Three Spartans Named 2012 All-Americans

Colorado Springs, Colo.-----Seniors Dani Curran and Meagan Minson and junior Anna Natalizio were named to the 2012 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-American teams.

            Curran (Chino, Calif.) was a third-team selection while Minson (Riverside, Calif.) and Natalizio (Irvine, Calif.) were honorable mention honorees among the 36 players named either first, second, third or honorable mention All-Americans.


            Curran becomes the first San Jose State player to be a four-time water polo All-American. She was an honorable mention choice each of her first three seasons. After scoring 60 goals to tie for team high honors in 2012, Curran concluded her career with 237 goals, second best at San Jose State and tied for eighth all-time in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF).

            Minson earned her second honorable mention All-American award in her four-year San Jose State career. She was credited with 212 saves and ranked fifth in the MPSF in saves per match. The first Spartan goalkeeper to earn All-American honors was a 2011 All-American who finished her four seasons at San Jose State with 901 saves.

            Natalizio shared the team lead in goal scoring with Curran. She tied for ninth in conference scoring with Curran.

            The 2012 honorees mark the second year in a row at least three San Jose State players were named All-Americans.