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ASU water polo heads to Southern California for fall scrimmages


November 15, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State University water polo team, coming off a 2007 season in which it finished ranked 11th nationally with a 14-14 overall record, will head to Southern California this weekend for three scrimmages as the Sun Devils are set to face UC Irvine and USC at their home pools. The Sun Devils will face the UCI Anteaters at 10 a.m. in Irvine, Calif., before heading to Los Angeles for a pair of games with the Trojans. The first game with USC will begin at 1:30 p.m. and the second at 2:30 p.m.

Junior Addison Doud is coming off a season in which she earned Honorable Mention All-American as she led the team in points (88) and goals (54) while ranking second in assists (34). Also returning this season is sophomore Amanda Stepp, who was named to the MPSF All-Freshman team after scoring 31 goals and adding 27 assists. Senior goalie Caylinn Wallace will look to continue her strong career as she stopped a single-season record 263 shots and recorded a season-record 10.52 saves per contest in 2007. For her career, Wallace moved into first on the all-time saves list with 741 and ended the year second in the league with her saves per game average.

Head Coach Todd Clapper's squad this weekend will be comprised of 14 players, including five rookies. Clapper, who is entering his third season at the helm of the program, has turned ASU into one of the top up-and-coming teams in the nation as his Sun Devils finished ranked 11th last year and sixth the year before.