Four Athletes Selected to GCC All-Conference Teams

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Bende Pardi, Bence Szabo, Javi Ibanez and Erik Duesund were named to the 2022 All-Gold Coast Conference (GCC) Team. Pardi was named to the All-Conference Second Team. Szabo was selected as an All-Conference Honorable Mention. Ibanez and Duesund were named to the GCC All-Freshman Team. 

Bende Pardi, Sophomore, Utility, Budapest, Hungary/Baar-Madas HS

  • Finished the regular season ranked top three in goals scored during conference play (14). 
  • Finished regular season ranked top five in total points during conference play (19).
  • Led SJSU in scoring with 29 goals on the 2022 season. 
  • Named the 2022 Sammy Awards Newcomer of the Year for SJSU Athletics.
  • Netted a season-high six goals against Brown on October 22 at the Julian Fraser Memorial Tournament. 

Bence Szabo, Sophomore, Hole Set, Budapest, Hungary

  • Named Gold Coast Conference Player of the Week after leading SJSU to five straight victories (October 27).
  • Scored the game winning goal against Harvard in an upset win 
  • Netted a season high five goals that same game to clinch to victory. 
  • Netted 22 goals throughout the season, good for second best on the team, second only to Pardi. 
  • Scored 12 goals with 12 drawn exclusions over four games and three days leading SJSU to a 4-0 mark over that 72 hour span. 
  • Leads the Spartans by making 57 percent of shots on goal. 

Javi Ibanez, Freshman, Driver, Madrid, Spain

  • Ibanez has recorded 14 goals and 10 assists on the season to go along with nine steals. 
  • The nine steals ranks top four on the SJSU sqaud. 
  • Against Pepperdine, Ibanez scored three goals to lead SJSU. 
  • One of two Spartan freshmen named to the list. 

Erik Duesund, Freshman, Driver, Newport Beach, CA

  • Has netted eight goals on the 2022 season so far. 
  • Recorded 16 assists, good for second best on the team. 
  • Won the CIF SS 2021-22 Championship with Newport Harbor Water Polo. 
  • One of two Spartan freshmen named to the list.