UNDERSTANDING THE GAME OF Water Polo can be a confusing game for spectators. The whistle is constantly blowing and the play never stops, even when someone is ejected for a penalty. In addition, there are many misconceptions about the game, including how the players keep their horses swimming. Well hang in there, because the following information should help to make the picture much clearer.
1. Each team has six field players and a goalie. 2. Field players can only use one hand to touch the ball, goalies two. 3. Games consist of 7-minute quarters for club divisions, 8-minute quarters for varsity divisions. 4. The object of the game is to score by placing the ball completely in the goal. Players may move the ball by swimming or passing. 5. Teams may substitute after a goal is scored, during a time-out or during the play from the ejection area. 6. Each team receives three time-outs and one 20-second time-out per game. 7. Shots blocked out of bounds by defensive players result in the defensive team receiving possession. If a defender uses two hands to block a shot, the offensive team receives a penalty shot. 2011 Men’s Guide Table of Contents History of the CWPA..........................................................Pages 2-3 CWPA Timeline......................................................................... Page 4 Competitive Format..............................................................Pages 6-7 Men’s Championship Results............................................Pages 9-12 Women’s Championship Results.....................................Pages 12-14 Men’s Varsity Team Profiles............................................. Page 17-20 Men’s Club Team Profiles................................................Pages 21-34 Men’s Varsity Rosters........................................................Pages 36-39 Men’s Club Rosters ..........................................................Pages 41-51
WATER POLO Fouls
When an infraction of the rules occurs, the referee will point in the direction of the team taking possession, while blowing his whistle. The ball is put back into play with an action called a free throw. This means the player gets three seconds of free time to throw the ball to another teammate or swim it up the pool. A player cannot shoot his free throw unless outside the five-meter line. If the ball is not put into play within three seconds, the other team takes possession. Fouls can be ordinary or major. Ordinary fouls are best understood as minor fouls. For example, a defender may reach over an opponent’s back to get at the ball while facing away from the goal. The penalty for an ordinary foul is a free throw for the opposing team. Major fouls are more severe and are penalized accordingly. For example, when a defender fouls an opponent too aggressively, or from behind when the opponent is facing the goal, the defender is ejected for 20 seconds (players may reenter the game if their team recovers the ball before the ejection time is up, or if the opposing team scores). When the foul occurs within five meters of the goal and the referee believes the player had a high chance of scoring, the opposition shoots a penalty shot. Major fouls can also occur through disrespect to the referee or when a player interferes with an opponent’s free throw. Players may only receive three major fouls before elimination. If all of this has you totally confused, just sit back and enjoy the game. The easiest way to follow the play is by watching the scoreboard. If your team is ahead at the end, great! If not, well consider that you have expanded your horizons. When the game is over, you can at least explain to your friends that the horses never get wet.
history of the
COLLEGIATE WATER POLO ASSOCIATION
The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and is comprised of collegiate institutions. The purpose of the Association is to serve its membership through a variety of ways, including the coordination of a competitive schedule. As a non-profit 501 (c)-3 organization, it is also a charitable entity, capable of receiving donations that are tax deductible. All gifts may be sent to the office, with an acknowledgment returned to you for your tax records. The Collegiate Water Polo Association provides a number of benefits to its membership including:
Conference web site Desk official training and support Eastern Championship tournament management Hall of Fame Banquet Hotel reservations for teams and officials Job placement service National Championship tournament management Online education Referee assignments Referee training program Scheduling
Five free balls for all host sites One free ball for every team Score sheets for tournament hosts Laminated scoring guide for tournament hosts NCAA Rules Book and Fox 40 whistle for every team Complimentary program for every club athlete and coach
Awards for top two teams in each division Awards for top coaches in each division All-Tournament and MVP awards at championship events Certificates for Scholar-Athletes All-Conference awards for best 14 players per division All-America awards for collegiate club teams
For more information about the Association or its activities, contact the office at: Collegiate Water Polo Association 320 West 5th Street Bridgeport, PA 19405 (610) 277-6787 (610) 277-7382 fax email@example.com Check out our web page at: www.collegiatewaterpolo.org
In addition to the NCAA and NAIA there are conferences Commissioner.....................................................Daniel Sharadin that operate for the purpose of arranging competition for Email...........................firstname.lastname@example.org their member institutions. Some conferences, like the Big East, Mountain West or Atlantic Coast Conferences, handle several Director of Communications........................................Ed Haas sports, while others like the CWPA handle a single sport. With Email............................................email@example.com respect to water polo, all collegiate clubs that are eligible for the National Collegiate Club Championship are members of Coordinator of Officials.................................................Ed Reed the CWPA. To understand the difference between the league Email......................................firstname.lastname@example.org and the NCAA or NAIA, think of the conference on a smaller scale performing similar functions for its member institutions. Coordinator of Membership Services......................Alex Bond The conference works with the national governing bodies Email..............................email@example.com (NCAA and NAIA) to help provide competitive opportunities and services, yet remains an independent organization with its Director of Multimedia.........................................................TBA own governing system and budget. Email..........................................firstname.lastname@example.org Non-scholastic organizations include all other entities that provide the opportunity for people to be involved in the sport CWPA Sportsmanship Statement The CWPA and the NCAA promote good sportsmanship outside of an educational institution. These include YMCAs, by student-athletes, coaches and spectators. We request your Boys & Girls Clubs, parks & recreation programs, privately cooperation by supporting the participants and officials in organized clubs, township/city programs and independent a positive manner. Profanity, racial or sexist comments, or organizations like American Water Polo. United States Water other intimidating actions directed at the officials, student- Polo fits under this category as well, serving as the National athletes, coaches, event personnel or team representatives will Governing Body for the sport. They are also responsible for not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the site of supporting and training Olympic teams for men and women. competition. Also, consumption or possession of alcoholic For more information about any specific organization, contact beverages and tobacco products is prohibited. the CWPA office at 610-277-6787.
There are many organizations affiliated with the sport of water polo and the landscape can be somewhat confusing when trying to sort out which entity offers what services. To make matters a little easier to understand, the organizations can be divided into two basic groups: scholastic and non scholastic. The scholastic organizations are those that have some affiliation with the educational system. These include college, high school, junior college and middle school teams, as well as their respective administrative bodies that offer competitive leagues and support. In this category you would find state sanctioning organizations, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and all the collegiate conferences recognized by the NCAA or NAIA. Each individual organization operates independently with its own governing structure.
History of the CWPA
The Collegiate Water Polo Association originally began as the Mid Atlantic Conference, founded by Dick Russell (Bucknell University swimming & water polo coach) in the 1970â€™s. Its founding membership included teams from Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. The management and oversight of the organization relied on volunteer coaches until 1990, when a commissioner was hired to perform basic scheduling for the 15-member teams in the league. Officiating assignments were performed at the time by an independent organization called the Eastern Water Polo Referees Association (EWPRA).
The next major milepost occurred in 1993, when the Southern and New England Conferences merged into the Mid-Atlantic. The NCAA and the NAIA are two organizations that serve The new structure combined all of the varsity teams in the a unique position. They each provide a supervisory role for East, along with the few sport clubs in existence at that time. their member schools. The colleges and universities that are members of each respective organization choose to establish During the 1995 season, the organization experienced a strike and follow a set of guidelines that govern competition. Spe- by its officiating corps. This strike ultimately resulted in the cifically, these guidelines include eligibility, academic progress organization establishing its own officiating bureau, assuming for their student-athletes, competitive rules, championship responsibility for all of its officiating assignments. The CWPA guidelines, recruiting and financial aid. hired Tere Ma as its inaugural Director of Officials and Loren Bertocci as its first Technical Director. Schools that become members of one of these organizations agree to abide by the rules and principles established within Few changes were made to this structure until 2006, when the the organization. The NCAA and NAIA provide oversight conference established a Technical Committee. One of these for the varsity teams on campus, not the collegiate clubs. members, Ed Reed, initiated the CWPAâ€™s first online education program in 2007 for referees using video clips.
Over the years, the Collegiate Water Polo Association has undergone dramatic changes: 1970’s
The Mid Atlantic Conference is founded by Dick Russell.
The conference hires a commissioner to manage the league administration.
The New England and Southern Conferences merge into the Mid-Atlantic. The conference changes its name to the Eastern Water Polo Association. Thirty-nine club and varsity teams participate in the new structure.
The Association adds women’s teams to its membership, totaling 55 teams.
The conference ends its relationship with the Eastern Water Polo Referees Association and establishes its own officiating bureau. Tere Ma hired as the inaugural Director of Officials and Loren Bertocci hired as the first Technical Director. Men’s Midwest Division is added. Club championships are separated by division. Membership increases to 82 teams.
Women’s Midwest and Men’s Southwest Divisions are added. The Eastern Water Polo Association changes its name to the Collegiate Water Polo Association to reflect the geographic representation of its membership. Membership rises to 95 teams.
Women’s Southwest Division is added. Women’s Northern Division splits into New York and New England Divisions. Great Lakes Division is added. Men’s New England Division splits to North Atlantic and New England Divisions. Membership reaches 110 teams.
Men’s and Women’s Northwest Divisions added. Men’s Pacific Coast Division added. Membership includes 40 women’s teams and 97 men’s teams, totaling 137.
Women’s Pacific Coast Division and Men’s Great Plains Division added. Women’s Midwest Division reinstated. Men’s Great Lakes Division changes name to Heartland Division. Membership increases to 52 women’s teams and 107 men’s teams totaling 159.
Men’s Southeast and Atlantic Divisions added. Membership increases to 54 women’s teams and 121 men’s teams totaling 175.
Women’s varsity and club programs separate competitively. Women’s varsity teams form Northern and Southern Divisions. Women’s Southeast Division added. Men’s and Women’s Texas Divisions added Membership increases to 122 men’s teams and 80 women’s teams totaling 202.
Men’s Florida and Great Lakes Divisions added. Men’s Midwest Division renamed the Ohio Valley Division. Membership increases to 124 men’s teams and 91 women’s teams totaling 215.
Men’s New England and North Atlantic Divisions realigned. Men’s Division II Eastern Championship established.
League office moves to Bridgeport, Pennsylvania after 13 years in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Membership steadies at 120 men’s and 95 women’s teams, totaling 215 teams.
Six women’s varsity teams amicably leave to join the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship. Remaining teams realign to form Northern, Western and Southern Divisions. CWPA agrees to act as the Officiating Bureau and assigning agent for the MAAC. Women’s Northeastern Division merges into the Northern Division. Women’s Atlantic and North Atlantic Divisions added. Women’s National Collegiate Club Championship expands to 16 teams. Membership grows to 131 men’s and 99 women’s teams, totaling 230 teams.
Women’s Atlantic Division merges with Mid-Atlantic Division. Men’s Ohio Valley Division members join Great Lakes and Missouri Valley Divisions. CWPA varsity teams create a Technical Committee to lead the education, evaluation, and assignment of referees. Officiating Bureau uses online video for the first time in the education process for referees. Membership grows to 138 men’s and 96 women’s teams, totaling 234 teams.
Pacific Coast Women’s Division splits forming Sierra Pacific Division. Women’s Great Lakes Division splits forming Ohio Valley Division. Men’s Southwest Division splits forming Rocky Mountain Division. Men’s Southeast Division splits to re-establish the Florida Division. CWPA initiates online education program for referees. Membership grows to 141 men’s and 101 women’s teams, totaling 242 teams.
Women’s Ohio Valley Division merges into Midwest Division. Membership grows to 143 men’s and 100 women’s teams, totaling 243 teams.
Membership grows to 277 teams, including 160 men’s and 117 women’s programs.
Women’s Southwest Division splits forming Rocky Mountain Division. Men’s Southwest Division merges into Rocky Mountain Division. Men’s Sierra Pacific Division formed with teams from the Pacific Coast Division Membership grows to 282 teams, including 156 men’s and 126 women’s programs
Women’s varsity teams realign to form Northeastern, Northern, Southern and Western Divisions. Men’s Florida Division teams merge into Southeast Division. Men’s Great Plains Division splits forming Great Plains and Missouri Valley Divisions. Membership grows to 126 men’s teams and 98 women’s teams totaling 224.
Big Ten Division club teams join the CWPA. CWPA Women’s Division III Varsity Championship created New Team Leader orientation program established. CWPA begins streaming championship games on-line. Membership grows to 259 teams, including 161 men’s and 98 women’s programs.
COMPETITIVE FORMAT The Collegiate Water Polo Association is divided into two classes, varsity and sport club. Each class of membership is then divided into divisions based on geography.
The top four teams from each division championship move on to the CWPA Eastern Championship. The first place team at the Eastern Championship receives the leagueâ€™s automatic berth to the NCAA National Championship in December.
Teams play a single round robin schedule within the division to determine regular season rankings. All teams attend the division championship, with the seeding determined by the won/loss records during the season.
Teams play a double round robin schedule within their respective regions (East or West) to determine seeding for the championship, in which everyone attends. The top four teams from each division championship move on to the CWPA Eastern Championship. The first place team at the CWPA Eastern Championship qualifies for the NCAA National Championship in December.
Sport Club Class
Teams are divided into divisions, based on geography. The top team from each division championship qualifies for either the National Collegiate Club Championship or the Division III National Collegiate Club Championship.
Teams play a single round robin schedule. All teams attend the championship tournament, with seeding based on the regular season won/loss records.
Big Ten Division
Teams play a single round robin schedule over two weekends plus additional seeding games drawn at random. All teams attend the championship tournament, with seeding based on the regular season won/loss records.
Teams play a single round robin schedule over two weekends plus additional seeding games drawn at random. All teams attend the championship tournament, with seeding based on the regular season won/loss records.
Great Lakes Division
Teams play four opponents drawn at random during the first weekend to seed for the championship. All teams attend the championship tournament, with seeding based on the regular season won/loss records.
Great Plains Division
Teams play a single round robin schedule over two weekends plus additional seeding games drawn at random. All teams attend the championship tournament, with seeding based on the regular season won/loss records.
The Western Region teams play a single round robin schedule over two weekends plus additional seeding games drawn at random. The Eastern Region teams play a single round robin schedule within their region. All teams attend the championship tournament, which is separated into two groups, with the top eight teams from the regular season playing in one group and the remaining teams in a second group. Seeding at the championship alternates between the regions, with the first seed awarded to the region that won the prior season.
Missouri Valley Division
Teams play a single round robin schedule over two weekends plus additional seeding games drawn at random. All teams
attend the championship tournament, with seeding based on the regular season won/loss records.
New England Division
New York Division
The Western Region teams play a single round robin schedule within their region, plus additional seeding games drawn at random. The Eastern Region teams play a single round robin schedule within their region. All teams then attend a crossover event where they compete against four of the teams from the opposite region. Every team competes in the championship, with the seeds based on won/loss records.
North Atlantic Division
Teams play a double round robin schedule within their regions over two weekends. All teams attend the championship. Seeding at the championship alternates between the regions, with the first seed awarded to the region that won the prior season.
Pacific Coast Division
Rocky Mountain Division
The teams play eight games against opponents within the division over two weekends, with one of the weekends emphasizing regional match-ups. Opponents are selected randomly during the cross-regional weekend. All teams attend the championship tournament, which is separated into two groups. The top eight teams from the regular season play in one group to establish a division champion and the remaining four teams play round robin to determine final placing. Seeding at the championship is based on won/loss records from the regular season.
Sierra Pacific Division
Teams play a single round robin schedule over two weekends. All teams attend the championship tournament, with seeding based on the regular season won/loss records.
Tie Breaker System - All Situations
If at any time two teams are tied in record or in goal differentials as you walk through the tie breaker system below, the result of their head-to-head competition breaks the tie
Tie Breaker System - Two Teams
If the teams each beat one another, the goal differential in their games is used to break the tie. If the goal differential in their contests against one another is the same, the total of goals scored against each other is used. If the total of goals scored between the teams is equal, the differential for all common opponents seeded higher is used. If no common opponents are seeded higher, the goal differential against the highest seeded common opponent is used.
Tie Breaker System - Three or More Teams (for seeding championships)
If more than two teams are tied in won/loss records, goal differentials among the teams tied serves as the tiebreaker. If two teams are tied in goal differentials, head-to-head competition breaks the tie. If the goal differential in their contests against one another for all teams is the same, the total of goals scored against each other is used. If the total of goals scored between the teams is equal, the goal differential between common opponents seeded higher will be used to determine ranking. This may require averaging the goal differential per game if the number of games between common opponents is unequal. Should teams be tied in won/loss record and they have not played each other, goal differentials against common opponents that are seeded above them are used. If no common opponents are seeded higher, the goal differential against the highest seeded common opponent is used to break the tie.
(for advancement w/in championships)
If more than two teams are tied in won/loss records, goal differentials among the teams tied serves as the tiebreaker. If the goal differential in their contests against one another is the same, the total of goals scored against each other is used. If the total of goals scored between the teams is equal, their original seeding will serve as the tiebreaker. If the totals are tied at any time between two of the three teams, the tie is broken by their head-to-head result.
Goal differential is a term used to describe the difference between goals scored against an opponent and the number of goals scored by an opponent against a particular team.
COLLEGIATE WATER POLO ASSOCIATION
CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Menâ€™s Varsity Competition
CWPA Eastern Championship 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Yale University Yale University Yale University Bucknell University University of Pittsburgh Bucknell University Bucknell University Bucknell University Bucknell University Brown University Loyola University Brown University Brown University Brown University U. S. Naval Academy U. S. Naval Academy U. S. Naval Academy University of Arkansas U. S. Naval Academy Slippery Rock University Princeton University University of Massachusetts University of Massachusetts University of Massachusetts University of Massachusetts Queens College University of Massachusetts University of Massachusetts U. S. Naval Academy University of Massachusetts Queens College U. S. Naval Academy Princeton University Saint Francis College U. S. Naval Academy U. S. Naval Academy U. S. Naval Academy Princeton University Saint Francis College
Harvard University Fordham University Fordham University U. S. Military Academy Bucknell University University of Pittsburgh Brown University University of Illinois Loyola University Loyola University Brown University Slippery Rock University U. S. Naval Academy Bucknell University Brown University Brown University University of Arkansas Brown University Brown University U. S. Naval Academy Slippery Rock University Bucknell University U. S. Naval Academy Queens College Queens College University of Massachusetts Queens College Saint Francis College Saint Francis College Queens College U. S. Naval Academy Princeton University Saint Francis College U. S. Naval Academy Princeton University Saint Francis College Princeton University U. S. Naval Academy U. S. Naval Academy
Division II Eastern Championship 2003 2004 2007 2008 2009 2010
Queens College Salem International University Mercyhurst College Mercyhurst College Mercyhurst College Queens College
Slippery Rock University Mercyhurst College Gannon University Gannon University Gannon University Mercyhurst College
Division III Eastern Championship 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
MIT Washington & Lee University Washington & Lee University Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University MIT Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University MIT Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University MIT Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University MIT Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University MIT
Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University MIT Washington & Lee University MIT Johns Hopkins University Washington & Lee University MIT Johns Hopkins University MIT MIT Johns Hopkins University MIT MIT MIT Washington & Jefferson Col. MIT Washington & Jefferson Col. Johns Hopkins University
Division II/III Small College Championship 2007
ECAC Championship 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Saint Francis College University of Massachusetts Queens College Princeton University Saint Francis College Saint Francis College Saint Francis College Saint Francis College Saint Francis College U. S. Naval Academy Saint Francis College
Princeton University Saint Francis College Princeton University U. S. Naval Academy Bucknell University Princeton University U. S. Naval Academy U. S. Naval Academy Johns Hopkins University Princeton University Brown University
Ivy Championship 2010
Men’s Sport Club Competition Atlantic Division 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
University of Richmond Georgetown University Georgetown University University of Virginia University of North Carolina Georgetown University Virginia Tech University Virginia Tech University Duke University Virginia Tech University University of North Carolina
Big Ten Division 2010
Michigan State University
Washington & Lee University University of Richmond NC State University NC State University Georgetown University Duke University Duke University University of Maryland Virginia Tech University Georgetown University Georgetown University
University of Michigan
Eastern Championship 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
1997 1998 1999 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Western Illinois University Western Illinois University Western Illinois University Washington University Western Illinois University University of South Dakota Iowa State University University of Minnesota
University of Kansas Washington University University of Minnesota University of Missouri Washington University University of Minnesota University of Kansas Marquette University
1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Western Illinois University Western Illinois University Western Illinois University Washington University Western Illinois University University of South Dakota Iowa State University University of Minnesota University of Minnesota University of Minnesota University of Minnesota Illinois State University Macalester College Macalester College Grinnell College Saint Mary’s University Saint Mary’s University Grinnell College Macalester College Macalester College Grinnell College Monmouth College Monmouth College Monmouth College
Iowa State University Macalester College Western Illinois University University of Nebraska League splits into Great Plains and Heartland Divisions- division reforms in 2002 Grand Valley State University University of Notre Dame Grand Valley State University University of Notre Dame Grand Valley State University University of Notre Dame Grand Valley State University University of Notre Dame Grand Valley State University University of Notre Dame Grand Valley State University University of Notre Dame Grand Valley State University University of Notre Dame University of Illinois-Chicago Grand Valley State University Grand Valley State University University of Illinois-Chicago
Great Plains Division
Great Plains Division
1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
University of Florida Central Florida University University of Florida Florida State University Rejoined Southeast Division - division reforms in 2007 Florida International University University of Florida University of Florida Florida International Univ. Florida International University University of Florida University of Miami Florida International Univ.
