Women's Water Polo
This weekend should be another sunny one, so keep your coat in the closet and you and your friends outdoors before the chilly fall weather starts to set in.
Price doubles goal total in breakout sophomore season.
Sophomore goalie Ariel Dukes posted 246 saves as the women’s water polo team finished 18-16. Last year, Dukes only tallied 193 stops.
Junior attacker Shayna Price provided offensive intensity to the team, finishing second in goals behind her sister, Aisha.
Senior Aisha Price started in 14 women’s soccer games, tallying seven points, last fall before co-captaining the women’s water polo team in the winter and spring. She credits her coaches and Harvard’s Ivy League affiliation for allowing her to compete in two sports.
Several Harvard athletes compete on multiple teams. They would not have it any other way.
Freshman attacker Charlotte Hendrix, shown here in previous action, scored six goals at the CWPA Eastern Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich., over the weekend. The rookie finishes the season third on the team with 65 goals, behind sisters captain Aisha and junior Shayna Price.
After defeating Notre Dame (Ohio) in the first matchup, the Crimson (18-16, 3-3 CWPA) was eliminated from title contention by third-seeded Hartwick. Harvard played two consolation games in the next two days, winning one and losing the next to secure a sixth-place finish.
In a 15-11 win over George Washington, junior Shayna Price led the Harvard women’s water polo team with four goals, as the Crimson earned third-place at the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division tournament. In the squad’s first two games, Price tallied a combined six scores.
In its first weekend of postseason play, the Harvard women’s water polo team entered as the third seed and finished in that same spot.
Competing at the CWPA Southern Division Championships in Providence, the Crimson (16-14, 3-3 CWPA) defeated Mercyhurst but then fell by four goals to Brown in the nightcap.
Athlete of the week Runners-Up for the week of April 8th
Co-captain Aisha Price, shown above in previous action, finished the regular season with 57 goals, 34 assists, and 51 steals, all team-highs. With the postseason remaining she has a shot at besting her 65 goals from last year.