Danielle Wilson Named Penn State Behrend Female Co-Athlete of the YearPennsylvania State University-Erie, The Behrend College women's swimmer and water polo player Danielle Wilson picked up a share of the 2010 PSU-Behrend Female Co-Athlete of the Year for her hard-work and commitment to excellence in helping the Lions to an eighth place finish at the 2010 CWPA Division III Championship.
Zalewski Named 2010 Princetonian Male Athlete of the YearPrinceton senior Mark Zalewski wrapped up the year with yet another honor as he was named by the Princetonian, Princeton's daily student newspaper, as the Male Athlete of the Year. The accolade caps a year in which he led the Tigers to the Eastern Championship and a third place finish at the 2009 NCAA Championship.
Phoebe Bakanas Receives 2010 Connecticut College Brown-Brooks AwardPhoebe Bakanas concludes her collegiate student-athlete experience with additional honors as she picked up the 2010 Brown-Brooks Award from the Connecticut College Department of Athletics. The award recognizes a senior student-athlete that best represents the graduating class in scholarship, leadership and sportsmanship.
Gannon's Colleen Harriger Named Third Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-DistrictGannon University's Colleen Harriger has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All-District II At-Large Third Team. She is one of five CWPA women's varsity athletes to earn Academic All-District honors and joins four men's players as the league received nine overall selections.
Illinois Water Polo to Host Clinic & All-Star Game on June 6Illinois Water Polo is sponsoring an Age Group Clinic and an All-Star Game on June 6, 2010 at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Athletes eligible to play in the game are the individuals selected to the All-State Teams. The all-star teams will be split evenly with 20 players on each team (depending on the number of athletes that can commit to play in the game).
George Washington Recruit Kayley Marshall Sews Warmth & SecurityIncoming George Washington University women's water polo player Kayley Marshall is receiving recognition for blanketing people even before she reports to college as she was featured in the Placer Herald of Rocklin California on May 20 for her community service.
St. Francis College's Stefan Gencic Inducted into Duns Scotus SocietySt. Francis College men's water polo player Stefan Gencic was among four Terrier student-athletes inducted into the Duns Scotus Society at the college's Charter Day on April 30th. Founded in 1935, the election to membership in the Duns Scotus Society is is based on scholastic standing, participation in extracurricular activities, evidence of loyalty to the ideals of St. Francis College and demonstration of a true Franciscan spirit.
Brown & Bucknell Men's Water Polo Honored by NCAA for Academic Progress RatesThe Brown University and Bucknell University men's water polo programs were among more than 800 Division I sports teams recognized this year for their exceptional work in the classroom as part of the NCAAs academic performance program, the Academic Progress Rate (APR). The Bears and Bison join Stanford University and the University of California-Davis as the only four men's programs honored by the NCAA.
National Champion USC Finishes the Season at No. 1 in May 19 Women's Varsity Top 20 Poll2010 NCAA Champion the University of Southern California finishes the season at No. 1 as the team garnered 100 points to rank as a unanimous top selection in the May 19 and final Women's Varsity Top 20 Poll for the 2010 season. In other rankings, Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, the University of Michigan and Carthage College wrap up the year No. 1 in the National Division III, CWPA Top 10 and CWPA Division III Top 5 polls.
CWPA Releases 2010 Women's Club All-Conference TeamsA total of 183 student-athletes were named All-Conference earlier today as the Collegiate Water Polo Association released the 2010 Women's National Collegiate Club All-Conference Teams. Overall, 91 athletes picked up First Team honors, while 92 were recognized with Second Team accolades, from the CWPA's 13 women's club divisions.
Harvard Hands Out 2010 Women's Awards, Names 2011 Team CaptainsThe Harvard University womens water polo team recently held its annual awards gathering where individuals were honored and the captains for 2011 were announced. The squad handed out four team awards at the celebration. The team also elected sophomore Devan Kennifer and junior Patricia Smith as captains for next season.
