Harvard head coach Erik Farrar recently announced that two incoming freshmen will join the Crimson mens water polo team for the upcoming fall season. The newcomers, Max Eliot and Antone Martinho, both hail from California and should strengthen a team that finished sixth at the 2008 Northern Division Championship a year ago. They will join a roster of 16 returning players from last years squad as the Crimson will seek to return to the Eastern Championship field this year.
With a 7-6 victory over Canada on July 31, former University of Michigan water polo goalkeeper and 2009 CWPA Hall of Fame inductee Betsey Armstrong led the United States National Team to its third world championship this decade at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy. The stellar performance added a second FINA gold medal to her resumé. Armstrong was steady in the gold medal victory over Canada, turning aside 11 shots.
The Collegiate Water Polo Association will launch a periodic series of articles on out of the ordinary facts and personalities from the sport of water polo on August 3. A mixture of feature stories and more, the series will feature coverage of the sport which falls outside the main stream.
Former Hartwick College player Bronwen Knox tallied four goals on four shots with an exclusion score, two from five meters and a penalty shot, to aid the Australia in a 12-11 loss to the Netherlands in the fifth place game at the 2009 FINA World Championship in Rome, Italy. She concludes the tournament with 13 goals on 24 shots as she factored against Canada (6-6 T), South Africa (23-2 W), New Zealand (14-4 W), Greece (4-3 L), Spain (7-5 W) and the Netherlands.
Monmouth College men's club coach Kurt Niemeier added to his responsibilities as the recent graduate was named head swimming coach at his alma mater. A native of Orland Park, Ill., he guided the Monmouth men's water polo team to the Division III National Collegiate Club Championship the past two seasons.
Former & current Collegiate Water Polo Association athletes Bronwen Knox (Hartwick College) of Australia, Betsey Armstrong '05 (University of Michigan) of the United States and Kirsten Hudson '10 (Hartwick College) of New Zealand factored in their teams' games on July 29 at the 2009 FINA World Championship in Rome, Italy.
Indiana University Cassie & Lauren Wyckoff contributed as the Stanford Red club team captured the 2009 USA Open (20-Over) National Championship in Stockton, Calif. with a 12-11 overtime victory against the New York Athletic Club A team in the title game. The national championship marks the second of the week for Lauren Wyckoff who won the 20-Under title with Stanford Red earlier in the week.
The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA), the largest single sport athletic conference in North America, announces the selection of Monmouth Colleges Joe Moran as the inaugural recipient of the Mens National Collegiate Club Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.
The highest honor bestowed by the league to an active player, the award recognizes the outstanding student-athlete who has achieved success in both the scholastic (3.25 or higher cumulative grade point average) and athletic arenas while possessing a spirit which provides service to the community.
Past and present members of the nationally ranked St. Francis College Mens Water Polo team welcomed some high profile opposition into their home Brooklyn Heights pool in June when the Serbian Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning Oliver Dulic and Deputy Minister Bojan Djuric got in the water for a scrimmage with the team. Minster Dulic was in New York for a meeting at the United Nations and made time to see how some of his fellow countrymen are getting along.
The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) has released the organization's 2009 Women's National Collegiate Club All-America Team. Overall, 39 student-athletes were honored for excellence during the 2009 National Collegiate Club season with 2008 and 2009 National Champion California Polytechnic Institute & State University leading the way with five All-America nods.
The NCAA is currently conducting a poll on www.ncaa.com to determine which sport people are most excited about for the 2009 fall season. Football leads the poll, with volleyball, field hockey, soccer, water polo and cross country closing in. Show your support of the sport and vote polo.
Former Collegiate Water Polo Association student-athletes Bronwen Knox (Hartwick College), Betsey Armstrong (University of Michigan) and Kirsten Hudson (Hartwick College) are currently competing for Australia, the United States and New Zealand at the 2009 FINA World Championship in Rome, Italy.
La Salle Universitys Recreation Department invites applications for the position of Club Head Water Polo Coach. The position requires a competent understanding of the technical aspects of the sport, knowledge and compliance of all Conference/National rules, and the ability to successfully recruit quality student-athletes at the Club Sport level. The Head Coach is required to provide a positive
experience for each student-athlete under his/her supervision.
Indiana University sophomore Lauren Wyckoff scored one goal for the Stanford Red club team in a thrilling 13-10 overtime victory against the Santa Barbara Water Polo Club on July 23 to earn the USA Water Polo Womens 20-Under National Championship in Stockton, Calif. Wyckoff and Stanford Red finished the tournament with a perfect 7-0 record, which included a 12-11 overtime win in the semifinals against the Chino Hills Area Water Polo team.
