May 25, 2011

Mercyhurst College's Andy Sekulski Receives Second Team CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Honors

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Mercyhurst College goalie Andy Sekulski (Sr., Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin) added another award to his resume as he earned College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Capital One Academic All-District I Second Team honors in the College Division.

The District II region includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Athletes named to the first team qualify for the national ballot. To be nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade point average and be a starter or significant reserve. The At-Large team team consists of athletes from the following sports: swimming, water polo, wrestling, tennis, ice hockey, lacrosse, fencing, rifle, volleyball and golf.

The 2010 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) Division II Player of the Year, Sekulski finished his senior 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 league arch-rival Gannon University. 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.

A four-time ACWPC All-America selection and a four-time ACWPC All-Academic and Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Scholar-Athlete 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.

He is one of five CWPA student-athletes (men and women) to garner All-District honors joining First Team selections Columbus Leonard of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jeremy Selbst of Johns Hopkins University, Ali Arat of Fordham University and Colleen Harriger of Gannon University as the CWPA ranked No. 1 nationally in All-District selections among single sport conferences.


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