PASADENA, Calif. (Feb. 3, 2015) – Caltech men's water polo sophomore Chris Bradley (Half Moon Bay, Calif. / Serra) has been named Honorable Mention All-America for Division III by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches.
"It's obviously nice to be recognized, I put in a lot of work in the offseason and season," Bradley said. "It really shows how far our team has come, because I wouldn't have been able to do it without the guys supporting me. Hopefully we can carry the momentum forward to next year with some more wins."
Bradley set a new Caltech record for most goals scored in a single season with 131, eclipsing the previous 28-year-old mark of 117 set by David Bruning in 1986. The attacker led the Beavers in scoring by nearly 80 goals while adding 27 assists, 25 steals, 30 exclusions drawn and a team-leading 17 field blocks.
"Chris had an incredible year and is truly deserving of this honor," Head Coach Pat Beemer said. "Topping the 67 goals he scored as a rookie would have been impressive enough; to do what he did is remarkable."
This marks the fourth consecutive season in which a Beaver has been named All-America, as senior Benjamin Grabowski (Lake Forest Park, Wash. / Inglemoor) earned the honors last season and Jack Blackwood was recognized each of the two years prior.