Women's Water Polo: Natalie Hill Earns Athlete Of The Year; Five Sagehens Earn All-SCIAC

Women's Water Polo: Natalie Hill Earns Athlete Of The Year; Five Sagehens Earn All-SCIAC

CLAREMONT, CA. – Pomona-Pitzer senior Natalie Hill highlighted the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) postseason awards after being named the 2019 SCIAC Athlete of the Year as announced by the league office.

Hill leads a group of five Sagehens named to the All-Conference teams this season as senior goalkeeper Morgan Stockham also earned First Team All-SCIAC honors while first-year Nadia Paquin and seniors Kyla Pickell and Anna Yu were named Second Team All-SCIAC.

Hill was named the 2019 SCIAC Athlete of the Year after pacing the Sagehens to a 19-12 overall record that was highlighted by a 14-0 mark in conference play. As a result, Pomona-Pitzer earned the top seed in the upcoming SCIAC Postseason Tournament. Hill, who was a Second Team All-SCIAC selection a year ago, was named First Team All-SCIAC in 2019 after leading the Sagehens with 13 goals and 24 assists during league play. Hill totaled 30 goals and 33 assists during the regular season in all competition. 

Stockham earned First Team All-SCIAC honors as a goalkeeper as she started 26 games for the Sagehens with 189 saves and a save percentage of .470.

Pickell and Yu ended their senior seasons with Second Team All-SCIAC honors as Pickell tallied 29 points this season off of 19 goals and 10 assists while Yu earned 45 points off of a team-high 36 goals and nine assists.  Paquin started out here collegiate career with Second Team All-SCIAC honors after putting up 33 points this season from 29 goals and four assists.

The Sagehens finished the 2019 regular season unbeaten in conference place with a perfect 14-0 record. This win marks the second-straight season the Sagehens have gone through the SCIAC without a loss and marks the 35th consecutive regular season conference win with the last loss at Whittier on March 25th 2017.

They will look to continue their run in the SCIAC Tournament as they host La Verne in the Semifinals on Friday, April 26th at 7:00 p.m.

SCIAC All-Conference Release