Bulldogs water polo player honored

Senior center Ryan Floersch of the University of Redlands men’s water polo team earned  First-Team All-Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) accolades for his play during the 2009 season.
 
Floersch has had a knack for frustrating opposing defenders with his knowledge of the advantage rules, accumulating 109 ejections drawn. That total eclipsed the former single-season program record of 63, which Sean McWhorter ’96 set in 1995. As a result of his mind-boggling number of ejections drawn this year, Floersch also cleared McWhorter’s career-record total (188) with 204. In addition, he supplied 48 goals, 35 assists, 30 steals and 10 field blocks on the season.
 
This marks Floersch’s inaugural All-WWPA recognition.
 
Redlands (17-16, 9-1 SCIAC) captured its eighth Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) title in program history with a 9-1 record in conference play, which included a first-place finish at the SCIAC Championship Tournament last weekend.
 
The Bulldogs earned one of the SCIAC’s two automatic bids into the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) Championships and own the tournament’s No. 6 seed. They take on third-seeded UC San Diego in the event’s first round on Friday at 11:45 a.m. This year’s WWPA Championships will take place at the Zee Allred Aquatics Center on Chapman University’s campus in Orange.