GHS grad Matt Fraser excels on Johns Hopkins water polo team

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Matt Fraser, a 2013 Greenwich High School graduate, enjoyed a standout freshman season for the Johns Hopkins University water polo team. Contributed photo.

Matt Fraser, a 2013 Greenwich High School graduate, enjoyed a standout freshman season for the Johns Hopkins University water polo team. Contributed photo.

Greenwich High School graduate Matt Fraser had a memorable freshman season for the Johns Hopkins University water polo team.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound driver was selected to the Collegiate Water Polo Association All-South team on Friday, earning Second Team honors. He is one of just two freshmen named to the CWPA All-South squad.

Fraser, didn’t waste any time in making an impact as a freshman. He earned CWPA Southern Division Rookie of the Week honors four times this fall. He ended the season as Johns Hopkins leader in ejections drawn (76), ranked second on the team in steals (30) and ranked third in goals (52), assists (26) and points (78).

Fraser’s 78 points are the most by a freshman in Johns Hopkins history. All-American Alex Whittam had the previous mark (77) in 2009. The talented Fraser recorded seven hat tricks, had two five-goal games and was the team’s leading scorer eight times this season. Johns Hopkins finished its 2013 season this past weekend, placing ninth at the Collegiate Water Polo Association Championship. The Blue Jays finished the season 21-10.

While at Greenwich High, Fraser earned First Team honors on the Zone One Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association All-America Team his junior and senior year. He registered 86 goals in 26 games his senior season for the Cardinals.

Dave Fierro

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