Great Lakes Division
University of Minnesota University of Minnesota University of Minnesota Illinois State University
University of Virginia Cornell University University of Maryland University of Pennsylvania Williams College Yale University U. S. Military Academy Amherst College Tournament discontinued in favor of division championships
Florida Division 2002 2003 2004 2007 2008 2009 2010
2007 2008 2009 2010
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Penn State University University of Richmond Villanova University Villanova University University of Pennsylvania Villanova University Villanova University Penn State University Slippery Rock University University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Penn State University University of Pennsylvania
Missouri Valley Division 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Western Illinois University Lindenwood University Lindenwood University Miami University (Ohio) Lindenwood University Lindenwood University Lindenwood University
Marquette University Kansas State University University of Nebraska University of Minnesota University of Kansas Washington University University of Minnesota University of Missouri Washington University University of Minnesota University of Kansas Marquette University Marquette University Kansas State University University of Nebraska University of Minnesota Grinnell College Saint Mary’s University Saint Mary’s University Grinnell College Grinnell College Saint John’s University Saint John’s University Grinnell College St. John’s University Grinnell College Grinnell College Grinnell College University of Maryland University of Maryland West Chester University Villanova University Villanova University University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Penn State University Penn State University Penn State University University of Pennsylvania Villanova University Villanova University Penn State University Villanova University Penn State University Washington University Washington University Miami University (Ohio) Lindenwood University University of Illinois-Chicago
Saint Louis University Saint Louis University
New England Division 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Williams College Dartmouth College Williams College Dartmouth College Dartmouth College Williams College Dartmouth College University of Massachusetts Yale University Yale University Yale University Williams College Middlebury College Dartmouth College Yale University Yale University
New York Division
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
U. S. Military Academy RIT University of Rochester U. S. Military Academy U. S. Military Academy Cornell University U. S. Military Academy U. S. Military Academy Colgate University U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Colgate University Columbia University New York University Columbia University Columbia University Columbia University
North Atlantic Division 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Tufts University Tufts University Bates College Bates College Bates College Bates College Dartmouth College Middlebury College Middlebury College Boston College Tufts University U. S. Coast Guard Academy Tufts University Tufts University
Amherst College Williams College Dartmouth College Yale University Yale University Yale University Williams College Yale University Williams College Williams College Williams College Yale University Boston College Boston College Dartmouth College Dartmouth College Hartwick College Columbia University RIT University of Rochester RIT U. S. Military Academy Columbia University Cornell University RIT Colgate University New York University U. S. Military Academy U. S. Military Academy U. S. Military Academy U. S. Military Academy Cornell University Colby College Bates College Bowdoin College Bowdoin College Bowdoin College Bowdoin College Tufts University Dartmouth College Dartmouth College Dartmouth College Amherst College Tufts University U. S. Coast Guard Academy Amherst College
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
University of Washington University of Washington University of Washington University of Washington University of Washington Oregon State University University of Oregon University of Oregon University of Washington University of Oregon University of Oregon University of Washington University of Oregon
Washington State University Oregon State University Oregon State University Oregon State University Oregon State University University of Washington Oregon State University University of Washington University of Oregon University of Washington University of Washington University of Oregon Oregon State University
Ohio Valley Division (Midwest renamed Ohio Valley Division in 2002) 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
University of Dayton University of Dayton University of Dayton University of Dayton University of Notre Dame Miami University Miami University Miami University Miami University Miami University Miami University
Pacific Coast Division 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Cal Poly State University California Baptist University Cal Poly State University Cal Poly State University Cal Poly State University Cal Poly State University Cal Poly State University UCLA Cal Poly State University Cal Poly State University Cal Poly State University UCLA UCLA
Rocky Mountain Division
2007 2008 2009 2010
University of University of University of University of
Utah Colorado Utah Colorado
University of Notre Dame Miami University University of Notre Dame University of Notre Dame University of Dayton University of Notre Dame University of Dayton Ohio University University of Dayton University of Dayton Ohio University Cal State University, Chico Cal Poly State University Fresno State University USC USC UCLA Fresno State University Cal Poly State University UC-Davis UC-Davis UCLA University of California UC-Santa Barbara
University of University of University of University of
Colorado Utah Colorado Utah
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
University of Florida University of Florida Georgia Institute of Tech. Georgia Institute of Tech. Florida International University Florida International University Florida International University Georgia Institute of Tech. Georgia Institute of Tech. Georgia Institute of Tech. University of Georgia
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
University of Arizona University of Arizona University of Colorado University of Arizona University of Arizona University of Colorado University of Arizona University of Arizona University of Arizona University of Arizona University of Arizona University of Arizona Arizona State University University of Arizona Arizona State University
Texas Division 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Texas A&M University Texas A&M University University of Texas University of Texas University of Texas University of Texas Texas A&M University Texas A&M University University of Texas University of Texas
Georgia Institute of Tech. Georgia Institute of Tech. Auburn University Auburn University University of Florida Georgia Institute of Tech. University of Florida University of Georgia University of Tennessee Vanderbilt University Georgia Institute of Tech. Texas A & M University University of Colorado University of Arizona University of Colorado University of Colorado University of Arizona University of Colorado University of Utah University of Utah University of Utah University of Colorado University of Arizona “B” University of Arizona Arizona State University University of Arizona
2007 2008 2009 2010
Cal Poly State University Michigan State University UCLA UCLA
Michigan State University Cal Poly State University Florida International Univ. University of Texas
Division III National Collegiate Club Championship 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Wesleyan University RIT Trinity University RIT Middlebury College Wesleyan University Wesleyan University Lindenwood University Lindenwood University Lindenwood University Tufts University UC-Santa Cruz
University of Rochester Wesleyan University RIT Wesleyan University Wesleyan University New York University New York University Wesleyan University Grinnell College New York University Monmouth College Monmouth College
CWPA/NAIA National Invitational 2007
California Baptist University
Women’s Varsity Competition University of Texas University of Texas Texas A&M University Texas A&M University Texas A&M University Rice University University of Texas University of Texas Texas A&M University Texas A&M University
CWPA Eastern Championship
1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 National Collegiate Club Championship 1997 Northwestern University University of Maryland 1998 United States Military Academy University of Dayton 1999 University of Dayton U. S. Military Academy 2000 University of Michigan University of Arizona 2001 Dartmouth College University of Colorado 2002 University of Michigan Penn State University 2003 Cal Poly State University University of Richmond 2004 Michigan State University University of Washington 2005 Cal Poly State University Villanova University 2006 Cal Poly State University USC 2007 University of Michigan Cal Poly State University 2008 Cal Poly State University University of Arizona 2009 Grand Valley State University Michigan State University 2010 Michigan State University Grand Valley State University 2011
Slippery Rock University Slippery Rock University Slippery Rock University Slippery Rock University Slippery Rock University Slippery Rock University Slippery Rock University Slippery Rock University Slippery Rock University University of Maryland University of Massachusetts University of Massachusetts Princeton University Brown University University of Michigan Indiana University Hartwick College University of Michigan Hartwick College Hartwick College University of Michigan University of Michigan University of Michigan Indiana University
Bucknell University Bucknell University Harvard University Bucknell University University of Maryland Harvard University Bucknell University Harvard University University of Maryland Slippery Rock University University of Maryland University of Maryland University of Massachusetts Princeton University Hartwick College Brown University University of Michigan Indiana University University of Michigan Princeton University Hartwick College Hartwick College Indiana University University of Michigan
CWPA Division III Championship
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
2001 Penn State University Carthage College 2002 University of Maryland Washington & Jefferson Col. 2003 University of Virginia 2004 University of Pennsylvania 2005 Penn State University “Elite” Championship 2006 University of Pennsylvania University of Michigan Hartwick College 2007 University of Pennsylvania 2008 University of Pennsylvania 2009 University of Pennsylvania ECAC Championship 2010 University of Pennsylvania Princeton University University of Massachusetts 2011 Penns State University Princeton University Brown University Hartwick College Brown University Midwest Division Princeton University Hartwick College 1996 Miami University (Ohio) Hartwick College Brown University 1997 Miami University (Ohio) Princeton University Hartwick College 1998 No Competition Princeton University Bucknell University 1999 University of Notre Dame Princeton University Brown University 2000 Miami University (Ohio) Bucknell University Marist College 2001 University of Notre Dame Brown University Marist College 2002 University of Notre Dame Brown University Princeton University 2003 Miami University (Ohio) University of Maryland Iona College 2004 Miami University (Ohio) Grove City College Grove City College
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Miami University (Ohio) Miami University (Ohio) University of Notre Dame University of Notre Dame University of Notre Dame University of Notre Dame University of Notre Dame
New England Division
Women’s Sport Club Competition Atlantic Division 2005
James Madison University
Big Ten Division 2010 2011
University of Michigan University of Michigan
Heartland Division 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Macalester College No competition Macalester College Carleton College Macalester College Macalester College Wheaton College Carleton College Lindenwood University Lindenwood University Carleton College Illinois State University Lindenwood University
University of Virginia Michigan State University University of Illinois University of Minnesota Carleton College Macalester College Carleton College Wheaton College Macalester College Grinnell College Iowa State University Carleton College Lindenwood University Iowa State University Carleton College
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Yale University Dartmouth College Dartmouth College Dartmouth College Dartmouth College Yale University Dartmouth College Middlebury College Dartmouth College Boston College Dartmouth College
New York Division 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Columbia University New York University Columbia University New York University Cornell University Cornell University Columbia University New York University New York University New York University Cornell University
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VARSITY TEAM PROFILES
NORTHERN DIVISION Brown University
The Brown University men’s water polo team looks to improve on last year’s fifth place finish at the CWPA Eastern Championship. With the loss of four starters, which accounted for 35 percent of the Bears’ offense, two-time All-America selection Svetozer Stefanovic and sophomore James McNamara will need to carry the offense this season. Defensively, sophomore goalkeeper Walker Shockley will continue to lead the team between the pipes and help provide the backbone of the defense.
Entering the program’s 11th season as a varsity sport, the Camels of Connecticut College will seek to improve on an eighth place finish in the Northern Division last season. A highlight of the season for the Camels will be the potential of improving on last year’s third place finish at the Division III Eastern Championship in 2011.
It is a season of change for the Fordham University water polo team in 2011. After a pair of top three finishes in the North Division Championship and two berths at the CWPA Eastern Championship the last two seasons, the Rams are a team in transition. Fordham graduated nine players from their 2010 squad, including Honorable Mention All-America selections Ali Arat and Ryan Hultman and former All-Northern Division performers Mikey Edwards and Alex Powell. In their stead is a group looking to make an impact in 2011, as they get their first opportunity to make a name for themselves. The Rams do return a pair of starters in senior goalkeeper Christian Flessner and utility man Andrew McKernin. Flessner played all but seven quarters a season ago, posting a school
record 266 saves and earning CWPA Defensive Player of the Week once. McKernin hopes the injury bug that has loomed over him the last two seasons has finally passed, and get back to his freshman form when he scored over 20 goals with over a 50% scoring percentage. Other returning players the Rams will need to step up this season are senior J.D. Shrewsbury, juniors Robert Fleming, Jake Bakas, and Daniel Barron, and sophomores Nicholas Allen and Ben Clinkinbeard. With the departure of Arat, Hultman, and Edwards, Shrewsbury is the most experienced two-meter player on the Rams’ roster. He netted three goals to go with a career-high 11 assists, but Fordham will need much more from its senior co-captain. Fleming came on with some significant playing time toward the end of last season, and will be expected to log some heavy minutes. With openings on the wing, Bakas should be primed for a breakout season on the outside, following a sophomore campaign that netted eight goals and 20 steals. Clinkinbeard should also fill in one of the wing position after a solid first season in which he tallied 10 goals and 19 assists. Barron and Allen should also be in the mix with Shrewsbury at the two-meter spot. Allen scored nine times as a freshman, while Barron had six goals as a sophomore. Sophomore field players Willie Leach and Dan Kearney, as well as sophomore goalkeeper Eric Mullery should also compete for playing time. The Rams also have four newcomers in senior Josh Itano (transfer who sat out last season), junior Alex Judge (son of CWPA Hall of Famer Chris Judge), freshmen Noah Le Beau (played ODP Coastal California Zone) and Eric Minowitz (2009 Third Team All-America).
Harvard University opens the 2011 campaign with expectations of another improved season. The Crimson has increased its win total each of the last two years. The 2010 squad, under the direction of head coach Ted Minnis, won its most games in three years (12). The Crimson graduated three of their offensive leaders, but look to remain strong on the defensive end. The defense is anchored by senior goalie Alexandre Popp, who led the team with 230 saves last year. The offense will rely heavily upon seniors Luka Babic (32 goals, 24 assists), Kevin DiSilvestro (29 goals, 17 assists) and Mike Katzer (26 goals).
The Iona College men’s water polo team will have several goals heading into the fall season coming off a season where the rebuilt with a youthful group. For the first time in four seasons, the Gaels failed to qualify for the Eastern Championship. The Gaels look this season to return to the Eastern Championship, and potentially further under 17th year head coach Brian Kelly. The Gaels will look for leadership from a quartet of seniors with big game experience who helped a young squad adjust to the college game a year ago as Matt Joslyn, Cameron Hudson, Hunter Carrier and Ryan Scott will once again lead the team. Along with the scoring Joslyn and Hudson bring, the Gaels expect huge things from their returning starters after the graduation of leading scorer Seth Tasman. Junior Kristian Bocage will look to continue his offensive production of the last two years after scoring 32 points a year ago. Sophomores Lee Stiles, Sean Davis, Bryan Driscoll and Matt Stelnicki will look to make an impact offensively after combining for 45 goals last season, with Stelnicki picking up 17 goals on just 35 shots. Junior Connor
Bracken appeared in all 25 games a year ago and will anchor the defensive end. Goalie Stefen Hill jumped to the top of the Iona depth chart as a freshman and will continue to grow in his second season in net. Last year, Hill appeared in 23 games, picking up 159 saves and a goals against average of 9.66. The Gaels’ talented group will help this season with the addition of a number of freshmen looking to make an early impact. The Gaels will look for help on the inside from centers Tyler Mancuso and Ian Thompson. On the perimeter, Jake Lloyd and Kyle Elmore are capable scorers.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Engineers of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have a strong foundation on which to build in Mark Lawrence’s first year as a collegiate head coach. No stranger to the Collegiate Water Polo Association after leading the Knights of Queens College (N.Y.) to an NCAA Final Four berth in 2002 as a player, Lawrence inherits a program which is coming off a first place finish at the 2010 CWPA Division III Eastern Championship and a seventh place mark at the CWPA Eastern Championship. The loss of All-America selection John Preis to graduation should not hamper MIT’s chances of returning to the Eastern Championship and contending for the league title, as Craig Cheney and goalie Columbus Leonard will form the core of the Engineers. The 2010 Northern Division Rookie of the Year and an All-North Second Team selection, Cheney led the team in goals for much of the year to finish with 49 markers, the secondhighest total ever by a Tech freshman. Between the pipes, Leonard continues to rewrite the MIT record-book as he shattered MIT’s record for career saves and now stands at 622 stops in just three seasons. A 2010 Second Team All-North pick, he has helped lead the Cardinal and Gray to 32 wins in his career and owns three of the top single-season save marks in program history.
Saint Francis College
SOUTHERN DIVISION, EASTERN REGION Bucknell University
For the Terriers of Saint Francis College (N.Y.), the defending CWPA Eastern Champion, the call of history beckons as the team will seek to do something that has not been done by a program from the Northern Division in over a decade - repeat as the league champion. The last Northern Division team to claim back to-back titles was former varsity program, the University of Massachusetts, which captured the 1998-99 crowns. Overall, only three times since the league’s founding in 1972 has a team from the Northern Division’s geographic area repeated as Collegiate Water Polo Association (1996-present)/Eastern Water Polo Association (1972-1996) Eastern champion as Yale University (1972-74), Brown University (1983-85) and UMass (1993-96, 1998-99) each accomplished the feat. Now, the Terriers stand on the cusp of joining the Bulldogs, Bears and Minutemen in the select company and claiming the program’s third Eastern crown in seven years. The Eastern Champions in 2005 and 2010, a key to St. Francis’ title hopes will be replacing 2010 All-America recipients Nikola Djuric, Stefan Gencic, Boris Plavsic and Nemanja Simonovic who were all lost to graduation last year. The lone returning All-America pick for the seven-time (2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010) Northern Division champion Terriers is Marko Gencic, who will form the core of SFC’s team in 2011 with Tamas Toth, Filip Sasic, Bosko Stankovic, Richard Polgar, Alexander Pantic and goalie Igor Mladenovic. An All-North, AllEastern Tournament and All-NCAA Tournament recipient last year during a breakout sophomore campaign, Gencic led his squad in goals (55), shots (137), assists (35) and blocks (10). If the adage is true that defense wins championship, then St. Francis’ outlook for the program’s eighth Northern Division crown and another Eastern Championship Tournament berth will rely on Mladenovic who takes over in cage.
A new coaching staff, veterans in new roles and a talented freshman class are examples of how the Bucknell University water polo program is entering a new era. The change began at the top when former longtime Brown assistant coach John McBride was hired as the Bison’s new head coach. Gone are All-America selections Richie Hyden, Howie Kalter and Sean Coghlan. In their place are a number of veterans who will now have to shoulder more of the scoring, defensive and leadership roles. Leading returning scorer Brian Barron (50 points) and senior co-captain Beau Caillouette (46 points) should pick up their offensive output, while junior goalie Matt Napleton will become the full-time starter in cage after splitting time last year. Sophomores Jack Else, Alex Nowlin, Trevor Reitz and Mike Kimble combined for 58 goals a year ago and that total should only rise to in 2011. In addition, watch for Spencer Richley, the Bison’s senior co-captain, to increase his career-high 21-goal output from 2010.
George Washington University
With nine letterwinners returning and better than 90 percent of its scoring back from last fall, George Washington University is primed to turn the corner in 2011. Despite finishing 9-20 in 2010, just three years after the best season in school history and a national ranking, head coach Scott Reed said his team is in a good position. With no seniors, the young team is putting together “a very strong foundation for the future,” the coach said. Coach Reed said the team is ready to take its play to the next level - the Eastern Championship and an opportunity to advance to the NCAA championship. “We lost a lot of close games last season because of silly mistakes and we hope to eliminate that,” said Coach Reed, who is entering his 13th season as head coach of the men’s and women’s water polo teams. “If so, we can be above .500.” But the road to the championship will prove difficult
as the Colonials lost key attacker Luke Carrino for the season due to a broken leg. Coach Reed called the sophomore his best all-around player, citing his overall strong play and good field vision. So once again the Colonials will be looking to their youth to deliver, with the freshmen in particular having to step up their game. Just three months ago, Coach Reed declared the seven incoming players “one of the most talented classes we’ve ever had here at GW.” Reed singles out Turkish player Ridvan Pehlivan, who played on Turkey’s Junior National Team, and Rafi Castillo of Florida, who will miss the season opener to play for Puerto Rico in the FINA Junior World Championship in Greece, but is gaining good experience. For leadership, the team can look to starting goalkeeper Cameron Illes, who was named the team’s Most Valuable Player as a sophomore last season. Illes posted the third-highest single-season saves total in GW history with 267 in 2010. More responsibility also will fall on sophomore utilities Nate Little and Daniel Tyner, the team’s two leading scorers as rookies in 2010. Tyner’s 92 points paced the Colonials and helped him earn Second Team All-South honors from the CWPA last fall, while Little came on late to lead the team with 70 goals. GW will also derive experience from juniors Guy Helman and John Paul Bezerra, both of whom have played in all 60 games since joining the team in 2009, and sophomore Paul Deasey, who paced the Colonials with 36 assists in his inaugural season. Junior goalkeeper Sean Joyce and sophomore utility Adam Streeter will also help supply experience and depth. Along with Pehlivan and Castillo, freshmen Nick Scherma, Lance Leung, Benjamin Krigel, Brian Mojica and Adam Wrobel complete the recruiting class and will be looked upon for production immediately. Mojica totaled 197 goals and Krigel netted 147 during their respective scholastic careers in southern California. Late addition Matthew Williams will also vie for playing time.
experience at both ends of the pool. With only two seniors, the Blue Jays will look for significant minutes from their underclassmen.
Princeton University enters the season poised to make another run at the CWPA Eastern Championship. The Tigers return their top four scorers from last season in Tommy Donahue, Tim Wenzlau, Mike Helou and Chris Cottrell. All four scored at least 30 goals a season ago with Donahue and Cottrell garnering All-South honors. Princeton will also be bolstered by the return of Jeff Cole, a former All-Southern player that is Princeton’s leading active scorer, who took the 2010 season off. These players, along with a full roster of 27 athletes will look to fill the void left by the graduation of a pair of All-Americas in Matt Hale and Mike Merlone. Sophomore Ben Dearborn will see the bulk of the time in goal in replacing Merlone, Princeton’s all-time saves leader.
United States Naval Academy
United States Naval Academy head coach Mike Schofield, who is entering his 27th season at Navy, welcomes back five starters and nine letterwinners from last year’s team that posted a 25-7 record and reached the CWPA Eastern title game for the sixth straight season. Leading the charge for the program’s 15th NCAA berth are seniors Kyle Wertz, Stevie Ray and Conor Handley, who combined for 114 goals and 35 assists for 149 points among them a year ago. Wertz and Ray are returning first-team All-East selections. Also contributing offensively will be Archie Warren (28 points last year), Paul Pedrotty (26 points), Taylor Setness (21 points), Darren McKay (21 points) and Scott Corron (20 points), all players that scored at least 20 points a year ago. Defensively, junior Anthony Gutierrez returns after blocking 53.8 percent of the shots taken against him, the Johns Hopkins University second most for a starting goalkeeper since the 2002 season, while The 2011 Johns Hopkins University Blue Jays look to improve on making 196 saves. their 2010 campaign results. This year’s team has some big shoes to fill with the graduation of all time assist leader John Barrett and the program’s most decorated goalie in two-time All-America, AllSOUTHERN DIVISION, WESTERN REGION South and All-Eastern performer Jeremy Selbst. Venezuelan National Team goalie, Daniel Ovelar, NISCA All-America selection Scott Weigal and Jacob Dorn from the Menlo School will work to fill Gannon University Selbst’s void. Newcomers Calif.-Hawaiian All-America pick Johnny In 2011, Gannon University plans on building on a 12-10 record Beal and NISCA All-America honoree John “Wes” Hopkins should from 2010. The Golden Knights will need to replace leading scorer provide the Jays with much needed speed and depth. Former CWPA Greg Naranjo who graduated last spring. Daisuke Takagi is GanSouthern Division Rookie of the Year and senior Mark Strickland non’s top returning scorer with 34 goals and 21 assists. Senior Phil along with two-time All-America selection Alex Whittam will lead Myrick returns after scoring 18 goals and adding 11 assists in 2010. and captain this year’s squad. All-America recipient Ross Schofield, Neal Zoellick will be back in goal for the Golden Knight this season. along with fellow junior Kielan Crow should help with much needed The junior turned away 117 shots last season.
Pennsylvania State University-Erie, The Behrend College
The Lions of Penn State-Behrend will be looking to turn some heads and cause a few upsets as the season kicks off. The Lions brought in eight freshmen in addition to the five returners. The squad will be lead by Junior Captains Jake DesRoches and Ali Kahn. Kahn, a 2010 All-America Honorable Mention selection, led the Lions last season with 36 goals and looks to continue the competitive culture of the Behrend program. Coming off a fourth place finish at the Division III Eastern Championship, besting rival Washington and Jefferson College, Behrend has set its sights on remaining a top contender in the East. On the defensive side of the tank, Hunter Backenstose will mind the net behind a solid defensive unit for his first season.
