MIT Places Three on CWPA All-North Division Squad
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT water polo team garnered three selections to the 2009 All-Northern Division squad, as announced by the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) over the weekend. Leading scorer Devin Lewis was the Engineers' lone representative on the First Team while Columbus Leonard and Brian Gardiner collected Second Team honors.
This was the third consecutive All-Division nod for Lewis, who was a First Team pick in 2007 and a Second Team honoree last year. The senior tallied over 50 goals for the second time in three years and, in doing so, passed Mike Smith-Bronstein to become the program's all-time leading scorer. He now has 202 markers in his career. Lewis was also named to the Eastern Championship All-Tournament team over the weekend, as Tech secured seventh place at the conference tournament.
Leonard turned in a solid effort in goal for MIT all season, as the Cardinal and Grey qualified for the CWPA Eastern Championship for the second year in a row. The sophomore net minder posted the third highest single-season save total in team history, stopping 224 shots in just 23 games, better than 9 per contest. Gardiner was fourth on the team in scoring, with 22 goals as a junior.
MIT downed Iona, 9-8, in the seventh-place game of the Eastern Championship on Sunday. The Cardinal and Grey clinched a berth in that tournament thanks to a third-place showing at the Northern Division Championship earlier in the season, its highest finish in the division since 2006.