Christmas Takes All-ACWPC Second Team; Duarte Snags Honorable Mention

Christmas Takes All-ACWPC Second Team; Duarte Snags Honorable Mention

STOCKTON, Calif. - The Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches released their Division-I All-American Team this past week. Junior attacker Kyra Christmas earned All-Second team honors while fellow junior Mariana Duarte earned All-Honorable Mention.

The full list of All-American awards can be found here.


ACWPC All-Second Team: Kyra Christmas (Junior | ATT | Calgary, Alberta)

Claiming her third consecutive All-American award, Christmas continues to solidify her mark in a Tiger uniform in just three years at Pacific. The Calgary, Alberta native finished the year with 71 goals, 30 assists, and a shot percentage of .530 to lead the Orange and Black. The reigning GCC Player of the Year would also record a hat trick in 12 out of the Tigers' last 13 matches, including three five-goal performances against Fresno State, LMU, and Cal Lutheran. Christmas wraps up her junior year with a career 211 goals, 20 goals shy of third all-time in Pacific women's water polo history.

ACWPC All-Honoralbe Mention: Mariana Duarte (Junior | ATT | Sao Paolo, Brazil)

Duarte matches Christmas with her third consecutive All-ACWPC award. The third year player finished her season with 44 goals, 29 assists, 21 steals, and 25 drawn exclusions. She would also play a key factor in starting possession for the Orange and Black winning 14 of her 16 sprints this season. Duarte had three stretches during the season where the junior attacker notched a goal in consecutive appearances including a seven-match streak leading up to Pacific's NCAA Quarterfinal loss to eventual champion Stanford. Duarte also achieved a career mark during her junior campaign hitting the 150 goal mark, becoming just the eighth player to do so in UOP history. 

 

 

 

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