Salem International University
The 2011 Mercyhurst College men’s water polo team is coming off one of the best seasons in program history and returns several top players from 2010. How the team handles greater expectations will go a long way towards determining the success of this year’s team. Leading playmaker and Division II All-America pick Brett Luehmann is back, having posted 56 goals and 29 assists to lead the 2010 squad in points. Danilo Svorcan also returns after a 41-goal campaign and junior William Page recorded 22 goals, 20 assists, and 20 steals. As a freshman in 2009, Page had even more success, as he tallied 37 goals and 39 steals. Other returners include Raul Ariza, who totaled 17 points and 14 steals, Colin McDonald, a 13-goal scorer, and Adam Borgman, who had eight goals and five helpers after tallying 43 points as a freshman. Matt Cote appeared in four games last season and will likely take over as the starting goalie. The team must replace starting goalie Andy Sekulski, along with Kane Ashton and Josh Rodriguez, the third-and-fourth leading scorers a year ago. Sekulski was named the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) Division II Player of the Year, while he and Ashton were named to the All-America Team. The Lakers went 1810 last season, including wins over Iona College and Harvard University at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship, and a season sweep of three matches against crosstown rival Gannon University. Following a fifth place finish at the CWPA Southern Championship and a program high-water mark 18-wins a year ago , head coach Curtis Robinette will seek to lead the Lakers to their fifth consecutive winning season and a berth to the 2011 CWPA Eastern Championship.
Notre Dame College
Entering their second year as a varsity program, the Notre Dame College Falcons are poised to make dramatic improvements from their inaugural season. With the return of several key starters, and the addition of a healthy recruiting class, the Falcons are looking to make their mark on the CWPA. Senior captains Justin Carmody and Marton Toth, and senior Drew Sinnott-Neal will anchor the Falcons’ defense, while junior Ahmed Mami will continue to dominate the center position, and senior Dan Peng will help to lead the offensive front. The addition of transfers Vanja Kopilas, Istvan Cseh and Milan Burkus should provide the Falcons flexibility and depth on both offensive and defensive fronts. The Falcons are looking to continue the positive momentum they had in the inaugural campaign.
A new era begins at Salem International University as Rob Bullion enters his first season as a varsity head coach. Bullion takes over with first-hand knowledge of SIU and the CWPA. A 2011 graduate of Gannon University, he played four years for the Golden Knights and will now seek to construct the Tigers into one of the premier programs on the East Coast. “Hard work and dedication are what the focus will be for this team,” said Bullion. “Not just in the pool, but in the classroom as well. This year is very important for us.” Rob is tasked with rebuilding a program that was once at the top of the CWPA, but has fallen on hard times in recent years. “We are trying to build a competitive program, and I think we have a good nucleus.” The Tigers return seven players from last year’s squad. Capain Ryan Wells, Zach Shepard, Cedric Collins, Nigel Van Elteren, Javier Reyes, Myles Swartz and Krzysztof “Kris” Pierzchala will be counted on to give the young players direction. Borislav Kovicev and Wesley Clark highlight the Tigers’ recruiting class.
Washington & Jefferson College
The Washington & Jefferson College men’s water polo team seeks to carry some of the late season momentum built up last year as it heads into 2011. After getting off to a slow start, the Presidents finished the regular season strong with four consecutive wins. Senior Andy Rish and junior Joey Weiland will lead the Presidents’ scoring attack. Rish scored a team-leading 44 goals and added 20 assists, in addition to being the team’s top sprint out man. Weiland had a breakout season as a freshman and will look to return to form after missing nearly all of 2010 due to injury. Weiland had 31 goals and 14 assists as a freshman. A trio of juniors is expected to give W&J added depth on offense. Mike Johnson, who filled in admirably for Weiland last season, developed a fine scoring touch by putting up 19 goals, along with nine assists. Cameron Chaves notched 32 goals and led the team with 43 steals. Alex Shuey looks to build upon a solid sophomore season in which he tallied 12 goals and 16 assists. Sophomore Daniel Francisco is likely to see the majority of playing time in goal. He appeared in 25 games, including 21 starts, and made 138 saves. While W&J has plenty of familiar faces returning to the team, the roster will also feature a seven-man freshman class. Second-year head coach Greg Jones is excited about the potential that the newcomers bring to the team. The large class features student-athletes from Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania. In all, five different states are represented on the 15-man roster. With a difficult schedule looming, the Presidents will lean on the combination of young talent and veteran leadership to find success in 2011.
2011 CWPA men’s varsity regular season & championship schedules, referee assignments and the latest league news are available online at: www.collegiatewaterpolo.org/varsity/index
CLUB TEAM PROFILES
ATLANTIC DIVISION Duke University
Duke University seeks to revive its winning ways in 2011 after coming off a 4-7 campaign in 2010. Three years removed from an Atlantic Division title and trip to CWPA Club Nationals in 2008, the squad enters 2011 ready to face any and all challenges. Second-year captains Brad Lightcap and Vinayak Nikam look to place renewed emphasis on polo fundamentals and redesigned offensive and defensive strategies. In that way, fall 2011 offers a unique opportunity for the team to identify its own strengths and weaknesses. With one crucial season of experience in the books, the team hopes to learn from the 2010 season as they prepare for 2011. Key to the Blue Devils’ success will be continued leadership from a core of seniors that includes Michael Fritz, Mike Naclerio, keeper Felipe Mejia and John Ho. Equally significant is consistent contribution from juniors Trent Going and Tim Carlon, and sophomore Hong Poo, as the team looks forward to a telling and exciting 2011 season.
Georgetown University comes into this season looking to build on its strong performances in the Atlantic Division the past two years. After back-to-back second place finishes in the division championship, the team is hungry to finally get over the hump and make its way to Nationals. It will miss the all-pool play and leadership of graduates Matt Middleton and Tim Eberhardt, but a strong core of young players is rising up to meet the challenge. New captains Dave Ferrara and Luke Crihfield will look to lead the deep squad to another No. 1 seed in the Atlantic Division Championship tournament.
James Madison University
James Madison University enters the 2011season prepared to work hard and remain a competitive team. Last year the team struggled with the number of players interested in playing and attending tournaments. This season, the team expects to inspire many new players to step up and play up to some of the more competitive teams’ levels. With a majority of young inexperienced players, more pressure will be placed on JMU’s upperclassmen to perform. Senior Chris Ashley will need to step up his offense, while maintaining a solid defense in his final season. Kurt Clauss will be a huge asset to the team with one of the best shots in the league. The team will also look to him defensively. Peter Rossbach and Paul McGrath will play key roles in rounding out the team at both ends of the pool.
Loyola University (Md.)
Among a slew of rising programs in the Collegiate Water Polo Association’s National Collegiate Club ranks, Loyola University comes into this season on a positive note. Having shown improvement on both sides of the tank over the past couple of seasons, the club continues to grow in both numbers and talent. In the wake of gaining significant experience last year, the squad seeks a competitive season for a team that brings the qualities of hard work, dedication, a competitive nature, excitement and enjoyment of the game to the pool.
North Carolina State University
The North Carolina State University Wolfpack comes into this season with high expectations after coming off a tough no-win spring semester. Senior and two-time All-Conference team member Kamau Brown, along with fellow teammates Jensen Sales, Kael Schlactus, and Jerry O’Connor do not expect any residual hangover from the spring and look to put the Pack back in the Atlantic Division title game for the first time since 2003. With a dozen promising recruits, NC State expects to be more of a threat in outside shooting and endurance.
University of Maryland
The University of Maryland enters the 2011 season with the program’s strongest team in years. Returning seniors Joe Beavers and Matt Kolb will strive to be offensive threats for the Terps. In addition, fellow seniors Chris Gibeily, Steve Oursler and Brendan Desaulniers will add depth to the team’s bench and aid in leading the squad to what should be a great season. Returning sophomores Ryan Aceto and Dave Roberts will be expected to provide solid defense and lead the team in overall athletic ability. Graduate students Jill Law and Jarrod Bonsmann will further help Maryland’s efforts to become the seventh program in the 12-year history of the Atlantic Division to capture the championship and an automatic berth to the National Collegiate Club Championship.
University of North Carolina
The defending Atlantic Division champion, the Tarheels of the University of North Carolina are no strangers to the upper-echelon of the division as UNC holds a pair of crowns (2004, 2010) in four title game appearances (2002, 2003, 2004, 2010). In possibly one of the tightest divisions in the Collegiate Water Polo Association, the Tarheels will need to possess the character to become only the second program in division history to repeat as champions joining the 2006 and 2007 Hokies of Virginia Tech.
University of Virginia
The University of Virginia comes back with a strong core of returning players. With good team chemistry and some strong playmakers, the team hopes to continue their Atlantic Division competitiveness and capture the program’s first division crown since 2003. Due to hosting the division championship, Virginia hopes to put on a good show for the home crowd, better its third place finish from last year, and earn a berth to the National Collegiate Club Championship. Although some key players were lost to graduation, watch for Nolan Caine, Jacob Stock and Bob Geis to pick up some the slack on offense. On defense, four-years of experience between the pipes will make Tommy Heckleman one of the best goalies in the division. Virginia should be a fast, competitive team that will be ready to play.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
The lone team in division history to advance to the Atlantic Division title game four consecutive seasons (2006-09), Virginia Tech comes into the season with the ultimate goal of returning to the National Collegiate Club Championship by bringing the division championship back to Blacksburg, Va. for the fourth time in six years (2006, 2007, 2009). After a tough finish in the division last season, the Hokies will aim to rebound and once again compete for the title. Due to significant turnover in the starting line-up, Virginia Tech turns to senior Scott Wilson and junior Matt Sylvester to lead the team in scoring. Sophomore Alex McDonald and junior Daniel Strait are expected to continue improving, while senior goalie Peter Ollis will continue to anchor the Hokies’ defense to cap off one of the best netminding careers in the history of the division. Thanks to the addition of new players and a reinvigorated drive to return to Nationals, Virginia Tech will be a threat throughout the Atlantic Division title race.
BIG TEN DIVISION Indiana University
The Indiana University Hoosiers will work to improve on their fifth place finish at the Big Ten Division Championship last year. A key to the Hoosiers’ title hopes will be on the bench as the squad hired IU women’s varsity assistant coach Pat Beemer to guide the program into the future. Relying on captains Bobby Rickert and Mark Ryden to lead the team in the pool, the Hoosiers will also depend on Will Rigali, Kyle Anderson and Luca Pasquesi to power the program to the next level with a trip in November to the National Collegiate Club Championship. Kyle Rickert and goalie Bryce Tobias will aid in the effort as the duo is expected to make a big improvement in their first season on the team.
One of the rising teams in the ultra-competitive Big Ten Division, Purdue University has the potential to be among the contenders by the end of the 2011 season. Although the Boilermakers lost several seniors, Purdue will turn to a new senior class led by Jack Shehan, Danny Lejeune and star goalie Jimmy Palac. At two-meter defense, junior Ross Brinkman and sophomore Tommy Poulos fill the void left by graduates Mike Nickels and Nick Manusos. Furthermore, a new class of players appear promising to continue the improvement of the club.
University of Illinois
The Fighting Illini of the University of Illinois are younger and hungrier than ever. Coming off a less-than-stellar fourth place finish in the Big Ten Division in 2010, this youthful team is finding out what it has to do to win games. Illinois’ leadership comes from the team’s captain and lone senior, Mike Berkemeyer. As a master strategist and defensive specialist, he looks to utilize the team’s raw talent and speed for success. On offense, the lefty-righty combo of Jim Tucker and Henry Schmidt on the perimeter confuses defenses and goalies alike. Jason Yang and Joe Caffarini tied last year for the team’s scoring crown as freshmen. More will be expected as they mature into great college players. Matt Noonan’s set defense will be the difference on the other side of the pool. Goalie Austin Travers also looks to make a contribution as he adjusts to the college game. Overall, Illinois looks forward to working hard and finally achieving the program’s first Big Ten Championship.
University of Iowa
The University of Iowa enters the 2011 campaign with a veteran team and plenty of returning talent. The Hawkeyes will look to Matt Johnson, Rob LeBeau, Sam Cleary and Bob Force to set the tone offensively. In addition, rising sophomores Chris Workmen and Genghis Hallsby aim to make an impact after promising freshman seasons. Goalie Max Malec returns to anchor a defense that has been the cornerstone of the Iowa program for the past few seasons. The team will turn to seniors Luke Fevold, Rob McHugh and J.J. Baginski to provide leadership both in and out of the pool. 2011 appears to be a banner year for the Hawkeyes as the team aims to improve their play and finish in the top half of the Big Ten Division.
Michigan State University
Michigan State University begins the 2011 season with promise and momentum as the Spartans look to build upon last year’s third place finish at the 2010 Men’s National Collegiate Club Championship hosted by Southern Utah University. With a new season, comes a new beginning as MSU hired Ron Marsh to help lead them to another National Collegiate Club Championship. Led by senior captains Andrew Weichmann and Jacob Marsh, holdovers from the 2008 National Championship team, the Spartans will be a force to be reckoned with in 2011. Aiding the Spartans in their goal towards another Big Ten Division and National Collegiate Club Championship title are Michael Scarcelli, Chase Plank and goalie Robert Spiegel. Although the Spartans lost former All-America selection Andrew Olesnavich and captain Nick Talaski, MSU is looking for big contributions from juniors Matt Graziano, Jordan Sikkema and sophomore Sam Marsh.
University of Michigan
For the 2011 season, the University of Michigan Wolverines will be looking to replace the scoring provided by last season’s Big Ten Most Valuable Player Nick Mansfield and five other seniors. The Wolverines are also looking to improve upon their runner-up finish in the 2010 Big Ten season. However the Wolverines will not skip a beat with several returning seniors including Matthew Woelfel and Levi Barry who are both four-year members of the team. Michigan is led by senior captains Ben Hubbard, Patrick Trabert and Kenichi Osawa who will aim to leave Ann Arbor with the Big Ten Division Championship plaque in hand. Scoring support will be provided by a vibrant sophomore class that broadcasts promise for the future of the team.
University of Wisconsin
Possessing a balance of youth and experience, the University of Wisconsin Badgers are ready to step-up and take command of the Big Ten Division. Seniors Sean Madden and Charlie Krause provide veteran leadership, while junior Ryan Svoboda anchors the defense in goal. A challenge on defense will be replacing graduated player Kerry Read. Offensively, sophomore Brad Ferris should provide plenty of scoring, but the Badgers will need other players to step up for Wisconsin to knock-off last year’s division title game participants Michigan and Michigan State. Sophomores Connor Murphy and Drew Heidenreich are players who could provide some firepower to a dangerous Wisconsin attack.
FLORIDA DIVISION Florida Gulf Coast University
Being the new kids on the block, Florida Gulf Coast University is determined to prove it belongs in the ranks of the Florida Division. Through solid conditioning and fundamental training, the team has built upon its abilities to stay competitive this year. The Eagles hope to accumulate a few notches in the win column by keeping the games close and turning up the intensity late in the contest. Leading the team in the water is senior Abel Echemendia, who comes from Palm Beach, Fla. and has an extensive knowledge of the game from years of experience in the pool. Other noteworthy assets to the team are returners Chris Araujo and Jonathan Jornlid, both veteran players from Miami. Two new additions to the team’s line-up are freshmen Matt Bunting and Alex Benner. Benner will have the arduous task of goalkeeping for the team, while Bunting will be a vital threat on the perimeter.
Florida International University
Following a year in which Florida International University finished second in the Florida Division, the Golden Panthers will look to return to the glory of their 2009 season in which the program captured the Florida Division title and placed second at the National Collegiate Club Championship.
Florida State University
Florida State University is ramping up for another strong season. Last year was marked by a fourth place finish in the division. The team is led by three seniors as Dhugal Gardner, a returning player who is Florida State’s High Point award recipient from last year, Jake Gordon, a player who brings a true team effort to the game always looking to help his teammates score, and Bryan Grube, the starting two-meter set. All three will work to lead the Seminoles to the top of the always strong Florida Division. Other returning players of note include Freddie Lee and Bryan Traficante. With a team of veteran
players who have competed together for a fourth straight season, Florida State looks to make a strong bid for the program’s first Florida Division championship title game berth since 2003, division crown and bid to the National Collegiate Club Championship.
University of Central Florida
It was a tough end to the 2010 season for the University of Central Florida. After winning two games on the first day of the Florida Division Championship tournament in Gainesville, Fla. on the campus of the University of Florida, the Knights dropped both contests on Day Two to place fourth in the division’s final standings. However, Central Florida returns most of its players from a year ago, including leading scorer/senior Chris Culver, as well as senior James Craig. Senior leadership, paired with some rising young talent and a new home pool, should help the Knights improve on last year’s campaign and compete for the Florida Division title..
University of Florida “A”
The University of Florida Gators come into the season looking to win the Florida Division title and capture the program’s third bid to the National Collegiate Club Championship in four years after claiming the 2008 Florida Division Championship and hosting the 2009 event. Last season the Gators finished third in the Florida Division with a loss to former division member Florida International University in the semifinals at home in Gainesville. In the wake of losing several valuable players, the team is working hard to dominate the division. Nine players return, with an addition of veteran and graduate school student Cody Smith. Eisa Al Nashmi will coach this rebuilding team, a process that will be made easier due to his international experience and the depth of the Gators’ talent pool. This year’s seniors, which include Eric Ho, Eisa Al Nashmi, Roger Montenegro, James Madison and Kunal Patel, will be counted on to keep Florida competitive and win the division title, enabling another shot at claiming the National Championship.
University of Florida “B”
One of two squads in the division from the same institution, the University of Florida’s “B” squad is primed to make it an All-Gator Florida Division title game.
University of Miami (Fla.)
The University of Miami has been on the rise the past few years as the club captured the program’s first division title a year ago on the way to a fourth place finish at the 2010 National Collegiate Club Championship at Southern Utah University. An ethnically diverse team with student-athletes from the United States of America, Italy and Argentina, the Hurricanes took the division by storm a year ago to become only the third team in the history of the grouping to capture a Florida Division Championship. Although team members come from all corners of the globe, the athletes come to play not only as teammates but friends with a common goal in mind: earning another Florida Division title and another chance to claim the National Championship. Team captains Juan Lopez and Ian Dixon are the core of the team in the water to lead a squad that is dangerous on both ends of the tank. Anthony Kanelidis, in his second year as club president, has put all his efforts into making this year one of the best yet and to bring the first National Championship to the State of Florida. Alan Groll, vice president and goalie, has been at his side helping with everything needed to make this year go as smoothly as possible. Jose Mora, in his senior year, has been with the team since the beginning and once again plays a vital role in rallying the defense. Look for the Hurricanes to once again be a
contender in the Florida Division with the potential to remain among the nation’s best teams.
University of Illinois-Chicago
GREAT LAKES DIVISION Grand Valley State University
The Lakers of Grand Valley State University are bolstered by an infusion of youth this year with six freshmen joining the most successful team in the history of the Great Lakes Division. The 2010 division champion that previously claimed the 2002-to-2008 crowns will look to maintain their grip as the top team in the region. Seniors Josh Ensing, Josh Gonzales and Jon Tschirhart lead GVSU’s 2011 efforts, while junior Evan Repeck along with sophomores Mike Begrowicz and Doug MacDonald will also be counted on to help return Grand Valley State to the National Club Championship tournament. If freshmen Nate Koella, Cody Duston, Tommy Barton, Adam Pummell, Joey Steffes and Kevin Clancy can contribute immediately for the Lakers, GVSU may be raising its first National Championship plaque since 2005.
Loyola University (Ill.)
In just its second season as a member of the Collegiate Water Polo Association, Loyola University will seek to become only the fifth team in the history of the Great Lakes Division title to clasp a title plaque.
Miami University (Ohio)
This season brings different challenges and a new division for Miami University, which moves to the Great Lakes Division following a long tenure in the Missouri Valley Division. Five starters return for a squad that will aim to capture the program’s first crown since 2007 (Missouri Valley) in its inaugural year against the other seven Great Lakes’ teams.
Ohio University comes into the season with a strong recruiting class and several upperclassmen ready to step-up and lead the team. In the wake of losing All-Conference player Peter Zien to graduation, the Bobcats will look to leading goal scorers Aaron Wheatley and John Ubbing to shoulder the load on the offensive end. On defense, senior two-meter defender Tim Jennings and All-Conference goalie Brandon Crawford will lock down opponents. The duo will need to be at the top of their game all season in order for Ohio to have a successful year in the Great Lakes Division. Andrew Delollo and Kyle Ryan will see increased playing time along with Clay Matthew and Aj Montesano as the quartet will need to dominate for Ohio to contend for the championship.
University of Dayton
The University of Dayton Flyers come into this season with skyhigh hopes. Dayton returns all but two players lost to graduation from the 2010 club, along with experienced and talented newcomers that are prepared to contribute from the opening sprint of the season. Top scorers Conor Thelen and Jimmy Nickele are expected to step-up their roles as team leaders and focal areas of the offensive attack. The loss of lead scorer and team captain Ben Beachler will be a tough replacement, but newcomers Ian Kinsella and Bennett Fitz bring over 12-years of experience and a combined four state championships to the Flyers’ program. Seniors Joe Martin and Nicholas Hufford aim to provide their defensive skills to help Dayton capture the program’s first-ever Great Lakes Division Championship.
The Flames of the University of Illinois-Chicago look to regain the Great Lakes Division title and return to Nationals in 2011. Due to All-Conference two-meter players Andrew Peterson and Mike Walsh not returning for the new campaign, the team will rely on a strong group of freshmen and last year’s bench filling the gaps on offense. Goalie Shane Krivanec will once again serve as the team’s goalie under the mentorship of team alumnus Derrick Brace.
University of Notre Dame
The University Notre Dame will fight to improve upon last year’s third place finish in the Great Lakes Division. With a solid returning team and a promising incoming freshman class, the Irish project a strong showing under the direction of new head coach Scott Clines. Captain Dan Geisman and fellow seniors Drew Wroblewski and Rob Ray take over the leadership roles this season to help the club have another great season.
GREAT PLAINS DIVISION Illinois State University
Illinois State University commences the club’s second year in the Great Plains Division fueled by returning players David Kuchta, Mike Byron, Zack Sejna, Pat Kraulis and Mike Keho. The Redbirds seek to qualify for the National Collegiate Club Championship for the second year in a row after snapping a four-year title run by Minnesota. This accomplishment cannot be completed without players such as, Sam Musser, Ethan Matthews, Ryan Forner, Matt Pfersorf, Mike Blackwood and Billy Fuener. ISU will also rely on newcomers to provide more talent to an already deep team that is built around All-Conference caliber goalie Matt Temple.
Iowa State University
Coming off a third place finish last year, Iowa State University has a group of young and experienced players anxious to work towards a better result in 2011. Seniors Patrick Finley, Sean Murphy, Kennard Lai, Nick Eddy, Jake Gazlay and Evan Timm will help anchor the Cyclones. Two-meters will be a strength for Iowa State, in addition to depth at the wings and flats. Furthermore, a large crop of exciting and experienced freshmen will strengthen a commanding team that boasts numbers, talent and experience.
