2011 Men's Water Polo News

  • Nine Panthers named to WWPA All-Academic Team
    April 11, 2012
    Led by four-time award winner senior Pierre Masson, a total of nine Chapman University men’s water polo players have been named to the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) All-Academic Team for the 2011-2012 school year.
  • Men's water polo moves up to No. 7 in nation in team GPA
    March 14, 2012
    The Chapman University men’s water polo team climbed to No. 7 overall in team grade point average in the nation according to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC). The Panthers earned a combined GPA of 3.139 for the 2011 season – up from No. 16 and a GPA of 2.997 from last year.
  • School-record men's water polo quartet earns All-America honors
    February 22, 2012
    Once again, a school-record number of Chapman University men’s water polo players have been named to the 2011 Division III All-America team as named by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC).
  • Panthers set school wins record, place ninth at WWPAs
    November 19, 2011
    The Chapman University men’s water polo team went 2-1 at the Western Water Polo Association Championships at UC San Diego over the weekend to finish in ninth place overall. In the process, the Panthers set the school record for most wins in a season with their 15th victory of the year in a 7-5 decision over Whittier College in the ninth-place game on Saturday afternoon.
  • WWPA Championships pit Chapman in rematch with Redlands
    November 16, 2011
    The Chapman University men’s water polo team will make its fourth consecutive appearance at the Western Water Polo Association Championships from Nov. 17-20, hosted by UC San Diego. The No. 9-seeded Panthers earned their highest seed yet in the 12-team field and will face No. 8 University of Redlands on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Canyonview Aquatics Center.
  • Carter named to All-Western Water Polo team
    November 15, 2011
    Chapman University sophomore Brett Carter has earned All-Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) honors for the 2011 season. Playing the 2-meter, Carter led the Panthers with 53 goals this season and helped Chapman to a 13-13 overall record in the regular season.
  • Regular season ends with loss to No. 14 Santa Clara
    November 06, 2011
    The Chapman University men’s water polo team had upset on its mind on Sunday afternoon, but in the end nationally-ranked Santa Clara University pulled ahead for an 11-9 win over the Panthers on ‘Senior Day’ at the Allred Olympic Pool.
  • Coach Ploessel's postgame interview (Santa Clara)
    November 06, 2011
    Coach Ploessel's postgame interview following the Panthers 11-9 loss to No. 14 Santa Clara
  • Carter's goal lifts Chapman to 4 OT win over Vanguard
    November 05, 2011
    A career-high five goals by sophomore 2M-D Brett Carter – including the game-winner – propelled the Chapman University men’s water polo team to an 11-10 win over Vanguard University in four overtimes on Friday afternoon at the Allred Aquatics Center.
  • Offense comes through in the fourth; Panthers beat No. 9 Whittier
    October 29, 2011
    Four fourth-quarter goals by the Chapman University men’s water polo team were just enough for the Panthers to defeat visiting Whittier College 9-8 at the Allred Olympic Pool on Saturday evening. With the scored tied 5-5 after three quarters, No. 6 Chapman (12-11) took the lead for good with three straight goals then held on for the victory.
  • Upset bid falls short in second half; Panthers lose to No. 2 Redlands
    October 22, 2011
    The Chapman University men’s water polo team has never beaten the University of Redlands. On Saturday the Panthers took a 9-8 lead into halftime, but were held to just three second half goals as Redlands prevailed once again 14-12 at the Allred Olympic Pool.
  • Coach Ploessel postgame interview (Redlands)
    October 22, 2011
    Coach Ploessel's postgame interview following 14-12 defeat to No. 2 Redlands
  • Freshman Alvarado named Co-WWPA Player of the Week
    October 12, 2011
    Chapman University freshman driver Mark Alvarado has been named Co-Player of the Week by the Western Water Polo Association. It is the first weekly honor the Panthers have captured this season and the first since Chase Parlee earned the honor last October.
  • Overtime losses keep Chapman from perfect weekend at Claremont Convergence
    October 10, 2011
    The Chapman University men’s water polo team went 2-2 over the weekend at the Claremont Convergence Tournament, but a pair of overtime losses against Pomona-Pitzer and George Washington kept the team from winning all four matches.
  • Strong second half push gives Chapman comeback win over Oxy
    October 02, 2011
    The Occidental College men’s water polo team jumped out to a 6-2 lead in the second quarter only to see host Chapman University come storming back in the second half as the Panthers defeated Occidental 11-9 at the Allred Olympic Pool on Sunday afternoon.
  • Coach Ploessel postgame interview (Occidental)
    October 02, 2011
    Coach Ploessel postgame interview following 11-9 win over Occidental College
  • Rally not enough as water polo falls to Air Force 12-9
    September 30, 2011
    A second-half rally by the Chapman University men’s water polo team fell short as the Panthers lost to visiting Air Force Academy (Colo.) 12-9 at the Allred Olympic Pool on Friday afternoon. The Panthers trailed by six goals late in the first half, but cut the deficit to three on three separate occasions before ultimately suffering their first home loss of the season.
  • Coach Ploessel's Postgame Interview (Air Force)
    September 30, 2011
    Coach Ploessel's postgame interview after the Panthers lost 12-9 to Air Force on Friday, Sept. 30 at the Allred Aquatics Center.
  • Thirteen different Panthers score goals as Panthers win home opener
    September 25, 2011
    The Chapman University men’s water polo team debuted in front of its home crowd on Sunday morning – and did so in style – defeating visiting Caltech 20-5 at the Allred Pool. Thirteen different players contributed goals for the Panthers, who have now won six of their past nine home matches dating back to last season.
  • Assistant Coach Bryan Ploessel postgame interview (Caltech)
    September 25, 2011
    Assistant Coach Bryan Ploessel's postgame interview following the Panthers home-opening win over Caltech.
  • Water polo opens Saturday with sights set on WWPA playoff return
    September 08, 2011
    The Chapman University men’s water polo team has yet to even jump in the pool, but it’s already moving up in the NCAA Division III national rankings. The No. 8-ranked Panthers switched spots this week with No. 9 Occidental College from their prior rankings in the preseason polls.