Dotterer Solid In Net For Aggies
UC Davis senior goalkeeper Avery Dotterer (Sacramento, Calif./American River College) earned Big West Women’s Water Polo Player of the Week honors after a pair of double-digit save performances in net.
The goalkeeper helped the Aggies defeat No. 10 UC Santa Barbara (9-6) and No. 20 Harvard (10-6) as she played all but five minutes in front of the cage in the two home wins.
Dotterer totaled 27 saves with 10 goals allowed in 59 minutes for a .730 save percentage and 5.4 goals-against average.
She had 12 saves against the Gauchos, including four on power plays.
She notched a career-high 15 stops in just 27 minutes versus the No. 20 Crimson before being replaced in the fourth. Dotterer posted four straight blocks in the first quarter to keep Harvard in check, then earned an assist on an Annie Kutt goal on a long counterattack with 0:19 left in the first to kick start a dormant Aggie offense.
Others nominated: Christina Kopsia (Long Beach State); Jenna Phreaner (UC Irvine); Irene Gonzalez (Hawai‘i)