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Kennifer Named All-America Honorable Mention

Kennifer led the Crimson in goals, assists and steals to earn her third straight All-America honor (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Devan Kennifer of the Harvard women’s water polo team has been named an All-America Honorable Mention by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches, the organization announced Monday. Kennifer was the top scorer on a Harvard team that finished 17-12 this spring and earned seventh place at the CWPA Eastern Championship.

Kennifer, who has now been named an honorable mention All-American in each of the last three seasons, earned Harvard’s triple-crown by leading the team in goals, assists and steals. She tallied 67 scores, 51 helpers and 100 takeaways during the squad’s 29 games in 2012. She tallied 17 multi-goal games, including 11 hat tricks throughout the season, and also had five or more steals in 10 contests.

The Monterey, Calif., native earned her third straight team MVP and fourth consecutive CWPA first team all-division honor this season. She was also selected to the CWPA Eastern Championship all-tournament team after tallying nine goals and contributing 10 assists and 12 steals at the event.

Kennifer was the leader behind Harvard's first back-to-back winning seasons since 2004-05. The 2012 Crimson finished 17-12 overall and 4-1 during CWPA Southern Division action.