Goldschmidt makes All-America third team

Dec. 18, 2016

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis sophomore attacker Ido Goldschmidt earned a spot on the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Association Division I All-America third team, the organization announced Sunday. This is the second career All-America honor for the managerial economics student from Herzilya, Israel.

Goldschmidt also becomes the first Aggie since Aaron Salit to earn higher than honorable mention in the Division I awards program. Salit made the third team in 2011, matching the status that Nick Arrigo and Mike McGee each achieved in 2007.

This continues the parade of honors for the lefty sophomore, who previously garnered Western Water Polo Association Player of the Week distinction. Goldschmidt led UC Davis in goals (48), assists (42) and total points (90) while adding contributions of 31 steals, 30 drawn exclusions and four blocked shots. His 2016 assists total plus his career sum of 81 both put him fourth in school history.

USC’s McQuin Baron captured Player of the Year honors while Cal’s Kirk Everist was chosen as Coach of the Year. In all 47 student-athletes from 18 institutions earned some form of Division I All-America accolades.

The Aggies went 23-7 overall and 6-0 in WWPA play, setting school benchmarks for total wins and winning percentage. They captured their first conference title since 1997, earning the program’s fifth all-time NCAA postseason appearance.