Men's Water Polo Places Four on ACWPC All-Academic Team
March 24, 2009
BREA, CA - The George Washington men's water polo team placed four players on the 2008 Association of College Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-Academic Team the organization announced Monday, with seniors David Zenk and Sergei Shev earning recognition for the third consecutive season.
Freshman Alex Sotolongo, a goalkeeper who totaled 228 saves and 51 steals in his first season, received the highest honor of the four GW players by earning outstanding status with a grade-point average between 3.71 and 4.0.
Zenk and senior Connor Lynagh, who earned All-Academic Team distinction for the second straight year, received superior status with GPAs between 3.41 and 3.7, while Shev was placed in the excellent category with a GPA between 3.2 and 3.4.
Despite playing just 16 games due to injury, Zenk still earned Second Team All-South honors from the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) with 23 goals, 34 assists, 48 swim-offs won, 41 steals and 13 field blocks in 2008. The 2007 ACWPC honorable mention All-American is the program's career leader in assists (158), steals (269), swim-offs won (268) and field blocks (35) and ranks fourth all-time with 320 points and 11th with 162 goals.
To be eligible for the honor, student-athletes must possess a 3.2 cumulative grade-point-average or higher. The ACWPC is a non-profit organization devoted exclusively to the interest of college water polo.
GW won its final three games and four of its last five to finish in fifth place at the 2008 CWPA Southern Division Championship. The Colonials, who entered the season ranked No. 18, finished 11-20 overall.