2012-13 Santa Clara Women's Water Polo News

June 6, 2013
SCU 1 of Just 2 WCC Schools to Receive NCAA Public Recognition Award Eight Straight Years; 4 Bronco Teams Honored This Year
Santa Clara University was joined by Gonzaga University as the only two school’s from the West Coast Conference to earn Public Recognition Awards, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate. The Public Recognition Award was given to 61 schools who placed at least one team on the list each of the past eight years. These awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent plus ties in each sport. In addition, this year four Bronco teams were honored for their APR's: women's tennis, women's outdoor track, women's rowing and women's water polo.

June 3, 2013
Seven California Universities to Form Water Polo Conference
LOS ANGELES – Seven universities from the state of California have come to agreement to form a new collegiate women’s water polo conference that will begin competition in the spring of 2014. The new league, which will be called the Golden Coast Conference, will feature Azusa Pacific University, California Baptist University, Fresno Pacific University, Loyola Marymount University, San Diego State University, Santa Clara University and University of the Pacific.

May 23, 2013
Julia Peters and Her Build Up To Becoming a Collegiate Athlete
Initially thinking she would be a basketball player for Santa Clara University (SCU), Julia Peters has become a paramount player on the Bronco's women's water polo team. Peters began swimming a young age, and started playing competitive water polo when she turned eight. Peter's came on stronger than ever this season, leading the Broncos in goals, steals and attempts. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) talked with Peters to find out more about her season and time so far as a Bronco.

May 9, 2013
Norris Reflects on Her Time as a Bronco
SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- With time ticking toward Summer vacation, seniors find themselves looking forward to graduation, careers, and the ending of the chapter of college life. Senior water polo player, Ali Norris cannot help but hang on to the last few weeks she has as a Bronco because of the amazing experience she has had.

May 2, 2013
Santa Clara Caps Successful 2013 season
Santa Clara, Calif.- The Santa Clara women’s water polo team finished its 2013 campaign last weekend by finishing third in the Western Water Polo Association Championships hosted at the Sullivan Aquatic Center.

April 28, 2013
Broncos Finish Third in WWPA Conference Tournament
Santa Clara women's water polo knocked off Colorado State 12-7 Sunday afternoon to finish the WWPA Conference Tournament in third place. UC San Diego toppled LMU in the championship game to finish in the top spot.

April 27, 2013
Broncos Fall to LMU in Close Game In WWPA Semifinals
In a beautiful afternoon at the Sullivan Aquatic Center, the No. 3 seeded Santa Clara Broncos fell 8-5 to the No. 2 seeded Loyola Marymount Lions in the semifinals of the WWPA Championships.

April 26, 2013
Broncos into WWPA Semifinals
Behind a dominant start, the Santa Clara women's water polo team defeated Cal St. Monterey Bay 8-5 to advance to the Western Water Polo Association semifinals. The Broncos will play the No. 2 seeded Loyola Marymount Lions at 2 p.m. at the Sullivan Aquatic Center on Saturday.

April 23, 2013
Broncos set to Host WWPA Championships
After closing out their regular season at Sonoma St. last weekend, the Broncos are ready for postseason play. Santa Clara (14-16 overall, 5-2 WWPA) has earned the No. 3 seed and will host No. 6 seed Cal St. Monterey Bay on Fri., April 26 at 2 pm. Depending on results, Santa Clara will play one game Saturday and Sunday following Frday's action. For all the WWPA matchups and latest results from the weekend, visit Santa Clara's WWPA Tournament Central Page.

April 23, 2013
EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap April 23
In the April 23 edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, co-hosts John Nash and Lauren Matheson chronicle some of the biggest happenings on the Mission campus including program firsts, individual accomplishments and the never-ending preparation of Bronco student athletes.

April 22, 2013
Five Broncos Named All-Conference in Women's Water Polo
Five Santa Clara women's water polo players have been selected by conference coaches to the All-Conference WWPA team named on Monday. Freshman Julia Peters (San Jose, Calif./ Presentation) was one of two freshmen to make First-Team WWPA All-Conference, while seniors Stephanie Clements (San Carlos, Calif./ Sacred Heart Prep) and Alison Norris (Saratoga, Calif./ Saratoga) and junior Claire Eadington (Corona Del Mar, Calif./ Corona Del Mar) were named Honorable Mention All-Conference. Elizabeth Anderson (Palo Alto, Calif., Gunn) was named to the WWPA All-Freshman Team.

