Women’s Water Polo Sweeps CWPA Southern Division Awards
Providence, RI- Sophomore Sarah Presant and freshmen Evan Cranston and Madison Pepper each received CWPA Southern Division honors after helping the Brown women's water polo team to a 4-0 record at the Marist Invite over the weekend.
Presant combined for seven goals, seven steals, three assists and two ejections drawn to earn Southern Division Player of the Week honors for the first time in her career. In Brown's opening game against the Marist Red Foxes, she led the team in scoring with two markers in addition to adding a steal and an ejection drawn during a 5-4 victory.
She then picked up two steals and had a crucial field block in Brown's 7-5 upset over No. 9 Michigan, and then tallied three goals, handed out two assists and swiped three steals in an 18-7 victory over St. Francis. In the Bears' final game of the tournament, Presant recorded two goals and swiped a steal to assist Brown to a 9-3 win over Iona.
Cranston, earning her first Southern Division's Defensive Player of the Week award, played a huge factor in Brown's undefeated weekend. Cranston led the Bears' defensive effort tallying 36 saves in goal, while also picking up three steals and dishing out two assists. Against the Red Foxes, Cranston recorded 13 saves in Brown's 5-4 victory, and against the No. 9 Wolverines she earned 10 saves while allowing just five goals. In three quarters of play vs. St. Francis, Cranston stopped four shots, had a steal and an assist and in the final game against Iona she led the defense with nine saves and a steal.
Pepper earned Southern Division Rookie of the Week honors after knocking in seven goals, handing out four assists, while also adding three steals and five ejections drawn during Brown's weekend at the Marist Invite. Against Marist, Pepper knocked in one goal, tallied one assist, had a steal and an ejection drawn, while scoring a goal and posting two ejections drawn in a 7-5 upset over No. 9 Michigan. Against the Terriers, she netted two goals and drew one ejection, and led the Bears in scoring against Iona with three goals, while also picking up a steal, an ejection drawn and a field block.