Kansas State University
Kansas State University begins the year in a rebuilding mode. After losing Paul Jarvis, a starting player and team leader for the last five years, as well as a few other upperclassmen, it will be up to some of the strong returning players like Bill Foster and Eric Balas to take control of the team. The two juniors were both consistent goal scorers and all around strong players in 2010. New recruits will add depth to the team and help replace some of the lost players. The potential of Carlos Caro-Delgado not returning to the team in 2011 could leave Kansas State with a big spot to fill on offense.
University of Kansas
Still a relatively new team, the University of Kansas is concentrating on trying to build up its program around a core of returning players including Brenna Roffers, Jeff Ward, John Dennis, Emily Downard, Johann Duran and Paige Kauffman. Promising newcomers Austin Hess, Kayla Finks, Jeremy Kustoff and Ross Melen should help Kansas be a force to be reckoned with in the Great Plains Division.
University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota is looking forward to playing some great water polo this year. With multiple new recruits and several veterans returning, including All-Conference players Drew Wojack and David Brajkovic, the Gophers are looking to regain the title of Great Plains Division Champions. Thanks to the underclassmen’s talent and the wisdom of the veterans, the Minnesota team has a bright and competitive future ahead.
University of Nebraska
The Cornhuskers of the University of Nebraska are looking to their returning players to provide leadership coming into this year. Sam Shamburek will be an instrumental part of the Huskers’ offense as a third year starter, while the defense will be centered around fellow senior and two-time All-Conference goalie Jeff Lopez. In addition, sophomores Derek Virgl and Zach Fischer are primed to step-up as Nebraska’s leading goal producers with a year of experience under their belts.
HEARTLAND DIVISION Augustana College
Second-year program Augustana College looks forward to the upcoming season with anticipation. Returning players Tony Passaro, Mark Hillstrom, Ryan Landgren and Michael Gerber, along with newcomers Jamie Graf, Erik Niemeier and Michael Duy, to name a few, are poised to make their mark. Fielding a team of 25+ players, the Vikings are led by co-captain/president Gerber, vice-president/ co-captain Emily Timmons and coach Jake Glimco as the trio hope to lead Augustana to a postseason championship.
After graduating seniors Brendan Cassidy and Brian Schuster, the Carleton College Knights are in need of new players to continue the college’s tradition of water polo. Rising sophomores Jesse Gourevitch and Alex Simonides look to make a big impression following their solid freshman years. The return of senior captain Kevin Hallman from studying abroad will add leadership and experience to the team. To remain competitive the team will work on strong possession and ball movement skills to develop a solid base for the future.
Grinnell College aims to continue its past success and gain a berth to the Division III National Championship tournament. On the heels of a runner-up finish in the Heartland Conference, the Turkeys lost three seniors to graduation. However, the addition of two time All-America pick Alex Phillips back into the roster and the arrival of several strong freshmen will likely fill the role of the graduates. Grinnell hopes to receive more help from returning field players Will Elsas, Tom Lankiewicz, Nathan Krishnan, Beck Ringdahl-Mayland and Sam Sherwood. The Turkeys are also looking to have a strong defensive performance from goalie Manu Spooner.
The Burning Squirrels of Knox College will continue their focus on team spirit, sportsmanship and a drive to compete. Co-captains Anne Heberle and Laura Blue willl count on Katherine Miller and Anna Claypool to carry the defense in front of goalie Luke Madson. Tyler O’Neill and Alex Jandernoa will power the offense as the team looks forward to another season of water polo and camaraderie with the other teams in the league.
Macalester College comes into the season with a large number of players returning from the 2010 season. Sophomore, captain, sharpshooter and playmaker Nathan Schachtman will lead a Scots’ squad that will look to seniors Brennan Panzarella and Paolo Venneri to be large contributors to the team. Several key sophomores and juniors will lead the counter-attack transition, including Kai Cowger, Vin Malwatte, Clark Jacobson and Noah Rosen. The addition of several new players will add speed and depth to the roster in the hopes of a strong finish in the Heartland Division.
After back-to-back second place finishes at the Division III National Collegiate Club Championship, Monmouth College returns a strong line-up for its fifth season of competition. The three-time defending Heartland Division champions (2008, 2009, 2010), the Crab People lost only one senior from last year’s team to bring back a roster with the experience and talent to take another shot at capturing the Division III National Championship. Veteran goalkeeper and co-captain Frank Wasielewski is the last line of defense for Monmouth, while co-captain and two-meter set Tony Marino leads the offense.
Saint John’s University (Minn.)
Saint John’s University worked to develop young talent and bring in a strong recruiting season a year ago. After losing two seniors to graduation, the Johnnies will turn to goalie Chase Miller and captain Mike Kelash for direction. A talented sophomore class holds promise in the potential of captain Andrew Hovel along with strong shooting from J.D. Quinby, Alex Gernes, Katie Verchota and Connor Triggs. Seniors Robbie Falchi, Andrew Nicklawsky, Roseanne Frederick and junior Wiley Radomski all bring depth to the team both in numbers, skill and knowledge. Freshman Joe Duxbury looks to bring his experience and speed to make a splash in his first year at the collegiate level for a Saint John’s team that will field its largest squad in six-years.
Saint Mary’s University (Minn.)
Saint Mary’s University is coming off a rebuilding year in 2010 that should pay dividends in 2011. With the return of multiple veterans and a strong class of newcomers, Saint Mary’s looks to improve their record and win some games. Returners Brandon Matis and Jim Tandberg are expected to shine along with Kristen Wilkes, who is coming off a breakout girls’ season in the spring. First-year Mike Ostman is expected to add depth in the field with his experience, as the team looks to be competitive within the Heartland Division.
Grove City College
MID-ATLANTIC DIVISION Bloomsburg University
Following the loss of several key players to graduation, Bloomsburg University turns to its many upperclassmen for leadership. Putting a strong emphasis on teamwork and defense, the Huskies are looking to do big things in the league. Seniors include Emily Stiles, Shaun Ulmer, Dan Montgomery, Rich Lopez, Tara Aughenbaugh, Erik Stefferud, Aaron Steinhart and Tim Dorsh. A solid freshman class is also expected to contribute to the team’s success.
The newest member of the Collegiate Water Polo Association, the Bison of Bucknell University have the potential to make history and earn a berth to the National Collegiate Club Championship in the progam’s inaugural season as a collegiate club program in the MidAtlantic Division.
Carnegie Mellon University
This year will be an exciting one for the Tartans of Carnegie Mellon University. After making it to the Division III Club Championship last season, the team looks to improve on a seventh place finish. With the departure of the versatile Arun Ghosh and Steven Luminais, the team will have some holes to fill. CMU will rely heavily on Mid-Atlantic First Team All-Conference player Vasos Lee who will be aided by a number of new prospects.
Coming off a solid fourth season of league competition, Drexel University is primed to knock off the powers in the Mid-Atlantic Division and earn a berth to the National Collegiate Club Championship.
Franklin & Marshall College
Franklin & Marshall College returns for another year with fresh talent looking forward to a successful fall. Freshmen Dennis Chen and William Cappuccio, along with all of the returning sophomores who compose the majority of the team, bring four-years of high school playing experience to the Diplomats’ cause. Many players have since joined swim teams to become stronger swimmers, while also honing their ball-handling skills. A strength of the team will be their defense in front of goalies Michael Zoeller and Adam Kincaid. David Apple and Jack Mahoney are anticipated to dominate on the offensive end with strong outside shots. After two full seasons competing as a team, F&M looks forward to raising its competitive edge with the possibility of qualifying for the Division III National Collegiate Club Championship.
Among the most successful small college teams in the Mid-Atlantic Division, the Grove City College Wolverines will work to return to the Division III National Collegiate Club Championship in 2011 with the goal of becoming the first Pennsylvania team to capture the prestigious championship.
La Salle University
Entering into its third year in the Collegiate Water Polo Association, the Explorers of La Salle University look to develop a strong foundation for the future. The primary goals for the squad are recruiting new players and developing their water polo ability to contend in the coming years. The team’s outlook is positive, thanks to a strong core of seniors, a motivated and optimistic coaching staff and an athletic program that is committed to building a future for the sport.
Last season due to facility construction, Lehigh University had to play half the season without ever having passed a ball in practice. Despite this burden, the team came together and was able to salvage the season due to an influx of freshman talent. Now with the facilities repaired and the entire team returning in 2011, Lehigh looks forward to a strong and successful season under Captain James Malone. Leading the squad on offense are second-in-command Carter Lathrop and sophomore Alec Chin-Lee. Across the tank, the team will rely on Dave Begley to continue his success between the posts. Seniors Justin Nice, Tim Hilty, Akshay Gupta and Rachel Nordberg are looking for a strong finish to their collegiate careers, while sophomores Mei Parnes, Kellyn McCarthy and Ryan Taglang aim to prove themselves. Juniors Mario Schwaller and Lindsay Naughton are slated to become more active in the running of the team as they prepare to take the program’s controls next in 2012.
Millersville University is coming off a fourth place finish in last year’s Mid-Atlantic Division Championship and continues to show improvement under the supervision of veterans August Haeuser and Evan Kocon. Goalkeeping is going to be one of the Marauders’ strong points as Mike Fisher returns between the pipes. Josh Harter, Eddie Kirk, Fred Darling, Kevin Koehn and Johnny Kesler are all back to have a successful season with the hopes of making it to the National Collegiate Club Championship.
Pennsylvania State University
The Nittany Lions of Pennsylvania State University return four starters from a team that finished as the 2011 Mid-Atlantic Division runner-up behind the University of Pennsylvania. Due to the tough loss, Penn State is hungry to return to the National Collegiate Club Championship after taking the 2009 division title and placing 10th on the national stage. A story to watch will be PSU’s deep bench. These young players are prepared to make an impact on the division title hunt. Seniors Ketih Meehan, Sean Wagner and goalie Bryan Focht begin their final season in Happy Valley as Penn State has all of the pieces to be a great team.
Saint Joseph’s University
Saint Joseph’s University begins the new season with lofty goals. Last year, the Hawks finished fifth in the Mid-Atlantic Division-East Region with a record of 4-4 on the way to an eighth place mark at the division championship tournament. Two key components from the last year’s club do not return, but incoming freshmen should fill the void as the club looks to compete in the division. Key returning
players Dritan Hodo and Craig Finnerty provide leadership in the water and scoring on offense. On defense, Saint Joe’s will remain stable with two-meter defender Andrew Piazza and perimeter stopper Brady Werkheiser leading the way. Brett Portelli and incoming freshman Tim Bergey should provide ample perimeter offense in the four and two spots, respectively. The most significant loss was at goalkeeper, a spot that will be filled by sophomore Michael Thomas, although promising recruits are sure to fight for every opportunity to start. With overall great chemistry, depth and motivation to improve, expect a strong season for the Hawks.
MISSOURI VALLEY DIVISION Lindenwood University “A”
University of Delaware
The University of Delaware’s team has a promising 2011 outlook. Although the squad will miss some of its power players from a year ago, younger athletes eagerly await their chance to show-off their developing skills. Some key returning players include juniors Ben Cooper and Nevin O’Malley, along with senior Josh Humberston, who earned a place on the 2010 All-Mid-Atlantic Division Second Team. All three players have extensive water polo backgrounds and will play large leadership roles in and out of the pool. The Blue Hens’ rapidly developing program is eager to demonstrate their improvement in the pool against the rest of the Mid-Atlantic Division’s teams.
University of Pennsylvania
The reigning division champions, the University of Pennsylvania returns to action after claiming the program’s third Mid-Atlantic Division Championship title in the past four years and a 10th place finish at the National Collegiate Club Championship tournament. Returning players Brady Sieber (All-Conference First Team) and Ryan Percy (All-Conference Second Team) continue to bring impressive ball-handling skills and agility, allowing the team to excel on all fronts. Likewise, senior Andrew Shapiro, juniors Blake Winston and Dan Fallahi, and sophomores Carlos Alonso and Nick Grover provide additional speed and firepower, while veteran players John Voith, Jon Lustgarten, Ben Ediger and Dan O’Neill chip in endurance and experience. In goal, junior Alex Richardson rounds out an ambitious group which, with the addition of several new players provides great depth to the Quakers’ squad as they look to claim the program’s eight division crown. Boasting high ambitions, Coach Antonio Merlo should lead the Quakers into what looks like another promising season.
University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh has a strong outlook as the Panthers return all their starters and lose only two players from their 2010 club. Pitt should be a threat to win the Western Region as Harrison Fisher and Adrian Shodi lead a team that will rely on its outside threats and star lefty Theo Danciu. With an aggressive offense and a solid defense, the team will only become stronger with its incoming freshmen.
and help balance the Wildcats’ man-advantage. Tending the cage is Ryan French, a sophomore from San Diego. While their bench is a little light on experience, several players have made great improvements and should see playing time including Weeks and sophomore Justin Knoebel. How far the squad goes will largely rest on how quickly the younger players can make an impact.
The Wildcats of Villanova University will feature the youngest squad they have had in years with only two seniors (Dan Weeks and Ian McDonough) on a roster of 18. Keys to the offense will be the solid play of several drivers as captain McDonough, Matt Brawley, Jamie Padula and Andrew Hotchkiss lead the way. Twometer play will be handled by Dan Quigley, a sophomore from the Bay Area, who showed great promise after only one season. Other offensive weapons on the team include lefties Ben Mix and Joe Schaadt, two players that should provide some outside scoring
This marks Lindenwood University’s ninth season in the Collegiate Water Polo Association as the Lions will be shooting for another mark after winning the program’s fifth Missouri Valley title in the past six years. Last year, the Lions placed sixth at the National Club Championship. This year, ambitions are even higher as most of the team returns for another title challenge. Lindenwood will heavily rely on captain Marco Tscheschlok, Sharn Appel and last season’s Most Valuable Player Toni Storic to lead the team. As most of the squad has been competing together for three years, the experience of the returning members will provide a solid base for this year. Incoming freshman goalkeeper Milutinovic Gojko, drivers Brett Lundstrom and Mohamed Samith are expected to strengthen the squad and contribute to the team’s title goals.
Lindenwood University “B”
After finishing fourth in the Missouri Valley Division last season, the Lindenwood University “B” team will continue to aspire for a berth in the division title game. Goalkeeper Dino Galic, Michell Condon, captain Michael Rimkus, Dustin Boogaart, Jackob Auinbach, Daniel Goggin, Clayton Brown and Jeremy Hentschke join with incoming freshmen Benjamin Kimbrough, Joshua Briles, Brian Kaestner and Anthony Lopez to form the core of the squad.
Lindenwood University “C”
The first program in league history to field three teams during a competitive season, Lindenwood University anticipates the institution’s “C” team to serve as a training ground for the Lions’ new talent.
Saint Louis University
After playing in the Missouri Valley Division conference title game the past two seasons, Saint Louis University returns this year hungry to claim the program’s first division title. Boasting a balance of speed, skill and power, the Billikens’ success will depend on the club’s ability to mold their many talented parts into a cohesive unit.
Washington University in St. Louis (Mo.)
Washington University in St. Louis comes into the season with guns-blazing. With four starters returning and three goalies capable of shutting down any sharpshooter, the Bears are eyeing the 2011 Division III Collegiate Club Championship at Hamilton College in New York. First Team All-Conference pick Adam Gremp will lead the offense from his position at two-meters with the help of captains Sandor Kovacs and Tim Greer. In addition, Second Team AllConference choice Sterling Jawitz and Jim Parks will not hesitate to counter-attack against opponents. With a promising freshmen class - including All-America selection Shay Banton, two-meter guard Vedad Karahodzic and goalie Andrew Ng - coach Dan Conner sees both new and returning talent as strengths of his squad. This year, Washington wants not only a conference title, but also a Division III National Championship.
Western Illinois University
Western Illinois University will strive to improve on its recent placements in the Missouri Valley Division with hopes of returning to the division title game for the first time since capturing the 2004 championship.
NEW ENGLAND DIVISION Boston College
After a hiatus from the New England Division, Boston College reemerged in the Spring of 2011 during an invitational at Williams College. The Eagles’ massive roster looks forward to using its ‘strength in numbers’ quality in the coming season with constant experience and fresh legs coming off of the bench. BC will rely on its strong senior class to lead the rest of the team by example in the coming months. Holding a collective goal of winning the New England Championship and earning a bid to play at Nationals, the team is prepared to claim a division crown for the first time since taking the 2006 North Atlantic Division title.
strength to bring scoring to the Cardinals’ offense after a 20+ goal output last season. In addition to the starters, Wesleyan brings back five other veterans, including netminder Thomas Cho and utility player Nick Drohan. A seasoned veteran from Palo Alto, Calif., Cho also offers previous field experience. Justin Yoshimaru and Mark Ramos will be counted to keep the Cardinals competitive with their tenacious and aggressive play. The Cardinals have ten new players of varying ability this season. Freshmen Stefan Brown and Erin Cohn, come to the Cardinals with high school experience and will look to make an immediate impact. The real test for the Cardinals rests in their ability to create better team chemistry as the club possesses the raw talent needed to field a successful club.
The two-time defending New England Division champion, Yale University is spearheaded by the leadership of its four seniors. The Bulldogs return the bulk of their starters and will rely on the club’s diversity of abilities and playing styles for tenacity on defense and offensive flair. Fielding a balanced roster combined with experienced coaching, look for Yale to again challenge for a berth to the National Collegiate Club Championship this fall.
Boston University is looking to capitalize on a core group of strong returning players. After a third place finish in last year’s division championship, the Terriers plan on fielding a stronger defense and a reorganized offense to reach a title game for the first-time in program history. Team leaders David Saxon, Andrew Matsas and Jeremy Butz, will rely on returning goalie Jonathon Freedman as he formz the backbone of the defensive effort. Kyle Schluns, Austin Brashears and Kevin Shiuan will also contribute on the offensive end of the pool.
NEW YORK DIVISION Binghamton University
Despite three consecutive New England Division title game appearances, with a victory in 2008 and losses to Yale University in 2009 and 2010, the Dartmouth College Big Green know that a fourthstraight trip to the championship tilt is not guaranteed. A five-time division champion, with victories in 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2008, Dartmouth will still strive to become only the second program in division history to reach the title game four-times in as many years.
Binghamton University hopes to build upon the 5-3 regular season record it compiled in 2010. What was once a program fighting for eighth place is now a legitimate contender defeating teams like New York University (NYU) and Syracuse University. After a close quarterfinal game with NYU, the squad missed the chance to place in the top four for the first time in program history by a single goal. This season, the Bearcats will see their top player James Stavdal return in an attempt to lead the team to its best finish in program history. Key players, including seniors Rustle Drake, Jerry Deboever and Vladimir Gudovich, also return to place the Binghamton in contention for a top four placement at the end of the season. Courtesy of the addition of young talent like sophomore captain Seth Wolin, the Bearcats are looking to establish themselves as a long-term New York Division powerhouse.
Middlebury College starts the season primed to build on last year’s fourth place finish in the New England Division. The Panthers return the bulk of their core offensive and defensive players. However, the greatest loss will be the graduation of Jeffrey Wong and Ricky Chen, both defensive leaders last season, who plan to continue their water polo careers as candidates for the Hong Kong International team. Thanks to returning players Nick Daly, Andre Keiser, Jeremy Janson, Peter DiCenzo and Ben Weinberg, Middlebury remains a strong contender for the institution’s first division title since 2007.
A significantly enlarged program, Colgate University’s title hopes will depend on the incoming freshmen. A man to watch is Elton Steinberg who spent the summer playing in a Scottish league. Steinberg brought several new plays back from the Highlands that will make the team more cohesive in the water as he coaches the club. Captains Chip Molten and Mike Chamberlain are excited to get in the pool with some new talent and techniques to shock the New York Division.
Following a fifth place finish in the New England Division in 2010, Wesleyan University returns four-of-six starters in the field. First Team All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-America selection Wesley Fantini, who was named one of two captains at the end of the season, returns for another try at capturing the division championship. Co-captain Momo Saleh is a perennial stalwart on defense and will be asked to add to the team’s offense as a driver in 2011. Brendan Fortin and Russell Madison look to control the Cardinals’ offense with their powerful outside shots and crafty play. Max Ginsberg returns at set and will count on his size and leg
Following back-to-back first round near upsets of eventual national runner-ups Florida International University and the University of Texas at the National Collegiate Club Championship, Columbia University is eager to return to the pool for another opportunity in 2011. The three-time defending New York Division champions are back with returning players Austen Oliver, Kai Golden and Abiel Garcia to lead the offense. Brice Particelli, Silas Wilkinson and Keith Heyde will be counted on for important roles in the Lions’ defense. Be sure to watch for new arrivals to the Columbia family such as Caleb Greig, Reid Fitzgerald and Vahe Markosian, who will be essential for the Columbia’s success.
Cornell University aspires to build from a productive 2010 season in which it finished 7-1 in league play and 12-3 overall. Notable wins included victories over Mid-Atlantic Division champion the University of Pennsylvania and New England Division runner-up Dartmouth College in the Ivy League tournament,as well as a pair of victories against Army. Co-captains Doug Greer and Tyler Marrero anchor the driver positions where they scored 32 and 33 goals, respectively. Lefty wing Dylan Spitz and senior Eric Yu control the outside. Offensively, swimming sensation Evan Ciecimirski and Mario Martone provide a dangerous attack from set. On defense, Sean Lyons will bring the pain to opposing two-meter sets. In goal, Alex Schlichting will once again defend the pipes for his third season. Also look for Jack Robbins, Andrew Broenen and Daniil Shalmiyev to contribute off the bench.
Looking forward to the 2011 New York Division campaign, the young Hamilton College program will build off its success from the 2010 season as the Continentals finished fifth at the Division III National Collegiate Club tournament. Led by seniors James Crafa, Tom Cyran and Ryan Park, and juniors Dan Levine, Taylor Hogenkamp and Tom Youngblood, along with sophomore Graham Boyd, the program hopes to continue moving in a positive direction and make a statement both in the division as well as the Division III National Championship, which the Continentals will host in November.
NORTH ATLANTIC DIVISION Amherst College
This will be a rebuilding year for New York University following two division title game appearances in the past six years (2007, 2005) and one championship (2007).
Despite the loss of All-America selections Alex Fraser and Reid Fitzgerald, Amherst College remains a strong contender in the North Atlantic Division. The addition of freshman Conor Deveney and newly-eligible faculty member Chris van den Berg provides the offensive skills needed to complement a stingy defense. Last year’s second-leading goal scorer Conor McAuliffe looks to take the lead on this season’s team, while Dan Berghoff returns to the net as one of the best goalies in the conference. Captains Ben McBratney, Tim White and Ethan Balgley will see substantial playing time in their final season as well.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
New York University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute seeks to enjoy the sport of water polo in a competitive learning environment. Hoping to expand the sport’s prominence in the region and promote water polo awareness, the club strives to reach a competitive level at tournaments. The team will focus heavily on recruiting incoming freshmen who have played at the high school varsity level, as well as those who are new to the sport throughout much of the season.
