• 2011 Women's Collegiate Club & Varsity Referee Assignments Now Available
    January 31, 2011
    The 2011 Women's National Collegiate Club, Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division I/II Varsity, Division III Varsity and Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Varsity assignments for the 2011 women's season are now available online. Assignments were completed by the CWPA Technical Committee based on submitted availability forms from the league's officials.
  • Week 2 Women's Varsity Scores (Through Games of January 31)
    January 31, 2011
    The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) has released a list of compiled women's varsity scores from all competition to date. These scores are used by the national pollsters for voting on the National Top 20, Division III Top 10, Collegiate Water Polo Association Division I/II Top 10 and Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III Top Five rankings released each Wednesday during the season.
  • National Varsity Statistics Program to Launch Next Week
    January 31, 2011
    The University of Michigan Athletic Communications Office has once again volunteered to compile women's national statistics for the 2011 season, similar to the 2010 season. Currently, the NCAA does not compile statistics for water polo, leaving it up to the individual schools/leagues/coaching organizations/etc. to track individual achievements. To aid in this process, Ryan Sosin, the water polo SID at Michigan, has put together, in conjunction with a programmer, an online system similar to the NCAA in terms of uploading the information.
  • No. 7 Michigan Handles No. 11 San Diego State & No. 20 Cal State-Bakersfield to Complete 6-0 Weekend
    January 30, 2011
    The No. 7-ranked University of Michigan water polo team completed a six-win weekend with victories over No. 11-ranked San Diego State University, 12-11, and No. 20-ranked Cal State University-Bakersfield, 15-4, on Sunday (Jan. 30) on day two of the University of California-Santa Barbara Winter Invitational at the Recreation Center Pool and Campus Pool.
  • No. 7 Michigan Sinks UC-San Diego & UC-Irvine at UC-Santa Barbara Invitational
    January 29, 2011
    The No. 7-ranked University of Michigan water polo team got 17 goals from its senior class as it downed No. 18-ranked UC-San Diego, 11-8, and No. 10-ranked UC-Irvine, 13-11, on Saturday (Jan. 29) on Day Two of the UCSB Winter Invitational at the Campus Pool. Senior Ryley Plunkett tallied a hat trick against the Tritons as part of a six-point day. Seniors Alison Mantel and Lauren Orth each had six goals on the day, while sophomores Kiki Golden and Lauren Colton each had a three-assist game.
  • Wheaton College Downs University of Notre Dame 11-8 in Season-Opener
    January 29, 2011
    The Wheaton College women's water polo team kicked off the season with an 11-8 victory over the University of Notre Dame club teams. The win marks the first time Wheaton has ever defeated Notre Dame in water polo. The Thunder led 6-3 at halftime and 8-7 entering the fourth quarter. Wheaton's high scorers were Heather Crockett and Allison Marshall with three goals each.
  • Chatham University's Sachelle Taylor Sets Her Sights on 2016 Olympiad
    January 28, 2011
    From Jamaica to Rio de Janeiro in 2016 via Chatham University, one student-athlete has her heart set on Olympic gold. A native of Jamaica, Chatham sophomore Sachelle Taylor has her goals set on going from the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division III ranks to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the 2016 Olympiad. A 2010 CWPA All-Division III Second Team selection and Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-America Honorable Mention selection, she is on a path to join other past CWPA student-athletes who have appeared on amateur sports biggest stage.
  • Orth's Overtime Heroics Highlight Two-Win Friday for Michigan at UC-Santa Barbara Invitational
    January 28, 2011
    Senior Lauren Orth scored in sudden-victory overtime to propel the No. 7-ranked University of Michigan water polo team past No. 12-ranked UC Santa Barbara, 11-10, on Friday (Jan. 28) at UCSB's Campus Pool. Following a short turnaround, the Wolverines defeated Concordia (Calif.), 12-6, in the afternoon contest. Junior Morgan Turner and sophomore Alex Adamson split both games in the cage. Adamson earned both victories, making 10 saves, while Turner stopped nine shots.
  • University of Michigan Head Coach Matt Anderson Talks on Week 2's Five Good Meters
    January 27, 2011
    University of Michigan weekly podcast, Five Good Meters, with Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Ryan Sosin returns for its second week of the 2011 season. In the second edition of this year's podcast, head coach Matt Anderson reviews the Michigan Kick-off tournament, talks about the Wolverines trip to the UC-Santa Barbara Invitational and showdown with five ranked teams this weekend.
  • Stanford & Occidental Continue at No. 1 in Week 1 Women's Varsity National Polls
    January 26, 2011
    Through one week of action, the top teams in the nation remain the same as Stanford University and Occidental College held onto their No. 1 preseason national rankings to top the Women's Varsity Top 20 and Division III Top 10 polls released today by the Collegiate Water Polo Association. In the CWPA polls, defending conference champion the University of Michigan and Grove City College continue to rate No. 1 in the league's Division I and Division III polls, respectively.
