2014-15 Women's Water Polo News

  • Women's water polo in top-five in national GPA rankings
    July 29, 2015
    For the fourth consecutive year, the Chapman University women’s water polo team ranked in the top-five in the nation (amongst all college divisions) in team grade-point average as the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) released its All-Academic awards for the 2015 season. Thirteen Panthers earned individual honors with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher, while the team posted an overall mark of 3.48 – tied for fourth in the nation.
  • Spring athletes recognized on SCIAC All-Academic teams
    July 22, 2015
    Forty three Chapman University spring sports student-athletes have been recognized for their achievement in the classroom by the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference which named its All-Academic teams by sport on this month. Leading the way for the Panthers was women’s track and field with 10 athletes honored.
  • Ford leads Chapman water polo All-American quartet
    July 20, 2015
    A school-record four Chapman University women’s water polo players have been named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) Division III All-America team for the 2015 season. Senior utility Riley Ford headlined the Panthers’ quartet, becoming just the second player in Chapman history to earn First Team honors.
  • Spicer earns Capital One Academic All-District honors
    May 14, 2015
    Chapman University senior Kirsten Spicer has been named to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-District VIII Women’s At-Large team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The water polo goalie and swimmer earned the award for the second time in her career thanks to an outstanding season on the field and in the classroom.
  • Chapman Athletics reveals five Senior Award recipients
    May 08, 2015
    Chapman University celebrated another outstanding year in athletics with its annual Jog-a-thon and Sports Appreciation Day at Wilson Field on Friday afternoon. In addition to celebrating the University’s first-ever SCIAC football and men’s basketball (co) championships and recognizing retiring Director of Athletics David Currey, the Panthers honored five seniors with the Department of Athletics’ annual awards including co-Male Athletes of the Year for the first time in Chapman history.
  • SCIAC tabs Ford, Holmquist for All-Conference team
    May 05, 2015
    Following a season in which the Chapman University women’s water polo team earned its highest finish ever in the SCIAC standings, a pair of Panthers have been named to the All-SCIAC team for the 2015 season and a third was named to the All-Sportsmanship team.
  • Ford scores game-winner leading Chapman to third place finish in SCIAC Tournament
    April 26, 2015
    The Chapman University women’s water polo team upset the No. 2 seed Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 10-9 to finish third place in the SCIAC Tournament and fourth in conference overall for the Panthers highest finish since joining the SCIAC in 2012.
  • Top seed Pomona-Pitzer defeats Chapman 16-4 in SCIAC semis
    April 25, 2015
    Division III’s No. 1-ranked Pomona-Pitzer Colleges and SCIAC Championships’ top seed proved why it’s been ranked first and undefeated in conference play, handing the fourth-seeded Chapman University women’s water polo team a 16-4 loss in the semifinals of the championship tournament at Haldeman Pool on Saturday.
  • Third time's still a charm as Panthers advance to SCIAC semis
    April 24, 2015
    The Chapman University women’s water polo team defeated the University of Redlands for the third time this season 12-10 on Friday night at Haldeman Pool in the quarterfinals of the SCIAC Women’s Water Polo Championships. The No. 4-seeded Panthers will face host and top-seeded Pomona-Pitzer Colleges on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the semifinal match.
  • Seniors shine in regular season finale win
    April 18, 2015
    Three Chapman University women’s water polo seniors combined for 13 of the team’s 17 goals and another one became the school’s all-time leader in blocks as the Panthers cruised to a 17-3 ‘Senior Day’ win over visiting Caltech at the Allred Pool on Saturday.
  • Second-half scoring runs gives Chapman the win over Leos
    April 04, 2015
    The Chapman University women’s water polo team won for the fourth time in its past five games, defeating visiting University of La Verne 14-10 in a SCIAC game at the Allred Pool on Saturday. The Panthers snapped an 8-8 tie in the third quarter with six consecutive goals to secure their third win in their last four conference games.
  • Women's water polo falls to Sagehens at home
    March 28, 2015
    The Chapman University women's water polo team dropped a 12-6 decision to No. 1-ranked Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday at the Allred Aquatics Center. The loss dropped the Panthers into fifth-place in SCIAC standings while allowing the Sagehens to move into a three-way tie for first-place with Whittier College and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
  • Quincy leads Chapman to season sweep over Redlands
    March 25, 2015
    The Chapman University women’s water polo team earned a season sweep over University of Redlands with Wednesday afternoons 12-3 victory at Allred Pool. The Panthers defeated Redlands 16-8 at Redlands, in Chapman’s season opener on Sunday, February 1.
  • Women's water polo highlights vs. Redlands
    March 25, 2015
    The Chapman University women's water polo team earned a season sweep over University of Redlands a 12-3 victory at Allred Pool. Junior Alison Quincy finished the game with a career-high six goals for Chapman.
  • Spicer moves into second in career blocks, Panthers split a pair
    March 23, 2015
    The Chapman University women’s water polo team split a pair of non-conference games on Monday, falling to Cal State East Bay 6-5 before defeating Concordia 15-11 at the Allred Pool. The Panthers’ one-goal loss to East Bay was their fourth loss this season either by a goal or in overtime. Meanwhile, senior goalie Kirsten Spicer ascended the Chapman record books with 20 blocks on Monday.
  • Panthers earn season sweep over Macalester
    March 16, 2015
    The Chapman University women’s water polo team earned a season sweep over Macalester College (Minn.) with Monday afternoons 21-5 victory at Allred Pool. The Panthers defeated Macalester 14-2 on Friday, March 13 just last week at the Cal Baptist Tournament in Riverside.
  • Panthers break two-game losing streak with win over Connecticut
    March 09, 2015
    The Chapman University women's water polo team snapped its two-game losing streak with a win at home against out-of-region visitor Connecticut College 15-3 at Allred Pool on Monday afternoon.
  • Panthers snap five-game losing streak at Claremont Tournament
    March 09, 2015
    The Chapman University women's water polo team snapped its five-game losing streak over the weekend of March 7- 8 at the Claremont Convergence Tournament co-hosted by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer in Claremont, Calif.
  • Villanova rally spoils water polo home opener
    March 04, 2015
    A second-half rally by the Villanova University women’s water polo team stunned Chapman University and spoiled the Panthers’ home opener suffering a 12-10 defeat by the visiting Wildcats at the Allred Pool on Wednesday night. Villanova (10-8) rallied from a four-goal third-quarter deficit to beat Chapman for the second time in four days.
  • Panthers drop four at Tina Finali Invitational
    March 01, 2015
    The Chapman University women's water polo team dropped four games over the weekend of Feb. 28-March 1 at the Tina Finali Invitational hosted by Cal Lutheran at the Samuelson Aquatics Center in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
  • Women's water polo travels to Redlands to start spring season
    January 30, 2015
    The Chapman University women's water polo team will officially kick off the spring sports season on Sunday as it opens the 2015 campaign at University of Redlands at the Thompson Aquatic Center at 10 a.m.