Nov. 30, 2010
2010 All-MPSF Teams
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford men's water polo had five players earn All-MPSF honors Tuesday, led by first-team selection Jeffrey Schwimer. Jacob Smith and Sage Wright were both named to the Second Team while Paul Rudolph and Peter Sefton were both named honorable mention.
Schwimer earned the first All-MPSF honor of his Stanford career with the announcement. The Cardinal utility was one of the conference's top two-meter players in 2010, as he scored a career-high 33 goals.
Smith and Wright took home second-team berths Tuesday, for Smith his first MPSF honor and the third for Wright. In 2010, Smith led the Cardinal in scoring with 54 goals and was third in the MPSF with a 2.35 goals per game average. Most recently, Smith led Stanford with seven goals over its run to the MPSF Tournament championship game this past weekend.
Wright, who had been named to the All-MPSF First Team from 2007-08, scored 32 goals in his final year on The Farm. The Santa Barbara native returned to the pool in 2010 after redshirting last season with a knee injury. As one of just a few seniors on the squad, Wright's leadership on the perimeter was key to Stanford's attack throughout the season.
Together, Schwimer, Smith and Wright were all named to the MPSF All-Tournament Team after leading the Cardinal to the championship game, upsetting top-ranked California en route.
Rudolph finished the year tied for second on the team with Schwimer in goals scored with 33. Sefton, part of the Cardinal's utility rotation and also a threat from the outside, scored 27 goals, fifth-best on the squad. For both Rudolph and Sefton, their respective goal tallies were both career-bests.
Behind the play of this quintet, Stanford finished the 2010 season with an overall mark of 15-8 (5-3 MPSF) and reached the MPSF Tournament title game for the first time since 2005.