Wrapping up a successful 2017 season, that included a NCAA final four appearance.
First up the awards:
Four tigers received Golden Coast Conference accolades, including Luke Pavillard being named conference player of the year.
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All NCAA tournament team that included Luke Pavillard and Ben Stevenson.
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Andrea DeNardi picks up an academic award.
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Coach Graham is named Golden Coast Conference coach of the year.
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Secondly, the numbers:
The tigers finished 21-6, it was the fourth time in program history that Pacific has won 20 plus games in a season.
2015 - 23-5 under Coach Graham
2013 - 23-5 under Coach Graham
1993 - 20-9 under Coach John Tanner, who is the present women's water polo coach at Stanford.
Coach Graham is the all time wins leader at Pacific with 166. His complete record is 166-109 in 10 years of service.
The tigers set a Pacific single season record for goals scored with 396.
Here are the goal totals for the five seniors on the team for their careers.
Kale Ai - 88
Derek Clappis - 44
Tim Reeves - 78
Ben Stevenson - 173
Devon Thumwood - 151
To put these numbers in perspective, here is the Men's career scoring list:
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Also, sophomores Luke Pavillard and Engin Ege Colak have scored 100 and 121 goals respectively in their first two seasons.
Goal keeping numbers:
John Hedges had 369 saves in his freshman season, in addition, he had 82 steals which I find to be an amazing statistic.
Alen Osmanovic recorded 93 saves this season, starting the last six -seven games of the season. This number com-
bined with the 280 saves in his red-shirt freshman campaign, gives him a total of 373 for his career. Pacific's goal-
keeping is in good hands for the next three years.
To put these numbers in perspective, here is the Men's career saves list:
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All in all, 2017 was an fantastic year, and we will see what 2018 has in store for Pacific water polo.
And, this just in(the SOB's snuck this in on me while I was typing all this out-the nerve of them).
One more accolade for Luke Pavillard being nominated as a potential player of the year recipient.
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WATER-POLO "U" .... INDEED. Great summation @tigerdrifter... One of the better seasons...and the foundation for future seasons is 'well laid'...... 2017 ends with these four teams at the TOP OF THE HEAP:
U.C.L.A.; U.S.C., PACIFIC & California! JOB WELL DONE, TIGERS!