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Bruins Place Four on All-MPSF Teams
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  12/02/2003

Dec. 2, 2003

Four members of the UCLA men's water polo team have been named to the All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation teams as announced on Tuesday.

Junior driver Brett Ormsby (El Cajon/Valhalla) was named to the All-MPSF First Team for the second straight season. Ormsby led UCLA with 70 goals this season, which ranks sixth in the Bruin record books. His output ranked second in the MPSF along with UCSB's Brian Alexander. He averaged 2.59 goals per game, which ranked third in the conference. Ormsby was the only Bruin to earn to MPSF Player of the Week honors in 2003. He has been honored by the conference five times in his career.

Junior goalkeeper Joseph Axelrad (Studio Cty/Harvard Westlake) was named to the All-MPSF Third Team in his first season as the Bruins' starting netminder. Axelrad ranked second in the conference this season with a 6.04 goals against average. With that total, Axelrad ranks sixth among Bruins in single season goals against. He posted 173 saves in 25 matches to average 6.92 per game. Axelrad only allowed his opponents to score in double digits once in 2003 and never allowed it in a non-overtime contest. He never allowed more than 10 goals in any match.

Sophomore center defender Michael March (Newport Coast/Corona del Mar) was also named to the All-MPSF Third Team. March led the Bruins with 24 assists in 2003 and ranked fourth with 19 goals scored. March posted a hat trick to lead UCLA to a 7-5 victory over Pepperdine in the first round of the MPSF Tournament last weekend. He also scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift UCLA to a win over then top-ranked California. He was named the MPSF Player of the Week for his performance.

Junior center Ted Peck (Irvine/University) was selected as an All-MPSF Honorable Mention for the second straight season. Peck ranked second on the team with 28 goals scored in 27 matches in 2003. Peck was one of five players to start every match this season for UCLA.

Stanford's sophomore driver Tony Azevedo walked away with his third consecutive MPSF Player of the Year honors after scoring a conference-high 81 goals to average 3.38 goals per game. Ninth-year USC Head Coach Jovan Vavic was named MPSF Coach of the Year after leading the Trojans to a MPSF Tournament title and the top ranking with a 22-3 record heading into the NCAA Championship.

All-MPSF First Team
Tony Azevado, Stanford
Attila Banhidy, California
Bodizar Damjanovic, USC (GK)
Brett Ormsby, UCLA
James Shin, USC
Jesse Smith, Pepperdine
Juraj Zatovic, USC

All-MPSF Second Team
Nathan Allard, Long Beach State
Predrag Damjanov, USC
Mike Derse, Stanford
Michael Hausmann, Pepperdine
Rick Merlo, UC Irvine
Will Quist, Calfornia
Chad Taylor, Stanford (GK)

All-MPSF Third Team
Brian Alexander, UC Santa Barbara
Joe Axelrad, UCLA (GK)
Gadi Hadar, USC
Thomas Hopkins, Long Beach State
Michael March, UCLA
Dan Noon, UC Irvine
Eddie Wisniewski, Pacific

Honorable Mention All-MPSF
California - Tim Kates (GK), Brian Kinsel
Long Beach State-Eric Geoffroy
Pepperdine-Josh Acosta
Stanford-Greg Crum, Peter Varellas
UC Irvine-Phil Garcia
UCLA-Ted Peck
UCSB - Andrew Schoneberger
USC-Nicholas Andrejich


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