GW's Illes, Petkovic Earn CWPA Southern Division Weekly Awards
Illes Named Co-Defensive Player of the Week; Petkovic Tabbed Co-Rookie of the Week
Sept. 4, 2012
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. - George Washington senior goalkeeper Cameron Illes was named Southern Division co-Defensive Player of the Week, while freshman Bogdan Petkovic was tabbed co-Rookie of the Week, the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) announced on Tuesday.
Illes recorded 32 saves and allowed just 23 goals in four victories at the season-opening Navy Open last weekend. He finished with a 7.67 goals-against average and a .580 save percentage while adding three assists and six steals in 12 quarters of action over the four games. After recording three saves in the first half against Penn State Behrend on Saturday, the Pittsburgh native stopped a season-high 13 shots in an 11-10 win over Iona. He followed that up with nine saves in a 16-9 win over Notre Dame (Ohio) on Sunday before setting aside seven shots in the first half against Gannon in the finale.
With his performance over the weekend, Illes moved into second place all-time at GW with 817 career saves and now needs just 135 to become the Colonials' record holder.
The award marks the third weekly accolade of Illes' career, as he was named Southern Division Rookie of the Week twice in 2009. He shares this week's honor with Johns Hopkins goalie Erik Hendrikson.
Petkovic had an impressive showing in his inaugural weekend with the Colonials, leading the team with 10 goals and 12 steals and adding six assists for 16 points. His best game occurred against Notre Dame (Ohio) on Sunday, when he scored four goals - including two penalty goals - and added four assists for a team-best eight points along with three steals.
The native of Belgrade, Serbia also tallied four goals in four attempts later in the day against Gannon. Petkovic recorded at least one goal and two steals in all four matches, with a season-high four steals against Iona on Saturday.
The first Colonials player to be named Rookie of the Week since teammate Paul Deasey on Sept. 28, 2010, Petkovic shares the award with countryman Stefan Aleksic of Bucknell.
GW won all four of its matches at the Navy Open, starting the season with a 4-0 mark for the first time since 2006. The Colonials will put their perfect record on the line this weekend at the Princeton Invite, where they will face 2011 national runner-up and preseason No. 2 UCLA, as well as MIT, preseason No. 20 Brown and Fordham.
Men’s Water Polo Set for MAWPC Championship
Coming off a 13-win regular season, the 18th-ranked GW men’s water polo team is set to open play in the Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC)...
#18 Men's Water Polo Closes Regular Season with Win at Navy
The 18th-ranked GW men's water polo team closed regular season play in winning fashion with a 13-9 victory at Navy on Saturday evening.
#18 Men’s Water Polo Edged by Johns Hopkins
The 18th-ranked GW men’s water polo team had its five-game league winning streak snapped on Friday night in a 15-10 defeat at Johns Hopkins.
#18 Men’s Water Polo Closes Regular Season at Hopkins, Navy
The 18th-ranked GW men’s water polo team is set to close its regular season slate with a pair of Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference road clashes this...
Petkovic Named CWPA Mid-Atlantic Player of The Week
Redshirt senior Bogdan Petkovic of the GW men’s water polo team has been named Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Mid-Atlantic Player of the Week...
#17 GW Men’s Water Polo Fires Past Navy, 15-7
The 17th-ranked GW men’s water polo team closed the home portion of its regular season schedule in dominant fashion on Saturday afternoon with a 15-7...
#17 GW Men’s Water Polo Holds off Johns Hopkins, 12-11
Bogdan Petkovic helped lead the 17th-ranked GW men’s water polo team to a 12-11 victory over Johns Hopkins on Senior Night
GW Men's Water Polo Returns to MAWPC Play This Weekend
The Colonials host Johns Hopkins Friday at 7 p.m., Navy Saturday at 3 p.m.