June 25, 2012
UC Davis juniors Jessica Dunn and Carmen Eggert each earned honorable mention on the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches NCAA Division I All-America teams, it was announced on Monday. This is the second straight nod for both student-athletes, who were named to the All-Big West Conference first team earlier in the spring.
A utility from Los Alamitos, Dunn led UC Davis tallied a team-best 53 goals and 78 total points while adding 25 assists and 26 steals. She became the first Aggie to notch back-to-back 50-goal seasons since Tiffany Hodgens performed the feat in 2001 and 2002. Dunn performed nine hat tricks during the year, including four-goal games against San Jose State (Jan. 28) and Long Beach State (Apr. 8).
Eggert, an attacker from San Rafael, led the Aggies with 43 steals while finishing among team leaders with 43 goals and 26 assists for 69 points. She was particularly strong during Big West play, tallying 11 goals, eight assists, nine steals, 11 drawn kickouts and four blocked shots in the five conference games. Eggert won Big West Conference Player of the Week honors on March 7 and April 18.
Both players tied a school record of 20 consective games with a goal. Dunn's begam back into her sophomore season and ended early in 2012. Eggert's streak started on February 5 and continued through the Aggies' win over San Jose State on April 21.
Stanford swept the two major awards, with John Tanner claiming Coach of the Year honors and Kiley Neushul picking up Player of the Year accolades.
UC Davis won 13 of 14 games late in the year to compile an 18-13 overall record and a 4-1 conference mark. The Aggies finished second at their own Big West Conference Championship and ranked among the national Top 10 on two different occasions.