Courtesy: Western Water Polo Association
OAKLAND, Calif. – Loyola Marymount sophomore utility Blazo Mitrovic has been named the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) Player of the Year, highlighting Tuesday’s release of the 2019 WWPA All-Conference Teams. In all, 29 student-athletes from the eight WWPA institutions were recognized for their standout seasons.
Mitrovic, who took home Freshman of the Year in 2018, led the Lions with 80 goals on the year, finishing third in the WWPA with 102 total points. The Przno, Montenegro native registered 13 games with three or more goals, three eight-goal performances, and seven games with six goals or more. He earned WWPA Player of the Week honors following an eight-goal output against Air Force.
Air Force freshman Grant Snyder took home Freshman of the Year honors. His 52 points were third-best for the Falcons and the Springville, Calif. native scored in 11 consecutive contests to end the regular season.
UC San Diego led all WWPA schools with six student-athletes named All-WWPA, including two on the first team – utility Connor Turnbow-Lindenstadt and goalkeeper Jack Turner. LMU’s David Carrasco joined Mitrovic while the WWPA’s leading goalscorer, Marius Jakimcikas (99) of Concordia, also were named first team. UC Davis’ Nir Gross and California Baptist’s Logan Mena aso secured spots on the first team.