Johns Hopkins Takes Over #1 Spot in Division III Poll

Senior <b>Josh Kratz</b> has scored a career-high 55 goals so far this season.
Senior Josh Kratz has scored a career-high 55 goals so far this season.


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Nov. 20, 2008

BALTIMORE, MD - The Johns Hopkins water polo team took over the top spot in the Division III poll on Wednesday as the Blue Jays prepare for the CWPA Eastern Championship. Hopkins received 95 points to edge out Redlands for the #1 spot for the first time since Oct. 3, 2007.

Hopkins (16-15) is led by seniors Alex Bond (North Wales, PA/Germantown Academy), Josh Kratz (Lansdale, PA/North Penn) and Chris Hutchens (Granite Bay, CA/Bellarmine Prep). Kratz ranks second on the team in points (94), goals (55) and ejections drawn (27). He is tied with Bond for the team lead in assists with 39. He ranks 22nd in the nation, among all divisions, in goals scored this season. Bond is the Blue Jays leader on defense, often guarding the opponent's best player. He's tallied 60 points on the season with 21 goals and 39 assists.

Hutchens has been a standout in goal for Hopkins this season, notching 269 saves and a team-best 43 steals. He ranks third in the nation, among all divisions, in saves.

The CWPA Eastern Championship is set to be played at Navy on Nov. 21-23, with the winner earning the league's automatic bid for the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 6-7 at Stanford University. Eight teams will converge on Annapolis, beginning with the quarterfinal round on Friday in Lejeune Hall. Hopkins, seeded fifth, will take on fourth-seeded Brown at 12:30 on Friday. The Blue Jays and the Bears met earlier this season, with Brown taking a close 12-11 victory. Brown just holds an edge in the all-time series, 6-5.



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