Comets shine bright in all-conference honors
SAN MARCOS, CA (11/17/2021) -- The Pacific Coast Athletic Conference All-Conference were announced this past week for women's water polo. As the conference champions, the Comets had seven players receive honors.
Bringing home the hardware, sophomore Sydni Dickson (El Camino) won Player of the Year and was named 1st Team. She also received the 1st Team, All American honor for the All-SoCal Team. Dickson racked up 66 goals this season on 82 shots and dished out 47 assists. Her defensive was just as impressive. She recorded 37 steals and drew 18 exclusions. She had a season-high seven goals against Grossmont College on Nov. 1 and seven steals against San Diego Mesa College on Oct. 13.
Freshman Brynna Bryant (San Pasqual) was also named to the 1st Team and was named to the 2nd Team, All SoCal. Tying Dickson for highest scorer this season, Bryant knocked down 66 goals on 126 shots. She handed out 24 assists. Bryant knew how to get the call in her favor, drawing 31 exclusions and took the ball away 42 times this season. She had a season-high 11 goals against Grossmont College on Sept. 29.
Elena Pena, a freshman from Rancho Bernardo, scored 54 goals on 50 shots this season to land herself on the 1st Team and SoCal 2nd Team. She helped with goals a total of 31 times. Like her other teammates, her defensive skills make her a well-rounded player. Pena had 43 steals and drew 21 exclusions this season. She had a season-high five goals against Citrus College (Sept. 10), Grossmont College (Oct. 2) and Southwestern College (Oct. 27). In the PCAC championship match, she had three goals, two assists, five steals and drew two exclusions.
The final Comet who received a 1st Team honor was Sierra Molina (Rancho Buena Vista). While not the highest-scoring Comet this season, Molina got the offense moving by passing the ball a lot to help set up shots. She finished the season with 42 assists. She scored 19 goals on 33 shots this season. Molina also knew how to take the ball away from opponents, stealing the ball 34 times. She recorded an assist in every game this season except four. She recorded three goals, six assists and two exclusions drawn against West Valley College on Sept. 25.
Anna Draves (Fallbrook) found her groove towards the middle of the season and found herself on the 2nd Team. She knocked down 17 goals on 23 shots and dished out 21 assists. She had 10 steals and drew seven exclusions. In the PCAC championship match, she had six goals, a season-high, and one assist.
Goalkeeper Sophia O'Loughlin (Classical Academy) received a 2nd Team accolade. She started 17 games for the Comets and had 117 saves.
Emma Goode (Fallbrook) received an Honorable Mention award. She had 16 goals on 42 shots and dished out 21 assists. She took the ball away 20 times this season and drew seven exclusions.
Head coach Mandy Simon was Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year. Her Comets finished conference play with a perfect 12-0 record and 16-9 overall.
Congrats Comets on your accolades!