Men’s Water Polo Has Four All-Americans For First Time In Program History

Men's Water Polo Has Four All-Americans For First Time In Program History

Roko Pozaric was a second-team All-American, the first Tiger since 2004.

PRINCETON – For the first time in program history, the Tigers have four ACWPC All-Americans, the organization announced today.
Roko Pozaric was named Second Team, the first Tiger to earn second team honors since Peter Sabbatini in 2004. Keller Maloney, Antonio Knez and Vladan Mitrovic were also Honorable Mention selections.
The Tigers have had at least one All-American every year since 2008. This is the 10th time Princeton has had more than one All-American and just the second time it has had more than two (2014).
Pozaric, the Northeast Water Polo Conference Player of the Year, led the Tigers with 62 goals, 51 steals and 93 sprint wins this season, adding 39 helpers and 34 drawn ejections.  He scored in every game he played except for three, contributing 19 multi-goal performances. His signature contest was a four-goal, two-assist, five-steal outing in a win at No. 8 UC Santa Barbara.
Maloney paced Princeton with 108 points and 51 assists while securing 57 goals. He also nabbed 49 drawn ejections and 34 steals for the Tigers. He had 18 multi-goal games and 15 multi-assist outings. He had four straight hat tricks out in California vs. LMU, No. 17 Santa Clara, Fresno Pacific, No. 16 California Baptist, and vs. No. 3 Stanford. He also registered consecutive hat tricks in the NCAA Tournament vs. No. 16 Fordham and No. 1 USC.
Antonio Knez was 13-4 with 178 saves and a .538 save percentage, putting up 13 assists and 12 steals. His best moments of the season include 18 stops vs. No. 12 UC Irvine and 19 saves at No. 20 St. Francis Brooklyn.
Mitrovic was one of five Tigers with 30+ goals, contributing 32 along with 11 assists, 17 steals and nine blocks. He had nine multi-goal games including a hat trick vs. No. 16 Fordham and two tallies vs. No. 1 USC in the NCAA Tournament.
The Tigers’ 27 wins this season were the most in program history while it also marked the first time, they’ve reached the NCAA Quarterfinals in consecutive years.

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