2014-15 Men's Water Polo News
March 17, 2015
Eight Men's Water Polo Players Receive WWPA All-Academic Honors
The Western Water Polo Association announced the 2014 Men’s Water Polo All-Academic Teams and among the 48 student-athletes named, eight Broncos were honored on the list.
December 11, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Bronco of the Month — November 2014
Bronco of the Month is an honor started by SAAC, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, that highlights the great accomplishments by our Broncos on and off their respective playing fields. Check out these Broncos of the Month for November 2014 in this EYEBRONCO video.
November 20, 2014
Three Men's Water Polo Players Receive WWPA Honors
Three Santa Clara men's water polo players have been named to WWPA All-Conference teams for the 2014 season. Senior Mark Davis received First Team All-Conference honors, junior Evan Chang received Second Team and freshman Richard Daly was named to the All-Freshman Team.
November 20, 2014
Men's Water Polo Prepares for WWPA Championships
The Broncos men's water polo team will travel down to Los Angeles this week for the WWPA Championship tournament hosted by Loyola Marymount. The Broncos received the No. 5 seed and will kick off the tournament play, taking on host No. 4 seed LMU on Nov. 21 at 12:15 pm.
November 18, 2014
Watch this Week's Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap!
On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, co-hosts Denzel Johnson from the men's basketball team and Nici Gilday from the women's basketball team give a quick update on the latest Bronco sports news. This edition features interviews, highlights, pictures and bloopers that you won't want to miss! Men’s and women’s basketball each had their home openers this past weekend. Both Nici and Denzel talk with their respective teammates about the first games of the season. The Broncos won big over the three nights in the Leavey Center. Congratulations to Brandon Clark for being named WCC Player of the Week. EyeBronco first gets an inside look to the Volleyball team’s two-match weekend. On Thursday night, the team went up against a tough LMU team and fell in three sets. Looking to bounce back on Saturday, Nikki Hess lead the team with 22 kills and 11 digs, but Pepperdine proved too much for the Broncos, taking the match 3-1. Head coach Jon Wallace is confident the girls will be motivated in their final two matches of the season, starting with USF on Thursday and Saint Mary’s on Nov. 25. This Wrap also features EyeBronco interviews with men’s water polo players Matt Pritchett and David Guibord. The team fell to nationally ranked Stanford on Wednesday, but were able to capitalize against Pepperdine at the last second, winning 16-15. On senior day, the team fell to conference opponent UC Davis, 11-7. Men’s soccer and cross country wrapped up its’ seasons this past week – Congrats! And, we would like to give a huge shout out to all the future Broncos who signed National Letters of Intent this past week! Welcome to Santa Clara! Go Broncos! #OnAMission
November 17, 2014
Support Your Men's Water Polo Program at the 4th Annual Bronco Polo Golf Invitational!
Continue the tradition of supporting your nationally-ranked Santa Clara men's water polo program by joining us for a day of golf, great food and Bronco camaraderie. The 4th Annual Bronco Polo Golf Invitational is set for Monday, May 11, 2015 and will be held at Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club, one of the most distinguished and challenging private courses in the Bay Area.
November 16, 2014
Men's Water Polo Loses Conference Match on Senior Day
The No. 17 men’s water polo team closed out their regular season play with a home matchup against conference rival No. 14 UC Davis. The Aggies edged out the Broncos and left the pool with the 11-7 win.
November 14, 2014
Men's Water Polo Upsets Pepperdine in Final Seconds
After a tough matchup Wednesday night against No. 2 Stanford, the No. 17 Broncos brought their A-game, taking down No. 9 Pepperdine in a Friday evening match-up. With the game seeing 11 different tying points, David Guibord put the nail in the coffin, bringing the whole fan section to their feet, with a trick-shot for the winning goal, 16-15.
November 12, 2014
Men's Water Polo Hosts Final Three Games of Season
The No. 18 Bronco men's water polo team will host top ranked opponents for their final three games of the season this week. On Nov. 12 the Broncos are set to play neighboring No. 2 Stanford at 6 pm, on Nov. 14 they will host No. 10 Pepperdine at 7 pm and on Nov. 16 a conference game against the No. 14 UC Davis Aggies for the Broncos Senior Day.
