Two Presidents Selected To All-America Water Polo Team
WASHINGTON, Pa. – Washington & Jefferson College senior Joey Weiland (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) and sophomore Mike Magdic (Franklin Park, Pa./North Allegheny) were selected to the 2012 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches NCAA Division III Men’s All-America Team on Tuesday.
Both players received honorable-mention accolades. Only 30 men’s water polo players from NCAA Division III were chosen to one of the three teams.
Greg Lonzo of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps was named the national coach of the year, while Jason Cox of Pomona Pitzer earned player of the year laurels.
Magdic blossomed into one of the nation’s top scorers during his second collegiate season as he led the Presidents in scoring with 71 goals and 18 assists. He was second on the team with 30 steals.
Following the CWPA Division III Eastern Championships, Magdic was selected to the All-Tournament Team. He will enter his junior year next fall two goals shy of 100 for his career.
Weiland concluded his standout career with a 26-goal, 24-assist season in 2012. He was second on the squad in assists and led the team with 31 steals.
For his career, Weiland netted 105 goals and helped the Presidents win 33 matches since his arrival in campus in 2009.
Both Weiland and Magdic are letter winners during the winter for the W&J swimming & diving program.
The Presidents have been awarded at least one ACWPC honorable-mention All-American every year since 2008.
Washington & Jefferson posted a 9-15 record in 2012 under Head Coach Jay O’Neil.