May 1, 2008
WOODLAND, Calif. - California sophomore two-meter Grace Reynolds and senior driver Molly Hayes were named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation all-second-team, while senior keeper Heather Stuart was an honorable mention, it was announced Thursday by MPSF executive director Al Beaird. The all-tournament squads were picked by the league's head coaches following the MPSF Tournament, held Apr. 24-27, at San Diego State.
Reynolds paced the Golden Bears this season with 52 goals and a leading scorer in 10 games. The Tustin, Calif. product, who scored a personal high four goals three times, currently has 95 career goals in two years at Cal. Reynolds was on the MPSF leader board all season and finished the year 13th in scoring, averaging 1.79 goals per game.
Hayes finished the year second on the squad with 48 goals, bringing her career total to 108 goals, 10th on Cal's all-time scoring list. Hayes 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 grabbed 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 team completed its third season under head coach Richard Corso, finishing 18-11 overall and 6-6 in MPSF play. The Bears were also an impressive 8-2 at home. Cal took sixth at the MPSF Tournament, defeating No. 13 Long Beach State (10-7) in the opening round, falling to No. 2 Stanford (8-6) in the quarterfinals, upsetting No. 4 Arizona State (11-8) in the semifinals and losing to No. 4 San Diego State (12-11 in overtime) for fifth place. The Bears will lose four seniors to graduation - Hayes, Stuart, defender Katya Eadington and undergraduate assistant coach Vanessa Lindsey.