Six Honored at Water Polo Awards Banquet

Beth Harberts, a second-team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation selection, was named the 2007 Adriane Riddle Award winner at the annual San Jose State University women’s water polo awards banquet.

The award recognizes the Spartan player who best exemplifies the inspiration, dedication and courage of Adriane Riddle, who played for San Jose State University during the 2001 season.

Harberts, a senior from Redlands, Calif., scored 35 goals during the Spartans’ most successful season since 2001.

Kendra Adama, Juliet Moss, Tanya Torres, Bridget McKee and Alexis Higlett also were recognized.

Adama, a junior from Redlands, was named “Most Valuable Player.” The Spartans’ number-one goalkeeper was credited with 263 saves during a season in which San Jose State posted a 16-13 win-loss record and finished sixth in the final national poll.

Moss, a sophomore from San Jose, received the “Outstanding Offensive Player” award. Moss helped the Spartans set a team record for most goals scored in a season. She led the Spartans with 55 goals and ranked among the top-10 goal scorers in the 13-team Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in 2007.

Torres, a sophomore from Alta Loma, Calif., was named “Outstanding Defensive Player.” She also scored 29 goals on the season.

McKee, a freshman from Newbury Park, Calif., was named “Most Improved.” She was sixth on the team in scoring with 27 goals.

Higlett, a senior from Australia, earned the “Scholar-Athlete” Award. The Radio/TV/Film major is a MPSF and San Jose State University “Scholar-Athlete” Award winner. Higlett was second on the team in goal scoring this season with 44.