2015 Santa Clara Women's Water Polo News

April 20, 2015
Women's Water Polo Goes 1-1 In Final Games of Regular Season
In their final two home games of the season, the Bronco women’s water polo team hosted conference rivals No. 17 Loyola Marymount and Azusa Pacific. The Broncos couldn’t top the Lions but ended their season on a high note, defeating the Cougars 14-6.

April 15, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 14, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday bring you the latest in Santa Clara University Bronco sports. As we march on in April, Monday-Wednesday marks the first of the West Coast Conference spring championships.

April 15, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO — Women's Water Polo 2015 Senior Day
EYEBRONCO caught up with the four seniors of the Women's Water Polo team — Julia Peters, Ashleigh Bandimere, Lauren Radich and Nicolette Balch — to talk about their favorite memories and experiences as a Santa Clara student-athlete.

April 13, 2015
Women's Water Polo Falls to Cal Baptist, No. 18 SDSU
Women's water polo continued conference play on the road last weekend with match-ups against Cal Baptist and No. 18 San Diego State. The Broncos fell short to both teams and will return home for the last two games of the regular season this weekend.

April 10, 2015
Cathy Cantoni on Her Sophomore Season
With her productive freshman season under her belt, sophomore Cathy Cantoni (CC) continues to improve and make an impact on the women’s water polo team. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) had a chance to talk with Cantoni as the regular season winds down.

April 8, 2015
Women's Water Polo Set to Play in Southern California
The Bronco women’s water polo team continues conference play this weekend, facing Cal Baptist on Friday and No. 18 San Diego State on Saturday.

April 7, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 7, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you caught up on Bronco sports from the first week of April.

April 3, 2015
Women's Water Polo Picks Up First Conference Win in Final Quarter
The women’s water polo team picked up their first conference win of the season, defeating Fresno Pacific 9-7. The Broncos are now 13-10 and 1-1 in conference play.

April 1, 2015
Women's Water Polo Set to Play Fresno Pacific Sunbirds
Looking to pick up their first conference win, the Bronco women’s water polo team will take to the pool on April 2 and face the Fresno Pacific Sunbirds. Santa Clara is 12-10 and 0-1 in conference play.

March 31, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 31, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday kick off their final quarter with EYEBRONCO by giving you the latest in Bronco Sports.

March 29, 2015
First Conference Game for Women's Water Polo Ends in Loss
In their first official conference match-up of the season, the Bronco women’s water polo team took on No. 16 Pacific. The Tigers outscored the Broncos in the second quarter, 7-1, which sealed the deal and gave them the 13-6 win.

March 26, 2015
No. 20 Women's Water Polo Faces Conference Match-Up Against No. 18 Pacific
The No. 20 women’s water polo team will begin their final stretch of the regular season, competing in only conference match-ups. On March 28, the Broncos are set to play Bay Area rival, the No.18 Pacific Tigers at 12 pm in their home pool. This will be the second time this season the two teams have matched up.

March 22, 2015
Harvard Tops No. 20 Women's Water Polo
The No. 20 women’s water polo team fell short in the home game match-up against Harvard on March 22. The team is now 12-9 and will head into conference match-ups for the remainder of the season.

March 20, 2015
No. 20 Women's Water Polo Hosts Harvard on March 22
After more than a week since playing their last game, the No. 20 women’s water polo team will take to the water at home on March 22 at 1 pm against Harvard. This will be the final non-conference match-up of the season for the Broncos. The team is 12-8 overall after falling in their last two games earlier this month.

March 17, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 17, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, student-athlete hosts Nici Gilday and Denzel Johnson get you caught up on the latest in Santa Clara athletics. Seven Bronco teams competed last week, so take a look as Gilday and Johnson spin you around the world of Bronco sports.

March 10, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 10, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you up to date on the latest in Bronco sports.

March 10, 2015
No. 19 Women's Water Polo Goes 1-3 After a Tough Four Game Stretch
The No. 19 Bronco women’s water polo team faced a tough three-day stretch of games, going 1-2 at the Aggie Shootout and falling at home to No. 17 Wagner. The team is now 12-8 on the season.

March 6, 2015
No. 19 Women's Water Polo Heads to Aggie Shootout
After picking up four wins on the road, the Bronco women’s water polo team improved in the rankings to No. 19. The Broncos will round out their away stretch over the weekend at the Aggie Shootout where they will face ranked completion and look to continue their winning streak.

March 3, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 3, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you up to date on the latest in Bronco sports during one of the busiest times of the athletic year for SCU.

