Jan. 25, 2011
Senior Kathryn Nelson has been selected as the UCSBgauchos.com Gaucho of the Week after leading the UCSB women's water polo team to a perfect 3-0 opening weekend.
The Gauchos posted wins over Cal State Monterey Bay, 14-8, Cal State East Bay, 14-9, and Sonoma State, 15-4, on the road.
Nelson was one of three players to post seven goals over the three games. She led the team with hat tricks against Monterey Bay and East Bay and then added a goal in the victory over Sonoma State. Nelson also had a team-leading seven steals while tallying an assist and drawing an ejection.
Nelson and the rest of the Gauchos will be back in action this weekend as they host a myriad of games. UCSB will host a home-opening doubleheader on Friday, Jan. 28, taking on Michigan at 11 a.m. and Concordia at 3:30 p.m. at Campus Pool. On Saturday and Sunday, the Gauchos will host the nine-team UCSB Winter Invite at the Recreation Center Pool and Campus Pool.