Claremont, Calif. (October 17, 2017)—The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) named Pitzer College senior and Sagehens Men’s Water Polo goalkeeper Daniel Diemer ’18 and Men’s Cross Country runner Andy Reischling (PO’19) Athletes of the Week after the two Sagehens’ remarkable seven-day runs.
Diemer led the No. 19 ranked Sagehens to a 4-1 week and went 3-1 in the Harvard Tournament last weekend, with the only loss of the week coming to No. 14 Harvard at their home pool. In a performance SCIAC deemed “tremendous,” Diemer tallied 45 saves in his last five games, including 16 saves in the Sagehens’ upset win over No. 15 Brown. With 112 saves through October 11, Diemer ranks fourth among SCIAC’s top goalies. Last year, Diemer helped lead the team to a SCIAC Postseason Tournament Championship. Pomona-Pitzer is 13-9 this season with eight of those losses against ranked opponents. Diemer is majoring in computer science.
Reischling, a junior at Pomona College, led the No. 5 ranked Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Cross Country team to a third place finish in the Principia Cowbell Pre-Nationals Meet on Saturday afternoon with the Sagehens trailing only the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country. Reischling took fourth place overall with a time of 24:56.65.
Up next: Men’s Water Polo plays at Cal Lutheran and Caltech on October 19. Men’s Cross Country will compete at the SCIAC Championships on October 28.
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.