Syracuse University looks to achieve bigger and better things this year. Fielding a team built of mostly freshmen and sophomores, the Orange works to rebuild their program and grow stronger every year. After a disappointing season by Syracuse’s standards, the team hopes to bounce back as new team captains Tucker Hart and Julian Capriles plan to lead the squad to a title run. With only one graduating player, the team will have many returning players ready to prove themselves worthy as New York’s best.
United States Military Academy
A four-time New York Division champion (1998, 1999, 2001, 2002), the United States Military Academy will use its returning players and an addition of new hopefuls to place first in the New York Division. Army exhibits a strong team connection and sense of camaraderie. Senior Zach Zhang will remain an integral defensive player as he continues to play two-meter defense. Chris Corbett, a new addition to the team, is a promising two-meter set and will greatly add to Army’s offense. Steve Rowland will take over as the starting goalie for the season, hoping to provide a solid defense for the Black Knights.
While far smaller in numbers and size than the rest of the clubs in the North Atlantic Division, Bates College does not lack talent. Lead by top scorers Jimmy Miller, Mike Hanley and Dan Aupi, the team has enough offensive firepower to overwhelm opponents. Will Strathmann has emerged as one of the premier goalies in the division and anchors a much-improved Bates’ defense. Every member of the team is an essential component and plays a huge role in why this club is recognized as a formidable opponent.
Led by co-captains Spencer Vespole and Noah Perwin, who instill in their team the values of a “hardbody approach” to the game, the Polar Bears of Bowdoin College are bolstered by returning starters Alex Edison, Basyl Stuyvesant, Nathan Mecray and EJ Googins. Mac Routh and Talhia Nunez bring much-needed experience off the bench, while incoming freshmen Patty Boyer, Joe Celestin and Danny Byrnes figure to crack the rotation as well. The team hopes to be the best program in Maine and contend for the North Atlantic Division title.
Despite the loss of its practice facility, Colby College will aim to contend for the top spot in the North Atlantic Division. Led by seniors Tom Hurley, Mason Roberts, Sandy Johnson, Raymond Reiling, Ryan Trafton, Brian Gilligan, Jack Mauel and Ryan Fischer, along with legendary Professor Kerril O’Neill, the Mules will try to leverage their years of experience and tough training techniques to overcome all challenges. Andrew Hedberg, the only junior active for this fall season, will again return as a brick wall in goal.
season, the team will have build off the exceptional two-meter offensive and defensive efforts of Ben Wampler. Anchored by Greg McElroy between the iron pipes, the Ephs’ defense will again be strong. Speed is one of the greatest assets of Williams’ 2011 squad as John Guiffre, Liam Gallagher, and Sean Sutherland will look to press the advantage on offense.
NORTHWEST DIVISION Oregon State University In addition, the team will ask returning sophomore talent Colin McLaughlin, Andy Petersonm, Jonathon Brink-Roby, John Maderia, and Shannon Kooser for offensive production.
Portland State University
Saint Michael’s College
The newest member of the North Atlantic Division, Saint Michael’s College plans to compete with heart and build for the future.
The Tufts University Jumbos charge into another season hoping to maintain their high performance of the past two seasons. In 2009, the Jumbos won the North Atlantic Division title and their first Division III National Collegiate Club title in Jumbos’ history. Last season, Tufts again claimed the North Atlantic champion before placing fourth at Division III Nationals. Captains Benji Koltai and Alex Strittmatter lead a strong group of returning players, including Jeff Fine, Travis Grodkiewicz, Austin Wood, Inbar Fried, Chris Langbort, Alex Henry and Steve Lessard. In addition, the Jumbos gained a handful of new talent to complement the returning players who greatly improved their skills.
United States Coast Guard Academy
The Coast Guard Academy is excited to be back in action with the start of the 2011 season. The Bears have many seasoned players returning as starters, including new team captains Kent Hunt and Geoy Thomas. Seniors Johnson Knox and Brian McGuiness will play key roles, respectively, providing speed and a strong left-hand shot. Juniors Parker Bratman, Harrison Carter and Chris Clifton provide solid experience as skilled utility players. A crew of sophomores - Barrett Johannsen, Marc McAndrew, Ryan Montvydas, Isaak Olson, Charlie Totten and Marco Tinari - will be significant contributors. Several freshmen with experience, including Andrew Ellis, Drew Ferraro, Julio Rocha and Adam Hoburg, will aid the Bears’ long roster of dedicated and capable players.
University of Massachusetts
The University of Massachusetts water polo club is excited to begin its fifth year in the Collegiate Water Polo Association as a club program. Eager to field a strong squad, the Minutemen will look to the leadership and experience of their returning players to help the club achieve a division title.
After a disappointing loss to the University of Oregon in the Northwest Division title game, Oregon State University seeks to sweep the league and carry its momentum into the National Collegiate Club Championship tournament. Led by goalie Brad Alvarez, the next two years should be something special in the division.
Williams College will aim to rebuild in a new league format as the program moves over from the New England Division. Led by talented tri-captains Ben Wampler, Greg McElroy and John Guiffre, the Ephs’ have the firepower to make an immediate impact and will rely on their underclassmen for depth. On the heels of a frustrating
Among a crop of first-year programs joining the Collegiate Water Polo Association in 2011, Portland State University is excited to be in the league with seven returning players and many new faces.
University of Oregon
A five-time division champion in seven title game appearances, the University of Oregon Ducks were disappointed with last year’s final result, despite their record of 18-1. Behind veterans Conor Broom and Aaron Bishow, and young star Harrison Tingler, the upcoming season looks promising for a Ducks team ready to hit the pool. Playing in-your-face defense with a high-powered offense led by the two-meter duo Bishow and Tingler and quick hitters Matt Stang and Zachary Yense, Oregon is out to prove something with a determined mindset to exceed expectations and finally make the top five at Nationals. Oregon is certainly capable with at least 16 players possessing varsity caliber talent. This year the Ducks cannot wait to fly south to the National Collegiate Club Championship and show their feathers.
University of Washington (Wash.)
The University of Washington Huskies are rebounding from a crushing loss to Oregon State University at the 2010 division tournament. Although the team was filled with All-Conference seniors, such as Tom Stowell and Mike Moshofsky, a wealth of underclassmen will fuel this year’s run at Nationals. With the likes of freshmen Quinn Sterling and Conner Stinson, the Huskies will have quick and energetic drivers to match-up with the Northwest’s best offenses. Also new to Huskies is junior guard Cameron Simmons. After graduating from the University of Arizona, he was accepted into graduate school at UW and hopes to add size, speed and a powerful shot to Washington’s title hopes. Several core starters are returning this year to inject the team with inspiration and experience. Goalie Chris Lim will be seasoned in the game play of the Northwest after moving from Singapore for college. Junior Joe Laird will make his mark as a serious goal threat and lock-down defender. Returning as captain is senior Sam Sussman who will be leading the squad and playing two-meter set. A 2009 and 2010 All-America selection, Sussman will work to put all the Huskies’ parts together to dominate the division and contend at the National Collegiate Club Championship.
Western Washington University
Western Washington University plans to have one of its best seasons to date. The team is abundant with seniors and experience although the WWU team is small in numbers. To bolster the roster, the club
will need to attract more freshmen as depth may be an issue. Returning seniors Kevin Reese and Nick Maxwell are expected to impact both ends of the pool with their dedication to conditioning and ability to play every minute of the game. Mike Hoff should build on the success of his freshman year as Western Washington hopes to compete at the highest level against the teams in the Northwest Division.
PACIFIC COAST DIVISION California Polytechnic State University
California Polytechnic State University looks to improve on its finish from last year as the five-time National Champions have the depth and skilled players to claim another title. The addition of Coach Matthew Andrews, a two-time champion with Cal Poly in 2001 and 2002, takes the Mustangs back to their roots in order to reclaim what has been missing from San Luis Obispo since 2007 - the National Collegiate Club Championship. Cal Poly is looking forward to big things from two-meters as Trevor Heglund takes center stage and Jake Muir returns to the roster. Anchored by seniors Connor McGill, Dustin Lee, Greg Welch, Josh Combs, John Sims, Zachary Curhan and Casey Nakamura, Cal Poly is determined to earn another trip to Nationals and return home with the title.
San Diego State University
San Diego State University will work to rise up in the Pacific Coast Division’s regional standings and advance to the overall division championship for the first time in program history.
University of California-Irvine
Sophomore Mitch Wise leads the list of returning players for a University of California-Irvine squad that seventh-year head coach Marc Hunt says is fairly untested after losing five All-America picks from last year’s roster. Wise scored 30 goals a year ago for the Anteaters who finished 18-8 overall and earned a No. 5-ranking in the final poll of the season. Seniors Trent Baxter and Max Parrague scored 15 and 10 goals, respectively, while junior Nick Pfeil added eight goals and Winston Newland, also a junior this year, scored five. Six of UCI’s top seven scorers in 2010 were seniors, led by Brandon Johnson (48 goals), Griffin Lerman (46) and Doug Lindsey (40) to leave a scoring gap which the underclassmen will need to field.
University of California-Los Angeles
The 2009 and 2010 National Champion Bruins return five starters as the University of California-Los Angeles has a chance to make history in becoming the first men’s program to capture back-toback-to-back national titles. This year’s squad will be led by senior captains Cameron Virjee and First-Team All-America netminder Mike Scott. On offense, the Bruins will once again be led by 2010 National Player of the Year Max Scott. The Bruins, seeking to replenish the void left by Pacific Coast Division Player of the Year, and current Columbia University graduate student, Caleb Greig will look to junior captain Bill Farmer to lead the charge from the younger ranks.
University of California-San Diego
Another of the improving Pacific Coast Division squads with the potential to make a mark in the coming season, the University of California-San Diego will rely on strong defense and timely scoring to keep their division competition in check.
University of California-Santa Barbara
The University of California-Santa Barbara will depend on the trio of two-meter set Paul Nagle, driver Kyle Hersh and goalie Duran Reid to lead the program to new heights in 2011.
University of San Diego
In just four years after joining the organization, the University of San Diego has made great strides in league play as the club expects to continue to improve and move up in the Collegiate Water Polo Association Pacific Coast Division standings.
University of Southern California
The University of Southern California water polo team prides itself on being a brotherhood of excellence that is ready to contend for the National Collegiate Club Championship. Among the largest squads in the nation over the past few seasons, the Trojans hope to use their speed and skill to prove they are the best in the Pacific Coast Division.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN DIVISION Arizona State University “A”
In only their sixth season as a team with the ultimate goal of winning a National Collegiate Club title, the Sun Devils of Arizona State University have their eyes set on taking back the division. The defending Southwest Division champion, ASU will seek to down its new opponents from the Rocky Mountain Division along with its fellow members of the merged Southwest Division for another trip to the National Collegiate Club Championship. Leading the Sun Devils for his final season is utility player Wesley Sjoholm. As the last remaining founding member, he has the team focused on seeing the club come full circle by earning the first national championship in the sport by a team from the State of Arizona. Acting as the defensive anchor in the cage is graduate student Todd Clapper. Supported by 2010 Southwest Division Most Valuable Player Cory Peterson at center back, and utility players Simon Hood and Chris Roman, Clapper has the potential to take over a game from between the pipes or in the field. On offense, center forward Ryan Bethell will take a position in front of the cage with support from Kevin Dunn. Drivers Travis Dunn, Jordan Lunetta, Nick Ryan and Alan Nguyen return to contribute speed and precision to ASU’s scoring attack. Former player Travis Addante rejoins the group after taking a year off, while freshman Orion Swanson will suit up for the Sun Devils to provide youth and depth to a core group of grizzled veterans.
Arizona State University “B”
Arizona State University will once again field a “B” team as the Sun Devils will strive to place both teams in the division title game.
Colorado State University
Fielding a smaller team than in past years, the Rams of Colorado State University are looking to build depth. Two keys for CSU are strong returning players and a new coaching staff under Matt Watson. New players joining the team are looking to be major players in the Rams’ performance as the team has high hopes.
University of Arizona “A”
The University of Arizona comes into this season with a different perspective as the team’s original coach quit two weeks before the season started, creating a stir for the team. The squad elected to vote one of their own, Carl Hertlin, as this year’s coach in order to lead the
club to victory. Seniors Tyler Steeb, Jamie Clark and Andrew Wolff will lead the “A” team, while Matthew Goodenough, Justin Friedenthal, Dylan Davidson, Steven Rodriquez, Bill Ruth, Justin Egkan, Matthew George, Coleman Pickell and Ryan Hodge aim to help the Wildcats’ claim the Rocky Mountain Division Championship.
for improvement due to a bevy of new talent joining the program. The greatest void occurs on defense with the graduation of goalie Sam Thomas and stout defensive two-meter guard, Todd Bradley. Freshman McKay Jensen and senior Avi Jurovitzki will be competing on the defensive end of the pool, while hope remains that Sam Thomas will return from an injury towards the end of the season.
University of Arizona “B”
The University of Arizona “B” team will work to finish in the top- University of Wyoming The University of Wyoming begins competition in the Collegiate half of the expanded Rocky Mountain Division. Water Polo Association with a goal of competing against the Rocky Mountain Division’s best teams and building a program that will last University of Colorado “A” The Buffaloes of the University of Colorado are set to claim the well into the future. fifth title in program history as Colorado previously won pairs of Rocky Mountain Division (2008, 2010) and Southwest Division Westminster Colllege (1998, 2001) crowns. This year, the club’s 40+ members’ goal in- A first year program, Westminster College is excited to join the cludes winning the Rocky Mountain title, achieving a Top 10 nation- league. This marks the first men’s water polo team in the history of al ranking, and fueling the passion and development of water polo at the institution as the student-athletes are psyched to be a part of this Colorado. The defending Rocky Mountain Division champion who pioneering experience for their school. Boasting an indoor swimplaced eighth at the 2010 National Collegiate Club Championship, ming pool, even the weather can not stop this team from practicing Colorado will once again aim to finish among the Top 10 teams in the extremity of water polo. Look for their drive and motivation to help them be competitive in their inaugural season. the nation.
University of Colorado “B”
SIERRA PACIFIC DIVISION
The University of Colorado “B” team will attempt to move up in the division standings after another strong finish a year ago.
California State University-Chico
University of Denver
After an uncharacteristic seventh place finish in the Pacific Coast Division Tournament, California State University-Chico returns to the pool with a solid group of returning players and an exciting array of new talent in the freshly minted Sierra Pacific Division. Seniors Brian Brearley, Peter Jacobs, Justin Short, Nick Ballew and Taylor Kudell lead the way in an attempt to match last year’s regular season record of 8-0, and better it with a trip to Nationals. The never quit attitude, combined with the solid group of family, friends and fans that Chico State is famous for in the Golden State, will make the University of New Mexico The University of New Mexico is ready for anything this season. 2011 squad unmistakable both in and out of the pool. Last year proved to be successful for the Lobos and with nearly every Lobo returning and a large freshman class, the Lobos look California State University-Fresno to dominate in the Rocky Mountain Division. Returning players The California State University-Fresno Bulldogs will face fewer chalMikhail Grigoriev, Adam Gutierrez, Aaron Gunning, Brandon Huff- lenges this season as half of the Pacific Coast Division split off to man, Ryan Thomas, Ben Wild, Robert Trujillo, Ruben Kimmelman, form the Sierra Pacific Division. With a new landscape to overcome, Matt Simmons and Jarryd St. John are expecting to light it up from Fresno State hopes to gain experience to begin climbing the ladder the perimeter, while Bryant Shuey and Billy Simmons are hungry to the top. for backhands and sweeps from two-meters. Goalies Jarryd St. John and Jeff Solan are eager to boost their blocking stats this year after a California State University-Maritime Academy solid 2010 campaign, while freshman Ryan Grady is ready to prove California State University-Maritime Academy will once again take to the Collegiate Water Polo Association membership that a freshto the water as part of the Collegiate Water Polo Association for a man goalie can hang in the big leagues. Look to the Lobos’ freshshot at glory. man class to have strong performance, notably Noah Allaire, Mark Wagner, Alex Kapp, Brady Rigg, Igor Goulart, Colton Grossheim and Alex Vasquez, as no goalie is safe with these guys in the water. Saint Mary’s College (Calif.) Also look out for Seth Williams, Ryan Wheaton, Kiko Mendez, Eric The Gaels of Saint Mary’s College will strive to establish a program Garcia and Lewis Chiang as New Mexico is ready to rock the Rocky best mark in their new grouping and top a fourth place mark in the overall 2003 Pacific Coast Division standings. Mountain Division. In the wake of a third place finish in the Rocky Mountain Division last season, the University of Denver will experience changes this year as the program is entirely male after being co-ed in 2010. The team achieved its goal of improving on its standing the previous season as the Pioneers placed fourth 2009, a pattern which Denver would like to repeat in 2011.
University of Utah
The University of Utah starts the season with several returning starters as Brent Weldon, Christian Hayes, Tyler Pool, Vig Mikulis and Danny Bradley come back for another shot at the Rocky Mountain Division. Last year, the Utes finished second in the division to the University of Colorado. Losing just three of the top performers from last season to graduation, Utah has the potential
San Jose State University
San Jose State University will depend upon the strengths of its underclassmen to begin the process of climbing the standings for an eventual shot at the Sierra Pacific Division title.
Entering the program’s fifth season as a part of the collegiate club
ranks, the Cardinal of Stanford University are a young and upcoming club. Consisting of both undergraduate and graduate level students, the team grants those who cannot compete on the varsity squad an opportunity to play organized, competitive water polo against other schools. In addition, it promotes good health and physical fitness and fosters team camaraderie and school spirit. The Cardinal will aim to improve on last season’s placement and finish in the top three within the Sierra Pacific Division.
University of California-Berkeley
The University of California-Berkeley comes back this year looking strong. After losing few players from the 2010 team, the Golden Bears hope to rely on their experience to earn the program’s first automatic berth to the National Collegiate Club Championship tournament. Disappointed with their semifinal loss at the Pacific Coast Division region championship a year ago, Cal will work to erase the memory thanks to some new players combining with the solid backbone of last year’s squad to solidify one of the best programs in the nation. Captains and All-Conference players Spencer White and Noah Orloff will provide leadership and direction for the Golden Bears in their quest for the division championship.
University of California-Davis
The University of California-Davis returns a roster full of talent and experience that will work to put the Aggies into the stratosphere of the Pacific Coast Division’s best teams. Last year, the team finished third in the Northern Region and notched an eighth place mark at the overall division championship tournament, both achievements the Aggies will look to dramatically improve upon in 2010 after reaching the title game in 2006 and 2007.
University of California-Santa Cruz
The 2010 Division III National Collegiate Club champion, the University of California-Santa Cruz will face the challenge of one of the most difficult schedules in the whole of the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) as a member of the Sierra Pacific Division. In addition, the Banana Slugs have the potential to join Lindenwood University and Wesleyan University as the third program in the history of the Division III Championship to claim back-toback titles if UC-Santa Cruz elects to compete in the 2011 event at Hamilton College.
SOUTHEAST DIVISION Auburn University
Following a few years of rebuilding, Auburn University is looking forward to the upcoming season with almost entirely the same core of players from last year. Two long time starters, Joey Kirkpatrick and Patrick Gilday, are entering their final season and hope to leave on a high note after a couple of disappointing seasons the past two years. The team has added a few experienced freshmen that will be a great addition in the water. Probably the most exciting addition to the program is coach Jim Ferguson, a member of the International Water Polo Hall of Fame and an Olympic bronze-medalist.
In just one season, the Clemson University Tigers have gone from a young team to a veteran squad that lost none of their starters from a year ago. Two-meter set Miles Ware and two-meter defender Andrew Stanton begin their senior seasons ready to take the next step - winning the Southeast Division title and competing in the National Collegiate Club Championship. Clemson will be anchored by experienced netminder Michael Reitz as the Tigers ability to play defense will decide their fate.
In its second year back in the league, Emory University seeks to improve on last year’s fourth place finish in the division. The Eagles return most of last year’s roster, including captain Stephen Leech along with starters Jordan Brustein and Brian Massey. Graduate students Paul Musille, Joe Kramer and Andy Ratto will also suit-up again for the Eagles. However, Emory should also feature a gallery of new faces that will add needed depth and variety to the attack. The Eagles will rely on goalie Allon Mordel to anchor an opportunistic defense, while hoping that aggressive contributions from their variety of powerful offensive players can carry the program to a Southeast Division championship.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Following a second place finish in the Southeast Division last season, the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech return every starter but one, leading scorer Chris Bauerlein. Looking to fill this void are seniors Steven Winton and Steve Larson with their strong arms and several juniors including Freddy Damen and Patrick Slane. Neal Laxpati and Michael O’Rourke plan to share time in cage as the duo have continuously shut down opposing teams. The Yellow Jackets will receive added help from a crop of talented freshmen who will be needed when Georgia Tech hosts and competes in the 2011 National Collegiate Club Championship against the nation’s best teams.
University of Georgia
The University of Georgia enters the 2011 season coming off the program’s first Southeast Division Championship and a 13th place mark at Nationals. This year, the team hopes to continue its success. However, the Bulldogs have much to prove after losing first team All-Conference players Austin Stahley and Lawson Floyd. Thus, the team will rely heavily on the skill and experience of returning starters Chris Mauer, Andrew Withers and Second Team All-Conference athlete Stephen Hagerman. Open spots in the starting seven will provide the opportunity for younger Bulldogs, including sophomore Alex Lembeck, to develop into impact players. A large freshmen class guarantees that Georgia will have plenty of talent on the bench in the quest for another Southeast Division title.
University of Tennessee
The University of Tennessee could be the surprise team of the division as the Volunteers are a young and maturing team that has the potential to shock the division.
Coming off a third place finish in the Southeast Division in only their second season of CWPA competition, the Commodores of Vanderbilt University have large voids to fill following the graduation of All-Conference players Matt Popkin (First Team) and goalie Kenny James (Second Team). In light of having no returning seniors, the team will rely on its competitiveness and endurance to uphold the recent success of Vanderbilt water polo. Second Team All-Conference selection Chris Watkins, junior Katie Kahlbaugh and sophomores Luke Walker, Alex Dioro and Richard Droghini return and are expected to make positive contributions on both ends of the pool. James Street takes over in cage following the loss of James to matriculation. Add in a promising class of first-year players and Vanderbilt appears poised for another solid season in the Southeast Division.
TEXAS DIVISION Baylor University
After a year of instability and little success, Baylor University enters this season with a new found excitement. A skilled group of freshmen come in to help field one of the more talented groups the Bears have fielded in a while. Along with senior leadership of Will Havens and goalie Brian Sanders, the team is optimistic for its chances to improve in the Texas Division.
