Oxy women's water polo lands four on All-SCIAC teams

Oxy women's water polo lands four on All-SCIAC teams

PASADENA — The SCIAC announced recipients of the conference awards on Thursday and four members of the Occidental College women's water polo team were recognized.

Senior Nanea Fujiyama (Honolulu, Hawaii) headlined the list, earning her fourth consecutive First Team award. 

Fujiyama, a four-year starter who never missed a game, graduates as one of the most decorated players in program history. She currently holds four different Oxy career records, including goals scored, shots attempted, field blocks, and games played. She also set the record for field blocks in a season this year with 25.

Fujiyama finished the 2013 campaign with a team-high 74 goals to give her 303 total. Her 126 consecutive games played equals the school mark set last season by Tessa Bailey-Findley.

Lindsay Albino (Greenwich, Conn.) made her first All-SCIAC team, earning Second Team honors. The junior center had a breakout season for the Tigers with 35 goals and 33 steals. She performed her best during the conference games, scoring 21 goals.

Seniors Rachel Adeleye (Elizabeth, N.J.) and Danielle Garcia ( Houston, Texas) were also recognized with honorable mentions.

For Adeleye, it's her fourth consecutive all-conference award. She earned First Team honors in 2012, and Second Team awards in 2010 and 2011. The senior goalie concludes her career with more than 1,100 career saves, fourth on Oxy's all-time list.

Garcia, who put up her second consecutive triple-30 season — 30 or more goals, steals, and assists — earned all-conference honors for the first time in her four seasons with the team. The senior attacker graduates this spring as one of just 15 players in the program's history with more than 100 career goals, steals, and assists.

Oxy finished fourth in the SCIAC and 2013 marked the sixth-consecutive season the Tigers reached at least the semifinals of the SCIAC tournament. The team's No. 4 national ranking marks the sixth-consecutive year and eighth time in the last 10 seasons Oxy has finished in the top four nationally.