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Atkinson, Eliot Sweep Weekly CWPA Northern Division Awards

Pictured: Senior co-captain Egen Atkinson was tabbed the CWPA Northern Division Player of the Week
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard senior co-captain Egen Atkinson has been named Collegiate Water Polo Association Northern Division Player of the Week, while freshman Max Eliot took home this third Northern Division Rookie of the Week honor, the CWPA announced Tuesday.

Atkinson, a native of Honolulu, Hawaii, led the Crimson in scoring during the team’s four-game stretch at the Claremont Convergence last weekend. Atkinson tallied six goals in four games, as he recorded two hat tricks. He scored three times against No. 14 Concordia and added another three-goal performance against Pomona-Pitzer. Atkinson leads Harvard in scoring this season with 21 goals in 16 games.

Eliot, who hails from Studio City, Calif., earned his second straight nod as the Rookie of the Week after finding the back of the net three times at the Claremont Convergence. Eliot scored twice against 14th-ranked Concordia and once against No. 20 Cal Baptist. He now stands tied for third on the Crimson with 15 goals this season.

Atkinson, Eliot and their teammates sit tied atop the Northern Division standings with a 2-0 record and four conference games remaining. Harvard (4-12) begins a five-game homestand by hosting Connecticut College Thursday at 8 p.m.