June 22, 2011
U.S. World University Games Water Polo Team Announcement
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford men's water polo will be well-represented at the 2011 World University Games this summer as five Cardinal players were named to the U.S. squad for the event, team head coach Marc Hunt announced Wednesday.
Recent graduates and All-Americans Jeffrey Schwimer '11, Drac Wigo '10, Janson Wigo '10 and Sage Wright '10 will be joined by current Cardinal standout and All-MPSF Team selection Peter Sefton '12 on the squad. Stanford's five representatives is the most of any school on the team, with UC Irvine (two selections) being the only other team with more than one representative.
The 2011 World University Games will take place from August 11-23 in Shenzhen, China. The U.S has been slotted in Group C of the competition, along with Serbia, France and Singapore. The U.S. will begin group play August 11 against Singapore.
Schwimer and Wright completed their Stanford careers in fall 2010, leading the Cardinal to the MPSF Tournament title game and a 15-8 overall record. Each man was named to the ACWPC All-America Second Team following the season, while Schwimer earned a nod to the All-MPSF First Team and Wright was named to the Second Team. Schwimer tied for second on the team with 33 goals in 2010 while Wright, a three-time All-American, finished just a goal off that pace, ending the year with 32.
The Wigo Brothers, Drac and Janson, earned All-America honors from the ACWPC in each of their four years (2006-09) on The Farm. Drac, a first-team selection in 2009, scored 180 goals over his Stanford career, while helping lead the Cardinal to an NCAA title game berth in 2008. Janson, named to the ACWPC All-America Second Team following his junior and senior seasons, scored 165 career goals and was fourth in the MPSF with 2.19 goals per game in 2009.
Sefton, one of just two current collegiate players on the team (along with California's Cory Nasoff), is coming off of a 2010 season in which he was named All-MPSF honorable mention. The 6-4 utility from La Jolla finished fifth on the team with 27 goals and netted four hat tricks last season, including a four-goal effort against California on Oct. 3.