Chapman’s Graham Asalone dropped a 10 goal performance in an 20-19 exhibition loss against Lindenwood on Week 3, leading all individual efforts. Asalone made 10 of his 14 shots in Saturday’s game, while Nikola Vukic put in 9 of 10 for Lindenwood in the victory.
Three players registered seven goal outings: Bucknell’s Rade Joksimovic (vs. Wagner), Fordham’s Jake Miller-Tolt (vs. LaSalle) and Navy’s Isaac Salinas (vs. La Salle).
In addition to the 77 effort of four or more goals, there were 117 hat tricks on Week 3.
Golden Coast Conference
Player of the Week: Leo Yuno, UC Santa Barbara – Totalled eight goals and five assists as UCSB went 4-0; dropped in four goal and added two assists in the Gauchos’ upset of #1 Stanford (15-10); notched two goals and three assists in a 16-15 overtime win over #6 Pepperdine
CWPA Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference
Player of the Week: Dimitris Koukias, Fordham – Put in 15 goals and notched one assist as the Rams went 4-0 at the Bucknell Invitational; scored five time and added a steal in a 17-15 win over #13 Bucknell; tacked on three goals in an 11-8 win over Salem; tallied five goals and an assist in a 13-9 win over Wagner; wrapped up the weekend with two goals in a 15-9 win over La Salle.
Defensive Player of the Week: Bailey O’Mara, Fordham – Racked up 46 saves and seven steals in a 4-0 weekend for the Rams; grabbed 11 saves and tallied three steals and two blocks against #13 Bucknell; posted 12 saves vs. Salem; turned aside 13 shots and added two assists and a steal vs. Wagner; registered 10 saves and a pair of steals vs. LaSalle.
Rookie of the Week: Chris Freese, Johns Hopkins – Tallied six goals, one assist, seven drawn ejections, three steals and a block at the Bucknell Invitational; scored once vs. #12 Harvard; grabbed a hat trick vs. #14 St. Francis Brooklyn; drew two ejections and added a steal vs. #14 George Washington; wrapped the weekend with two goals, three drawn ejections and a steal in the team’s lone win (16-11 over Mercyhurst).
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Player of the Week: Jacob Mercep, USC – Put in five goals and added two assists and a steal as USC topped Long Beach State 13-6 on Thursday.
Newcomer of the Week: Jasmin Kolasinac, Cal – Notched eight goals, seven assists and eight steals as Cal went 4-0 at the UC Davis Aggie Roundup; posted five steals and four earned exclusions vs. #18 San Jose State; tallied four goals and three assists in a 14-10 win over #7 UC Davis
Northeast Water Polo Conference
Player of the Week: William Lapkin, St. Francis Brooklyn – Paced the Terriers with 10 points (five goals and five assists) at the Bucknell Invitational; turned in three goals, an assists and two steals in an 11-7 win over #14 George Washington; chipped in a goal, an assists and a steal in a 16-13 win over Johns Hopkins and finished the weekend with a goal, three assists and a steal in a 25-5 win over Washington & Jefferson.
Defensive Player of the Week: Antonio Knez, Princeton – Made 23 saves and added an assist as the Tigers topped Wagner and Navy at home; notched 13 saves, an assist and a steal in a 9-3 win over Wagner; grabbed 10 saves in a 12-10 win against the Midshipmen.
Rookie of the Week: Vladimir Mickic, St. Francis Brooklyn – Scored six goals as the Terriers went 3-0 at the Bucknell Invitational; posted a hat trick vs. #14 George Washington (11-7), scored once vs. Johns Hopkins (16-13) and added two goals in a 25-5 win over Washington & Jefferson.
Offensive Athlete of the Week: Sam Sasaki, Pomona-Pitzer – Totaled three goals and four assists as the Sagehens went 2-0 with conference victories over Cal Tech and Cal Lutheran; scored two goals vs. Cal Tech and one vs. Cal Lutheran; notched two assists in each contest.
Defensive Athlete of the Week: Chris Martinez, Redlands – Grabbed 14 saves in a 12-9 win over Concordia (Irvine).
Western Water Polo Association
Player of the Week: Logan Mena, Cal Baptist – Tallied nine goals and drew 16 ejections at the UC Davis Aggie Roundup; put in four goals in a 19-6 win over Austin College; scored twice and drew six ejections in a 9-8 win over #18 San Jose State; registered a goal and three drawn ejections in a 13-6 loss to #7 UC Davis; accounted for two goals and six ejections in a 16-7 loss to #8 Cal.
