• Referee Availability Forms Due by August 1
    July 31, 2008
    The 2008 Referee Availability forms are due back to the league office on Friday, August 1. Referees are asked to review the form in either PDF or Microsoft Excel format and forward their availability back to Director of Officials Tom Tracey via email or fax.
  • 2008 Women's Collegiate Club All-America Team Released
    July 30, 2008
    The Collegiate Water Polo Association has announced the 2008 Women's Collegiate Club All-America Team. California Polytechnic State University's Sarah Ur, the Most Valuable Player of the National Collegiate Club Championship for leading her team to the 2008 National Championship, earned Player of the Year honors. The University of Oregon, Notre Dame University and California Polytechnic led the All-America teams with four honorees each.
  • CWPA Hall of Famer Betsey Armstrong Featured on Yahoo Video
    July 30, 2008
    2008 CWPA Hall of Fame inductee and United States Olympic team starting goalie Betsey Armstrong is featured with teammate Heather Petri on Yahoo.com's video service, Y!Video, in preparation of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
  • Bucknell Receives National Diversity in Athletics Award
    July 29, 2008
    The NCAA has presented the Bucknell University Department of Athletics and Recreation with a Diversity in Athletics Award. Bucknell was one of seven schools recognized for “Gender Equity Compliance,” which is one of eight categories of diversity success stories highlighted by the NCAA, with research supplied by the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport at Texas A&M University.
  • Hopkins' Sean McCreery Named 2007 Division III Player of the Year
    July 29, 2008
    Johns Hopkins University's Sean McCreery picked up his third Division III Player of the Year award as he was recognized for his play during the 2007 season. A 2006 and 2007 All-America first team selection, he led the Blue Jays with 93 goals this season. He finished his career with 310 goals, ranking him fourth in program history. He also owns three of the top-four single season goal totals in JHU history. In his four seasons, the Blue Jays posted a 73-53 record with three Division III Eastern Championships.
  • CWPA Seeks Freelance Publication Artwork
    July 27, 2008
    The CWPA has an ongoing need for artwork and invites interested artists to submit examples of their portfolio. Artists will receive compensation for all designs selected for use by the CWPA. For more information, contact the office at 610-277-6787.
  • Harvard Announces 2008 Men's Schedule
    July 25, 2008
    The 2008 schedule for the Harvard men’s water polo team has been released and the Crimson is slated to play seven dual regular-season games and in three tournaments, including its semi-annual California trip for the Claremont Convergence.
  • NCAA Releases 2008-10 Water Polo Rules Changes & Points of Emphasis
    July 24, 2008
    The National Collegiate Athletic Association has released the rules changes and points of emphasis from the organization's 2008-10 men's and women's water polo rule book. Copies of the 2008-10 Rule Book are available at the NCAA site, www.ncaapublications.com.
  • Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Releases 2008 Women's All-Academic Team
    July 23, 2008
    65 CWPA athletes were honored by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches on the organiation's All-America Academic Team. In addition, eight CWPA programs were honored with Team Awards, including Harvard University which led the nation with a 3.40 grade point average.
  • Indiana Signs Five Student-Athletes to National Letter of Intent
    July 22, 2008
    Indiana University head water polo coach Barry King has announced the addition of five new players for the 2009 season. The class includes Hanna Eimstad (Portland, Ore), Kristin Harmidy (Kirkland, Quebec, Canada), Sara Joseph (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.), Jakie Köhli (Burnaby, B.C., Canada) and Allison Silver (Mountain View, Calif.). All five will be freshmen entering the upcoming season.
  • Betsey Armstrong Posts July 16 New York Times Rings Blog Entry
    July 20, 2008
    United States National Team goalie and 2008 Collegiate Water Polo Association Hall of Fame inductee Betsey Armstrong posted her latest entry (July 16) for the New York Times Rings blog.
  • CWPA Releases 2008 Men's Season Referee Availability Form
    July 18, 2008
    The Collegiate Water Polo Association office has released the 2008 Men's Season Referee Availability form. Referees are asked to review the form in either PDF or Microsoft Excel format and forward their availability back to the league office as soon as possible.
  • Iona's Chris Vidale Named to Trinidad & Tobago National Team for Caribbean Island Swimming Championships
    July 17, 2008
    Former Iona College men's water polo standout Chris Vidale has earned a spot on the national team for Trinidad and Tobago and will compete in the Caribbean Island Swimming Championships from July 17-23.
  • Fordham University to Host 2008 Men's Division II Eastern Tournament
    July 15, 2008
    For the Collegiate Water Polo Association’s varsity Division II teams, the road to the 2008 Division II Eastern Championship goes through Fordham University as the Rams will serve as host of the championship tournament on Saturday, October 25.
  • Johns Hopkins University to Host 2008 Men's Division III Eastern Championship
    July 11, 2008
    Johns Hopkins University will serve as host of the 2008 Division III Eastern Championship on October 25-26. The Blue Jays will square off with Collegiate Water Polo Association rivals Connecticut College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University-Behrend College and Washington & Jefferson College to decide which small college program is the best in the East.
