Men's Water Polo Places Six on CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team

March 15, 2011

BRIDGEPORT, PA - The George Washington men's water polo team posted the fifth-highest team grade-point average in the Collegiate Water Polo Association and placed six players on the 2010 CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team, the league announced Tuesday.

GW posted a combined team GPA of 3.20, trailing only Brown (3.52), St. Francis-NY (3.43), Harvard (3.39) and MIT (3.36) among CWPA varsity programs. It marks the third time in the past five seasons the Colonials have had a 3.0 team GPA or better.

The CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team honors both varsity and club student-athletes who have achieved grade-point averages of 3.2 or higher and competed during the 2010 men's season.

Sophomore goalkeeper Cameron Illes, who posted the third-highest single-season saves total in GW history with 267 in 2010, earned outstanding status with a grade-point average between 3.71 and 4.0 for the second consecutive season. He was joined in the outstanding category by teammates Adam Streeter and Mike Mazzara, who also earned recognition in the excellent category with a GPA between 3.2 and 3.4 in 2009.

Sophomores John Paul Bezerra and Guy Helman and freshman Paul Deasey received excellent status with GPAs between 3.2 and 3.4. Bezerra also earned superior status as a freshman in 2009. Deasey led the Colonials with 36 assists and added 29 goals as a rookie in 2010, while Bezerra (17g/24a) and Helman (12g/27a) finished their second seasons with 41 and 39 points, respectively

GW posted a 9-20 overall record and placed sixth at the Southern Division Championship in 2010. The Colonials have nine letterwinners slated to return for 2011.



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