Michigan's Alison Mantel Named February 8 Women's Varsity Western Division Co-Player of the Week
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- University of Michigan driver Alison Mantel (Jr., Miami, Fla./Gulliver) scored nine goals, dished out four assists and grabbed six steals with four kick-outs drawn to earn notice as the February 8 Women's Varsity Western Division Co-Player of the Week.
She scored in all four games the Wolverines played at the Stanford Invitational on the campus of Stanford University against nationally ranked opponents.
Versus No. 1 ranked Stanford, she netted a goal with a steal and two kick-outs drawn as the No. 6-nationally ranked Wolverines fell 12-5. She added pairs of goals, assists, steals and kick-outs drawn in a 12-6 victory over No. 7 San Jose State University before posting a pair of markers and two steals in a 14-6 loss to No. 2 ranked the University of Southern California.
Her best game of the weekend came against No. 3 the University of Hawaii as she scored four times, including the game-tying goals in the fourth period and overtime, with a steal and a kick-out drawn as the Wolverines stunned the Rainbow Warriors 11-10 in sudden death overtime after rallying from a 5-0 first period deficit.
The victory marked the highest ranked opponent Michigan has knocked off in the history of the women's water polo program.
A 2009 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-America Honorable Mention selection, she matched Shana Welch '07 as the fastest to 200 points (95 games) in Michigan history with her scoring string over the weekend.
Mantel shares the February 8 Western Division Player of the Week award with Indiana University's Jakie Kohli.