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Gonzalez Named Women's Water Polo Player of the Week

1/30/2019

IRENE GONZALEZ, HAWAI‘I – WOMEN’S WATER POLO PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Senior • Attacker • Barcelona, Spain • IES Car Sant Cugat

Senior Irene Gonzalez earned Big West Women’s Water Polo Player of the Week honors as the driving force behind Hawaii’s upset of No. 5 Arizona State.

• Gonzalez claimed her third career weekly award.

• She posted four goals, two assists and one steal in the 10-7 victory over the Sun Devils at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.

• Gonzalez netted UH’s first goal of the game, then followed up with a pair of second quarter goals before scoring her fourth goal on a lob during a third period power play. 

• Gonzalez helped UH defeat its third nationally ranked opponent this season as the team improved to 4-0. It is the program’s best start since 2010.

• She has scored three or more goals in all four games this season.

• With 15 goals on the year, Gonzalez is up to 181 in her collegiate career. She moved past Amarens Genee for third on UH’s all-time scoring list. The school record is 247 by Monika Eggens.

Others nominated: Annie Kutt (UC Davis); Tara Prentice (UC Irvine)

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