Jakie Kohli of Indiana University Claims May 2 Western Division Defensive Player of the Week Honors

Jakie Kohli

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Jakie Kohli (Jr., Burnaby, B.C./Moscrop Secondary) of No. 13 Indiana University recorded seven goals, four assists and nine steals to lead the Hoosiers to the 2011 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Eastern Championship title and claim honors as the May 2 Women's Varsity Western Division Defensive Player of the Week award.

The award marks the third weekly honor of the season for Kohli as she previously claimed notice as the February 28 and April 18 Western Division Defensive Player of the Week.

Playing at home in Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center, she registered nine steals and five field blocks while being a consistent presence on the defensive end of the pool during the CWPA Eastern Championship for the No. 13-nationally ranked Hoosiers.

Against Harvard University in the quarterfinals, she grabbed a team-high three steals with two field blocks, while also scoring a goal and dishing out an assist in the 7-6 win.

She recorded two steals and dominated on the offensive end of the tank with a school-record tying six goals in a 10-9 defeat of No. 12-ranked Hartwick College in the semifinals.

Kohli was key down the stretch versus No. 6-ranked University of Michigan in the title tilt, making timely field blocks and steals to counter multiple Wolverines' rally attempts in the second half of a 5-3 Hoosiers' win.  She finished the game with team-highs in steals (four) and field blocks (three), along with two assists, as Indiana captured its first Eastern title since the 2003 season.

An All-Eastern Tournament first team and All-Western Division second selection, she now has 84 takeaways this season to rank fourth on the IU career steals list with 218.


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