Spartan water polo players Beth Harberts and Juliet Moss have earned All-America honorable mention by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC). It is the second career All-America distinction for Harberts and the first for Moss.
Harberts closed her San Jose State career with 111 goals, including 34 in her final campaign. The past two seasons, Harberts received the Adriane Riddle Award, which is given by the team to the most inspirational player in honor of Adriane Riddle, a Spartan water polo player who lost her life to cancer.
“Beth has had a remarkable career at San Jose State. She has had several broken bones, ACL surgery several years ago and played her final season after having the meniscus removed from her knee this past fall and requiring a second ACL surgery this summer,” said head coach Lou Tully. “We have never had a player compete at that level through so much physical adversity. Beth is an extremely clutch player, and one of the players that had to be in the game when it was on the line.”
Moss, coming off her junior year, led the Spartans in scoring this past season with 60 goals.
With 126 career goals scored, she ranks fifth in school history. Moss is currently training with the United States national team in Southern California as they prepare for the 2008 Olympic Games.
“Juliet got a late start in water polo. Because of her fabulous work ethic and great athleticism, she has more than caught up,” said Tully. “She is a major force for our team and draws a crowd from the opposition whenever we play. She has led the team in scoring the past two years, and her outstanding play has received the attention of our national team coaches.
“Our team and coaches have tremendous respect for both Beth and Juliet. They have earned that respect by the way they train, compete and contribute to San Jose State University and the women’s water polo team.”