Cuesta College

Cuesta water polo players honored

The Cuesta College men’s water polo team saw two of its players named to the All-American team on Tuesday, leading a large contingent of postseason awards for the Cougars.

Former Arroyo Grande High standout Eric Marsh and goalkeeper Thomas Ross were each named to the All-American first team after strong seasons.

Marsh, who also won the Western State Conference’s player of the year award, scored 65 goals and nearly broke the school record with 59 assists.

Ross compiled 286 saves, sixth best in school history, en route to 23 victories in goal.

Meanwhile Marsh’s high school teammate, Luka Vukomanovic, was among nine players on the all-conference team.

Vukomanovic also joined Ross and Marsh on the all-Southern California team.

Nick McGilvray, Wesley Hain and Bradley Hamar were the other Cougars on the conference’s first team.

Meanwhile, on the women’s side, freshman standout Ally Bernard earned WSC Player of the Year and All-American honors.

Bernard led the state with 182 steals, breaking the school single-season record while finishing with 70 goals and drawing a team-best 34 ejections.

Joining Bernard on the conference’s first team are Alex O’Connor, Julia Tatarian, Erin Hasenkamp and Loren Kasenberg.