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SCIAC Women's Water Polo All-Conference Honors Announced

SCIAC Women's Water Polo All-Conference Honors Announced

The 2018 All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) women's water polo teams were announced Thursday following a vote conducted by the league's member head coaches.

Senior center Jocelyn Castro of Pomona-Pitzer was named the 2018 SCIAC Athlete of the Year after pacing the Sagehens to a 14-0 record in conference play and the top seed in the upcoming SCIAC Tournament.

Castro, a Pico Rivera, Calif. native, was a First Team All-SCIAC selection in 2016 and 2017 and is making her third appearance on the all-conference first team in 2018. Castro is the Sagehens' leading scorer with 60 total goals (including 33 in conference play), and has also registered 55 drawn exclusions during the season. 

Jassmine Kezman of La Verne was voted the SCIAC Newcomer of the Year after helping the Leopards to an 8-16 overall record, and a 5-9 mark in SCIAC play. Kezman was impressive in her debut campaign and was the league's top scorer with 79 goals, highlighted by 41 markers against conference competition. 

Pomona-Pitzer head coach Alex Rodriguez and his staff garnered SCIAC Coaching Staff of the Year honors as the Sagehens logged a 20-10 overall record, and a 14-0 mark in conference play en route to the top seed in the upcoming SCIAC Tournament. This is Rodriguez's first coaching staff of the year honor on the women's side after having earned the award on the men's side in the fall of 2016. 

SCIAC Athlete
of the Year
SCIAC Newcomer
of the Year
SCIAC Coaching
Staff of the Year
Jocelyn Castro
Pomona-Pitzer
Jassmine Kezman
La Verne
Alex Rodriguez
Pomona-Pitzer
     
First Team All-SCIAC
Name Institution Year Position Hometown
Jocelyn Castro Pomona-Pitzer Sr. C Pico Rivera, Calif.
Jessica Gaffney CMS Sr. A Santa Barbara, Calif.
Anastacia Gonzalez Whittier Jr. A Montebello, Calif.
Kahea Kahaulelio Pomona-Pitzer Jr. D Waialua, Hawai'i
Jassmine Kezman La Verne Fy. A Montebello, Calif.
Roxy Kiessling CMS Sr. A Honolulu, Hawai'i
Morgan McCracken Pomona-Pitzer Sr. A Atherton, Calif.
Kristi McGee Cal Lutheran Sr. C-D Agoura Hills, Calif.
Bailey Meyer Cal Lutheran Jr. GK Santa Ana, Calif.
         
Second Team All-SCIAC
Name Institution Year Position Hometown
Aracelia Aldrete CMS So. A San Francisco, Calif.
Jasmine Bustamante La Verne Sr. C Whittier, Calif.
Audrey Hattori Chapman Fy. DR Santa Monica, Calif.
Natalie Hill Pomona-Pitzer Jr. A Torrance, Calif.
Kolby Kahahawai Redlands Jr. C Kailua, Hawai'i
Victoria Rose Meek Cal Lutheran So. C Coronado, Calif.
Nikki Roed Cal Lutheran Jr. U Seattle, Wash.
Lindsay Shoaff Whittier Jr. A Costa Mesa, Calif.
         
SCIAC All-Sportsmanship Team
Name Institution Year Hometown
Devi Ganapathi Caltech Sr. La Crescenta, Calif.
Nicole Guerreiro Cal Lutheran Jr. Agoura Hills, Calif.
Mary Welton Chapman Sr. Vallejo, Calif.
Haley Gibbs CMS Jr. Novato, Calif.
Delaney Moller La Verne Sr. Mira Loma, Calif.
Monica Chernoff Occidental So. Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Janelle Lewis Pomona-Pitzer Jr. Santiago, Chile
Katelyn Jenkins Redlands Jr. Bellevue, Wash.
Leimanna Hassett Whittier Sr. Lahaina, Hawai'i