CSU will look to build off of last season's success.
Jan. 23, 2012
By Kathleen Spence
Athletic Media Relations
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Colorado State was chosen to finish fourth in the 2012 Western Water Polo Association. The poll, selected by vote of each institution’s coaching staff, was released Monday.
"We're excited for this season," CSU coach Mike Moody said, "and it says a lot that our conference thinks so highly of us. It's a great honor."
The Rams garnered 40 total points to secure the No. 4 spot. Loyola Marymount, last season’s regular-season champion, earned 62 points for the top spot. UC San Diego, which won the conference tournament a year ago, finished just behind the Lady Lions, at No. 2. CSU and UC San Diego match up Thursday in the Rams’ first home game of the season (12:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton, Colo.).
The 2012 Western Water Polo Women’s Championship will be held April 27–29. It will be hosted by UC San Diego at Canyon View Aquatic Center in La Jolla, Calif.
2012 WWPA Women’s Preseason Coaches’ Poll
|1.||Loyola Marymount||62 points (6 first-place votes)|
|2.||UC San Diego||59 (3)|
|5.||Cal State East Bay||38|
|6.||Cal State Bakersfield||31|
|8.||Cal State Monterey Bay||14|
|9.||Cal State San Bernardino||10|
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