Brown University recently released the Bears' tentative 2009 men's water polo schedule. The Bears finished 18-11 overall last season and went 7-0 in Northern Division play before finishing second at the Northern Division Championship and advancing to the Eastern Championship semifinals.
Do you want free Collegiate Water Polo Association merchandise? Think you know everything? Love water polo? The Collegiate Water Polo Association has posted the organization's July 26 Trivia Question. Answer correctly and you can win a prize from the league.
The qualifiers for the 2009 Collegiate Water Polo Association Eastern Championship set for November 20-22 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be decided in Boston, Mass. and Lewisburg, Pa. as Harvard University and Bucknell University will serve as hosts of the 2009 Northern & Southern Championships on November 7-8.
The Harvard womens water polo team, coming off a seventh-place finish at the 2009 CWPA Eastern Championships, will welcome an incoming class of three student-athletes. The Crimson finished the 2009 season with a 12-16 record and placed third at the CWPA Northern Division Championships before picking up its first win at the Eastern Championship since 2005.
George Washington University women's water polo alumna Morgan Hooker '07 is featured in Discovery Channel's newest reality show 'The Colony' starting Tuesday, July 21, at 10:00 pm ET. Hooker, who received a bachelor's degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from GW, was one of 10 people who spent two months recreating a sustainable society in a downtown Los Angeles warehouse following a "global catastrophe."
Teams in need of games should check the Collegiate Water Polo Association Tournament & Invitationals page. An on-line resource of dates, locations and contact information for tournaments around the country, the site provides detailed information for teams seeking games or for tournaments seeking teams to interact and exchange information.
Indiana's Kelsey Campbell & Lauren Wyckoff were named recipients of the inaugural Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award. To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must be in at least their second academic year and have earned a minimum GPA of 3.7 for the previous fall and winter semesters.
Carthage College announced the selection of former Washington & Jefferson College standout Sarah Denny as head womens water polo coach. Denny replaces Tom Carroll, who resigned at the end of the 2008-09 academic year. A native of Mundelein, Ill., she graduated from Washington & Jefferson College in 2006 with a bachelors in environmental health. Denny was a four-year member of the Presidents water polo team, played on four-straight Collegiate Division III Tournament teams and was a three-time Collegiate Water Polo Association Scholar-Athlete pick.
NBC Sports and Universal Sports, in cooperation with the International Swimming Federation (FINA), present more than 50 hours of coverage of the 2009 FINA World Aquatics Championships taking place July 17 August 2 from Rome. Coverage of the 13th FINA World Championships covers all disciplines governed by FINA, including swimming, diving, water polo, open water and synchronized swimming events. The planned coverage on Universal Sports and NBC more than triples the amount of broadcast hours for any international aquatics event outside of the Olympic Games.
Michigan's Carrie Stover was named a recipient of the inaugural Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award. To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners in at least their second academic year and have earned a minimum GPA of 3.7 or higher for the previous fall and winter semesters.
Universal Sports will broadcast the 2009 FINA World Water Polo Championships live from Rome on July 25 through August 1. Featuring the world's best players on the sports biggest stage this year for the world championship, the 2009 FINA Championship will be available online at www.universalsports.com/swimming.
Johns Hopkins University's Jamie Neuwirth, former Bucknell University standouts Aaron Platshon and Bradley Roslyn, and Brown University recruit Dean Serure helped the United States team earn the Silver Medal at the 2009 Maccabiah Games in Tel Aviv, Israel last week.
The Collegiate Water Polo announces the addition of the Big Ten club division to the league's membership. In Fall 2009, University of Illinois, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, Purdue University, University of Wisconsin and defending national champion Michigan State University will compete in the Big Ten division with a berth to the National Collegiate Club Championship awarded to the division champion.
Do you want free Collegiate Water Polo Association merchandise? Think you know everything? Love water polo? The Collegiate Water Polo Association has posted the organization's July 19 Trivia Question. Answer correctly and you can win a prize from the league.
Former University of Michigan water polo goalkeeper Betsey Armstrong (2002-05) will once again tend the cage for the United States at the 2009 FINA World Championships, which run July 19-Aug. 2, in Rome, Italy. The four-time All-America selection guided the U.S. squad to a silver medal at the Beijing Olympics last summer. Armstrong and the United States will be defending their crown after claiming gold at the 2007 FINA World Championships in Melbourne, Australia.
Shana Welch, a three-time All-America selection at Michigan, has been named the assistant coach of Harvard University mens and womens water polo. I look forward to Shana making a significant impact in all areas of our program, noted Harvard head coach Erik Farrar.