Claremont, Calif. (November 1, 2016)—For the second time this season, Pitzer College junior and Sagehens Men’s Water Polo goalie Daniel Diemer ’18 has been named Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Men’s Water Polo Player of the Week.
On Saturday October 29, Diemer tallied a career-high 17 saves in an 8-4 win over Redlands and 13 saves in a 14-11 win over La Verne. He shut out the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter to hand Redlands its first loss in the SCIAC this season.
Diemer has 181 saves so far this fall. His stellar saves between the goal posts have helped lead the No. 16 ranked Sagehens to a 16-7 overall record and a perfect 5-0 in conference play.
In September, Diemer earned the SCIAC Men’s Water Polo Athlete of the Week after leading the Sagehens to a tenth-place finish in the Mountain Pacific/NorCal Tournament, which is the highest finish for a Division III school in tournament history. During the tournament, he tallied 11 saves in the Sagehens 8-7 win over No. 8 ranked UC Irvine, which marks the first time the Sagehens have defeated a top-10 ranked opponent. The same day, Diemer stopped four shots in a 9-8 win over Division I opponent Air Force.
Diemer, who is majoring in computer science at Pitzer College, and the entire Men’s Water Polo team will be back in action tomorrow as the Sagehens travel to Thousand Oaks to take on Cal Lutheran.
About Sagehen Athletics
Pitzer College joins with Pomona College to field 21 varsity teams – The Sagehens – that compete in Division III NCAA athletics and as members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). There are 10 men’s and 11 women’s teams: baseball (men), basketball, cross country, football (men), golf, lacrosse (women), soccer, softball (women), swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball (women) and water polo.