2014 Brown Women's Water Polo News

  • Women’s Water Polo Posts Fifth-Best GPA in Nation, Receives ACWPC Honors
    August 18, 2014
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – For the second year in a row, the Brown women’s water polo team posted the fifth-best team grade point average in the nation, turning in a 3.41 to receive honors from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC). In addition, 15 players were named ACWPC All-Academic for maintaining a GPA of 3.20 or higher.
  • Dakan Leads Water Polo Club Team to Junior Olympics Gold, Earns MVP Honors
    August 05, 2014
    STANFORD, Calif. – Brown women’s water polo incoming freshman goalie Marisol Dakan (Pasadena, Calif.) was dubbed the 2014 Junior Olympics Session 2 Most Valuable Player for the 18 Girls group after leading the Rose Bowl club team to first place in the Platinum division at Stanford University last week.
  • Woods Named ACWPC All-American
    June 17, 2014
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – For the third time in her career, Brown women’s water polo senior Kate Woods (La Jolla, Calif.) was named an Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Honorable Mention All-American, it was announced by the association office on Monday.
  • Women’s Water Polo Introduces Class of 2018
    May 13, 2014
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown women’s water polo Head Coach Felix Mercado announced on Tuesday that incoming freshmen Marisol Dakan (Pasadena, Calif.) and Jessica Heilman (Menlo Park, Calif.) will join the Bears for the upcoming 2015 season.
  • Women’s Water Polo Tops Bucknell, 9-8, in CWPA Fifth Place Game
    April 27, 2014
    LEWISBURG, Pa. -- One of nine seniors playing their final game for the Bears, Kate Woods (S., La Jolla, Calif./La Jolla) scored twice to earn Player of the Game honors and lead Brown University to a 9-8 victory over the homestanding Bison of Bucknell University in the Fifth Place game of the 2014 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Championship at the Kinney Natatorium.
  • Women’s Water Polo Trumps Connecticut College, 12-2, to Advance to CWPA Fifth Place Game
    April 26, 2014
    LEWISBURG, Pa. - Liz Rosen (Jr., San Anselmo, Calif./St. Ignatius) posted five goals, including pairs in the first and second quarters, to claim Player of the Game honors as Brown University toppled Division III No. 9-ranked Connecticut College, 12-2, to reach the Fifth Place game of the 2014 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Championship at Bucknell University's Kinney Natatorium.
  • Women’s Water Polo Nipped by Michigan’s Overtime Rally, 11-9, in CWPA Championship Opening Round
    April 25, 2014
    LEWISBURG, Pa. – Brown junior Liz Rosen (San Anselmo, Calif.) tallied a hat trick but Michigan’s Ali Thomason (So., San Rafael, Calif./Marin Catholic) scored four times, including twice in overtime, and won five-of-six sprints to earn Player of the Game honors and account for the difference as No. 20 University of Michigan survived a scare against Brown University to record an 11-9 OT win in the opening round of the 2014 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Championship at Bucknell University's Kinney Natatorium.
  • Mercado Named CWPA Southern Division Coach of the Year, Woods and McNamara Earn All-Division
    April 24, 2014
    BRIDGEPORT, Pa. – For the second time in three years, Brown women’s water polo Head Coach Felix Mercado has been named the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division Coach of the Year, it was announced by the league office on Thursday. Joining their coach on the list of honorees, seniors Kate Woods (La Jolla, Calif.) and Emily McNamara (Winters, Calif.) played their way onto the Southern Division First Team and Second Team, respectively.
  • Women’s Water Polo Gears Up for CWPA Championship on Friday
    April 23, 2014
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women’s water polo team seeks a bid to the NCAA Championship when the fifth-seeded Bears head to Bucknell this weekend for the 2014 Collegiate Water Polo Association Championship. Brown opens the tournament against fourth-seeded Michigan on Friday at 12 p.m.
  • Woods Nabs CWPA Southern Division Player of the Week Hat Trick
    April 17, 2014
    BRIDGEPORT, Pa. – For the third time this season, Brown women’s water polo senior Kate Woods (La Jolla, Calif.) was tabbed the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division Player of the Week, it was announced by the league office on Thursday. Woods was an integral part of the Bears’ run to the CWPA Southern Division title game this past weekend.
