2012-13 Santa Clara Men's Water Polo News

March 21, 2013
Seven Men's Water Polo Student-Athletes Named to ACWPC All-Academic List
Santa Clara Men's Water Polo saw seven student-athletes named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-Academic List announced Thursday.

January 7, 2013
Nationally-Ranked Throughout 2012 Regular Season, SCU Men’s Water Polo Now Looks Ahead to 2013
Ranked No. 15 in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) top 20 to begin its 2012 campaign, the Santa Clara University men’s water polo team went on to have four players honored by the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA).

November 18, 2012
Bronco Men's Water Polo Finishes Sixth at WWPA's
On the final day of the season, No. 19 Santa Clara men’s water polo fell to Pomona-Pitzer to finish in sixth place at the WWPA’s. Santa Clara finishes its season with an overall record of 10-20 and 6-9 in conference play.

November 17, 2012
Men's Water Polo Takes Down Whittier on Day Two of WWPA's
Looking to bounce back on day two of the WWPA’s, No. 19 Santa Clara men’s water polo beat the eighth seeded host Whittier 10-8. The win puts the Broncos’ overall record at 10-19 and sets-up a match-up with Pomona-Pitzer on Sun., Nov. 18 at 10:45 a.m. for fifth place.

November 16, 2012
Water Polo Falls to UC Davis in First Round of WWPA's
In the opening round of the conference tournament, No. 18 Santa Clara men’s water polo fell to No. 16 UC Davis by a final of 6-5. The loss means Santa Clara will play host Whittier tomorrow at 9 a.m.

November 14, 2012
Three Broncos Honored by WWPA
Preparing for its conference tournament, No. 18 Santa Clara men’s water polo had three players honored by the Western Water Polo Association on its all-conference teams. Junior driver Jimmy Moore received second-team honors, junior 2 meter Tucker Carlson was honorable mention and freshman utility James Rude was named to the all-freshman team.

November 11, 2012
Men's Water Polo Falls on Senior Day to No. 16 UC Davis
On the final day of the regular season, No. 18 Santa Clara men’s water polo fell to No. 16 UC Davis at the Sullivan Aquatic Center on Senior Day. Seniors C.J. D’Arienzo and John Nash were honored for their time on the Mission campus. The loss puts Santa Clara at 9-17 heading into the WWPA’s.

November 10, 2012
Water Polo Falls 15-8 at No. 4 Cal
In the second to last game of the regular season, No. 18 Santa Clara men’s water polo fell to No. 4 Cal on the road by a final of 15-8. The loss drops the Broncos to 9-17 overall in 2012.

November 8, 2012
Men's Water Polo Wraps-Up Regular Season vs. Cal, UC Davis on Senior Day
Coming off a weekend in which two top-10 teams came to the Mission campus, No. 19 Santa Clara men’s water polo will travel to No. 6 Cal on Sat., Nov. 10 at 12 p.m. before hosting No. 16 UC Davis on Sun., Nov. 11 at 12 p.m. at the Sullivan Aquatic Center on Senior Day.

November 7, 2012
Chatting with Four Time Junior Olympic Gold Medalist and Bronco James Rude
Four time Junior Olympic Gold Medalist James Rude (JR) joined the Bronco’s men’s water polo team as part of the class of 2016. Rude has been playing water polo since he was 12 years old and has had a passion for it ever since. Rude tells www.SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) more about his experience with water polo in addition to his first fall quarter here at Santa Clara University.

November 4, 2012
Water Polo Falls to No. 3 Stanford
Playing its second home game vs. a top-10 team in as many days, No. 19 Santa Clara men’s water polo lost to No. 3 Stanford 24-7. The game was an improvement over the first meeting of the two teams earlier in the year, a 19-1 loss at the NorCals on September 15, The loss moves the Broncos’ overall record to 9-16.

November 3, 2012
Bronco Water Polo Unable to Take Down No. 10 UC San Diego
Hosting the top team in its conference, No. 19 Santa Clara men’s water polo fell to No. 10 UC San Diego by a final of 11-6 on Saturday. The loss puts the Broncos at 9-15 overall and 6-8 in conference play.

November 2, 2012
Casidhe McClone Sets High Goals for the End of the Water Polo Season
As their tough season starts to come to a close, redshirt sophomore Casidhe McClone keeps his hopes high that the Broncos men’s water polo team can get a few more wins. The two-meter defender has also set some personal goals for himself in hopes of helping his team reach their goals. This has been a tough season for the Broncos, but McClone (CM) and the rest of the team keep the championship title of WWPA’s in their sight.

