CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Former Harvard University goalkeeper Nathan Wu (San Diego, Calif./The Bishop’s School) joins the Crimson men’s water polo staff as a student assistant coach for the 2022-23 academic year.
A goalie for Harvard from 2019-to-2021, he posted a career high 18 saves versus Connecticut College on November 6, 2021 during a victory and notched bests in assists (two) and steals (three) against Chapman University on October 27, 2019.
Last year, he totaled 86 saves, six assists and ten steals to accompany Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) Defensive Player of the Week status on October 19.
Prior to a sophomore season in 2020 terminated by the COVID-19 pandemic, he notched 64 saves, three assists and three steals during his freshman season in 2019. The October 29 NWPC Defensive Player and Rookie of the Week, he registered a then career-high 15 saves, two assists and three steals versus Chapman.
Prior to his time in Cambridge, he received USA Water Polo Outstanding Academic honors for two consecutive years (2017-18) and was named to the San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team in both December 2017 and May 2018.
A member of 2018 Open Division Western Co-League Championship team and 2018 CIF Open Division runner-up, he anchored his high school to its first regional appearance as the squad became the inaugural San Diego team in history to advance to the final four of the Division I regional round. Further, he was a participant in the USA Water Polo Olympics Development Program National Championship and aided the Pacific Southwest team to a silver medal finish.