Feb. 11, 2010
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Junior Milos Golic earned First Team All-American honors and junior Zsombor Vincze was picked as an Honorable Mention All-American it was announced by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches recently. With the accolade, Golic becomes the fourth three-time All-American in UC Santa Barbara men's water polo history.
During the 2009 season, Golic led UCSB and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in scoring for the second consecutive year. The native of Belgrade, Serbia tallied 77 goals and averaged 2.75 per game. He was also second on the team with 11 assists and 45 earned penalties or ejections.
Golic became the fourth player in program history to surpass 200 career goals. He has posted 212 and ranks fourth all-time in UCSB history. Golic needs just 32 more to tie Larry Mouchwar's (1980-83) school record.
Golic follows in the footsteps of John Dobrott (1976-79), Greg Boyer (1976-79) and Mouchwar - the only Gaucho four-time All-American - who each earned All-American status three times in their careers.
In addition to All-American accolades, Golic was also named to the All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation First Team for the second consecutive year and was a MPSF All-Tournament pick.
This marks the first All-American honor for Vincze, who is a two-time All-MPSF Honorable Mention. The native of Szeged, Hungary was second on the team with 38 goals and averaged 1.81 per game. He also tallied five assists; seven steals and earned 36 penalties or ejections, ranking fourth on the squad. The junior posted 11 multiple-goal games during the 2009 season and led the team with 11 goals at the MPSF tournament.
Both players also earned Academic All-MPSF honors for their diligence in the classroom.
Head coach Wolf Wigo has now coached seven All-Americans since taking the reigns of the program in 2005.