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

May 28, 2018

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Complete All-America Teams


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.


Ivana Castro (Honorable Mention)


Ivana Castro (Honorable Mention)


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


Alexandra Honny (Honorable Mention)


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


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


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


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


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


Stacia Peterson (Third-Team)


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


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


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


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


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


Lucy Windes (Second-Team)

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