October 31, 2012
James Rude Making a Splash His Freshman Year for the Broncos
Freshman James Rude has been having a great season here on the Mission campus for the men’s water polo team. The utility player has started every game for the team and has helped make key plays in the games. The Southern California native played topnotch water polo in high school, but he explains how different playing Division I college water polo is from playing Division I high school water polo.

October 27, 2012
Water Polo Can't Take Down No. 12 LMU
After a strong weekend at the Rodeo Tournament, No. 19 Santa Clara men’s water polo returned to the pool to take on No. 12 LMU in a matchup of WWPA opponents. Santa Clara lost the game by a final of 12-7. The Broncos are now 9-14 overall and 6-7 in WWPA action while the Lions move to 12-9 and 8-2 in conference.

October 26, 2012
Men's Water Polo Hosts LMU This Saturday
Coming off a weekend in which the No. 19 Santa Clara Men’s Water polo team hosted the Rodeo Tournament and collected two wins over in-state opponents Cal Baptist and Fresno Pacific, the Broncos will host No. 11 Loyola Marymount on Sat., Oct. 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the Sullivan Aquatic Center. Santa Clara head coach Keith Wilbur felt his team, which enters the contest on Saturday with a 9-13 record, 6-6 in WWPA action, improved over the course of last weekend.

October 21, 2012
Water Polo Splits Two Games on Final Day of The Rodeo
On the final day of The Rodeo tournament, No. 19 Santa Clara men’s water polo picked up a 15-11 win over Fresno Pacific and a lost to No. 12 Brown by a final of 9-7. The Broncos are now 9-13 overall in 2012.

October 20, 2012
Broncos Ride Good Defense Past Cal Baptist at The Rodeo
In front of another big home crowd, No. 19 Santa Clara men’s water polo defeated Cal Baptist by a final of 7-6 at The Rodeo. With the win the Broncos are now 8-12 overall on the season.

October 19, 2012
Water Polo Falls to Bucknell in The Rodeo Opener
In its first home game of the season, No. 19 Santa Clara men’s water polo fell to No. 17 Bucknell 10-7. The loss moves the Broncos to 7-12 overall in 2012.

October 18, 2012
Men's Water Polo to Host The Rodeo This Weekend
For the first time this year, the No. 19 Santa Clara men’s water polo team will play at home at the Sullivan Aquatic Center this weekend. The Broncos will host The Rodeo tournament, playing four games over the course of three days from Fri., Oct. 19 to Sun., Oct. 21. The Rodeo will feature 15 games in total and eight different teams, six of the eight ranking inside this week’s ACWPC Top-20 Poll.

October 13, 2012
Broncos Fall to No. 6 Pacific on the Road
Playing outside its conference, No. 18 Santa Clara men’s water polo fell at No. 6 Pacific 20-10. The loss drops Santa Clara to 7-11 overall while it is 6-6 in conference play.

October 12, 2012
Water Polo Travels to Pacific, Hosts Alumni Game This Weekend
Getting ready to play a nonconference game, No. 18 Santa Clara men’s water polo will travel to Stockton to take on No. 6 Pacific on Fri., Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. before hosting the annual Alumni Game at the Sullivan Aquatic Center. Santa Clara enters the weekend with a record of 7-10 overall and 6-6 in WWPA play. Pacific sits at 8-5 on the season.

October 7, 2012
Water Polo Can't Hold Down No. 13 Air Force, Fall 14-9
Playing just one game this weekend, No. 18 Santa Clara men's water polo fell to No. 13 Air Force by a final of 14-9 in a match-up of WWPA opponents. The loss drops the Broncos to 7-10 overall and 6-6 in WWPA play.

October 5, 2012
Bronco Water Polo Heads to Colorado to Face Air Force
For the first time in program history, the No. 18 Santa Clara men’s water polo team will travel to the state of Colorado for a regular season game. The Broncos will play No. 13 Air Force at 1 p.m. on Sun., Oct. 7th. Santa Clara, currently 7-9 overall, will look to improve on their 6-5 record in WWPA conference games. With a win, the Broncos would avenge a 9-7 loss at the NorCal Tournament three weeks ago. Bronco head coach Keith Wilbur sees this game as a bit of a measuring stick for his team.

