Stanford, NorCal club athletes honored by USA Water Polo for Academics


The Stanford Water Polo Club was well-represented on the USA Water Polo Academic All-American team, which was released Monday.

This is the third year of the program that honors students for excellence not just in the pool but also in the classroom.

Student-athletes had to participate in a USA Water Polo National Championship to be eligible. In addition, each student-athlete had to carry at least a 3.6 grade point average, with outstanding achievement awarded to those with a 4.0 gpa.

Outstanding honors went to Stanford's Samuel Akiyama, Elizabeth Byrd, Jelena Cyr, Casey Fleming, Benjamin Hendricks, John Holland-McCowan, Lori Krakirian, Nicole Larsen, Shelby Ann Newman, Olivia Nicole Santiago, Daniel Schwartz, Pippa Temple, Colton Valentine, Adam Warmoth, and Maxwell Wilder.

Those between a 3.6-3.9 include Michael Clifford, Haley Connor, Ryan Corley, Alex Gow, Megan Costello, Evan Cranston, Skylar Dorosin, Anna Glaves, Rachel Harrus, Colin Mulcahy, Hayley Paul, Julia Peters, Benjamin Pickard, Jedediah Springer, and Kevin Zhang.

Also honored were Sacred Heart Prep's Sarah Westcott (NorCal) and Atherton resident Hathaway Moore (NorCal), who committed to Michigan during the late signing period in April.

"Getting Hathaway Moore completes a recruiting class that I am very happy with. It was one of those things where we had to wait a while for it to happen and you wonder if it was going to work out," Wolverines' coach Matt Anderson said. "It did work out and she is going to be able to bring her athleticism, her size, her speed and her quality of play in big games to Michigan and I am looking forward to it."

— PA Weekly Online Sports

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