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USC’s Mireia Guiral Earns MPSF Women’s Water Polo Player of the Week Honor

Apr 5, 2022

USC women's water polo senior Mireia Guiral caused trouble for opponents on both ends of the pool in the Trojans' recent victorious road trip, and she has been honored as the MPSF Player of the Week for the third time in her career and the first time this season.

Guiral scored four goals on six shots, amassed six steals and had two field blocks and an assist in USC's winning MPSF weekend, as the Trojans beat Stanford 10-8 and San José State 18-5. Against the host Cardinal, Guiral's first of two goals gave USC a 3-2 lead in the second period, and the Trojans never trailed the rest of the way. Her second goal lifted USC to an 8-5 advantage in the third. She also had three steals and a field block in the victory over Stanford. The next day, Guiral scored twice in the second half as USC broke away from the Spartans. She also had three more steals along with an assist and another field block to help USC to a 15-2 overall record and 4-0 mark in MPSF action.

Guiral is the third Trojan to be named an MPSF Player of the Week this season, following two picks for Tilly Kearns and one for Bayley Weber in 2022. Guiral's past MPSF Player of the Week selections came during the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

Guiral is USC's fifth leading scorer this year with 23 goals to date. That gives the senior 91 career goals as she hunts down a chance to break the 100-goal barrier. She and the Trojans have two more regular-season games on tap before USC hosts the 2022 MPSF Tournament. This weekend, USC visits Arizona State for a 1 p.m. conference clash on Saturday (April 9) in Tempe.