September 30, 2012
Broncos Lose to No. 16 Princeton and No. 12 UC Davis on Final Day of SoCals
Finishing day two at the SoCal Tournament with two more games vs. ranked opponents, No. 17 Santa Clara fell to No. 16 Princeton 13-8 and lost to No. 12 UC Davis 9-5. The Broncos record moves to 7-9 after the weekend in Santa Barbara.

September 29, 2012
Water Polo Falls to Two Top-10 Teams on Opening Day of SoCals
Opening the SoCal Tournament, No. 17 Santa Clara men's water polo lost two games to No. 2 UCLA and No. 10 LMU. The Bruins won by a final of 17-3 and the Lions took down the Broncos 16-9. Santa Clara is now 7-7 overall and 6-4 in WWPA play on the season.

September 28, 2012
Bronco Water Polo Heads South for SoCal Tournament
After adding three wins and two conference wins in Davis last weekend, the No. 17 Santa Clara Men’s Water Polo team will travel to Santa Barbara this weekend for the annual SoCal Tournament. All 16 teams in the field are featured in the latest ACWPC Rankings. Santa Clara will open with No. 2 UCLA on Sept. 29 at 8:00 a.m. at Santa Barbara. Following SCU’s first round game, the Broncos will matchup with either Pepperdine or Loyola Marymount depending on their result.

September 27, 2012
Water Polo's Kochalko: Santa Clara is the Perfect Fit For Me!
Matt Kochalko is a sophomore mechanical engineer major at Santa Clara University (SCU) and he had an outstanding 2011-12 season as a redshirt-freshman on the men’s water polo team. Kochalko (MK) sat down with SantaClaraBroncos.com to tell us more about his team, his sport, his major and academic interests. During the interview, Kochalko admitted that SCU truly is “the perfect fit for him.”

September 23, 2012
Water Polo Wraps-Up Three-Win Weekend at Aggie Shootout
After winning two games on Saturday, No. 14 Santa Clara men's water polo returned to the pool and fell to La Verne 15-11 and took down Chapman 12-9. Santa Clara is now 7-5 overall and 4-3 in WWPA play in 2012.

September 23, 2012
Water Polo Wins Two in First Day of Aggie Shootout
In the first day of the 2012 Aggie Shootout, the No. 14 Santa Clara men's water polo won both games with a 12-4 victory over Claremont and a 9-7 win over Cal Lutheron. Santa Clara's record now sits at 6-4 with a 5-2 mark in WWPA play. On Sunday, the Broncos will take on La Verne before a rematch against Chapman University who Santa Clara came from behind to defeat 14-12 two weekends ago at the Inland Empire Tournament.

September 21, 2012
Water Polo Travels to Davis for Davis Shootout
A weekend after playing in the NorCal Tournament, the No. 14 Santa Clara men’s water polo team (4-4 overall, 4-2 WWPA) travels to UC Davis for four games in less than 36 hours. The Broncos will open up with Cal Lutheran Saturday morning followed by a game with WWPA foe Claremont-McKenna. On Sunday, the Broncos will take on La Verne before a rematch against Chapman University who Santa Clara came from behind to defeat 14-12 two weekends ago at the Inland Empire Tournament.

September 16, 2012
Broncos Split Two Games on Final Day of NorCals
On the final day of NorCals, No. 14 Santa Clara men's water polo split two games with Pomona-Pitzer and No. 16 Air Force. The Broncos took down Pomona-Pitzer 10-8 in the morning and fell to Air Force 9-7 in the afternoon. Santa Clara finished 14th in the tournament. Santa Clara's record now sits at 4-4 with a 4-2 mark in WWPA play.

September 15, 2012
Water Polo Falls to No. 4 Stanford and No. 12 Davis
After opening the season with a strong performance at the Inland Empire Tournament, No. 14 Santa Clara men's water polo ran into some tough competition on the first day of NorCals hosted by Stanford. The Broncos fell to the host No. 14 Cardinal 19-1 in the morning and lost to No. 12 UC Davis 5-3 in the evening. The losses move Santa Clara to 3-3 overall with a 3-1 mark in the WWPA.

September 14, 2012
Water Polo To Play at Stanford in NorCals This Weekend
Coming off a 3-1 start at last weekends Inland Empire Tournament in Redlands, Calif., the Santa Clara Men’s Water Polo (3-1; 3-0 WWPA) team heads to Stanford for the prestigious NorCal Tournament. The Broncos find themselves at No. 14 in the latest CWPA Top 20 poll and head coach Keith Wilbur sees this weekend as a great opportunity to play some of the top teams in the country.

