GW Men's Water Polo's Dowd, Dillon Earn Southern Division Weekly Awards

Senior Connor Dillon was named Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week for the third time in his career.


Oct. 8, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. - George Washington men's water polo seniors Jonah Dowd and Connor Dillon were named Southern Division Player and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, for the week ending Oct. 4, the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) has announced.

Dowd scored a team-high 11 goals in five games on GW's California trip and added eight steals, three ejections drawn, one assist and one field block. He scored a season-high four goals to go with a pair of steals at Redlands in the first game of the week. His fourth goal tied the game late in the fourth quarter before the Bulldogs scored twice to secure the 12-11 victory. The native of Claremont, California, also notched a pair of hat tricks on the first day of the Gary Troyer Memorial Tournament in his hometown, including three goals and a season-high five steals against Chapman.

Dowd earns his first Player of the Week award of the season and the second of his career after also garnering the honor exactly two years ago for his play on GW's 2013 West Coast swing. Dowd is also the first Colonial to be named Southern Division Player of the Week since former teammate Brian Mojica on Sept. 10, 2014.

Dillon totaled 22 saves and six steals in GW's five games in California. He opened the week with seven saves and two steals against nine goals allowed in three quarters at Redlands, then had another seven saves plus an assist in GW's 12-11 loss to Cal Lutheran. The Los Gatos, California, native closed the week with eight saves and a career-high-tying four steals at Pomona-Pitzer.

Dillon is the second Colonial to be named Defensive Player of the Week this season, joining freshman Matt Taylor, who won the season's first award. The accolade is the third of Dillon's career, as he was also honored twice as a sophomore in 2013.



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