NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College seniors Sam Mitchell (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.) and James Green (Bay Head, N.J.), junior Clayton Witter (Douglassville, Pa.) and freshman Robert Spencer (Chevy Chase, Md.) have been named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-America Team as honorable mention selections.
A 2008 and 2010 Honorable Mention All-American, Mitchell is making his third appearance on the squad. The sharpshooting driver scored 37 goals over the past two seasons to lead the Camel offense.
One of the nation's top defenders, Green recorded seven steals and added some offensive punch with 14 goals for Connecticut College.
"My experience on the water polo team has been an adventure from the start," Green said in a conference call. "I never knew that I would start as a freshman, become captain as a sophomore, and cap off my career as an All American. This selection comes as a surprise and I am happy to be accompanied by three of my fellow teammates, Sam Mitchell, Clayton Witter, and Rob Spencer. Our team's representation on the All American squad represents our growth as a program over the past four years. I am happy to leave a legacy on this team, and look forward to seeing further advancement in the future."
In his junior season in the cage, Whitter turned aside 124 shots while adding eight steals for the Camels.
Spencer made an immediate impact in his rookie season at Lott Natatorium, leading the squad with 21 goals scored.
March 3, 2012