Mavis Earns All-American Honors
Men's water polo standout named ACWPC Honorable Mention All-American
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. - Andrew Mavis of George Washington was named an Honorable Mention All-American on Thursday by the Association of College Water Polo Coaches.
The center from Princeton, N.J., was honored after a breakout sophomore season in which he scored a team-high 81 goals to help the Colonials capture their first Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference title and NCAA Tournament berth.
"It's a well-deserved honor," GW Head Coach Barry King said. "We're certainly proud of the year that Andrew had and all that he did to help us become a championship team. He's a special player who makes his teammates better, and he's also been made better by the group around him."
Mavis emerged as GW's top scoring threat this fall, earning a spot on the All-MAWPC East First Team. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound center tallied 94 points, connecting on 81 of 161 attempts to produce a goal total that ranks ninth on the program's all-time single season list. His 76 ejections drawn also led the Colonials and tied for the most in program history. He added 30 steals and seven field blocks on defense, too.
In the postseason, Mavis did his part to lift GW to new heights. He was named Most Valuable Player of the MAWPC Championship after scoring 10 goals in three wins over as many days to secure the title in Annapolis, Md. He posted six of them in a 16-15 semifinal win over Fordham, highlighted by his game-winning score with five seconds left in overtime.
Mavis went on to score a goal and draw two ejections in GW's NCAA debut at Harvard on Nov. 25. The Colonials were one of eight teams that advanced to compete for a national title and closed the fall with their most wins in nearly two decades (17).
On Thursday, Mavis was among four MAWPC picks on the AWPC's Division I All-American list. It's the second straight season and fifth time in six years that GW has been represented. Bogdan Petkovic was recognized for the fourth time in 2016 with Atakan Destici also earning a spot.
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