Women's Water Polo Sixth In Final Poll

Bridgeport, Pa.-----With its first 20-win season since 2000 and just the second one in school history, San Jose State University finished sixth in the final Collegiate Water Polo Association national poll.

    The Spartans posted a 20-14 overall record and a 3-4 mark in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. San Jose State moved into the sixth spot in the poll following its three wins against San Diego State, Hartwick and Indiana in the Aztec Classic at the end of March and remained there the last six weeks of the season. The Spartans played their best water polo down the stretch winning 12 of 15 matches and topped six top-10 teams in the process.

    San Jose State also finished ahead of four NCAA Championship teams, Michigan, Cal Lutheran, Loyola Marymount and Marist. In regular season action, the Spartans beat Loyola Marymount twice in two tries and Cal Lutheran in their only meeting.

    The number-six ranking is the second time in the last three seasons San Jose State finished a season ranked sixth nationally. In 2007, the Spartans posted a 16-13 record and was sixth in the final poll.

Final 2009 Collegiate Water Polo Association poll (May 13)

2. Southern California
3. Stanford
4. Hawaii
5. California
6. San Jose State
7. Michigan
8. San Diego State
9. UC Irvine
10. Arizona State
11. Loyola Marymount
12. UC Davis
13. Hartwick
14. Cal State Northridge
15. UC Santa Barbara
16. Long Beach State
17. Santa Clara
18. Maryland
19. Cal State Bakersfield
20. Brown