• December 31 CWPA Weekly Trivia Question Posted; Answer Correctly & Win Prizes
    December 31, 2010
    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 December 31 Trivia Question. Answer correctly and you can win a CWPA T-shirt or other great prizes.
  • Harvard University Announces 2011 Women's Schedule
    December 29, 2010
    Harvard University recently released the program's 2011 women's water polo schedule with multiple home dates, three East Coast tournaments and a Spring Break trip to California to take on some of the best National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) programs not on the East Coast. The season opens Feb. 5 with games against inner-city foe Boston College and Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) opponent Iona College.
  • CWPA Institutions Rank Among Highest Paycheck Producing Colleges According to Payscale.com
    December 28, 2010
    Looking for make serious cash following college? Looking to play water polo in college? Based on statistics from Payscale.com, the best place to have a chance to do both is in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) as 10-of-15 institutions ranked in their analysis field water polo teams in the league. Universities are ranked in the study by the mid-career median salaries of their graduates. For schools with the same mid-career median salaries, starting median salary determines their relative rank.
  • University of Arizona Weighting Options for Next Women's Varsity Sport
    December 26, 2010
    Patrick Finley of the Arizona Daily Star authored a story on December 10 which examines the University of Arizona's efforts to add another women's varsity sport to its offerings. Listed among the potential possibilities is women's water polo, in addition to synchronized swimming, sand volleyball, lacrosse and triathalon. Currently, Arizona competes in water polo as a club team in the Collegiate Water Polo Association.
  • Seasons Greetings from the Collegiate Water Polo Association
    December 25, 2010
    This holiday season, the Collegiate Water Polo Association wishes seasons greetings to all of its fans, players, coaches, officials, support personnel and the countless people who are helping make the sport of water polo grow throughout the world. However, it is also important to remember the former players and family members who are not at home this holiday, but are spending the holidays defending freedom around the globe.
  • Princeton University Releases 2011 Women's Water Polo Schedule
    December 23, 2010
    The 2011 Princeton University women's water polo schedule was recently announced. The slate of games includes five tournaments and several round-robin weekends of games. Due to realignment in the Collegiate Water Polo Association, the Tigers division rivals have changed slightly. As part of the realignment, Princeton is in the South Division along with Brown, George Washington, Salem International, Harvard and Maryland. The West Division is comprised of Bucknell, Gannon, Hartwick, Indiana, Mercyhurst and Michigan. Also with the realignment, the divisional championship tournaments have been eliminated and all 12 teams will advance to the CWPA Eastern Championship hosted by Indiana University at the end of the season.
  • Bucknell University Announces Men's Water Polo Team Award Recipients
    December 22, 2010
    The Bucknell University men’s water polo program recently announced its team awards and seven squad members earned honors. Senior co-captain Richie Hyden was awarded the team’s highest honor, the Scott Schulte Award, which is presented annually to “the individual who contributes the most to Bucknell water polo.” Also recognized were Offensive MVP Howie Kalter; Defensive MVPs Miles Gilhuly and Matt Napleton; Most Improved honoree Beau Caillouette; Rookie of the Year Mike Kimble; and Sean Coghlan, who garnered the Coach’s Award.
  • Macalester College to Host 2011 CWPA Division III Championship on April 29-30
    December 21, 2010
    Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. will host the 2011 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Women's Division III Championship on April 29-30. The nine team, 15-game championship will mark the second Division III women's championship contested in the CWPA following the creation of a Division III conference last season.
  • Harvard University Men's Water Polo Season Recap
    December 20, 2010
    Two top-five championship finishes, multiple player-of-the-week awards and the most wins in a season since 2007 – quite a year for first-year head coach Ted Minnis and the Harvard University men's water polo team in 2010. The Crimson finished the year 12-16 for its most victories since notching 14 in 2007. The team finished third at the first Ivy Championship that hosted all Ancient Eight schools, and ended the year with a fifth-place finish at the Collegiate Water Polo Association Northern Division Championship, matching its finish from a year ago.
  • 2010 Men's CWPA Eastern, Division III Collegiate Club, National Collegiate Club Photos Now Available Online
    December 19, 2010
    Photos from the 2010 CWPA Eastern Championship at Bucknell University, the National Collegiate Club Championship at Southern Utah University and the Division III National Collegiate Club Championship at Macalester College are now online for purchase. Receipt options include prints, a CD/DVD or email for low prices and delivery within a week of the order.
