After guiding MIT’s water polo team to a 16-win season — the most wins recorded by an Engineers squad since 2007 — juniors Ory Tasman of Orlando, Florida, and Kale Rogers of Newberg, Oregon, were selected to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-America first and second teams, respectively. This is the first time either player has earned All-America honors.
Tasman was one of two drivers named to the Division III first team. He is the first MIT first team selection since John Preis ‘11 appeared on the same team following the 2010 campaign. Tasman led the Engineers with 105 goals — the most goals recorded in a single-season in MIT history — while also being named to the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Northern Division All-Conference Second Team for the third straight year. He was tabbed Northern Division Player of the Week twice in October and joined Rogers on the Division III East All-Tournament Team following Tech’s 14-10 win over Johns Hopkins University in the championship match.
Rogers, who was the lone utility player on the second team, concluded the season with 65 goals. He was also selected to the Northern Division All-Conference Second Team for the second time in his three seasons.