Price Named to CWPA First Team; Andersen and Dukes Named Second-Team All Conference
Aisha Price was named to the CWPA Southern Division first team for the first time in her career (Justine Agaloos).
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. – Senior co-captain Aisha Price was named to the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division first team, and sophomore Ariel Dukes and freshman Yoshi Andersen were both picked to the second team, the league office announced Thursday.
It is the first all-conference honor for all three individuals, and it also gives Harvard three honorees for the first time since 2010 when Devan Kennifer '12 and Monica Zdrojewski '12 were both named to the first team and Elise Molnar garnered second-team accolades.
Price has established new career highs in goals (73), assists (40) and steals (65) to lead the Crimson in all three categories. The Honolulu, Hawaii native has been named the CWPA Southern Division Player of the Week twice, earning the award Feb. 4 and 25. She enters the CWPA Eastern Championships on a hot streak, tallying multiple goals in each of the last four games.
In her second season, Dukes has made her presence felt in goal for the Crimson. The Winter Park, Fla., native has played every minute in net for Harvard this year, accumulating 218 saves and 36 steals in 30 games. She has won the CWPA Defensive Player of the Week award three times this season, Feb. 4, March 4 and April 8, to raise her career total to seven weekly awards.
A native of Laguna Beach, Calif., Andersen has played a pivotal role during her first year in Cambridge. She has totaled 55 goals, 39 assists and 48 steals, ranking fourth, tied for second and third on the team, respectively. The freshman has garnered two Rookie of the Week awards, Feb. 4 and April 15, to help Harvard accumulate nine total weekly honors this year.
The Crimson heads to the CWPA Eastern Division Championships this weekend as the No. 6 seed in the tournament. Harvard begins play Friday at 12:40 p.m. against Notre Dame (Ohio).