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Popp Named CWPA Defensive Player of the Week

Alexandre Popp received CWPA Player of the Week honors for his play during the MIT Invitational (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior goalie Alexandre Popp has been named the Northern Division Defensive Player of the Week by the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) for Sept. 5.

Popp, a native of Palo Alto, Calif., led a strong Crimson defensive effort throughout the MIT Invitational Sept. 3. In a season opening win over MIT, Popp made five saves and combined with Jimmy Field to down the Engineers, 13-5. Later, Popp stopped 13 shots from No. 17 Cal Baptist during a 13-9 loss to the Lancers. 

Popp was named to the CWPA Northern Division Player of the Week Honor Roll on two occasions last season.