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Harrison Named CWPA Player of the Week; Woolway Tabbed Defensive Player of the Week

The Crimson posted a 2-1 record against CWPA Northern Division rivals last weekend (Photo Courtsey: Justine Agaloos).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore Noah Harrison of the Harvard men's water polo team has been tabbed Collegiate Water Polo Association Player of the Week, while classmate Colin Woolway was named CWPA Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday.

The Crimson opened up conference play last weekend with a three-game road trip to Fordham, Iona and No. 14 St. Francis. The squad finished the weekend 2-1 after defeating Fordham, 15-5, falling to Iona in overtime, 18-16, and cruising past St. Francis, 14-11. The win in Brooklyn snapped an 11-year winning streak at home for the Terriers and is the first win for the Crimson against St. Francis since 2002. 

Harrison helped paced the offense with nine goals, five assists and nine steals in three games. The Huntington Beach, Calif., native buried five goals to help the Crimson lock up the win against St. Francis. The attacker leads the team in goals (26) and steals (31). This is the first CWPA weekly accolade of the season for Harrison.

Woolway, who hails from Pasadena, Calif., was responsible for one assist, three steals, and 22 saves across three games to help the Crimson to a 2-1 start in CWPA conference play. The sophomore tallied 12 stops against Iona and made six saves against St. Francis. Woolway, who garnered his second consecutive honor of the season, leads the team with 79 saves.

The Crimson will return to action this weekend as the team hosts CWPA Northern Division foes Connecticut College, Brown and MIT at Blodgett Pool.