Water Polo’s Lauren Presant Earns Invite to Speedo Top 40

Providence, RI- Brown water polo’s senior Lauren Presant (Poway, CA) has recently been invited to the 2009 Speedo Top 40, U.S. National Team head coach Adam Krikorian announced this week. The three-day event runs from Oct. 23-25 at the USA Water Polo National Training Center.

The 40 players will split into four teams – Psychedelic Swirls, Electric Beat, Sonic Surf and Fluid Flight – to compete in a round-robin style tournament while being evaluated by USA National team staff. Players will be vying for selections to the Senior “A”, Senior “B”, Junior and Youth teams.

Presant, the Collegiate Water Polo Association’s Northern Division Player of the Year, has been a key contributor during her three years with the Bears. She earned First Team All-North and All-East honors, and led the team in scoring with 118 points (100 goals, 18 assists). She also led the team in steals (54) and combined for 48 ejections drawn. Presant, a Human Biology concentrator, was also a spring Academic All-Ivy selection and earned a spot on the CWPA Women’s Scholar-Athlete team.