GW Men's Water Polo's Jonah Dowd Named Southern Division Player of the Week
Sophomore Recorded Nine Goals, Eight Steals on California Trip
Oct. 8, 2013
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. - George Washington men's water polo sophomore Jonah Dowd was named CWPA Southern Division Player of the Week for games played Sept. 30-Oct. 6, the league announced on Tuesday.
Starting in place of an injured Brian Mojica, Dowd stepped up for the Colonials, tallying 12 points on nine goals and three assists and adding eight steals, four sprints won, three ejections drawn and a field block in five games in Southern California. He needed just 14 shots to score his nine goals for a .643 shooting percentage, and five of his tallies came on extra-man opportunities.
Dowd's best game of the weekend came against Division III No. 5 California Lutheran, when he scored a career-high five goals on five shots and added an assist to match his career best with six points. In GW's 14-12 win over Fresno Pacific in his hometown of Claremont, Calif., the sophomore tallied four points on two goals and two helpers. Dowd also recorded four steals and won three sprints in the first game of the weekend at California Baptist.
For the season, Dowd has 15 goals and 23 points, and he ranks second on the team with 20 steals and seven man-up goals. In addition, his .577 shooting percentage is tops on the squad among players with at least 25 shots.
The Player of the Week award is the first weekly honor of Dowd's career. A GW student-athlete has been named Player of the Week four times in five weeks of the 2013 campaign, as senior Daniel Tyner garnered the accolade on Sept. 11 and Sept. 25 and sophomore Bogdan Petkovic received it on Sept. 19. In addition, sophomore Connor Dillon has been named the league's Defensive Player of the Week twice this season.
Dowd and the Colonials return to action on Saturday when they visit Southern Division rival Bucknell at 4:30 p.m. GW defeated the Bison, 15-14, on Sept. 21 at the Smith Center.