Feb. 2, 2010
BREA, Calif. - Senior Scott Davidson of the UCLA men's water polo team has earned first-team All-America honors, as announced by the American Collegiate Water Polo Coaches' Association (ACWPC). Senior Chay Lapin and junior Ben Hohl have secured second-team All-America honors, and senior Cole Consani, sophomore Cullen Hennessy and freshman Griffin White have been named honorable mention All-America selections.
Davidson, the 2009 MPSF Player of the Year, secured All-America honors for the first time in his career. A three-year starter for UCLA, Davidson was named an honorable mention as a sophomore and junior. He finished his senior year leading the Bruins with 47 goals, 27 steals and 16 blocks. Davidson capped his four-year career with 152 goals, the fifth-highest career total in program history. He is one of seven Division I men's water polo players to earn first-team All-America honors.
Lapin recorded 205 saves and a 4.82 goals against average in 28 matches. He captured All-America honors for the second time in his four-year career, having been named a third-team All-America selection as a sophomore (2007). The native of Long Beach, Calif., finished his career as UCLA's all-time saves leader, collecting 719 stops in 87 contests. Lapin was selected as an honorable mention All-America selection in 2006 and 2008.
Hohl earned All-America honors for the first time in his career, after having been selected an honorable mention in 2008. The Atherton, Calif., resident finished his junior campaign with 40 goals, the second-highest total on the team. Hohl also registered 17 steals, 14 assists and six blocks. After closing the 2009 Fall Quarter with a 4.0 grade-point average, he earned All-MPSF Academic Team honors for the second straight year.
Consani netted honorable mention accolades for the first time in his four-year career. The Bruins' primary two-meter player from Manhattan Beach, Calif., recorded 24 goals as a senior. He also recorded a team-leading 42 earned exclusions and netted nine steals.
Hennessy earned honorable mention acclaim for the first time in his two years in Westwood. Among UCLA's fastest swimmers, Hennessy finished his sophomore season with 23 goals, a team-high 27 assists and 16 steals. The native of Fairfax, Calif., was named to the All-MPSF Academic Team for the second straight year.
White finished his freshman campaign with 33 goals, the highest single-season total by any UCLA freshman since Brett Ormsby collected 43 goals in 2001. White also registered 18 steals and 13 earned exclusions. The true freshman from Mission Viejo, Calif., scored at least one goal in 14 of the Bruins' final 18 contests.
UCLA finished its 2009 campaign with a 23-7 overall record. The Bruins won the MPSF Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament's title match, making their first national tournament appearance since 2004.