UCLA Women's Water Polo Picked Fourth in MPSF Preseason Poll

Jan. 10, 2012

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LOS ANGELES - The UCLA women's water polo team has been selected to finish fourth among eight teams in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) preseason coaches' poll, as announced by the conference Tuesday.

Stanford was picked to win the conference, securing 49 total points and seven of eight first-place votes.

California and USC were chosen second and third, respectively. California captured one first-place vote and 39 total points. USC received 35 points.

UCLA was picked fourth in the poll with 34 points.

Rounding out the conference's remaining four spots were Arizona State (27), San Jose State (18), San Diego State (15) and Hawaii (7), respectively.

UCLA went 26-7 last season, finishing in a three-way tie for third place in the conference standings. The Bruins finished second at the MPSF Tournament and third at the NCAA Tournament.

In 2012, the Bruins will return 16 letterwinners, including seniors KK Clark, Sarah Orozco and Caitlin Dement.

UCLA opens the season at the Michigan Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich., the weekend of Jan. 21-22. The Bruins open the tournament against Colorado State on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 a.m. (PT)/10:30 a.m. (ET).

2012 MPSF PRESEASON COACHES' POLL

Rank Team Points (First-Place) 2011 Record 2011 MPSF Record (Finish)
1 Stanford 49 (7) 28-1 7-0 (1st)
2 California 39 (1) 26-5 6-1 (2nd)
3 USC 35 19-8 4-3 (t-3rd)
4 UCLA 34 26-7 4-3 (t-3rd)
5 Arizona State 27 12-14 0-7 (8th)
6 San Jose State 18 21-13 2-5 (6th)
7 San Diego State 15 20-15 1-6 (7th)
8 Hawaii 7 18-9 4-3 (t-3rd)



EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Sonoma State
San Diego, CA
W, 17 - 1
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Loyola Marymount
San Diego, CA
W, 14 - 7
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. UC Davis
San Diego, CA
W, 5 - 1
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. USC
San Diego, CA
L, 6 - 8
Friday, Feb 19
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
W, 11 - 6
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. San Diego State
Newport Beach, CA
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. Michigan
Newport Beach, CA
W, 14 - 8
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Hawai'i
Irvine, CA
W, 10 - 6
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. USC
Irvine, CA
L, 7 - 10
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Loyola Marymount
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 17 - 4
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. George Washington
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 22 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 9 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. Bucknell
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 20 - 5
Sunday, Mar 20
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
W, 6 - 1
Friday, Mar 25
at California
Berkeley, CA
W, 4 - 3
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. San Jose State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Redlands
Los Angeles, CA
W, 23 - 2
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Pomona-Pitzer
Los Angeles, CA
W, 25 - 3
Saturday, Apr 09
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 8
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 16 - 6
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 8 (3OT)
Friday, Apr 29
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
W, 10 - 3
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Stanford
Bakersfield, CA
L, 3 - 6
Sunday, May 01
vs. California
Bakersfield, CA
W, 7 - 5
Friday, May 13 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Los Angeles, CA
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