Tanya Taylor, an All-American who was the Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Year in women's soccer as a senior in 2010, is rated the No. 4 prospect among forwards for the Women's Professional Soccer draft scheduled Friday in Baltimore, Md.
Taylor led the Big West in goals (11) and assists (12) and set the UCI single-season record for assists.
She was a third-team All-American and was named to the All-West Region and first-team all-conference teams.
The ranking was done by WomensProSoccer.com.
— From staff reports
UCI women ranked No. 11
The UC Irvine women's water polo team is ranked No. 11 in the Collegiate Water Polo Assn. preseason poll.
The Anteaters, two-time-defending Big West Conference champions, shared the No. 9 spot in the final poll last season after compiling a 15-14 record.
Coach Dan Klatt's squad, led by first-team all-conference returners Cortney Collyer (a senior) and Jessy Carday, a sophomore who was also the Big West Freshman of the Year in 2010, opens its season Jan. 29 at the UC Santa Barbara tournament.