Men's Water Polo Athletes of the Week: September 30, 2019

Men's Water Polo Athletes of the Week: September 30, 2019

Offensive Athlete of the Week

Name: Graham Asalone
School: Chapman
Year: Sophomore
Position: Attack
Hometown: Carlsbad, Calif.

Graham Asalone helped Chapman to a 2-0 week that featured a pair of SCIAC wins over Occidental (13-9) and Redlands (13-11). Asalone finished the week with eight goals and eight assists as well as three earned ejections, highlighted by a five-goal effort in the win over the Bulldogs. 

Defensive Athlete of the Week

Name: Murat Ersoz
School: Whittier
Year: Senior
Position: Goalkeeper
Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey

Murat Ersoz of Whittier earned his second weekly honor of the season after helping the Poets to a 2-0 week in SCIAC play that featured wins over Pomona-Pitzer (9-3) and California Lutheran (12-5). Against the Sagehens, Ersoz notched 13 of his 18 saves on the week, before adding another five stops against the Kingsmen. Over the eight quarters played during the week, Whittier held its opponent off the board three times.