MPSF Honors Coach Lou Tully, Moss, Torres & Curran

Woodland, Calif.-----San Jose State University women’s water polo head coach Lou Tully is one of four Spartans recognized for the team’s outstanding season by the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) as its 2009 Coach of the Year.

    Tully, who completed his 13th season as San Jose State’s only head coach in the sport, directed the Spartans to a 20-14 win-loss record in 2009 for the school’s first 20-win season since 2000 and third consecutive winning season. Along the way, San Jose State set a school record with a nine-match winning streak and knocked off nine top-10 nationally-ranked teams. The Spartans opened Mountain Pacific Sports Federation action with an overtime win over #4-ranked Hawaii just the second time in school history the team defeated an opponent ranked that high in a contest.

    His 2009 squad is the highest scoring team in school history. San Jose State scored 377 goals, 77 more than the previous best of 300 in the 2007 season.

    Four Spartans scored 50 or more goals and each was honored as an All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation selection.

    Juliet Moss, a 2-meter specialist, was one of eight players named to the first team. Moss completed her four seasons at San Jose State as the single-season and career goal scoring leader. The senior from San Jose scored 80 goals in 2009 and finished with 206 in her college career.

    Moss is just the second Spartan to earn first-team All-MPSF honors since San Jose State started the program in 1997. In 2004, Laura Scott was the Spartans’ first first-team All-MPSF player.

    Dani Curran, a freshman from Chino, Calif., is the second Spartan in as many seasons to be named to the MPSF All-Freshman team. Curran was second on the 2009 in goal scoring with 68 the most ever scored by a San Jose State freshman in a season.

    Tanya Torres, a senior from Alta Loma, Calif., received honorable mention All-MPSF recognition. A co-captain for the 2009 team, she had her most productive season offensively scoring 56 goals.