A week of successes across the board only got better for the USC women’s water polo team, as two of the Women of Troy were awarded with Mountain Pacific Sports Federation accolades on Monday.
Senior two-meter Kami Craig was named the MPSF Player of the Week for her outstanding play during the Women of Troy’s five victories during this past week.
Craig scored a combined eight goals during the five-game stretch, which also helped her move into tenth place on the USC all-time scoring list for women’s water polo. Craig eclipsed former Trojan and Olympian Lauren Wenger and now has 132 career goals for the Women of Troy (11-1, 1-0).
Craig was especially important during the Women of Troy’s final match of last weekend, against Stanford, in which the senior scored two important goals that helped USC avenge an early season loss to the Cardinal.
The Women of Troy’s leading scorer from the final game of the UC Irvine Invitational against Stanford was freshman two-meter Patricia Jansco, who was awarded with a new honor on Monday — the MPSF Newcomer of the Week, an award given to the conference’s best first-year player of the week.
Jansco scored nine goals during the Women of Troy’s five games in four days and has been integral in the team’s current nine-game winning streak. Jansco scored in all five of the victories, but kept her best performance for last — a hat trick performance against the Cardinal late Sunday night.
The Women of Troy will next hit the pool against California this Saturday at McDonald’s Swim Stadium at 1 p.m.