Stuba Named to MAAC Water Polo Preseason Team

08 Dec 2021 | 07:31 | Water Polo

Edison, N.J. – Junior Kaysie Stuba was named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Preseason Team as announced by the conference office Monday morning.  The Wildcats in the Preseason Coaches’ Poll received 19 points and were picked to finish sixth.

Stuba has established herself as a top offensive performer in the MAAC during her first two season at Villanova.  Last season she finished with 42 goals and 18 assists for 60 points.  Stuba scored two or more goals in a match 12 times in 18 outings last season, including in each of the last seven matches of the year.  She also had a season high five goals in consecutive matches versus Iona and Mercyhurst.  In her career she has netted 118 goals and dished out 49 assists for 167 point.  Stuba was named to the MAAC All-Conference Second Team in 2019 and earned Rookie of the Week honors twice that same season.

This year’s MAAC Championships are scheduled for May 1 and May 2. The host venue will be McCann Natatorium in Poughkeepsie.

The full results of this year’s preseason poll can be found below.

Preseason Coaches’ Poll
1 Marist (6) 48
2 Iona 38
3 LIU (1) 30
4 Virginia Military 25
5 La Salle 23
6 Villanova 19
7 Siena 13


Preseason Player of the Year
Justine Castro – Marist
 Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year
Marina Hyham – Marist


Preseason All-MAAC Team
Player Position Year Institution
Jordan van Reeken Utility Sr. Iona
Sarah DeFusco Attacker Sr. La Salle
Justine Castro Utility Gr. Marist
Viktoria Orlova Utility Jr. Marist
Georgia Vargas Utility Jr. Siena
Kaysie Stuba Utility Jr. Villanova
McKenna Imset Center R-Jr. Virginia Military
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