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ACWPC All-Americans

Jun 1, 2022

STANFORD, Calif. - No. 2 Stanford was honored with five Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-Americans on Wednesday, led by Makenzie Fischer and Aria Fischer being recognized on the first team.

The Cardinal was honored with at least four ACWPC All-Americans for the 18th straight season, with two players qualifying for the first team for the sixth consecutive year.

Also earning recognition were Ryann Neushul (second team), Maya Avital (second team) and Jewel Roemer (honorable mention).

Meanwhile, head coach John Tanner was named the ACWPC Coach of the Year, guiding the Cardinal to its eighth NCAA title in school history and first since 2019 with a 10-7 win over USC on May 8.

A two-time ACWPC Player of the Year having also been the 2019 recipient, Makenzie Fischer is also looking to become Stanford's third two-time Peter J. Cutino Award recipient when the award is announced this weekend. Named the NCAA Most Valuable Player and an All-MPSF first-team selection for the third straight season and fourth overall, Fischer led the Cardinal in goals (83), assists (47), points (130) and shots (167) while producing 23 multi-goal games. Fischer became the Cardinal's all-time leading scorer in a win over USC on Feb. 26 and closed out her career on The Farm with 288 career goals, ranking third all-time in MPSF history.

Aria Fischer becomes a three-time ACWPC All-American, being named to the first team for the second straight season. Fischer, who also earned a spot on the NCAA All-Tournament First Team and the All-MPSF Second Team, ranked second on the team in shots (121) and third in goals (62), points (85) and multi-goal games (17).

Neushul is a two-time ACWPC All-American who earned third-team status in 2019. Named to the All-NCAA Tournament second team, Neushul was also a strong performer in conference play, qualifying for the All-MPSF First Team and MPSF All-Tournament Team. Neushul ranked second on team in goals (69), points (102) and multi-goal games (22) and third in assists (33) and shots (106).

Avital enjoyed a breakthrough year in 25 games as the Cardinal's primary goalkeeper and was honored as an All-American for the first time in her career. Earning All-MPSF Honorable Mention accolades, Avital posted an 23-2 record while making 210 saves, including a career-high 16 in Stanford's loss on Feb. 5 to California.

Roemer followed up an impressive rookie season with her second All-America campaign, named an Honorable Mention selection after receiving first-team honors in 2021. An All-MPSF Second Team pick, Roemer finished second on the team in assists (46) while contributing 29 goals, 75 points and 65 shots.