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2023 NCAA Men's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 4 (9/18/2023 - 9/24/2023)

Summary:

- Cam Dougherty had 5 assists as #18 Harvard beat DII Mercyhurst 22-2
- Nikita Kravstov had 2 goals, 3 steals, 1 block and 1 drawn exclusion in 2 games for DI Fresno Pacific
- Connor Pulido had 2 assists and 2 steals in 4 games for DII McKendree. Jimmy Cronin was tremendous in goal with 36 saves, 5 assists and 8 steals
- Jacob Whiting was consistent with 4 goals, 1 assist, 2 steals and 2 drawn exclusions in 4 games for DIII #3 Pomona-Pitzer. Patrick Hughes chipped in with 1 goal, 1 assist and 2 steals. Jacob Shimon played 2 quarters in goal and had 1 save
- Jack Bradbury had 1 steal as DIII #6 Cal Lutheran beat Caltech 19-5
- Aidan Cawley had a wonderful all round performance with 8 goals, 4 assists, 5 steals, 11 drawn exclusions and 3 sprints won in 5 games for DIII #8 Occidental. Jack Schroeder was a rock in goal with 44 saves and 4 steals in 14 quarters played
- Alan Rosenberg was good in goal for DIII Austin College with 25 saves, 2 assists and 2 steals in 4 games
- Adrian Tolcyzk had 1 goal, 1 steal and 1 drawn exclusion in 4 games for DIII Penn State Behrend. Will Aikens chipped in with 1 assist and 1 steal
- Lazar Marsenic had 1 goal, 1 assist and 5 steals in 3 games for DIII Washington & Jefferson

 

2023 NCAA Men's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 3 (9/11/2023 - 9/17/2023)

Summary:

 

- Jimmy Cronin totaled 46 saves, 11 steals and 8 assists as McKendree went 3-1 at the Salem Invite
- Alec Posluszny had 2 goals, 2 steals and 1 drawn exclusion in 3 games for DI George Washington
- Jack Folan had 1 goal and 3 steals as DI Iona went 3-0 for the week
- Ed Howaniec and Sean Mulcrone also chipped in with a goal each for Iona
- Gabe Johnson had 1 goal in 4 games for DI Wagner
- Kunal Rajadhyax was excellent with 4 goals and 3 assists as DIII #5 MIT went 2-0 for the week
- Will Aikens had 2 assists and 3 steals in 3 games for DIII Penn State Behrend
- Karol Nowak contributed 1 block while Adrian Tolczyk had 1 steal for Penn State Behrend

 

2023 NCAA Men's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 2 (9/4/2023 - 9/10/2023)

Summary:

- Cam Dougherty had 2 goals in 3 games for #18 Harvard
- Nikita Kravstov had 1 steal in 4 games for Fresno Pacific
- Jacob Whiting and Patrick Hughes each had 1 goal in 2 games for DIII #3 Pomona-Pitzer
- Jacob Shimon played 2 quarters in goal and came up with 3 saves
- Jack Bradbury had 2 goals and 1 drawn exclusion in 4 games for DIII #5 Cal Lutheran
- Aidan Cawley totaled 3 goals, 1 assist, 3 steals and 5 drawn exclusions in 2 games for Occidental
- Jack Schroeder played 4 quarters in goal and had 5 saves
- Alan Rosenberg was tremendous in goal for DIII Austin College with 37 saves and 5 steals
- Lazar Marsenic had 1 goal in 2 games for DIII Washington & Jefferson

 

2023 NCAA Men's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 1 (8/28/2023 - 9/3/2023)

Summary:

- Jack Folan had 2 goals in 4 games for Iona
- Zach Fischer had 2 goals in 4 games for Mount St. Mary's
- Jacob Whiting had 2 goals and 1 drawn exclusion in 4 games for DIII #2 Pomona-Pitzer

- Patrick Hughes had 2 drawn exclusions for DIII #2 Pomona-Pitzer

- Jacob Shimon played 2 quarters in goal and came up with 5 saves for DIII #2 Pomona-Pitzer
- Jack Bradbury totaled 2 goals, 3 steals and 2 drawn KOs in 3 games for DIII #4 Cal Lutheran
- Aidan Cawley recorded 3 goals, 1 assist, 1 steal, 2 blocks and 2 KO in 2 games for DIII #6 Occidental