April 17, 2013
Bronco Polo Prepares for Regular Season Finale
After taking a weekend off, the Santa Clara women’s water polo team will close out their regular season schedule this weekend at Sonoma St. on Sat., April 20th, at 2 p.m.

April 7, 2013
Water Polo Rebounds; Wins Two in Final Day of The Bronco
The Broncos rebounded from a winless day one at the Bronco Tournament, winning both games on Sunday. Santa Clara beat Colorado State 11-9 and then defeated Cal State Monterey Bay 12-10 at the Sullivan Aquatic Center on the Santa Clara University campus.

April 6, 2013
Broncos Drop Two Games in Day 1 of The Bronco Tournament
Santa Clara dropped two games on the first day of The Bronco Tournament, hosted at the Sullivan Aquatic Center. In the first game of the day, LMU got the best of Santa Clara, 8-2. The Broncos lost on a last second goal from Cal State East Bay, falling 9-8 in the afternoon.

April 3, 2013
Broncos set to Host Annual "Bronco"
Santa Clara (12-13 overall; 5-2 WWPA) will turn their attention to four WWPA Conference Championship tune-ups at “The Bronco.”

March 18, 2013
Broncos Split on St. Patrick's Day; Prepare for Cross-Town Rival No. 10 SJSU
Looking to build off of its big WWPA win over Sonoma St. a week ago, the Santa Clara women’s water polo team split two games on March 17 at the Sullivan Aquatic Center against non-conference opponents Harvard and Occidental. Santa Clara (11-11 overall; 5-2 WWPA) will now turn its attention to one game this weekend at cross-town rival No. 10 San Jose State.

March 5, 2013
Bronco Women's Water Polo Finish Weekend 3-2; Look Ahead to Sonoma State
After a busy weekend in Northern California, the Santa Clara women’s water polo team will play only once this upcoming weekend against WWPA foe Sonoma St. on Sat., March 9th at 1 p.m. as they prepare for finals on the Mission campus next week.

February 23, 2013
Eleven Different Broncos Score as Water Polo Sweeps Pair Saturday
Santa Clara University's women's water polo team enjoyed an impressive day on the offensive end at the Sullivan Aquatic Center, as 11 different players scored during wins over Cal State Monterey Bay and Azusa Pacific. The win over CSMB upped the Broncos' Western Water Polo Association record to 3-2.

February 20, 2013
Stephanie Clements Earns KAP7 WWPA Women’s Player of the Week Honors
Santa Clara University’s senior goalkeeper Stephanie Clements saved a season-high 11 shots in the Broncos’ 9-8 comeback victory over Cal State East Bay on the road Sunday, earning KAP7 WWPA Women’s Player of the Week honors for Feb. 20.

February 19, 2013
NCAA Water Polo Highlights and Interviews: SCU Rallies for WWPA Victory
Highlights and interviews with Santa Clara University water polo players Jenny Anderson and Stephanie Clements, talking about the Broncos' 9-8 Western Water Polo Association victory over CS East Bay

February 17, 2013
Jenny Anderson's Late Goal Caps Fourth-Quarter Comeback Win for SCU Polo
Santa Clara University's women's water polo team rallied from a fourth quarter deficit to beat host Cal State East Bay 9-8 in a key Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) matchup for both schools.

February 13, 2013
SCU Polo Plays Important WWPA Game Sunday at 12 p.m.
Having already faced seven nationally ranked opponents through 11 games since January 26, the Santa Clara University women's water polo team preps for just one game this weekend.

February 10, 2013
Bronco Water Polo Drops Two Games on Final Day in La Jolla
The Santa Clara University women's water polo team got off to a slow start in both its games Saturday at the 2013 Triton Invitational and ended up losing to No. 17 Hartwick 11-4 and later in the day to Marist 8-7.

February 9, 2013
Santa Clara Polo Once Again Nearly Upsets a Top-10 Opponent
For the second time this season, Santa Clara University's women's water polo team gave a serious scare to a top 10 opponent. The Broncos scored four first-quarter goals against the 7th-ranked Aztecs of San Diego State Saturday, before eventually dropping a 12-9 decision in their opening game of the 2013 Triton Invitational.

February 6, 2013
SCU Water Polo Preps for Tough, Physical Games in San Diego
The Santa Clara University women’s water polo team - receiving votes in the latest national Collegiate Water Polo Association Top 20 Poll - will be squaring off against 7th-ranked San Diego State University Saturday, Feb. 9 at 11:10 a.m. in San Diego.

