Terriers Water Polo Dominates Air Force for Third Place at Ncaa Final Four
The St. Francis College Men's Water Polo season capped it's most successful season ever with a dominating performance over Air Force in the consolation game at the NCAA Final Four Sunday, December 2. (Watch video highlights)
Behind stellar goalkeeping by junior Igor Mladenovic (16 saves) and an offense that spread scoring around to seven players, the Terriers won 14-8 and clincehd the third place spot at the Final Four. It's the first match the men have won in three trips to the Final Four.
Scoring for SFC was led by senior captain Marko Gencic (4 goals); followed by Bosko Stankovic (3); Vuk Vujosevic (2); Marko Dzigurski (2); Luka Vukomanovic; Jacob Barashick and Liam Veazey (Read more about Liam).
Mladenovic made 16 saves including a penalty shot and earned a spot on the All-Tournament First Team.
David Lonnberg Named to Elite 89
The men were victorious out of the water too as sophomore David Lonnberg earned the Elite 89 award for academic excellence. Lonnberg, majoring in Political Science, holds a 3.968 GPA. The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's championships.