Indiana University's Cassie Wyckoff Named May 16 Western Division Defensive Player of the Week
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Indiana University goalie Cassie Wyckoff (Jr., Los Altos, Calif./Los Altos) made 26 saves with an assist and a steal in leading the No. 10-ranked Hoosiers to a sixth place finish at the 2011 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Women's Water Polo Championship to earn the May 16 Women's Varsity Western Division Defensive Player of the Week award.
The honor marks the fourth of the year for Wyckoff who previously garnered the March 7 and 14 Western Division Defensive Player of the Week and May 2 Western Division Player of the Week awards.
She started all 39 games this season for the Indiana Hoosiers, including the final three at the NCAA Championship hosted at the University of Michigan's Canham Natatorium.
Wyckoff posted seven saves in an 8-5 quarterfinal loss to No. 3-ranked University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) before recording her 16th double-digit save outing of the 2011 season in an 11-8 win over No. 14 University of California-San Diego, amassing 12 stops against the Tritons.
She also connected with freshman Meghan Lappan (North Vancouver, B.C., Canada/St. Thomas Aquinas Regional) during the third quarter against UCSD on a counter attack to pick up an assist as the Hoosiers claimed the program's first-ever victory at the NCAA Championship.
In the fifth place game against No. 7-ranked University of California-Irvine, Wyckoff registered seven saves and a steal in a 12-8 loss.
The IU single-season saves record
holder, she increased her 2011 total to 348 stops with 47 steals
and 22 assists this season. For her career, Wyckoff has 752 saves,
which is second on the school's all-time list.