UC Irvine sophomore Mary Brooks (Fresno, Calif./Clovis West HS) posted a hat trick against No. 2 UCLA to capture Big West Women’s Water Polo Player of the Week honors.
The utility scored provided half of the Anteater offense in an 11-6 loss to the Bruins on Friday.
Brooks raised her team-leading goals total to 19 with the performance. She scored her first goal on a penalty shot, converted another in the third quarter and secured the hat trick with 2:24 remaining in the game to cut UCI’s deficit to 9-6.
Others nominated: Niki Van Vogt (CSUN); Tori Morrissey (Long Beach State); Allyson Hansen (UC Davis)