2012-13 Women's Water Polo News

July 19, 2013
Brown Women's Water Polo Honored by ACWPC for Excellence in Academics
The ACWPC All-Academic Awards were released on Tuesday, and the Brown women's water polo team averaged a 3.39 GPA to rank fifth in the country. Additionally, the team placed 13 student-athletes on the list of honorees, as each was granted with an All-Academic award. Wagner earned the top ranking with a 3.50, followed by Chapman University (3.46), Macalester (3.46) and Indiana University (3.371).

July 3, 2013
Madison Pepper and Kate Woods Earn ACWPC All-American Accolades
Two members of the Brown women’s water polo team have been named to the 2013 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-American team. Rising junior Madison Pepper (Baytown, TX) and rising senior Kate Woods (La Jolla, CA) both earned honorable mention accolades for their performances during the 2013 season, making their first appearance on the ACWPC All-American roster.

June 18, 2013
Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced
The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2013 spring Academic All-Ivy, with 10 Brown student-athletes earning recognition. The five men and five women were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.

April 28, 2013
Brown Earns Fifth Place at CWPA Eastern Championships with 18-9 Win Over Harvard
The Brown women’s water polo team (18-20, 5-3 CWPA Southern) produced its third win of the weekend at the 2013 CWPA Eastern Championships on Sunday, earning fifth place in their final competition of the season. The Bears defeated the Harvard Crimson by a score of 18-9 at the University of Michigan’s Canham Natatorium, and the win, Brown’s third over its Ivy League foe this season, marks the first time that the squad has finished in the top five since 2008.

April 27, 2013
Brown Earns Spot in CWPA Eastern Championships Fifth Place Game with 12-7 Win Over Bucknell
The Brown women’s water polo team (17-20, 5-3 CWPA Southern) turned in another winning performance at the 2013 CWPA Eastern Championships on Saturday. The three-day competition, held this year at the University of Michigan’s Canham Natatorium, features 11 of the league’s Division I/II members and the Division III champion battling for the championship crown and an automatic berth in the NCAA Championships.

April 26, 2013
Woods and Pepper Earn CWPA Southern Division First Team Honors
Two members of the Brown women’s water polo team (15-19, 5-3 CWPA) have been named to the 2013 CWPA Southern Division All-Conference Team in a vote by the league’s head coaches. Junior Kate Woods (La Jolla, CA) and sophomore Madison Pepper (Baytown, TX) each earned first team accolades for their performances during the 2013 season. The awards were presented to the student-athletes at Thursday evening’s CWPA Eastern Championships banquet.

April 26, 2013
Brown Defeats Connecticut College and Falls to #18 Michigan on First Day of CWPA Eastern Championships
The Brown women’s water polo team (16-20, 5-3 CWPA Southern) produced a solid performance in the first two games of the 2013 CWPA Eastern Championships on Friday. The three-day competition, held this year at the University of Michigan’s Canham Natatorium, features 11 of the league’s Division I/II members and the Division III champion battling for the championship crown and an automatic berth in the NCAA Championships.

April 14, 2013
Brown Falls to #12 Princeton, 12-4, in Championship Game of CWPA Southern Divisional
The Brown women’s water polo team (15-19, 5-3 CWPA Southern) finished second in the 2013 CWPA Southern Division Championships this afternoon, falling to #12 Princeton, 12-4, in the first place game at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center.

April 13, 2013
Brown Wins Two on First Day of CWPA Southern Divisional, Earning Berth in Championship Game
The Brown women’s water polo team (15-18, 5-2 CWPA Southern) produced a dominant performance on the first day of the 2013 CWPA Southern Division Championships. The Bears, competing in their home pool, defeated the Mercyhurst Lakers, 12-7, in the first game of the day before beating the Harvard Crimson, 16-12, for the second time this season. The undefeated day snapped a five-game loosing streak for Brown, and earned the team a berth in the CWPA Southern Division Championship game.

April 11, 2013
Brown to Host the 2013 CWPA Southern Division Championships This Weekend
The Brown women’s water polo team will host the 2013 CWPA Southern Division Championships this weekend at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center, and all nine games played to determine the 2013 Champion will be video streamed. Competition begins at 10:00am on Saturday, April 13th, and will conclude with the championship game at 12:00pm on Sunday, April 14th. Video is available for $8 per day, and can be accessed here.

