Bruins Earn 21 ACWPC All-America and All-Academic Honors
PHILADELPHIA -- A total of six Bruins earned ACWPC All-American honors for the 2021 season and 15 more captured ACWPC All-Academic accolades this past year, as announced by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC).
Redshirt senior utility Evan Rosenfeld was the lone Bruin to earn First-Team All-America accolades. It was the third time in his career that he has been named an All-American. Nicolas Saveljic became a four-time All-American when he garnered Second-Team honors. Junior attacker Tommy Gruwell also became a three-time All-American with Second-Team plaudits in 2021.
Redshirt senior utility Felix Brozyna-Vilim earned Third-Team All-America honors, his second All-American award of his career. Also becoming an All-American for the second time is junior goalkeeper Bernardo Maurizi, who joined Brozyna-Vilim on the Third Team. Senior attacker/utility Jake Cavano was the lone Bruin on the Honorable Mention list, earning All-American stats for the fourth time.
Student-athletes eligible for the ACWPC All-Academic award must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher in the current season. Athlete merit levels include "excellent" (3.2 to 3.4), "superior" 3.41 to 3.7 and "outstanding" 3.71 to 4.0.
UCLA had eight players attain "outstanding" marks this past academic year. Earning ACWPC All-Academic honors for the fourth time in his career was Rosenfeld (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Harvard-Westlake School). Rosenfeld also earned "outstanding" honors in 2020 after earning "superior" in 2018 and "outstanding" in 2017. Joining Rosenfeld was Brozyna-Vilim (Santa Monica, Calif./Harvard-Westlake School) who earned "superior" accolades in 2020 after earning "excellent" honors in 2019. Redshirt freshman attacker Gianpiero Di Martire (Naples, Italy/Liceo Scientifico Francesco Saverio Nitti) and sophomore Tanner Pulice (Newport Beach, Calif./Corona del Mar HS) both earned "outstanding" honors for the second-consecutive year. Saveljic, a graduate attacker from Kotor, Montenegro (Maritime School Kotor), was honored for the third time in his career after securing "outstanding" honors in 2020 and "excellent" marks in 2019. Junior center Gabe Discipulo (Santa Cruz, Calif./Bellarmine College Preparatory) earned also became a three-time honoree after "outstanding" honors in 2020 as well after picking up "superior" accolades in 2019. Earning "outstanding" honors for the third-straight year was redshirt sophomore attacker Max Berg (Seal Beach, Calif./Long Beach Wilson HS). Also earning "outstanding" marks in 2021 for the second time in his career was redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Chase Honaker (Plano, Texas/St. Mark's School of Texas).
The Bruins placed four on the "superior" list, led by three-time honorees, sophomore defender/utility Cameron Reagan (Huntington Beach, Calif./Mater Dei HS), who also earned "superior" accolades in 2020 after earning "excellent" honors in 2019, and Maurizi (Florence, Italy/Salesiani Firenze), who earned "superior" honors last year as well after earning "outstanding" accolades in 2019. Redshirt sophomore attacker Jack Larsen (Moraga, Calif./Campolindo HS) attained "superior" honors for the second straight season, as did sophomore attacker Hayden Nightingale (Vista, Calif./Vista HS).
Three Bruins earned "excellent" honors in 2021 highlighted by two-time honorees graduate attacker Chasen Travisano (Glendora, Calif./Damien HS) and sophomore attacker Makoto Kenney (Costa Mesa, Calif./Newport Harbor HS) Travisano earned "excellent" honors in 2020 while Kenney landed on the "superior" list. Redshirt sophomore attacker Jack White (Newport Beach, Calif./Newport Harbor HS) earned "excellent" honors in 2021 for the first time in his career.