All-MPSF Women's Water Polo Selections

MPSF Newcomer of the Year, USC's Paige Hauschild
MPSF Newcomer of the Year, USC's Paige Hauschild
April 26, 2018

2018 All-MPSF Women's Water Polo Selections-PDF

2018 MPSF Player of the Year


USC junior goalkeeper Amanda Longan (Moorpark, CA/Oaks Christian HS) owns a 4.78 goals-against average with a conference-best 11.13 saves per game entering the postseason. She has 529 career saves in less than three full seasons. Longan was named MPSF/KAP7 Player of the Week twice this year. She is the only goalkeeper in the MPSF this year to have two separate games of at least 16 saves, collecting 18 vs. California (Feb. 24) and 16 in a conference road win at Stanford on April 13. She allowed just five goals at Stanford in a key step towards the No. 1 seed in the MPSF Tournament. Longan is on track for a third All-American honor, and now has three all-conference nods with two first team awards. This is the conference-high 11th MPSF Player of the Year award for USC (Longan-2018; Stephania Haralabidis-2016; Monica Vavic, 2013; Tumua Anae, 2010; Kami Craig, 2009; Moriah Van Norman, 2004; Sofia Konoukh, 2001 & 02; Aniko Pelle, 2000; Bernice Orwig, 1997 & 99).

2018 MPSF Newcomer of the Year


USC freshman Paige Hauschild (Santa Barbara, CA/San Marcos HS) tied the all-time MPSF record with seven newcomer of the week awards this year, including four consecutively and five in the last seven weeks. A key component of the top offensive team in the MPSF, Hauschild has put away a 2018 conference-high 56 goals on the year, with the second-best scoring average of 2.55 goals per game. She matched teammate Maud Megens’ MPSF single-game high of seven goals against Hartwick on March 31. She is one of three freshmen to earn an All-MPSF honor this year. Hauschild is the second MPSF Newcomer of the Year from USC, joining Patricia Jancso from 2010.

2018 MPSF Coach of the Year


USC Head Coach Jovan Vavic guided the Trojans to an unbeaten regular season in MPSF play and top overall win percentage (.955). USC seeks a fifth MPSF Championship and sixth national title in this year’s postseason run. In the MPSF, the Trojans lead in scoring offense, have two of the top-three players in scoring average, and two of the top-three in goals-against average in the cage. USC placed five players on the all-conference teams, with a high of four on the first and second teams. This is the sixth women’s MPSF Coach of the Year award for Vavic (2018, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2004, 1999), which breaks the all-time record in MPSF Women’s Water Polo. He has a career record of 566-147 (.794).