March 2, 2015
No. 20 Women's Water Polo Falls to No. 2 Stanford; Sweeps all Four Games at Cal Lutheran Invitational
The No. 20 women's water polo team went 4-1, only losing to No. 2 Stanford on Feb. 26. The Broncos then traveled down to Thousand Oaks, Calif. and swept all four of their games at the Cal Lutheran Invitational. The team improved to 11-5 on the season.

February 26, 2015
Sydni Estrella Named GCC Co-Player of the Week
Picking up two home wins over the weekend, including one over No. 9 Indiana, the Bronco women’s water polo team broke into the top-20 for the first time this season, coming in at No. 20. And there was more good news on Thursday. After boosting the Broncos defense in both games, junior goalie Sydni Estrella has been named Golden Coast Conference Co-Player of the Week (Feb. 26).

February 25, 2015
Catching up with Keri Clifford on Hopeful Sophomore Season
With one year under her belt and plenty of hard work, Keri Clifford (KC) is ready to take on her sophomore year with the women’s water polo team. Santa Clara Broncos (SBC) got the inside scoop on what Clifford and the team have in store for this season.

February 25, 2015
Women's Water Polo Hits the Road for and Eight Game Stretch Starting At No. 1 Stanford Thursday
After two solid weekends of home play, the women’s water polo team will hit the road for an eight game stretch. The Broncos will first play No. 1 Stanford on Feb. 26 at 3:30 pm and this game will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network. Then, the team will travel down to Southern California for the Cal Lutheran Invitational.

February 22, 2015
Women's Water Polo Continues Streak Defeating No. 11 Indiana and CSU East Bay
The women’s water polo team continued their winning streak, picking up two more wins at home over No. 11 Indiana and Cal State East Bay. The team improved to 7-4 on the season.

February 20, 2015
Women's Water Polo Looks to Sweep Two Home Games
The women’s water polo team will host No. 11 Indiana and Bay Area rival Cal State East Bay at the Sullivan Aquatic Center on Feb. 21. The Broncos are riding a a two game winning streak with a 5-4 record after picking up two wins last weekend.

February 20, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO — Women's Water Polo's Sydni Estrella Talks Start to 2015 Season
Through nine games in the 2015 season, Santa Clara women's water polo is off to a 5-4 start. The team is coming off an 11-2 victory over Cal Lutheran and a 12-9 victory over Sonoma State Feb. 15. EYEBRONCO caught up with junior goalkeeper Sydni Estrella to chat about the start to this year's campaign. Santa Clara hosts Indiana at 9 a.m. and Cal State East Bay at 4:30 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 21.

February 17, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — February 17, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, Santa Clara student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday recap a week in SCU sports that featured some standout performances.

February 16, 2015
Women's Water Polo Picks Up Two Home Wins
The women’s water polo team picked up two wins on Feb. 15 after hosting Cal Lutheran and Sonoma State at the Sullivan Aquatic Center. With this two game winning streak, Broncos improve to 5-4 on the season.

February 12, 2015
Women's Water Polo Host Two Teams on Feb. 15
After playing a round of games at the Triton Invitational, the women’s water polo team will return home and host both Cal Lutheran and Sonoma State on Feb. 15.

February 10, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — February 10, 2015
On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, SCU student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday give the latest on Santa Clara sports.

February 9, 2015
Women's Water Polo Win One Game At Triton Invitational
Facing top-ranked completion at the UC San Diego Triton Invitation, the Broncos women’s water polo team went 1-3 over the weekend. The team is now 3-4 on the season.

February 5, 2015
Women's Water Polo Set to Face Top Ranked Competition at Triton Invitational
The Bronco women’s water polo team will take their first travel trip of the season down to Southern California to participate in the UC San Diego Triton Invitational on Feb. 7 and Feb. 8. The Tritons will host 16 teams, for a total of 32 games in a two-day span.

February 5, 2015
Elizabeth Anderson Earns Player of the Week Honors
Junior Elizabeth Anderson of the women’s water polo team received Golden Coast Conference (GCC) Player of the Week honors (Feb. 4) after scoring five goals that helped lead the Broncos to their first two wins of the season.

February 3, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — February 3, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, SCU student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday give the latest on Santa Clara sports. With both basketball teams, both tennis teams and women’s water polo in action last weekend, it was a busy week for the Broncos.

February 3, 2015
Women's Water Polo Goes 2-0 at Cal State Monterey Bay
The Bronco women’s water polo team traveled to Cal State Monterey Bay on Jan. 31 to play in the Otter Mini Tournament. The Broncos posted a 2-0 record for the weekend, defeating CSMU 10-3 and conference rival Fresno Pacific 13-7. The team is now 2-1 to start off their season.

