Brown Water Polo Sweeps CWPA Northern Division Honors for Second Straight Week
Providence, RI- For the second consecutive week, the No. 20 Brown men's water polo team has swept the Collegiate Water Polo Association's Northern Division weekly award's after defeating Harvard and Princeton to earn an Ivy Championship. Freshman Henry Fox (Mercer Island, WA) was named the CWPA's Rookie of the Week, sophomore James McNamara received Defensive Player of the Week honors, and junior Svetozar Stefanovic (Belgrade, Serbia) earned Player of the Week accolades.
The Bears used the strength of Fox's nine goals, five assists, eight steals and one ejection drawn to defeat both the Crimson and Tigers en route to its Ivy Championship last weekend. During Brown's opening game against Harvard, Fox netted four goals, handed out two assists, had a steal and an ejections drawn during a 15-5 victory at Blodgett Pool on Saturday afternoon. He then followed it up with a five-goal performance against the 14th ranked Princeton Tigers while adding three assists and picking up seven steals in the 16-5 win.
The award marks his second Rookie of the Week nod of the season.
McNamara helped shut-down both Harvard and No. 14 Princeton as he combined for five goals, four assists and three steals in the pair of wins over the weekend. Against Harvard, McNamara knocked home two goals, handed out three assists and had three steals in the 15-5 win, and continued his offensive onslaught and defensive display by chipping in three goals, an assist and a steal in a 16-5 win over Princeton to claim Brown's first Ivy title.
The award marks his fourth of the season and his eighth weekly accolade in his career.
Stefanovic, a four-time Player of the Week honoree this season, earned his 12th weekly honor in his career. This past weekend he combined for six goals, two assists, six steals, 11 ejections drawn and two saves at the Ivy Championships to earn Player of the Week honors.
Against the Crimson, Stefanovic knocked in one goal, handed out an assist, collected four steals, drew three ejections and blocked a shot as the Bears rolled to a 15-5 win. Then, he poured in five goals, added an assist, two steals a field block and eight ejections drawn in Brown's 16-5 win over the No. 14 Tigers.