Gardner, Estes earn First Team All-Tournament Honors.
May 10, 1998
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - For the second consecutive year, the Stanford women's
water polo team improved upon its finish at the Collegiate National Championships,
placing third with a decisive 10-4 victory over Hawaii today at USC.
(29-6), which finished fifth in '96 and fourth last seasom, jumped on top early,
building a 4-0 lead over the Rainbow Wahine by the end of the first quarter.
Stanford opened up a 6-1 lead by the half and never looked back.
players scored for the Cardinal, led by local products Suze Gardner (Atherton,
CA/Menlo School), Lindsay Welch (Menlo Park, CA/Menlo School) and Ellen Estes
(Novato, CA/Novato HS) with two goals each. Junior goalkeeper Heather Crary
(Redwood City, CA/Menlo School), who recorded six saves in the victory, also scored
her first goal of the season.
Gardner and Estes were selected to the all-tournament
team while Crary received honorable mention honors.
UCLA defeated California 7-3 to win its third consecutive national title.
1 2 3 4 T
Hawaii 0 1 0 3 4
Stanford 4 2 1 3 10
Hawaii: Wasik, Parreira, Wong, Miller
Stanford: Estes 2, Welch 2, Gardner 2, Crary, Koblik, Keszler, Glazer
Saves: Crary (Stanford) 6, Fraser (Hawaii) 7
1998 WOMEN'S WATER POLO NATIONAL COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
First TeamEllen Estes (Stanford)
Marie-Luc Arpin (Hawaii)
Robin Beauregard (UCLA)
Bernice Orwig (USC)
Coralie Simmons (UCLA)
Suze Gardner (Stanford)
Alisa von Hartitzsch (California)
Honorable MentionHeather Crary (Stanford)
Karen Cook (California)
Jennifer Durley (USC)
Amanda Gall (UCLA)
Katie Grogan (Massachussetts)
Debra Simone (Indiana)
Katie Vitali (Maryland)