Namlhun Jachung ’24 Named SCIAC Offensive Athlete of the Year

An action shot of Namlhun Jachung in the pool. Another player attempts to block Jachung as Jachung holds up the yellow ball.
Namlhun Jachung ’24. Photo courtesy of Sagehen Athletics.

The Pomona-Pitzer women’s water polo team came away with four All-SCIAC athletes highlighted by Offensive Athlete of the Year Namlhun Jachung ’24 and Coaching Staff of the Year led by Alex La.

Headshot of Namlhun Jachung. Jachung wears a blue shirt and has dark hair dyed red at the ends and pulled into two braids.
Namlhun Jachung ’24

Jachung picked up her third major SCIAC award of her career with her second consecutive SCIAC Athlete of the Year selection. She was also named the 2022 SCIAC Newcomer of the Year. In 2022, Jachung also received the ACWPC National Player of the Year award.

This season, Jachung led the Sagehens to their fifth consecutive SCIAC Regular Season Championship and third consecutive SCIAC Tournament and Division III National Championships.

Head coach of the 2024 season, Alex La, picked up SCIAC Coach of the Year honors after leading the Sagehens to their fifth straight SCIAC Regular Season title with a perfect 14–0 conference record.

Adapted from the Pomona-Pitzer Athletics press release “Jachung, Amberger And La Highlight All-SCIAC Awards.” To learn more, please visit Sagehen Athletics

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