, and her 10.2 saves per game were fourth best for a single-season. She recorded a career-high 36 steals this season.

 

Both Vilanova and Wright were named to the All-GCC First Team in April and earned All-GCC Tournament recognitions after leading LMU to a second-place finish in the Golden Coast Conference regular season and tournament.

 

The pair becomes LMU's 38thand 39thAll-America selections since the program began in 1998. The complete list can be found below.

 

ALL-AMERICANS
2016
Ivana Castro (Honorable Mention)

2015

Ivana Castro (Honorable Mention)

2014

Alexandra Honny (Third Team) Ivana Castro (Honorable Mention)

2013

Alexandra Honny (Honorable Mention)

2012

Alexandra Honny (Third-Team)
Kimberly Benedetti (Honorable Mention) Casey Flacks (Honorable Mention)

2011

Kimberly Benedetti (Third-Team) Casey Flacks (Honorable Mention) Erin Manke (Honorable Mention)

2010

Anne Scott (Second-Team)
Mary Ann Campos (Second-Team) Kristine Cato (Third-Team)
Casey Flacks (Honorable Mention) Kimberly Benedetti (Honorable Mention)

2009

Nicole Hughes (Second-Team) Anne Scott (Honorable Mention) Diana Romero (Honorable Mention) Casey Flacks (Honorable Mention)

2008

Nicole Hughes (Second-Team) Alex Wike (Honorable Mention)

2007

Stacia Peterson (Third-Team)

2006

Kristine Robinson (Third-Team) Katie Hicks (Honorable Mention)

2005

Stacia Peterson (Second-Team) Rachel Riddell (Honorable Mention)

2004

Teresa Guidi (First-Team) Devon Wright (Second-Team) Stacia Peterson (Third-Team)

2003

Teresa Guidi (Second-Team) Rachel Riddell (Third-Team) Katie Hicks (Honorable Mention)

2002

Lucy Windes (Second-Team) Devon Courtney (Third-Team) Teresa Guidi (Honorable Mention)

2001

Lucy Windes (Second-Team)

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