September 12, 2012
Tucker Carlson Named WWPA Co-Player of the Week
After igniting his team's offense over the weekend, No. 15 Santa Clara men's water polo Tucker Carlson was named the Western Water Polo Association Co- Player of the Week on Wednesday along with Air Force's Josh Stedman. It is the first Player of the Week award for the Bronco junior.

September 10, 2012
Theo Nasser talks Bronco Water Polo's upcoming season and gives fans the scoop on his favorite speedo
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The men’s water polo team is off to a great start, posting a 3-1 record. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) had a chance to catch up with Theo Nasser (TN) before the season opener and talked to him about his goals for this year. The Broncos talent this year ensures for a promising season.

September 10, 2012
Matt Pritchett Looks Forward To a Great Season for the Bronco Men's Water Polo Team
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Bronco men’s water polo team got off to a great start, posting a 3-1 record at the Inland Empire Tournament over the weekend. Goalie Matt Pritchett had 33 saves during the weekend, helping the Bronco victories over Chapman, Whittier and Redlands. Pritchett (MP) caught up with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) and talked about how hard he and the team worked during preseason to get ready for this season. The Broncos will play NorCals in Palo Alto, Calif. on Sep.15th and 16th.

September 9, 2012
Men's Water Polo Finishes Opening Weekend with 3-1 Record
Finishing the first weekend of the 2012 season at the Inland Empire Tournament, No. 15 Santa Clara men's water polo split two games. Santa Clara fell to No. 5 UC Santa Barbara 13-7 and beat Redlands 11-6. With the split Santa Clara is 3-1 on the young season.

September 8, 2012
Men's Water Polo Takes Two Games To Open Season
Opening the season at the Inland Empire Tournament, No. 14 Santa Clara men's water polo won both of its games during the first day of the tournament. The Broncos took down Chapman 14-12 and Whittier 12-9 to move their record to 2-0.

September 6, 2012
Men's Water Polo Ready to Open 2012 Season at Inland Empire Tournament
After a long three weeks of grueling preseason practice, the No. 15 Santa Clara men’s water polo team is set to officially kick-off the 2012 season this weekend at the Inland Empire Tournament in Redlands, Calif. The Broncos will play three conferences opponents: Chapman, Whittier and Redlands in addition to playing No. 5 UC Santa Barbara. While the Broncos will look to pickup wins in each of their first four games, head coach Keith Wilbur did emphasize the importance of improving each contest.

September 4, 2012
Bronco Water Polo Has Successful Scrimmages vs. Cal and Pacific
With the new season set to get underway this week, Santa Clara men's water polo team got ready by scrimmaging Cal and Pacific last weekend. Both opponents were ranked in the top-10 with Cal coming in at No. 3 and Pacific at No. 7. The Broncos will open the season ranked No. 15 in the country.

August 1, 2012
Summer For SCU Men's Water Polo
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – When it comes to summer vacation, many people take advantage of the weather by going to the beach or pool for fun and relaxation. However, for the Santa Clara men’s water polo team, they are taking this summer time seriously, and have been practicing hard in the water. Jimmy Moore (JM) shared with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) what the team has been doing this summer and his hopes to get more students to come to their home games. The Broncos’ season kicks off on September 2nd at Cal, and their first home game will be held on October 19th as they host their annual Rodeo Tournament.

June 28, 2012
Santa Clara Men's Water Polo Announces 2012 Schedule
Santa Clara men's water polo released its 2012 schedule Thursday. After finishing fourth in the Western Water Polo Association Championships in 2011, the Broncos will take part in five tournaments this season.

October 25, 2011
Michael Wishart Breaks Santa Clara Blocks Record
Santa Clara University senior goalkeeper Michael Wishart now stands alone atop the Santa Clara all-time goalkeeper blocks list. In the Broncos' fifth and final game of the annual Rodeo Tournament on Sun., Oct. 23, a 13-4 win over Harvard, Wishart passed Peter Moore's career total of 1,063 blocks in the first half. Wishart currently sits at 1,066 with six regular season games and the WWPA Championships still to come.

October 24, 2011
Catching Up With Kyle Surber
While most freshmen on the men’s water polo team redshirt their first year to acclimate to the more physical collegiate game, Kyle Surber (KS) has stepped right in and made his presence felt on the Bronco squad.