May 17, 2011

Indiana University's Jakie Kohli Named May 16 Western Division Player of the Week

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Indiana University's Jakie Kohli (Jr., Burnaby, B.C., Canada/Moscrop Secondary) posted 10 goals, six assists, five steals and two field blocks in a 1-2 weekend for the No. 10-ranked Hoosiers at the 2011 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Women's Water Polo Championship to earn the May 16 Women's Varsity Western Division Player of the Week award.

The award marks the fourth weekly honor of the season for Kohli as she previously claimed notice as the February 28, April 18 and May 2 Western Division Defensive Player of the Week.

Competing in the University of Michigan's Canham Natatorium, she led the Hoosiers to the program's first NCAA postseason win and a sixth place finish among the eight competiting teams.

An All-Tournament Second Team honoree, she had a team-high three assists in an 8-5 quarterfinal loss to No. 3-nationally ranked the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), to go along with a goal and a steal.

Kohli caught fire in the next two contests, beginning with a four-goal second half in an 11-8 consolation round victory over No. 14 University of California-San Diego. She also recorded two assists, three steals, and an earned exclusion in the win.

In the fifth match at the championship, she ended the weekend with a five-goal effort in a 12-8 loss to No. 7 Universty of California-Irvine, including a ferocious three-goal flurry in a span of two minutes during the fourth quarter. She also notched an assist and a steal against the Anteaters.

Kohli finished the 2011 campaign with totals of 71 goals, 37 assists, and 89 steals. Her 71 goals is the fifth highest single-season scoring mark in program history, which is a record she holds after scorching the nets for 80 during her sophomore season. She also became one of seven Hoosiers to eclipse 100 goals, 100 assists, and 100 steals in a career, joining currernt teammates Kelsey Campbell (Sr., Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada/Maple Ridge Secondary) and Lauren Wyckoff (Sr., Los Altos, Calif./Los Altos) in accomplishing the feat.

Entering her final season of collegiate play, Kohli has career totals of 180 goals, 103 assists, and 223 steals.


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