May 31, 2011

Andy Sekulski Named 2011 Mercyhurst College Male Athlete of the Year

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.


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