BRIDGEPORT, Pa.- Junior Austin Sechrest collected Most Valuable Player of the Year recognition as announced by the Northeast Water Polo Conference on Nov. 15. Sophomore Dennis Blyashov and first-year Noah Hodge joined Sechrest in earning First Team All-NWPC accolades. This marks the first time three Crimson players have been named First-Team honorees.
Hodge maintained a strong presence in the net, recording 121 saves through his first season with the Crimson. Additionally, the rookie tallied four steals, four assists and six NWPC weekly honors.
The sophomore from Carlsbad, Calif. continues to be a dominant force in the pool, leading the team with 74 goals while adding 36 assists, 12 steals and seven blocks. Blyashov set a new career-high with five assists in the historic win over then No. 3 California.
Sechrest ranks second on the team with 64 scores, and has contributed an additional 16 assists, 18 steals and 10 blocks. The junior bested his single game high with five goals, including the game-winner, against a third-ranked California in September.
Harvard will continue its season at the NWPC Championship this weekend, hosted by Brown University Nov. 16-18.