2011-12 Women's Water Polo Headlines

June 6, 2012
Making a Splash as a Freshman
In her first year suiting up as a Bronco on the women’s water polo team, Ashleigh Bandimere (AB) started in 22 of the 36 games, recorded 35 goals and 16 steals, and topped it all off with being named the WWPA Newcomer of the Year.

May 1, 2012
Behind the Scenes with SCU Women's Water Polo at the 2012 WWPA Championships
Get an inside look at your Bronco water polo team as they travel to San Diego to compete in the 2012 WWPA Championships.

April 29, 2012
Broncos Win Thriller to Close Out Season
Continuing the theme of close games for the the Bronco's at the WWPA Tournament, Santa Clara defeated Sonoma St. in a sudden victory overtime thriller 7-6 in the 7th place game in San Diego, Calif to close out their season.

April 28, 2012
Broncos Drop Second Consecutive One-Goal Decision at 2012 WWPA's
Santa Clara University's women's water polo team suffered another tough postseason setback, dropping its second-straight one-goal decision at the 2012 Western Water Polo Association Championships.

April 27, 2012
Broncos Edged in Final Minute at WWPA's; Tournament Play Continues Saturday
Cal State East Bay’s Carly Clark scored the game-winner on a 6-on-5 attack with 1:07 to play to lift the fourth-seeded Pioneers to an 11-10 win over No. 5 Santa Clara.

April 26, 2012
Santa Clara-Cal State East Bay Square Off in WWPA Championships Friday at 1:30 p.m.
The Santa Clara University women’s water polo team will open up the 2012 Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) Championships against Cal State East Bay on Friday.

April 25, 2012
Jamie Swartz's Hard Work Being Noticed as Broncos Head Into WWPA's
Jamie Swartz is headed home to San Diego on Thursday to compete in WWPA's.

April 24, 2012
Ashleigh Bandimere Named WWPA co-Newcomer of the Year, Laura Espinosa and Marina Allen Also Named All-Conference
The Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) announced its annual end of the season awards today.

April 21, 2012
Pacific Edges Santa Clara Water Polo 7-4
Santa Clara University received a 10-save performance from junior goalkeeper Stephanie Clements and Laura Espinosa induced six kick outs and a penalty shot.

April 20, 2012
Bronco Water Polo Enjoys Successful Home Tournament, Looks Forward to Closing Stretch
The Santa Clara University Broncos have been playing their best water polo of the season over the past few weeks.

April 14, 2012
Bronco Water Polo Adds Big Conference Wins
The Santa Clara women's water polo team added another conference win to their resume, beating Cal St. San Bernardino 18-3 in the morning game of the Bronco Invitational.

April 9, 2012
Final-Year Players Lead SCU Into This Weekend’s Invitational, The Bronco
An outstanding senior class, which includes record-setting two-meter player Laura Espinosa and drivers Marina Allen and Sarah Safir will be playing their final home games this weekend for SCU.

April 3, 2012
2012 Santa Clara Invitational, The Bronco
Saturday, Apr. 14 and Sunday, Apr. 15, 2012 @ Sullivan Aquatic Center, Santa Clara, Calif.

April 1, 2012
SCU Scores Season-Best 21 Goals; Claims Another WWPA Victory
Santa Clara saw 13 different players score 21 goals - a new season-high - as the Broncos cruised past Cal State San Bernardino Sunday.

March 31, 2012
SCU Water Polo Continues 2012 Roadrunner Invitational Play in Bakersfield
Santa Clara University's women's water polo team led by two goals in the third quarter, but weekend host and league-rival CSU Bakersfield rallied for a late win.

March 27, 2012
Key WWPA Games On Tap for Santa Clara Women's Water Polo
The Santa Clara University women’s water polo team enters a pivotal stretch of play spanning the next month leading up to the WWPA Championships.

March 26, 2012
Water Polo: Inside the Game with Versatile Playmaker Ali Norris
Starting utility player Ali Norris has emerged as one of the women’s water polo team’s most versatile and dependable competitors in 2012.

March 14, 2012
Inside the Game: Goalkeeping with Stephanie Clements
Stephanie Clements, a junior keeper on the Bronco women’s team, shares why she became a goalie and what it takes to be a great water polo player.

March 12, 2012
Women's Water Polo Alumni Game and Endowment Celebration Set for Saturday, March 24
The Santa Clara University water polo team is hosting its annual Alumni Game on Saturday, March 24 at 1 p.m. at the Sullivan Aquatic Center.

March 7, 2012
Water Polo Takes On No. 15 UC Davis Prior to Academic Finals
The Santa Clara University women’s water polo team travels to UC Davis on Saturday for an 11 a.m. meeting with the 15th-ranked Aggies.

March 4, 2012
Santa Clara Can’t Overcome Slow Start against No. 19 Long Beach State Sunday
Santa Clara University’s water polo team had a number of chances to jump out in front of No. 19 Long Beach State Sunday at the Sullivan Aquatic Center.

February 29, 2012
Santa Clara Brings Momentum Into Sunday’s Game with No. 19 Long Beach St.
The Santa Clara University women’s water polo team will host No. 19 Long Beach State Sunday, March 4 at 12 noon.