November 10, 2014
Men's Water Polo Picks Up Conference Win
The No. 18 Bronco men’s water polo team picked up a conference win this past weekend over Fresno Pacific. Heading into their final three games of the season, the Broncos are 12-12 for the season.
November 6, 2014
No. 18 Men's Water Polo Travels Down to Fresno Pacific
After falling in their last two home conference games, the No. 18 men’s water polo team hopes to see more success as they travel down to Fresno Pacific for another conference match-up.
November 3, 2014
Men's Water Polo Falls At Home to Conference Opponents
The No. 16 men’s water polo team hosted two big conference games over the weekend. The Broncos were unable to pull out wins and fell to No. 18 Loyola Marymount on Oct. 31 and No. 6 UC San Diego on Nov. 1.
October 31, 2014
Men's Water Polo Hosts Two Conference Games
The No. 16 Bronco men's water polo team face two conference match ups this weekend, taking on No. 18 Loyola Marymount on Friday at 4 pm and No. 6 UC San Diego on Saturday at 1 pm.
October 26, 2014
No. 15 Men's Water Polo Faces Tough Games at The Rodeo
The No. 15 Bronco men's water polo team hosted their annual Rodeo Tournament over the weekend. Hosting top ranked teams, the Broncos played five tough games, going 2-3.
October 24, 2014
Men's Water Polo Set for Rodeo Invitational
The No. 15 Santa Clara men's water polo team brings it home this weekend with their annual Bronco Rodeo Invitational. The Broncos have a full schedule, with five games in just three days, starting Friday night at 5 pm against Bucknell.
October 20, 2014
Early Goals Lead to No. 14 Men's Water Polo Defeat at No. 13 Air Force
The No. 14 Bronco men's water polo team traveled to Colorado Springs, Colo. to take on the No. 13 Air Force Falcons this past weekend. This close conference matchup tested the Broncos, and the Falcons were able to outscore the Broncos early in the game, resulting in the 13-10 loss for the Broncos.
October 13, 2014
Learning from the Pool with Matt Kochalko
Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) talked to redshirt senior Matt Kochalko (MK) of the men’s water polo team about being an elder statesman and embracing the final year on the team.
October 13, 2014
No. 14 Men's Water Polo Sweeps Games In Southern California
The No. 14 men’s water polo team came out with two close wins this weekend in Southern California, picking up their first conference win over Cal Baptist. The Broncos improved to 9-6 as they head into their second conference game of the season at No. 15 Air Force on Oct. 18.
October 10, 2014
Casidhe McClone: Music Notes and Water Strokes
Redshirt senior Casidhe McClone (CM) of the men’s water polo team spoke with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about the pool, the other McClone on the team, and his band.
October 4, 2014
No. 14 Bronco Men's Water Polo Fall In Home Opener
The No. 14 Bronco men’s water polo team faced tough competition in the No. 7 Pacific Tigers in their home opener at the Sullivan Aquatic Center on Saturday and despite a strong defensive efforts by the Broncos, the Tigers left the pool with the 8-4 win. The Broncos are 7-6 for the season.
October 3, 2014
No. 14 Men's Water Polo Home Opener Preview
The No. 14 Bronco men’s water polo team will be playing their home opener this weekend, Oct. 2, against Bay Area rival No. 7 Pacific. The Broncos are currently 7-5 after going 3-2 at the Aggie Shootout last weekend. Prior to the 6 pm game against Pacific, the Broncos will be playing their annual Alumni Game at 1 pm in the Sullivan Aquatic Center.
September 30, 2014
Watch the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap!
On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, co-hosts Denzel Johnson from the men's basketball team and Nici Gilday from the women's basketball team give a quick update on the latest Bronco sports news. This edition features interviews, highlights, pictures and bloopers that you won't want to miss! As the men and women's soccer teams continue their nonconference play, EyeBronco talked to Sofia Huerta and Britanny Ambrose about their combined three goals against Northridge and Long Beach State over the weekend. Ambrose scored with 40 seconds remaining against Long Beach to give the Broncos a 2-0 record over the weekend. Madison Dutra from the volleyball team talks to Matt Pritchett about the team's exciting start to the season, the Aggie Shootout, and the upcoming home opener on Saturday night. Go Broncos! #OnAMission
September 28, 2014
No. 13 Men's Water Polo Sees Winning Weekend at Aggie Shootout
The No. 13 Bronco men’s water polo saw a winning weekend, going 2-1 at the Aggie Shootout in Davis, Calif. The Broncos are now 7-5 for the season.