NCAA Places Restrictions on Division I Recruiting PublicationsOn Tuesday, April 13, the Division I Legislative Council addressed several pieces of legislation remaining in the 2009-10 cycle of business. Among the business, the Council adopted Proposal No. 2009-42 after reconsideration. The proposal prohibits institutions
from distributing printed media guides to recruits. They announced that media guides can continue to be printed but not distributed in print form to recruits. Effective date takes place in four months - on August 1, 2010.
No. 6 Michigan Falls to No. 1 UCLA 9-6 to Take Sixth at NCAA ChampionshipThe No. 5-seed and No. 6-ranked University of Michigan water polo team could not overcome an early deficit to top-ranked and No. 3 seed UCLA, falling, 9-6, in the fifth-place game of the 2010 NCAA Championship at the Aztec Aquaplex. The Wolverines earned a sixth-place finish to conclude their third straight national tournament appearance.
Erik Farrar Resigns as Harvard Men's & Women's Head CoachErik Farrar, coach of the mens and womens water polo teams at Harvard University, announced his resignation Friday afternoon. Farrar departs after six years during which he committed himself to recruiting student-athletes who would succeed both in the classroom and in the water.
No. 6 Michigan Dunks Pomona-Pitzer 11-3 at NCAA Championship to Earn Berth in Fifth Place GameThe No. 5 seed University of Michigan water polo team surged past No. 8 seed Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, 11-3, in the consolation bracket of the 2010 NCAA Championship at the Aztec Aquaplex. Lauren Orth scored her second hat trick of the tournament, including two five-meter penalties, in a four-point game. Cara Reitz excelled at both ends of the pool, scoring twice and notching a game-high four steals.
No. 4 California Upends No. 6 Michigan 12-8 at NCAA ChampionshipThe No. 5-seed University of Michigan water polo team fell, 12-8, to No. 4-seed California in the opening round of the NCAA Championship on Friday evening, May 14, at the San Diego State University Aztec Aquaplex. Lauren Orth was four-for-five on five-meter penalty shots, making all three she attempted in the third quarter.
John-Claude Wright Named 2009 George Washington Men's Water Polo Team MVPJohn-Claude Wright was named the men's water polo team's Most Valuable Player at George Washington University's annual Senior Honors Luncheon. He concluded a standout four-year career with one of the finest seasons in program history this past fall, totaling 109 points on 71 goals and 38 assists to earn Second Team All-Southern Division honors from the Collegiate Water Polo Association.
George Washington Adds Seven Recruits for 2011 Women's Water Polo SeasonGeorge Washington University women's water polo head coach Scott Reed has announced that seven student-athletes have made commitments to compete for the Colonials in 2011. A quartet of student-athletes from Southern California and one each from Texas, Florida and Michigan comprise the largest recruiting class of Reed's 11-year tenure.
All Teams Requested to Fill Out Membership Satisfaction SurveyThe Collegiate Water Polo Association to complete its goal to "enhance and enrich the student-athlete experience" is asking all league teams to fill out an online membership survey to measure the teams' satisfaction with the league in the area of awards, officiating and fees.
CWPA Statement on Web-Streaming from 2010 Collegiate Club & Eastern ChampionshipsTo Our Fans:
Thanks for your interest in the recorded broadcasts of the recent championships. We are still working the bugs out and unfortunately not every game was archived and some only partially. Likewise, none of the games this time around included audio due to a technical issue with the streaming platform. We know this can be frustrating, but hope to work these issues out in the future and provide a great service during upcoming events.
Daniel Sharadin, Commissioner
USC & UCLA Remain at No. 1 in May 12 Women's Varsity Top 20 PollEntering the 2010 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship, the University of California-Los Angeles and the University of Southern California will share the No. 1 ranking in the nation until the end of the weekend as the May 12 Women's Varsity Top 20 Poll was released today by the Collegiate Water Polo Association.