Long Beach State junior Tori Morrissey (Marouba, NSW/St. Catherines HS) posted two hat tricks in back-to-back victories to secure the Big West Women’s Water Polo Player of the Week award.
The attacker scored half of the team’s goals in a 6-5 victory over No. 16 UC Santa Barbara to open the Big West schedule. Morrissey tied the game at 1-1 in the first quarter, and scored again in the second to halve UCSB’s lead at 3-2. She produced her final goal in the third stanza to give LBSU a 5-4 lead.
Morrissey scored her three goals on six shots as LBSU won its home opener.
The Beach also took on George Washington in a non conference battle and came away with a 15-7 win. Morrissey got the Beach going early with a goal at the 6:52 mark of the first period for a 1-0 advantage.
She scored two more times to give her a hat trick for the second time on the week. Morrissey scored six goals on just 11 shots.
Others nominated: Sammy Preston (UC Davis); Natalie Seidemann (UC Irvine); Kate Pipkin (UC Santa Barbara); Chloe Barr (Hawai‘i)