SouthtownStar 2013 All-Area Girls Water Polo Team

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Sarah Abbott

School: Mother McAuley

Year/Position: Senior/Goalie

Numbers: 5.3 goals-against average, 243 saves.

Notable: IWP All-State, All-Sectional, two-time All-Area.

Coach Vanessa Carroll: “Sarah is a great goalie. She helps our defense so much.”

Vicky Arciniega

School: Mother McAuley

Year/Position: Senior/Utility

Numbers: 47 goals, 26 assists.

Notable: IWP All-State, All-Sectional, two-time All-Area.

Coach Vanessa Carroll: “She’s a great defensive player and leader.”

Clare Bryar

School: Mother McAuley

Year/Position: Junior/Hole

Numbers: 89 goals, 42 assists.

Notable: IWP All-State, All-Sectional, two-time All-Area.

Coach Vanessa Carroll: “Clare is a great scorer. She’s tough to stop.”

Cheyenne DeGraff

School: Lincoln-Way North

Year/Position: Senior/Flat

Numbers: 66 goals, 67 steals.

Notable: IWP All-Sectional, All-SouthWest Suburban Red.

Coach Kendra Will: “Cheyenne steals the ball with ease and has shut down so many players by simply getting the ball from them.”

Caroline Foglton

School: Lincoln-Way Central

Year/Position: Senior/Goalie

Numbers: 6.0 goals-against average, 134 saves.

Notable: IWP All-State, All-Sectional, two-time All-Area.

Coach Karen Desruisseaux: “Caroline was a team captain this year due to her leadership abilities.”

Megan Hofer

School: Andrew

Year/Position: Junior/Driver

Numbers: 93 goals, 53 assists.

Notable: IWP All-Sectional, All-SouthWest Suburban Red.

Coach Mike Kuziel: “Megan was a strong leader for the team and always had a positive attitude.”

Kristi Howe

School: Lincoln-Way Central

Year/Position: Junior/Driver

Numbers: 48 goals, 37 assists.

Notable: All-SouthWest Suburban Blue

Coach Karen Desruisseaux: “She has the best outside shot on our team.”

Danijela Jackovich

School: Lincoln-Way Central

Year/Position: Senior/Hole

Numbers: 179 goals, 141 steals.

Notable: 2013 and 2012 SouthtownStar Girls Water Polo Player of the Year, 2013 IWP Girls Water Polo Player of the Year, IWP All-State, All-Sectional, three-time All-Area, signed with Stanford.

Coach Karen Desruisseaux: “Danijela was an amazing player as a freshman and she’s improved every year since.”

Alona King

School: Sandburg

Year/Position: Senior/Goalie

Numbers: 5.0 goals-against average, 267 saves.

Notable: IWP All-State, All-Sectional.

Coach Jane Caliendo: “Alona is one of the most aggressive and smartest goalies in the state.”

Kristen Kleist

School: Mother McAuley

Year/Position: Senior/Utility

Numbers: 74 goals, 36 assists.

Notable: IWP All-State, All-Sectional, two-time All-Area.

Coach Vanessa Carroll: “Kristen has come through huge for us all season.”

Sam Klosak

School: Lincoln-Way North

Year/Position: Senior/Flat

Numbers: 80 goals, 45 steals.

Notable: IWP All-State, All-Sectional, All-SouthWest Suburban Red.

Coach Kendra Will: “Sam has a strong shot and is great at defense.”

Haley McCabe

School: Lincoln-Way East

Year/Position: Junior/Hole

Numbers: 53 goals

Notable: IWP All-Sectional

Coach Ryan Lodes: “Haley is a definite leader in the water. She’s fun to work with and learns quickly.”

Lauren Olson

School: Sandburg

Year/Position: Senior/Defensive hole

Numbers: 87 steals, 75 assists.

Notable: IWP All-State, All-Sectional.

Coach Jane Caliendo: “She’s a coach’s dream, always putting the team ahead of herself. She elevates the play of those around her.”

Hannah Schultz

School: Bremen co-op

Year/Position: Junior/Utility

Numbers: 90 goals, 77 steals.

Notable: IWP All-State, All-Sectional, two-time All-Area.

Coach Sue O’Sullivan: “Hannah is the backbone of our team. She is an experienced player and a great leader.”

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