LA JOLLA, Calif. -
Four members of the UC San Diego men's water polo team were honored with Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches First Team All-America honors, it was announced Monday afternoon. In addition, seven Tritons received 2010 All-Academic honors.Brian Donohoe
, David Morton
, Jakub Bednarek
and Ryan Allred
were the four members of head coach Denny Harper
's squad named to the NCAA Division II All-America Team. It marks the second time in consecutive years that Morton has earned All-America honors, while Donohoe, Bednarek and Allred are receiving the nod for the first time.
Donohoe, a sophomore, led the Tritons with 45 goals while earning All-WWPA First Team accolades in the process. Allred, a senior, was second on the team with 25 assists, earned All-WWPA Second Team honors and was tabbed to the All-WWPA Tournament First Team. Bednarek earned All-CCAA and All-WWPA Tournament Team honors during his senior campaign. Morton, a junior and a second team All-CCAA selection, registered 225 saves in goal.
Also honored on Monday afternoon were members of the ACWPC All-Academic team. UCSD had seven of its players honored in the Excellent, Superior and Outstanding levels.
Donohoe, Dane Sequeira and Michael Bausback earned Outstanding All-Academic honors for having a grade-point average between 3.71 and 4.0. Allred and Luke Syka were named to the Superior level for their marks between a 3.41 and 3.7 GPA. Graham Saber and Chris Barton registered GPA's between 3.2 and 3.4, good enough for the Excellent level.
UCSD ended the 2010 season at 13-13 overall and finished in fourth place at the WWPA Championships.