Utica College's Evelyn Kurzac Named ACWPC All-America Honorable Mention

Evelyn Kurzac

UTICA, N.Y. -- Utica College freshman utility player Evelyn Kurzac (Mundelein, Ill./Mundelein) became the first player in the history of the water polo program to be named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Division III All-America Team by earning honorable mention notice on the 2011 squad.

Kurzac's scoring ability helped her receive a nomination by the division's head coaches. She scored a record-breaking 55 goals and recorded 102 shots total this past season. The previous record was 48 goals set by Amy Gascon in 2008. Kurzac is now ranked second on the College's all-time scoring list and she is also ranked fourteenth all-time in steals (32) and kick outs (six).

In her first collegiate tournament she recorded 22 goals, five steals, four assists and became the first player in school-history to be named Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Women's Varsity Division III National Player of the Week and Division III Rookie of the Week.

The Pioneers ended the 2011 season with a school-record five victories and placed eighth at the 2011 Collegiate Water Polo Association.

Release courtesy Utica Athletic Communications


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