Freshman phenom dominates East Bay water polo


Illustration by Dina Arakcheyeva/The Pioneer

Louis LaVenture,

Cal State East Bay freshman Auriel Bill has set the tone all season for the Pioneers water polo team. Not only does the frosh lead the team in shots, 126, goals, 46, assists, 26 and points, 72, but she also nabbed a slew of awards this season. Bill was named the Western Water Polo Association Conference newcomer of the year earlier this week.

Bill is third in the WWPA Conference averaging 3 points per game. The psychology major is a Canada native and also played for the Canadian Youth National Team before coming to California for college.

Bill also earned two separate player-of-the-week awards, also given out by conference officials to the top performers each week. The WWPA Conference championships begin tomorrow and last through Sunday at Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.