Redlands water polo player honored

Senior center Ryan Floersch of the University of Redlands men’s water polo team was tabbed as the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) Player of the Week.
 
Floersch served a vital role in the Bulldogs’ two wins on the week. In a 19-11 rout of Occidental College on Wednesday evening, he had five goals, an assist, a steal and four ejections drawn. Against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges on Saturday evening, he scored three goals and added one assist, two steals and five ejections drawn in a 9-6 victory.
 
On the season, he has accumulated a single-season program record in ejections drawn with 97, surpassing the previous mark by more than 30. Sean McWhorter ’96 set the previous standard of 63 in 1995.
 
Redlands (14-16, 6-1 SCIAC) travels to Claremont this weekend for the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Championship Tournament. The Maroon and Gray matches up with the University of La Verne in the opening round on Friday at 12:45 p.m. in Claremont McKenna College’s Axelrod Pool.