CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Water Polo team dominated the ACWPC Division III All-American Team selections highlighted by Coach of the Year in Alex Rodriguez and Player of the Year Jocelyn Castro along with five All-American selections.
The Sagehens earned multiple different All-American honors as Castro also earned First Team All-American aside from Player of the Year honors along with teammates Natalie Hill and Morgan McCracken. Kahea Kahaulelio earned Second Team All-American while Anna Yu earned Honorable Mention honors.
Rodriguez earned Division III Coach of the Year for the second-straight year. He was also given SCIAC Coaching Staff of the Year after helping the Hens to a first place finish in the SCIAC regular season, going undefeated with a 14-0 record and winning his second-straight SCIAC Championship. The team went 21-10 overall, marking their first 20-win season since 2014 when they went 23-14.
Castro earned Player of the Year honors as well as SCIAC Athlete of the Year and 1st Team All-SCIAC after leading the team with 60 goals, including 33 in conference play. The senior has been clutch for the Sagehens, scoring big-time goals in key moments, including the go-ahead goal to help the Hens to a 14-12 over China.
Morgan McCracken also earned First Team All-American honors her senior season and took First Team All-SCIAC honors. McCracken has been a catalyst on both offense and defense scoring 46 goals this season coupled with 17 assists and led the team with 42 steals. She had five games in which she scored more than three goals this season.
Natalie Hill was the final First Team All-American selection for the Sagehens and was awarded Second Team All-SCIAC after a solid season in which she scored 18 goals and led the team with 23 assists. She also collected 28 steals and has served as a key playmaker from the back of the pool.
Kahea Kahaulelio earned Second Team All-American honors and was listed on the First Team All-SCIAC after an outstanding season in which she scored 48 goals, collected 22 assists, and snatched 36 steals. 30 of her goals came in SCIAC play. She has been one of the fastest players in the program, winning 39 opening sprints this season.
Also making the All-American selections was Anna Yu who earned Honorable Mention honors. Yu notched 48 points for the Sagehens coming off of 33 goals and 15 assists. Yu was pivotal for the Sagehens on both sides of the ball as she also was third on the team in steals with 39.