The 18th-ranked Princeton University men's water polo team won the 2010 Ivy League Championships with a 7-6 overtime win against Brown University in Sunday evening's championship game. Tim Wenzlau provided the game winner with 52 seconds left in the second overtime session. Princeton trailed through much of the game before rallying to draw even in the final frame and force extra time.
In the first-ever gathering of all eight Ivy League schools for a men's water polo championship, the Harvard University men's water polo team posted two big wins over the weekend, including a 12-7 victory Sunday over long-time rival Yale University, to finish third at the 2010 Ivy Championships hosted by Princeton University.
The 15th-ranked Navy water polo team jumped out to a 4-0 lead and never looked back in cruising past George Washington, 22-9, on Saturday at Macdonough Hall's Scott Natatorium. The win, coupled with Navy's 14-10 victory over Salem International this morning, improved Navy's record to 20-5 overall. The Navy water polo program has now won at least 19 games in all 29 years since the program was resurrected in 1982.
The 15th-ranked Navy water polo team dominated from the outset and breezed past Johns Hopkins University, 16-7, on Saturday afternoon to end its regular season in impressive fashion. The win moves Navy's record to 21-5 overall and 7-1 in the CWPA Southern Division-East Region. Navy will have to wait until the seedings are announced if the Mids earned the CWPA Southern Division Tournament top seed by virtue of its 7-1 record. The tournament will be hosted next weekend in Annapolis, beginning on Friday.
For the first time, varsity and collegiate club teams will clash in a common tournament for a title at the 2010 Men's Ivy Championship this weekend at Princeton University. Comprised of the varsity teams from Harvard, Princeton and Brown, in addition to the club programs from Penn, Columbia, Yale, Dartmouth and Cornell, the championship will occur on October 30-31 at Princeton's DeNunzio Pool.
Salem International University will get an early preview of the Southern Division-East Region this weekend as the Tigers will travel to the United States Naval Academy for games against Navy, George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University.
Johns Hopkins University netminder Jeremy Selbst recorded 32 saves with 15 steals and two assists in leading the Blue Jays to the Division III Eastern Championship title game against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at Connecticut College to earn the October 25 Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week award.
Howie Kalter of Bucknell University notched 11 goals, one assist, one steal and two field blocks at the Santa Clara University Rodeo Invitational to earn the October 25 Southern Division Player of the Week award. His best game came against No. 11 UC-Davis as he posted three goals with an assist in a 7-6 upset.
Brett Luehmann of Mercyhurst College tallied 10 goals, nine assists and eight steals in four games over the weekend to lead the Lakers to a runner-up finish at the 2010 Division II Eastern Championship at Queens College.
Sophomore Svetozar Stefanovic scored five goals to help lead the Brown University men's water polo team to a thrilling 10-9 non-league victory over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the Bears' senior night hosted at Wheaton College tonight. Adding to Brown's offense was James McNamara with three goals, while Michael Hartwick and Corey Schwartz tallied one each. Walker Shockley led the defense with 10 saves in goal.
Fordham University two-meter defender Victor Bautista Medina contributed five steals in two wins over the weekend for the Rams to earn the October 25 Northern Division Defensive Player of the Week award. He recorded three steals and two assists in an 11-9 victory over Gannon University and added two steals, two assists and a goal in a 9-7 win against Mercyhurst College.
Seth Tasman of Iona College recorded 15 points with 14 goals and an assist in a 2-2 weekend for the Gaels against Southern Division competition to garner the October 25 Northern Division Player of the Week award. Against Mercyhurst College and Gannon University, he combined for 12 goals and an assist to lead Iona to a pair of victories.
Iona College's Matthew Stelnicki scored three times last week to pick up the October 25 Northern Division Rookie of the Week award. Versus George Washington University, he posted two goals before concluding the weekend with a tally against Mercyhurst College.
The Fordahm University seniors accounted for all of the Rams' goals, led by six from Ryan Hultman, in defeating the Gaels of Iona College, 13-11, in the Col. Francis B. Messmore Aquatics Center. With the win, Fordham improves to 14-13 on the year while Iona falls to 5-17. In addition, Fordham locks up the No. 4 seed for the Northern Division Championship, while Iona falls into a potential three-way tie for fifth.
