Snyder Selected Women's Water Polo Player of the Week
KENZI SNYDER, UC SANTA BARBARA – WOMEN’S WATER POLO PLAYER OF THE WEEK Junior • Goalkeeper • Santa Ana, Calif. • Foothill HS
UC Santa Barbara junior Kenzi Snyder picked up Big West Women’s Water Polo Player of the Week accolades after a stellar effort in net helped provide the Gauchos a key conference victory.
• Snyder stiffened against the UC Irvine attack with 13 saves in No. 10 UC Santa Barbara’s 6-4 win in the Big West opener for both teams Saturday in Santa Barbara.
• The eighth-ranked ‘Eaters took an early 3-0 lead in the first quarter, but Snyder became stingy the rest of the way, making a variety of big saves, including from point blank range and a penalty shot.
• Snyder’s block party enabled the Gauchos to end the game on a 6-2 run. UCSB posted its first win over UCI in three tries this season.
• Snyder improved to 10-5 on the season.
Others nominated: Tori Wilson (CSUN); Eirini Patras (Long Beach State); Emily Byrne (UC Davis); Elyse Lemay-Lavoie (Hawai‘i)