Excellence in the classroom as well as the pool
Cal Men's Water Polo had four players earn All-America honors, including second-team pick Aleksa Saponjic
Former Cal water polo standout and 2012 Olympian John Mann helped Crvena Zvezda to the 2014 Serbian Cup
The Cal men's water polo program had the second-most academic honorees in the conference as nine Golden Bears were named to the 2013 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic team.
It is a rarity for true freshmen make an immediate impact, but such was the case this season as Chandler Jarrels-Stickney and Thomas Carroll were both major contributors on Kirk Everist's squad.
Senior Hunter Gettelfinger was tabbed team MVP as the 2013 Cal men's water polo team celebrated its 2013 campaign with its season-ending banquet last at the University Club in Memorial Stadium.
Cal (18-8), which captured its final two matches of the 2013 MPSF Tournament, had four players – Hunter Gettelfinger, Collin Smith, Aleksa Saponjic and Colin Mulcahy – named All-Conference.
Sophomore Colin Mulcahy and junior Aleksa Saponjic each had four goals as Cal had another dominating performance at the 2013 MPSF Tournament, topping Long Beach State, 17-8, in the fifth-place match.
Ten different Golden Bears scored, led by junior Olympian Aleksa Saponjic's three goals, as Cal dominated UC Irvine, 16-8, Saturday (Nov. 30) in the consolation round of the 2013 MPSF Tournament.
The Golden Bears got a stellar performance from senior Collin Smith with four goals, but the Cal fell to No. 4-ranked USC, 12-9, Friday (Nov. 29) in a first round match of the 2013 MPSF Tournament.
Cal faces a tough challenge as it enters the 2013 MPSF Tournament as the No. 5-seeded team and will be playing No. 4-seed USC in the first round Friday (Nov. 29) at 3 p.m. at Chris Kjeldsen Pool.
In a tight battle versus its Bay Area rival, the Cal men's water polo team dropped an 11-10 decision to No. 3-ranked Stanford Saturday (Nov. 17) during the annual Big Splash.