Having lost a large senior class, Rice University’s freshman class looks to bring new talent to the team. First-year players Brett VirginDowney, Ravi Sheth, Ross Pepper and Kevin Gravesmill all bring years of high school varsity experience and look to make an impact in the upcoming season. Ivan Huang is working to strengthen his two-meter defensive skills, while the pair of Peter and Paul Abraham look to score goals from the top. Fifth-year veteran Chris Thomas aims to be a powerful set as in past years and continue to rate as one of the team’s top scorers. Due to all the new talent, Rice’s reinvigorated bench provides a chance for the Owls to remain competitive against the larger rosters in the Texas Division.
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University hoped to continue its recent success as the Aggies won the Texas Division in back-to-back seasons (2007, 2008) and qualified for four straight division title games (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010). However, the A&M enters the new year in a rebuilding mode after losing the majority of its starters from the previous season, including All-America selection Cameron Glass. However, the incoming freshmen have shown promise and could revitalize A&M to the point of again competing for the division title. Not a team to lay down, the Aggies will come out swinging with juniors Max Bernau, John Wong, Michael Braun, Troy Goddard and Zach Arend providing veteran leadership. Sophomores Matt Davidson and Sean Alborzi return to once again challenge the Lone Star division’s goalies. Two-meter Brian Bloomfield is anticipated to be a formidable opponent to any guard with the potential to bury shots at will. Further, senior Nick Cox joins Texas A&M for the first time this year to provide additional talent to a team that is on the rise.
Texas State University
Among a group of programs that are growing into their potential as future National Collegiate Club Championship contenders, Texas State University will need to overcome four-time division champion Texas A&M University and six-time winner the University of Texas to brand its mark on the Texas Division landscape. Entering this season with a full roster of both veterans and recruits, captain Corey Parada will provide team leadership as the club moves forward.
Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University enters the season in a position of strength with some revenge to exact against division champion the University of Texas. Last year, Tech fell to the Longhorns in the division tournament to terminate a potential storybook ending to the program’s season. Having only graduated one senior, Cory Desmarais, Texas Tech is excited for the upcoming season and another chance to contend for the division title.
University of Houston
The University of Houston enters the season with high hopes of improving on the program’s fourth-place finish at the 2010 Texas Division Championship. Led by captains and returning All-Conference players Taylor Beck and Jon Fouty, the Cougars return six-ofseven starters. Key additions were made with incoming freshmen Ketan Kapila and David Fouty joining former Houston All-Conference player Corey DeRutte to help make a run at the Texas Division Championship.
University of Texas
The 2003-06, 2009 and 2010 Texas Division champion, the Longhorns of the University of Texas begin the 2011 season after finishing in second place at last year’s National Collegiate Club Championship hosted by Southern Utah University for the strongest finish the Texas Division has recorded in 10-years of play. Now, the Longhorns’ goal is to bring the National Championship home to Austin, Texas. Despite losing a number of senior players to graduation, Texas continues to sport a bench that is far from short on talent. Strong shooters Ricardo Bello and Bobby Woolweaver, along with two-meter men Andrew Pansick and Kieran Kapila will put up goals for the Longhorns. Rounding out the team are utility players like Jonathan Berezin, Benny Berezin and Thomas Brisson. In the cage for Texas will be goalie, Mike Kruckemeyer. In addition to their offense, Texas plans on every player utilizing strong defensive plays in order to stop their opponents’ top-shooters. Aside from the aforementioned starters, the team has a bench full of solid players eager to make a name for themselves in the pool, including an influx of talented freshmen. Seniors Marco Daniele, Klayton Ryman, James Wang and Dan Stratton will see significant minutes in their final season with the Longhorns from head coaches Tom Andrew and Arseni Grokhovski.
2011 CWPA men’s National Collegiate Club regular season & championship schedules, referee assignments and the latest league news are available online at: www.collegiatewaterpolo.org/index
TEAM ROSTERS NORTHERN DIVISION Brown University
Head Coach: Felix Mercado 1 Walker Shockley 1A Andrew Brown 2 Henry Fox 3 Marcus Gartner 4 Toby Espinosa 5 Chris Culin 6 Dean Serure 7 Nick Deaver 8 James McNamara 9 Eric Robb 10 Cyrus Mojdehi 11 Michael Hartwick 12 Grant Villeneuve 13 Svetozar Stefanovic 14 Julian Heller 16 Bryan Russell
So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Fr. So. So. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. Sr.
Diamond Bar, Calif La Grange, Ill. Mercer Island, Wash. San Jose, Calif. Palo Alto, Calif. Cincinnati, Ohio Coral Gables, Fla. Orinda, Calif. Los Angeles, Calif. Winnetka, Ill. La Jolla, Calif. Los Angeles, Calif. Atherton, Calif. Belgrade, Serbia Washington, D.C. Aracadia, Calif.
Jr. So. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr.
Douglassville, Pa. Northfield, Ill. Spotsylvania, Pa.
Head Coach: JJ Addison 1 Clayton Witter 1A Sam Buchman 2 Brian Barasha 3 Sam Mitchell 4 Jason Robb 5 Ryan Pelham 6 Nick Sizer 7 Nick DeLeo 8 Jonathon Stark 9 Sean Hackett 10 James Green 11 Chris Pielock 12 Chris Swanson 13 Sam Burns 14 Max Rollins 15 Sam Siegel-Wallace 17 Robert Schramm 20 Robert Spencer
Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Winnetka, Ill. Stonington, Conn. West Simsbury, Conn. Coopersburg, Pa. Portland, Ore. Katonah, N.Y. Bay Head, N.J. Deerfield, Mass. New Orleans, La. Albuquerque, N.M. Newport Beach, Calif. Philadelphia, Pa. Boca Raton, Fla. Chevy Chase, Md.
Head Coach: Ted Minnis 1 Alexandre Popp 1A Jimmy Field 2 Evan Zepfel 3 Mike Katzer 4 Antone Martinho 5 Neal Oâ€™Hara 7 Max Eliot 8 John Holland-McCowan 9 Thomas McNulty 10 William Roller 11 Hank Clausner 12 Luka Babic 13 Nathan Clement 14 Kevin DiSilvestro 15 Ryan Rule 17 Max Murphy
Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr.
Palo Alto, Calif. Honolulu, Hawaii Newport Beach, Calif. Palos Verdes, Calif. Long Beach, Calif. Newport Beach, Calif. Studio City, Calif. Atherton, Calif. Houston, Texas Redwood City, Calif. San Diego, Calif. Belgrade, Serbia Portland, Ore. Philadelphia, Pa. Palos Verdes, Calif. San Mateo, Calif.
So. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. So. So. Sr. Fr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr.
Shillington, Pa. Palos Heights, Ill. Brandon, Fla. Orland Park, Ill. Laguna Beach, Calif. Tustin, Calif. Murrieta, Calif. Kingston, Jamaica Blue Bell, Pa. Lansdale, Pa. Port-of-Spain, Trinidad Sinking Spring, Pa. Oak Lawn, Ill. Lederach, Pa. Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Ill. Houston, Texas Tinley Park, Ill. Miami, Fla.
Head Coach: Brian Kelly 1 Stefen Hill 1 Mike Pufant 1 Ian Redding 2 Cody Siemeck 3 Tyler Mancuso 4 Bryan Driscoll 5 Kyle Elmore 6 Jonathan Hernould 7 Connor Bracken 8 Ian Thompson 9 Kristian Bocage 10 Jake Lloyd 11 Kevin Caulfield 12 Lee Stiles 13 Sean Davis 14 Matt Joslyn 15 Nicholas Joslyn 17 Matthew Stelnicki 18 Cameron Hudson 22 Ryan Scott 23 Hunter Carrier
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Fordham University Head Coach: Bill Harris 1 Christian Flessner 1A Eric Mullery 2 Andrew McKernin 3 Joshua Itano 4 Ben Clinkinbeard 5 J.D. Shrewsbury 6 Nicholas Allen 7 Jake Bakas 8 Dan Kearney 9 Daniel Barron 10 Robert Fleming 11 Eric Minowitz 12 Willie Leach 13 Charlie Reed 14 Alex Judge
Sr. So. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. So. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr.
Naperville, Ill. Miami, Fla. Riverside, Ill. Costa Mesa, Calif. San Clemente, Calif. Town & Country, Mo. Norwalk, Conn. Miami, Fla. Danville, Calif. Darien, Ill. Loomis, Calif. Greenwich, Conn. Arlington, Va. La Jolla, Calif. Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Head Coach: Mark Lawrence 1 Columbus Leonard 1A Kevin Hsiue 2 Dylan Hallman 3 Andrew Adams 4 Dennis Smiley 5 Jack Clark 6 Nikola Otasevic 7 Andres Simauchi 8 Scott Stephens 9 Brendan Deveney 10 Craig Cheney 11 Michael Farid 12 Matt Chapa 13 Kyle Bowman 17 Andrew Dorne
Sr. Jr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. So. So. Sr. Fr. So.
Mill Valley, Calif. Alamo, Calif. La Jolla, Calif. Santa Barbara, Calif. Corona, Calif. Laguna Beach, Calif. Belgrade, Serbia Miami, Fla. Los Altos, Calif. Newton, Conn. Sherwood, Ore. Dubai, UAE Baytown, Texas Millbrea, Calif. Irvine, Calif.
George Washington University Head Coach: Scott Reed 1 Cameron Illes 1 Sean Joyce 2 Nick Scherma 3 Nate Little 4 Adam Streeter 5 Ridvan Pehlivan 6 Rafi Castillo 7 Guy Helman 8 Daniel Tyner 9 Paul Deasey 10 Luke Carrino 11 John Paul Bezerra 14 Benjamin Krigel 15 Matthew Williams 16 Brian Mojica 18 Adam Wrobel
Jr. Jr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. So. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.
Pittsburgh, Pa. Saint Louis, Mo. Beverly Hills, Calif. Anaheim, Calif. Moraga, Calif. Istanbul, Turkey Parkland, Fla. Princeton, N.J. Long Beach, Calif. Wynnewood, Pa. Palo Alto, Calif. Whittier, Calif. San Jose, Calif. Kingston, Jamaica Cerritos, Calif. La Jolla, Calif.
Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Fr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. So.
Caracas, Venezuela Boca Raton, Fla. Redwood City, Calif. Upland, Calif. Portola Valley, Calif. Newbury Park, Calif. Sinking Spring, Pa. Los Gatos, Calif. Walnut Creek, Calif. Santa Cruz, Calif. Miami, Fla. Bayshore, Trinidad Coral Gables, Fla. Houston, Texas Hillsborough, Calif. Los Angeles, Calif. Palo Alto, Calif. Mill Valley, Calif. La Canada, Calif. Greenwich, Conn. Philadelphia, Pa. Moraga, Calif. Calabasas, Calif. Wayne, Pa.
So. So. So. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. So.
Honolulu, Hawaii Palo Alto, Calif. Menlo Park, Calif. Newport Beach, Calif. Burr Ridge, Ill. Palo Alto, Calif. Baltimore, Md. Miami, Fla. Annapolis, Md. North Hampton, N.H. Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Long Beach, Calif. Washington, D.C. West Lawn, Pa. Portola Valley, Calif. Greenwich, Conn. San Diego, Calif. Walnut Creek, Calif. Westfield, N.J.
Johns Hopkins University Saint Francis College
Head Coach: Igor Samardzija 1 Igor Mladenovic 1A Luka Raic 2 Nemanja Simonovic 3 Marko Dzigurski 4 Alexandar Pantic 5 Vuk Vujosevic 6 Guram Nozadze 7 Richard Polgar 8 Filip Sasic 9 Josip Jurcevic 10 Marko Gencic 11 Tamas Toth 12 Bosko Stankovic 13 Szabo Erdei 14 Tyler Perkins 15 Kyle Rivadeneyra 16 Balint Toth 17 Andrew Reed Alt. Aleksandar Jakovljevic Alt. David Lonnberg
So. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. So. Jr. Fr. So. R-Fr. R-Fr.
Belgrade, Serbia Zagreb, Croatia Belgrade, Serbia Novi Becej, Serbia Belgrade, Serbia Belgrade, Serbia Stockholm, Sweden Budapest, Hungary Zagreb, Croatia Split, Croatia Belgrade, Serbia Budapest, Hungary Belgrade, Serbia Tatabanya, Hungary Erie, Pa. San Clemente, Calif. Budapest, Hungary Mesa, Ariz. Apple Valley, Calif. Stockholm, Sweden
SOUTHERN DIVISION, EASTERN REGION
Head Coach: John McBride 1 Matt Napleton 1A Keegan Williams 2 Jack Else 3 Buck Doyle 4 Beau Caillouette 5 Alex Nowlin 6 Spencer Richley 7 Julian Colina 8 Ken Wattana 9 Greg Norton 10 Andrew Somers 11 Brian Barron 13 Daniel Schwartz 14 Stephen Norton 15 Nick Barnett 16 Mike Kimble 17 Trevor Reitz 18 Sam Fiske
Head Coach: Ted Bresnahan 1 Danny Ovelar 1A Scott Weigel 1B Jacob Dorn 2 Johnny Beal 3 Kielan Crow 4 Thomas de Lyon 5 Wes Hopkins 6 Wes Heeter 7 Mike McCreery 8 Andy Scott 9 Eli Levitt 10 Jake Gillette 12 Henry Pfleger 13 Mark Strickland 14 Alex Whittam 15 Charlie Weintraub 16 Gerrard Clark 17 Connor Flemming 18 Justin Lee 19 Ross Schofield 20 Jeremy Maurer 21 Stephen Kingery 22 Matt Gonzalez 23 Chase Hamilton
Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. So. So. Sr.
Oak Park, Ill. Menlo Park, Calif. Lansdale, Pa. Palos Verdes, Calif. Newport Beach, Calif. Coto de Caza, Calif. Newport Beach, Calif. San Diego, Calif. Palo Alto, Calif. Boynton Beach, Fla. Saint Davids, Pa. Oak Park, Ill. Miami Beach, Fla. Boynton Beach, Fla. Houston, Texas Lafayettte, Calif. Boynton Beach, Calif. La Jolla, Calif.
Head Coach: Luis Nicolao 1 Tyler Amina 1 Ben Dearborn 2 Connor still 3 Chris Cottrell 4 A.J. Galainena 5 Tim Wenzlau 6 Mike Helou 7 David Aynat 8 Tommy Donahue 9 Ford Spencer 10 Drew Hoffenberg 11 Kurt Buchbinder 12 Nick Pugliese 13 Jack Ruth 14 Alex Rafter 15 Matt Weber 16 Billy Tifft 17 Thomas Nelson 18 Nick Gilligan
19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Alt.
Kayj Shannon Matt Pugliese Sam Butler Constantine Nakos Augusto Leal Adam Lebovitz Kevin Zhang Jeff Cole
Fr. So. Fr. So. Jr. So. Fr. R-Sr.
Los Angeles, Calif. Washington, D.C. Falls Church, Va. Annapolis, Md. Davis, Calif. New Canaan, Conn. Palo Alto, Calif. Santa Barbara, Calif.
United States Naval Academy Head Coach: Mike Schofield 1 Anthony Gutierrez 1A Eugene Chang 1B Tyler Barker 1C Vikram Kanth 1D Bryce Sheldon 2 Matt Carlson 3 Scott Cotton 4 Jeff Davis 5 Conor Handley 6 Darren McKay 7 Stevie Ray 8 Arny Warren 9 Kyle Wertz 10 Jackson Hummeldorf 11 Cort Jones 12 Paul Pedrotty 13 Scotty Sabbatini 14 Tyler Thein 15 Jesse Walker 16 Archie Warren 17 Joel Elenbaas 18 Andrew Lacosse 19 Stephen McDonald 20 Tommy Schofer 21 Taylor Setness 22 Scotty Snowden 23 Jack Finch 24 Patrick Geer 25 David Hasegan 26 Devin Martin 27 Matt Newby 28 Daniel Norris 29 Thomas Patterson 30 Pat Seipp 31 P.J. Taylor 32 Mason Weber 33 Doug Wubbena
Jr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. So. So. So. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.
Long Beach, Calif. Hacienda Heights, Calif. Orinda, Calif. San Jose, Calif. Laguna Niguel, Calif. Oak Park, Calif. Carlsbad, Calif. LaVerne, Calif. Naperville, Ill. Wilton Manors, Fla. Baytown, Texas Baltimore, Md. San Diego, Calif. Coronado, Calif. Crofton, Md. Coronado, Calif. Annapolis, Md. Timonium, Md. Seattle, Wash. Baltimore, Md. Hudsonville, Mich. Owings, Md. Lansdale, Pa. Coronado, Calif. Stockton, Calif. Altdena, Calif. San Mateo, Calif. Coronado, Calif. Superior Twshp, Mich. Baytown, Texas Los Angeles, Calif. Baytown, Texas Orange, Calif. Baltimore, Md. Dallas, Texas Riverside, Calif. Fullerton, Calif.
Head Coach: Curtis Robinette 1 Matt Cote 1 Brandon Yasses 3 Brett Luehman 4 Raul Ariza 5 Danilo Svorcan 6 William Page 7 Justin Deis 8 Colin McDonald 9 Gui Alves 10 Luis Solis 11 Joseph Burke 12 Kyle Scarry 13 Adam Borgman 14 Garrett George 15 James Owen 16 Gavin Oakley 17 Samuel Lopez 18 Taylor Foye 19 Tye Schreiber 20 Alex Strong 21 Cris Anton 22 Nicholas Carmoney Head Coach: Matt Kittle 1 Istvan Cseh 2 Marton Toth 3 Sean Kelly-Pain 4 Atahan Yaya 6 Sam Wabby
Jr. So. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr.
Stafford, Va. Weston, Fla. Hamilton, Ontario Chicago, Ill. Belgrade, Serbia Saint Louis, Mo. Perkasie, Pa. Lindsay, Ontario Sao Paolo Brazil Chicago, Ill. LaGrange, Ill. San Diego, Calif. Toledo, Ohio Costa Mesa, Calif. Riverside, Calif. Heathtrow, Fla. Chicago, Ill. Wildwood, Mo. Ancaster, Ontario Bellflower, Calif. Lansdale, Pa. Perrysburg, Ohio
Notre Dame College
SOUTHERN DIVISION, WESTERN REGION Head Coach: Don Sherman 1 Neal Zoellick 2 Daisuke Takagi 4 Greg Nelson 5 Kyle Lazenby 6 Chris Martin 7 Jake Ouellete 8 Ben Feasley 9 Cody Sherman 10 Max Herath 11 Tommy Nimrod 12 Louis Weyand 13 Sean Oâ€™Hara 14 Nathan Bean 15 Phil Myrick
So. Jr. So. So. So. Jr. So. So. Sr. Jr. So. R-Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr.
Homewood, Ill. Tsukuba, Japan Homewood, Ill. Erie, Pa. Erie, Pa. San Diego, Calif. Takoma Park, Md. Erie, Pa. Hilliard, Ohio Glenview, Ill. Erie, Pa. Fontana, Calif. Houston, Texas Erie, Pa.
Fr. Andornaktalya, Hungary Sr. Budapest, Hungary So. New Zealand So. Istanbul, Turkey Fr. Handford, Calif.
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Vanja Kopilas Justin Carmody Ahmed Mami Daniel Peng Andrew Sinnot-Neal Milan Burkus Jeffery Volosin Jon Wong Ryan Rehmer Joseph Joson Tyler Cowart Jake Eszes Kameron Holzendorf John Rudmann
Jr. Dubrovnik, Croatia Sr. Claremont, Calif. Jr. Hammamet, Tunisia Sr. Bellflower, Calif. Sr. Loomis, Calif. So. Eger, Hungary Sr. Los Angeles, Calif. So. Chicago, Ill. Sr. Painesville, Ohio Jr. Cerritos, Calif. Jr. Atlanta, Ga. So. Santa Maria, Calif. Fr. Fairfield, Calif. Fr. Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Pennsylvania State University-Erie, The Behrend College Head Coach: Joe Tristan 1 Hunter Backenstose 3 John Ingari 5 Jake Salsgiver 6 Justin Vink 8 Nic Pabich 9 Kody Veit 10 Wes Atkinson 11 Benjamin Strunk 13 Adam Glick 15 Jake DesRoches 17 Matthew Johnson 19 Joshua Sebrosky 20 Garrett Wagner 21 Ali Kahn
Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr.
Downingtown, Pa. York, Pa. Long Beach, Calif. Los Angeles, Calif. Lake Forest, Ill. Harleysville, Pa. Carmillo, Pa. Cogan Station, Pa. Bonita, Calif. Fairfax, Va. Houston, Texas Pittsburgh, Pa. State College, Pa. Lake Zurich, Ill.
Salem International University Head Coach: Rob Bullion 5 Wesley Clark 6 Borislav Kovicev 7 Zach Shepard 9 Nigel Elteren 10 Krzysztof Pierzchala 11 Ryan Wells 13 Javier Reyes 14 Myles Swartz 18 Cedric Collins
Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. So. So. So. Sr. Sr.
Oâ€™Fallon, Mo. Belgrade, Serbia Tyler County, W. Va. AJ Bilthoven, Netherlands Barrier, Ontario Glendora, Calif. El Salvador Thornhill, Ontario Ryan, Okla.
Washington & Jefferson College Head Coach: Greg Jones 1 Dan Francisco 1A Chris DeNunzio 2 Alex Shuey 3 Joey Weiland 4 Conor Crowe 5 Mike Johnson 6 Justin Brier 7 Cameron Chaves 8 Carl Krause 9 Andy Rish 10 Brendan Lesniak 11 Mike Magdic 12 Ben Mancini 14 Nick Thorneloe 15 Sam Taylor
So. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Fr.
Chicago, Ill. Greenwich, Conn. Mechanicsburg, Pa. Pittsburgh, Pa. King of Prussia, Pa. Naperville, Ill. Timonium, Md. La Canda, Calif. Ambler, Pa. North East, Pa. Hoffman Estates, Ill. Franklin Park, Pa. Oreland, Pa. Collegeville, Pa. Columbia, Md.
