ERIE, Pa. -- Goalie Andy Sekulski (Sr., Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin) was recently named the Mercyhurst College Male Athlete of the Year during the college's Athlete Recognition Luncheon.
Sekulski was chosen from a field of three finalists that were in good academic standing and were significant contributors to their teams' success during their careers. The senior student-athlete of the year exemplifes excellence in the athletic arena, in the classroom and in the community.
A 2011 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Capital One College Division Academic All-District I Second Team honoree, his list of accomplishments is significant.
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.