LOS ANGELES - David Morton
of the ninth-ranked UC San Diego men's water polo team earned Western Water Polo Association Player of the Week honors for the week of September 29 to October 4, it was announced Wednesday.
Morton, a senior from Salinas, Calif., stopped 41 shots over the weekend at the Socal Tournament. He led the Tritons to a ninth place finish and a 3-1 record on the weekend.
He saved a season-high 15 shots in UCSD's 9-5 win over WWPA-rival Loyola Marymount and then tallied 12 saves in the Tritons' 11-10 victory over UC Davis in the ninth-place match. UCSD handed UCD and LMU their first losses in WWPA competition this season.
The Tritons have the highest win-percentage in the WWPA (.786) and hold the second-most wins (9) in conference play. UCSD will host No. 2 Cal at Canyonview Pool on Sunday at noon.
Morton became UCSD's all-time career saves leader during the Triton Invitational on September 4 and has stopped 137 shots so far this season. He currently has 948 stops over his four-year Triton career, 101 saves ahead of second-place Duncan Millar's career total of 847.
Morton is the second Triton player this season to earn the WWPA Player of the Week award. Graham Saber
earned the distinction on September 14.