BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Princeton University's Kurt Buchbinder (Long Beach, Calif./The Chadwick School) scored four goals on six shots in the No. 17-ranked Tigers' three wins to claim the 2010 Southern Division Championship and the No. 1 position at the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Eastern Championship. For his performance, Buchbinder earned notice as the November 8 Southern Division Rookie of the Week.
He scored a pair of goals in a 13-4 opening round victory against Gannon University as Princeton, the defending CWPA Eastern Champion, earned a berth to the 2010 tournament. He added another pair of markers in a 9-6 victory over Johns Hopkins University, while aiding the Tigers' offense in an 8-6 victory over Bucknell University in clinching the Southern Division title.
In addition to his goals, Buchbinder contributed four assists and three steals during the weekend as the Tigers will continue the season on November 19-21 at Bucknell for the CWPA Eastern Championship.
November 8 Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week Honor Roll: Alex Nowlin (Bucknell University)