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GROVE CITY, Pa. – The 2024 season will be the silver anniversary season for the Grove City College women’s water polo program and the Wolverines are considering this spring to be a golden opportunity. Grove City welcomes back nine letterwinners from last season as the Wolverines look to return to the top of the the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division III ranks.

Senior driver Clarie Lochstet (Ambler, Pa./Upper Dublin) and senior utility Katie Goodwill (Mogadore, Ohio/Kent Roosevelt) will help lead that veteran nucleus in 2024. Lochstet fired in six goals in 2023 while also playing a pivotal part in Grove City’s defensive efforts. She will look to take on a greater offensive role this season.

Goodwill helped Grove City’s women’s swimming and diving squad to the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) title earlier this month. She will contend for a starting spot this year after playing a reserve earlier in her career.

The Wolverines also feature a four-player junior class this year, including the team’s leading returning goal scorer, Kamryn Kerr (East Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids). A two-year starter for Grove City, Kerr fired in 32 goals last year while adding 22 assists. She is regarded as one of the top returning offensive threats in CWPA Division III entering the 2024 campaign.

Junior Riley McCullough (Spring, Texas/Oak Ridge) emerged in 2023 and also returns to the starting lineup. McCullough recorded 10 goals and 10 assists as a sophomore.

Junior driver Sam Logue (Hollister, Calif./San Benito) also returns for her third season at Grove City. Like McCullough, she saw increased playing time in 2023 and will be counted on at both ends of the pool.

Junior center Mikayla Zablocki (Kittanning, Pa./Armstrong) will also compete for a starting spot in 2024 after playing as a reserve in the last two seasons.

Two sophomores return to the starting lineup, goalie Lea Steen (Schaumburg, Ill./Schaumburg) and utility Kiley Sill (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne). Steen took over as Grove City’s starter in goal early in her freshman season and earned six wins. She will be counted on to anchor the Wolverines’ defense again in 2024.

Sill emerged as one of the conference’s top offensive newcomers last year as she compiled 21 goals and 15 assists in 2023. Sill will be again counted on for offensive production in 2024.

Second-year driver Candace Scalise (Clarence, N.Y./Clarence) will compete for a starting spot after seeing action as a reserve during her rookie year.

Head coach Jocelyn Bernhardt also welcomes freshman utility Carolyn Marks (Milford, Ohio/Milford) and freshman utility Shastyn Tihansky (Hazleton, Pa./Hazleton) to the program for 2024.

Grove City opens the season over Spring Break with five games in Ontario, starting with a February 25 game at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. CWPA Division III play begins March 9-10 with four games in Washington, Pa. The Wolverines open the home schedule on Saturday, March 16, against Mercyhurst University.

Release courtesy Grove City College Athletics Communications

Collegiate Water Polo Association