SHERMAN, Texas – Lexi Wong was named the College Water Polo Association Division III West Region Rookie of the Year, and she and teammates Brooke Le, Presley Woods, and Valery Piachonkina also earned All-CWPA honors, the organization has announced.
Wong, a freshman from Lantana, was named first team All-CWPA West Region in addition to being named Rookie of the Year after tallying 30 goals during the regular season. Earlier this season, Wong earned CWPA Newcomer of the Week honors.
Le, a freshman from Flower Mound, was also named first team All-CWPA West Region after a stellar year in which she scored 25 goals, including the first tally in program history. Le was also recently named the CWPA Newcomer of the Week.
Woods, a freshman from Lantana, earned both CWPA Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week in the same week earlier this season on her way to being named second team All-CWPA West Region. Woods scored 32 goals on the year, including twice scoring five times.
Piachonkina, a freshman from Castro Valley, California, anchored the 'Roos defense as the team's goalie on her way to joining Woods as a second team All-CWPA West Region pick. Piachonkina had 134 blocks during the regular season, and became the first 'Roo to earn CWPA Defensive Player of the Week recognition.
The 'Roos get underway in their first CWPA postseason tournament on Friday, as they take on Penn State Behrend in New London, Connecticut. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m. Eastern.