Noah Harrison ranks first in steals with 47, second in goals with 46 and third in assists with 25 for the Crimson this year (Photo courtesy: Justine Agaloos).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Noah Harrison of the men's water polo team has been named the Collegiate Water Polo Association Northern Division Player and Rookie of the Week for Oct. 8.
In five games against the nation's top competition, the California native made his first trip back to his home state a memorable one, tallying 16 goals, six assists and 12 steals for the Crimson.
Harvard squared off with No. 10 Long Beach State in its first game in the Golden State, and Harrison contributed two goals, two assists and two steals as the Crimson hung with the 49ers for a half. He followed up that performance with a career-high six goals, one assist and three steals in the nightcap against Division III No. 1 Pomona-Pitzer. On Saturday, he had a team-high three assists and one steal against No. 9 Loyola Marymount and one goal and one steal versus Claremont McKenna-Mudd-Scripps. He concluded the weekend with his best all-around performance, scoring four goals, handing out one assist and recording five steals to match his personal best, against No. 2 UC Santa Barbara.
This is the second time that Harrison has been honored as the CWPA Northern Division Rookie of the week, winning the honor for the Week of Sept. 3, also. Additionally, he becomes the first player to be recognized as the CWPA Northern Division Player of the Week this year, increasing Harvard's total CWPA honors to six this year.
Harrison now has 46 goals, 25 assists and 47 steals on the season and will look to help the Crimson win the CWPA Northern Division title Thursday night against Brown at 8 p.m. in Blodgett Pool.