April 7, 2013
Brown Defeated, 11-7, by #15 Michigan on Senior Day
The Brown women’s water polo team (13-18, 3-2 CWPA) fell to the 15th-ranked Michigan Wolverines (16-12) by a score of 11-7 on Sunday afternoon, completing its regular season and capping off the Bruno Water Polo Invitational.

April 6, 2013
Brown Falls to #3 Arizona State and CSU Bakersfield on Second Day of Bruno Invitational
The Brown women's water polo team (13-17, 3-2 CWPA) competed against two formidable opponents on the second day of the Bruno Invitational, falling to both #3 Arizona State University (21-5) and Cal State Bakersfield (11-19) at the Katherine Morin Coleman Aquatics Center.

April 5, 2013
Brown Drops Two on First Day of Bruno Invitational
On the first day of the Bruno Invitational, the Brown women’s water polo team (13-15, 3-2 CWPA) played two tough games, dropping an 8-7 heartbreaker to Marist (17-10) before falling to Hartwick (24-9), 15-6, in the nightcap.

April 4, 2013
Brown to Video Stream All Games During the Bruno Invitational
All 13 games played over the course of the three-day Bruno Water Polo Invitational, hosted by Brown at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center this weekend, will be video streamed.

April 3, 2013
Brown Earns 12-10 Win Over Harvard To Make Felix Mercado the Winningest Coach in Program History
The Brown women’s water polo team (13-13, 3-2 CWPA) got out to an early lead and fought off a last quarter surge to earn a 12-10 win over Harvard (13-10, 2-1 CWPA) on Thursday evening at Blodgett Pool. With the win, head coach Felix Mercado becomes the winningest coach in program history, overtaking Todd Clapper, as he now has 106 victories in his six seasons with the Bears.

March 30, 2013
Brown Concludes Spring Break Trip with 16-5 Loss to #1 USC
The Brown women’s water polo team (12-13, 2-2 CWPA) concluded its spring break trip to the West Coast on Saturday, dropping a 16-5 decision to the #1 University of Southern California Trojans on the second day of the Roadrunner Invitational.

March 29, 2013
Brown Trumps Fresno Pacific, 9-5, Before Falling to CSU-Bakersfield, 10-8
On day nine of the Brown women’s water polo team’s (12-12, 2-2 CWPA) West Coast trip, the Bears had another successful day in the pool, splitting games against Fresno Pacific University and Cal State University Bakersfield in the first session of the Roadrunner Invitational.

March 26, 2013
Brown Defeats La Verne, 6-5, and Claremont-M-S, 9-8, After Falling to Cal Baptist, 13-9
The Brown women’s water polo team (11-11, 2-2 CWPA) continued its successful West Coast trip on Tuesday night, winning tight games against La Verne (9-15) and Claremont-M-S (7-13) after falling to Cal Baptist (15-16). The wins lifted the Bears to an 11-11 overall record, while boosting their spring break tally to 5-3.

March 25, 2013
Brown Sinks Azusa Pacific, 8-5, and Pomona Pitzer, 9-8
The Brown women’s water polo team (8-10, 2-2 CWPA) bounced back from Saturday’s losses to ranked teams with two wins on Monday evening at Haldeman Pool, defeating Azusa Pacific by a score of 8-5 before beating host Pomona Pitzer, 9-8, on a crucial save in the final minutes of play.

March 23, 2013
Brown Falls to #9 Long Beach State and #6 San Diego State
On the final day of the San Diego State Tournament, the Brown women’s water polo team (7-10, 2-2 CWPA) dropped two games to ranked opponents, falling to #9 Long Beach State (21-4), 10-2, before being defeated by #6 San Diego State (18-7), 11-5.

March 22, 2013
Brown Trumps Redlands, 10-6, in First Game of San Diego State Tournament
In the first of eleven games that the Brown women’s water polo team (7-8, 2-2 CWPA) will play on its spring break trip to California, the Bears defeated the Redlands Bulldogs (7-11) by a score of 10-6.

