Phoebe Aguiar ’19

Phoebe Aguiar ‘19 (track and field), Graham Low ’19 (baseball), Lucille Moran ’19, Oriana Galasso ’20, and Cara Mullery ’20 (water polo), have all received All-American honors.

Aguiar, a national champion and three-time All-American in track and field from Prairie Village, Kan., was awarded several honors during her outstanding career at Macalester, including the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. She plans to attend Syracuse University this fall to pursue a Master’s degree in Administration and Public Policy. She was also selected to the Google Cloud Division III Track & Field/Cross Country Academic All-District 6 team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), which recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in their sport and in the classroom. Aguiar is now a candidate for Academic All-American honors. Aguiar earned a spot on the MIAC Academic All-Conference team three times and received USTFCCCA (The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association) All-Academic honors twice. The Environmental Studies major, Food, Agriculture and Society concentration graduate, leaves Macalester with a national championship, six MIAC titles and school records in the 800 and 600 outdoors, and the 800 and 4×400-meter relay indoors.

Low, a catcher from Piedmont, Calif., and an All-American during his years at Macalester, was named to the All-America third team by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), and the All-America fourth team from (NCAA Division III baseball). He was selected for the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-Midwest Region first team, and the All-Midwest Region first team, for the second time. The Mathematics (Applied Mathematics and Statistics) major is the first baseball All-American at Macalester since Joel Brettingen ’04 earned the honor in 2002, and he was chosen the MIAC Player of the Year for the second year in a row, the first player to do so since 2007. During his senior year, he led the conference in batting (.452), doubles (15) and on-base percentage (.537) while ranking second in slugging percentage (.670) and third in total bases (77). Low also scored a team-best 27 runs while driving in 21 runs and hitting two triples and two home runs. Also selected to the MIAC All-Defensive Team, Low threw out seven would-be base stealers in 19 attempts. He leaves Macalester with 147 hits, 18 home runs, 102 RBIs and a career batting average of .345.

Moran, a Political Science major and Legal Studies concentration graduate from Ann Arbor, Mich., was named to the Google Cloud Division III At-Large Academic All-District 6 team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), and is now a candidate for Academic All-American honors. Moran is a four-time All-American and three-time All-CWPA (Collegiate Water Polo Association) first team honoree and a two-time conference Player of the Year. She has earned CWPA Scholar-Athlete status three times and is a three-time member of the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Academic Team. The 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. Moran was named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Division III All-America second team. The honor marks the fourth year in a row that she has received All-American honors. The first four-time water polo All-American at Macalester, Moran made the second team the past three years after receiving honorable mention as a first year in 2016. In her time at Macalester, she led the Scots to three consecutive CWPA Tournament championships. This season, she led Macalester with 45 goals and 23 assists for 68 points in 17 games. For her career, Moran registered 216 goals, 83 assists and 299 points in 82 games.

Galasso, from Gresham, Ore., made her second straight appearance on the ACWPC (Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches) All-American team after receiving honorable mention last season. A three-time All-CWPA honoree, she was second on the team with 38 goals this season while contributing 17 assists for 55 points. In the CWPA championship game, the Political Science and History major scored three times to help the Scots beat Austin College, 8-5. Earlier this season, she was named the CWPA Player of the Week on April 1 after scoring 12 goals and drawing seven penalties in four games.

Mullery, from Palmetto Bay, Fla., also received All-American honorable mention last season. She tallied 31 goals and a team-best 26 assists for 57 points this season. The Biology major also contributed three goals in the final en route to eight goals over three tournament games to earn a spot on the All-Tournament first team. The conference’s Rookie of the Year in 2017, Mullery has been included on the All-CWPA first team in each of the last two seasons.

June 10 2019

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