Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Wieseler Named KAP7 WWPA Player of the Week
Release: Thursday 03/07/2013 

LA JOLLA, Calif. - UC San Diego two-meter defender Alexis Wieseler, set the tone for freshman in the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) over the weekend, as she did more than play defense for the Tritons, earning KAP7 WWPA Player of the Week honors, it was announced Thursday.

The Highland native led UCSD to a big conference win over rival Loyola Marymount Friday evening. She scored a career-high seven goals to lead the 17th-ranked Tritons to an 11-10 victory over 13th-ranked LMU. The win kept UCSD undefeated in WWPA play at 3-0.

As the primary two-meter defender, Wieseler returned to the pool Sunday and scored a team-high three goals against No. 7 UC Irvine, adding two field blocks on defense.

The freshman is now second on the team with 25 goals, as she leads in field blocks with nine on the season.

Wieseler also received UC San Diego Athlete of the Week honors on Mar. 4 for her success in the pool.

This is the second time this season a member of the Triton water polo team has earned conference honors, as Sarah Lizotte was named Player of the Week on Jan. 30.

The Tritons play in the Claremont Convergence tournement hosted by Claremont MnKenna, Pomona-Pitzer and University of La Verne this Friday, Mar. 8 and Saturday, Mar. 9.

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Sunday, March 01
W Water Polo at UC Santa Barbara
4 - 5 (L)
Santa Barbara
W Water Polo at CSU Bakersfield
11 - 10 (W)
Santa Barbara
Friday, March 06
W Water Polo at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
2:00 PM
W Water Polo at Pomona-Pitzer
7:20 PM
Saturday, March 07
W Water Polo at Chapman
11:40 AM
W Water Polo at La Verne
3:40 PM
Thursday, March 12
W Water Polo vs. CSUN
6:00 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, March 14
W Water Polo at Bucknell
9:00 AM
San Diego
W Water Polo at Princeton
12:45 PM
San Diego
Sunday, March 15
W Water Polo at Wagner
10:30 AM
San Diego
W Water Polo at Indiana
2:45 PM
San Diego
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