Athletes of the Week
Men's Water Polo
Dejan Novakovic went on an offensive tear this week, scoring 19 goals to lead the Kingsmen to a 4-2 showing as the two losses were against scholarship schools. In the SCIAC opener on Wednesday against Occidental, Novakovic scored a pair in limited action as the Kingsmen cruised to a 20-12 victory over the Tigers. Thursday against Division II Mercyhurst he led all players with three goals, adding an assist, a drawn ejection and a pair of steals. At the Gary Troyer Tournament the senior scored 14 goals. He led all players against Penn State Behrend with four goals and five steals and recorded a field block. In a tough game against Division I Iona, Novakovic netted three and tallied his second field block of the day. On the final day of the tournament, the Palm Desert, Calif. native exploded for six goals against Washington & Jefferson, tying a season high. He earned his third field block in as many games and added a drawn ejection and a steal. In a defensive battle with No. 4 Division I UC Irvine, he netted a goal, drew and ejection and came away with a steal to round out his record week.
Romello Goodman produced 197 yards of total offense for the Kingsmen in a 45-35 victory over conference rival Redlands Saturday night. The freshman running back scurried for 182 yards on 35 carries, including one touchdown. His longest run was 29 yards. Additionally, he caught three passes for 15 yards.
Taylor Will led the Regals to a 3-0 week as CLU remains undefeated at 8-0 in SCIAC play. Will scored the first and ultimate game winner in the 15th minute against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Wednesday. She took three total shots in the contest. Saturday she came back against La Verne to be a playmaker, firing off a pair of shots and setting up numerous other opportunities for the Regals in 62 minutes of action during a 2-1 victory. Sunday, she finished her weekend with a first half hat-trick against Austin College. The sophomore, again scoring the ultimate game winner early in the contest, put the ball into the left bottom corner of the net in the 6th minute. She came back to score on a breakaway 10 minutes later and completed the offensive outpouring in the 24th minute on a cross. Will has 10 goals on the season. Her final goal on Sunday broke her into the CLU Top Ten in career goals with 29.