September 22, 2014
Men's Water Polo Goes 2-2 at Kap7 NorCal Classic
The No. 14 Bronco men's water polo team faced top-ranked competition over the weekend at the Kap7 NorCal Classic hosted by No. 6 Pacific. The Broncos went 2-2, dropping two games on Saturday and batteling back on Sunday for two wins.
September 18, 2014
Men's Water Polo Kap7 NorCal Classic Preview
The No. 14 Bronco men’s water polo team is set to compete in the Kap7 NorCal Classic hosted by No. 6 Pacific in Stockton, Calif. The Broncos will face tough competition, facing off against No. 4 Cal on Sept. 20.
September 17, 2014
Men's Water Polo Mark Davis Named Kap7 Player of the Week
After going 3-2 in their season opening at the Bruno Fall Classic in Providence, R.I., Bronco senior Mark Davis of the No. 14 men’s water polo team has been named Kap7 Play of the Week (Sept. 17).
September 15, 2014
Water Polo Post 3-2 Record at the Bruno Fall Classic
In their season opening weekend, the No. 16 Bronco men’s water polo team defeated three ranked teams, posting a 3-2 record, at the Bruno Fall Classic hosted by Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
September 11, 2014
No. 16 Men's Water Polo Opens Season at the Bruno Fall Classic
The No. 16 Broncos will open up their season this weekend at the Bruno Fall Classic in Providence, R.I. This is the first time in program history that the Broncos will travel to Brown University. The Broncos will compete in five games in a three-day period against No. 14 Brown, No. 18 Harvard, St. Francis, No. 14 Navy and MIT.
August 29, 2014
Water Polo Hires Assistant Coach Claire Linney '09
Bronco head coach Keith Wilbur is pleased to announce he has hired an assistant water polo coach, Bronco alum Claire Linney ‘09 for the upcoming year.
August 5, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Men's Water Polo Wrap Up Summer Scrimmages
As the Water Polo season quickly approaches EYEBRONCO caught up with some of the players at their final scrimmage to see how summer training has been going. Seniors Matt Pritchett, Matt Kochalko, and Casidhe McClone all spoke about the scrimmage, player development, and team goals
August 1, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Men's Water Polo vs Navy Summer Scrimmage Highlights
On Thu., July 31, 2014, Santa Clara men's water polo hosted the Navy Midshipmen for a summer scrimmage as the team continued to prepare for the 2014 regular season. Take a look at these EYEBRONCO highlights of the match, and stay tuned for a feature video with Matt Kochalko, Casidhe McClone and Matt Pritchett early next week.
July 9, 2014
Mark Davis Talks Summer Training
Men’s water polo senior Mark Davis (MD) is using his summer to prepare for his final season as a Bronco. Davis hopes the team’s hard work and summer training will help them have an even more successful season than they did last year, maintaining a top-20 ranking all season long. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) checked in with Davis to see how his summer has been going.
July 1, 2014
Bronco Men's Water Polo Releases Fall Schedule
Santa Clara men’s water polo head coach Keith Wilbur announced the Broncos’ 2014 fall schedule which features several top-ranked teams, four from the WWPA. The Broncos will also take on the runner-up from the 2013 NCAA Championship, No. 1 Pacific, as well as the local rival that was a semi-finalist, No. 4 Stanford.
June 5, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Men's Water Polo Photo Day Part II
It's the second installment of the men's water polo photo day in this EYEBRONCO video. Junior Mark Davis talks with reporter David Gentile about summer plans, favorite foods and how the team decided on its photo day look.
June 4, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Men's Water Polo Photo Day Part I
Up next in the photo day series is Part I of the men's water polo team. EYEBRONCO reporter Katie Speidel chats with Matt Kochalko and David Guibord, followed by reporter Nici Gilday talking with Matt Pritchett and Casidhe McClone. Check out this video to find out how the guys strike a pose, tear up the dance floor and chow down after midnight.