Sophomore goalkeeper Flora Bolonyai has been named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week for the first time in her career, averaging 9.7 saves per game in No. 3 USC’s three victories last week for women’s waterpolo. It also marks the first time this season that a USC player has won the award.
Bolonyai matched her career-high of 13 saves in a 9-7 win over No. 4 Arizona State. Eleven of those saves came in the second half, including six in the fourth period when the Sun Devils were held scoreless to clinch the win for the Women of Troy (15-3, 3-1).
The Budapest native also tallied 10 saves in a 7-3 win over Long Beach State and six saves in a 10-5 win over No. 7 Loyola Marymount, including a stop on a five-meter penalty shot. Last year, Bolonyai was honored twice as the MPSF Newcomer of the Week on her way to being named an All-American honorable mention.
Bolonyai looks to continue her stellar play this week, as the Women of Troy host No. 16 Hartwick at 5 p.m. on Wednesday before playing No. 5 California on Saturday at 1 p.m. at McDonald’s Swim Stadium.