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.
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|First Team All-SCIAC|
|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|
|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|
|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|