CWPA Members Earn 18 All-America Selections on 2008 Men's ACWPC List
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- The Collegiate Water Polo Association is proud to announce the selection of 18 athletes to the 2008 Men's Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-America Teams.
On the Division I squad, United States Naval Academy attacker Mike Mulvey earned third team honors to lead the CWPA selections, while utility players Richie Hyden (Bucknell University), Kyle Wertz (United States Naval Academy) and Brendan Colgan (Princeton University) received honorable mention accolades as 36 student-athletes were recognized by ACWPC.
Mercyhurst College dominated the seven-member Division II team as goalkeeper Andy Sekulski, two-meter Andrew Schonhoff and Alex Moggridge accounted for nearly half of all the athletes honored. In addition, Schonhoff and head coach Curtis Robinette were recognized as the Division II Player and Coach of the Year, respectively.
Division III accounted for eight of the league's All-America honors as Johns Hopkins University's Josh Kratz (utility), Alex Bonds (two meter defender) and Chris Hutchens (goalkeeper) received first team honors and Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Mike Smith Bronstein (utility) garnered two-team accolades to lead the way.
They are joined by Penn State Erie, The Behrend College's Jon Bacon (two meters), MIT's Devin Lewis (utility) and John Preis (two meters), Washington & Jefferson College's John Todd (goalkeeper) and Andrew Whittam (utility), Johns Hopkins' Kyle Gertridge (driver) and Connecticut College's Sam Mitchell (utility) who all earned honorable mention notice.
Hopkins, which finished the season as the No.1 ranked team in Division III, wrapped its the season with more hardware as Kratz and head coach Ted Bresnahan earned Player and Coach of the Year honors.
Kratz is the third player from Hopkins to earn Division III Player of the Year honors, joining Brian Mead '04 and Sean McCreery '07. In fact, this is the fifth consecutive year that a Blue Jay has earned the honor. Mead took home Player of the Year honors in 2004, before McCreery claimed the honor in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Bresnahan earned his second National Coach of the Year award, having previously earned the honor in 2005.
The four All-America selections for Hopkins are the most in a single-season in program history, as are the three first team selections.
2008 ACWPC All-America TeamDivision I Coach of the Year: Jovan Vavic USC
Player of the Year: JW Krumpholz USC
J.W. Krumpholz (USC) 2 Meter Krsto Sbutega (UCLA) Attacker Sage Wright (Stanford) Driver Shea Buckner (USC) 2 Meter Defender Adam Hewko (Pepperdine) Attacker Milos Golic (UCSB) Utility Jimmie Sandman (Stanford) Goalie
Second Team Drac Wigo (Stanford) Driver Janson Wigo (Stanford) Driver Grant Miller (Pepperdine) Centerback Spencer Warden (California) Driver Arjan Ligtenberg (USC) 2 Meter Defender Matt Sagehorn (USC) Driver Joel Dennerley (USC) Goalie
Third Team Tim Hummel (Loyola Marymount) Utility Tibor Forai (Loyola Marymount) Driver Michael Mulvey (Navy) Attacker J.P. MacDonell (Pepperdine) Attacker Jovan Vranes (USC) 2 Meter Defender Brandon Johnson (UC-Irvine) Driver Andy Stevens (Loyola Marymount) Goalie
Honorable Mention Chay Lapin (UCLA) Goalie Frank Reynolds (California) Driver Trent Calder (California) Utility Jack Wall (Santa Clara) Driver Will Hindle-Katel (Stanford) Driver Scott Davidson (UCLA) Attacker Ben Hohl (UCLA) Utility Miles Price (UC-Santa Barbara) Driver Richie Hyden (Bucknell) Utility Aaron Steiger (California Baptist) Utility Justin Rappel (USC) Driver Brian Dudley (California) Utility John Hahn (Pepperdine) Goalie Kyle Wertz (Navy) Utility Brendan Colgan (Princeton) Utility
Division 2 Coach of the Year: Curtis Robinette Mercyhurst College Player of the Year: Andrew Schonhoff Mercyhurst College
AJ Kotanjian (UC-San Diego) Utility Adnan Jerkovic (UC-San Diego) Utility Daniel Garcia (UC-San Diego) 2 Meter Steven Donohoe (UC-San Diego) 2 Meter Defender Alex Moggridge (Mercyhurst) Attacker Andrew Schonhoff (Mercyhurst ) 2 Meter Andy Sekulski (Mercyhurst) Goalie
Division 3 Coach of the Year: Ted Bresnehan Johns Hopkins University Player of the Year: Josh Kratz Johns Hopkins University
First Team Josh Kratz (Johns Hopkins)Utility Andrew Becskehazy (Redlands) Driver Ben Hadley (Pomona Pitzer) Utility Matt Heagy (California Lutheran) 2 Meter Ryan Balikian (Pomona Pitzer) Utility Alex Bond (Johns Hopkins) 2 Meter Defender Chris Hutchens (Johns Hopkins) Goalie
Second Team Andrew Valdes (Occidental) Attacker Andrew Smith-Jones (Redlands) Driver Brendan Meaney (Redlands) 2 Meter Mike Smith-Bronstein (MIT) Utility Alex Mule (Chapman) Utility Jeff Chaney (California Lutheran) Utility Casey Regehr (Whittier) Goalie
Honorable Mention Jon Bacon (Penn State Behrend) 2 Meter Andrew Cosentino (Claremont-Mudd-Scripps) Driver Jordan Bouey (California Lutheran) Goalie Devin Lewis (MIT) Utility John Todd (Washington & Jefferson) Goalie Austin McElvaney (Chapman) 2 Meter Defender Ryan Toohey (Claremont-Mudd-Scripps) Utility Vincent Schiavoni (Claremont-Mudd-Scripps) Driver Kyle Gertridge (Johns Hopkins) Driver Jim Kehrig (Redlands) 2 Meter Defender Andrew Whittam (Washington & Jefferson) Utility John Preis (MIT) 2 Meter Cameron Brahmst (Occidental) Utility Sam Mitchell (Connecticut College) Utility Grant Cooper (Pomona Pitzer) Goalie Chris Villanueva (Whittier) Attacker