ATLANTIC DIVISION Duke University 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 25
Felipe Mejia Ian Zhang Tim Carlon Michael Fritz Hong Poo Vinayak Nikam Tim Kaneda Michael Oâ€™Mara Brad Lightcap Justin Liu Billy Kim Jonathan Ho Michael Naclerio Garrett Ruhland Connor Lennard Trent Going
Georgetown University Roster not available
James Madison University 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Blake Richardson Paul McGrath Peter Rossbach Christopher Ashley Daniel Gallinaro Eric Quiroga Kurt Clauss Jeffrey Wiggins Sean Crook Dylan Manard
Loyola University (Md.) 1 2 3 4 5 7 9 10 13 14 15 17 19
Catherine High Kyle Snow Matthew May Harrison Oztemel Julie Parke Calvin Reyes Carroll Burton Remy Massengill Jordan Evans Ming Hei Wong Alice Gallivan Lauren Harrington Joseph Eder
North Carolina State University 1 1A 2 3
Zach Jahn John Ryan Keen Kevin Rollinson Jensen Sales
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
David Hurley Ryan Morgan John Scott Kamau Brown Jerry Oâ€™Connor Kael Schlactus Ahmed Elnady Chris Mattox Katy Glanton Paul Schluken Laura Jimenez Rivera
University of Maryland 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Alt Alt
Dwight Townsend-Gray Steve Oursler Brendan Desaulniers Jarrod Bonsmann Dave Roberts Mitch Bernstein Matt Kolb Joe Beavers Ryan Aceto Hate Hukill Chris Gibeily Glenn Pastel Ben Hasday Daniel Voica Stephanie Ragheb Kelly Haisfield Jill Lau Ian Glennon Allison Porter Cara Shillenn Clint Gill Adele Hart
University of North Carolina 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 14 Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt.
Steve Sinclair Tyler Marva Daniel Small JP Sypniewski Stefanos Keichigas Danny Trotier David Amini Will Hope Thatcher Inglefield Max McClellan Trevor Cramp Derrick Pamukoff Paul Ashton Naethan Burch Zaki Hairdary Trey Howell Anders Orn Wilson Parker Chris Reaves Will Sickenberger
Alt. Ryan Spalding
University of Virginia 1 2 3 4 5 9 10 12 13 15 16 19 20 21 22 24
Thomas Heckelman Robert Klein Allen Kha Nolan Caine William Fehringer Robert Geis Joseph McGrath Jacob Stock E. Joseph Connor R. Walter Deppe Ryan Stevens Jason Herzfeld Patrick Grube F. Andrew Bowers Joseph Bouchard Geoff Handsfield
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Peter Ollis Will Walters Daniel Strait Joe Niewola Matt Sylvester Michael Feihe Nate Peters Reeder Robinson Paul Campenella Jared Jones Martin Selgas Andrew Mihalkovic Nick Francher Kenny Lombard Scott Wilson Deiter Seltzer John Forrester Alex McDonald Conor Reiling Parker Field
BIG TEN DIVISION Indiana University 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 10 12 13 18
Bryce Tobias Matt Cooney Aaron Lewis Mark Ryden Kyle Anderson Jack Howenstein Kyle Rickert Andrew Anderson Luca Pasquesi Dom Gallo Matt Sullivan
20 Bobby Rickert 21 Will Rigali
Michigan State University 1 1A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
Robert Spiegel Jordan Ringold Andrew Stoffel Andrew Martin Andrew Weichman Matt Graziano Austin Daugherty Chase Plank Brad Sweeney Brennan Burke Daniel Jenkins Danny Mccafferty Evan Reynolds Derek Byrd Spencer Sanders Jack Mccafferty Jordan Sikkema Michael Selbst Trey Sommers Karl Schwinghammer Jacob Marsh Nate Case Michael Scarcelli Samuel Marsh Nathan Puskaric Nick Leveque Nathan Supanich Oliver Tessmer Alex Baker Josh Jackson Jesse Ellett Austin Teerman Dillon Marble Mac Day Mark Genchanok Vinh Tran Josh Kim
Purdue University Roster not available
University of Illinois 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Austin Travers Mike Berkemeyer James Tucker Nader Ammar Ed Walsh Rustam Mendybaev Henry Schmidt Tom Shamburek Mike Reindl Alex Rembialkowski Jason Yang
12 13 14 15 16 17 20
Jason Luzinski Matt McClone Akash Shah Matt Noonan Joe Caffarini Pat Wilkins Jeremy Trinchere
University of Iowa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Max Malec Rob LeBeau Matt Johnson Robert Force Luke Fevold Chris Workmen Genghis Hallsby Sam Cleary Mike McPartlin Robert McHugh J.J. Baginski Adam Parker
University of Michigan
1 Ray Viviano 2 Kenichi Osawa 3 Matt Woelfel 4 Levi Barry 5 Benjamin Hubbard 6 Peter Dejonge 7 Grant Cole 8 Christopher Takahashi 9 Michael Abell-Venit 10 Kurt Jensen 11 Patrick Trabert 12 Kevin Jensen 13 Sam Rosen 14 Garrett Wood 15 Kyle Overman 16 Bobby Dishell 17 Ryan Gould 18 Jack Tesar 19 Corey Taylor Alt. James Otis Alt. Scott Marlatt Alt. Paul Hernley Alt. Riley Cole Alt. Adam Berry Alt. Ian Waters
University of Wisconsin 1 3 7 8 10 11 12 16 21 23
Ryan Svoboda Sean Madden Brad Ferris Colin Terwelp Alex Difonzo Charlie Krause Drew Heidenreich Connor Murphy Dan Wolak Ryne Carbone
Florida Gulf Coast University
University of Florida “A”
Florida International University
University of Florida “B”
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 12 13 15 16
Alex Benner Frankie Vitiello Robert Holscher Daniel Antonell Abel Echemendia Andrew Strohmeier Matthew Bunting Chris Araujo Jonathan Jornlid Nate Garland Alex Strohmeier Enrico Dall
Roster not available
Florida State University 1A 1B 1C 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Chad Bracey Will Winsemann Anthony Milone Matt Sokolowski Bryan Grube Jake Gordon Dhugal Gardner Bryan Traficante Freddie Lee Daniel Craig Kyle Allers Colin Osterndorf Diego Gonzalez John Musengo Daniel Osborne Jerry Bai Daniel Loackaby Zachary Tippit James Dumais Connor Stovall
University of Central Florida 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 18 19 21
David Mayhew Chris Culver Joris Montero AJ Van Buren James Craig Alex Freeburn Mohammad Ramadan Derek Raw Aaron Madden Dustin Keyes Gaspar Barreto Nick Claytotn David Smith Kevin Diclemente Paul Jenny Nick Vandersluis Jack St. Thomas Zach Gelzinis
Adam Grippin Eric Ho Christian Kamrath James Madison Jason Mammino Daniel Marquez Brian Montenegro Roger Montenegro Eisa Al Nashmi Kunal Patel Matheus Rodrigues Matt Sheehan Cody Smith Jordan Freeman Damian Garcia Stewart Gray Eric Hedberg Eric Henely Rico Holder Jacob Mould Ethan Needleman Oscar Parra Devan Patel Taylor Plumer Marlon Rodriguez Jordan Segal Jason Spain Trent Willis
University of Miami (Fla.) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Alan Groll Miguel Quevedo Kyle Apple Jon Anderson Fortu Botbol Federico de Faveri Ricardo Herrera Anthony Kanelidis Rafael Gallardo Jose Mora Hernan Gonzalez Juan Lopez Martino Vigano Ian Dixon Regi Pereira Daniel Quevedo Giandomenico Spena Josh Levy Jordan Halperin Matteo Clark Marchetti Eduardo Castaneda Daniel Reynolds
GREAT LAKES DIVISION
Grand Valley State University 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 15 16 18 21 24 25
Josh Ensing Carlo Chacon Kevin Clancy Peter Braseth Doug MacDonald Cody Duston Adam Pummell Tommy Barton Michael Begrowicz Brian Thompson Stephen Orey Jon Tcshirhart Joey Steffes Evan Repeck Taylor Tannous Josh Gonzales Ben Newcomb
Loyola University (Ill.) 1 2 3 4 8 9 10 11 12 15 21
Alex Lazzar Pat Dapic Tim Dale Matt Kmiecik Mark Occhienero Billy Zhe Alex Barrylowicz Lilly Nassiri-Masouleh Max Kane Zach Ganger Stavros Tsitsopoulos
Miami University (Ohio) 1/4 Curtis Schaefer 1A Turner Simmons 2 Nate Schott 3 Charlie Shaw 4 Curtis Schaefer 5 Zach Varwig 6 Price Norman 7 Matt Gandlmayr 8 Eric Keller 9 Adam Morrisey 10 Trevor Johnson 11 Chris Linville 12 Josh Kerr 13 Mark Vander Wall 14 Jessen Link 15 Kevin Carrabine 16 Brennan Cline 17 Andrew Piggott 18 Ricky Pamensky 21 Tyler Saint Germain 22 Jason Hass
Ohio University 1 2 3 8 11 12 14 16
Brandon Crawford Clay Matthew Phil Kelley Tim Jennings Andrew Delollo Kyle Ryan Aaron Wheatley AJ Montesano
18 Eli Maher 21 John Ubbing 22 Ross Nipson
Ohio State University 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Troy Karski Tom Doyle Scott Wright Matt D’Errico Rob Waters Porter Ritchie Andrew Turner Doug Hannum Max Ringwald Amit Raghuvanshi Michael Barrow David Albert John Spangler
University of Dayton 1A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Matt Derrico Matt O’Brien Joey Martin Nicholas Hufford Jimmy Nickele Ryan Hays Conor Thelen Peter Wilson Bennett Fitz Michael Ward John O’Malley Ian Kinsella Josh Sanctington Evan Ruggiero
University of IllinoisChicago 1 2 3 8 9 11 14 Alt.
Shane Krivanec Denis Kuznetsov Joe Kamper Dave Lichtenfeld Geoff Schott Matt Warsumndski Zach Van Swol Lauren Bailey
Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt.
Erika Bauer Ricardo Cagnetto Sebastian Dorszewski Neil Emig Matt Garcia Jackson Hill Nick Velasquez
University of Notre Dame 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Tate Kernell Chris Catalino Peter Wasik Patrick Rice Marc Gazda Chris Jennis Dolff Hanke Dan Geisman Geno Freeman Jon Hancher Pat Raycroft Kevin Balhoff Sean Nees Teddy Howe James Liu Jack Turek Michael Planer Chris Mertens David Howe Drew Wroblewski Mike McCarty Jon MacArt Rob Ray
GREAT PLAINS DIVISION Illinois State University 1 2 5 6 7 8 10
Matt Tempel Pat Kataulis Mike Keho David Kuchta Mike Byron Mike Blackwood Sam Musser
11 12 14 16 20
Ethan Matthews Ryan Forner Billy Fuener Matt Pfersdorf Zach Senja
Iowa State University 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Nick Davis Jake Gazlay Patrick Finley Sean Murphy Kennard Lai Nick Eddy Evan Timm James Howard Evan Pape Aaron Elston Nicholas Flynn Andrew Gude James Howard Ian Jehring Erik Johnson Neil Keifer Curtis Kentner Michael Meyer Bryan Passini Adam Seiler Victor Valadez
Kansas State Univeristy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Eric Balas Bill Foster Allison Thiermann Steve Rubenthaler Richie Enright Nick Attwater Brent Ware Andrew Cook Carlos Caro-Delgado
Univeristy of Kansas 1A 1B 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Brenna Roffers Jeff Ward John Dennis Emily Downard Johann Duran Paige Kauffman Austin Hess Kayla Finks Jeremy Kustoff Ross Melen
Univeristy of Minnesota 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Cameron Gimmestad Kestutis Micke Drew Wojack Bret Jackson David Brajkovic Tyler Briesath Mike Opthof Anthony Dunahee Andrew Haberman Micah Koenig
University of Nebraska 1 2 4 7 8 10 11 13
Jeff Lopez Derek Virgl Nikolas Bravo Viktor Khanzhyn Tyler Downs Sam Shamburek Sam Neal Zach Fischer
HEARTLAND DIVISION Augustana College 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt.
Tony Passaro Katie Pittman Emily Timmons Michael Gerber Janelle Gothner Brian Andersen Kailey Lewis Paul Kleinhans-Schultz Mark Hillstrom Natalie Orsi Ryan Landgren Ashlee Tiernan Patrick Howell Emily Singer Jamie Graf Laura Pemberton Ashley Wolf Mitchell Tienry Erik Niemeier Tyler Buss Alexander Putz Yvonne Skrzypczak Guy Iccarino Michael Duy Aaron Holt Mackenzie Corrie Joshua Prosser Jonathon Carlson Ryan Garcia
Carleton College 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Kevin Hallman Jess Gourevitch Alex Simonides Ben Cerjan Nora Cassidy Sarah Carter Maggie Alexander Hannah Heavenrich Schuyler Rowe Samantha Sharpe Catherine Christenson Arielle Rebek
Grinnell College 1 2 3
Manu Spooner Alex Phillips Nathan Krishnan
4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Will Elsas Megan Januska Collin Kramer Beck Ringdahl-Mayland Alec Knight Dylan Gray Forrest Knapp Joe Lytle Jakob Gnirke Michael Brus Tom Lankiewicz Dylan Karle Donald Dean Eric Mistry Sam Sherwood Roman Grigorii Riley Mangan Austin Cote
Knox College 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13 16 18 21 23 25
Luke Madson Anne Heberle Anna Claypool Laura Blue Alan Ning Iliya Nachev Bekah Bally Remy Baulard Adrienne Wagner Nick Schulz Christina Henke Tyler O’Neill Katelynn Schlaman Katherine Miller Alex Jandernoa Andy Glass
Nicholas Brooks Kai Cowger Jesse Goldblum Clark Jacobson Aaron Laursen Vinod Malwatte Marko Martinovic Edward Metz Wojciech Michno Brennan Panzarella Noah Rosen Nathan Schachtman Paolo Venneri
Monmouth College 1 2 5 6 7 9 10 11 13 14
Frank Wasielewski Chris Falkenrath Steve Collins Ken Collins Jeff Skalon Andrew Wright Gabe Baginski Zach Heilman Brett Dunn James Corbeil
16 17 20 21
Joe Testolin Tony Marino Josh Dunn Brian Woulfe
Saint John’s University (Minn.)
Joe Duxbury Robbie Falchi Roseanne Frederick Alex Gernes Andrew Hovel Mike Kelash Chase Miller Andrew Nicklawsky J.D. Quinby Wiley Radomski Connor Triggs Katie Verchota
16 17 18 19 20
Bucknell University Roster not available
Saint Mary’s University (Minn.) 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Carnegie Mellon University
Regina Barbosa Brandon Matis Kristen Wilkes Anna Smaron Abby Schmatscke Jon Lamphere Linda Tierny Sivan Flogel Mike Ostman Jim Tandberg Eric Zeitlin Steven Swenson Andrew Eggerglus Nikki Farmer Mary Flynn Danielle Swanson Ana Cholico Thomas Walker Mark Ross
7 8 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
David Bradshaw Keith Appleby Brandon Ward Daniel Serna-Geitz Marc Vacquier Willy Elmore Matthew Reid Vasos Lee Mike Lee
Drexel University Roster not available
Franklin & Marshall College 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
MID-ATLANTIC DIVISION Bloomsburg University 1 1A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Chris Kempinski Nick Ortlieb Tim Dorsch Patrick Shannon Chris Kempinski
Emily Stiles Michael Sensinger Aaron Steinhart Alex Evers Amber Andrewlevich Andrew Krauss Dan Montgomery Dan Stiglitz Erik Stefferud Joe Ellis Rich Lopez Sam Levin Shaun Ulmer Tara Aughenbaugh Katherine Colombo Kaitlin Geiss
Parker Nixon Steele Schauer Richard Denton Dennis Chen William Cappuccio Dana Hubbard Madison Clark-Turner Sean Mitchell Jamie Gross Genevieve Pedley Tamaki Silver Nina Chiappetta Michael Zoeller Adam Kincaid William Hancock-Cerutti Jonathan Reingold David Apple Abigail Machernis
Grove City College 1 2 5 7 8
Seth Shaheen EJ Leuschner Drew Archibald Dave Dombrowski Clay Beckner
9 Ken Vinyard 10 Garrett Griffin 11 David Bossert 12 Jay Wallen 13 Ben Jones 15 Seth Brooks 16 Dan Henley 18 Tim Johnson 19 Nick Hamilton 20 CP Dehli 21 Ben Bowser 22 Ryan Anderson Alt. Collin Foster
La Salle University Roster not available
Lehigh University 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Dave Begley James Malone Justin Nice Rachel Nordberg Ryan Taglang Akshay Gupta Tim Hilty Mario Schwaller Carter Lathrop Lindsay Naughton Mei Parnes Kellyn McCarthy Alec Chin Lee
Fred Darling Jackie Fisher Mike Fisher August Haeuser Josh Harter James Kelleher Johnny Kesler Eddie Kirk Evan Kocon Kevin Koen Maddie Lacesa Christine Neville Colleen Wolgast
Pennsylvania State University 1 Bryan Focht 1A Peter Lewin
2 Ben Hengels 4 Tommy Miceli 6 Cole Hepper 7 Keith Meehan 8 Ian Golden 10 Shane Donnelly 11 Sean Wagner 12 Shawn Warrender 13 Drew Quigley 14 Troy Hepper 15 Ryan Coupe 17 Nicholas Thorneloe 18 Matt Cox 19 Pedro Murcia 20 Andrew Nagelberg Alt. Brandon Cabarcas Alt. Chris Cernicky Alt. Ryan Cusack Alt. Tony DeOnna Alt. Ben Fikse Alt. Kevin McDermott Alt. Russell Rosenberg Alt. Scott Whiteman
Saint Joseph’s University 1 1A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Alt. Alt.
Nick Crippen Michael Zarro Brett Portelli Brendan Moynihan Craig Finnerty Maya Wilson Dritan Hodo Brady Werkheiser Madeline Keogh Andrew Piazza Thomas Bahr Tim Bergey Michael Shemenski Rob Grasmeder Michael Thomas Paige Hoehl Marisa Samuelson
University of Delaware
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
John Sutron Greg Doolittle Sophia Sawicki Nevin O’Malley Joe Posch Stephanie Romano Zach Wibbens Peter Pa Kimberly Tomlinson Ben Cooper Josh Humberston Jemille Vialet Billy Schultz Kevin Mullaly
University of Pennsylvania
Carlos Alonso Steve Bailey Travis Bailey
15 16 17 18
Omer Birgen Benjamin Ediger Max Epelbaum Dan Fallahi Ron Golan Nick Grover Paul Hernandez John Ibrahim Mark Liao Jonathan Lustgarten Nabil Mehta John Negro Dan O’Neill Arjun Pai Ryan Percy David Restle Alex Richardson Dillon Schriver Andrew Shapiro Brady Sieber Kai Tang John Voith David Williams Blake Winston
MISSOURI VALLEY DIVISION Lindenwood University “A”
University of Pittsburgh
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Gojko Milutinovic Austin Walsh Justin Bowers Kevin Gallas Marwan Imam Mohamed Abdelkader Michael Willar Marco Tscheschlok CodyKemp Brett Heniken Daniel Nagy Toni Storic Sharn Appel Andre Boavis Samith Mohamed Brett Lundstrom
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt.
Dino Galic Clayton Brown JeremyHentschke Michael Rimkus RicardoRivera Joshua Schmidt Andrew Scoville Mitchell Condon Dustin Boogaart Zachary Zambelli Richard Qualter Daniel Goggin Bradley Hammel Jackob Auinbach Benjamin Kimbrough Joshua Briles Brian Kaestner Anthony Lopez Morgan Bradley Bryan Eisenberger Jeffrey Roberts Nick Selinger ThomasSims
Lindenwood University “B”
1 Harrison Fisher 2 Matt Dello Buono 3 Sean Nyquist 4 Theo Danciu 5 Scott Schmalzried 6 Adrian Shodi 7 Nick Pellini 8 Brian Jackson 9 Scott Berkow 10 Ryan Waldron 11 Steve Turetsky 12 Zander Fife 13 George Krakowski 14 Jon Weibel 15 Chad Doucette 16 Aaron Merski 17 Barrett Erbe 18 Dave Eisenberg 19 Charles Pritchard Alt. Stas Gawell Alt. Jason Galletta
Villanova University 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Daniel Weeks Jeff Yau Justin Knoebel Danijel Pericic
Ryan French AJ Schifferli Andrew Hotchkiss Danny Quigley Ian McDonough Jamie Padula Steven Accetta John Maza Matt Brawley Will Magrann Pat Wurster Ben Mix Vlad Llarch Joe Schaadt
Lindenwood University “C” Roster not available
Saint Louis University 1 1A 1B 2 3
Brian Johnston Michael Nydegger John Lauber Michael Schonoff Dan Goeddel
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Alex Antal Ray Kreienkamp Eric Appelbaum Aaron Gremp Jim Heafner Daniel Pike John Heafner Tim Lonergan Kevin Arnold Jack Buelter Michael O’Neill Tim Keogh Craig Borkovec Alex Vavra Robby Vavrik Steve Freedman Jimmy Meiners Ben Hogan Thoma Andrus Pat Donovan Michael Kubik John Jabouri Pete Cosentino
Washington University in St. Louis (Mo.) 1 1A 1B 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Chris Lauber Chris Feng Andrew Ng Sterling Jawitz Sandor Kovacs Shay Banton Dan Conner Vedad Karahodzic Adam Gremp David Lyubashevsky Sean Doherty Robbie Gottlieb Curtis Eisen Kevin Webb Tim Greer Jim Parks Eric Potter Alexander Sung Ryan Halvorsen Rick Chopp Kris Sladky
Western Illinois University Roster not available
NEW ENGLAND DIVISION Boston College 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Kevin Hall Ben David Peter Ferguson Carlos Canon Achille Dossekou Jared Erlinger Adam Gross
8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Neil Hagen John Piirainen Ryan Setevens Jonah Tomsick Kip Tandler Peter Bruton Parker Condie Will Flynn Paul Fortin Jim Grace Ian Malone Conor Naughton GA Vellios Oscar Arano Shane Cornyn Michael Gannon Michael Moritz Courtney Mosley Bert Pederson Matt Solomon Alec Stonitsch Ethan Sullivan Mike Woodbury Nick Henze Charlie Manclark David Moreno Matt Serrata
1 Jonathan Freedman 1A Mark Kermath 2 Kevin Shiuan 3 Eric Hwang 4 Chris Chu 5 Curtis Hon 6 Kyle Schluns 7 Brian Domanowski 8 David Saxon 9 Florian Dhondt 10 Andrew Matsas 11 John Gaskill 12 Colin Oâ€™Neill 13 Jorge Ross 14 Austin Brashears 15 Matthew Cahn 16 Jeremey Butz 17 Kevin Chu 18 Andrew Ajemian Alt. Saeed Ahmed Alt. Andreas Kapfhammer Alt. Nikita Kondratiev
7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Ben Weinberg Erik Shaw Peter DiCenzo David Puyandayev Nick Daly Austin Bergeron Ian Lindsay
Adam Rashkoff Stefan Brown Mark Ramos Martin Kafina Wes Fantini Erin Cohn Momo Saleh Brendan Fortin Justin Yoshimaru Dana Drost Max Ginsberg Seth Peng Nick Drohan Nick Huston Rex Bernstein Erik Yan Wesley Ho Russell Madison Ilan Weinshcelbaum Thomas Cho James Forde Ross Gormley Jeff Arace Jake Rosenbloom
1 Willie Avendano 2 Abiel Garcia 3 Keith Heyde 4 Caleb Greig 5 Kai Golden 6 Silas Wilkinson 7 Joey Jelinek 8 Austen Oliver 9 Alessandro Buzzatti 10 Jhon Echeverri 11 Vahe Markosian 12 Reid Fitzgerald
Keith Rubin Jack Montgomery John Orland Ross Macdonald Derek West Paul Orland Andrew Nelson Pablo Cuevas Keilor Gilbert Dom Kwok Nick Geiser Will Pitler David Skophammer
Cornell University 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Binghamton University 1 1A 2 3 4 5 6
Brian Sayler Mike Chamberlain Elton Steinberg Mike Riccione Campbell Johnson Kody Lyng Brody Wacker Chip Molten Austin Allen Conor Eliot Cameron McDonald Mike Schon Heather Frank Cam McKee Pablo Sasso Alan Keith Neal Barsch Justin Hillman
NEW YORK DIVISION
Roster not available 1 1A 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Yale University 1 4 5 6 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 25
Vladimir Gudovich Seth Wolin James Stavdal Nick Devlin Natalie Triana
Dartmouth College Middlebury College
7 8 9 11 19
Andre Keiser Pat Li Kyle Gerstenschlager Nico Kaminow Paul Gerard Jeremy Janson Nate Rudd Jeff Haswell Andy Collins
Jerry Deboever Russell Drake Ryan Shoenherr Evan Perlmutter Kieth Murphy Mikhail Gurtovoy Sarah Dunne
Alex Schlichting Doug Greer Sean Lyons Evan Ciecimirski Estevan Ginsburg Dylan Spitz Tyler Marrero Eric Yu Daniil Shalmiyev Mohammed Alsamrrai Andrew Broenen Henry Olano Areeb Malik Daniel Torres Jacob Raskin Mario Martone Jack Robbins Joey Jelinek James Gippetti Yuval Grossman
Hamilton College 1 1A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt.
