Women’s Water Polo Keepers Tabbed as Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Women’s Water Polo Keepers Tabbed as Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Marks the first CWPA recognition of the 2015 season for the Crimson. (Athletic Communications)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The CWPA announced its Player of the Week Awards for the week of March 2, Wednesday afternoon. The Crimson took home its first award with goalies Ariel Dukes and Cleo Harrington being named co-Defensive Player of the Week.

Dukes and Harrington split time last weekend helping Harvard go 3-0 on its three-game road trip, pushing the Crimson's win streak to four games.

Senior captain Dukes saw action in two games this past weekend, making a total 16 saves, tallying an assist and adding one steal. Her best performance came in a dominate win over Bucknell, where she turned away 14 shots, as the Crimson went on to win 12-5. This marks Dukes' eighth-career Defensive Player of the Week award, the most by any player in program history.

Freshman Harrington continued to build on the strong start to her career with another standout weekend. In two games, Harrington made 18 saves, adding three assist and steal. In the Crimson's 11-6 win over Hartwick, Harrington made 13 key stops, while assisting on two goals. This is Harrington's first career CWPA weekly award. She was also named to the Rookie of the Week Honor Roll

Junior Charlotte Hendrix was named to the Player of the Week Honor Roll, after scoring seven goals, tallying six assists and a steal during the Crimson's three-game road trip.

Harvard is back in action with a four-game homestand this weekend when it hosts the Harvard Invite, March 7-8.