Five Bruins Earn Six All-MPSF Honors
WOODLAND, Calif. – Five different Bruins received six honors from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, as announced by the conference office.
Junior Ava Johnson and sophomore Hannah Palmer were both named first team All-MPSF while Johnson was named to the MPSF/KAP7 All-Tournament Team. Senior Brooke Maxson was named honorable mention for the second straight year. Two Bruin freshmen were on the MPSF All-Newcomer Team, which included Malia Allen and Anneliese Miller.
Johnson is fifth on the team in scoring with 29 points (23 goals, six assists) through the first 17 games of the year. Her 23 goals ranks third on the team. She leads the squad in drawn exclusions (22) and field blocks (eight) and is tied for fourth on the team in steals (eight).
Palmer, an MPSF All-Newcomer a year ago, leads the team in scoring with 55 points (34 goals, 21 assists), which is tied for 8th in the league. Her 34 goals ranks 11th while her 21 assists rank tied for 10th in the MPSF. She also leads the Bruins defensively with 13 steals.
Maxson has tallied 10 goals and five assists on the year for a total of 15 points. She has also registered six steals, three field blocks and two drawn exclusions on the year.
Allen is sixth on the squad in scoring with 26 points (17 goals and nine assists). Her 17 goals rank tied for fifth on the team as do the nine assists. Allen also has five steals, two drawn exclusions and one field block.
Miller is eighth on the team in scoring with 20 points (11 goals and nine assists. Her 11 goals rank ninth on the team while she is tied for fifth with the nine assists. She also has five steals and one drawn exclusion and is tied for third on the squad with four field blocks.
The Bruins are currently 13-4 overall and will host the 2021 NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship May 12 and 14-16 at Spieker Aquatics Center. Third-seeded UCLA facing Hawai'i (11-1) in Game 4 on Friday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m. PDT.