BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Zoe Banks (Sr., Palo Alto, Calif./Henry M. Gunn) of No. 14-ranked Harvard University accounted for 35 saves in the span of three games in California during the week to deposit accolades as the March 20 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division I co-Defensive Player of the Week.
A 10-time Defensive Player of the Week selection with prior honors during the 2023 (March 13), 2022 (February 28, March 14, April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25), 2020 (March 9) and 2019 (February 11) seasons, Banks shares Defensive Player of the Week recognition with fellow goalkeeper Lindsey Lucas (Fr., Orinda, Calif./Miramonte) of No. 7 Princeton University.
During a 1-2 week versus a trio of nationally-ranked opponents last week in the Golden State, Bank made 12 saves in a 13-9 loss at No. 3 the University of California on Wednesday, March 15. She capped off the week at Santa Clara University on Saturday, March 18, by making four stops in a 16-15 overtime loss to No. 12 University of the Pacific prior to racking up a record 19 saves in a 16-0 bucking of the host Broncos. The 19 saves shattered her own single-game record of 16 established on March 4 at home in Blodgett Pool versus Wagner College in an 11-7 victory.
March 20 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division I Defensive Player of the Week Honor Roll: Alex Brown (University of Michigan)