UCSD Men’s Water Polo Sets Program Record, Places Six Tritons on WWPA All-Conference Team

Junior utility Josh Stiling was named the 2012 WWPA Player of the Year. He is joined by senior Brian Donohoe and sophomore goalkeeper Cameron Ravanbach, who both earned spots on the All-WWPA First Team. Senior tri-captain John Butler was also named on the All-WWPA Second Team. An honorable mention was awarded to junior utility Luke Syka, and freshman Chase Cockerill made the All-Freshman team.

Stiling, who played water polo for his high school in Beaverton, Oregon before he enrolled at UCSD, scored 66 goals in the 2012 season, even with missing a month of play. This marks the first time in his athletic career that he has received WWPA honors.

Triton goalkeeper Ravanbach, a sophomore who did not earn much playing time last season, averaged nine saves per game, and the La Jolla native was named Player of the Week on Oct. 24 before he received WWPA honors.

Donohoe earned his third WWPA All-Conference selection.

After leading the team with 127 assists, Butler earned his second All-WWPA honor. San Diego local Syka scored the second most goals for the Tritons with 28 and contributed 23 steals for UCSD this season. Hailing from Woodland Hills, Cockerill has also made six goals, seven assists and six steals as the Triton’s only true-freshman active on the roster.

This is the largest group in program history to earn WWPA honors.