Colonials Edged by Johns Hopkins, 16-15, in Overtime
Holds the school record with 1,052 career saves ... Holds three of the program's top six single-season blocks totals.
Equaled his career-high with 267 blocks, third-most in a single season in program history ... Matched his own school record with 19 saves against Whittier (10/5) ... Posted 16 games with double-digit saves ... Named CWPA Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week three times (9/4, 9/25, 10/10) ... Added nine assists and 22 steals on the year ... Named team MVP ... Named to the CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team and ACWPC All-Academic Team with outstanding status (3.71-4.0) for the fourth year in a row ... GW Student-Athlete Advisory Council representative.
First GW water polo player to be named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District First Team... Recorded 266 saves on the season, tied for the fourth-highest single-season total in program history ... Posted 14 games with double-digit saves, including a season-high 17 against No. 13 Princeton (9/24) and No. 17 Navy (10/12) ... Played in 112 quarters, the second-most in single-season at GW ... Added 24 assists on the year ... Named to CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team and ACWPC All-Academic team with outstanding status (3.71-4.0) for the third year in a row ... GW Student-Athlete Advisory Council representative.
Posted third-highest single-season saves total in GW history with 267, highlighted by single-game program record tying 19 saves against 19th-ranked Navy ... 13 games with 10-or-more saves ... Helped Colonials post the fifth-highest team grade-point average in the nation while earning outstanding academic status from both the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) and Association for Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) ... GW Student-Athlete Advisory Council representative.
Two-time CWPA Southern Division Rookie of the Week selection ... Named to CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team and ACWPC All-Academic Team with outstanding status (3.71-4.0 GPA) ... Recorded 10-or-more saves in a game 12 times, including program-record tying 19 blocks against MIT (9/20) at ECAC Championship ... 252 blocks were fourth-most in single-season at GW, while 101 quarters played was fifth-most.
2009 NISCA Second Team All-American ... Four-time Pennsylvania All-State selection ... Helped North Allegheny win Western Division and place fifth in state tournament as a senior team captain ... Goalkeeper for Northeast Zone Youth Team in 2006 and 2007 ... Member of Pittsburgh Water Polo club from 2006-09.
Cameron Stephen Illes ... Born Nov. 15, 1990, in Pittsburgh, PA ... Son of Stephen and Renee Illes ... Has older sister, Alex ... Received Board of Trustees Scholarship to attend GW ... Economics major and psychology minor.