Top Week 3 Scoring Performances
|10||Graham Asalone, Chapman||Lindenwood||9/21.|
|9||Nikola Vukic, Lindenwood||Chapman||9/21.|
|7||Isaac Salinas, Navy||LaSalle||9/20.|
|7||Rade Joksimovic, Bucknell||Wagner||9/22.|
|7||Jake Miller-Tolt, Fordham||LaSalle||9/22.|
|6||Steven Csaposs, Cal Tech||Pomona-Pitzer||9/18.|
|6||Coleman Carpenter, Pepperdine||Ottawa||9/19.|
|6||Jason Evezard, UC Irvine||Concordia (Irvine)||9/20.|
|6||Marius Jakimcikas, Concordia (Irvine)||UC Irvine||9/20.|
|6||Engin Ege Colak, Pacific||Ottawa||9/21.|
|6||David Carrasco, Loyola Marymount||Fresno Pacific||9/21.|
|6||Ben Hallock, Stanford||UC Davis||9/21.|
|6||Austin Stewart, Long Beach State||Brown||9/21.|
|6||Mike Miller, Air Force||Chapman||9/22.|
|5||Jacob Mercep, USC||Long Beach State||9/19.|
|5||Chris Dilworth, Pepperdine||Ottawa||9/19.|
|5||Bogdan Djerkovic, Pacific||Austin College||9/20.|
|5||Cole Strohson, LaSalle||Mercyhurst||9/21.|
|5||Nemanja Bakic, Long Beach State||Chapman||9/21.|
|5||Marius Jakimcikas, Concordia (Irvine)||Redlands||9/21.|
|5||Daniel Roth, Loyola Marymount||Fresno Pacific||9/21.|
|5||Dimitris Koukias, Fordham||Bucknell||9/21.|
|5||Rade Joksimovic, Bucknell||Fordham||9/21.|
|5||Patroklos Stefanou, MIT||Connecticut College||9/21.|
|5||Bennett Williams, Stanford||UC Davis||9/21.|
|5||Finn Pardon, San Jose State||Cal||9/21.|
|5||Matt Haygood, McKendree||Monmouth||9/21.|
|5||Miller Geschke, MIT||Penn State Behrend||9/21.|
|5||Clyde Huibregtse, MIT||Penn State Behrend||9/21.|
|5||Isaac Salinas, Navy||Wagner||9/21.|
|5||Andras Levai, George Washington||Harvard||9/21.|
|5||Jayden Kunwar, Johns Hopkins||St. Francis Brooklyn||9/21.|
|5||Patrick Hudak, Iona||Penn State Behrend||9/22.|
|5||Johnathan Wong, Long Beach State||Lindenwood||9/22.|
|5||Andras Levai, George Washington||Salem||9/22.|
|5||Graham Asalone, Chapman||Air Force||9/22.|
|5||Jayden Kunwar, Johns Hopkins||Mercyhurst||9/22.|
|4||Dylan Eliott, Pomona-Pitzer||Cal Tech||9/18.|
|4||Nemanja Bakic, Long Beach State||USC||9/19.|
|4||Cole Brosnan, UC Santa Barbara||Pepperdine||9/19.|
|4||Logan Mena, Cal Baptist||Austin College||9/20.|
|4||Max Somple, UC Davis||Cal Baptist||9/20.|
|4||Lee Yuno, UC Santa Barbara||Stanford||9/20.|
|4||Jacob Fairchild, Fresno Pacific||UC San Diego||9/20.|
|4||Jordan Hoover, Cal||Cal Baptist||9/21.|
|4||Graham Asalone, Chapman||Long Beach State||9/21.|
|4||Chris Frejlach, Redlands||Concordia (Irvine)||9/21.|
|4||Nicolas Saveljic, UCLA||Pepperdine||9/21.|
|4||Balazs Kosa, Pepperdine||UCLA||9/21.|
|4||Austin Hoff, Penn State Behrend||Saddleback||9/21.|
|4||Patrick Kirk, Santa Clara||Ottawa||9/21.|
|4||Milos Popovic, Salem||Washington & Jefferson||9/21.|
|4||Michael Rojas, Salem||Washington & Jefferson||9/21.|
|4||Petar Leontijevic, Salem||Washington & Jefferson||9/21.|
|4||Nemanja Bakic, Long Beach State||Brown||9/21.|
|4||Luke Pavillard, Pacific||Whittier||9/21.|
|4||Nikolaos Papnikolaou, Cal||San Jose State||9/21.|
|4||Ben Brauer, McKendree||Monmouth||9/21.|
|4||Andre Sardaryzadeh, Penn State Behrend||MIT||9/21.|
|4||Reagan Pittman, Air Force||Brown||9/21.|
|4||Charlie Owens, Harvard||Johns Hopkins||9/21.|
|4||Neil Arnett, San Jose State||Pacific||9/22.|
|4||Luke Pavillard, Pacific||San Jose State||9/22.|
|4||Jeremie Cote, Pacific||San Jose State||9/22.|
|4||Jasmin Kolasinac, Cal||UC Davis||9/22.|
|4||Safak Simsek, Cal||UC Davis||9/22.|
|4||Bennie Seybold, Harvard||Salem||9/22.|
|4||Andu Vlasceanu, Bucknell||Wagner||9/22.|
|4||Finn Pardon, San Jose State||Whittier||9/22.|
|4||Nick Schroder, George Washington||Salem||9/22.|
|4||Patrick Hudak, Iona||Penn State Behrend||9/22.|
|4||Dimitris Koukias, Fordham||Wagner||9/22.|
|4||Jeff Brady, LaSalle||Bucknell||9/22.|
|4||Rade Joksimovic, Bucknell||LaSalle||9/22.|
|4||Logan Schofield, Bucknell||LaSalle||9/22.|
|4||Andrew Mavis, George Washington||Johns Hopkins||9/22.|
|4||Ethan Koch, San Jose State||Ottawa||9/22.|