Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Releases 2016 Division I All-America Team

Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Releases 2016 Division I All-America Team

2016 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Division I All-America Team (PDF)

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- The Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) announces the selection of the organization's 2016 Men's Division I All-America Team.

Comprised of 47 student-athletes, the team features players from 18 institutions as the the University of Southern California (seven), the University of California-Los Angeles (seven), University of California (six), University of the Pacific (four), Pepperdine University (three), Princeton University (three), Brown University (two), George Washington University (two), Harvard University (two), Stanford University (two), the University of California-Santa Barbara (two), Bucknell University (one), Iona College (one), Long Beach State University (one), Loyola Marymount University (one), Santa Clara University (one), the University of California-Davis (one) and the University of California-Irvine (one) each garnered a minimum of one athlete on either the First, Second, Third or Honorable Mention Division I All-America lists.

Headlining the team is 2016 Division I Player of the Year McQuin Baron of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship runner-up USC. A three-time Division I All-America selection with Second Team recognition in both 2014 and 2015 prior to notching First Team notice in 2016, Baron claims the Trojans' program's 10th National Player of the Year nod as a USC men's Player has shared or claimed the title outright in 1998, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Further, Baron is among 23 student-athletes to earn multiple All-America nods as he joins:

  • Johnny Hooper - Univesity of California (2016 First Team, 2015 Second Team)
  • Odysseas Masmanidis - University of California (2016 First Team, 2015 Third Team)
  • Luca Cupido - University of California (2016 First Team, 2015 First Team, 2014 Third Team)
  • Ryder Roberts - University of California-Los Angeles (2016 First Team, 2015 First Team, 2014 Third Team)
  • Aleksandar Petrovic - University of the Pacific (2016 First Team, 2015 Third Team)
  • Blake Edwards - University of Southern California (2016 First Team, 2015 First Team)
  • Marko Asic - Pepperdine University (2016 Second Team, 2015 Honorable Mention)
  • Patrick Fellner - University of California-Los Angeles (2016 Second Team, 2015 Third Team)
  • Matteo Morelli - University of Southern California (2016 Second Team, 2015 Honorable Mention)
  • Lazar Andric - University of California (2016 Second Team, 2015 Third Team)
  • Joey Colton - Harvard University (2016 Third Team, 2015 Honorable Mention, 2014 Honorable Mention)
  • Ido Goldschmidt - University of California-Davis (2016 Third Team, 2015 Honorable Mention)
  • Gordon Marshall - University of California-Los Angeles (2016 Third Team, 2015 First Team)
  • Garrett Danner - University of California-Los Angeles (2016 Third Team, 2015 First Team)
  • Grant Stein - University of Southern California (2016 Third Team, 2015 Honorable Mention)
  • Lachlan Edwards - University of Southern California (2016 Third Team, 2015 Second Team)
  • Bogdan Petkovic - George Washington University (2016 Honorable Mention, 2014 Honorable Mention, 2013 Honorable Mention, 2012 Honorable Mention)
  • Vojislav Mitrovic - Princeton University (2016 Honorable Mention, 2015 Honorable Mention, 2014 Honorable Mention)
  • Chancellor Ramirez - University of California-Los Angeles (2016 Honorable Mention, 2015 Honorable Mention, 2014 Honorable Mention)
  • Max Irving - University of California-Los Angeles (2016 Honorable Mention, 2015 Third Team)
  • Alex Roelse - University of California-Los Angeles (2016 Honorable Mention, 2015 Honorable Mention)
  • Nick Bell - University of Southern California (2016 Honorable Mention, 2015 Honorable Mention, 2014 Honorable Mention)

California's Kirk Everist earns his second National Coach of the Year award thanks to leading the Golden Bears to the 2016 NCAA Championship.  Everist, who previously earned laurels in 2006, is the third California coach to earn National Coach of the Year recognition joining Steve Heaston (1992) and Pete Cutino (1983, 1987, 1988).

The mission of the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) is to promote the development and advancement of collegiate water polo.  This shall be accomplished by providing its membership with professional education, services, training and a united voice. 

Since 2005, it has been the goal of the ACWPC to bring a unified voice, abundant resources and recognition to collegiate programs across the USA.  It is our hope that the ACWPC grows to include all collegiate coaches in all levels, serving to unite the collegiate water polo world to further protect and advance the sport at a time when budget cuts and sport elimination is commonplace. Join us and help us to build solid water polo programs that help to represent the institutions, the sport and the country on a level few sports have been able to accomplish.  The overall academic and athletic abilities of our student-athletes is among the best in the nation, we hope to help all collegiate water polo coaches to continue this trend by offering solid educational programs, coaching insights and strategy, and networking opportunities that will foster long-term relationships.

Division I Players of the Year (1982-to-Present):

