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    Pacific Women's Water Polo: Four Tigers Named to the Big West All-Conference Team

    Apr 28, 2010

    Freshmen Brooke Millar (Auckland, New Zealand)and Jasmine Myles(Auckland, New Zealand), and juniors Dara Tawarahara (Honolulu, Hawai'i) and Bridget Geck (Huntington Beach, Calif.) of Pacific's women's water polo team were named to the 2010 Big West All-Conference Team announced on Wednesday, April 28.

    Myles was the lone Tiger to earn first team honors after ending the season as the leading scorer for Pacific and the Big West with 80 goals in 32 games for a 2.50 goals per game average. Myles notched three or more goals in 16 of Pacific's 33 games this season, which included a five goal performance against Colorado State (Feb. 14), Cal State Monterey Bay (Feb. 27) and Harvard (March 20). In addition to first team All-Conference honors, Myles was named the Big West Player of the Week on February 4 and 24.

    Earning second team honors for Pacific were Millar, Geck and Tawarahara. Millar recorded 290 saves in the cage in 31 games for a 10.45 saves per game average. She led the Big West in saves per game average and had the second lowest goals allowed average (7.21) among Big West goalkeepers. Her best single game performance came on January 30 against UC Davis at the NorCal Tournament when she recorded 14 saves in the cage in Pacific's 10-9 double-overtime loss. Millar tallied 12 saves against Cal State Northridge to surpass Julie Ross on the single season saves list and is currently Pacific's single season saves record holder.

    After tallying 43 goals in 31 contests for a 1.39 goals per game average, Geck earned her first Big West All-Conference award. On March 13 Geck racked up five goals in Pacific's win over Concordia (Calif.) at the Cal Lutheran Spring Classic. She completed the double hat trick against Cal State Northridge and UC Santa Barbara to conclude the regular season, which included the game winning goal against No. 10 Cal State Northridge at the 2:39 point in sudden death. For her performance against the Matadors and Gauchos, Geck earned her first Big West Player of the Week award in her career on April 21.

    Tawarahara earned her second All-Conference team selection after being named to the All-Conference first team in 2009. She was the third leading scorer in conference play and Pacific's second leading scorer with 64 goals in 33 contests for a 1.94 goals per game average. Tawarahara notched three or more goals in 11 contests for the Tigers with her best offensive performance coming against Cal State East Bay on January 30, when she tallied five goals. Additionally she was named the Big West Player of the Week on March 24 after scoring nine goals in three games, which included Pacific's four goals against No. 3 California at the Pacific Invitational.

    Pacific capped off a record breaking season with a 23-10 (4-1 Big West) record, while setting new program records for most wins in a season (23), most conference wins (4) and single saves in a season (290). The pinnacle of the season came in the final home stand April 17-18, when the Tigers took down No. 10 Cal State Northridge and No. 14 UC Santa Barbara to finish first in Big West action during the regular season. The Tigers then went on to finish third at the Big West tournament in Long Beach, Calif.

    Collegiate Water Polo Association
    In the latest poll released by the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA), Pacific's women's water polo team slipped three spots from No. 12 to No. 15 after going 1-1 at the Big West tournament.

    CWPA Top 20 Poll

    Rank

    Team

    April 21 Poll

    Points

    1

    Stanford University

    2

    99

    2

    University of Southern California

    1

    96

    3

    University of California

    3

    90

    4

    University of California, Los Angeles

    4

    84

    5

    University of Hawai'i

    5

    81

    6

    San Jose State University

    6

    73

    7

    University of Michigan

    7

    71

    8

    Loyola Marymount University

    8

    67

    9

    Arizona State University

    9

    58

    10

    University of California, Irvine

    16

    52

    11

    Hartwick College

    10

    49

    12

    San Diego State University

    13

    45

    13

    California State University, Northridge

    11

    41

    14

    Indiana University

    15

    36

    15

    University of the Pacific

    12

    35

    16

    University of California, Santa Barbara

    14

    25

    17

    University of California, Davis

    17

    18

    18

    University of California, San Diego

    18

    11

    19

    Bucknell University

    RV

    9

    20

    Marist College

    RV

    6

    RV

    Princeton University

    19

    3

    RV

    California Baptist University

    20

    3

    RV

    Long Beach State University

    RV

    2