Cheney and Tasman Named to CWPA All-Conference Teams

Senior Craig Cheney, Sophomore Ory Tasman
Senior Craig Cheney, Sophomore Ory Tasman

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. Two members of the MIT water polo team were named to the 2013 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Northern Division All-Conference on Friday afternoon. Senior Craig Cheney (Sherwood, Ore.) was tabbed to first team for the third consecutive year, while sophomore Ory Tasman (Orlando, Fla.) was named to the second team for the second year in a row.

So far this season, Cheney has scored 42 goals, which is good for second on the team. He is also second with his 23 assists and 32 ejections drawn, while his impressive 63 steals puts him first among the Engineers. He has received All-Conference honors each year that he has been at MIT, being tabbed to the first team for each of the last three years and appearing on the second team as a freshman, while also being named Rookie of the Year following a strong first season on the team.

Tasman is currently first on the team with his 57 goals, tied for second with 46 steals and third with 15 ejections drawn. Earlier this month, he was named the CWPA Player of the Week for the first time in his career following a 2-1 weekend at home where he scored a total of seven goals and added two assists, four steals, two field blocks and two offensive fouls. He was named second team All-Conference last year as a freshman.

MIT begins its final weekend of competition today at the CWPA Championships, which will take place at Brown University through Sunday, Nov. 24. Tech will face Mercyhurst University at 11:20 a.m. to start the day off. The rest of the Engineers' opponents will be decided depending on the outcome of that game.