Allison Brookes, Chelsea Curran, Jillian Stapf Earn All-American Honors

June 18, 2008

Northridge, Calif. - Allison Brookes, Jillian Stapf and Chelsea Curran enjoyed outstanding collegiate water polo seasons for nationally-ranked Cal State Northridge in 2008, and for their efforts, the three Matador players have been named Honorable Mention All-Americans by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches.

Brookes earned Honorable Mention All-American honors for a third straight season. In 2008, Brookes finished as the team's top scorer with 49 goals, the tenth-best effort for a single season in school history. In 25 of the team's 29 games, Brookes scored at least one goal, and tallied two or more goals in 14 games. Her best scoring effort of the year was four goals against Michigan (2/2/408) and at California (3/22/08).

Brookes, a senior who graduated this year with a degree in Kinesiology, ended her four-year career with a school record 222 goals. Brookes finished third all-time in assists (106) and sixth in career steals (168).

Brookes also earned Honorable Mention All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) honors for a second straight season.

Stapf, a sophomore, was one of the nation's top collegiate goalkeepers in 2008. Stapf finished with 287 saves (9.26 spg), third-best for a single season in school history. Stapf tallied ten or more saves in 14 games, including the last five games of the season. Stapf gained MPSF Player of the Week honors with 34 saves in two games on the same day against Cal State San Bernardino and UC Santa Barbara (4/19/08). Her 20 saves against Cal State San Bernardino tied her career-high originally set last season against UC Santa Barbara.

Stapf, who was named to the MPSF All-Academic team in 2008, now has 623 career saves in two seasons at Cal State Northridge, second-best in school history, and only 138 short of tying the CSUN mark.

Curran, a sophomore, scored 36 goals in 2008, third-best on the Matadors. Her 51 goals in two seasons at CSUN is ninth-best in school history. Curran scored at least one goal in 18 games, and scored a career-high five goals in a 11-10 overtime victory over Indiana (3/11/08). Curran tallied four goals in a 13-9 decision over Bucknell (3/13/08). Curran scored three goals in three games.

Curran tallied a team-high 71 exclusions.

The 2008 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Women's All-American Team
Coach of the Year - Adam Krikorian, UCLA
Player of the Year - Courtney Mathewson, UCLA

First Team All-American
Tumua Anae - USC
Veronika Bartunkova - USC
Jillian Kraus - UCLA
Kelly Mason - Hawai'i
Addison McGrath - Arizona State
Lauren Silver - Stanford

Second Team All-American
Brittany Fullen - UCLA
Tanya Gandy - UCLA
Jackie Gauthier - Stanford
Molly Hayes - California
Nicole Hughes - Loyola Marymount
Christi Raycraft - UC Davis
Jenna Schuster - San Diego State

Third Team All-American
Julie Hyrne - Michigan
Miranda Nichols - USC
Amber Oland - Stanford
Brittany Rowe - UCLA
Katie Rulon - UCLA
Michelle Stein - USC
Angela Turnbull - Hawai'i

Honorable Mention All-American
Allison Brookes - Cal State Northridge
Chelsea Curran - Cal State Northridge
Jillian Stapf - Cal State Northridge
Veronica Campbell - Cal State Bakersfield
Phoebe Champion - Princeton
Gabrielle Domanic - UCLA
Kelly Eaton - Stanford
Anna Gonzales - San Diego State
Beth Harberts - San Jose State
Maggie Hatcher - Marist
Billy Hoelck - Wagner
Kirsten Hudson - Hartwick
Natalie Kim - Princeton
Lindsay Kiyama - UC Davis
Juliet Moss - San Jose State
Amanda Ortiz - Cal State Bakersfield
Kelly Phelps - Arizona State
Leah Robertson - Michigan
Valentina Rozas - Bucknell
Blaise Stanicic - Maryland
Heather Stuart - California
Laura Uribe - UC Davis
Lisa Van Raalte - Hawai'i
Caylinn Wallace - Arizona State
Dayna Wawrzynski - Long Beach State
Alex Wike - Loyola Marymount
Brooke Zimmerman - Indiana