Claremont, Calif. (November 17, 2017)—Pitzer College senior and Sagehens Men’s Water Polo goalkeeper Daniel Diemer ’18 was named SCIAC Athlete of the Year, while Diemer’s teammates Adam Ward (PO’19), Joseph Schafer (PO’19) and Jacob Niskey (PO’19) earned All-Conference honors, the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced today.
Diemer earned SCIAC’s top accolade after leading the Sagehens to a 13-1 record in the conference and positioning them as the top seed in the SCIAC Tournament. A First Team All-SCIAC selection, Diemer made 66 saves in conference play spanning 309:30 minutes between the posts. He notched a .532 save percentage and 6.00 goals-against average. Diemer earned back-to-back SCIAC Athlete of the Week awards earlier this season. He is majoring in computer science at Pitzer College.
Ward earned First Team All-SCIAC for the second-straight season as led the Sagehens in goals with 43 and tallied 47 points on the year. Niskey and Schafer both earned Second Team All-SCIAC honors in their second collegiate seasons as Sagehens.
On November 11, Pomona-Pitzer claimed their second-straight SCIAC Regular Season title and clinched the No. 1 seed for the first four-team SCIAC Postseason Tournament where they will take on the No. 4 seeded CMS Stags on Friday, November 17 at 7 p.m. at Haldeman Pool.
About Sagehen Athletics
Pitzer College joins with Pomona College to field 21 varsity teams – The Sagehens – that compete in Division III NCAA athletics and as members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). There are 10 men’s and 11 women’s teams: baseball (men), basketball, cross country, football (men), golf, lacrosse (women), soccer, softball (women), swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball (women) and water polo.