May 23, 2003
Stanford, Calif. -
Senior goalkeeper Jackie Frank (Long Beach, CA/Los Alamitos HS) was named 2003 Division I Player of the Year by the American Water Polo Coaches Association for the second straight year. The four-time All-American keeper was also named to the 2003 Verizon Academic All-District VIII Women's Second Team, as announced by CoSIDA.
Frank is joined on the AWPCA All-America squad by Julie Gardner and Brenda Villa on the First Team and Wendy Watkins on the Third Team.
Frank, along with seven other Cardinal athletes, was honored on the Academic All-District First, Second and Third Teams.
The 2003 Stanford women's water polo squad finished the season in the NCAA Championship match and claimed the MPSF Tournament title in April. Frank collected 194 saves in her 23 games as the Cardinal reached the NCAA title match for the third consecutive year. Frank is also a finalist for the Pete Cutino Award.
Gardner and Villa were also named to the AWPCA All-America First Team. Both were also named to the All-MPSF First Team earlier this season. Watkins, despite a late-season injury, earned All-MPSF Second Team honors in addition to her selection on the All-America Third Team.
Frank and Villa will be playing with the U.S. National Team this summer as they try to qualify for the 2004 Olympics.
AWPCA All-America Squad
Player of the Year
Jackie Frank, Stanford University
Robin Beauregard, University of California, Los Angeles
Julie Gardner, Stanford University
Natalie Golda, University of California, Los Angeles
Sofia Konoukh, University of Southern California
Roberta Stewart, Long Beach State University
Brenda Villa , Stanford University
Jackie Frank, Stanford University, Goalie
Katrin Dierolf, University of Southern California
Teresa Guidi, Loyola Marymount University
Holly Hartzell, San Diego State University
Jodie Needles, University of California, Berkeley
Kristin Stanford, Indiana University
Moriah Van Norman, University of Southern California
Jaime Hipp, University of California, Los Angeles, Goalie
Maureen Flanagan, University of California, Los Angeles
Angelica Garcia, Long Beach State University
Jessica Lopez, University of California, Los Angeles
Amber Prestegard, San Diego State University
Kelly Rulon, University of California, Los Angeles
Wendy Watkins, Stanford University
Rachel Riddell, Loyola Marymount University, Goalie
Betsey Armstrong, University of Michigan, Goalie
Tori Barbata, Brown University
Jenny Edwards, Princeton University
Teresa Gorbett, University of California, Santa Barbara
Katie Hicks, Loyola Marymount University
Erica Horman, University of California, Irvine
Sheri Johnson, Hartwick College
Jelena Maljkovic, Saint Francis College
Adele McCarthy-Beauvais, Princeton University
Sheetal Narsai, University of Michigan
Krista Peterson, Indiana University
Ashley Richardson, Long Beach State University
Jessica Schroeder, University of the Pacific
Karin van Hoff, University of Hawaii