Water Polo #8-Nationally; Heads To Stanford Invite

            With a three-match winning streak and its first move up in the national coaches' poll, San Jose State University has three top-20 opponents this weekend at the Stanford Invitational women's water polo tournament.

            The #8-Spartans (4-1) face #12-UC Davis (1-0) at 9:40 a.m. and host and #1-Stanford (5-0) at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, February 2. San Jose State wraps up two-day play with #16-Hartwick (1-0) at 8:00 a.m. and a fourth opponent later in the day, Sunday, February 3. All matches are at the Avery Aquatic Center.

            The Spartans, ranked ninth in the preseason and Week One polls, made their first move of the season in the Collegiate Water Polo Association coaches' poll after a 9-4 win over #10-Michigan.

            Freshman Rae Lekness is San Jose State's leading scorer with 16. Senior Anna Natalizio is the only other Spartan in early-season double-figure scoring with 12.

            Goalkeeper Maddie Reardon is averaging 8.00 saves per match.

            Ticket prices each day are $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for youths. The cost of an all-session ticket is $25.00 for adults and 15.00 for youths.

Collegiate Water Polo Association national coaches' poll

January 30, 2013

Rank, Team Points
1. Stanford      
100
2. USC  95
3. UCLA  89
4. California  86
5. Arizona State  81
6. UC Irvine  74
7. San Diego State  70
8. San Jose State  64
9. Princeton
 57
10. Michigan  50
11. Hawaii
 48
12. UC Davis  44
13. UC Santa Barbara  40
14. Indiana  36
15. Loyola Marymount  32
16. Hartwick  24
17, tie. Pacific 
 22
Cal State Northridge  22
19. UC San Diego  11
20. Brown  4