Graham Boyd Reuben Dizengoff Tom Cyran Taylor Hogenkamp Fumi Asaga James Crafa Ian Nichols Gideon Wertheimer Conor Collins Ryan Park Tom Youngblood Morgan Markman Nick Ruppel Dan Levine Zachary Dix Michael Weinzierl Heather Krieger Abby Saks Erika Desmond Duo Gong Gina Goldberg Jake Davidson Ben Fields Sarah Larson Andrew McWhirter Jeremy Trombetta
New York University Roster not available
Rensselaer Polytetchnic Institute 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Ben Williams Aaron Tobias Anna Wygant Claire Marvinney Dan Messmer Doug Heinzel Heidi Moore Jeanette Zeeb Lucas Lis Sam Hagen Ed Rose Aaron Valentine Adam DuBois Alexis Hiller Eric Lamoureux
Syracuse University 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Aaron Avalos Andrew Fraser Billy Wagner Emma Gregg Jack Goddu Jack Lynch Jonathan Whittaker Joseph Underberg Joshua Soper Julian Capriles Kristopher Gorham Luke Jang Mark Schenker
14 15 16 17 18
Stephen Scuderi Theadore Rysz Tucker Hart Tucker Scherger William O’Donnell
United States Military Academy 1 1A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Steve Rowland Jake Chisolm Chris Corbett Pengfei Zhang Brandon Clumpner Michael Gillin Hollis Young Jake Roberts James Lough Ben Young Eric Kim Keith Miller Robert Parker Josh Martin Austin Bennett Charlie Gerber David Faust Shane Lowe Johnny Nguyen Tyler Nelson
NORTH ATLANTIC DIVISION Amherst College 1 1A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 13 14 15 17
Dan Berghoff Ofori Amponsah Conor McAuliffe Peter Landefeld Dan Paltiel Will Mosley Carlyn Robertson Ethan Balgley Tyler Bulakul Conor Deveney Chris van den Berg Tommy Fredericks Tim White James Yaro Jeff Helt
18 20 21 22
Robbie Homchick Nicole Heise Ben McBratney Bobbi Mason
Bates College 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Jimmy Miller Kick Sullivan Robert Cubeta Dan Aupi Matt Lipoff Liam Zaaijer Jake Vial-Golden Mike Hanley Nick Karlson Will Strathmann Alexander Donatelle Alex Smachlo Evan Cooper
Bowdoin College 1 1A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Alex Edison Gabi Serrato Marks Robert Rhodes Noah Perwin Peter Routh Max Wolf Patricia Boyer Talhia Nunez Joe Celestin Chris Granata Basyl Stuyvesant James Denison Nathan Mecray Edward Joseph Googins Daniel Byrnes Hugo Tran Patrick Breen Spencer Vespole Omar Sohail
Sam Andler Jonathon Brink-Roby Ryan Fischer Brian Gilligan Andrew Hedberg James Hootsmans Tom Hurley
Sandy Johnson Sam Kaplan Shannon Kooser Jacob Marx John Madeira Jack Mauel Colin McLaughlin Kayleigh Monahan Doug Newkirk Kerill O’Neill Andy Peterson Ray Reiling Mason Roberts Adam Spierer Ryan Trafton John Williams
Saint Michael’s College 1 John Howland 2 Peyton O’Connor 3 Zach Fuller 4 Dan Healy 5 Nick Willard 6 Emily Deiter 7 Michael Miller 8 Michel Migel 9 Nathan Paluso 10 Sara Williams 11 Peter McKenna 12 Mellisa Jaskiuwicz 13 John Wadlinger Alt. Jessica Adams Alt. Kaitlyn Adams Alt. Chris Casserly Alt. Shawna Gillspie Alt. Caleb Hall-Potvin Alt. Olivia Hamilton Alt. Matt McCurdy Alt. Liam Michelsohn Alt. Pat Rice Alt. Cory Socha Alt. Madisson Sommers Alt. Charles Switzer
Tufts University 1 1A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Steve Lessard Justin Choi Travis Grodkiewicz Alex Strittmatter Maddie Mayerson Benji Koltai Hannah Henderson David Weiss Justin Choi Alex Robb Chris Langbort Zoey Turek Austin Wood Inbar Fried Michael Lambert KJ Kroetch Kyle Savidge Alex Henry
18 19 20 21 22 Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt.
Kyle Donahue Jeff Fine Ellen Gage Nate Bailey Matt Sanda Kathryn Coniglio Scarlett Hao Josh Norville Will Parker Emily Pascal Laura Schrier Ben Spevack
United States Coast Guard Academy 1 1A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
George Thomas Ryan Montvydas Tyler Kotchman Julio Rocha Barrett Johannsen Marco Tinari Charlie Totten Harrison Carter Adam Hoburg Christopher Clifton Isaak Olson Parker Bratman Kent Hunt Jacob Kramb Brian McGuiness Andrew Ellis Drew Ferraro Marc McAndrew Christopher Varrichio Maksims Sivohins Eric Bonomi Johnson Knox
University of Massachusetts Roster not available
University of Vermont 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Matt Mirkine Trevor Edmunds Morgan Fog Cam Hecht Jeroen Fabricant Julia Macauley Mandy Henkler Chloe Squibb Letty Krueger
Williams College 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Ben Wampler John Guiffre Will Su Greg McElroy Sean Sutherland Liam Gallagher DJ Taylor Robbie Feder Joe Kinney Andy Grabowski
11 12 13 14 15
John Maimone-Medwick Russell Taylor Zhanda Zhou Max Tejeda-Albrecht Carson Eisenach
NORTHWEST DIVISION Oregon State University
Brad Alvarez Joey Bora Colby Carter Trevor Cramer Will Dai Evan Folz Zach Helm Blair Jackson Kevin Kreiner Sam Nelson Tyler Parmalee Michael Ruck Tyler Sinner Will Steinhauff
Kevin Thompson Jenson Vliss
Portland State University 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 16 17 18
Will Hatcher Grant Schoen Dan Feldham Zach Thompson Rod Vidomsky Yonah Hendin Tim Hamlin Colton Theer Peter Adam Isnardo Gallardo Ahmed Al Khars Nick Nourigat Dave Hill Mike Liddy Hussain Qasim
University of Oregon 1 1A 2 3 4 7 8 9 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 20
Christian Broom David Jampolsky Matthew Stang Zack Niesen Conor Broom Travis Bishop Zachary Yensen Harrison Tingler Brian Clifford Jim Krolopp Kyle McDermott Nick Kish Shawn Gilmore Cray Rogers Jordan McLaren Robert Brumley
21 Jacob Warkov 22 Aaron Bishow
University of Washington (Wash.) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Chris Lim Joe Laird Justin Dellinger Markus Guittierez Sam Sussman Peter Zajac Quinn Sterling Connor Stinson Cameron Simmons Adam Soble Artem Chumak Bryan Diebag Carl Bohm Read Slichter Stephen Bell Chris Welsh Garrett Venema Hayden Goundy Hayden Ray Joe Hughes
Kevin Reese Mike Hoff Jim Knape Chris Petersen
PACIFIC COAST DIVISION California Polytechnic State University 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Western Washington University 1 2 3
4 5 6 7
Miles Gilmore Nick Maxwell Brandon Neville
Henry Fisk Casey Nakamura Cody Coleman Connor McGill Dorian Danic Dustin Lee Greg Welch Hale Little Jake Mix Jake Muir John Sims Jordan Schafer Josh Combs Kyle Loomis Marco Hernandez Mason Morgan Nathen Paulson Nick Katsaris Sam Brandt Sam Foley
21 22 23 24 25
Sean Hooper Sean Puterbaugh Shea Brucker Trevor Heglund Zac Curhan
San Diego State University Roster not available
University of California - Irvine 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Jimmy Friedrich Alex Kazmier Michael Bailey Evan Mahoney Brian Pickford Max Parrague Alan Robertson Mitch Wise Sam Figueroa Derrik Jarvis Jacob Mourer Nick Pfeil Winston Newland Trent Baxter Blake Terry Justin Papa Kyle Adama Kyle Kittlitz Bo de Lange Chandler Talleur
18 Andrew Fisher 19 Robert McDonald 20 Beau Moody
University of California - Los Angeles 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 15 17 18 19 20 21
Mike Scott Dawson Jope Frank Hwang Bill Farmer Max Scott David Tomajan Cameron Virjee John Carney Jack Roney Tommy Cornelius Michael Olson Zack Straube John Bogaard Eric Sasse Jacky Kwong Austin Gable
University of California - San Diego Roster not available
University of California - Santa Barbara
Kyle Hersh Sean Ison Paul Nagle Spencer Neste Duran Reid Chris Schmuckel Skaught Tomly Sean Towers
University of San Diego 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
James Gross William Callas Peter Ferrari Andy Fulton Matt Becker Nick Klein Justin Marini Matthew Pim Ted Simonson
University of Southern California 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Jake Rudolph James Miller Taylan Alpan Tom Avery Miles Deamer Will Agramonte Brandon Parole JL Kiss Hank Weintraub Tucker Pettis Christian Grant JJ Bassette
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Paul Mitre Kevin Crane Kane Kuo Kelton McCains Jay Fantone Connor Plaga Kevin May Pat Talbott Tim Brochier Christian Grant Matt Bowser
University of Colorado “A” 1 Dylan Gantley 2 Mike Gibson 3 Jamie Savant 4 Peter Lorenz 5 Ramsey Abdulhamid 6 Thomas Savant 7 Joe Dungan 8 Mikhail Kosyan 9 Jon Villaume 10 Nick Hollbrook 11 Kristopher Craib 12 Steve Badeaux 13 Mark Ward 14 JP Muller Alt. Grant Adams Alt. Scott Connolly Alt. Wesley Furuye Alt. Luke Kingsbury Alt. Ian Macfarlane Alt. Eduardo Meletyan Alt. Lucas Rice Alt. Paul Rose Alt. Nick Shearon Alt. Catan Smith Alt. Jerome Seitz
ROCKY MOUNTAIN DIVISION Arizona State University “A” 1 3 6 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 21 23
Todd Clapper Wesley Sjoholm Travis Addante Travis Dunn Chris Roman Ryan Bethell Nick Ryan Alan Nguyen Marcos Arroyo Simon Hood Cory Peterson Jordan Lunetta Kevin Dunn
Arizona State University “B” Roster not available
Colorado State University 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Jeff Kleven Rafael Vidal Warren McEnulty Philip Korejwo Keenan Keseto Bayard Nicklow Greg Goble
University of Colorado “B” Roster not available
University of Denver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
University of Arizona “A”
Jamie Clark Dylan Davidson Justin Egkan Justin Friedenthal Matthew George Matthew Goodenough Ryan Hodge Coleman Pickell Steven Rodriguez Bill Ruth Tyler Steeb Andrew Wolff
Adam Cyr Austin Fowler Kenny Yamamoto Matt Gill Chris Buonanno Johnny Hilbrandt Andy Lee Kyle Harmon
University of New Mexico 1/2 Jarryd St. John 1A Jeff Solan 1B Ryan Grady 3 Robert Trujillo 4 Brandon Huffman 5 Jeff Solan 6 Aaron Gunning 7 Adam Gutierrez 8 Brady Rigg 9 Matt Simmons 10 Ruben Kimmelman 11 Ben Wild
University of Arizona “B”
Alessandro Guzzo Vatche Kazanjian Michael Kickham Chris Latham Naran Lodhia Sean O’Holleran Will Rodinsky Phil Sparks Liam Titmarsh
Yvan Bovard Brett Diemer Jorge Gonzales
12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Bryant Shuey Stephen Sisneros Mikhail Grigoriev Ryan Thomas Igor Goulart Andrew Herring Noah Allaire Billy Simmons Colton Grossheim Mark Wagner Seth Williams Alex Kapp Alex Vasquez Lewis Chiang Ryan Wheaton Eric Garcia Kiko Mendez
University of Utah 1 1A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
McKay Jensen Avi Jurovitzki Peter Creveling Andrew Zhang Tyler Pool Andrew Jewell Vig Mikulis Christian Hayes Brian Best Ian Smith Patrick Jackman Danny Bradley Brent Weldon Geremy Koyle Kiffer Creveling Christian Bloomquist Tim Schmidt Sam Leventhal Matt Smith Tim Leonhart Sam Thomas Farook Kahn
University of Wyoming 1A 1B 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt. Alt.
Chris Chamberlin Allen Morton David Collins Bob Schmitt Nick Robinson William Ratz Jack Blake Danis Sabirzyanov Brett Kahler Christian Bopp Shadoe Konicek Austin Hoover Alex Robinson Michael Barrett Ross Cook Nick Groshart David Lausch Pourya Nikoueeyan Tanner Schoonmaker
Westminster College Roster not available
SIERRA PACIFIC DIVISION California State University - Chico 1 Taylor Kudell 1A Tyler Rettig 2 Brian Brearley 3 Kallie Wilkman 4 Kyle Heise 5 John Burdick 6 Cole Payan 7 Tommy Moreford 8 Steve Silverspare 9 Peter Jacobs 10 Anthony Ong 11 Cory Bowdach 12 JJ Jansen 13 Ali Landeros 14 Ricky Niese 15 Mike Craw 16 Jackson Ballew 17 Shane Alexandar 18 Nick Davis 19 Justin Short 20 Nick Ballew
California State University - Fresno 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13
Joel Hunter Evan Baird Izzy Ali Nick Sampson Nick Frechou Kyle Hackett Aaron Knott Michael Luna Allan Williamson Jared Linney Ryan Stiner
California State University - Maritime Academy Roster not available
Saint Maryâ€™s College (Calif.) Roster not available
San Jose State University 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Kyle Thomas Steven Haman Paul Jacob Kevin Cooley Robert Prince Mike Solis Curtis Ashford Daniel Barta Samuel Sowko
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Brandt Takahashi David Campion Ryan Lewin Kyle Portal Jaskirat Singh Brian Vosters Evan Kashi Lae Nguygen Ben Scofield Shane Kaczmarek Ronnie Cope Chris Connelly Tomas DuMond Leonard Druker John Neff Adolfo Oseguera
University of California - Davis 1 1A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Stanford University 1 2 4 5 6 8 10 11 12 15 16 17 20 21
Ben Jensen Charlie Rudy Lucas Flosi Sean Holbert Nima Ahmadi James Balassone Bryce Small Max Bodoia Dan Priestley Haynes Winkler Dennis Te George Malkin Loren Tengan Scott Swartz
Dustin Leale Erik Maroney Kyle Anderson Chris Dawson James Burger Chris Lester Alex Drozda Cameron Lane Chad Williams Chris Aiken Christian Dowell Jason Hogin Josh Gevertz Matthew Calhoun Josh Pegadiotes Matthew Wylder Matt Wright Timothy Thorsen Tyler Scott
University of California - Santa Cruz Roster not available
SOUTHEAST DIVISION Auburn University 1 1A 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21
University of California - Berkeley 1 Payton Marshall 2 Keeley Maher 3 Andrew Gabrielson 4 Noah Orloff 5 Spencer White 6 Scott Staskus 7 Nick Chien 8 Nick McGourty 9 Greg Valient 10 Marker Anderson 11 Josh Volponi 12 Austin Thierry 13 George Kadifa 14 Brian Schmidt 15 Ryan Higgins 16 Nate Vail Alt. Michael Berry Alt. Christian Clark Alt. Peter Dietzen Alt. Justin De La Serna Alt. Nick Ferrif Alt. Kenya Fertel Alt. Ryan Hawkins Alt. Kona Johnson Alt. Brad Lewis Alt. Joey Papador
Andrew Eick Frank Puglisi Sean Fiery Anna Claire Conrad Patrick Gilday Thomas Moreland Joey Kirkpatrick Freddy Berlanti Jordan Ferguson Danny Arias Diamone Scott Andrew Winslow Brittany Presley Jaky Wilson Beau Helton Billy Callahan Jordone Parker Greg Guslani Robert Pinover
Clemson University 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Michael Reitz Ryan Beliles Philip Chesney Megan Doherty Andrew Douglas Steven Ireton Patrick Kellish Michael Larson Michael Mauhar Natalie Quin Ryan Shields
12 13 14 15 16 17
Andrew Stanton Andrew Swartz Benjamin Swartz Blake Walker Miles Ware Tyler Lephart
1 Allon Mordel 2 Aaron Li 3 Andy Ratto 4 Brian Massey 5 Joseph Kramer 6 Patrick Curtin 7 Ben Mills 8 Ben Brill 9 Paul Musille 10 Stephen Leech 11 Joey Arlington 12 Graham Lowe 13 Jordan Brustein 14 Colin Ho Yin Lam 15 Michael Fires 16 Graham Potters 17 Evan Gagne 18 Matt Qiao 19 Lucas Rael 20 Bryan Mann Alt. Alexander Boettcher Alt. Corbin Gleason Alt. Samuel Green Alt. Greg Michels
Georgia Institute of Technology 1 1A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 21
Neal Laxpati Michael Oâ€™Rourke Ilya Kovalenko Lynn Huynh Patrick Loeffler David Shelton Christo Carscallen Nicholas Thompson Greg Mitchell Greg Cmarik Kevin Hendley Vishnu Iyengar Patrick Slane Andres Arbelaez Alexis Schoenborn Frederick Damen Steve Larson Steven Winton Kelsey Cannon Kyle Blond
University of Georgia 1 2 3 4 5 6
Drew Duckett Michael Stolorena Mike Radford Andrew Withers Alan Carroll Mark Hansen
7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Daniel Brinkely Stephen Imperiale Chris Maurer Michael Riccio James Jacobi Kyle Smith Alexander Ballasiotes Alexander Lembeck Tommy Cellini Graham Kellams
University of Tennessee 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Christian Roberts Gordon Peterson Jared Bolin Robbie Ferguson Slater Pennington Cedric Tilman Ben Contessa Leslie Reynolds Nick Moran Jonathan Snead Arya Kabiri Jan Hornuf
Mitch Boynton Alex Dioro Richard Droghini Scott Feder Yuriy Iskrenko Katie Kahlbaugh Emma Kelly Zaz Saclarides
11 Ross Pepper 12 Kevin Gravesmill 13 Kelvin Pho
James Street Lauren Traeger Luke Walker Chris Watkins
Texas A&M University
Roster not available
Texas State University
Baylor University 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1 Corey Parada 2 Matt Jones 3 Marcello Salinas 4 Derek Bush 5 Ed Gonzalez 6 Art Fuentes 7 Alistair Laing 8 Alex Sikkema 9 Justin Bowling 10 Sam Vega 11 Wes Poirier 12 Brian Sanchez 13 Armando Marines 14 Tim Murray Alt. Joe Trevino Alt. Mark Vickers Alt. Joaquin Tellez Alt. Ulyses Gonzalez Alt. Brice Cuda
Brian Sanders Luke Harle Lucas Borg Benjamin Friedman Will Havens Kevin Wilson Joseph Kirasich Jacob Ramirez Trey Sedate Matthew Meece Scott Steinhouse Nick Kallimani Matt Horner Richard Hansen
Rice University 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Tom Gerken Sean Boothe Peter Abraham Ivan Huang Paul Abraham Jason Buckert Chris Thomas Brett Virgin-Downey Brynnan Webster Ravi Sheth
Texas Tech University 1 1A 2 3 5
Johjanes Sanchez Ross Tarhini Taylor Whipple Jake Bundy Will Weildman
6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
John Cogliandro Jake Hines Stephen Bartz David Eagan David Garrett Damien Hines Chad Conlin Sam Reagan Michael Craig Tim Allen Steven Spratford
University of Houston 1 1A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Taylor Beck Jason Killebrew David Fouty Corey DeRutte Ahmad Zahra Ketan Kapila Ashlee Fabling Melissa Au Jesh Kapila Isaac Fouty Sean Boulet George Gooch Jon Fouty Elizabeth Demel Matt Ryan Colleen Craven Drew Doty Natalie Vickio
University of Texas
1 Mike Kruckemeyer 2 Kieran Kapila 3 Bobby Woolweaver 4 Jonathan Berezin 5 Ethan Pauling 6 Peter Silkowski 7 Ricardo Bello 8 Klayton Ryman 9 Robert Louis Hastings 10 Thomas Brisson 11 Andrew Pansick 12 Albert Espinosa 13 Benny Berezin 14 Dan Stratton Alt. Eduardo Ayres Alt. Chris Bigelow Alt. Chris Boronow Alt. Marco Daniele Alt. Marshall Farwell Alt. Danny Hoang Alt. L.J. Jones Alt. James May Alt. Gabriel Puccini Alt. Cameron Ryan Alt. James Wang Alt. Kevin Wang Alt. Ross Yudkin Alt. Nick Zuiker
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