By MICHAEL COIT
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Sonoma State’s best women’s water polo season in five years is highlighted with a record seven all-conference players.

Going into the Western Water Polo Association tournament Sonoma State had three All-Conference First Team selections in Noelle Herrera and Brittny Hummel. Nicole Browning, Andrea Mallul and Alexa May were honorable mentions. Tessa de Recat and Carleigh Robinson made the all-freshman team. Herrera, from Orange, was a conference player of week this season. She leads the team in goals and also has 11 assists and 18 steals.

Hummel, from Santa Barbara, is a strong two-way threat with 23 goals and 33 steals.

May, from Pismo Beach, was second with 26 goals. Browning, from Lake Forest, has 10 goals and 9 assists as a defender. Mallul, from Oxnard, anchors the defense as goalkeeper.

The freshman duo provides great balance. Robinson, from Temecula, has 22 goals, and deRecat, from San Juan Capistrano, is among the team leaders with 14 assists.

Sonoma State finished third in the WWPA Women’s Championships, in La Jolla.

Michael Coit can be reached at mike.coit@pressdemocrat.com.