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Water polo's McGrath and Smith receive All-American honors


June 22, 2009

Two members of the Arizona State University water polo team received All-American honors from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC), it was announced Monday. Senior Addison McGrath was a Second-Team selection, while sophomore Lynlee Smith received Honorable Mention.

McGrath, who in 2008 became the first player in program history to be named a First-Team All-American, scored 63 goals and added 26 assists and a team-high 30 steals during the 2009 season. She became the first Sun Devil to reach both the 200-goal and 300-point mark for her career, and she leaves ASU as the school's all-time leader with 237 goals, 348 points and 66 multiple-goal games. It was her third straight All-American selection, as she received honorable mention as a sophomore in 2007.

Smith, a transfer from New Zealand, had an outstanding debut season at Arizona State. She led the team with 65 goals and 90 points while starting in all 28 games. Smith also put her name in the school record book, tying a single-game program record (set by McGrath in 2008) with seven goals in a victory over Cal Lutheran on March 29. That was part of the ASU Invitational, in which she scored 22 goals in four games to earn MPSF Mikasa Co-Player of the Week honors.

The two All-American selections gives ASU eight All-Americans in the program's eight-year history, with seven coming in the last four years under head coach Todd Clapper.

Arizona State's All-Time ACWPC All-American Selections
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