California Tabbed to Tie for Third in MPSF
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  01/22/2008

Jan. 22, 2008

WOODLAND, Calif. - The California women's water polo team was predicted to tie for third place in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, according to a preseason coaches' poll released Friday. The Golden Bears, who tied with Stanford with 107 points, earned one first-place vote.

UCLA, which has won three straight national championships and return three scoring leaders from last season's squad, took first place in the poll with 132 points and 11 first-place votes.

The Cal women's water polo squad is in its third year under former Olympic men's water polo coach Richard Corso. The Golden Bears finished 12-11 overall and 6-6 in the MPSF last season, which was the program's 10th consecutive winning season.

Last season, the Bears outscored their opponents, 220-194, and produced seven double-digit scorers. Freshman two-meter Grace Reynolds paced Cal with a team-high 43 goals, which was good for 11th place in the MPSF.

Cal starts off its 2008 campaign thus Sunday in a nonconference match-up at UC Davis.

Rank	Team			Points (First-place votes)
1	UCLA			132 (11)
2	USC			116
3	California		107 (1)
3	Stanford			107
5	Hawaii			96
6	SDSU			78
7	SJSU			71
8	Arizona State		59
9	UC Irvine			56
10	Long Beach State		42
11	UC Santa Barbara		34
12	Cal State Northridge	27
13	Pacific			11