9 Kyle Wertz
Team also earns academic accolade with 2.830 GPA.
Navy has two players named All-American for fifth time in six years.
Wertz named first-team All-East for third straight year.
Handley and Wertz named to first team; Ray to second team.
Senior scored 16 points in four Navy games last weekend.
Navy Water Polo Photo Gallery vs. Concordia, Calif. (9-4-11)
Navy Water Polo vs. Gannon (9-3-11)
JUNIOR - 2010: Wertz joined the team late in the season and made an immediate impact, being named first-team All-East for the second straight season ... appeared in just 10 games, but ranked fifth on the team in scoring (34 points) and goals (25) ... is the active career leading scorer at Navy, needing just 28 points for 200 in his career (128 g, 44 a) ... in his first game of the year, scored two goals with an assist in a win over Johns Hopkins (Oct. 6) ... followed that up with a three-goal showing in an 11-6 win over George Washington on the same day ... tallied six points (4 g, 2 a) in a big win over Bucknell on Oct. 16 ... netted three goals against Johns Hopkins in the league finale on Oct. 29 ... in the CWPA Eastern Tournament-opening win over Brown, Wertz scored a Navy season-best seven points (5 g, 2 a), matching a career high in points ... then scored three goals with an assist in the semifinal win over Princeton and finished the tournament with a pair of goals against St. Francis ... Wertz scored 12 points (10 g, 2 a) in the three-game Eastern Championship ... scored at least three goals in five of his 10 games ... in games that he scored at least two goals, Navy went 6-1; in games he didn't, the Mids were just 2-2 ... in the last two seasons in games that Wertz scores at least twice, Navy is a sizzling 20-1 (St. Francis - CWPA East final in 2010).
SOPHOMORE - 2009: Wertz started slow again as a sophomore, but tallied a team-best 75 points and 55 goals in just 27 games as a sophomore ... named first-team All-East and was the CWPA Southern Division Player of the Year ... was named CWPA Southern Division Player of the Week (Nov. 3), following a weekend sweep of Johns Hopkins and George Washington in which Ray scored eight goals ... scored 26 of his goals in the last eight games of the year, including 15 in a three-game span from Nov. 7 - Nov. 20, spanning the CWPA Southern and Eastern Championships ... scored six goals (seven points) in a 12-9 victory over Johns Hopkins in the Southern Championships ... added five goals against No. 17-ranked Princeton in the title game ... also scored five times in a win over George Washington ... netted four goals against Iona and UC Davis ... recorded 14 games of two or more goals ... when Wertz scored two or more goals in a game, Navy went 14-0 ... carries a five-game scoring streak into the 2010 season, and has scored a goal in 15 of the last 16 games (did not play vs. Washington & Jefferson in CWPA Southern Quarterfinals).
FRESHMAN - 2008: Wertz had perhaps the finest freshman season in school history, ranking second on the team with 63 points (48 g, 15 a) ... became the first freshman in school history to earn All-American status (honorable mention) ... was named the Eastern Rookie of the Year, the first Navy player to win that award ... was a three-time honoree as CWPA Rookie of the Week and won the Player of the Week award once ... led all players in the NCAA Tournament in scoring with seven points (6 g, 1 a) ... Wertz's 63 points are the third most in school history for a Navy freshman and his 48 goals rank second ... scored a goal in 14 straight games to end his freshman season ... in the first 15 games, Wertz scored 16 points (11 g, 5 a) ... over the last 16 games, Wertz tallied 47 points (37 g, 10 a) ... tallied a career-high seven points (5 g, 2 a) in a win over George Washington and preceded that effort with a five-point (5 g, 0 a) performance against Johns Hopkins ... scored four points (3 g, 1 a) against No. 1 USC in the NCAA Tournament ... recorded eight hat tricks on the season and had 17 multi-point showings on the season.
PERSONAL: A 2008 graduate of Westview High School, Wertz lettered four times in water polo and three times in swimming ... was the 2007 team captain, league MVP, team MVP and was a member of the All-CIF team ... led swimming team to the 2006 county title ... Kyle M. Wertz ... son of Mike and Catie Wertz ... born June 5, 1990, in San Diego, Calif. ... father, Mike, is a 1977 Naval Academy graduate and currently is employed as a pilot ... had two sisters play water polo collegiately at UC Santa Barbara and Hartwick College ... majoring in aerospace engineering.
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