• Eight water polo players earn academic awards, team GPA ranks fifth
    July 16, 2012
    Eight members of the Chapman University women’s water polo team have been recognized as All-Academic award winners by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) for the 2012 season. For the second consecutive year, the Panthers rank No. 5 in the nation in team grade-point average with a 3.41 mark.
  • Water polo trio earns All-America honors
    July 11, 2012
    For the first time since 2006, the Chapman University women’s water polo team has had three players named to the NCAA Division III All-America team as selected by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC).
  • Ranked foes spoil water polo's home finale double dip
    April 14, 2012
    The Chapman University women’s water polo team dropped a pair of games at home on Saturday suffering a 22-2 loss to Division I San Diego State University before falling to Division III’s No. 2-ranked University of Redlands 16-11 at the Allred Olympic Pool.
  • Nine score as Chapman beats Vanguard for second time this year
    March 31, 2012
    A day after the Chapman University women’s water polo team’s offense failed to show up in a loss to Claremont, the team put together its second-highest offensive output of the season in a 16-6 win over Vanguard University on Saturday afternoon at the Allred Aquatics Center.
  • Claremont controls throughout, tops Chapman 10-5
    March 30, 2012
    Other than the score being tied 1-1 briefly in the first quarter, the Chapman University women’s water polo team trailed throughout, losing 10-5 to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Friday afternoon at the Allred Aquatics Center. The Panthers now need two wins in their last five games to secure their first winning season since 2004 when the team went 17-13 in Coach Ploessel’s first season.
  • Big fourth quarter helps Chapman put away Caltech
    March 24, 2012
    The Chapman University women’s water polo team scored six unanswered goals over the final 6:40 in the game to defeat visiting Caltech 15-6 at the Allred Olympic Pool on Saturday morning. The win gives the Panthers their first three-game winning streak of the season and Chapman has now won five of its last six games.
  • Last-minute goal by Martin gives Chapman 7-6 win over APU
    March 23, 2012
    Down by five scores in the first quarter, the Chapman University women’s water polo team came all the way back and defeated Azusa Pacific University 7-6 on Friday afternoon at the Allred Aquatics Center.
  • Defense has best showing of season in 12-4 win over Connecticut College
    March 21, 2012
    It wasn’t until the third quarter that the Chapman University women’s water polo team allowed a goal, as it defeated Connecticut College 12-4 on Wednesday afternoon at the Allred Aquatics Center. Four goals allowed is Chapman’s best defensive performance since defeating Caltech 18-4 last season.
  • George Washington shuts door on Chapman in fourth quarter
    March 17, 2012
    The Chapman University women’s water polo team suffered a 13-8 loss to visiting George Washington University on a rainy Saturday afternoon at the Allred Aquatics Center. This was the Panthers’ first time playing the Colonials since 2009, when the Panthers lost 14-7.
  • Season-high 22 goals gives water polo another home win
    March 16, 2012
    The Chapman University women’s water polo team won a slugfest 22-13 against the University of Utah club team on Friday afternoon at the Allred Olympic Pool. The Panthers’ 22 goals equal their season-high as the two teams combined for 35 scores in the game.
  • Water polo continues to roll at home with win over Scots
    March 13, 2012
    The Chapman University women’s water polo team continued its strong play at home defeating visiting Macalester College (Minn.) 17-8 at the Allred Olympic Pool on Tuesday afternoon. The Panthers improved to 4-2 in their home tank and 11-7 in Orange since last season.
  • Coach Ploessel postgame interview (Macalester)
    March 13, 2012
    Coach Ploessel's postgame interview following the Panthers' 17-8 win over Macalester at home.
  • First win over San Bernardino highlights weekend split in Claremont
    March 10, 2012
    The Chapman University women’s water polo team dropped a pair of matches to Nos.1 and 3 ranked Occidental College and University of Redlands but split the weekend at the Claremont Convergence tournament hosted by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges.
  • Tough weekend ahead for water polo at Claremont Convergence
    March 09, 2012
    The Chapman University women’s water polo team will play in the Claremont Convergence tournament on Friday and Saturday, March 9-10 in Claremont, Calif. In the tournament, hosted by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges, the Panthers will face two of the top-three teams in the latest Division III poll. This week the Panthers climbed two spots to No. 6 in the country.
  • Martin scores game-winner as Chapman earns another split
    February 26, 2012
    For the second-consecutive day, the Chapman University women’s water polo team split a pair of games at the Chapman Tournament. On Sunday at the Allred Aquatics Center, Chapman defeated Gannon University 12-11 and then lost afternoon game 11-8 to La Verne.
  • Sam Martin postgame interview (Gannon)
    February 26, 2012
    Martin talks about the team's performance in the 12-11 win over Gannon and also her game-winning shot.
  • Defensive effort earns water polo a split in Chapman Tournament Day 1
    February 25, 2012
    The Chapman University women’s water polo team allowed just 12 goals in two games on Saturday. Unfortunately it was only enough to earn a split on Day 1 of the two-day Chapman Tournament. The Panthers lost their first game to Mercyhurst University (Pa.) 6-5 before capping the day with a 13-6 win over Vanguard University at the Allred Pool.
  • Quick start, balanced offense helps Panthers to opening win
    February 19, 2012
    The Chapman University women’s water polo team played some of its best polo in its home tank last year and on Sunday the Panthers picked up right where they left off in 2011. Chapman defeated visiting UC Irvine (Club) 14-9 in its season opener at the Allred Olympic Pool thanks to a big first half.
  • Coach Ploessel postgame interview (UCI Club)
    February 19, 2012
    Coach Ploessel's postgame interview following the Panthers' 14-9 win over UCI Club team
  • Key returners provide hopeful outlook for No. 8-ranked women
    February 16, 2012
    A mix of key returners and talented youngsters will be on display as the Chapman University women’s water polo team puts its No. 8 Division III ranking on the line on Sunday to begin its 2012 campaign by hosting UC Irvine’s club team at the Allred Olympic Pool at 11 a.m.