February 2, 2013
SCU Polo Sweeps in Monterey, Scoring 25 Goals, Winning Twice
Santa Clara University knew going into its three-game weekend the conference road game with Cal State Monterey Bay was its most important. The Broncos responded by limiting the Otters to six goals, including shutting out the home team in the fourth quarter to post an 8-6 victory.

February 1, 2013
No. 11 Hawaii Tops Santa Clara Women Friday Afternoon
Eleventh-ranked Hawaii used strong outside shooting and a stout defense to knock off host Santa Clara 16-6 Friday afternoon at the Sullivan Aquatic Center.

January 31, 2013
Bronco Water Polo Home Opener Friday at 3:30 p.m.! Come Out and Support SCU vs. No. 11 Hawaii
In the wake of an impressive showing last weekend to open the 2013 season, Santa Clara University is receiving votes in the latest top 20 rankings released by the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA).

January 27, 2013
Broncos Win at UCSB; Home-Opener is Friday vs. No. 12 Hawaii
The Santa Clara University women's water polo team followed up Saturday's impressive start to its 2013 season by knocking off Concordia 11-9 at the UCSB Winter Invite in Santa Barbara on Sunday morning.

January 26, 2013
Santa Clara Nearly Beats No. 8 LMU On Opening Day
Santa Clara University’s women’s water polo team took 8th-ranked Loyola Marymount to the limit at the 2013 UCSB Winter Invite on Saturday afternoon in Santa Barbara.

January 25, 2013
Three Ranked Teams Await SCU Polo in Season-Opening Tournament at Santa Barbara
Santa Clara University travels to Santa Barbara to play three ranked teams at the 2013 UCSB Winter Invitational. John Nash of SantaClaraBroncos.com interviews Alison Norris and head coach Keith Wilbur.

January 16, 2013
SCU, Host of the 2013 WWPA Championships, Picked Third In Preseason Coaches Poll
Santa Clara University, site of the 2013 Western Water Polo Association Championships, had its women's team picked third in the 2013 WWPA Preseason Coaches poll, which was released Wednesday, Jan. 16.

January 15, 2013
Laura Burtness Looks to Start Off the Water Polo Season Right
Junior Laura Burtness (LB) is hopeful that the Broncos will have a successful, winning season this year. In the off-season, Burtness has been training hard to prepare for the tough season the team will face. This year, the Broncos conference finals, the WWPA’s, will be held here on the Mission campus in the Sullivan Aquatic Center April 26-28. SantaClaraBroncos (SCB) recently caught up with Burtness to talk about the upcoming season.

January 11, 2013
VIDEO: SCU Women's Water Polo Has Opened Preseason Training; Home Opener is Feb. 1
The Santa Clara University women’s water polo team has reported to preseason training camp, in preparation for its 2013 schedule, which begins the weekend of January 26-27 at UC Santa Barbara’s Invitational.

December 5, 2012
SCU Women’s Water Polo Unveils 2013 Schedule; Broncos to Host WWPA Championships
The Santa Clara University women’s water polo program announced its 2013 schedule today, which features non-conference home games against No. 3 UCLA and 15th-ranked Hawaii.

October 22, 2012
Rally Behind SCU Women's Water Polo! Scrimmage, Bocce Ball Event Nov. 10-11
The Santa Clara Women's Water Polo Team and the Women's Water Polo Endowment Committee are proud to host the inaugural WWP Bocce Ball Fundraiser. Come mingle with fellow alumni, parents and friends of WWP.

October 8, 2012
Makena Pezzuto of Women's Water Polo Discusses her Team's Vision for the 2013 Season
The Bronco women's water polo team is back at it here on the Mission Campus, training, working hard, and gaining more team chemistry than ever before.

July 30, 2012
Santa Clara Leads All Schools with 11 Named to WWPA All-Academic Team
The Santa Clara University women’s water polo program saw 11 of its 2011-12 student-athletes make the 2012 Western Water Polo Association All-Academic Team.

June 15, 2012
Women's Water Polo, Women's Track and Women's Rowing Recipients of NCAA Public Recognition Awards For Academic Achievement
Continuing its hard work in the classroom, Santa Clara’s women’s rowing, women’s track and women’s water polo teams were all recognized by the NCAA on Thursday as recipients of the organization's Public Recognition Awards for academic achievement. The NCAA released the APR recognition by highlighting teams that demonstrated a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APR scores within their respective sports. Specifically, these three teams posted multi-year APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport.

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.

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.