  • Water Polo Appears in Physical Activity & Sport for the Secondary School Student
    December 18, 2010
    Need to know how to teach water polo? Ask Dr. Pete Snyder, professor of physical education at Fullerton College! Water polo has been an integral part of his life for over 30 years. As the chapter author of water polo for the publication Physical Activity & Sport for the Secondary School Student, Snyder shares his knowledge about skill instruction, safe and effective practice techniques and game strategies. “Water polo is an Olympic sport and activity that is ranked as one of the top forms of exercise for the body. Many different muscular combinations and energy systems are used while playing the game; and, more importantly, it is fun,” says Snyder.
  • University of Maryland Inks Gerrity & Smith to National Letters of Intent
    December 17, 2010
    The Maryland water polo team inked two players - Rebecca Gerrity of Marrin County, Md., and Hailey Smith of Atherton, Calif., - to national letters of intent during the November signing period. The pair will join the Terps for the 2011-12 season. "We are excited to add both Rebecca and Hailey to the Terp water polo family," head coach Carl Salyer said. "They are great kids, students and athletes. I expect both girls to have an immediate impact on the team next year. Their work ethic will add to the high performance of our squad. The focus of these student-athletes is just what the Terps are looking for to continue progressing towards championships."
  • Women's CWPA Eastern Championship Expands to 12-Teams in 2011
    December 16, 2010
    The 2011 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Women's Eastern Championship will be the first to feature all the Division I-II teams as the league membership voted to expand the championship to 12-teams beginning in 2011. The new format places four more teams into the championship field and will encompass the entirety of the CWPA's Division I and II institutions.
  • National Statistic Information for Men's Water Polo Varsity Teams
    December 16, 2010
    Compiled through a computer system during the course of the 2010 Men's Water Polo Season and updated by the participating sports information offices of the NCAA/NAIA institutions each week, the 2010 Men's Varsity Water Polo Statistics are being posted in PDF form for interested fans. The system, which was first used during the 2010 Women's Varsity season will continue during the 2011 women's season.
  • Indiana University Water Polo Signs Eight for 2012
    December 15, 2010
    Head coach Barry King and the Indiana University women's water polo program announced the signing of eight student-athletes that will join the Hoosiers for the start of the 2012 season. The highly-regarded class is comprised of players from three states, along with two from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. "We could not be more pleased with the student-athletes that comprise the class of 2015," said King. "Pat (Assistant Coach Pat Beemer) and I had quite a difficult task to replace the talented class that will be graduating this spring. However, we think that we have addressed all the performance areas needed." The signing class includes Katherine Contreras, Summer Creighton, Nina Escobedo, Alexis Jones, Colleen McNaught, Devon Peterson, Alynn Reade and Shelby Taylor.
  • Princeton University's Matt Hale Named to 2010 Fall Academic All-Ivy Team
    December 14, 2010
    The Ivy League has announced the names of 80 student-athletes – including three from the Collegiate Water Polo Association – who have been named to the fall 2010-11 Academic All-Ivy League team. The honorees are starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams who have cumulative grade-point averages of at least 3.0. Each of the eight Ivy League schools nominates five men and five women from its eligible student-athletes. Leading the way for Princeton University is men's water polo player Matt Hale.
  • Harvard University's Bret Voith Named to 2010 Fall Academic All-Ivy Team
    December 13, 2010
    The Ivy League has announced the names of 80 student-athletes – including three from the Collegiate Water Polo Association – who have been named to the fall 2010-11 Academic All-Ivy League team. The honorees are starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams who have cumulative grade-point averages of at least 3.0. Each of the eight Ivy League schools nominates five men and five women from its eligible student-athletes. Leading the way for Harvard University is men's water polo player Bret Voith.
  • Bucknell University Alum Val Rozas Featured on Water Polo Agency Website
    December 13, 2010
    Former Bucknell University women's water polo player Val Rozas is getting noticed for her play in Greece. The former Bison was recently featured on the Water Polo Agency website for her play with Panionios in an 8-7 loss to Ethnikos Piraeus.
  • Inside Water: NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson & Water Polo
    December 12, 2010
    Did you know the 2009 Associated Press Athlete of the Year was a water polo player? Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson may excel on the track, but it was in the water that he started his career as a high school water polo player and swimmer at Granite Hills High School in El Cajon, California near San Diego. Read all about the career of Johnson following his water polo days in this month's edition of the CWPA's feature series, Inside Water.
  • Brown University's Corey Schwartz Named to 2010 Fall Academic All-Ivy Team
    December 11, 2010
    The Ivy League has announced the names of 80 student-athletes – including three from the Collegiate Water Polo Association – who have been named to the fall 2010-11 Academic All-Ivy League team. The honorees are starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams who have cumulative grade-point averages of at least 3.0. Each of the eight Ivy League schools nominates five men and five women from its eligible student-athletes. Leading the way for Brown University is men's water polo player Corey Schwartz.
