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Ariel Dukes, Shayna Price Named CWPA Weekly Award Winners

Shayna Price earned her second career CWPA honor (photo Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -
 Shayna Price and Ariel Dukes swept the College Water Polo Association (CWPA) Southern Division weekly awards, the league announced today. Price took home the Southern Division Player of the Week honor, while Dukes was named the division's rookie and defensive player of the week.

Price contributed all over the pool against Southern Division foe Brown March 21. Price was a factor in five of seven of the Crimson's goals, as Harvard pulled away from the Bears for a 7-5 win. The sophomore found the back of the cage twice and added three helpers to lead the offensive charge. Price was also a catalyst on defense, making five steals to lead all Harvard players.

Price was previously named the CWPA Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week Feb. 28 this season and April 4 last season.

Dukes anchored Harvard's defense during the Crimson's win over Brown. The freshman made 13 saves during the contest, while allowing just five goals to lead Harvard to victory. Dukes shined in the first quarter, making four saves and holding the Bears scoreless throughout the frame. The Winter Park, Fla. native also came up with a big one-handed save on a Brown breakaway to keep Harvard in the lead, 4-3, entering the fourth quarter. The Crimson then scored the first two goals of the last stanza and cruised to victory.

Previously, Dukes was named CWPA Southern Division Rookie of the Week March 8 and to the honor roll of the CWPA Southern Division Rookie and Defensive Player of the Week March 20.

The Crimson will be back in the pool March 31 to take on Mercyhurst and George Washington in Washington, D.C.