Conference titles by men's soccer and women's water polo highlight 2014 Lions Athletic Fund Iggy Awards on Thursday Night.
Lions fall to No. 1 UC Davis in WWPA Semifinal, managing multiple ties but never getting go-ahead goal.
Freshman Jon Beck scores in second sudden-death overtime period to lift men's water polo to WWPA Semifinals.
LMU will continue the theme of the season as they look to rely on their youthful roster heading into 2013 WWPA Championships.
Sophomore earns first-team All-WWPA honors while freshman Cory McGee claims Newcomer of the Year.
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.
LMU vs. UC Davis at the Burns Aquatics Center
LMU 16, Air Force 13 at Burns Aquatics Center
LMU vs. UCLA on Sept. 28
LMU earns 10-9 win over Pepperdine in Wells Fargo PCH Cup match.
Briefly... Kirk Wilenius is in his third season of collegiate water polo at LMU, serving redshirt season in 2012... played for Stanta Barbara Water Polo Club...
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.