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Wilson Named MAWPC Defensive Player of the Week

Oct. 11, 2017

BRIDGEPORT, PA – Johns Hopkins senior John Wilson has been named the Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance last weekend.

John Wilson led the Blue Jays with 54 saves, three assists, and seven steals to finish 3-1 against four of the top Division III teams in the nation at the Gary Troyer Memorial Tournament. It is his second weekly honor this season and fifth of his career.

Wilson made 13 saves and added two steals and two assists in a 11-10 loss to sixth-ranked Redlands on Friday. Later that afternoon, he posted 11 saves in a 14-13 overtime win at fifth-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. In the win, Wilson became the first goalie in program history to surpass 700 career saves.

Wilson tied a Hopkins school single-game saves record with 24 in a 17-10 victory over top-ranked Whittier on Saturday morning. He also added two steals and an assist in the big victory. He finished the weekend with six saves and three steals in JHU’s 17-13 win over ninth-ranked La Verne.

Hopkins returns to action this weekend in Cambridge, MA at both the Harvard Invitational and the CWPA Division III Eastern Championship. Hopkins will take on host Harvard at 7:30 pm on Friday.