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Week One District Player of the Week Awards

The Michigan Water Polo Association (MWPA) has announced their week one District Players of the Week for the first time in Association History.

Only the girls side received awards as only one boys competition took place during this period of time.

District 1 - Rylee Fowler, #8 Zeeland

For the Fighting Zees, Fowler led a shorthanded squad into stiff opening weekend competition. Being the only experienced player available for Dave Vruggink's #8 ranked squad, Fowler had eight goals with six assists to go with 12 steals and five drawn exclusions in three games that included a tangle with state ranked #2 Rockford.

District 2 - Rylee Davis, #2 Rockford

The dynamic Davis played a whopping six games in under 24 hours and led the #2 ranked Rams with 17 goals. Davis also had nine assists and 14 steals. Katie Clarin's Rams played a tight contest with #7 Grandville in their season opener, and topped #8 Zeeland in a strong opening weekend as they finished 5-1.

District 3 - Jenna Manganello, Lake Orion

Manganello and the Dragons played a pair of top seven teams in the state, but undeterred, Manganello led Lake Orion with 11 goals and seven exclusions drawn in just four outings over opening weekend. Kevin Ott's Dragons traveled west and took on #2 Rockford and #7 Grandville on opening night (Friday, March 26) and returned home for a Saturday tilt with Chelsea.

District 4 - Audrey Cook, Saline

Cook served up a gaudy opening weekend in the box scores with 20 goals, most amongst all nominated MWPA players in the face of strong competition. Nathan Barnett's Hornets played #7 Grandville to a 15-9 loss, and turned around and played one of the highest scoring games in recent history, a 28-19 Hornet win over #10 Grand Ledge. Cook also dished out eight helpers, a pair of steals and drew two penalty shots.

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