Dec. 1, 1999
WESTWOOD, Calif. - Six UCLA men's water polo team members were named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Conference team as voted by the league's head coaches, MPSF executive director Al Beaird announced Wednesday.
Senior Matt Armato and junior Sean Kern were named to the all-conference first team. Armato, the MPSF conference tournament Most Valuable Player, also earned All-MPSF honors as a junior in 1997. He currently ranks third on the team with 40 points, including a school record six two-pointers. Kern, the team's leading scorer with 47 points, earned second and third-team honors respectively the last two seasons.
Junior Adam Wright earned a second-team selection this year, and also garnered All-MPSF honors in his first two years. Wright is second in team scoring with career-high 45 points. Named to the third team was junior Brian Brown who has recorded 31 points and a team-high 41 steals.
Rounding out Bruin honorees are juniors Andy Bailey and Blake Wellen, both named honorable mention members. Defensive standouts Bailey and Wellen are tied for second in team steals with 32, while scoring 15 and eight points respectively.
Stanford senior Brian Heifferon was named the MPSF Player of the Year, while Pacific's Courtney Porter earned Coach of the Year honors.
1999 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Men's Water Polo All-Conference Teams
|Sean Kern||Junior||2-Meter Offense||UCLA|
|Jerry Smith||Junior||2-Meter Set||California|
|Pat Cochran||Senior||Driver||Long Beach State|
|Chris Segesman||Sophomore||Defender||Long Beach State|
|Corey Dolley||Senior||Utility||Long Beach State|
|Pat Donlon||Senior||Driver/2 MD||Pacific|
|Joey Pacelli||Junior||Driver||UC Santa Barbara|
|Trevor Spence||Sophomore||Goalkeeper||UC Santa Barbara|
|Blake Wellen||Junior||2-Meter Defense||UCLA|
|Jon Skaalen||Senior||2-Meter Defense||Stanford|
|Tom Coughlan||Junior||2-Meter/Utility||UC Santa Barbara|
|Sean Hylton||Junior||2-Meter Guard||Pepperdine|
|Jeff Powers||Sophomore||2-Meter||UC Irvine|
|Robert Smith||Junior||Goalkeeper||Long Beach State|
|Genai Kerr||Senior||Goalkeeper||UC Irvine|
|Spencer Dornin||Sophomore||2-Meter Guard||California|