February 2, 2015
Julia Peters Jumping Into the Season Ahead
Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) got the chance to sit down with redshirt junior Julia Peters (JP) of the women’s water polo team and talk about the team’s preparation for the upcoming season and continuing last year’s success.

February 1, 2015
Women's Water Polo Drop Season Opener to No. 8 Hawaii
The Bronco women’s water polo team opened up their season on Jan. 29 with stiff competition facing No. 8 Hawaii. Senior co-captain Lauren Radich had a standout game, scoring three of the Broncos five goals. Hawaii proved to be too much, handing the Broncos their first loss of the season with the 15-5 victory.

January 29, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Season Gets Started
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Santa Clara women’s water polo team gets its 2015 season started with a home match against the University of Hawai’i on Thursday, January 29. It’s the first of 23 scheduled matches leading up to the Golden Coast Conference championship tournament on April 23-25 at the University of Pacific.

January 27, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — January 27, 2015
On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, SCU student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday give the latest on Santa Clara's basketball and tennis teams with updates on baseball and women's water polo.

January 26, 2015
Sydni Estrella Stepping Up
Junior goalkeeper Sydni Estrella (SE) of the women's water polo team took some time to speak with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about the unique goalkeeper position and stepping up as the starting goalie.

January 21, 2015
Ashleigh Bandimere: Career Reflection and Season Outlook
Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) spoke with senior Ashleigh Bandimere (AB) of the women’s water polo team about her career as a Bronco and the outlook for the upcoming season.

October 22, 2014
Gordon Biersch Brewery New Venue for 3rd Annual Women's Water Polo Fundraiser Nov. 8th
The Gordon Biersch Brewery & Bottling Facility, located at 57 East Taylor Street in San Jose will serve as the venue for the 3rd Annual Santa Clara University Women's Water Polo Fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 8th.

October 13, 2014
Lauren Radich: Working Hard and Staying Focused
Senior water polo player Lauren Radich (LR) talked with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about the upcoming season and what she is looking forward to this year. In her years at SCU, Radich has been a key contributor for the Broncos, including seeing time in all 30 games in 2014.

October 7, 2014
Nicolette Balch Reflects on Santa Clara Water Polo
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Senior women’s water polo player Nicolette Balch (NB) talked with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about her team, her life here at SCU, and her plans after college.

October 6, 2014
Sheridan Talks Collaboration and Preparation
Junior Erin Sheridan (ES) of the women’s water polo team spoke with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about the upcoming season, as well as teamwork both inside and outside the pool.

October 1, 2014
Estrella Reflects on Life in the Water
Junior Sydni Estrella (SE) of the women’s water polo team chatted with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about her summer and the previous two years, along with how she became a water polo player.

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 15, 2014
ACWPC Names Eight Broncos to Academic Team
The Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) announced the 2014 Women’s All Academic Team earlier this week. Eight Broncos landed themselves on the ACWPC All Academic team, including seniors June Afshar, Ashley Letrich, Claire Eadington and Jenny Anderson, junior Ashliegh Bandimere, sophomores Erin Sheridan and Elle Surber and freshman Cathy Cantoni.

August 11, 2014
Eight Women's Water Polo Players Recognized by GCC for Academic Success
The Golden Coast Conference announced the 2014 GCC All-Academic Team on Friday. All told, 64 student-athletes have been selected GCC All-Academic from the seven league members. Eight Broncos were honored for their work in the classroom.

July 25, 2014
Women's Water Polo Fundraiser Set for Nov. 8th
The Santa Clara women's water polo team and the Women's Water Polo Endowment Committee are proud to announce the Third Annual SCU Women's Water Polo Fundraiser. Come mingle with the current team, fellow alumni, parents, and super fans of Bronco women's water polo as we rally behind the ladies and Coach Wilbur for their upcoming season!

June 19, 2014
Women's Water Polo Captain Kaitlin Murphy Named Third-Team All-American
Bronco senior caption Kaitlin Murphy, who led the team in earned ejections and was second in goals, has been named Third Team All-American by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches.

May 16, 2014
Six Santa Clara Teams Recipients of NCAA Public Recognition Awards For Academic Achievement
Continuing its hard work in the classroom, Santa Clara's men’s outdoor track, women’s golf, women’s rowing, women’s tennis, women’s outdoor track, and women’s water polo teams were all recognized by the NCAA 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 six teams posted multi-year APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. Also, men’s basketball recorded the highest four-year average APR for the West Coast Conference.