Banks’ School Record-Tying 10 Goals Paces Water Polo Week 4 Efforts

Finn Banks tied the Johns Hopkins program record for goals in a game, dropping in 10 in the Bluejays’ 24-14 win over LaSalle on Sunday. The effort, which matched teammate Jayden Kunwar’s vs. Iona on Sept. 8, 2018, marked the top scoring effort of collegiate water polo Week 4.

Loyola Marymount’s Blazo Mitrovic was next with a seven goal effort in an upset of #9 UC San Diego on Wednesday. He also chipped hat tricks vs. #4 Pacific on Friday and #11 UC Davis on Saturday.

There were 74 efforts of four of more goals and 88 hat tricks on the week.

Here are the best efforts by conference.

Golden Coast Conference

Player of the Week: Jeremie Cote, Pacific – Tallied 13 goals, seven assists and three steals at the So Cal Invitational; put in two goals and added two assists in a 19-11 win over #13 Loyola Marymount; notched five goals and an assist in a 16-15 win over #5 USC; recorded two goals and three assists in a 15-14 loss to #3 Stanford; scored four goals and added an assist in an 11-10 upset win over #1 UC Santa Barbara in the third place match.

CWPA Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference

Player of the Week: Andras Levai, George Washington – Put in 10 goals and added six assists in three conference wins for the Colonels; notched five goals and two assists in 9-8 win over #16 Fordham; tacked on two goals and four assists in 14-8 win over Wagner; tallied three goals and three steal in 19-6 win vs. La Salle.

Defensive Player of the Week: Matt Taylor, George Washington – Made 30 saves, while allowing 16 goals for a .652 save percentage in three league victories for the Colonels; notched 11 saves, an assist and a steal in 9-8 win over #16 Fordham; tallied nine saves in 14-8 win over Wagner; added 10 stops in 19-6 win vs. La Salle.

Rookie of the Week: Oliver Fodor, Wagner – Recorded 12 goals, three assists and three steals an drew eight exclusions in three games; put in five goals in the Seawhawks’15-12 win over La Salle; added two goals in a 14-8 loss to George Washington; scored five times and chipped in two assists in a 20-13 win over Johns Hopkins

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Player of the Week: Ben Hallock, Stanford – Notched 14 goals, 11 drawn exclusions, one assist and one steal in leading the Cardinal to a 4-0 record and the So Cal Invitational title; put in five goals vs. RV Air Force and added six vs. #4 Pacific; chipped in one score vs. #8 Long Beach State and two more vs. #2 UCLA in the championship game

Newcomer of the Week: Nikolaos Papanikolaou, Cal – Tallied eight goals and an assist, while drawing 12 exclusions and registering three steals at the So Cal Invitational; put in four goals vs. #2 UCLA and tacked on five exclusions and two goals vs. #5 USC.

Northeast Water Polo Conference

Player of the Week: Keller Maloney, Princeton – Registered six goals, seven assists and eight drawn ejections at the So Cal Invitational; put in one goal and added two assists in a 14-6 loss to #5 USC; notched a goal and two assists in a 15-13 loss to #13 Loyola Marymount; scored twice and added three assists in a 12-10 win over RV Air Force; tallied two goals and added an assist in an 8-5 loss to RV Pomona-Pitzer.

Rookie of the Week: Yurian Quinones, Princeton – Notched seven goals, three steals, three drawn ejections and an assist in four goals at the So Cal Invitational; scored twice in a 14-6 loss to #5 USC; led the Tigers with a hat trick in a 12-10 win over RV Air Force; put in two goals in an 8-5 loss to RV Pomona-Pitzer.

Southern California Intercollegiate Athletics Conference

Offensive Athlete of the Week: Graham Asalone, Chapman – scored eight goals and added eight assists and three earned ejections in conference wins over Occidental (13-9) and Redlands (13-11); notched five goals vs. Redlands

Defensive Athlete of the Week: Murat Ersoz, Whittier – Held opponents scoreless in five of eight quarters on the week in wins over Pomona-Pitzer (9-3) and Cal Lutheran (12-5); recorded 13 saves vs. Pomona-Pitzer and added five against CLU

Western Water Polo Association

Player of the Week: Alexandros Athymaritis, Loyola Marymount – Drew a team-high 19 exclusions and scored 13 goals as LMU went 3-2 on the week; registered a goal, an assist, two exclusions and four steals in the upset win over #11 UC San Diego (17-16) on Wednesday; tacked on two goals, three exclusions and a steal in a 19-11 loss to #4 Pacific; scored four times and drew two exclusions in a 15-13 win over #14 Princeton; netted four goals in an 18-16 loss to #9 UC Davis; wrapped up the week with a two-goal effort in a 14-10 win over #10 UC Irvine.

