Spartans Now 6th Nationally; Travel To #9-LMU, #4-UCLA

            With a 8-7 win over Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) opponent Arizona State, San Jose State University now is ranked sixth in the latest Collegiate Water Polo Association national coaches' poll.

            The Spartans (14-8, 2-2 MPSF) and Arizona State changed places in the March 24 poll as a result of San Jose State extending its current winning streak to six in a row. At the start of the season, the Spartans won their first seven matches.

            San Jose State can match its longest winning streak of the season when it faces Loyola Marymount (17-2), ninth in this week's poll, on the LMU campus at noon. The Lions have a 12-match winning streak and host Brown University on March 26 prior to hosting the Spartans. San Jose State is the last team to beating Loyola Marymount. The Spartans posted a 9-8 victory on February 27 in the UC Irvine Invitational.

            Adriana Vogt scored the game-winner for San Jose State over Loyola Marymount. Vogt, the current MPSF Player of the Week, has been on a scoring spree of late with a three-goal hat trick in each of the Spartans' last four matches. She now leads San Jose State with 40 goals and is third in the conference in goal scoring.

            San Jose State's Dani Curran also is in the MPSF's top-10 in scoring with 30 goals. The Spartans are one of three teams with two field players in the MPSF's top-10 in scoring this week.

            San Jose State concludes its two-day, two-match Los Angeles swing at #4-UCLA, Sunday, March 28. The Bruins (14-5) host #2-ranked Stanford on March 27 before facing San Jose State.

Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Association

March 24 National Poll

  1. USC
  2. Stanford
  3. California
  4. UCLA
  5. Hawaii
  6. San Jose State
  7. Arizona State
  8. Michigan
  9. Loyola Marymount
  10. Cal State Northridge
  11. Hartwick
  12. UC Santa Barbara
  13. UC Irvine
  14. San Diego State
  15. UC Davis
  16. Indiana
  17. Pacific
  18. Cal State Bakersfield
  19. Princeton
  20. UC San Diego