Irvine, Calif. – Jenny Jamison and Heidi Pettinger gained first team All-Big West honors, Melissa Doll garnered Honorable Mention accolades, and Marisa Young became the first Matador in school history to earn All-Big West Freshman of the Year honors in a vote of the league's six water polo coaches.
Melissa Doll – Sophomore, Attacker, Harleysville, Pa.
An Honorable Mention All-Big West selection in 2012 … Tallied 36 goals in 2012, fourth-best on the Matadors … The team leader in assists (46), and second on the Matadors with 46 steals and field blocks (23) … Her 46 assists were only one short of the single season Top-10 at Cal State Northridge … Scored at least one goal in 25 games … Tallied a career-high four goals against La Verne (3/24/12) … Her shooting percentage of .434 (36-for-83) was third-best among the Matador regulars.
Jenny Jamison – Sophomore, Utility, Thousand Oaks, Ca.
First Team All-Big West Conference … Enjoyed an outstanding season in 2012 … The Big West scoring leader with 68 goals which is also fifth-best for a single season in Big West history … After only scoring eight goals in 2011, the sophomore responded with 68 goals, fourth-best for a single season in school history … Jamison's production helped the Matadors finish the year with a school record 378 goals, surpassing the old mark of 371 by the 2010 squad … Scored at least one goal in 32 of the 38 games she played … Scored a career-high five goals against Brown (3/24/12) … Compiled a shooting percentage of .428 (68-for-159), fifth-best among the Matador regulars … Tallied four goals in games against #10 Indiana (1/29/12), Cal State Monterey Bay (3/3/12), Bucknell (3/18/12) and La Verne (3/24/12) … Scored at least two goals in 19 games … Led the team in scoring in nine games … Led the Matadors in penalty shots with 13 in 15 shot attempts … Dished out 40 assists (#3 on the team) in 2012 after tallying no assists the year before … Her 31 kick outs drawn was third-best on the Matadors.
Heidi Pettinger - Senior, Defender, Chino Hills, Ca.
First Team All-Big West Conference … Scored 29 goals along with a team-leading 29 field blocks, #2 in kick outs drawn (40), #3 in steals (44) and #6 in assists (30) … Scored a season-high three goals against #6 Hawaii (2/25/12), Cal Baptist (4//12) and La Verne (4/22/12) … Finished her career with 132 goals (#6 in school history), 116 assists (#5 in school history), and 143 steals (#6 in school history).
Marisa Young - Freshman, Center, Fountain Valley, Ca.
The Big West Freshman of the Year, and Second Team All-Big West … Definitely a rising star in water polo at Cal State Northridge … Became the first Matador in school history to claim Big West Freshman of the Year accolades … Finished third in the Big West Conference with 65 goals … Her 65 goals tied for the sixth-best total in CSUN history while qualifying her for ninth-most in Big West history … Hit .389 (65-for-167) of her shots from the field … Young's production helped the Matadors finish the year with a school record 378 goals, surpassing the old mark of 371 by the 2010 squad … Led the team in kick outs drawn with 64 … Scored at least one goal in 28 of the 39 games played … Scored a career-high five goals against #13 Hartwick (2/4/12) … Scored at least two goals in 20 games … The team's leading scorer in nine games … Tallied four goals against Fresno Pacific (3/2/12), Occidental (3/13/12), Bucknell (3/18/12) and La Verne (4/22/12) … Scored three goals in four games.
The 2012 Big West Women's Water Polo All-Conference Team
Jenny Jamison – Cal State Northridge (Sophomore, Utility, Thousand Oaks, Ca)
Heidi Pettinger – Cal State Northridge (Senior, Defender, Chino Hills, Ca)
Jessy Cardey – UC Irvine (Junior, Attacker, Riverside, Ca.)
Katie Croghan – UC Irvine (Senior, Utility, Yorba Linda, Ca.)
Jessica Dunn - UC Davis (Junior, Utility, Los Alamitos, Ca)
Carmen Eggert – UC Davis (Junior, Attacker, San Rafael, Ca)
Kelsey Klatt – UC Irvine (Junior, Center, Fresno, Ca.)
Ruth Milne – UC Santa Barbara (Junior, Goalkeeper, Redwood City, Ca.)
Danielle Warde – UC Irvine (Sophomore, Utility, Huntington Beach, Ca)
Marisa Young – Cal State Northridge (Freshman, Center, Fountain Valley, Ca)
Ariel Feeney – UC Davis (Senior, Attacker, Davis, Ca.)
Shelby Haroldson – UC Santa Barbara (Junior, Attacker, Redondo Beach, Ca)
Melissa Matheson – Long Beach State (Junior, 2-Meter, Long Beach, Ca)
Dakotah Mohr – UC Davis (Senior, Center, Davis, Ca.)
Coriann Snyder (Long Beach State, Sophomore, Defender, Porterville, Ca.)
Melissa Doll – Cal State Northridge (Sophomore, Attacker, Souderton, Pa.)
Alicia Began - UC Davis )Senior, Center, Camarillo, Ca.)
Hannan Croghan – UC Irvine (Sophomore, Attacker, Yorba Linda, Ca.)
Kim Kay – Pacific (Senior, 2-Meter, Cape Town, South Africa)
Elise Martin – Pacific (Sophomore, Utility, Calgary, Albert, Canada)
Chelsea Parks – Long Beach State (Sophomore, Driver, Rancho Cucamonga, Ca.)
Riane Woods – UC Davis (Junior, Goalkeeper, Carlsbad, Ca.)
2012 Big West Player of the Year – Jessy Cardey (UC Irvine)
2012 Big West Freshman of the Year – Marisa Young (Cal State Northridge)
2012 Big West Coach of the Year – Dan Klatt (UC Irvine)