2008 Women's Collegiate Club All-America Team Released

Sarah Ur
Sarah Ur

BRIDGEPORT, Pa.  -- The Collegiate Water Polo Association has announced the 2008 Women's Collegiate Club All-America Team as 39 student-athletes garnered the highest annual honor in the CWPA.

California Polytechnic State University's Sarah Ur, the Most Valuable Player of the National Collegiate Club Championship for leading her team to the 2008 National Championship, earned Player of the Year honors.

The University of Oregon, Notre Dame University and California Polytechnic led the All-America teams with four honorees each.

Ur joined teammate Colleen Scheitrum on the first team for Cal Poly, while Roxanne Eastwood and goalie Jenny Austin grabbed third team and honorable mention accolades, respectively.

For Oregon, goalie Jessica Kragt and Courtney Ashford garnered first team honors, while Karen Peront and Beth Gordon received second and honorable mention accolades.

Bridget O'Neill collected first team honors for Notre Dame as the Fighting Irish placed goalie Betsy O'Neill on the second, Kelly Horner on the third and Christina Romano on the honorable mention teams.

2008 Women's Club All-America Team
Player of the Year: Sarah Ur (California Polytechnic State University)
First Team
Jessica Kragt (Goalie) University of Oregon
Courtney Ashford University of Oregon
Kristina Forest University of California, Davis
Sarah Ur California Polytechnic State University
Colleen Scheitrum California Polytechnic State University
Bridget O'Neill University of Notre Dame
Laura Imai Fresno State University

Second Team
Betsy O'Neill (Goalie) University of Notre Dame
Jeannie LaPlante Middlebury College
Cami Kliner University of Arizona
Rachel Edwards Texas A&M University
Karen Peront University of Oregon
Catrina Gallardo University of California, Los Angeles
Sheena Curtin University of Pennsylvania

Third Team
Gina Petrakos (Goalie) University of Florida
Shannon Carcelli Carleton College
Roxanne Eastwood California Polytechnic State University
JJ Hedlund University of Arizona
Kristen Swader California State University-Maritime Academy
Kelly Horner University of Notre Dame
Maria Zavala University of Washington

Honorable Mention
Jenny Austin (Goalie) California Polytechnic State University
Christel Smith (Goalie) University of California, San Diego
Elizabeth Lawrence (Goalie) University of Pennsylvania
Soleil Roberts University of Pennsylvania
Whitney Landgrebe University of California, San Diego
Vanessa Jackson New York University
Adele Young University of California, Los Angeles
Sarah Kennifer Duke University
Jennifer Salzman Saint Mary's University (Mn.)
Kristen Cook Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Emily Evers Iowa State University
Johanna Sierra University of Florida
Katelyn Clancy Grand Valley State University
Beth Gordon University of Oregon
Christina Romano University of Notre Dame
Danielle Bastien Boston College
Natalie Dimora California State University-Chico
Lauren Benson California State University-Fullerton


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