12 Spartans Named to GCC All-Academic Team

SAN JOSE, Calif.—The San José State University men’s water polo team had 12 players named to the Golden Coast Conference (GCC) All-Academic team for the 2022-23 academic year.

The 12 Spartans honored include five players honored for the first time. Two players have been honored three times in their career – Mark Kis and Connor Macmillan, while five others have been honored for the second time 

To receive Golden Coast Conference all-academic honors this year, a player must be classified as a full-time student with at least one semester of residency at the conference member institution, be an active member of the squad, and possess a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale.

2022-23 Golden Coach Conference All-Academic Team

Erik Duesund               FR        DR       Newport Beach, Calif.

&!Mark Kis                  JR         UTL      Budapest, Hungary

&!Connor Macmillan  JR         UTL      Port Moody, B.C.

&Bendeguz Melkuhn  JR         DR       Szolnok, Hungary

Itay Nemet                  SO        DR       Israel

Nikola Nikolic              JR         UTL      Serbia

&Bende Pardi              SO        UTL      Budapest, Hungary

&Marko Radanovich   JR         DR       Herceg-Novi, Montenegro

Mael Suchet                FR        DR      

&Bence Szabo             SO        2M       Hungary

&Laszlo Szieben          SO        UTL      Hungary

Kai Young                    FR        UTL      Sydney, Australia

&– 2021 honors

! – 2020 honors