Northridge, Calif. – Marisa Young and Lindsy Nelson, who helped the Cal State Northridge women's water polo team to a 23-12 season and a #14 national ranking, were honored on Wednesday afternoon with Big West Conference All-League accolades in a vote of the league coaches.
Young (Sophomore, Center, Fountain Valley, Ca.), gained second-team All-League honors while Nelson (Junior, Attacker, Murray, Ut) was accorded Honorable Mention status.
Young gained All-League honors for a second year while Nelson was recognized for the first time in her CSUN career by the Big West Conference.
Young scored 50 goals in 2013, second-best on the Matadors and was among the top scorers in the conference. Young scored two or more goals in14 games including a career-high five goals against Occidental (3/2/13). Young's 29 field blocks were second-best on the Matadors, and her .355 shooting percentage (50-for-141) was fourth-best among CSUN players.
Young also collected 39 steals (#4 on the Matadors) and 29 field blocks, second-best on the team.
Nelson ranked fifth in the Big West Conference in scoring, and the top scorer on the Matadors with 70 goals, sixth-best for a single season in school history, and only ten goals short of the school record.
Nelson also added a team-leading 56 assists (fifth-best for a single season in school history), third in field blocks with 25 (fourth-best in CSUN history), and third in steals with 38.
Nelson, earlier this year, tied a school record with seven goals against Sonoma State (1/27/13). The original school record was set by Chari Christopher against Wagner (3/13/03) and Whitley Delgado against Cal State Bakersfield (2/12/11).
Nelson's shooting percentage (.432, 70-for-162) was second-best on the Matadors while her 162 shooting attempts ranked fourth-best in school history.
Monica Eggens of Hawai'i was named the 2013 Big West Player of the Year. UCSB's Samantha Murphy was voted Big West Freshman of the Year. Maureen Cole of Hawai'i was named Big West Coach of the Year.
#5 Lindsy Nelson, Attacker, Junior, Murray, Ut.
Named the Big West Player of the Week for her seven goals in ten attempts against two nationally-ranked teams, #13 UC Davis (3/18/13) and #7 San Diego State (3/9/13) … Against UCD, Nelson recorded three goals to go along with one assist, one steal and one field block … She helped the Matadors pull off the near upset of #7 San Diego State with a game-high four goals (in six attempts) while adding two field blocks, one assist and one steal … CSUN's top scorer with 70 goals (#5 in the BWC) … That included a career game against Sonoma State (1/27/13) when she scored seven goals, breaking her personal best of five goals last year against Bucknell, Cal State Bakersfield and Cal State San Bernardino … Nelson's seven goals tied the school record for single game goals which had been set by Chari Christopher against Wagner (3/13/03) and Whitney Delgado against Cal State Bakersfield (2/12/11) … Scored two or more goals in 18 games … Had a shooting percentage of .432 … Dished out 56 assists, #1 on the Matadors, fifth-best for a single season at CSUN … Dished out a season-high four assists against Bucknell (3/14/13), Concordia (3/19/13), at Hawai'I (4/13/13) and against UCSB (4/19/13) … Collected a season-high four steals against Princeton (3/6/13) … Has 162 career goals, tied for fourth-best in school history with Jessica Coy (2005-09) … Nelson's 147 assists are fourth-best in school history … Has attempted 420 shots in school history, third-best in school history … Only Chari Christopher (2003-05) and Whitney Delgado (2009-11) have more shooting attempts with 452 and 437, respectively … In 2013, had 162 shooting attempts, sixth-best for a single season in school history … Has a career shooting percentage of .386 (162-fo-420) sixth-best in school history.
#6 Marisa Young, Center, Sophomore, Fountain Valley, Ca.
Scored 50 goals, second-best on the Matadors and eleventh-best in the Big West Conference … Scored a career-high five goals against Occidental (3/2/13) … Scored two or more goals in 14 games … A shooting percentage of .355 … Collected 29 field blocks, second-best on the team … Her 39 steals included three steals against UC San Diego (1/26/13), Concordia (2/2/13), Occidental (3/14/13), UC San Diego (3/16/13) and UCSB (4/19/13) … Her 29 assists included three assists against Sonoma State (1/27/13), UC San Diego (2/10/13) and Indiana (3/17/13) … Has 115 career goals, tenth-best in school history … Has 308 shooting attempts in two seasons at CSUN, seventh-best in school history … Her 141 field goal attempts in 2013 was eleventh-best for a single season in CSUN history … A career shooting percentage of .373 (115-for-308) is ninth-best in school history.