Whittier College’s Dominick Nevarez was honored as the Division III Player of the Year, while his coach David Kasas was tabbed as Coach of the Year.
In the third place match, it was an offensive onslaught as the teams combined for 33 goals, while the championship match saw the goalies combine for 28 saves.
The inaugural USA Water Polo Division III National Championship kicks off Saturday with a pair of semifinal matches in Whittier, California.
Bucknell’s Rade Joksimovic claimed his fourth straight Mid-Atlantic Most Valuable Player honor, while teammate Andu Vlasceanu was named Rookie of the Year.
Oliver Fodor put in a school record 14 goals for Wagner in a 23-22 loss to Johns Hopkins, while the Bluejays were led by Emerson Sullivan’s record 12 scores.
Lapkin scored 10, while men’s water polo Week 8 also included 7 seven-goal tallies , 12 six-goal efforts, 17 five-goal outings and 37 four-goal performances.
Three #1 teams, each suffering a loss while owning the top spot, 35 upsets, and 15 overtime affairs have highlighted the first 5 weeks of college water polo.
Finn Banks tied the Johns Hopkins program record for goals in a game, dropping in 10 in a win over LaSalle on Sunday, the highest tally of Week 4.