BRIDGEPORT, Pa. – Sophomore Ory Tasman (Orlando, Fla.) was named the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Northern Division Player of the Week on Tuesday evening following an action-packed weekend at home that saw the MIT water polo team defeat two of its three opponents. This is the first time in his career that he has earned a weekly honor.
In Tech's 9-7 victory over Fordham University on Saturday morning, Tasman led Tech with his two goals, two assists, two steals, one rebound and one offensive foul. Against St. Francis College later that day, he scored two goals and added two field blocks, but MIT ultimately fell to the Terriers, 12-5. On Senior Day on Sunday morning, he notched three goals, two steals and an offensive foul to help the team come from behind and defeat Iona, 11-10. The Engineers are currently 11-12 on the season. Tasman leads MIT with his 49 goals, is second with 40 steals and third with 14 ejections drawn.
Having played its final home game of the season, MIT will be on the road for the remaining five games. This Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9-10, the Cardinal and Gray will travel a few short minutes down the road to Harvard for the CWPA Northern Division Championships, first facing a familiar rival in Iona at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. The remainder of their opponents will be decided following the outcome of that game. They will then end the 2013 campaign at the same place they started it just under three months ago, at Brown University. The CWPA Championships will take place from Friday-Sunday, Nov. 22-24.