Williams, Joustra Lead Cal's All-MPSF Selections
Junior Isabel Williams became just the second Cal goalie ever to be named to the All-MPSF First Team as the Golden Bears had five women's water polo players earn all-conference honors on Thursday.
Seniors Kitty Lynn Joustra and Emma Wright each earned her fourth consecutive All-MPSF nod, including an initial First Team nod for Joustra. Wright was named to the Second Team.
Freshman Rozanne Voorvelt and Jessie Rose were named to the MPSF All-Newcomer Team.
Williams joins Stephanie Peckham as the only Cal goalies to secure a spot on the All-MPSF First Team. Peckham, Cal's all-time saves leader, received the honor in 2011.
Williams leads the MPSF with 10.5 saves per game and has twice been named the MPSF Player of the Week this season. She has a .601 save percentage and ranks among the top-10 in the conference in steals. Her 199 saves so far this season are eighth all-time at Cal and she's 10th on the program's all-time saves list with 247.
Joustra, who played for The Netherlands at the Tokyo Summer Olympics, had previously earned All-MPSF Second Team honors as a sophomore and junior while garnering honorable mention as a freshman. She has arguably been the college game's most dominant center over the course of her Cal career. This season, Joustra is tied for second on the team with 28 goals and also has registered 51 earned exclusions.
Wright, who was captain of Canada's 2020 Olympic Team, earned her first Second Team honor after a pair of honorable mentions and a spot on the First Team in 2019. She enters this weekend's MPSF Championships ranked fifth in the conference at 3.5 points per game and ninth at 2.1 goals per game. Wright also ranks fifth on the Bears' all-time scoring list with 193 career goals.
Voorvelt, who was named MPSF Newcomer of the Week on March 29, is fourth in the conference with 13 field blocks and has added 11 goals and 14 assists this season. Rose is responsible for one of the most memorable moments in the program's recent history when she scored a goal in sudden victory overtime to lead the Bears to a 10-9 victory over No. 2 Stanford in February. She also has 12 assists on the season.
Cal was one of only two conference teams to have two players named to the MPSF All-Newcomer Team.
The No. 6 Bears open play in the 2022 MPSF Championships on Friday against No. 9 Arizona State at USC's Uytengsu Aquatics Center.