Kennifer, Molnar Named to All-CWPA Southern Division Teams

Kennifer, Molnar Named to All-CWPA Southern Division Teams

Devan Kennifer and Elise Molnar earned first- and second-team All-CWPA Southern Division honors (photos Gil Talbot).

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. – Devan Kennifer and Elise Molnar of the Harvard women's water polo team were named to All-CWPA Southern Division teams, the league announced. Kennifer was voted to the first team, while Molnar earned second-team honors.

Kennifer, who has been selected to the first team during all four of her seasons in Cambridge, scored 67 goals and contributed 48 assists and 95 steals during her senior campaign. The Monterey, Calif., native led Harvard to seventh place at the CWPA Eastern Championship with 10 goals, including six in a first round win over Mercyhurst, seven assists and seven steals in four games. For her effort, she was named to the CWPA Eastern Championship All-Tournament Team for the third time in her career.

Molnar scored 21 goals and had 16 assists, while also adding to Harvard's defensive effort with 37 steals. The Newport Beach, Calif., native had streak of six straight games with at least one steal, including five games with two or more, March 3-16. She scored twice and had five steals, including three in the first round win over Mercyhurst, at the CWPA Eastern Championship.

Harvard's all-conference pair helped the squad to a winning percentage over .500 (17-12) for the second consecutive season. It is the first time the program has accomplished the feat since back-to-back winning seasons in 2004 and '05.