GW Men's Water Polo Breaks Into National Rankings at No. 19
Colonials Ranked in Top 20 for First Time Since 2008
Sept. 25, 2013
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. - Following a successful weekend with a pair of marquee wins over Southern Division opponents, the George Washington men's water polo team moved into the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Varsity Top 20 national rankings at No. 19 on Wednesday.
The Colonials cracked the Top 20 for the first time since the 2008 preseason poll, when they were ranked 18th.
GW is one of five CWPA programs ranked in the current Top 20 along with No. 11 Princeton, No. 16 St. Francis (N.Y.), No. 17 Brown and No. 20 Johns Hopkins. Fellow CWPA rivals Bucknell, Harvard and Navy are also receiving votes in the poll.
GW upset then-No. 18 Bucknell, 15-14, on Saturday, then knocked off Navy for the first time in over a decade, 14-13, on Sunday. At 8-2 overall and 2-1 in the Southern Division, the Colonials are off to their best start in Head Coach Scott Reed's 15-year tenure. The offense, behind senior Daniel Tyner (28 goals) and junior Ridvan Pehlivan (23), is averaging 14.1 goals per game.
The Colonials host 20th-ranked Johns Hopkins on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Charles E. Smith Center Pool in their final home game of the season.
Men's Water Polo Makes History on NCAA Run
George Washington men's water polo reached new heights this season with its first conference title and NCAA Tournament berth.
Men's Water Polo Falls in NCAA Thriller
Making its NCAA Tournament debut, George Washington men’s water polo came up short Saturday afternoon against Harvard in a 15-13 overtime slugfest at...
Seniors Savor Men's Water Polo Turnaround
Not long ago, Pierce Deamer’s top water polo goal was to win a game at Charles E. Smith Center Pool. The GW center knew his team needed to be able to...
Men's Water Polo Claims First MAWPC Title, NCAA Bid
For the first time in program history, George Washington men’s water polo celebrated a conference championship Sunday.
Colonial of the Week Presented by Capgemini: Andrew Mavis
Mavis helped George Washington men's water polo claim its first conference title last weekend, posting 10 goals over three wins at the Mid-Atlantic Water...
Men's Water Polo Headed Back to MAWPC Final
Andrew Mavis scored with five seconds left in overtime to lift George Washington men's water polo to a thrilling 16-15 win over Fordham on Saturday in a Mid-...
Men's Water Polo Downs Gannon to Advance at MAWPC Championship
Andrew Mavis scored two of his team-high three goals in the final quarter to help George Washington men's water polo hold off Gannon, 10-7, on Friday in a...
Destici, Mavis Named to All-MAWPC First Team
George Washington's Atakan Destici and Andrew Mavis were selected to the All-Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference-East First Team on Friday.