H2O Polo's Israels named to NCAA all-tourney team
Looking back at 20 years of SDSU Water Polo - 2009
Two-Time NCAA All-Tournament Team
2008 Second-Team All-MPSF
2008 MPSF All-Academic Selection
2008: Garnered honorable mention All-America honors ... Was a second-team all-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation selection ... Tallied 77 goals, which ranks seventh on the single-season charts ... Posted the highest shooting percentage (.438) among Aztec starters ... Also collected 52 steals, 39 assists and 37 ejections drawn ... Found the back of the net in 31 contests with 22 multiple-goal games ... Notched a season-high five scores on two different occasions ... Connected on 12 shots in four games at the UC San Diego Triton Invitational ... Was named the co-MPSF player of the week for that effort ... Completed a four-goal performance by tossing in the game-winner in a comeback victory at San Jose State (March 2) ... Connected on all four of her shots against Princeton at the Aztec Invitational ... Earned most valuable player honors in the annual UCSD Harper Cup after scoring three times against the Tritons ... Racked up a pair of hat tricks en route to earning a spot on the NCAA all-tournament team for the second year in a row.
2007: Started all 39 games as a sophomore ... Earned third-team All-America recognition, while also being named to the NCAA all-tournament second team ... Ended the year fourth in the single-season record book with 80 goals ... Combined with classmate Jenna Schuster (84) to form the first 80-goal scoring duo in school history ... Ranked eighth in the MPSF with a 2.05 goals per game average ... Tied for 10th on the single season charts with 33 assists and was second on the team with 55 steals ... Earned her way into the scoring column in all but three matches ... Had an 11-game scoring streak to start the season ... Racked up 26 multiple-goal performances ... Posted a season-best four goals on six different occasions, including in the Aztecs' 11-10 win over Loyola Marymount (May 11) at the NCAA championships.
2006: Was the only Aztec freshman to start all 34 games ... Ended the season with 24 goals, tying for fifth on the team with fellow classmate Jenna Schuster ... Her 24 goals were also tied for the fifth-highest total in the Carin Crawford era among freshman goal scorers ... Tied Stacy Werner for second-most assists on the squad with 31 ... Recorded 24 steals ... Scored in 21 games and had three multiple-goal performances ... Tallied her first collegiate goal vs. Long Beach State (Feb. 12) at the UCSD Triton Invitational ... On March 4, she posted seven total goals with two coming against Pacific and a team season-best five against Occidental College ... Scored three goals in the team's final four games at the MPSF championships.
High School: A four-year varsity performer at Clovis West High ... Was a three-time NISCA Girls All-American ... Left as the second all-time leading goal scorer at Clovis West with 201 career goals ... National Youth "A" team member in 2004 ... Named to the 2005 Speedo Top 40 team ... Tabbed the 2004-05 Athlete of the Year by The Clovis Independent ... Shared all-Valley and all-Tri-River Athletic Conference most valuable player honors with fellow Aztec classmate Erinn Greenwood ... In her final two years at Clovis West, she earned all-City, all-Valley, all-CIF and all-conference honors ... Voted team MVP in 2004-05 ... Scored 84 goals her senior season ... An accomplished three-year letterwinner in swimming ... Three-time NISCA/Speedo Girls All-American in swimming.
Personal: Anna Katherine Gonzales was born Oct. 9, 1987, in Fresno, Calif. ... Daughter of Greg and Dian Gonzales ... Majoring in kinesiology at SDSU with an emphasis in fitness, nutrition and health.