Hartwick College's Dorman & Mensink Named ACWPC Honorable Mention All-America Selections

Jessica Dorman

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Recent graduate Jess Dorman and junior Charlotte Mensink were tabbed honorable mention All-America selections by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC).

The duo, which helped lead Hartwick water polo to its eighth straight season with 25 wins or more this past spring, joins an elite list of just six other players in the history of the program to earn All-America honors.

Dorman finished fourth in the country this season in saves with 347 in 35 starts for the Hawks. She played 1,051 minutes in cage and earned a goals against average of 9.13 and a save percentage of .536.

Dorman was a Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Western Division First Team all-star and she was named to the Eastern Championship Second Team this season. She was also named the Hartwick water polo Most Valuable Player and the college's Female Athlete of the Year.

She was a four-time all-conference selection in her four seasons at 'Wick and finished her career as the Hawks' all-time leader in saves with 1,429. Dorman also ranks 6th in career assists (119) and 9th in career steals (150).

Mensink, in her first season with the program, led the Hawks in goals scored (65), points (114), and steals (93), and finished second in assists (49). She concluded the year 3rd in the nation in steals, tied for 8th in points, 12th in assists, and 18th in goals.

She earned the CWPA Western Division Player of the Year award along with divisional first team honors. Later, Mensink was named the Eastern Championship Rookie of the Tournament with five goals, four assists, and six steals in three tournament games.

Hartwick wrapped up the 2011 season with a 26-11 overall record. Over the course of the campaign, the Hawks registered a 16-game win streak, which is the second highest string in program history. 'Wick now has amassed 298 victories since the NCAA began sanctioning a championship tournament in 2001. This total ranks second in all of Division I women's water polo.

Release courtesy Hartwick Athletic Communications


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