BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Nathan Wu (Sr., San Diego, Calif./The Bishop’s School) and Noah Hodge (Sr., San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Santa Margarita Catholic) of the Harvard University men’s water polo team were honored with individual awards at the 2023 Harvard Senior Letterwinners’ Dinner which took place inside Bright-Landry Hockey Center on Wednesday, May 24. The event honored the standout achievements of this year’s graduating student-athletes.
Wu – who served as an assistant coach for Harvard after competing from 2019-2021 as a goalkeeper – received the 2022-23 Arthur L. Boland Award, which is annually given to the senior varsity athlete who will be attending medical school and best exemplifies those characteristics and qualities which have been the hallmark of Dr. Boland’s care for Harvard athletes, Wu is this year’s award winner after he served as vice president of the Harvard Undergraduate UNICEF Club. Wu, who founded Assistance for International Disasters and Healing Little Heroes Foundation while in high school, continued to co-lead efforts while attending Harvard. Wu has been accepted to several medical schools, including Harvard, Vanderbilt University and Washington University in St. Louis.
Hodge took home the William J. Bingham ’16 Award, which is presented to Harvard’s most outstanding athlete from a men’s team. The goalkeeper is a three-time All-America selection and set the program record for saves in a career. Considered the best goalie the coaching staff has coached, Hodge anchored a 2019 outfit that finished the regular season undefeated and was a two-time captain, two-time Academic All-Ivy pick and a four-time all-conference selection.