  • Women’s Water Polo Grabs Fifth Seed in CWPA Championship
    April 15, 2014
    BRIDGEPORT, Pa. – In the wake of a runner-up finish at the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division Championship, the Brown women’s water polo team received the fifth seed for the CWPA Championship set for Apr. 25-27 at Bucknell’s Kinney Natatorium. The Bears will open up against fourth-seeded Michigan on Friday, April 25 at 12 p.m.
  • Women’s Water Polo Bested by No. 9 Princeton in CWPA Southern Division Title Game, 11-4
    April 13, 2014
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the third year in a row, the Brown women’s water polo team made a run at the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division Championship and took second place, falling to top-seeded Princeton, this season by a score of 11-4 at Blodgett Pool on Sunday. The Bears, now 18-15 overall, will await their seed for the CWPA Eastern Championships.
  • Women’s Water Polo Tops Mercyhurst, Bucknell to Advance to CWPA Southern Division Finals
    April 12, 2014
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The third-seeded Brown women’s water polo team defeated sixth-seeded Mercyhurst, 14-5, and second-seeded Bucknell, 12-9, at Blodgett Pool on Saturday to advance to tomorrow’s Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division Championship Game. For the third year in a row, the Bears will take on top-seeded No. 9 Princeton in the finals at 1 p.m.
  • Women’s Water Polo Heads to CWPA Southern Division Championship on Saturday
    April 11, 2014
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women’s water polo team earned the third seed in this weekend’s Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Southern Division Championship hosted by Harvard University, and will kick off the tournament on Saturday against sixth-seeded Mercyhurst at 4 p.m. and second-seeded Bucknell at 8 p.m.
  • Crowley Earns CWPA Rookie of the Week for Second Time
    April 09, 2014
    BRIDGEPORT, Pa. – For the second time this season, Brown women’s water polo freshman Shannon Crowley (Orange County, Calif.) was named Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division Rookie of the Week, it was announced by the league office on Wednesday. Crowley was also dubbed Co-Rookie and Defensive Player of the Week on Feb. 4.
  • Seniors Lead Women’s Water Polo to 14-9 Victory Over Camels in Regular Season Finale
    April 09, 2014
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senior Brittany Westerman (Palo Alto, Calif.) fired in four goals and classmate Emily McNamara (Winters, Calif.) tossed in a hat trick to lift Brown women’s water polo to a 14-9 victory over Connecticut College in the Bears’ regular season finale at Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center on Wednesday. Brown enters postseason play with a 16-14 overall record and has secured the third seed in this weekend’s Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division Championships.
  • Brown Women's Water Polo Senior Ceremony
    April 09, 2014
    Brown Women's Water Polo honored their seniors prior to tonight's game against Connecticut College. Thank you to all our seniors for all you've done for Brown! #GoBruno
  • Women’s Water Polo’s Rally Falls Short in 7-6 Loss at Bucknell
    April 06, 2014
    LEWISBURG, Pa. – A pair of last minute goals fueled a Bears rally that fell just short as the Brown women’s water polo team suffered a 7-6 setback to Bucknell in Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Southern Division action at Kinney Natatorium on Sunday. The Bears slip to 15-14 overall and complete CWPA South regular season play with a 3-2 mark.
  • Women’s Water Polo Falls to No. 9 Princeton, Defeats Mercyhurst at Bucknell
    April 05, 2014
    LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Brown women’s water polo team split a pair of Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Southern Division contests at Kinney Natatorium on Saturday, falling to No. 9 Princeton, 11-6, and topping Mercyhurst, 14-6. The Bears move to 15-13 overall and 3-1 in the CWPA South heading into their final day of CWPA regular season action.
  • Woods Dubbed CWPA Southern Division Player of the Week
    April 02, 2014
    BRIDGEPORT, Pa. – Brown women’s water polo senior Kate Woods (La Jolla, Calif.) earned her second Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division Player of the Week award of the season and freshman Shannon Crowley (Seal Beach, Calif.) landed on the honor roll for their performance during Brown’s 12-game California trip, it was announced by the league on Tuesday.
  • Women’s Water Polo Outguns Harvard, 13-9
    April 02, 2014
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senior Emily McNamara (Winters, Calif.) and junior Liz Rosen (San Anselmo, Calif.) each whipped in hat tricks to power a potent Brown women’s water polo attack that dismissed Harvard, 13-9, in Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division action at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center on Wednesday. The Bears improve to 14-12 overall and 2-0 in division play.
