Ventura College Athletics

2019 Women's Water Polo Review

2019 Women's Water Polo Review

Another successful season went into the books for the Ventura College women's water polo team in the fall. VC posted an overall season mark of 16-14 on the season, but five of those setbacks were by margins of two goals or less. The Pirates narrowly lost to Santa Barbara in the Western State Conference semifinals before capturing third place in the post-season tournament as the No. 5 seed. Shayle Barrus earned All-American honors, setting a new program single-season saves record with 284.

Ventura qualified for the CCCAA Southern California Regional Playoffs as the No. 8 seed, but a car accident en route to the regionals in Riverside prematurely ended the Pirates' playoff run.

Barrus earned team Most Valuable Player honors for the season. The sophomore from Moorpark High School earned first team All-WSC honors as well as All-Region and All-American awards. Her 284 saves in goal broke VC Hall of Fame inductee and assistant coach Brandy Creek's record of 281 set in 2005.

Academically, the Pirates excelled in the classroom with a 3.29 overall grade point average. Freshman Phoebe Murtishaw posted a perfect 4.0 GPA to earn Scholar Athlete honors along with sophomore Abby Coker who earned a 3.9 GPA.

VC Women's Water Polo 2019
16-14 (4-5)
Western State Conference Finish - 3rd
SoCal Regional Playoffs - No. 8-Seed
CCCAA All-American
Shayle Barrus
All-SoCal Region
Shayle Barrus, 1st Team; Raylynn Lipsky, 2nd Team
All-WSC 1st Team
Shayle Barrus, Raylynn Lipsky, Drew Reyes
All-WSC 2nd Team
Abby Coker, Cali Iadevaia
All-WSC Honorable Mention
Chloe Golden, Lauren Mora
Leanna Ramirez, Shaeleigh Russell
Team MVP - Shayle Barrus
Team Scholar Athletes - Phoebe Murtishaw, Abby Coker