San Diego, California - University of California San Diego senior Chanel Schilling has been named Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) Division II Player of the Year and head coach Brad Kreutzkamp received ACWPC Coach of the Year honors, as the All-America Teams were announced on Wednesday.
Sophomore goalkeeper Bennett Bugelli and sophomore center Ciara Franke join Schilling on the ACWPC All-America First Team, while sophomores Grace Pevehouse and Taylor Onstott landed on the All-ACWPC All-America Second Team.
Schilling becomes a three-time ACWPA All-American after finishing the season with 38 total points on 36 goals with two assists. The senior from Newport Beach, Calif., led the tritons with 48 drawn exclusions and tied for fifth on the team with 21 steals en route to being named Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) Co-Player of the Year.
Meanwhile, Kreutzkamp becomes ACWPC Coach of the Year for the fifth time in 10 seasons leading UC San Diego. He was named WWPA Co-Coach of the Year on April 24 and has amassed a career record of 222-154 (.590).
Bugelli recorded an 11-10 record as a starter in the net, posting a team-best 179 saves with a .559 save percentage. Franke finished third in goals (53) and total points (63) for the Tritons and was second on the team with 32 steals. Both Bugelli and Franke joined Schilling as All-WWPA First-Team selections.
Pevehouse led UC San Diego with 66 goals and 79 total points, tallying 25 steals on her way to WWPA Honorable Mention accolades. Onstott also earned WWPA Honorable Mention after ranking second on the team with 55 goals and 74 total points, as well as a team-high 36 steals.
UC San Diego (22-14) is coming off its seventh-consecutive WWPA Championship en route to advancing to the National Collegiate Water Polo Championship Quarterfinals. The Tritons will compete in their first season as a member of the Big West Conference in the spring of 2020.
2019 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Division II All-America Team
Player of the Year: Chanel Schilling (University of California, San Diego)
Coach of the Year: Brad Kreutzkamp (University of California, San Diego)
Bennett Bugelli (Goalie) University of California, San Diego
Chanel Schilling University of California, San Diego
Ciara Franke University of California, San Diego
Auriel Bill California State University, East Bay
Adrien Van Dyke California State University, East Bay
Milena Guzman Ortiz Azusa Pacific University
Mar Pastor Alvarez Azusa Pacific University
Sam Witt Fresno Pacific University
Daniela Passoni (Goalie) California State University, East Bay
Grace Pevehouse University of California, San Diego
Taylor Onstott University of California, San Diego
Marisa Lovas California State University, Monterey Bay
Madison Ravelo Concordia University Irvine
Campbell Ruh Gannon University
Margherita Garibbo Salem University
Jordan Williams Sonoma State University
Olivia Lott (Goalie) Azusa Pacific University
Philippa Piper (Goalie) Salem University
Morgan Tucker California State University, Monterey Bay
Savannah Mangrum Fresno Pacific University
About UC San Diego Athletics: With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.