No. 3 UCLA Hosts Cal Lutheran in 2013 Home Opener
Feb. 8, 2013
LOS ANGELES -
The No. 3 UCLA women's water polo team (11-1) hosts Cal Lutheran (0-0) in its 2013 home opener on Saturday (Feb. 9) at Spieker Aquatics Center. The contest is slated to start at 1:00 p.m.
IN THE CAGE
HILL WITH THE ASSIST
BROOKS ON DECK FOR YEAR FOUR
SCOUTING CAL LUTHERAN A mix of returning players and a large incoming class sets the Division III No. 5 ranked Cal Lutheran women's water polo team up for a competitive 2013 campaign despite a very difficult schedule that features numerous Division I opponents early in the season. A group of eight freshmen will experience collegiate water polo for the first time, joining with a core of 11 returning players that feature a quartet of seniors. Leading that effort will be 2012 Honorable Mention All-American Morgan McCardell. Joining the Regals from UC Irvine, McCardell made an immediate impact last year, as the team-leader with 28 assists while tying for the team lead in steals (41), adding 31 goals and 12 drawn ejections after starting 27 games. Also returning for her senior season is Shannon Streeter. The center played in all 29 games a year ago and started 19 times. She was third on the 2012 team with 30 steals, recording 16 drawn ejections, handing out 12 assists and scoring 20 times. After a car accident in December of 2011 forced Jane Galluzzi from the pool and school, she returns healthy and ready to contribute during her senior season. Galluzzi was a threat in each of her first three seasons for the Regals. As a junior in 2011 she led the team with 44 goals and was second with 39 steals while tallying 14 assists and 12 drawn ejections. Rounding out the senior foursome is goalkeeper Kylee Tomasetti. In 2012 she started all 17 games she appeared in and made 119 saves. She also contributed with 16 steals, seven assists and even scored a goal for the Regals last spring.
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