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Cristiano Mirarchi and Paul Reynolds were named to the second team.

Courtesy: UCLA Athletics
Six Bruins Earn All-America Honors
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  02/13/2014

Six UCLA men's water polo players have secured ACWPC All-America honors, as announced by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches on Thursday. Juniors Paul Reynolds and Cristiano Mirarchi were each named to the second team while senior Chris Wendt and sophomore Danny McClintick was named to the third team. Senior Aimone Barabino and redshirt freshman Garrett Danner both earned honorable mention accolades. 

Reynolds, a junior utility from Santa Ana, Calif. (Foothill HS), led the Bruins in scoring with 47 goals, which ranked 17th in the MPSF (1.57 goals per game). He also registered 39 steals (second on the team), 24 assists and 12 field blocks (fourth on the squad).

Mirarchi, a junior utility from Rome, Italy (Evangelista Torricelli), tied for seventh on the team in scoring with 28 goals, shooting 48.3 percent (28-of-58). He also registered 40 assists (third on the team), 23 steals and 13 field blocks (third on the squad).

Wendt, a senior defender from River Forest, Ill. (Fenwick HS), tied for seventh on the team in scoring with 28 goals, shooting 43.1 percent (28-of-65). He also registered 31 steals (fourth on the team), 18 assists and led the Bruins with 16 field blocks.

McClintick, a sophomore utility from Agoura Hills, Calif. (Agoura HS), was second on the team with 38 goals and led the Bruins in assists with 62. He also registered 24 steals and was second on the squad with 15 field blocks.

Barabino, a senior utility from Recco, Italy (La Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi in NYC), finished sixth on the team in 2013 with 29 goals, converting on 54.7 percent (29-of-53) of his shots. He also registered 59 exclusions drawn and led the Bruins in that category in each of the last three years. He also registered 14 steals this past season.

Danner, a redshirt freshman goalkeeper from Coto de Caza, Calif. (El Toro HS), became the Bruins’ first-ever MPSF Newcomer of the Year this season, backed by an MPSF-Best 6.32 goals-against average and a third-highest 11.05 saves per game average. Danner collected a career-high 15 saves in the MPSF Quarterfinal win against UC Santa Barbara and broke the school record for saves in a single season with 263.

The Bruins finished the 2013 season with the best overall record in the country at 28-4 and finished in a three-way tie for fir st in the MPSF at 7-1. The Bruins four losses were by a combined total of five goals, also the best in the nation and UCLA was the only team in the country to finish the year with a winning record (2-1) against six-time defending champion USC. The Bruins and the Trojans tied for the most All-Americans for the 2013 season with six apiece.

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