Men's Water Polo Inks All-American Cray Rogers for 2008
May 8, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC - George Washington men's water polo head coach Scott Reed has announced that Cray Rogers (Newberg, OR/Newberg) has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the nationally ranked Colonials beginning in 2008.
A 2007 first team All-America selection by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA), Rogers has helped Newberg High School to three consecutive Oregon state championships from 2005-2007. As a senior this past season, Rogers was named MVP of the Pacific Conference with a team-leading 128 goals and 102 steals and led the Tigers to a 35-2 overall record and state title.
The three-time Oregon All-State pick was also named a USA Water Polo Academic All-American in 2007 and Top 40 selection at the USA Water Polo Men's Youth National Zone Championship last May. He helped the Chehalem Water Polo club team to a Top 10 finish at the 2007 USA Water Polo Junior Olympics after a 17th place showing in 2006 and 14th place finish in 2005.
Cray will join his older brother Rick on the men's water polo team. Rick, who also competes on the Colonials' swim team, had 11 goals and 11 assists in 29 games played in 2007.
GW finished the 2007 season ranked No. 17 in the CWPA National Top 20 after placing third at the Eastern Championships in November, the program's best finish at the event. The Colonials finished the 2007 season 12-18 overall, with three victories against Top 20 foes and 11 losses by two goals or less to Top 20 teams.