Five from men’s water polo earned academic honors from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches.
Lions set program record with eighth straight win, defeating San Jose State 13-9.
Kirk Wilenius helps Lions to seven-game win streak as he earns Player of the Week honors.
Lions break open game with eight-goal second half to earn 14-8 win over No. 16 Santa Clara.
Only five games are on the schedule for the WWPA this week, all our conference games and two feature the Lions.
The Lions will continue to focus on defense heading down the stretch of the regular season. Youth will be a key to the defense as well, as LMU Sports Network sat down with redshirt freshman goalie Kirk Wilenius to talk about the Lions defense, how he got into water polo and more.
Western Water Polo Association game at Burns Aquatics Center.
Western Water Polo Association rivalry match-up at Burns Aquatics Center.
Pair of wins for Lions in final day of SoCal Invitational
LMU vs. #1 UCLA in men's water polo at Burns Aquatics Center
Final game of triple-header at Burns Center
Honors... 2013... Second-Team WWPA All-Conference... First-Team WWPA All-Tournament...
Highlights at LMU...2013... became the Lions top goalie in the back half of the 2013 season and went on to second-team WWPA All-Conference honors and first-team WWPA All-Tournament honors... finished the season playing in 27 of the 28 games and totaling 89 quarters in goal... made 213 saves... had a pair of 14 save games, the first in win over UC Irvine (9/22/13) and the other against Whittier (10/5/13)
Prior to LMU... graded from Nipomo High School in San Luis Obispo with a 3.8 GPA... was a 10-time letterwinner, playing volleyball, basketball and water polo... averaged 14 saves per game as a junior and 15 per game as a senior... was named first-team All-CIF Division 7 as a junior and senior... played for coach Justin Jewell... was also a two-time All-Los Padres League selection... was team MVP last two seasons... played for Santa Barbara Club... played center for the basketball team, earning Honorable Mention All-Padres League as a junior (did not play as a senior)... averaged eight points and eight rebounds per game... was a two-time All-League selection in men's volleyball, earning first-team All-Padres League as a senior, earning team MVP honors while averaging 10 kills and four blocks per game... a California Scholarship Federation Lifetime member... earned Titan Award for a 3.5 or better GPA all four years of high school... Titan Academic Athlete.
Personal... Kirk William Wilenius was born on Dec. 27, 1993 in San Luis Obispo, Calif... He is the son of Ann and Kim Wilenius... he has a younger brother... was a member of the Rotary Club at NHS... volunteered at the Special Olympics through his involvement with the Key Club... a Health & Human Science major.