July 30, 2010
2010 ACWPC All-America Teams
STANFORD, Calif. - Five Stanford women's water polo student-athletes were named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-America Teams Thursday. Seniors Jessica Steffens and Kelly Eaton were each named to the First Team, junior Amber Oland and sophomore Melissa Seidemann were named to the Second Team and freshman Annika Dries earned a third-team nod.
The announcement marked the third All-America nod for Eaton, while Oland, Seidemann and Steffens garnered their second selections apiece.
Eaton, who finished second on the team with 51 goals in 2010, had previously earned third-team and honorable mention recognition, and was named to the First Team for the first time in her career. Fellow senior Steffens, who scored 17 goals and was the team's defensive anchor in the field at the two-meter spot, scored her second straight first-team selection.
Both Eaton and Steffens were named to the All-MPSF First Team in May. On the year, Eaton was twice named MPSF Player of the Week.
A first-team selection last season, Seidemann led the Cardinal in scoring for the second year in a row in 2010, finding the back of the cage 54 times. In May she was named to the All-MPSF Third Team.
Oland, the Cardinal's third-year goalie, finished in the top half of the conference with 7.05 saves per game and a goals-against average of just 4.55. She earned an MPSF Player of the Week honor in April after a standout effort in an overtime victory against top-ranked USC.
In her first year on The Farm, Dries, a two-meter standout, tied for third on the team with 35 goals in 2010. Her performances in a strong rookie season helped earn her a pair of MPSF Newcomer of the Week honors.
The Cardinal quintet helped lead Stanford to a national runner-up finish in 2010. Behind their efforts the Cardinal posted a 26-3 overall record and captured its first MPSF regular-season title since 2007 with a perfect 7-0 conference mark.