ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Navy water polo team capped off its season with a third-place finish at the NCAA Tournament over the weekend and a pair of Mids were honored as members of the second-team NCAA All-Tournament Team, announced on Monday. Senior Aaron Recko was selected to the second team for the second straight year, while junior Mike Mulvey earned his first NCAA All-Tournament Team accolade.
The duo was a big reason for Navy's success not only in the NCAA Tournament, but for the entire season. Recko tallied three goals with one assist in Navy's two games over the weekend, including a two-goal performance in the 7-6 consolation-game victory over 10th-ranked Loyola Marymount. For the season, Recko ended with 76 goals and 14 assists for 90 points. His 76 goals are tied for the seventh most in school history with current Navy assistant coach Tom Popp. He finished his career with 215 points (172 g, 43 a), narrowly missing a spot in the top 10 for career goals.
Mulvey, meanwhile, had statistically one of the finest seasons in school history. After tallying three goals over the weekend, he paced the Mids with 98 points (75 g, 23 a), recording the 12th-most points in a season in school history. His 75 goals were the ninth most in school history and the 98 points were the most for a Navy player since Sean Foster tallied 107 in 2000. He currrently has 208 career points (143 g, 65 a), needing just 25 points to enter the career top 10 list for scoring.
Navy finished the season with a school-record 30-6 mark and recorded its first NCAA Tournament win since 1994.