March 16, 2013
Brown Defeats Wick Club and Connecticut College Before Falling to Hartwick
The Brown women’s water polo team (6-8, 2-2 CWPA Southern) played to considerable success in New York on Saturday, earning two wins over non-league opponents Wick Club and Connecticut College (2-4), while dropping only one decision to the host team, Hartwick (18-7).

March 3, 2013
Brown Earns Second Divisional Win at Mercyhurst
The Brown women’s water polo team (4-7, 2-2 Southern Division) earned its second win of the weekend this morning, defeating Mercyhurst (5-6, 0-3), 9-7, at the North East Aquatics Center. The win lifts the Bears’ to a 2-2 record in the CWPA Southern Division.

March 2, 2013
Brown Snaps Losing Streak with 15-12 Win Over George Washington
The Brown women’s water polo team (3-7, 1-2 Southern) snapped a five-game losing streak this evening with a 15-12 victory over the George Washington Colonials (6-6, 0-1 Southern) at Mercyhurst’s North East Aquatics Center. The win was the Bears’ first CWPA Southern Division triumph of the young season.

February 22, 2013
Brown Defeated by #12 Princeton, 15-4
The Brown women’s water polo team (2-7, 0-2 Southern) suffered a tough defeat at the hands of the #12 Princeton Tigers (7-2, 1-0 Southern) on Friday evening at DeNunzio Pool, falling by a score of 15-4. The home team took an edge in the first quarter that it never relinquished, pressuring the visitors’ defense all night.

February 17, 2013
Brown Falls to Hartwick, 18-7, and Wagner, 13-5, on Second Day of Bison Invite
After battling through two close games on Saturday, the Brown women’s water polo team (2-6) returned to the pool on Sunday, falling to Hartwick (9-7), 18-7, and Wagner (5-3), 13-5, in the Bucknell Invite.

February 16, 2013
Brown Drops Two Nail-Biters on Day One of Bison Invite
The Brown women’s water polo team (2-4) lost two tight games on Saturday at the Bucknell Invite, falling to Marist (3-4), 6-5, before being defeated by Bucknell (2-1), 10-9.

February 10, 2013
Water Polo Wins Brown Classic
The Brown women’s water polo team rebounded from an 0-2 start on day one with a pair of wins on Sunday to win its season opening tournament. After dropping a pair of narrow decisions to Wagner (8-7) and Colorado State (10-9) on Saturday, the Bears earned a 14-8 win against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Sunday morning to move into the Championship Game. Brown avenged its earlier loss to Wagner, by defeating the Seahawks, 5-4, in the Championship game.

February 9, 2013
Brown To Video Stream All Four Games on Day Two of Water Polo Classic
All four games played on the second day of the Brown Water Polo Classic, hosted by the Bears at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center, will be video streamed. Video is available for a fee, and can be accessed through the women's water polo schedule page on brownbears.com.

January 14, 2013
Mark Lawrence Joins Brown Water Polo Staff
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Mark Lawrence joins the Brown Water Polo coaching staff after spending two years at MIT as head coach of the Men's Water Polo program. Originally from Fremont, Calif., an alumni of Queens College, and member of the Queens College 2002 NCAA Final Four team, Lawrence brings over 15 years of both playing and coaching experience to College Hill.

August 2, 2012
Women’s Water Polo Honored by CWPA & ACWPC
Providence, RI- Nine Brown women's water polo players were named to the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Scholar-Athlete Team. Additionally, the Bears ranked 10th among CWPA teams with a 3.15 GPA.

June 28, 2012
Felix Mercado Adds Five to 2013 Women’s Water Polo Roster
Providence, RI- Brown water polo coach Felix Mercado, the 2012 CWPA women’s water polo Southern Division Coach of the Year, has added five newcomers to the 2013 women’s water polo roster. Emma Dodd (Pasadena, CA), Victoria Pierotti (Newport, CA), Olivia Santiago (Los Altos, CA), Elizabeth Bolton (Coral Gables, FL) and Ally Hay (Greenwich, CT) will join a Brown team that finished 21-17 record last season and finished second in the CWPA’s Southern Division. The 2013 squad will compete in their new pool, the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center that opened in April 2012.