  • CWPA Releases 2008 Men's Varsity Northern Division Schedule
    July 10, 2008
    The Collegiate Water Polo Association office has announced the 2008 Men's Varsity Northern Division schedule as Saint Francis College (N.Y.), Queens College, Brown University, Connecticut College, Fordham University, Harvard University, Iona College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology will battle it out for one of four berths to the Eastern Championship.
  • CWPA Releases 2008 Men's Varsity Southern Division-Eastern Region Schedule
    July 10, 2008
    The Collegiate Water Polo Association office has announced the 2008 Men's Varsity Southern Division-Eastern Region schedule for Bucknell University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University and the United States Naval Academy. .
  • CWPA Announces 2008 Men's Varsity Southern Division-Western Region Schedule
    July 10, 2008
    The Collegiate Water Polo Association office has announced the 2008 Men's Varsity Southern Division-Western Region schedule for Gannon University, Mercyhurst College, Penn State University-Behrend College, Salem International University and Washington & Jefferson College.
  • United States Naval Academy to Host 2008 Men's Eastern Championship on November 21-23
    July 09, 2008
    The two-time defending conference champion will have home pool advantage on November 21-23 as the United States Naval Academy will serve as host of the 2008 CWPA Eastern Championship in Annapolis with an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship at stake.
  • Brown's Felix Mercado Elected to CWPA Board of Directors
    July 08, 2008
    Brown University Head Water Polo Coach Felix Mercado was elected to the Collegiate Water Polo Association Board of Directors at the organization’s annual meeting on June 4. The seven-member Board of Directors is charged with enforcing the rules and guidelines of the CWPA established by the league membership. The election marks Mercado’s second governing body selection this year as he was appointed to the NCAA Men's Water Polo Committee in February.
  • Navy Announces Class of 2012 & 2008 Schedule
    July 07, 2008
    Twenty prospects from eight states are among the newcomers to the Navy water polo program's Class of 2012, which reported for Plebe Summer and the Naval Academy's "Induction Day" on July 2. The Midshipmen will open the season on September 6-7 with the Navy Open at home in Annapolis.
  • Former Hartwick Standout Bronwen Knox Named to Australia Olympic Team
    July 03, 2008
    Former Hartwick College standout Bronwen Knox will be heading to Beijing, China for the upcoming 2008 Summer Olympics as Australia revealed its women's water polo roster.
  • Bucknell University Names Paul Rave Assistant Coach
    July 02, 2008
    Bucknell University has announced the hiring of former UC Santa Barbara standout Paul Rave as assistant coach for both Bison squads. Rave was the interim head women’s water polo coach at his alma mater this past spring, leading the Gauchos against a schedule that featured 22 nationally ranked teams.
  • Betsey Armstrong Named to 2008 U.S. Olympic Team
    July 01, 2008
    USA Water Polo announced on June 30 the U.S. Olympic Teams for Men's and Women's Water Polo that will compete at the upcoming Summer Games in Beijing, China starting August 8. Anchoring the women's team in goal is 2008 CWPA Hall of Fame inductee Betsey Armstrong.
  • Betsey Armstrong Posts June 26 Olympic Blog for New York Times
    June 30, 2008
    2008 CWPA Hall of Fame inductee Betsey Armstrong, the goalkeeper for the U.S.A. women’s water polo team, discusses the team's return from Greece and preparations for Australia in her June 26 New York Times blog posting.
  • CWPA Announces 2008 Sports Information Directors of the Year
    June 27, 2008
    The Collegiate Water Polo Association has announced the selection of Chris Forman (United States Naval Academy), Chris Hatfield (Brown University), Ryan Sosin (University of Michigan), Todd Merriett (Bucknell University) and John Gilger (Hartwick College) as the 2008 CWPA Sports Information Directors of the Year.
  • CWPA Announces 2008 Officials' Awards
    June 25, 2008
    Alex Stankevitch, Eddie Ajuz and Michelle Woods were honored as the Referee of the Year, Most Improved Referee and Rookie of the Year by their fellow officials, respectively.
  • University of Maryland Recruits Earn Florida Player of the Year Awards
    June 24, 2008
    A pair of incoming University of Maryland water polo recruits claimed a stranglehold on prep postseason awards in South Florida to culminate their high school careers. Elina Goldenberg of Sunrise, Fla., was named Girls Water Polo Player of the Year by the South Florida Sun Sentinel, and Shelby Reyes of Miami, Fla., earned similar honors from the Miami Herald. Both will play for the Terrapins in the fall.
  • Hartwick College's Bronwen Knox Featured on NBCOlympics.com
    June 23, 2008
    Former Hartwick College standout and Team Australia member Bronwen Knox is among of list of athletes featured on the official website of the Olympic games, NBCOlympics.com.
  • US National Team Goalie Betsey Armstrong Blogs for New York Times
    June 21, 2008
    US National Team goalie and 2008 CWPA Hall of Fame inductee Betsey Armstrong is writing occasional posts for the New York Times Rings blog in the buildup to the Olympics. This week, she talks about the end of the 2008 FINA World League Super Final.
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