A pair of standout student-athletes have been awarded the 2010 Joseph O'Connell Award, presented annually to Iona College's most outstanding male and female senior sportsmen. This year's male recipient was men's water polo player Joe Przekota.
Pennsylvania 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.
Filip Kisdobranski of the Saint Francis College (N.Y.) men's water polo team recently received the 2010 SFC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. A two-time CWPA Scholar-Athlete team recipient, he concludes his career with 67 goals and 23 assists for 90 points.
Princeton 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 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.
Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Commissioner Dan Sharadin announced today the appointment of CWPA Hall of Fame inductee and Technical Committee Member Ed Reed as the organizations Coordinator of Officials.
George Washington University's Marissa Stamler has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) ESPN The Magazine University Division Academic All-District II At-Large Second Team.
Brown University's Kent Holland was named to the CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team for his efforts in the classroom and in athletics. He is one of four Collegiate Water Polo Association male varsity student-athletes recognized around the country.
Gannon 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.
Washington & Jefferson's Jessica Barby has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All-District II At-Large First Team. She will now go on the ballot for national Academic All-America honors.
Illinois 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).
The Bucknell University womens water polo team is making a habit of volunteering at animal care establishments. In the fall the Bison volunteered at T&Ds Cats of the World in nearby Penns Creek, Pa. This past February, Bucknell players spent time volunteering at Mostly Mutts Dog Shelter in Sunbury, Pa.
Incoming 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 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.
Navy's Luke Baldwin was named to the CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Second Team for his efforts in the classroom and in athletics. He is one of four Collegiate Water Polo Association male varsity student-athletes recognized around the country.
Indiana University's Kelsey Campbell has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) ESPN The Magazine University Division Academic All-District V At-Large First Team . She will now go on the ballot for national Academic All-America honors.
The University of Michigan's Lauren Colton contributed two goals, an assist, a steal and five ejections-drawn to help the Wolverines to a sixth place finish at the 2010 NCAA Championship and earn the May 17 Women's Varsity Western Division Rookie of the Week award.
Harvard University's Egen Atkinson was named to the CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Second Team for his efforts in the classroom and in athletics. He is one of four Collegiate Water Polo Association male varsity student-athletes recognized around the country.
The 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.
Johns Hopkins University goalie Jeremy Selbst has been named to the CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team for District II. He is the first JHU water polo player since 2001 and just the second ever at Hopkins to be named to the all-academic team. He will now go on the ballot for national Academic All-America honors.
Cara Reitz of the University of Michigan posted three goals, six steals, a field block and two ejections-drawn to lead the Wolverines to a sixth place finish at the NCAA Championship hosted by San Diego State University and earn the May 17 Women's Varsity Western Division Defensive Player of the Week award.
2010 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.
Lauren Orth of the University of Michigan scored eight goals, including seven five-meter goals, with three assists to lead the No. 6-nationally ranked Wolverines to a sixth place finish at the 2010 NCAA Championship at San Diego State University and earn the May 17 Women's Varsity Western Division Player of the Week award.
A 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.
Macalester College varsity swimmer and men's water polo club captain Jeff Yamashita was recently named the 2010 Macalester College Junior Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the institution's Department of Athletics.
The 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.
On 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.
The 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.