Stanford places three on ACWPC All-American second team

Menlo School grads Hohl, Merlone also earn spots

Stanford men's water polo players Jeffrey Schwimer, Jacob Smith and Sage Wright were all named second-team ACWPC All-Americans over the weekend.

Wright was honored for the third time while Schwimer and Smith were recognized for the second time, as they were honorable mention last season.

Schwimer scored a career-best 33 goals in the fall as the Cardinal reached the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament final. Smith led the team with 54 goals, also a career best.

Wright was a first-team All-American in 2007 and 2008, but was forced to sit out last year due to injury. He returned after using his redshirt season to score 32 goals.

Menlo School grad Ben Hohl, a senior attacker at UCLA, received first-team recognition while his former Knights' teammate Mike Merlone, a senior goalie at Princeton, was honorable mention.

Hohl led the Bruins with 42 goals. Merlone was 18-8 for the Tigers, allowing an average of 6.03 goals a contest, recording 230 saves and a save percentage of .594.


Stanford dropped an 18-16 decision to visiting San Francisco State in a nonconference meet Sunday.

The Gators took advantage of a Cardinal lineup without many of its regulars to post the upset.

Redshirt freshman Sam Umlauf won his college debut for Stanford (7-9) with a 5-0 victory over Dylan Phillipy at 157 pounds. His win gave the Cardinal a 16-12 advantage with two bouts remaining.

Stanford utilized a lineup of one senior (Dylan Rush won his heavyweight match), a sophomore and eight freshmen.

The Cardinal hosts Cal Baptist in a nonconference match Friday at 6 p.m. in Burnham Pavilion.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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