A slow start by the Spartans led to a big first-half lead for China.
This year's total of Spartan award winners equals 2015 and 2016 combined.
#8-San Jose State takes on four top-20 ranked teams.
San Jose State
AT SAN JOSE STATE: In her second season with the Spartans... Competing for playing time as a goalkeeper.
2016: Played in two matches, both against Cal State Monterey Bay... Had a 7.20 goals against average and 10 saves for the season... Started and finished the 15-9 win over the Otters (1/17)... Made seven saves in the win... Played the fourth quarter in a 24-3 victory and was credited with three saves.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in water polo (Coach Dave Throop) and swimming... Received the team's Most Valuable Defensive Player award her sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Named a recipient of Coronado High's 2015 Lynn Hurt Award... Named to the San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic team in 2014 and 2015... Competed in the sprint freestyle events in swimming.
MORE ON SHANNON: A justice studies major... Hopes to attend law school... Named to USA Water Polo's national all-academic team in 2014... Shannon is a native of San Diego, Calif.