BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Goalie Noah Hodge (Jr., San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Santa Margarita Catholic) of No. 18-ranked Harvard University contributed 20 saves across two games during the Princeton University Invitational to earn recognition as the September 13 Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) Defensive Player of the Week.
A six-time NWPC Defensive Player of the Week during a 2019 season in which he anchored the Crimson to the NWPC Championship and a berth to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship following a freshman season in which he netted three Rookie of the Week and a pair of Defensive Player of the Week awards, the now nine-time NWPC Defensive Player of the Week helped the No. 18-ranked Crimson turn back No. 15 Bucknell University (14-10 W) and George Washington University (15-11 W) in the Garden State.
He made eight saves with an assist in the defeat of Bucknell to accompany 12 saves and a pair of assists in downing George Washington.
September 13 Northeast Water Polo Conference Defensive Player of the Week Honor Roll: Antonio Knez (Princeton University); Branislav Petrovic (St. Francis College Brooklyn)