  • Women’s Water Polo Returns to College Hill to Battle Harvard on Wednesday
    April 01, 2014
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Following a successful 12-game stint in California over spring break, the Brown women’s water polo team returns to the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center for the first time since Feb. 2 to take on Ivy League rival Harvard in a Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Southern Division showdown on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Women’s Water Polo Falls to No. 20 San Diego State, Rebounds against Fresno Pacific
    March 29, 2014
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – A trio of Bears registered three goals each as the Brown women’s water polo team fell to No. 20 San Diego State, 10-5, before rebounding for a 13-5 win over Fresno Pacific at the Aztec Aquaplex on Saturday. The Bears move to 13-12 overall and finish their 12-game California swing with an 8-4 record.
  • Women's Water Polo Bests Whittier in OT, 9-8
    March 27, 2014
    WHITTIER, Calif. – Senior Emily McNamara (Winters, Calif.) notched one of her team-best three goals with 12 seconds left in the first overtime to lift the Brown women’s water polo team to a 9-8 victory over Whittier at Slades Aquatic Center on Thursday. In their second overtime decision in three games, the Bears improve to 12-11 overall and become winners of eight of their last 11 contests.
  • Women’s Water Polo Falls to Cal Baptist in OT, Defeats Concordia in Tight Contests
    March 26, 2014
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Senior Kate Woods (La Jolla, Calif.) rattled off eight goals over two games as the Brown women’s water polo team dropped a double overtime heartbreaker to Cal Baptist, 10-9, before topping Concordia University Irvine, 10-8, at the Lancer Aquatics Center on Wednesday. With the split, the Bears move to 11-11 on the season.
  • Woods Completes Six-Goal Evening, Lifts Women’s Water Polo Over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 12-9
    March 26, 2014
    CLAREMONT, Calif. – Senior Kate Woods (La Jolla, Calif.) bumped her one-day total to six goals with another hat trick and sophomore Olivia Santiago (Los Altos, Calif.) added three goals to lift the Brown women’s water polo team to a 12-9 victory over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Tuesday. The Bears, now winners of five of their seven games in California, improve to 10-10 on the season and the Athenas drop to 9-11.
  • Rosen, Woods Net Hat Tricks to Lift Women’s Water Polo Over Pomona-Pitzer, 11-10
    March 25, 2014
    CLAREMONT, Calif. – Junior Liz Rosen (San Anselmo, Calif.) tossed in the go-ahead goal with 4:48 to play to cap a three-goal night and senior Kate Woods (La Jolla, Calif.) also recorded a hat trick as the Brown women’s water polo team edged Pomona-Pitzer, 11-10, at Haldeman Pool on Tuesday. Brown improves to 9-11 with the victory.
  • Kolokotronis Dubbed CWPA Rookie of the Week
    March 25, 2014
    BRIDGEPORT, Pa. – Brown women’s water polo freshman Marisa Kolokotronis (Sacramento, Calif.) was named the Collegiate Water Polo Association Rookie of the Week for the second time this season and senior Kate Woods (La Jolla, Calif.) landed on the Honor Roll, it was announced by the conference office on Tuesday.
  • Women’s Water Polo Dropped at No. 6 UC Irvine, 17-7
    March 23, 2014
    IRVINE, Calif. – Senior Kate Woods (La Jolla, Calif.) scored twice to lead a crew of six Bears who found the back of the net but the Brown women’s water polo team dropped a 17-7 decision against No. 6 UC Irvine at the Anteater Aquatics Complex on Sunday. Brown now stands at 8-10 on the season, while the Anteaters improve to 16-6 overall.
  • Women’s Water Polo Defeats Sonoma State, Falls to No. 9 Loyola Marymount
    March 22, 2014
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Senior goalie Sarah Shin (Fullerton, Calif.) buckled down for 11 saves and three Bears scored twice as the Brown women’s water polo team ran its win streak to four games with a 10-7 win over Sonoma State, but No. 9 Loyola Marymount handed Brown a 14-6 loss in game two at the LMU ZUMO Invitational on Saturday. The Bears move to 8-9 overall with the split.
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