Ex-Charger Warde earns All-American honor
Former Edison High star Danielle Warde was one of four UC Irvine players named to the Assn. of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-America teams. Courtney Collyer (Santa Barbara), Jessy Cardey (Poly, Riverside) and Caitlin Haskell (Buchanan High, Fresno) also were named to the teams.
UCI had four players honored in the same year for the first time. Warde, a utility player, was named Big West Freshman of the Year for the 2011 season. She scored 60 goals, the most by a freshman in a single season at UCI. Five of those goals came in an NCAA tournament victory over Iona, which was the first win in NCAA tournament play by UCI. The Anteaters went 23-9 and won the Big West tournament title for the third consecutive year.