BERKELEY – Freshman Dora Antal was named a First Team All-American on Monday by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches.
Antal becomes the ninth First Team All-American in school history, and the fourth in the past five years.
Senior Ashley Young was named a Third Team All-American for the second time in her career. She also earned the honor as a freshman in 2011.
Antal was voted the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Newcomer of the Year after finishing second in the conference in goals per game with an average of 2.78. She was named MPSF Newcomer of the Week three times and twice had six-goal games, tying for the third-highest mark in school history. Antal also had the game-winning goal in sudden death overtime to lift the Bears to a victory over Arizona State in the Third Place Game of the MPSF Tournament.
Antal finished the season with 75 goals, the second-most ever by a Cal freshman and fourth in school history overall.
Young, Cal’s lone senior in 2014, finished fourth on the Bears with 29 goals. She was an All-MPSF Second Team pick. Young finished her career with 135 goals, good for 10th on the Bears’ all-time list.
Tarrago, who recently competed in the FINA World League Super Final for Spain and is a 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist, finished the season ranked fifth in MPSF in scoring average with 2.04 goals per game. Tarrago also had two six-goal games this season, both against ranked opponents. She had 49 goals overall, second on the team.
Illes ranked third on the Bears with 48 goals and 17th in the MPSF with an average of 1.60 goals per game. During one stretch in March, she led or co-led the Bears in goals for six straight games.
The Bears went 20-10 in 2014 and advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. They entered the postseason ranked No. 3 in the country, their second-highest ranking ever.