Kezman, Bustamante, Garcia named ACWPC All-Americans

Kezman, Bustamante, Garcia named ACWPC All-Americans

BRIDGEPORT, Pa — Three Leopards earned their way onto the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-America teams the ACWPC announced.

Jassmine Kezman earned All-America First Team recognition and Jasmine Bustamante and Shelby Garcia were both named honorable mentions.

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Kezman adds another accolade to her amazing freshman campaign. Kezman led the SCIAC with 69 goals, scoring three or more times in 16 games this season. The first year stud also led the conference with 79 points. Kezman scored a career-high six goals in a 14-5 win over Occidental. She led the Leopards in both steals with 35 and drawn exclusions with 31 and also dished out 10 assists. The Whittier native was named First Team All-SCIAC and SCIAC Newcomer of the Year earlier this year. 

Bustamante earns All-American honors for the first time in her career after already garnering Second Team All-SCIAC recognition. The senior capped off her time at La Verne with several career highs. She ranked fourth in the SCIAC with 50 goals and ranked second on her squad with 35 steals. Her highlight of the year came when she scored the game-winner with one second left on the clock in an 8-7 win over Saint Francis Brooklyn. 

Garica also makes her way onto the ACWPC All-America list for the first time. The goalie was a force in the cage for La Verne and ranked second in the SCIAC with 170 saves. The junior made her biggest impact in a season-high 14 save performance in a close 8-7 win over St. Francis Brooklyn. Two games later she matched her season-high with another 14 saves in a 10-6 win over SCIAC rival Whittier College.

Thirty-three student-athletes from 13 different institutions were represented on the All-America teams. Since 2005, the mission of the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) is to promote the development and advancement of collegiate water polo.

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