Nov. 29, 2005
Woodland, Calif. - The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation announced Tuesday that five UCLA men's water polo players earned All-MPSF honors, as selected in a vote by MPSF head coaches. Senior attacker David Pietsch received second-team All-MPSF accolades, junior goalkeeper Will Didinger was named to the All-MPSF third team, and juniors Logan Powell, Christian Pulido, and Grant Zider each received All-MPSF honorable mention honors.
Pietsch, a Manoa, Hawaii native, earns his first All-MPSF honor after leading the Bruins in goals scored with a career-best 39 goals on the season. Pietsch ends his UCLA career with 75 goals scored, and is a two-time All-MPSF All-Academic honoree.
Didinger, from Manhattan Beach, Calif., was the UCLA leader between the pipes this year with a team and career-best 191 saves in 26 games played. Didinger averaged 7.35 saves per match, and owned a 6.04 goals against average.
Powell, a San Clemente, Calif. native, earns an honorable mention nod for the first time after finishing second on the Bruin squad in scoring with 34 goals.
Pulido, from La Jolla, Calif., earns All-MPSF his first honorable mention honors in his career after posting 18 goals on the year. Pulido is a two-time All-MPSF All-Academic honoree.
Zider, from Portola Valley, Calif., earns All-MPSF honorable mention accolades for the first time, finishing the season fourth on the team in scoring with 25 goals.
UCLA ended the 2005 campaign with a 21-8 record, and finished fifth at the 2005 MPSF Championships.