March 7, 2017 > Auriel Bill Named WWPA Player of the Week
Auriel Bill Named WWPA Player of the Week
Submitted By Steve Connolly
Cal State East Bay freshman Auriel Bill has been selected as the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) Player of the Week for Feb. 20-26, the conference office announced Thursday, March 2, 2017. Bill led the Pioneers (9-5) to a perfect 5-0 record on the team's Southern California road trip with a victory at Cal Lutheran, followed by wins over St. FrancisÊCollege, Siena, Occidental, and Chapman at CLU's Tina Finali Invitational in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
The rookie for Saskatchewan, Canada tallied 12 goals, 10 assists, nine steals, and seven drawn ejections over the five games.ÊShe accounted for seven goals in East Bay's 9-7 win over Cal Lutheran February 24, scoring four times and dishing out three assists. Bill then racked up six goals against Occidental on February 26, helping the Pioneers pull away for an 18-8 victory.
Bill has been CSUEB's best field player halfway through her freshman season, as she leads the squad with 25 goals, 19 assists, 19 steals, and 44 total points.
Cal State East Bay will return to the pool Saturday, March 11 to host Santa Clara University for a 12 p.m. contest in Pioneer Pool.