  • Harvard University Head Coach Ted Minnis Previews 2011 Crimson Season
    January 26, 2011
    Harvard University women's water polo coach Ted Minnis recently sat down with the institution's Athletic Communications office to discuss the Crimson's upcoming 2011 season, including a breakdown of his team's goals, key players and big dates leading up to the season-opener on March 5 against the Boston College club team.
  • University of Michigan's Cara Reitz Named January 24 Western Division Player of the Week
    January 25, 2011
    Cara Reitz of the University of Michigan tallied four goals, five assists and a steal with two kickouts drawn in a 2-2 opening weekend for the No. 8-nationally ranked Wolverines at the Michigan Kick-Off Tournament to earn honors as the January 24 Women's Varsity Western Division Player of the Week. Her best game came against No. 4 UCLA as she registered a goal with two assists in a narrow 6-5 loss to the Bruins.
  • University of Michigan's Morgan Turner Named January 24 Western Division Defensive Player of the Week
    January 25, 2011
    University of Michigan goaltender Morgan Turner turned aside 14 shots against No. 15 California State University-Northridge and No. 4 the University of California-Los Angeles to key the No. 8-ranked Wolverines to a 2-2 weekend and garner accolades as the January 24 Women's Varsity Western Division Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Indiana University's Shae Fournier Named January 24 Western Division Rookie of the Week
    January 25, 2011
    Indiana University freshman Shae Fournier opened her collegiate career with a team-high nine steals, to go along with two goals, an assist and three earned exclusions at the Michigan Kick-Off Tournament to garner the January 24 Women's Varsity Western Division Rookie of the Week award.
  • Week 1 Women's Varsity Scores (Through Games of January 24)
    January 24, 2011
    The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) has released a list of compiled women's varsity scores from all competition to date. These scores are used by the national pollsters for voting on the National Top 20, Division III Top 10, Collegiate Water Polo Association Division I/II Top 10 and Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III Top Five rankings released each Wednesday during the season.
  • Penn State Behrend Athletic Director Brian Streeter Named NCAA Water Polo Secretary-Rules Editor
    January 24, 2011
    Brian Streeter, the Director of Athletics at Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) member institution Penn State-Behrend, is the new NCAA secretary-rules editor for men’s and women’s water polo. Streeter will replace long-time water polo secretary-rules editor Barbara Kalbus when her term ends September 1. The secretary-rules editor serves as the official rules interpreter in sports for which the NCAA writes playing rules. The SRE also serves as the membership editor of the rules book for that sport. In the last decade, Streeter has served on the NCAA Women’s Water Polo and NCAA Men’s Water Polo Committees.
  • No. 8 Michigan Water Polo Battles No. 4 UCLA to the Brink, Falls to No. 1 Stanford
    January 23, 2011
    The No. 8-ranked University of Michigan water polo team stuck with a pair of perennial powerhouses for three of four periods each but fell to No. 4-ranked UCLA, 6-5, and No. 1-ranked Stanford, 15-6, on Sunday (Jan. 24) as part of the Michigan Kick-Off inside Canham Natatorium. Nine different Wolverines found the back of the cage on the day, led by senior Cara Reitz with a goal in each game and five points total. Junior Morgan Turner made five stops to hold the Bruins to just six goals after they had scored 32 times in their first two games of the tournament. Sophomore Alex Adamson and junior Tara Brigham combined to make nine stops against the Cardinal.
  • Princeton University Head Coach Luis Nicolao Talks About Upcoming Season
    January 23, 2011
    Princeton University head coach Luis Nicolao recently sat down with the Princeton Athletic Communications office to discuss the Tigers' Top 20 ranking, its toughest challengers in the East and the challenges of replacing top scorer Phoebe Champion, who is currently playing professionally in Italy.
  • Strong Start Fuels No. 1 Stanford Past No. 13 Indiana University, 14-1
    January 23, 2011
    The No. 1 Stanford Cardinal jumped out to a four-goal lead through one quarter and never looked back, defeating the No. 13 Indiana Hoosiers (1-3) women’s water polo team 14-1 on Sunday at the Michigan Kick-Off. “Stanford is a very talented squad and they played well,” said Indiana head coach Barry King. “I liked our effort out there today. We’ll take some things away from this and improve as we move forward.” Jakie Köhli scored the lone Indiana goal in the contest. Cassie Wyckoff had five saves and three steals for the Hoosiers.
  • Trinidad & Tobago Seeks Water Polo Technical Director
    January 22, 2011
    The Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad & Tobago is seeking a suitable applicant for the position of Water Polo Technical Director for the year 2011. The applicant will be the responsible for the development of a three-year National Water Polo Plan, along with the development of local male and female coaches in addition to oversight of the Trinidad & Tobago National Water Polo Male and Female teams.
