7 Joey Colton
7 - Joey Colton
Year: Senior
Hometown: Garden Grove, Calif.
High School: El Toro
Position: Attacker
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Leverett

Career Highs
Goals: 5, 2x - last vs. Iona (9/27/14)
Assists: 7 vs. Connecticut College (10/11/14)
Steals: 4 vs. St. Francis (11/10/13)

2016 (Senior)
Tallied a team-best 77 assists for the Crimson … Totaled 45 goals, 28 steals and 11 field blocks … Co-captain during senior season … ACWPC All-America third team selection … 2016 NCAA Men’s Water Polo All-Tournament second team … NWPC first team selection … Recognized on NWPC Championship first team during Crimson conference championship … Two-time NWPC Player of the Week (Sept. 12, Oct. 17)… Achieved “Excellent” ACWPC All-Academic honors … Totaled 25 games with multiple assists … Tallied five assists in season opener against Johns Hopkins (Sept. 3) … Scored at least two goals in five-straight games (Sept. 3 to Sept. 10) … Scored seven goals over two-game stretch with four goals against Wagner (Oct. 15) and a hat trick versus Bucknell (Oct. 16) … Totaled eight-straight games with multiple assists late in season (Oct. 29 to Nov. 26) … Collected 11 assists over three games in NWPC Championship, highlighted by six in championship win over Brown (Nov. 20) … Also scored twice in all three NWPC Championship games … Tallied two goals and two assists in NCAA Tournament game against Bucknell (Nov. 26) … Recorded a hat trick in NCAA Tournament win over UC Davis (Dec. 1) … Dished out an assist in NCAA Final Four against USC (Dec. 3).

2015 (Junior)
Co-captain ... AWPCA All-America Honorable Mention ... CWPA All-Northern first team … CWPA All Tournament second team … Registered 48 goals, a team-high 57 assists and was second on the team with 26 steals … Scored a goal against Bucknell and Stanford (Sept. 5) ...  Netted a hat trick against Santa Clara (Sept. 13) ... Tallied a trio of goals and assists at St. Francis Brooklyn (Sept. 26) ... Registered a goals and two assists at Fordham and Iona (Sept. 27) ... Scored a goal at Connecticut College and netted a hat trick while assisting on two more at Brown (Oct. 11) ... Found the back of the net twice and added a four assists at MIT (Oct. 16) ... Tallied a pair of goals and assists against San Jose State (Oct. 23) ... Scored both game-winning goals against Air Force and UC Davis (Oct. 25) … CWPA Northern Division Player of the week (Oct. 30) … Posted four goals and assists in Northern Division Championship game against Brown (Nov. 8) … Netted two goals and assisted on three others in opening game of CWPA Championship against Navy (Nov. 20).

2014 (Sophomore)
Was named the CWPA Northern Player of the Year … Earned a spot on the CWPA All-Northern first team … Was named the team’s Player of the Year … Named to the 2014 Fall Academic All-Ivy team… Finished his second season with 58 goals, a team-high 121 assists and 47 steals … Registered at least one assist in every match … Had six goals, 10 assist and five steals at the Princeton Invitational September 6-7 … Had seven goals, 15 assist and six steals at the Bruno Fall Classic September 13-14, including five assist in the Crimson’s upset victory over Navy on September 14 … Found the back of the net a season and team-high five times against Iona on Sept. 27 … Tallied five assist in the Crimson’s victory over Fordham on Sept. 28 …  Scored 13 goals, tallied 13 assist and added 11 steals during the Crimson’s five-game California road trip Oct. 3-5 … Assisted on four of the Crimson’s 11 goals in the upset victory over Whittier on Oct. 5 … Was named the CWPA  Northern Division Player of the Week of Oct. 6 … Posted a season and team-high seven assists in the Crimson’s win over Connecticut College on Oct. 11 … Netted  four goals, made three assists and one steal in a sudden death loss to Brown on Oct. 19 at the Ivy Championship … Posted back-to-back five-assist games against MIT and Connecticut College in the Crimson’s final home stand on Oct. 25 … Matched a season-high in assists with seven, in an overtime loss to St. Francis on Nov. 1 … Scored three goals, tallied 11 assists and made six steals, as the Crimson finished second at the CWPA Northern Championships at MIT, Nov 8-9 … Helped the Crimson upset St. Francis in the CWPA Northern Championship semi-final, Nov. 8, with six assists … Found the back of the net three times, made 11 assists and added three steals at the CWPA Eastern Championships at Annapolis, Md., Nov.21-23 … Closed the season with his second six-assist performance of the season in a victory over George Washington at the CWPA Eastern Championships on Nov. 23.

2013 (Freshman)
Earned CWPA Northern Division Second Team honors … Named teams' Rookie of the Year ... Named ACWPC “Excellent” Scholar Athlete … Named CWPA “Excellent Scholar Athlete … Led the team with 57 assists … added 46 goals and 46 steals …Had three goals, six assists, eight steals at Bruno Fall Classic at Brown Sept. 7-8 … Named CWPA Rookie of the Week for the week of Sept. 9 … Netted three goals, handed out three assists and added a steal at Iona on Sept. 21 … Buried two goals and added two steals in the upset victory over No. 14 St. Francis on Sept. 22 … Registered three goals, four assists and two assists at Brown on Oct. 11 … Tabbed CWPA Rookie of the Week for the week of Oct. 14 … Score a hat trick against then No. 10 Concordia on Oct. 25 ... Tallied three goals, two assists and two steals versus then No. 11 UC Davis before recording three goals, three assists and three steals against Fresno Pacific on Oct. 27 … Earned CWPA Rookie of the Week accolades for the week of Oct. 28 … Dished out a career high six assists vs. Iona on Nov. 2 … Scored three goals and added an assist in the win against MIT on Nov. 9 … Recorded a career high four steals against St. Francis in the championship match of the CWPA Northern Division championship ... Tallied an assist and a steal against Princeton, had two goals, two assists and a steal against MIT and registered two scores, three assists and two thefts in the fifth place game against Brown at the CWPA Championships. 

Before Harvard
Two-time captain, four-year letterwinner ... Led El Toro to a CIF-SS Division 1 championship in 2009 ... Helped El Toro to two runner-up finishes in the CIF-SS Division 1 championships ... El Toro's career and single-season assist record holder ... Two-time All-American ... Two-time All-America second-team selection ... Co-League MVP as a senior ... Three-time All-CIF first-team selection ... All-Orange County first-team pick as a senior ... In 2011, All-Orange County second-team selection ... Two-time All-League first-team choice ... All-CIF and All-League second-team selection as a freshman ... Named team MVP as a senior ... Two-time team Defensive Player of the Year ... Coach's Award recipient as a freshman ... Competed at the Junior Olympics with his club team ... Also lettered in swimming and captained the team as a senior ... Volunteered at Rides, Above the Influenc and Pool Clean-Up and also tutored.