Long Beach State junior Virginia Smith (Maple Ridge, B.C./Garibaldi Secondary) notched Big West Women’s Water Polo Player of the Week accolades as she led the Beach with eight goals in three victories.
The utility player also added two assists and two steals as No. 16 LBSU defeated Brown (12-4), No. 19 Hartwick (9-8) and No. 11 UC Davis (12-9).
Smith recorded her first of two hat tricks in the win against Brown. She followed with two goals against Hartwick and then three more versus UC Davis.
She is now tied for second on the team with 32 goals scored this season.
Others nominated: Mary Brooks (UC Irvine); Sarah Snyder (UC Santa Barbara); Irene Gonzalez (Hawai‘i)