Feb. 20, 2012
DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis water polo player Aaron Salit earned his second career All-America honor, landing on the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches' third team, while goalkeeper Kevin Peat garnered honorable mention, it was announced Monday.
Salit, a Mill Valley, Calif. native and a 2007 graduate of Marin Catholic Prep, led the Aggies and tied for the Western Water Polo Association lead with 83 goals last fall. He also made the All-WWPA first team for the second consecutive year. Salit shot .503 for the year, including 15-for-26 on 6-on-5 chances, while adding 18 steals and 42 drawn exclusions. He finished his career with 159 goals, putting him sixth in school history.
Peat, from Walnut Creek, Calif. and De La Salle High, set a school record of 335 saves last season and became just the third UC Davis goaltender to amass 1,000 stops in a career. He allowed just 249 goals in 1,084 minutes in the cage for a .574 average, while leading all Aggie players with 50 steals.
UC Davis won a school-record 22 games in 2011, advancing to the WWPA title game against UC San Diego. The Aggies ranked 12th in the final national poll.