USC Lands Six Women of Troy On All-American Honor Roll|
June 26, 2015
Six members of the USC women’s water polo team have scored All-American honors for 2015, headlined by senior Monica Vavic, who becomes the only Trojan in program history to be named to the All-American First Team four times. The all-time top scorer at Troy, Vavic has two other repeat honorees by her side in sophomore Stephania Haralabidis (Second Team) and senior Eike Daube (Third Team). Picking up All-American Honorable Mention are three more Trojans — sophomore Ioanna Haralabidis and newcomers Victória Chamorro and Brigitta Games, representing the youth movement that the Women of Troy established in 2015.
Monica Vavic’s storybook career at USC saw the senior take over as the program’s all-time top scorer this season. A member of USC’s 2013 NCAA Championship team alongside fellow senior Eike Daube, Vavic captured First Team All-American honors all four seasons at Troy — becoming the first Trojan to do so. She also stands out as a four-time All-MPSF First Team honoree — another first. Vavic, whose father Jovan Vavic is USC’s long-time head coach, scored in every game this year and punched in an even 100 goals in her senior season, marking the second most by a Trojan in a single season. That effort hauled her to the top of the all-time leaderboard, where she has set the new USC career record with 291 career goals. Also a three-time MPSF Player of the Week in 2015, Vavic scored a place on the NCAA All-Tournament First Team and the MPSF All-Tournament Team this year. Her 291 career goals also broke the MPSF career scoring record.
Weighing in with her second set of All-American accolades is sophomore Stephania Haralabidis, who has upgraded her freshman Honorable Mention selection with a spot on the 2015 All-American Second Team as a sophomore. Haralabidis was also an All-MPSF Second Team pick this year, while grabbing a selection as MPSF Player of the Week along the way. With 64 goals scored in 2015, Haralabidis has climbed in the all-time scoring charts with 122 career goals to her name, ranking her No. 16 all-time. She scored in 26 games on the year, including goals scored in every game of the MPSF and NCAA tournaments.
Another two-time All-American now is senior Eike Daube, whose powerful final season at Troy bumped her up from last year’s honorable mention selection to a spot on the 2015 All-American Third Team. Daube plugged in 41 goals this year to finish out her career ranking No. 19 all-time at USC with 119 career goals. Daube landed a place on the NCAA All-Tournament Second Team and was picked to the All-MPSF Second Team this year. She also holds an NCAA Championship ring of her own, having helped the Trojans to the 2013 national championship as a sophomore.
On the Honorable Mention list, USC three first-time All-Americans represent the young power on the Trojan roster in 2015. Sophomore Ioanna Haralabidis was USC’s third leading scorer in her second season as a Trojan, not far behind twin sister Stephania. Ioanna Haralabidis knocked in 50 goals this season and was selected to the All-MPSF Second Team. Haralabidis is a relative veteran compared to her fellow All-American Honorable Mention recipients. Both goalie Victória Chamorro and two-meter power Brigitta Games turned heads in their first year as Trojans. Freshman Chamorro was an All-MPSF Honorable Mention pick and was a two-time MPSF Newcomer of the Week. The Brazilian native posted 207 saves in 2015, setting a record among USC freshman goalies. She appeared in 29 games and averaged 7.5 saves and just 5.2 goals-against per game. In the MPSF and NCAA tournaments, Chamorro averaged 9.5 saves per game, setting her career high with 12 saves in USC’s NCAA third-place game victory. Also new to Troy in 2015, sophomore transfer Games made her mark with 27 goals scored and a significant number of ejections drawn. In the NCAA third-place game, for example, Games drew seven ejections while also netting the game-winning goal for USC. Games also joined Chamorro on the All-MPSF Newcomer Team in 2015.