- Jack Schroeder was excellent in goal with 19 saves and 2 steals in 4 quarters for Occidental
- Stevan Basic had 2 goals, 1 assist and 1 drawn exclusion in 4 games for DIII #10 Augustana

- Tyler Leslie was consistent with 2 goals, 3 assists, 2 drawn exclusions and 1 sprint won

- Jake Fisher also made an important contribution with 1 goal, 5 assists, 3 steals, 1 block and 1 sprint won
- Adrian Tolczyk had 1 goal in 3 games for DIII Penn State Behrend
- Lazar Marsenic had 2 goals in 4 games for DIII Washington & Jefferson

 

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2023 NCAA Women's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 17 (5/1/2023 5/7/2023)

Summary:

- Claire Haas had 1 goal and 1 steal as #2 USC went 2-1 to finish 2nd in the NCAA DI Championships. The Trojans beat #8 Fresno State 12-8 in the QF, #8 Princeton 18-8 in the SF and lost to #1 Stanford 11-9 in the finals
- Jill Schultrz had 1 steal as #8 Fresno Steate lost to @2 USC in the QF of the NCAA DI Championships
- #20 Long Island with Kate Fischer and Xonhane Medina on the roster lost to Biola 10-8 in the preliminary rpund of the NCAA DI Championships

Senior tribute:

The following seniors or graduate students from high schools in Illinois completed 4+ years of NCAA water polo competition. Congratulations to all of them for successfully balancing athletics and academics, and for representing Illinois water polo with distinction:

Olivia Traxler (St. Charles North) - Arizona State (DI)
Katlynn Lagrone (Homewood Flossmoor) - Carthage (DIII)
Jill Schultz (Mother McAuley) - Fresno State (DI)
Kaylee Hatfield (Elk Grove) - Gannon (DII)
Maddie Clark (Lincoln-Way Central) - Gannon (DII)
Rebecca Schofield (Mother McAuley) - Indiana (DI)
Kate Fischer (Mother McAuley) - Long Island (DI)
Eleanor Michaud (Stevenson) - Macalester (DIII)
Sydney Hollingsworth (Evanston) - Macalester (DIII)
Nicky Rafalo (Maine South) - McKendree (DII)
Hannah Engquist (Mother McAuley) - Mercyhurst (DII)
Hanna Good (Lyons) - Mercyhurst (DII)
Paulina Correa (Fenwick) - Pomona-Pitzer (DIII)
Lauren Voss (Loyola) (graduate student) - Santa Clara (DI)
Harper Daniels (Fenwick) - Santa Clara (DI)
Halley Seed (Evanston) - Santa Clara (DI)
Anna Mossakowski (Stevenson) - Siena (DI)
Marycatherine McKendry (Mother McAuley) (graduate student) - St. Francis (Brooklyn) (DI)
Erin Breakey (Mother McAuley) (graduate student) - St. Francis (Brooklyn) (DI)
Claire Haas (Stevenson) - USC (DI)
Kailey Cordova (Schaumburg) - Wittenberg (DIII)

 

2023 NCAA Women's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 17 (5/1/2023 5/7/2023)

Summary:

- Paulina Correa had 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 steal and 2 drawn exclusions as #22 (DIII #1) Pomona-Pitzer went 2-0 to win the USAWP DIII Championships. Lauren Valentin had 1 goal and 1 steal. Bella McGowan and Kit Bennett also played
- Carli Udovich was excellent with 4 goals, 2 assists, 1 steal and 4 drawn exclusions as DIII #5 Augustana went 1-1 and finished 3rd in the USAWP DIII Championships. Maggie Caliendo chipped in with 1 assist and 1 drawn exclusion. Jersey Merrick and Lanie DaSilva were also on the roster

 

2023 NCAA Women's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 16 (4/24/2023 4/30/2023)

Summary:

