SHERMAN, Texas – Austin College women's water polo players Lexi Wong and Valery Piachonkina have been named the College Water Polo Association Newcomer and Co-Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, the organization has announced.
Wong, an attacker from Lantana, paced the 'Roos with 13 goals in the team's first ever weekend of varsity competition. The freshman tallied three goals in the team's inaugural game, a narrow loss to No. 8-ranked Macalester, and added two goals in the program's first victory against Wittenberg. Wong followed that up with five goals in a dominant win over Carthage, and finished up the weekend with three more goals as the 'Roos were edged by No. 10-ranked Monmouth.
Piachonkina, a freshman goalie from Castro Valley, California, had 47 saves in the first four games of her collegiate career, including 12 against Macalester and 11 against Wittenberg. Piachonkina was dominant in the win over Carthage, making 15 saves, and wrapped up the weekend with nine saves against Monmouth.