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WHITTIER, Calif. – Four Whittier College Women's Water Polo players were recognized this past week on the All-SCIAC Teams announced by the conference office.
Isabella Gorrocino (East Los Angeles, Calif.) and Jenel Rivera (Whittier, Calif.) both landed on the 1st Team while Anastacia Gonzalez (Montebello, Calif.) and Zyania Morales (Commerce, Calif.) earned recognition on the 2nd Team. Caitlin Bronzan (Brentwood, Calif.) was the final Poet recognized as she saw herself land on the SCIAC Sportsmanship Team.
Gorrocino earns 1st Team All-SCIAC recognition for the fourth consecutive time in her career as she led the Purple & Gold in scoring. She led the SCIAC and team with 52 goals on 119 attempts for a .437 shot percentage. She also added 36 assists, 10 draw ejections, and 26 steals.
Rivera provided support on the offensive end and lands on the 1st Team for the third time in her career and gets onto an All-SCIAC team for the fourth consecutive season. She led the team in steals (42) and assists (57) but also obtained 24 drawn ejections.
Morales was a spark on defense for the Poets all season long but also provided some offense and gets All-SCIAC recognition for the second straight year. She tallied 34 goals with 24 assists, 25 drawn ejections, and 32 steals.
Gonzalez was the final Poet recognized on an All-SCIAC team as she earned accolades for the first time in her career. She was a solid role player adding the third most goals on the team with 35 on just 77 attempts (.454 Shot Percentage). She also finished with 12 assists, was second on the team in drawn ejections (54) and added 24 steals.
Bronzan wraps up her senior year being recognized on the SCIAC Sportsmanship Team. She played between the posts all four years and finished with 67 saves with eight steals and eight assists.
Whittier fell short of a three-peat for the SCIAC Championship as they finished the season 19-15, 10-1 SCIAC seeing their streak of 29 straight SCIAC victories come to an end.