Vogt Named Water Polo MVP

            Adriana Vogt, San Jose State University's single-season and career goal scoring record holder, was named the 2011 Most Valuable Player at the annual Spartans' women's water polo awards banquet.

            The senior from Menlo Park, Calif., scored 86 goals, was second in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) in goal scored per match in 2011 and finished her career fifth on the conference's career scoring list with 245.

            The first-team All-MPSF and all-tournament selection also received the Adriane Riddle Award for the player who best exemplifies inspiration, dedication and courage.

            Goalkeeper Meagan Minson was named the Outstanding Defensive Player for the Spartans, who recorded a 21-13 win-loss record and finished the season ranked fifth in the final national coaches' poll. Like Vogt, Minson, a junior from Riverside, Calif., set single-season and career records in 2011. Her 317 saves this season increased her three-season career record-setting total to 740.

            Allie Stewart, a junior from Sacramento, Calif., was named Outstanding Offensive Player. Stewart scored 45 goals and set a single-game record with eight scores in a win over #14-ranked Hartwick at the University of Michigan Kick-Off to start the season. Heading into 2011, Stewart had scored 38 times in two seasons.

            Freshman Timi Molnar, from Budapest, Hungary, was named the Newcomer of the Year. Second on the team in goal scoring with 69 tallies, Molnar recently was named the MPSF's Newcomer of the Year.

            Katie Buzzetta, a junior from Hollister, Calif., received the Spartan Award; freshman Rachel Henry, from Santa Cruz, Calif., Most Improved; and junior Kelly Stewart, from Surrey, British Columbia, Scholar-Athlete.

            Vogt, goalkeeper Lauren Lewis from Upland, Calif., and utility player Alyssa Friesen, from Clovis, Calif., were recognized as the Spartans' 2011 senior class.

            For the 2012 season, Allie Stewart will return as team captain and share captain duties with junior-to-be Kimber Methvin from Porterville, Calif.