Reed Named CWPA Southern Division Coach of the Year

Nov. 17, 2007

CAMBRIDGE, MA - George Washington men's water polo coach Scott Reed was tabbed the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division Coach of the Year the league announced at the Eastern Championships tournament at Harvard University on Friday.

Junior David Zenk was named to the Southern Division First Team, while senior goalkeeper Chris Whittam and redshirt junior Nick Eddy were selected to the second team.

The Coach of the Year award is Reed's first in nine seasons with the GW men's program. Reed led GW to a third-place finish at the Southern Division Championships and its first-ever appearance in the Eastern Championship semifinals this fall. The Colonials, who face No. 10 Navy in the Eastern semifinals Saturday night, are 11-17 overall this season, which includes 11 losses decided by two goals or less against Top 20 opponents. Reed was tabbed Southern Division Coach of the Year with the Colonials women's team in 2002.

Zenk, a driver, leads GW and is among the national leaders with 92 points on 51 goals and 41 assists this season. Zenk also leads the Colonials with 83 steals and program-record 91 swim-offs won this fall. He already is the program's leader with 211 career swim-offs won, ranks second with 222 career steals and has 261 career points (139 goals/122 assists).

Whittam earns All-South Second Team honors for the second straight season after racking up 273 blocks this fall, the second highest single-season total in program history. Whittam was twice named CWPA Southern Division Player of the Week this season, including the most recent award on Nov. 7 following his 13-save effort in leading GW over No. 17 Bucknell for its first berth in the Eastern Championships since 2003.

Eddy, who missed the 2006 season due to injury, is GW's second leading scorer with 72 points on 48 goals and 24 assists this fall. Eddy paced the Colonials with four points (2g/2a) in Friday's 8-3 victory over No. 17 Brown in an Eastern Championships quarterfinal match.

 

 

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