Gonzalez Ties Career-High For Goals Scored
IRENE GONZALEZ, HAWAI‘I – WOMEN’S WATER POLO PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Senior • Attacker • Barcelona, Spain • IES Car Sant Cugat
Senior Irene Gonzalez led Hawai‘i to a fifth place finish at the prestigious Barbara Kalbus Invitational, taking home Big West Women’s Water Polo Player of the Week honors in the process.
• In a 4-1 week for the ‘Bows, which included winning three of four matches in the tournament, Gonzalez accumulated 13 goals, seven assists and nine steals.
• Gonzalez dumped in 12 of her 13 goals against four nationally ranked squads at the Barbara Kalbus Invitational. She tied a career high with six goals to go along with two assists and two steals in a 14-6 win that clinched fifth place.
• She also exploded offensively in a narrow 12-10 loss to No. 4 Cal, producing five goals and an assist in a near upset for UH.
• The All-American also contributed a goal and four steals in a 13-5 triumph over No. 13 San Jose State.
• To open the week, Gonzalez had a goal, three assists and three steals against No. 25 Azusa Pacific in a 13-7 win.
• Through 13 games, Gonzalez leads the Rainbow Wahine with 39 goals, 20 assists, 59 points and 26 steals.
Others nominated: Kylee Jansen (CSUN); Sarah Barker (Long Beach State); Marcela Portales (UC Davis); Tara Prentice (UC Irvine); Sarah Snyder (UC Santa Barbara)