This is the 19th year that Men's Water Polo has had at least one All-American Honors.
Kappos and McConnell were selected as All-MPSF First-Team and Ljepopio, Guimaraes and Lappas were named All- MPSF Honorable Mention.
Beach lost against the Stanford Cardinal in the Championship Match 8-9.
Long Beach State finishes the MPSF regular season with a loss to No. 1 UCLA at 16-8.
LBSU beat the Lions 15-6 Thursday evening
Long Beach State (2014): Played and started in 25-of-29 games as a junior … Recorded the second highest goals scored on the team with 47 … Averaged 1.8 goals per game … Had 15 multiple scoring games … Led the team in scoring with 4 goals in the 12-9 win against UC San Diego during the NorCal Tournament … Tied as the team’s leading scorer with three goals against Whittier, UC Santa Barbara, Goldenwest College, and California, and two goals against Long Beach City College … Earned All-MPSF First Team honors and ACWP All-American Second Team Honors along with teammate Zacchary Kappos.
Long Beach State (2013): Appeared and started in all 34 matches ... chosen for the 14-man USA Men's Senior National Team ... had the 2nd highest season record for goals scored this season with 45 goals ... Scored 4 goals against UC Davis ... Had an average of scoring 1.32 goals per game ... scored multiple goals in 12 games including in over time against UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara.
(2012): Started 29-of-32 matches as a true freshman scoring 47 goals ... Good for third on the team and first amongst freshman ... His 47 goals was good for 20th in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation ... Earned All-MPSF Honorable Mention Accolades ... Member of USA Water Polo Men's Junior National Team that won Silver at the Junior Pan American Championships in Montreal, Canada ... Notched a career-high five goals against in the second match against Loyola Marymount ... Led the team in scoring seven times ... Recorded his first collegiate goal against Redlands in the season opener ... Followed up with a pair of goals in his second collegiate match ... One of four 49ers to tally a pair of goals in a 9-7 win over LMU... One of eight players to record multiple goals against Fresno Pacific ... Tied for game-high three goals against UC San Diego ... Recorded a natural hat-trick in the first period against UC Irvine and finished with four goals ... Found the back of the net three times in regular season finale against UC Santa Barbara ... Tied for the team lead with seven goals at the MPSF Tournament ... Guided the 49ers to a fifth-place finish at the MPSF Tournament with a hat-trick against No. 5 Pacific.
Laguna Beach High School: Graduated from Laguna Beach High School in 2012 as a four-year letterman ... Earned back-to-back CIF Division III Player of the Year award as a junior and senior season, while leading his team to two-straight CIF Division III championships and four-straight Orange Coast League titles ... Earned first-team Division III All-CIF honors all four years ... Named second-team NISCA/SPEEDO Boys All-America as both a junior and senior ... Also earned fourth-team NISCA/Speedo Boys All-America honors as a sophomore and freshman ... Finished career at with 430 goals while leading team in assists (76) and steals (55) during senior season ... Earned first-team All-Orange Coast League honors all four years ... Named first-team All-Orange County by the OC Register junior and senior seasons while earning third-team honors as a sophomore ... Honored as MVP in 2009 and co-MVP in 2010 ... Named to the South Orange County All-Star Team during senior season ... Received Athlete of the Week honors from the OC Register as a freshman, sophomore, and senior ... High school coach was Ethan Damato.
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