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Water polo's Harris and Smith receive All-American recognition


August 17, 2010

A pair of Arizona State University water polo players received All-American honors from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC), it was announced this month. Junior attacker's Sarah Harris and Lynlee Smith were both named Honorable Mention.

Harris, in her first season with the Sun Devils, collected a pair of goals at the MPSF Championships April 30-May 2, and finished the year with 38 goals, which ranks third on the team. She tied for the top spot on the team with 30 steals, ended second on the squad in points with 52 and recorded 14 assists. A former standout at Pacific, she also won 82 of 98 sprints this season. After seven MPSF matches this season, Harris was the team leader in goals (13) and points (15), and was second in steals (eight) in conference play. A consistent starter, she was third on the team with 10 multiple goal games this season, including four games in which she scored three or more goals. Harris was awarded MPSF Mikasa Newcomer of the Week honors by the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation April 3 following a five-goal performance against No. 3 California.

Smith, who was last year's leading scorer, notched a goal in 27 of 31 matches this season and finished the year with 51 goals, tying her for seventh on the school's season goals list. She also recorded 17 assists and 24 steals on the year. The Auckland, New Zealand, native has six hat tricks this season, topped the team with 15 multiple goal games and her 116 career scores are fifth in school history. She was the team leader with 68 points, ninth best in a single season, and has 158 points in her career, sixth most in school history. This marks her second straight All-American selection after receiving the recognition last season as a sophomore.

With the two All-American selections this past season, nine of ASU's 10 All-Americans in the program's nine-year history have come in the last five years under head coach Todd Clapper.

Arizona State's All-Time ACWPC All-American Selections
2010 - Sarah Harris, Honorable Mention
2010 - Lynlee Smith, Honorable Mention
2009 - Addison McGrath, Second Team

2009 - Lynlee Smith, Honorable Mention
2008 - Addison McGrath, First Team

2008 - Kelly Phelps, Honorable Mention

2008 - Caylinn Wallace, Honorable Mention
2007 - Addison McGrath, Honorable Mention

2006 - Rowie Webster, Third Team

2004 - Katie Davis, Honorable Mention