Water polo standout Jack Felsted was named Cuesta College's 2019-20 Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year.
2019 Western State Conference Player of the Year Jack Felsted (Visalia: Golden West HS) anchored the Cuesta Men's Water Polo's offense this season and was a finalist for CCCAA State Player of the Year. Felsted was the focus of the Cougar's offense and led Cuesta with 78 goals on the season, despite missing seven games to injury.
He absorbed a tremendous punishment, because opponents had to use multiple defenders in an attempt to contain him as he led the Cougars to a Western State Conference title, their 41st straight playoff berth and, within a goal of their first CCCAA State Finals appearance since 2007. Felsted concluded his Cuesta career with 107 goals in just 38 games over two seasons.
He is the 24th Cuesta player to be named the Western State Conference Player of the Year over the past 41 seasons, while also being named to the 2019 CCCAA All State First Team and earning All America honors.
Coach John Marsh says, "Over Jack's time here at Cuesta I have had the privilege to watch him mature as a student and athlete. He has developed into a leader in and out of the pool. He has battled through injuries during his time at Cuesta to develop into one of the State's premiere water polo players."
-Cuesta College Athletics