Top Week 4 Individual Game Scorers

Goals Player, Team Opponent Date
10 Finn Banks, Johns Hopkins La Salle 9-29.
7 Blazo Mitrovic, Loyola Marymount UC San Diego 9-25.
6 Connor Turnbow-Lindenstadt, UC San Diego Loyola Marymount 9-25.
6 Luke Pavillard, Pacific Loyola Marymount 9-27.
6 Rafael Real Vergara, Long Beach State Stanford 9-28.
6 Milos Popovic, Salem Mercyhurst 9-28.
6 Ben Hallock, Stanford Pacific 9-28.
6 Nir Gross, UC Davis Loyola Marymount 9-28.
6 Daniel Alvarez, Mercyhurst Washington & Jefferson 9-29.
5 Dominick Nevarez, Whittier Pomona-Pitzer 9-25.
5 Joseph Galgani, Cal Baptist Concordia (Irvine) 9-26.
5 Ben Hallock, Stanford Air Force 9-27.
5 Ryan Witoslawski, Mercyhurst Salem 9-28.
5 Oliver Fodor, Wagner La Salle 9-28.
5 Nir Gross, UC Davis Air Force 9-28.
5 Chucky Ortega, LaVerne Occidental 9-28.
5 Mitchell Cooper, Princeton Loyola Marymount 9-28.
5 Jeremie Cote, Pacific USC 9-28.
5 Hannes Daube, USC Pacific 9-28.
5 Graham Asalone, Chapman Redlands 9-28.
5 Gavin Jones, Air Force Princeton 9-28.
5 Eric Martel, UC Davis Loyola Marymount 9-28.
5 Andras Levai, George Washington Fordham 9-28.
5 Jake Miller-Tolt, Fordham Johns Hopkins 9-28.
5 Niels Hofmeijer, San Jose State Air Force 9-29.
5 Chris Dilworth, Pepperdine Long Beach State 9-29.
5 Oliver Fodor, Wagner Johns Hopkins 9-29.
5 David Carrasco, Loyola Marymount UC Irvine 9-29.
5 Jayden Kunwar, Johns Hopkins La Salle 9-29.
5 Mike Gertsik, Connecticut College Monmouth 9-29.
4 David Carrasco, Loyola Marymount UC San Diego 9-25.
4 Marius Jakimcikas, Concordia (Irvine) Cal Baptist 9-26.
4 Rafael Real Vergara, Long Beach State UC Davis 9-27.
4 Djordje Stanic, Pacific Loyola Marymount 9-27.
4 Andre Sardaryzadeh, Penn State Behrend Washington & Jefferson 9-27.
4 John Polos, UC Irvine Pomona-Pitzer 9-28.
4 Nikolaos Papnikolaou, Cal UCLA 9-28.
4 Jake Cavano, UCLA Cal 9-28.
4 Connor Turnbow-Lindenstadt, UC San Diego San Jose State 9-28.
4 Balazs Kosa, Pepperdine UC Santa Barbara 9-28.
4 Shaine Sargis, Ottawa Fresno Pacific 9-28.
4 Weston Restad, Ottawa Fresno Pacific 9-28.
4 Jacob Fairchild, Fresno Pacific Ottawa 9-28.
4 Tyler Abramson, Stanford Long Beach State 9-28.
4 AJ Rossman, Stanford Long Beach State 9-28.
4 Robert Juhas, Salem Mercyhurst 9-28.
4 Luke Waechter, La Salle Wagner 9-28.
4 Guillermo Ocasio, La Verne Occidental 9-28.
4 Alexandros Athymaritis, Loyola Marymount Princeton 9-28.
4 Engin Ege Colak, Pacific USC 9-28.
4 Luke Pavillard, Pacific USC 9-28.
4 Spencer Allen, Redlands Chapman 9-28.
4 Dylan Elliott, Pomona-Pitzer San Jose State 9-28.
4 Calder Hilde-Jones, UC San Diego UC Irvine 9-28.
4 Skyler Munatones, UC San Diego UC Irvine 9-28.
4 Daniel Alvarez, Mercyhurst Connecticut College 9-28.
4 Ryan Witoslawski, Mercyhurst Connecticut College 9-28.
4 Milos Popovic, Salem Monmouth 9-28.
4 Michael Rojas, Salem Monmouth 9-28.
4 Quentin Bartram, Monmouth Salem 9-28.
4 Andrew Mavis, George Washington Wagner 9-28.
4 Anthony Ames, Washington & Jefferson Monmouth 9-28.
4 Quentin Bartram, Monmouth Washington & Jefferson 9-28.
4 Joseph Addison, Monmouth Washington & Jefferson 9-28.
4 Matthew Hosmer, Pacific Stanford 9-28.
4 Alexandros Athymaritis, Loyola Marymount UC Davis 9-28.
4 Jake Miller-Tolt, Fordham George Washington 9-28.
4 Rafael Real Vergara, Long Beach State Pepperdine 9-29.
4 Austin Stewart, Long Beach State Pepperdine 9-29.
4 Balazs Kosa, Pepperdine Long Beach State 9-29.
4 Jayden Kunwar, Johns Hopkins Wagner 9-29.
4 Vuk Bulajic, Wagner Johns Hopkins 9-29.
4 Engin Ege Colak, Pacific UC Santa Barbara 9-29.
4 Jeremie Cote, Pacific UC Santa Barbara 9-29.
4 Cooper Milton, UC San Diego UC Davis 9-29.
4 Tyler Abramson, Stanford UCLA 9-29.
4 Arturo Freitas, Connecticut College Monmouth 9-29.

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