June 20, 2008
BERKELEY - Two California women's water polo student-athletes earned national recognition for their athletic performances this season, and were selected as 2008 All-Americans, the Association of College Water Polo Coaches announced June 20. Molly Hayes was named to the second team, while Heather Stuart received an honorable mention.
Hayes finished her senior campaign second on the squad with 48 goals, bringing her career total to 108 goals, 10th on Cal's all-time scoring list. The Atherton, Calif. product led the Bears in scoring in 10 games and closed out her career 17th in the conference with 1.66 goals/game.
Stuart was the starting the starting goalie for the Golden Bears for the second consecutive year and tallied 269 saves. The Moraga, Calif., native boasted 10.0 saves per game, good for second in the competitive MPSF, and allowed just 6.92 goals/game. Stuart is second on Cal's all-time saves list with 630 stops in 83 career games for the Bears.
The 2008 Cal women's water polo squad, in its third year under former Olympic men's water polo coach Richard Corso, finished 18-11 overall and 6-6 in the MPSF.