- #1 USC with Claire Haas on the roster went 1-1 to finish 2nd in the MPSF Championships. They qualified for the NCAAs
- Jill Schultz was excellent with 8 goals, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block and 2 drawn exclusions as #8 Fresno State went 3-0 to win the GCC Championships and qualify for the NCAAs
- #9 Michigan with Kasey Umlauf on the roster went 1-1 to finish 3rd in the CWPA Championships
- #15 Indiana with Rebecca Schofield on the roster went 0-2 to finish 6th in the MPSF Championships
- Olivia Traxler had an excellent all round showing with 2 goals, 7 assists, 1 steal and 5 blocks as #16 Arizona State went 2-1 to finish 5th in the MPSF Championships. Alexa Knutson played 2 quarters in goal and had 3 saves
- Ella Krauss had 1 assist as #17 Loyola Marymount went 2-1 to finish 3rd in the GCC Championships. Anna Tarantino also played
- #18 Wagner with Emma Stec on the roster went 1-1 to finish 2nd in the MAAC Championships
- Paulina Correa scored 1 goal as #22 (DIII #1) Pomona-Pitzer went 2-0 to win the SCIAC Championships. Kit Bennett had 1 steal, Bella McGowan and Lauren Valentin were also on the roster
- Nicole Bacoyanis had 1 steal as #23 Cal State Northridge lost 18-7 to #5 Hawaii in the Big West Championships quarter finals
- Maddie Schultz had 3 goals, 1 assist 2 steals and 1 sprint won as Azusa Pacific went 0-2 to finish 6th in the GCC Championships
- Iona with Gabrielle Brozovic on the roster went 1-1 and lost in the semi finals of the MAAC Championships
- Kate Fischer scored 1 goal as Long Island went 3-0 to win the MAAC Championships and qualify for the NCAAs. Xonhane Medina was also on the roster
- Lauren Voss had 1 goal and 2 assists as Santa Clara went 0-2 and finished 8th in the GCC Championships. Harper Daniels had 1 assist and 2 drawn exclusions while Halley Seed contributed 2 assists and 1 steal
- Novalee Roberto had 1 assist as St. Francis (PA) went 1-2 to finish 4th in the CWPA Championships. Emma Allamian and Grace Raquel were also on the roster
- Maddie Clark had 1 goal, 1 steal and 3 drawn exclusions as DII Gannon went 0-3 to finish 8th in the WWPA Championships. Kaylie Hatfield also played
- Sydney Kane was tremendous in goal with 23 saves and 2 steals as DII McKendree went 2-1 to finish 5th in the WWPA Championships. Jazmine Guzman and Nicky Rafalo were also on the roster
- Hanna Good was excellent with 7 goals, 5 steals and 4 drawn exclusions as DII Mercyhurst went 1-2 to finish 6th in the WWPA Championships. Hannah Engquist was very good with 4 assists, 2 steals and 2 drawn exclusions. Krista Domaracki chipped in with 1 assist, 1 steal and 9 sprints won
- Morgan Riordan had 3 steals and 1 drawn exclusion as DII Salem went 1-2 to finish 7th in the WWPA Championships. Sierra Maze was also on the roster

 

2023 NCAA Women's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 15 (4/17/2023 - 4/23/2023)

Summary:

- Jill Schultz had a great offensive game with 4 goals in #8 Fresno State's 17-4 win over Santa Clara
- Olivia Traxler had a good game with 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 steal and 2 blocks in #18 Arizona State's 11-7 win over #20 San Jose State
- Paulina Correa had 1 goal, 1 assist and 2 steals as #22 (DIII #1) Pomona-Pitzer went 3-0. Bella McGowan contributed 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 steals and 10 saves. Kit Bennett and Lauren Valentin chipped in with 1 steal each
- Nicole Bacoyanis had 1 steal as #23 Cal State Northridge beat Cal State Fullerton 12-5
- Halley Seed had a good game with 2 goals, 1 steal and 1 drawn exclusion as Santa Clara lost to #8 Fresno State 17-4. Lauren Voss had 1 goal while Harper Daniels had 1 steal
- Carli Udovich was very good with 3 goals, 4 assists, 6 steals and 2 blocks as DIII #6 Augustana went 3-0 to win the CWPA DIII championship. Maggie Caliendo contributed 1 goal, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block and 1 drawn exclusion. Jersey Merrick had 1 assist. Lanie DaSilva played 1 quarter in goal and came up with 2 saves and 1 steal
- Demi Ovalle had 1 goal and 1 drawn exclusion in 2 games for DIII #9 Chapman. Annie Lewis had 1 steal and 1 drawn exclusion. Elena Skender played 1 quarter in goal and had 2 saves
- Eleanor Michaud had a fantastic all round performance with 9 goals, 3 assists, 4 steals, 1 drawn exclusion and 3 sprints won as DIII #10 Macalester went 2-1 to finish 3rd in the CWPA DIII championship. Sydney Hollingsworth was excellent with 1 goal, 5 assists, 4 steals, 1 block, 3 drawn exclusions and 7 sprints won. Liz Matlin had 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 drawn exclusion. Celia D'Agostino chipped in with 1 goal while Gabriela Weiner had 1 steal. Laurel O'Hare was very good in goal with 15 saves, 1 assist and 1 steal in 6 quarters across 2 games. Michaud was named to the CWPA All Tournament 1st Team while Hollingsworth was named to the 2nd team
- Carthage went 1-3 and finished 8th in the CWPA DIII championship. Morrigan Bushroe-Stumpf was excellent with 8 goals. So was Alyssa Sayatovic with 6 goals. Katlynn LaGrone contributed 2 goals while Yamila Areizaga and Grace Steinberg each had 1 goal. Ella Selman was tremendous in goal with 44 saves. Faith Harris played 1 quarter in goal and had 4 saves
- Washington & Jefferson went 2-2 to finish 6th in the CWPA DIII championship. Mekkiye Ergun had 2 goals, Alliey Cunningham played 8+ quarters in goal ahd had 19 saves
- Kailey Cordova was very good with 5 goals as Wittenberg went 3-1 to finish 5th in the CWPA DIII championship
 

2023 NCAA Women's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 14 (4/10/2023 - 4/16/2023)

Summary:

- Claire Haas had 2 goals, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 drawn exclusion as #1 USC went 2-0
- Emma Stec had 1 goal in 3 games for #18 Wagner
- Olivia Traxler had 1 steal as #19 Arizona State lost to #1 USC 15-11; Alexa Knutson played 2 quarters in goal and came up with 7 saves
- Nicole Bacoyanis had 2 steals as #22 Cal State Northridge lost to #14 UC San Diego 15-8
- Paulina Correa had 1 steal as #23 (DIII #1) Pomon a-Pitzer beat DIII #3 La Verne 17-10
- Maddie Schultz had 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 blocks and 1 sprint won as Azusa Pacific lost to #24 San Diego State 14-4
- Lauren Voss had 2 goals, 2 assists and 1 steal in 3 games for Santa Clara. Harper Daniels chipped in with 2 goals and 1 assist while Halley Seed had 1 assist and 1 steal
- Anna Mossakowski was excellent in goal with 1 goal, 22 saves and 6 steals in 2 games
- Emily McKenzie had 2 goals in 2 games for Villanova
- Julia Ward had 1 assist in 3 games for VMI
- Kaylee Hatfield and Maddie Clark each had 1 drawn exclusion in 3 games for DII Gannon
- Sydney Kane was tremendous in goal with 27 saves as DII McKendree went 3-0
- Hanna Good was very good with 6 goals in 3 games for DII Mercyhurst. Hannah Engquist had 1 drawn exclusion
- Morgan Riordan was consistent with 3 goals in 3 games for DII Salem. Sierra Maze contributed 1 goal
- Annie Lewis had 1 assist and 1 drawn exclusion as DIII #8 Chapman beat Caltech 15-7. Demi Ovalle had 1 assist
- Averylin Cummins had 3 steals in 2 games for DIII Occidental
- Kailey Cordova had 1 goal as DIII Wittenberg beat Grove City 11-6

 

2023 NCAA Women's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 13 (4/3/2023 - 4/9/2023)

Summary:

- Jill Schultz had 1 goal and 5 drawn exclusions in #9 Fresno State's 15-7 loss to #3 UCLA
- Olivia Traxler had 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block in #19 Arizona State's 17-10 loss to #3 UCLA. Alexa Knutson had 10 saves and 2 steals in goal
- Nicole Bacoyanis had 1 steal as #22 Cal State Northridge lost 19-8 to #6 UC Irvine
- Kate Fischer had 1 goal in 2 games for #23 Long Island
- Paulina Correa had 1 goal as #23 (DIII #1) Pomona-Pitzer went 2-0. Bella McGowan had 1 assist while Lauren Valentin had 1 steal
- Anna Mossakowski had 14 saves and 1 assist while playing 2 games in goal for Siena
- MaryKate McKendry had 8 saves in one game for St. Francis (Brooklyn). Goalie stats were not available for the other game
- Hanna Good had 1 goal as DII Mercyhurst lost to DI St. Francis (PA) 15-7
- Averylin Cummins had 2 assists in 2 games for DIII Occidental

 

2023 NCAA Women's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 12 (3/27/2023 - 4/2/2023)

Summary:

- Claire Haas had 2 steals as #2 USC beat #20 San Jose State 14-3
- Jill Schultz had 1 goal and 1 drawn exclusion as #9 Fresno State beat #16 Loyola Marymount 10-7
- Olivia Traxler jad 1 goal and 1 assist as #15 Arizona State lost to #19 Indiana 11-7. Alexa Knutson was very good in goal with 12 saves
- Emma Stec had 2 goals and 2 drawn exclusions in 4 games for #17 Wagner
- Maddie Schultz had a monster offensive game with 5 goals, 1 assist and 1 sprint won as Azusa Pacific beat Cal Baptist 17-15
- Harper Daniels had 1 goal and 2 steals in 3 games for Santa Clara. Lauren Voss had 1 goal and 1 drawn exclusion
- Anna Mossakowski played 2 out of 3 games in goal for Siena and came up with 19 saves
- Erin Breakey had 1 assist and 1 drawn exclusion in 3 games for St. Francis (Brooklyn). MaryKate McKendry was excellent in goal with 31 saves and1 steal
- Novalee Roberto had 3 goals in 3 games for St. Francis (PA). Grace Raquel played one game in goal and came up with 7 saves
- Emily McKenzie had 3 goals in 3 games for Villanova
- Julia Ward had 1 goal in 3 games for VMI
- Sydney Kane was tremendous in goal with 38 saves as DII McKendree went 3-0
- Hanna Good was excellent with 7 goals and 1 assist in 2 games for DII Mercyhurst. Stats were not available for the 3rd game
- Sierra Maze had 2 goals and Morgan Riordan 1 goal as DII Salem beat Gannon 14-9. Stats were not available for the other 2 games
- Carli Udovich was very good with 5 goals, 3 assists, 3 steals and 1 drawn exclusion as DIII #7 Augustana went 4-0. Maggie Caliendo contributed 3 assists and 3 steals while Jersey Merrick chipped in with 1 assist and 1 steal
- Ella Selman was excellent in goal with 38 saves in 4 games (14 quarters) for DIII Carthage. Morrigan Bushroe-Stumpf was impressive with 7 goals. Alyssa Sayatovic had 3 goals. Grace Steinberg had 1 goal while Faith Harris had 5 saves while playing 2 quarters in goal
- Eleanor Michaud had a wonderful all round performance with 10 goals, 13 steals, 3 blocks, 8 drawn exclusions and 13 sprints won in 4 games for DIII Macalester. Liz Matlin had 1 goal, 5 assists, 1 steal and 4 drawn exclusions. Sydney Hollingsworth had 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block and 5 drawn exclusions. Laurel O'Hare was excellent in goal with 17 saves and 1 steal in 2 games
- Alliey Cunningham was a rock in goal for DIII Washington & Jefferson with 31 saves in 3 games

 

2023 NCAA Women's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 11 (3/20/2023 - 3/26/2023)

Summary:

- Claire Haas had 1 goal in #2 USC's 16-4 win over #19 Indiana
- Jill Schultz had 1 steal and 1 block in 2 games for #7 Fresno State
- Alexa Knutson was excellent in goal with 15 saves, 1 assist and 1 steal as #15 Arizona State lost to #1 Stanford 19-6
- Anna Tarantino was very consistent with 3 goals, 1 assist, 6 steals and 1 drawn exclusion as #16 Loyola Marymount went 3-0
- Nicole Bacoyanis had 1 assist, 3 steals, 1 block and 1 drawn exclusion in 2 games for #22 Cal State Northridge
- Kate Fischer had 2 goals and 1 block in 2 games for #23 Long Island. Xonhane Medina chipped in with 1 assist
- Paulina Correa had 1 goal and Lauren Valentin had 1 steal as #24 (DIII #1) Pomona-Pitzer went 2-0
- Maddie Schultz had 2 goals, 1 drawn exclusion and 1 sprint won in Azusa Pacific's 14-12 win over Cal State Fullerton
- Gabrielle Brozovic played 2 quarters in goal for Iona and came up with 3 saves
- Lauren Voss was crucial with 1 goal, 4 assists and 2 steals in Santa Clara's 16-15 sudden victory overtime win over Fresno Pacific. So were Harper Daniels with 1 goal and 1 steal, and Halley Seed with 2 goals
- Sydney Arnold had 1 goal, 3 assists and 1 steal in 3 games for Siena. Anna Mossakowski played almost 9 quarters in goal and was very good with 22 saves, 1 goal, 2 assists and 2 steals
- MaryKate McKendry was excellent in goal for St. Francis (Brooklyn) with 24 saves and 1 steal in 2 games
- Grace Raquel had 5 saves in 2 quarters as St. Francis (PA) beat Bucknell 9-7
- Emily McKenzie was outstanding for Villanova with 6 goals and 8 drawn exclusions in 3 games
- Julia Ward played part of one game in goal for VMI and had 1 save
- Sierra Maze and Morgan Riordan had 2 assists each as DII Salem beat DIII Grove City College 22-5
- Demi Ovalle had 1 assist and 1 steal in 2 games for DIII #9 Chapman
- Averylin Cummins had 1 steal in 2 games for DIII Occidental
- Alliey Cunningham had 11 saves in 2 games for DIII Washington & Jefferson

 

2023 NCAA Women's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 10 (3/13/2023 - 3/19/2023)

Summary:

- Claire Haas had 1 goal and 1 block as #2 USC went 2-0
- Jill Schultz had 1 goal, 1 assist and 5 drawn exclusions as #8 Fresno State beat Azusa Pacific 17-6
- Emma Stec had 1 goal, 1 steal and 1 drawn exclusion in 3 games for #18 Wagner
- Bella McGowan had 1 assist and 3 steals in 4 games for #23 (DIII #1) Pomona-Pitzer. Kit Bennett contributed 2 steals and 1 drawn exclusion
- Xonhane Medina had 1 goal, 1 assist and 1 steal as #24 Long Island went 3-0
- Maddie Schultz was consistent with 4 goals, 2 steals, 2 drawn exclusions and 1 sprint won in 2 games for Azusa Pacific
- Harper Daniels had 1 goal while Halley Seed had 1 steal in 2 games for Santa Clara
- MaryKate McKendry had 14 saves and 5 steals while playing goal in 2 out of 3 games for St. Francis (Brooklyn)
- Novalee Roberto had 1 goal in 4 games for St. Francis (PA). Grace Raquel had 10 saves and 1 assist across 2 games in goal
- Emily McKenzie had 3 goals and 1 assist in 3 games for Villanova
- Julia Ward had 1 block in 5 games for VMI
- Carli Udovich had 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 sprint won in 4 games for DIII #5 Augustana. Maggie Caliendo chipped in with 1 assist
- Annie Lewis was very good with 3 goals, 4 assists and 3 steals in 3 games for DIII #5 Chapman. Demi Ovalle contributed 1 goal, 1 assist and 2 drawn exclusions. Elena Skender played 1 quarter in goal and had 3 saves and 1 steal
- Eleanor Michaud had a magnificent all round week for DIII #10 Macalester with 16 goals, 5 assists, 8 steals, 1 block, 12 drawn exclusions and 1 sprint won in 6 games. Sydney Hollingsworth was excellent with 5 goals, 11 assists, 3 steals, 1 block, 6 drawn exclusions and 4 sprints won. Liz Matlin was very good with 3 goals, 7 assists, 3 steals, 1 block and 1 drawn exclusion. Laurel O'Hare was a rock in goal with 38 saves and 2 steals in 3 games
- Faith Harris was tremendous in goal for DIII Carthage with 26 saves and 3 steals in 2 games. Other contributors were: Alyssa Sayatovic - 1 goal 1 assist 1 steal 2 sprints won; Yamila Areizaga - 2 goals 1 drawn exclusion; Katlynn LaGrone - 1 drawn exclusion; Morrigan Bushroe-Stumpf - 2 drawn exclusions; Grace Steinberg - 2 assists 1 steal 2 drawn exclusions; Sarah Lowery - 1 assist 1 steal 1 drawn exclusion; Ella Ethen - 1 goal 1 drawn exclusion
- Mekkiye Ergun had 2 goals as DIII Washington & Jefferson went 3-0. Goalie stats were not available for Alliey Cunningham
- Kailey Cordova was consistent with 3 goals, 2 assists, 6 steals and 3 drawn exclusions in 4 games for DIII Wittenberg

