Espinoza heads post-season honors

Espinoza heads post-season honors

The San Diego Mesa women's water polo team had a fantastic season, capturing the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship and making it to the second round of the CCCAA Southern California Regional Playoffs.  The Olympians had seven players named to the all-conference team, led by conference MVP Imperia Espinoza.

Espinoza was a catalyst for Mesa all season, leading them in a number of categories while playing in all 28 games.  She finished with team-highs in goals (103) and steals (81) while finishing second on the team with 31 assists.  Espinoza had a season-high of eight goals on two occasions and scored at least one goal in every game.  Espinoza finished third in the state in both goals and assists.

Espinoza wasn't alone on the All-Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Team as she was joined by six other Olympians.  Sydney Fortune, Carly Lupien, Shyla Toledo and Ashley Greeven made the first team while Mia Lauer and Katrin Gaines were named to the second team.

Grossmont was next with six players making the all-conference list, followed by Palomar (5), Southwestern (4) and San Diego Miramar (3). 

San Diego Mesa's Emma Sasson was rewarded as the PCAC coach-of-the-year as the Olympians finished 18-10 overall and 11-0 in conference play. 

First Team Year School   Second Team Year School   Honorable Mention Year School
Imperia Espinoza* So San Diego Mesa   Mia Lauer Fr San Diego Mesa   Bea Schaeffer So Grossmont
Sydney Fortune Fr San Diego Mesa   Katrin Gaines Fr San Diego Mesa   Reny Carr So Grossmont
Carly Lupien So San Diego Mesa   Katelyn Humphrey Fr Palomar        
Shyla Toledo So San Diego Mesa   Rena Richardson So Palomar        
Ashley Greeven Fr San Diego Mesa   Maria Jimenez Fr Grossmont        
Taylor Bacerra Fr Palomar   Cassandra Greene Fr  Grossmont        
Emma Thomas So Palomar   Aleigha Binda So Southwestern        
Kelly Rowan So Palomar   Josia Fialko Fr Southwestern        
Grace Martin So Grossmont   Sierra Benedict Fr San Diego Miramar        
Cami Raley So Grossmont   Hope Brignoni Fr San Diego Miramar        
Caitlin Torres Fr Southwestern                
Ebony Santoya Fr Southwestern                
Cathine Bresniker Fr San Diego Miramar                
* = Conference MVP