Women's Water Polo Heads To Barbara Kalbus Invitational

Feb. 22, 2017

Looking for its first winning streak of the season, San Jose State University is one of 16 teams in the annual Barbara Kalbus Invitational women's water polo tournament, February 24-26.

Formerly known as the UC Irvine Invitational, the tournament covers three days at the UC Irvine Aquatics Center and at Corona del Mar Pool in nearby Newport Beach and features nine of the top-10 ranked teams in the country.

The Last Meeting
San Jose State6
#4-California15
February 4, 2017
Stanford, Calif.
Women's Water Polo Splits 1st-Day Matches At Stanford Invitational
#16-San Jose State defeated #18-UC Davis, 11-10, and lost to #4-Cal, 15-6, in first-day action at the Stanford Invitational.

The #17-ranked Spartans (4-8) open against #4-California (10-1) in a February 24 match at 1:45 p.m. at the UC Irvine Aquatics Center. The teams are meeting for the third time this season. Cal has a pair of nine-goal non-conference wins over San Jose State this season.

San Jose State's second match will be against either #5-Arizona State (6-1) or #15-Long Beach State (4-4). The Spartans lost to the 49ers, 9-8 in overtime, at the Cal Speedo Cup on January 28.

Most recently, San Jose State defeated Occidental, 20-3, to close out the 37th annual Aggie Shootout hosted by UC Davis. Sheila Jensen, with a career-best five goals, and Kathryn Elgin, with four, led the way offensively for the Spartans in their highest scoring match of the season.

Carla Toha Vilanova remains the team's leading scorer with 18 goals in nine matches. Jensen is next with 12. Donia Momen and Klaudia Paradi have 10 each.


 

 

Goalkeeper Katelynn Thompson had a season-high 13 saves in her last match, a 9-6 loss to #11-Pacific.

Collegiate Water Polo Association weekly national coaches poll

February 22, 2017

Rank, School Points
1. Stanford 98
2. USC 96
3. UCLA 93
4. California 88
5. Arizona State 84
6. UC Irvine 78
7. Hawaii 75
8. Michigan 74
9. UC Santa Barbara 66
10. Princeton 63
11. Pacific 59
12. San Diego State 54
13. UC Davis 50
14. Indiana 49
15. Long Beach State 45
16. UC San Diego 40
17. San Jose State 37
18. Hartwick 34
19. Harvard 28
20. Loyola Marymount 25
21. Wagner 20
22. CSUN 15
23. Marist 10
24. CSU Bakersfield 8
25. Cal Baptist 4