Harvard Men's Water Polo Sweeps CWPA Weekly Awards
Harvard has taken home seven CWPA weekly accolades in the 2013 season (photo courtsey: Justine Agaloos).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Colin Woolway, Noah Harrison and Viktor Wrobel swept the Collegiate Water Polo Association Northern Division weekly awards, the league announced today. Woolway took home the Northern Division Defensive Player of the Week honors, Harrison was tabbed the Player of the Week while Wrobel was named Rookie of the Week.
Harvard hosted Northern Division foes Connecticut College, Brown and MIT last weekend at Blodgett Pool. The Crimson posted a perfect 3-0 record after defeating the Camels, 16-3, the Bears, 6-5, and the Engineers, 13-10.
The Crimson snapped a 15-game losing streak against the Brown Bears dating back to 2006 and currently sits atop the CWPA Northern Division standings with a 5-1 conference record.
Woolway, who has earned this CWPA honor for the past three weeks, anchored the Crimson defense finishing the weekend with 15 saves, one helper and a steal. The sophomore registered five saves against Connecticut College, four saves in the Brown game and five saves versus MIT. The Pasadena, Calif., native now has 90 saves through 15 games.
Harrison paced the offensive efforts this weekend. The sophomore tallied a hat trick against Connecticut College before finding the back of the net in the 6-5 win over Brown and tallying a pair of goals in the MIT game. Harrison continues to lead the team in scoring with 32 goals and 34 steals while he is second in assists behind Blake Lee. This is Harrison's second straight player of the week award.
Wrobel posted eight goals in three games last weekend. The La Jolla, Calif., native found the back of the net three times against Connecticut College and buried five goals in the win over MIT. In the defensive battle against Brown, Wrobel contributed two steals to help the Crimson earn its first win since 2006.
Wrobel, who was also named Harvard COOP Athlete of the Week, notched his first CWPA honor of his career.
Harvard has breached the CWPA national rankings to land tied at No. 19 for the first time since 2002. The Crimson return to action this weekend as the team travels down to Connecticut College on Saturday.