  • 2016 - McQuin Baron (University of Southern California)
  • 2015 - Garret Danner (University of California-Los Angeles)
  • 2014 - Kostas Genidounias (University of Southern California)
  • 2013 - Balazs Erdelyi (University of the Pacific) / Nikola Vavic (University of Southern California)
  • 2012 - Nikola Vavic (University of Southern California)
  • 2011 - Joel Dennerley (University of Southern California)
  • 2010 - Ivan Rackov (University of California)
  • 2009 - JW Krumpholz (University of Southern California)
  • 2008 - JW Krumpholz (University of Southern California)
  • 2007 - Tim Hutten (University of California-Irvine)
  • 2006 - Juan Delgadillo (University of Southern California)
  • 2005 - Juraj Zatovic (University of Southern California)
  • 2004 - Brett Ormsby (University of California-Los Angeles)
  • 2003 - Tony Azevedo (Stanford University)
  • 2002 - Tony Azevedo (Stanford University)
  • 2001 - Tony Azevedo (Stanford University)
  • 2000 - Sean Kern (University of California-Los Angeles)
  • 1999 - Sean Kern (University of California-Los Angeles)
  • 1998 - Marco Pintaric (University of Southern California)
  • 1997 - Alan Hermann (Pepperdine University)
  • 1996 - Matt Swanson (University of California-Los Angeles)
  • 1995 - Matt Swanson (University of California-Los Angeles)
  • 1994 - Wolf Wigo (Stanford University)
  • 1993 - Troy Barnart (University of California)
  • 1992 - Dirk Zelen / Chris Oeding (University of California)
  • 1991 - Geoff Clark (Pepperdine University) / Chris Humbert (University of California)
  • 1990 - Chris Humbert (University of California)
  • 1989 - Ed Newland (University of California-Irvine)
  • 1988 - Kirk Everist (University of California)
  • 1987 - Jeff Brush (University of California)
  • 1986 - Craig Klass (Stanford University)
  • 1985 - Jeff Cambell (University of California-Irvine)
  • 1984 - Mike Grier (Pepperdine University) / Alan Gresham (University of California)
  • 1983 - Pete Cutino, Jr. / Alan Gresham (University of California)
  • 1982 - Peter Cambell (University of California-Irvine)

Division I Coaches of the Year (1982-to-present):

  • 2016 - Kirk Everist (University of California)
  • 2015 - Adam Wright (University of California-Los Angeles)
  • 2014 - Adam Wright (University of California-Los Angeles)
  • 2013 - James Graham (University of the Pacific)
  • 2012 - Jovan Vavic (University of Southern California)
  • 2011 - Jovan Vavic (University of Southern California)
  • 2010 - Jovan Vavic (University of Southern California)
  • 2009 - Jovan Vavic (University of Southern California)
  • 2008 - Jovan Vavic (University of Southern California)
  • 2007 - None selected
  • 2006 - Kirk Everist (University of California)
  • 2005 - Jovan Vavic (University of Southern California)
  • 2004 - Adam Krikorian (University of California-Los Angeles)
  • 2003 - Jovan Vavic (University of Southern California)
  • 2002 - None selected
  • 2001 - Dante Dettamanti (Stanford University)
  • 2000 - Denny Harper (University of California-San Diego)
  • 1999 - Guy Baker (University of California-Los Angeles)
  • 1998 - Jovan Vavic / John Williams (University of Southern California)
  • 1997 - Terry Schroeder (Pepperdine University)
  • 1996 - Guy Baker (University of California-Los Angeles)
  • 1995 - Guy Baker (University of California-Los Angeles)
  • 1994 - Dante Dettamanti (Stanford University)
  • 1993 - Dante Dettamanti (Stanford University)
  • 1992 - Steve Heaston (University of California)
  • 1991 - Guy Baker (University of California-Los Angeles)
  • 1990 - Steve Heaston (University of California)
  • 1989 - Tom Warde (University of California-Irvine)
  • 1988 - Pete Cutino (University of California)
  • 1987 - Pete Cutino (University of California)
  • 1986 - Dante Dettamanti (Stanford University)
  • 1985 - Ed Newland (University of California-Irvine) / Dante Dettamanti (Stanford University)
  • 1984 - Dante Dettamanti (Stanford University)
  • 1983 - Pete Cutino (University of California)
  • 1982 - Ed Newland (University of California-Irvine)

Division I Player of the Year:

McQuin Baron (University of Southern California)

Division I Coach of the Year:

Kirk Everist (University of California)



First Team

 

McQuin Baron (Goalie)

University of Southern California

Blake Edwards

University of Southern California

Luca Cupido

University of California

Odysseas Masmanidis

University of California

Johnny Hooper

University of California

Ryder Roberts

University of California-Los Angeles

Aleksandar Petrovic

University of the Pacific



Second Team

 

Lazar Andric (Goalie)

University of California

Nolan McConnell

Long Beach State University

Marko Asic

Pepperdine University 

Blake Parrish

Stanford University

Patrick Fellner

University of California-Los Angeles

Reed Cotterill

University of California-Santa Barbara

Matteo Morelli

University of Southern California



Third Team


Garrett Danner (Goalie)

University of California-Los Angeles

Gordon Marshall

University of California-Los Angeles

Grant Stein

University of Southern California

Lachlan Edwards

University of Southern California

Rade Joksimovic

Bucknell University

Joey Colton

Harvard University

Ido Goldschmidt

University of California-Davis



Honorable Mention


Zach Rhodes (Goalie)

Pepperdine University

Vojislav Mitrovic (Goalie)

Princeton University

Matt Payne

Princeton University

Jordan Colina

Princeton University

Chancellor Ramirez

University of California-Los Angeles

Max Irving

University of California-Los Angeles

Alex Roelse

University of California-Los Angeles

Ikko Siato

University of the Pacific

Devon Thumbwood

University of the Pacific

Ege Colak

University of the Pacific

Jake Wyatt

Brown University

Yahel Murvitz Lahav

Brown University

Bogdan Petkovic

George Washington University

Atakan Destici

George Washington University

Conor Neumann

University of California

Thomas Carroll

University of California

Nick Bell

University of Southern California

Matt Maier

University of Southern California

Noah Harrison

Harvard University

Marc Stauble

Iona College

Jon Black

Loyola Marymount University

Mark Urban

Pepperdine University

Graham McClone

Santa Clara University

Cody Smith

Stanford University

Jack Trush

University of California-Irvine

Shane Hauschild

University of California-Santa Barbara


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