GW's Mojica Named CWPA Southern Division Player of the Week

Senior Brian Mojica earns his first career Player of the Week award.

   

Sept. 10, 2014

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. - George Washington senior Brian Mojica was named Southern Division Player of the Week for the first week of the season, the Collegiate Water Polo Association announced on Wednesday.

Mojica led the Colonials to a 2-1 opening weekend at the Princeton Invitational, including a 19-18 overtime win over No. 12 St. Francis on Sunday evening. The Cerritos, California, native tallied team highs of 14 goals, six assists and six steals in the three games. His 14 goals came on just 20 shots for a torrid .700 shooting percentage, with eight markers in man-up situations.

Mojica opened the weekend with a career-high five goals on six shots and added two assists in GW's 11-10 comeback win over MIT. Four of his five goals came in the second half, including three extra-man markers, as the Colonials rallied for the victory. He followed with five more goals, including four on power plays, as well as three steals in a loss to Harvard before ending the weekend with four goals, four assists and two steals in GW's upset of St. Francis.

With six assists on the weekend, Mojica now has 153 in his career, leaving him five behind David Zenk's all-time program record of 158 set from 2005-08.

The award is the first weekly honor of Mojica's career, and he is the first Colonial to be named Player of the Week since teammate Jonah Dowd on Oct. 8, 2013.

GW's win over No. 12 St. Francis represented the biggest upset in program history. The Colonials return to action this weekend at the Bison Invitational hosted by Bucknell, where they will take on Fordham, Salem International, Penn State-Behrend and Mercyhurst.

 

 

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