Jan. 22, 2014
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Freshman Allison Skaggs (Lake Forest, Cali./El Toro HS) of the University of Michigan water polo team was named the CWPA West Division Rookie Player of the Week in recognition of her play at the season-opening Michigan Kick-Off, the league office announced on Wednesday (Jan. 22).
Skaggs posted three goals, two assists and four steals over the Wolverines' two-time tournament appearance, including two goals and two helpers in her collegiate debut against Iona. She tallied U-M's first goal of the 2014 season in impressive fashion, stealing the ball at mid-pool before finishing on a counter-attack lob shot.
Skaggs started both Wolverine contests and sits among U-M elite company to start a season opener as a freshman. She and freshman goalkeeper Emily Browning (Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro HS) represent the only rookie duo to both start a Michigan season opener.
The Wolverines will return to action in two weeks, heading to the Golden State for tough five-game slate of non-conference competition. U-M will open the trip with a road game against Santa Clara on Friday, Jan. 31, at 3 p.m. PST in Santa Clara, Calif. The Wolverines will also participate in the Stanford Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 1-2, in Palo Alto, Calif., squaring off against UCLA, California and San Jose State.
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