Andy Sekulski Named Finalist for 2011 Mercyhurst College Male Senior Student-Athlete of the Year
ERIE, Pa. -- Goalie Andy Sekulski (Sr., Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin) is among three finalists for the 2011 Mercyhurst College Male Senior Student-Athlete of the Year.
Granted annually since 1972, the
Male and Female Senior Student-Athlete of the Year award winners
exemplify excellence in the athletic arena, the classroom and the
This year's finalists – three male and three female – features a two-time Olympic gold medalist, an NCAA Elite 88 Award winner, a Division II Player of the Year, an All-America honorable mention selection, a two-sport national qualifier and an All-Region honoree.
The winners will be announced at the annual Athlete Recognition Luncheon, held Saturday, May 21 at the Bayfront Convention Center. Additionally, the Sister Damien Spirit Awards will be presented at the luncheon.
2011 Senior Student-Athlete of the Year Finalists
Fred Hale - Football/Wrestling
Andy Sekulski Water Polo
Heiden Ratner - Basketball
Andy Sekulski - Men's Water Polo
2010 ACWPC Player of the Year
2010 ACWPC All-America
2010 ACWPC All-Academic Team
2009 ACWPC All-American
2009 ACWPC All-Academic Team
2008 ACWPC All-America
2008 ACWPC All-Academic Team
2007 ACWPC All-America
2007 Division II Eastern Championships All-Tournament Second Team
2007 ACWPC All-Academic Team
Sekulski, a native of Monhton, Pa., finished the 2010 season with a 15-10 record, 287 saves and a .572 save percentage. The business major posted four of his wins against Division I opponents, while five others came against Erie opponents (5-0), including three against Gannon. In 2009 he led the nation in saves per game and finished third nationwide in total saves.
As a two-year captain Sekulski was responsible for the team's community service projects including the St. Gregory swim lesson program.
All told, Sekulski is a four-time All-America selection and also a four-time All-Academic team member. He owns the program record for saves (1,021) and set the single-season record for saves (292) in 2009. He set a career-high with 72 steals in his senior year, which is also the program single-season record, helping him to total a career-best 164 steals. Additionally, his strong play and leadership guided his teams to four-straight winning seasons.
Release courtesy Mercyhurst Athletic Communications