Cambridge, Mass. (December 12)- MIT water polo first-year Miller Geschke (Los Altos, Calif.) and sophomore Evan Kim (Irvine, Calif.) have been named as Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) Division III All-Americans as the organization released its selections earlier this afternoon.
Geschke was placed on the ACWPC First Team, while Kim earned Honorable Mention accolades for the second straight season. For Geschke, this is his first collegiate All-America honor as he just completed his first year with the program in November. Geschke and Kim mark the 45th and 46th All-Americans in program history and this is the fifth straight season in which MIT has had at least two All-American honored by the ACWPC.
In his first season, Geschke offensively led the Engineers in goals (58), assists (28), points (86). Defensively, the first-year drew 14 ejections, recorded 22 steals and blocked the ball twice in 23 games this fall. Geschke's 58 goals accounted for 22 percent of MIT's offensive as the Engineers totaled 259 goals in 2018.
Kim ranked was right behind Geschke statistically as the sophomore posted 31 goals on 68 shots, 26 assists and 57 points. Kim's assist total and point total ranked second on the team, while his goal total was third-best for the Engineers this fall. Defensively, drew 20 ejections, stole the ball 23 times, tallied five blocks and won each of the nine sprints he was a part of this year.
Earlier this season, Geschke was named to the Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) All-League Second Team and to the NWPC All-Tournament Second Team, while this is Kim's first award of the fall.
Geschke and Kim led MIT to its first-ever NWPC Tournament victory and to its best finish in the NWPC playoffs in program history. Additionally, the Engineers finished 2018 ranked No. 2 in the Collegiate Water Polo Association's (CWPA) Division III national poll.
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