September 7, 2012

Stefanovic & Shockley Earn CWPA Northern Division Honors

Providence, R.I. – Senior Svetozar Stefanovic (Belgrade, Serbia) and junior Walker Shockley (Diamond Bar, CA) helped lead the Brown men's water polo team to a 7-0 start at the Brown Kick-Off Invitational to earn CWPA Northern Division Honors.

Stefanovic, earning his 15th weekly nod in his career, was named the Player of the Week, after recording 29 goals, six assists, 11 steals and 14 ejections drawn in the Bears opening weekend.

During No. 20-nationally ranked Brown's 13-5 season-opening win against Fordham University, he notched two goals, swiped two steals and had two ejections drawn. In the Bears' 12-8 victory over Chicago Masters, he tallied three goals, three assists and three ejections drawn.

He added four goals, an assist and an ejection drawn in a 16-6 win over Metro Boston, and played an integral role in Brown's 9-8 upset of No. 18 -ranked and reigning Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Northern Division champion St. Francis College with four goals, three assists and an ejection drawn.

In the final day of competition, he posted six goals and four ejections drawn in a 17-8 win over Diablo Valley College, and then posted five goals, two steals, a field block and an ejection drawn in a 13-1 win over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Overall, he finished with 11 goals versus varsity competition (MIT, Fordham, St. Francis) as Brown handled three of its CWPA Northern Division opponents by a combined score of 35-14.

Shockley, picking up his fifth weekly honor of his career, combined for 64 saves with five steals and four assists in 145 minutes of play last weekend.

He tallied four saves in 20 minutes of play during the No. 20-ranked Bears' 13-5 win over Fordham University, and notched a season-high 15 saves, one assist and a steal in a 12-8 victory over Chicago Masters. Shockley continued his stellar play against Metro Boston (16-6 W), earning 12 saves, before posting nine saves against No. 18 St. Francis College in helping the Bears to a 9-8 win over the 2011 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Northern Division champion Terriers.

He wrapped up his weekend with 15 saves in a 17-8 win over Diablo Valley College, and contributed nine saves in a 13-1 win against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.