UCLA's Jillian Kraus Captures MPSF Mikasa Co-Player of the Week Honors

Feb. 18, 2008

WOODLAND, Calif. - Senior defender Jillian Kraus of the top-ranked UCLA women's water polo team earned MIKASA MPSF Co-Player of the Week honors, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation announced Monday. Kraus scored a team-leading nine goals in UCLA's three conference road victories last week.

Kraus, who has scored in each of UCLA's 13 matches this season, tied for the team lead with three goals in UCLA's 13-3 win at No. 10 UC Irvine on Friday evening. The Tustin, Calif., resident added two goals the following afternoon, leading UCLA past No. 16 Cal State Northridge, 10-5. In Sunday's MPSF contest at No. 14 Long Beach State, Kraus scored a team-high four goals to lead the Bruins to a 19-7 victory.

Kraus and junior attacker Katie Rulon are currently tied for the team lead with 30 goals in 13 matches.

The weekly accolades marks the third earned by a UCLA women's water polo play in four weeks. Rulon has twice been named MPSF Co-Player of the Week (weeks of Jan. 21-27, Feb. 4-10).

Kraus shares the weekly honor with USC's Michelle Stein, who scored seven goals in a pair of MPSF road wins.

The top-ranked Bruins (13-0, 3-0 MPSF) return to action against No. 16 Cal State Northridge at the UC Irvine Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 23. Game time is slated for 9 a.m. at Corona del Mar High School.

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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
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 17 - 4
Saturday, May 14
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 7
Sunday, May 15
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4