  • Indiana University's Cassie Wyckoff Previews 2011 Hoosiers' Season
    January 22, 2011
    Indiana University junior goalkeeper Cassie Wyckoff discusses the 2011 Indiana Hoosiers women's water polo team as they get ready for this weekend's University of Michigan Kick-Off tournament. The Hoosiers enter the season ranked No. 13 in the Preseason National Top 20 Poll and are coming off a second place finish at the 2010 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Eastern Championship.
  • No. 13 Indiana University Falls to No. 6 Loyola Marymount 10-5 in Season Opener
    January 22, 2011
    The No. 13 Indiana Hoosiers women’s water polo team (0-1) opened the 2011 season with a 10-5 loss at the hands of No. 6 Loyola Marymount at the Michigan Kick-Off. The Hoosiers scored four goals in the final period, but a third quarter four-goal run by the Lions proved too much to overcome. “I thought we had a lot of opportunities that we didn’t capitalize on,” said Indiana head coach Barry King. “We can take a lot away from this game, but there’s no doubt that we need to do a better job of finishing when we’re in position.”
  • No. 13 Indiana Falls to No. 15 Cal State Northridge, Downs Colorado State at Michigan Kick-Off Tournament
    January 22, 2011
    No. 13-nationally ranked Indiana University fell to No. 15 California State University-Northridge 6-5 and defeated Colorado State University 9-8 in a pair of nail-biters to conclude Day 1 of the 2011 University of Michigan Kick-Off Tournament.
  • No. 8 Michigan Knocks Off No. 7 San Jose State & No. 15 Cal State-Northridge on Perfect Opening Day
    January 22, 2011
    The No. 8-ranked University of Michigan water polo team came away undefeated on the opening day of the 2011 season, upsetting No. 7-ranked San Jose State, 9-7, and knocking off No. 15-ranked Cal State Northridge, 14-8, to begin the Michigan Kick-Off on Saturday (Jan. 22) inside Canham Natatorium. Sophomore Kiki Golden tallied eight points on the day including a hat trick against the Matadors. Senior Lauren Orth picked up four assists and senior Alison Mantel and junior Meagan Cobb both tallied three goals.
  • Big Ten Network to Broadcast Michigan-UCLA Game on January 23
    January 22, 2011
    Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) fans around the globe will once again be able to see the sport of water polo on cable as the Big Ten Network has announced plans to broadcast the Sunday, January 23 game between the University of Michigan and the University of California-Los Angeles. A rematch of last year's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship fifth place game, the contest is part of the Michigan Kick-Off Tournament set for January 22-23 at Canham Natatorium.
  • University of Michigan Head Coach Matt Anderson Talks About New Season on MGoBlue's Five Good Meters
    January 21, 2011
    A new season brings another year of the University of Michigan weekly podcast, Five Good Meters, with Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Ryan Sosin. In the first edition of this year's podcast, head coach Matt Anderson discusses this weekend's kick-off tournament, his senior class and the best nickname for a new Wolverine.
  • University of Michigan Senior Class is Winning it All Together
    January 21, 2011
    The University of Michigan women's water polo senior class of Alison Mantel, Cara Reitz, Lauren Orth, Keller Felt, Sarah Roberts and Ryley Plunkett may all be different characters, but they share a common purpose: to become the first Michigan senior class with four CWPA Eastern Championship crowns and the first class to make it to the NCAA tournament in each season of their collegiate careers.
  • University of Michigan Captain Meagan Cobb Featured in Grand Rapids Press
    January 20, 2011
    Meagan Cobb recognizes the University of Michigan women’s water polo team’s upcoming season kickoff is just as important for the growing sport as it is for the Wolverines. Still, the Michigan captain and Hudsonville , Mich. native would like to steal a game or two against top competition in front of a larger-than-usual audience.
  • Indiana University Posts Face-to-Face with Barry King
    January 20, 2011
    Indiana Athletics is on iTunes via the Indiana Sports Network. Face-to-Face with Jeremy Gray is a podcast on the personalities that make up the Indiana Athletic Department. In the fourth episode of Face-to-Face with Jeremy Gray, Indiana head water polo coach Barry King talks about growing up in California, his family and getting into coaching. Fans can subscribe to automatically receive free episodes from the Indiana Sports Network podcast through iTunes.IU.edu.
  • Former Indiana University Standout Kandace Waldthaler to Enter Sierra College Hall of Fame
    January 20, 2011
    Former Indiana University standout and assistant coach Kandace Waldthaler will enter the Sierra College Athletic Hall of Fame during induction ceremonies on Saturday, January 22. The induction class, which comprises Waldthaler, four other former Wolverine athletes and one Sierra College team, was announced last fall. Waldthaler, originally from Armijo High School in Fairfield, earned JC All-America and conference MVP honors during her two-year career at Sierra College. She then transferred to Indiana, where she led the Hoosiers with 55 goals and 55 drawn exclusions as a senior in 2005. Waldthaler captured third-team All-America distinction that year.
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