GW's Bogdan Petkovic Named Southern Division Co-Player of the Week

Bogdan Petkovic earns his first career Player of the Week award.

Sept. 19, 2013

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. - GW men's water polo sophomore Bogdan Petkovic was named CWPA Southern Division Co-Player of the Week for games played Sept. 9-15, the conference announced on Thursday.

Petkovic led the Colonials to a 2-1 showing at the Princeton Invitational with eight goals, 12 points, 11 steals and six field blocks - all team highs. His eight goals came on 16 shots for an efficient .500 shooting percentage.

Petkovic opened the weekend with two goals, four steals and two field blocks against No. 16 Santa Clara, then following with five goals and three steals in a 16-8 win over Iona. The Belgrade, Serbia, native finished the weekend with another outstanding all-around performance, tallying on goal, four assists, four steals and three field blocks in GW's first win over Harvard since 2009. His lone goal against the Crimson came with one second left in the first half which gave the Colonials a 5-2 lead and momentum heading into the second half.

For the season, Petkovic leads GW with 17 steals and 10 field blocks and ranks second on the team with 15 goals and 25 points.

The award marks the first Player of the Week honor for Petkovic in his career, but the 2012 honorable mention All-American was twice named Rookie of the Week last season. Petkovic shares this week's award with Mercyhurst's Brett Luehmann.

Petkovic is the second Colonial to be named Player of the Week in as many weeks, as senior Daniel Tyner earned the season's first award last Wednesday.

Petkovic and the Colonials return to the pool this weekend when they host three Southern Division rivals at the Smith Center Pool, facing No. 18 Bucknell on Saturday at 8 p.m., Navy on Sunday at 11 a.m. and No. 13 Princeton at 3 p.m. At 6-1, GW is off to its best start in Head Coach Scott Reed's 15-year tenure.



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