Navy’s Isaac Salinas Named Rookie of the Week
Isaac Salinas, freshman attacker of the Navy water polo team, was named the CWPA Rookie of the Week on Tuesday.
The Collegiate Water Polo Association awarded Salinas for his outstanding performance during the Labor Day weekend’s Navy Open. The 6’1″, 175-pounder from Spring City, Pennsylvania scored a total of nine points on six goals and three assists in the season opening tournament.
In his first collegiate appearance, Salinas scored two goals, including the game-winner, in Navy’s victory against the Iona Gaels on Saturday morning. Then, in a late afternoon exhibition against Lindenwood, the freshman scored another goal in the 12-12 tie.
On Sunday, Salinas completed his first hat trick against the 13th ranked Princeton Tigers. Although Navy would fall to Princeton 15-9, Salinas ended the contest with five points (three goals, two assists).
When Navy beat the Fordham Rams 8-7 Sunday afternoon, Salinas added two points to his Navy Open total.
Next up for the Navy water polo team is the two-day Princeton Invitational this weekend. The Midshipmen will face Air Force, Harvard and Stanford in New Jersey.