Pitzer Water Polo Student-Athlete Namlhun Jachung ’24 Honored as National Player of the Year

Namlhum Jachung '24
Namlhum Jachung ’24

Claremont, Calif. (June 15, 2022)—The Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens dominated the 2022 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) Women’s All-American teams, led by Player of the Year Namlhun Jachung ’24 and Coach of the Year Alex Rodriguez.

Jachung, a human biology major and English minor, earned Player of the Year after her first collegiate season with the Sagehens Women’s Water Polo team. Jachung led the Sagehens with 71 points off of 34 goals and 37 assists. She has been a pivotal part of the Sagehens’ offense and guided the team to the best offense in the SCIAC this season. Jachung has also been recognized as the SCIAC Newcomer of the Year and tournament MVP.

Pomona-Pitzer added seven players to the All-American teams, which led all teams. Jachung, Zosia Amberger (PO’25), and Lucie Abele (PO’22) earned First Team honors, while Allison Sullivan Wu (PO’22) and Nadia Paquin (PO’22) earned Second Team, and May Lin (PO’24) and Madison Lewis (PO’23) earned Honorable Mention.

Head Coach Alex Rodriguez earned Coach of the Year for the Sagehens after leading his squad to their first-ever Collegiate Water Polo Division III National Championship with a 24-15 overall record that included a perfect 14-0 in SCIAC play and a SCIAC Regular Season and SCIAC Tournament Championship.

Adapted from the Pomona-Pitzer Athletics press release “Jachung, Rodriguez and 7 All-Americans Highlight ACWPC Awards.” To learn more, please visit Sagehen Athletics.

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