Zach Gay, senior, Parkway South
Gay stood out on the defensive side of the pool this season and was rewarded by being named the Missouri Water Polo Wil Edens Defensive Player of the Year. On offense, the third-team All-District and third-team All-Red Conference selection notched 55 goals and 142 points to lead the third-place Patriots to their first district semifinal appearance since 2011.
Leeor Michelson, senior, Clayton
The Greyhounds posted their third straight winning season on the heels of eight straight sub-.500 campaigns and Michelson is a big reason for the turnaround. He finished fourth in the area scoring race with 115 goals and 254 points to earn the Blue Conference Player of the Year award and a second-team All-District nod.
Teagan Thomas, senior, De Smet
Thomas improved his goal totals each of the last three seasons, from 33 to 45 to 63 this year, and did the same for his assist (37, 61, 67) and his point totals (103, 151, 193) as he closed out a productive career for the Spartans with second-team All-District and All-Red Conference selections.
Brandon Yan, senior, Ladue
Yan was a first-team All-Red Conference player, as well as a second-team All-District performer, after a season in which he compiled 77 goals and 49 assists for 203 points to finish ninth among area scorers.
Tanner Whitson, sophomore, Kirkwood
In his second year of high school, Whitson earned his second All-Metro second-team selection, as he followed up a fabulous freshman campaign with even better numbers this season. Whitson, a unanimous first-team All-White Conference player and second-team All-District performer tied for fifth among area goal scorers with 109 and finished sixth in the scoring race with 234 points.
Andrew Zimmerman, junior, SLUH
Zimmerman scored a pair of goals in the Jr. Bills’ district championship game win and finished the season with solid totals of 55 goals and 141 points. The second-team All-District and All-Red Conference selection will team with Player of the Year Michael Kreienkamp to form a solid 1-2 punch next season for SLUH.
Jay Dolan, senior, De Smet
Dolan was named the second-team All-District goalie and was a second-team All-Red Conference selection after posting a 17-10-1 record for the Spartans and a 5.74 goals against average, which was good for second among area goalies.