Jan. 31, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
Senior goalkeeper Cassie Wyckoff recorded 54 saves at the UCSB Winter Invite for the No. 9 Indiana Hoosiers women's water polo team to garner the Western Division Defensive Player of the Week award, the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) office announced.
The Los Altos, Calif. native helped lead the Hoosiers (5-2) to a 3-1 record in Santa Barbara, Calif., including a pair of wins against ranked opponents.
Wyckoff opened the weekend with 13 saves and an assist in a 9-4 triumph over Concordia. She also registered 10 stops in a 9-4 loss to No. 7 UC Irvine.
Against No. 19 Cal State Northridge, Wyckoff notched a career-high 18 saves on 39 shot attempts as the Hoosiers prevailed 8-7. She followed it up with 13 saves in an 8-6 overtime victory against No. 17 UC Santa Barbara.
For the season, Wyckoff is averaging 11.95 saves per game with a 6.12 goals against average. She has recorded double-digit saves in six of the Hoosiers' first seven games this season.
Wyckoff has posted a career total of 836 saves, trailing only Jessica Goldner (891) on the IU all-time list.
Wyckoff has collected the first two Western Division Defensive Player of the Week awards of the 2012 season and the last three dating back to the 2011 campaign. The honor marks the 11th CWPA weekly award of her Indiana career.