Northridge, Calif. – Jenny Jamison and Marisa Young, stars of the future in collegiate water polo, were honored on Monday for their outstanding play during the 2012 season by being named Honorable Mention All-Americans by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC).
Jamison, a sophomore who was named first team All-Big West Conference, was CSUN's top scorer and #2 in the league with 68 goals. That total is also fifth-best for a single season in school history.
Young, a freshman who was named Big West Freshman of the Year in addition to first team honors, finished second on the team and third in the league in scoring with 65 goals.
Jamison and Young were among ten players from the Big West Conference to gain All-American honors. Jessy Cardey and Danielle Warde from UC Irvine were named second team All-Americans. Carmen Eggert (UC Davis), Katie Croghan (UC Irvine), Ruth Milne (UCSB), Jessica Dunn (UC Davis), Coriann Snyder (Long Beach State) and Elise Martin (Pacific) were accorded Honorable Mention All-American accolades.
All-American Analysis …
Jenny Jamison and Marisa Young are the eighth and ninth CSUN players to gain All-American honors in school history … Past Matador All-Americans include Allison Brookes (2006, 2007, 2008), Chari Christopher (2005), Chelsea Curran (2008), Jessica Coy (2009), Whitney Delgado (2010, 2011), Sydney Sonoda (2009, 2010, 2011) and Jillian Stapf (2008, 2009, 2010).
Jenny Jamison – Sophomore, Utility, Thousand Oaks, Ca.
Honorable Mention All-American by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) … First Team All-Big West Conference … Named Team Co-MVP along with teammate Marisa Young … Enjoyed an outstanding season in 2012 … The #2 scorer in the Big West Conference 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.
Marisa Young - Freshman, Center, Fountain Valley, Ca.
Honorable Mention All-American by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) … First Team All-Big West Conference … Named Team Co-MVP along with teammate Jenny Jamison … The Big West Freshman of the Year, and Second Team All-Big West … Also named CSUN Rookie of the Year … 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 … Compiled a .389 (65-for-167) shooting percentage … 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 (#7 for a career in school history) … 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.