Men's Water Polo

Murat Ersoz Named SCIAC Athlete of the Week

Murat Ersoz Named SCIAC Athlete of the Week

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Athletes of the Week

WHITTIER, Calif. – Junior Murat Ersoz (Istanbul, Turkey) was announced Tuesday by the conference office as the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Athlete of the Week in the third week of voting.

Murat earns this recognition for the second time in three weeks and has proven to be one of the top goalies in the conference. 

Despite a 1-3 week, Ersoz was effective for Whittier between the posts. The junior net-minder from Istanbul, Turkey played 128 minutes for the Poets and collected 33 saves with 12 each coming against Harvard and George Washington. Whittier defeated No. 18 California Baptist, 12-11 in an upset, while picking up narrow defeats to George Washington (9-8) and Harvard (10-9), as well as a 13-2 loss to USC.

Whittier opens up SCIAC competition this Saturday, September 22 when they host Caltech beginning at 11:00am.