February 25, 2012
Broncos Earn Another WWPA Victory, Topping Cal St. Monterey Bay
Entering the fourth quarter tied at four apiece, the Santa Clara women's water polo team put a five spot on the board in the forth quarter while holding Cal St. Monterey Bay scoreless to win 10-5 at the Sullivan Aquatic Center Saturday Morning.

February 23, 2012
Saturday Home Games Next For Bronco Water Polo; CS Monterey Bay and Cal Baptist Visit SCU This Weekend
The Santa Clara University women’s water polo team aims for back-to-back Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) victories this weekend.

February 15, 2012
Espinosa Shatters School Record; Broncos Host No. 1 Stanford and WWPA Rival Cal State East Bay Saturday
The Santa Clara University women’s water polo team is looking to improve its early-season Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) record on Saturday

February 11, 2012
Broncos Battling Tough Competition at UCSD Triton Inviational
SCU opened up the weekend with a close 9-6 setback to 9th-ranked Indiana Saturday morning.

February 9, 2012
Next for SCU Water Polo: 16-Team Triton Invitational in San Diego
The Santa Clara University women's water polo team is appearing in the 2012 UC San Diego Triton Invitational this weekend in La Jolla,

February 4, 2012
Broncos Pick Up Another Win Heading Into UCSD's Triton Invite Feb. 10-11
The Santa Clara University women's water polo team responded from a loss to host Cal State Monterey Bay Saturday morning to beat Fresno Pacific 10-4.

February 3, 2012
SCU Falls to Michigan; Play in Monterey Saturday
Playing No. 12 Michigan for the first time since 2008, the Broncos fell 12-5 in the Sullivan Aquatic Center Friday afternoon. The Broncos will look to improve on their 1-1 record in WWPA play tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Cal St. Monterey Bay. Later in the day the Broncos will take on Fresno Pacific at 1 p.m.

February 2, 2012
No. 12 Michigan Visits Santa Clara Friday at 3:30 p.m.; WWPA Play Continues Saturday in Monterey
Santa Clara University women’s water polo is finishing up a season-opening stretch of playing 8 of its first 10 games against top 20 teams.

January 29, 2012
Water Polo Picks up WWPA Victory at UC Santa Barbara’s Invite
Santa Clara University’s women’s water polo team jumped out to a big lead and held on for a Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) win over Sonoma State.

January 28, 2012
Santa Clara Water Polo Playing Four Games at UCSB’s 2012 Winter Invite
The Santa Clara University women’s water polo team is competing at UC Santa Barbara’s 2012 Winter Invitational this weekend.

January 23, 2012
Broncos Picked Third in WWPA Preseason Coaches Poll
The Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) announced its 2012 preseason coaches poll, and Santa Clara University was picked to finish third in the nine-team league.

January 22, 2012
Claire Eadington Stars for Santa Clara in Close Loss to Pacific
Bronco sophomore Claire Eadington scored a career-high five goals, had two assists, two steals and drew four kick outs.

January 21, 2012
Jenny Anderson's Overtime Goal Lifts Broncos at SJSU Spartan Invitational
Playing in its first tournament of the 2012 season, the Santa Clara Bronco women’s water polo team picked up an exhibition win over Canada’s Fraser Valley.

January 20, 2012
New Season Underway for SCU Women's Water Polo, Team Playing Five Games this Weekend
The Santa Clara University women's water polo team opened the 2012 season against No. 17 UC Santa Barbara today at the Sullivan Aquatic Center. The Gauchos won 9-4.

January 19, 2012
Santa Clara Water Polo Hosts No. 17 UC Santa Barbara Friday at 3:30 p.m.
A busy and challenging opening weekend for Santa Clara University’s women’s water polo team begins Friday, Jan. 20 at 3:30 p.m. versus No. 17 UCSB.

January 9, 2012
Espinosa, Broncos Enter Season Just Outside National Top 20
The Santa Clara University women’s water polo team had an incredible end to their 2011 season finishing the regular season 10-6 in the Western Water Polo Association.

January 4, 2012
SCU Women's Water Polo Initiates Spring Practice; Will Host Season-Opener Jan. 20!
The SCU women’s water polo team opened practice today in preparation for January 20th's season-opener versus UC Santa Barbara.

November 30, 2011
Palo Alto’s Elizabeth Anderson Signs NLI with Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University’s women’s water polo Head Coach Keith Wilbur has received a National Letter of Intent from Elizabeth Anderson.

November 14, 2011
SCU Women’s Water Polo 2012 Schedule Announced
Santa Clara University has announced its 2012 women’s water polo schedule. The Broncos could face as many as 11 top 20 teams.

June 27, 2011
Seventeen SCU Student-Athletes Earn WWPA All-Academic Honors
SCU water polo saw nearly half of its eligible student-athletes post a cumulative GPA above 3.0 and earn recognition on the 2010-11 WWPA All-Academic Teams.

May 19, 2011
Eadington Freshman Standout for the Broncos
Freshman water polo player Claire Eadington had a standout year for the Broncos.