Bailey Meyer Headlines ACWPC Division III Water Polo All-America Teams

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. – The Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) has tabbed 38 student-athletes from 18 institutions as 2019 Division III women’s water polo All-Americans.

Pomona-Pitzer, which won the SCIAC regular season crown, and stood atop the Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III poll for much of the year, leads the way with five selections.

Cal Lutheran, which represented the SCIAC at the NCAA Championships after winning the league’s tournament, also boasted five honorees.

Macalester College, which won the CWPA Division III crown, and the Redlands added three selections apiece. Austin College, Carthage, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Connecticut College, Grove City, Occidental, LaVerne and Whittier each put two players on the team.

Cal Tech, Chapman, Monmouth, Penn State Behrend, Utica and Wittenberg rounded out the group with one honoree apiece.

Leading the 38 honorees is Division III Player of the Year, Bailey Meyer of Cal Lutheran. The first team All-SCIAC honoree broke her own season saves record, tallying 320 on the year in 848 minutes of play, to go with 37 steals.

Meyer’s coach Craig Rond, whose staff was previously tabbed as SCIAC Coaching Staff of the Year, was honored as the Division III Coach of the Year after leading the Regals to a  21-9 overall mark, the SCIAC Tournament crown and an NCAA appearance, their first since 2009. The honor is the third for Rond, following Coach of the Year accolades in 2007 and 2009.

SCIAC Athlete of the Year Natalie Hill of Pomona-Pitzer was a first team honoree. Monmouth’s Becca Dabrowski, MVP of the CWPA Division III tournament, and rookie of the tournament, Lexi Wong of Austin College, each were tabbed for ACWPA Second Team All-America nods.

The ACWPA All-America teams are selected following nominations and voting by the head coach of each program by NCAA division.

ACWPA Division III Player of the Year: Bailey Meyer, Cal Lutheran

ACWPA Division III Coach of the Year: Craig Rond, Cal Lutheran

2019 ACWPA Division III All-America Teams

First Team
Bailey Meyer (Goalie) Cal Lutheran
Lexi Rond Cal Lutheran
Nikki Roed Cal Lutheran
Natalie Hill Pomona-Pitzer
Anna Yu Pomona-Pitzer
Guarina Garcia LaVerne
Katelyn Jenkins Redlands
Sawyer Belville Whittier
Second Team
Morgan Stockham (Goalie) Pomona-Pitzer
Lexi Wong Austin College
Amelia Aala Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Stephania Lopez Connecticut College
Lucille Moran Macalester
Becca Dabrowski Monmouth
Jassmine Kezman LaVerne
Teresa Marchetti Whittier
Honorable Mention
Emma Jeronimus (Goalie) Carthage
Kelly Grosswendt (Goalie) Redlands
Michalyn Winkler (Goalie) Utica
Mardell Ramirez Cal Lutheran
Virctoria Rose Meek Cal Lutheran
Tessa Leatherwood Grove City
Elizabeth Andrews Grove City
Cara Mullery Macalester
Oriana Galasso Macalester
Claudia Oppermann Occidental
Abigail Lavold Occidental
Nadia Paquin Pomona-Pitzer
Kyla Pickell Pomona-Pitzer
Brooke Le Austin College
Katie Johnston Cal Tech
Maddi Marsh Carthage
Audrey Hattori Chapman
Aracelia Aldrete Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Brooklynn Hayes Connecticut College
Lauren Wood Penn State Behrend
Kolby Kahahawai Redlands
Savanah Phillips Wittenberg

 

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