Alicia Brightwell had four goals and E.B. Keeve had 16 saves in the 12-8 decision in the MPSF Tournament opener on Friday.
Arizona State: Perhaps the best player in the history of ASU water polo, McGrath comes off a junior season in which she became the first ASU player ever to be named a First-Team All-American... that also made her the first player in program history to receive multiple All-America honors, as she was an Honorable Mention All-American as a sophomore in 2007... is the school's career leader in goals scored (174) and points (259), and ranks second in assists (85) and sixth in steals (105)... also holds the single-season school records for goals scored (81 in 2008) and points (123 in 2008)... has 48 multiple-goal games in her career, the most in school history... was a member of the U.S. Junior National Team in 2005... was selected, along with teammate Kelly Phelps, to participate in the 2008 Speedo Top 40 Festival... also a member of the ASU track and field team, she regionally qualified in the javelin on her first competitive throw and scored at the Pac-10 Championships by placing eighth at 153-05 (46.77m), a toss that ranks as the second-best in school history.
2008: Had a fantastic junior season, earning ACWPC First-Team All-American honors... also became the first player in ASU history to be named to First-Team All-MPSF... led the team with a school-record 81 goals and 123 points (which broke her own school record of 88 points from 2007)... her 81 goals and 2.45 goals per game average both ranked second in the MPSF... also had a team-high 42 assists and 46 steals on the season... scored multiple goals in 22 of the team's 34 contests, and had four or more goals nine times... had a single-game school-record seven goals against No. 4 Hawai'i (2/20/08)... became the school's career goal scoring leader on March 1 in a win over No. 8 San Jose State, and then broke the ASU single-season goal record on March 30 in a victory over No. 19 UC San Diego... scored four goals in team's 8-5 win over No. 2 USC (2/10/08) and three goals in 8-7 victory over No. 4 California (3/15/08), the first wins in program history over either school... equaled her career-best with four assists in victories over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (2/2/08), No. 12 Long Beach State (2/24/08) and No. 15 CS Northridge (4/12/08)... set a new career-high with eight points against both Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (2/2/08) and No. 4 Hawai'i (2/20/08)... selected as the Mikasa MPSF Co-Player of the Week (April 21) after scoring three goals in team's 10-7 win over No. 4 San Diego State... earned MPSF All-Academic honors for the second consecutive year.
2007: Turned in a solid sophomore campaign that saw her earn ACWPC Honorable Mention All-America honors as well as placement on the All-MPSF Honorable Mention team... led the team in scoring with 88 points on a team-high 54 goals and second-best 34 assists... finished the year ranked No. 10 in scoring in the MPSF with a 1.93 goals per game average... her point total ranks as the best in a single season (previous was 83 by Kim Yost in 2002) while her goal and assist totals rank second all-time... led the team with 3-plus goals scored in a game seven times and was second in multiple-goal games with 12... also was second on the team with multiple-assist games with nine... posted career-bests in assists in a game with four against No. 14 Long Beach State (4/14/07) and steals with five at No. 20 CS Northridge (3/25/07)... equaled bests with four goals and seven points against No. 12 UC Santa Barbara at the MPSF Championships... earned MPSF All-Academic honors.
2006: Finished second on the team in scoring with 48 points on 39 goals and nine assists... opened her career in fine fashion by scoring four goals and adding one assist in the team's 10-5 win at No. 20 Cal Baptist... scored at least one goal in 22 of 28 games, including 10 games with two or more goals... tallied two scores each in back-to-back upset victories over No. 7 Michigan and No. 5 Hawaii... finished the season ranked 19th in scoring in the MPSF and was the fifth-highest scoring freshman... selected as the Mikasa MPSF Player of the Week (April 11) after scoring a hat-trick at No. 8 San Jose State to lead the team to a 5-3 upset win on the road... selected to compete for the USA Junior National Team over the summer, competing internationally twice... helped team to 2-1 record at the Pythia Cup by scoring six goals in three games... team also placed second at the Trofeo Liguira in Rapallo, Italy, falling to Russia, 17-14, in the final... scored two goals in Italy, including one in a 7-4 win over Hungary and one in the final.
High School: A 2005 graduate of Laguna Beach High School (Laguna Beach)... member of the USA Junior National Team in 2005... four-time All-American, earning first team at the 2003 and 2005 Junior Olympics and second team in 2002... also was first team at 2005 Junior Nationals... selected to the Top 40 Festival and helped team win tournament... first team All-CIF in 2005 and second team in 2003... 2005 PCL MVP... LBHS Offensive MVP 2003, 2004 and 2005... Player of the Year in 2003... Rotary Club Student-Athlete of the Year in 2005... all-round athlete competed for five different teams in high school... lettered four times each in water polo and track and field, three times each in tennis and swimming and diving and once in softball... captained the water polo team as a junior and senior.
Personal: Majoring in film... born on January 30, 1987... parents are Jim McGrath and Lori Lee... one brother, Joshua... enjoys movies, the beach, Rubik's cubes, tie-dying and lawn bowling... full name is Addison Elaine McGrath.
|McGrath's Career Statistics|
Single Game Superlatives:
Goals: 7 vs. #5 Hawai'i (2/20/08)
Assists: 4 (4x) last vs. #15 CS Northridge (4/12/08)
Points: 8 (2x) last vs. #4 Hawai'i (2/20/08)
Steals: 5 at #20 CS Northridge (3/25/07)