BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Ali Arat (Gr., Istanbul, Turkey/Sisli Terakki Secondary/Koc University) of Fordham University totaled nine goals, four steals and two blocks at the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Northern Division Championship to power the Rams to a third place finish and earn the November 8 Northern Division Player of the Week award.
He opened the tournament with two goals and a steal in an 8-5 victory over Harvard University to clinch a berth in the CWPA Eastern Championship set for November 19-21. Following a one goal and one assist performance against No. 14 St. Francis College in an 11-7 semifinal loss, he concluded the weekend with six goals, two steals and an assist in a 9-8 victory over the host Engineers of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The team leader ini goals (88) and points (99), his 88 goals rank second on the school's single-season record board behind only Ned Kelly's 112 markers in 1971.
November 8 Northern Division Player of the Week Honor Roll: Gordon Hood (Brown University), Bosko Stankovic (St. Francis College)