October 24, 2012

Stefanovic & Shockley Earn CWPA Northern Division Honors

Providence, R.I. – Brown University's Svetozar Stefanovic and Walker Shockley helped the No. 12 Brown men's water polo team to a 5-0 weekend at the Santa Clara University Rodeo Tournament to earn CWPA Northern Division honors. Stefanovic earned Player of the Week accolades for the third time this season, and Shockley was named the Defensive Player of the Week for the third time.

Stefanovic posted 21 goals, 11 steals, 21 ejections drawn and an assist in Brown's undefeated weekend at Santa Clara. He opened the trip with four goals, an assist, two steals and three ejections drawn in a 17-9 dismantling of California Baptist University, before tacking on another hat-trick with three goals, a steal, a field block and four ejections drawn in grounding the No. 13 Falcons of the United States Air Force Academy via a 6-5 final score.

The fourth-year had a career night against Fresno Pacific University in the Bears' next contest as Stefanovic ripped home nine goals with five ejections drawn and two steals to make the difference in a 14-10 win. He finished out the weekend jaunt to the West Coast with five goals, six steals and nine ejections drawn in wins against No. 16 University of California-Davis (10-6 W) and No. 19 Santa Clara University (9-7 W).

Shockley led the Brown defense with 51 saves, four assists and seven steals in 124 minutes at Santa Clara's Rodeo Tournament.

The goalkeeper tallied 13 saves with two assists and three steals in a 17-9 victory over California Baptist University in the tournament lidlifter. He followed up with 10 saves and a steal in a 6-5 win versus the No. 13 Falcons of the United States Air Force Academy, prior to allowing eight goals with nine saves and an assist in 28 minutes of work during a 14-10 victory over Fresno Pacific University.

Shockley wrapped up the weekend with 13 saves, an assist and two steals against No. 16 University of California-Davis (10-6 ), before closing out the tournament with six saves and a steal in a 9-7 victory against the host Broncos of Santa Clara.

The Bears will be back in action at 8 p.m. on Friday against MIT at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center.