With the 2019 collegiate men’s water polo season quickly approaching, SwimSwam combed the college rosters and signing releases to find out where the top 2018-19 high school players are headed.
Of the 58 seniors named to the NISCA All-American teams, 27 are currently listed on collegiate rosters. Nineteen of the 49 college water polo teams have not updated their rosters to include this year’s freshman class.
Thus far, seven schools have signed on two All-America honorees, while 10 others have brought in one 2018-19 NISCA All-America selection.
- UCLA’s incoming class boasts two first team All-Americans in Chase Honaker (Dallas, Texas) and Jack White (Newport Beach, California).
- Harvard signed first teamer Kaleb Archer (Clovis, California) and second team selection Gabe Putnam (Clovis, California).
- Pacific has brought in first teamer Matt Hosmer (Santa Ana, California) and fifth team honoree Lewis Gale (Stockton, California).
- Bucknell’s roster includes second team All-American Jeffrey Brill (Okemos, Michigan) and Nicolas De La Sierra (Greenwich, Connecticut).
- Iona’s roster features second teamer Kyle Laufenberg (Greenwich, Connecticut) and sixth teamer Lester Machado (Hialeah, Florida).
- UC Irvine brings on second teamer Jake Liecthy (Newport Beach, California) and sixth teamer James Meisenheimer (Orlando, Florida).
- Fresno Pacific signed on third teamer Zach Zetz (Clovis, California) and fourth team selection Connor Schink (Clovis, California).
If you know of more 2018 NISCA All-American water polo players that are playing collegiately, please let us know at [email protected], so we can update this listing.
2018-19 NISCA All-Americans Currently Listed on Collegiate Rosters
|Name||High School/Hometown||College Commitment|
|Kaleb Archer||Buchanan High School; Clovis, CA||Harvard|
|Matt Hosmer||St. Mary’s High School; Santa Ana, CA||Pacific|
|Chase Honaker||St. Mark’s School of Texas; Dallas, TX||UCLA|
|Bender Russo||Naperville Central High School; Naperville, IL||George Washington|
|Jeffrey Brill||Okemos High School; Okemos, MI||Bucknell|
|Kyle Laufenberg||Greenwich High School; Greenwich, CT||Iona|
|Jake Liecthy||Newport Harbor High School; Newport Beach, CA||UC Irvine|
|Gabe Putnam||Buchanan High School; Clovis, CA||Harvard|
|Sam Untrecht||Menlo School; Atherton, CA||Cal|
|Sawyer Koetters||Santa Monica High School; Santa Monica, CA||MIT|
|Zach Zetz||Buchanan High School; Clovis, CA||Fresno Pacific|
|Connor Schink||Buchanan High School; Clovis, CA||Fresno Pacific|
|Michael Colmenares||Richmond Foster High School; Richmond, TX||Austin College|
|Payton Comstock||Fenwick High School; Oak Park, IL||Navy|
|Lewis Gale||St. Mary’s High School; Stockton, CA||Pacific|
|Frank Lozinski||Saint Francis High School; Mountain View, CA||UC San Diego|
|Alex Peterson||St. Ignatius College Prep; San Francisco, CA||Pomona-Pitzer|
|Chris Scoboria||Exeter Township High School; Reading, PA||LaSalle|
|Sebastian Zapatero||Santa Monica High School; Santa Monica, CA||Fordham|
|Reed Bearden||Grand Blanc High School; Grand Blanc, MI||Mercyhurst|
|Jacob Hollo||North Allegheny High Schoool; Wexford, PA||Gannon|
|Lester Machado||Hialeah High School; Hialeah, FL||Iona|
|James Maxi Meisenheimer||Dr. Phillips High School; Orlando, FL||UC Irvine|
|Maxwell Patterson||Menlo School; Atherton, CA||Brown|
|Nicolas De La Sierra||Greenwich High School; Greenwich, CT||Bucknell|
|Max Deihl||Sycamore High School; Cincinnati, Ohio||Air Force|
|Nathan Fisher||Fenwick High School; Oak Park, IL||Occidental|