Kelleher and Wan Named ACWPC Honorable Mention All-Americans
PRINCETON, N.J. – Freshman Lindsey Kelleher and sophomore Haley Wan were selected as Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches’ (ACWPC) Honorable Mention All-Americans today.
“We are very happy for Haley and Lindsey and are thrilled to have two players honored this year,” said head coach Luis Nicolao. “This a great reflection for our overall team and its effort this year as a group.”
Kelleher missed just one game for the Tigers, finishing with a team-high 41 assists. She was also second on the team in goals (48) and drawn ejections (25). Kelleher constantly filled up the scoresheet, posting 15 multi-goal outings and 13 multi-assist contests. She was named the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Rookie of the Week on Mar. 9 and then began a stretch of five consecutive games with at least two goals (Mar. 13-Apr. 9). She secured a five-point contest with two goals and three assists at No. 8 Michigan and then followed that up with a season-best seven points (two goals and five assists) vs. Brown (Apr. 16). The freshman concluded her campaign with six-point game vs. Hartwick in the third-place game of the CWPA Championship (May 1).
Wan was an All-CWPA second team honoree and made the All-CWPA Tournament second team as well. Playing in every game, the sophomore led the team in goals (58), shots (94) and steals (40). She was tied for first in blocks (seven), second in assists (37) and sprint wins (16). Wan scored two goals or more in 20 contests and registered a tally in every game except for one. Showing off an all-around offensive game, she dropped multiple assists in 12 outings. Some of her standout performances include a career-high seven steals in addition to four goals vs. Brown (Apr. 16) along with back-to-back six-point games vs. George Washington (Apr. 16) and No. 21 Hartwick (Apr. 17). The utility player helped the Tigers advance to the CWPA Championship semifinals with three goals vs. No. 18 Harvard (Apr. 29) and ended the season on a streak of 10 straight games with at least two goals.