Fans do not need to go to the Bronx to see a rumble, it will come to you live on your desktop as the October 27 Fordham University-Iona College Northern Division game will be streamed live by the Fordham Department of Athletics. In a game which will have an impact on the seeding of not only the Rams and Gaels, but also Queens College and Harvard University, this could be the biggest Northern Division regular season game of the year.
Freshman Nate Little led the George Washington University water polo team with four goals and an assist and senior Peter Thomas added a goal in his final match at Smith Center Pool as the Colonials suffered an 11-8 loss to Johns Hopkins University in CWPA Southern Division, East Region action Wednesday evening. Ross Schofield led the way for the Blue Jays with a hat-trick as seven JHU players found the back of the cage.
The University of California garnered 100 points for a second week in a row to remain as a unanimous top choice in the Week 8/October 27 Men's Varsity Top 20 poll released today by the Collegiate Water Polo Association. The University of Redlands takes over at No. 1 in the Division III Top 10 poll, while St. Francis College (N.Y.) held onto the No. 1 ranking in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) conference for another week as a unanimous choice.
St. Francis College (N.Y.), which already clinched the No. 1 seed for the Northern Division Championship, will have a chance to impact the rest of the field as the Terriers division contest against crosstown rival Queens College (N.Y.) postponed from October 20 will be made-up on Tuesday, November 2.
The University of Maryland women's water polo team will welcome nine new faces for the 2011 season. The new additions for head coach Carl Salyer include: Caitlin Barr, Katie Ermakova, Sarah Lowes, Maddie Murphy, Shelby Nickel, Maeve O'Connor, Taylor Reeves, Molly Ruth and Nicole Tobin.
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.
The Bucknell University men’s water polo team ended its time at the Santa Clara University Rodeo Invitational on a high note on Sunday as it upset No. 11 UC Davis, 7-6, in the final contest of a four-game weekend. The No. 20 Bison opened the day with a 16-8 loss to No. 7 Pacific. Howie Kalter totaled five goals in the two games, bringing his weekend tally to 11 in four games. Bucknell’s (10-13) win over UC Davis marked its second victory over a ranked opponent in a one-week span as it defeated then-No. 17 Princeton University last Sunday at Kinney Natatorium.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), seeded fourth in the field by the head coaches, won three of its four matches and outlasted Johns Hopkins University in a 9-7 triumph Sunday to win the Division III Eastern Championship. Senior center John Preis scored nine goals over the weekend to lead the Engineers and earn honors as the tournament's Most Valuable Player. Brian Gardiner and goalie Columbus Leonard joined Preis on the first team for the champion Engineers.
The Gannon University men’s water polo team dropped a pair of matches on Sunday afternoon with a 12-11 loss to Iona College and an 11-9 loss to Fordham University, with both matches played at Fordham University.
Richie Hyden and Howie Kalter combined for 10 of Bucknell’s 16 goals on the day, but the Bison men’s water polo team lost a pair of games to tough opponents Saturday on the first day of the Santa Clara Rodeo. Bucknell lost its opener to Air Force by an 8-7 margin and followed that with a 13-9 loss to host No. 13 Santa Clara.
The Mercyhurst College men’s water polo team was denied its fourth straight Division II Eastern Championship crown as the Lakers fell to host Queens College (N.Y.), 16-11, in the title game. The second-seeded Lakers advanced to the final after defeating cross-town rival and No. 3 seed Gannon University, 14-6, for the third time this season.
The Gannon University men’s water polo team finished third this weekend at the Division II Eastern Championship hosted by Queens College (N.Y.). Gannon fell to Mercyhurst College 14-6 in the opening match before earning a 12-2 win over Salem International University to take third place honors.
The 18th-ranked Princeton University men's water polo team picked up a pair of wins on Saturday at DeNunzio Pool, defeating Iona College and George Washington University by decisive scores. Princeton opened the day with a 12-5 non-league win over Iona, before improving to 6-2 in CWPA Southern Division action with a 12-3 win over George Washington.
The No. 20 Brown University men's water polo team dropped two more games at the Santa Clara Rodeo Invitational as the Bears fell 9-6 to No. 11 UC Davis, and followed it up with a close 11-10 loss to Air Force.
The Collegiate Water Polo Association announced the selection of the Holiday Inn Express in New Columbia, Pa. as the preferred hotel vendor for the 2010 CWPA Men's Eastern Championship at Bucknell University on Friday, November 19-Sunday, November 21. Double-Double rooms are available at a rate of $79, but must be booked prior to November 10.