June 25, 2012
BERKELEY -California junior driver Breda Vosters has been named a first-team All-American and junior center Dana Ochsner was tabbed a second-team All-American, it was announced today (June 25) by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches.
From Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Vosters was earlier named first-team All-MPSF and was a member of the 2012 MPSF All-Tournament Team after scoring five goals in the three conference tournament matches. This season, she led the Golden Bears (18-9) in scoring for the second year in-a-row, finishing with 49 goals in 25 matches. As a sophomore, Vosters topped Cal with 63 goals in 31 matches as Richard Corso's squad won the 2011 MPSF Tournament champions and finished as the national runners-up.
Vosters was named both the April 9 and Feb. 20 MPSF KAP 7 Player of the Week this season. She scored three goals for Cal in the first half in the Bears' April 7 8-6 defeat over then-No. 1-ranked UCLA, and helped seal the match with another goal, a five-meter penalty shot, in the fourth period. Vosters also received the player of the week accolade Feb. 20 when she scored all of her three goals in the first quarter in an 8-3 win over San Jose State. She is the 10th Cal women's water polo player to be named a first-team All-American in school history.
Ochsner, from Oceanside, Calif., finished the year with 20 goals in 26 matches and notched the match-winning goal in the Bears' 13-12 overtime victory over Arizona State in the MPSF Tournament first round April 28. She earned second-team All-MPSF in 2011 and 2012, and was a second-team All-American as a sophomore. Ochsner was a member of the MPSF All-Newcomer Team as a freshman in 2010 as well.
Next season, Cal will see the return of Emily Csikos, a first-team All-American in 2010 and 2011, who sat out the 2012 season to train with the Canadian National Team.