  • Bucknell University Selected to Host 2011 Women's Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship
    December 10, 2010
    Bucknell University will serve as the host for the 2011 Women's Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship set for February 26-27 in Lewisburg, Pa. The championship will feature the host Bison, Brown University, Harvard University, the University of Maryland and Princeton University of the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA), in addition to Marist College, Iona College and Wagner College of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).
  • Williams Commits to Michigan for 2012 Season
    December 09, 2010
    University of Michigan water polo head coach Matt Anderson announced the signing of utility Beth Williams to a National Letter of Intent. Williams will join the Wolverines for the 2012 season. "We are excited to have Beth become a Michigan Wolverine. When I saw Beth play, I saw the attributes that have made the Michigan program strong. She is versatile on offense, athletic and she is physical on defense." Anderson said. "A big selling point for Beth came to light when she came out to visit and interacted with the team; she realized it is extremely hard to beat a Michigan education. That fit in with her lofty educational goals while still having big athletic goals as well."
  • National Champion USC Tops the Nation in Final 2010 Men's Varsity Water Polo Top 20 Poll
    December 08, 2010
    The University of Southern California defended its No. 1 ranking in the best way possible, by capturing the 2010 NCAA Championship last weekend at the University of California, as the Trojans earned 100 points to top the final/Week 14 Men's Varsity Top 20 Poll released today by the Collegiate Water Polo Association.
  • Hartwick College Releases 2011 Women's Schedule
    December 07, 2010
    Four NCAA Tournament teams highlight the 2011 Hartwick College women's water polo schedule, announced on Wednesday. The Hawks, which finished the year ranked 16th in the country last season, will look for both their first Collegiate Water Polo Association Eastern title since 2007 and a return to the NCAAs. Eighth-year head coach Alan Huckins, who holds a career record of 202-69 at 'Wick, lost just two seniors to graduation from last season's squad. Despite the duo being two of his top guns in four-time All-American Kirsten Hudson and Christina Evans, Huckins' Hawks are loaded with promise.
  • Harvard University Men's Water Polo Hands Out Awards at Year-End Banquet
    December 06, 2010
    A mix of youth and veterans were recognized Thursday night at the Harvard men's water polo end-of-the-year team banquet, hosted at the Harvard Club of Boston. Bret Voith earned the Most Valuable Player award, while Kevin DiSilvestro garnered the Most Improved Award. Freshman Neal O'Hara was tabbed the Newcomer of the Year. In addition, Jeff Lee picked up the Coaches' Award.
  • CWPA Releases Week 14 Men's Varsity Scores
    December 06, 2010
    The Collegiate Water Polo Association to aid in ranking of the varsity teams around the nation, compiles a list of varsity scores from each of the conferences and independent institutions. These scores reflect competition against four-year institutions and are forwarded to the National Collegiate Athletic Association for use in compiling each program's RPI. Only competition against four-year colleges is compiled to provide an equal basis for each team's ranking in the national polls.
  • St. Francis College's Nemanja Simonovic Named NCAA Men's Water Polo Elite 88 Recipient
    December 05, 2010
    St. Francis College's Nemanja Simonovic is the recipient of the Elite 88 award for the 2010 NCAA Division I men's water polo championship. Simonovic, majoring in accounting, was presented with the award during the men's water polo Final Four banquet on Friday evening at the University of California-Berkeley. He owns a sensational 3.92 grade point average. The Elite 88, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers.
  • No. 8 Loyola Marymount Survives 9-7 Versus No. 11 St. Francis in NCAA Championship Third Place Game
    December 05, 2010
    The No. 11 St. Francis College Terriers fell behind 6-1 after the first 9:56 of the first half and dropped a 9-7 decision versus No. 8 Loyola Marymount University in the consolation game of the 2010 NCAA Final Four at the University of California-Berkeley. The Terriers finished the season with a record of 23-5.
  • Stankevitch Selected to Officiate 2010 NCAA Men's Championship Title Game
    December 05, 2010
    Alex Stankevitch, who officiates games in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA), was selected as an official for the 2010 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men's Water Polo Championship game between the University of Southern California and host the University of California on Sunday, December 5.
  • Paul Rave Named Interim Head Coach at Bucknell University; John Abdou Resigns
    December 04, 2010
    John Abdou, a member of the Bucknell water polo coaching staff for the last six years and the head coach of the men's and women's programs since June 2008, has announced that he will be leaving Bucknell for a coaching position in his native California. Assistant coach Paul Rave has been named interim men's and women's head coach for the remainder of the 2010-11 academic year, upon which time a national search will be conducted to name Abdou's successor.
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