 

2023 NCAA Women's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 9 (3/6/2023 - 3/12/2023)

Summary:

- Jill Schultz had 1 goal, 1 steal and 2 drawn exclusions in #8 Fresno State's 15-9 win over DII Concordia
- Olivia Traxler had 1 goal, 2 assists and 2 steals in 3 games for #9 Arizona State. Alexa Kuntson was excellent in goal with 31 saves, 1 assist and 7 steals across 10 quarters
- Dallas Brodersen had 4 goals and 3 assists as #13 Princeton went 4-0 for the week
- Anna Tarantion had 1 goal, 2 steals and 1 block as #19 Loyola Marymount went 2-0
- Nicole Bacoyanis had 2 assists, 5 steals and 1 block in 3 games for #23 Cal State Northridge
- Bella McGowan had 3 goals and 2 assists as #23 (DIII #1) Pomona-Pitzer went 3-0. Lauren Valentin had 3 goals and 2 steals. Paulina Correa contributed 3 goals while Kit Bennett chipped in with 1 assist and 3 steals
- Lauren Voss had 3 goals and 1 assist in 2 games for Santa Clara. Harper Daniels had 3 assists while Halley Seed had 1 goal and 1 assist
- Sydney Arnold had 1 goal and 2 assist in 4 games for Siena. Goalie Anna Mossakowski had 1 goal, 19 saves, 1 steal and 1 assist in 11 quarters played
- Grace Raquel played part of one game in goal for St. Francis (PA) and had 2 saves
- Emily McKenzie had an excellent week for Villanova with 12 goals, 1 steal and 2 drawn exclusion in 5 games
- Julia Ward had 3 goals, 1 block and 1 drawn exclusion in 4 games for VMI. She also played part of one game in goal and came up with 3 saves
- Kaylee Hatfield had 1 assist and 1 drawn exclusion as DII Gannon went 2-0. Maddie Clark contributed 1 steal
- Sydney Kane was excellent in goal with 10 saves and 2 steals as DII McKendree beat DIII #5 Augustana 15-7
- Morgan Riordan had 1 steal in 3 games for DII Salem
- Maggie Caliendo had 1 block and 1 drawn exclusion as DIII #5 Augustana lost to DII McKendree 15-7. Goalie Lanie DaSilva had 3 saves and 2 steals
- Demi Ovalle had 1 goal and 1 steal in 3 games for DIII #6 Chapman. Annie Lewis chipped in with 2 assists and 2 steals
- Ella Dunning had 2 assists in 2 games for DIII #10 Occidental
- Morrigan Bushroe-Stumpf had 1 goal and Ella Selman had 4 saves in goal as DIII Carthage lost to DIII #9 Austin College 16-1
- Sydney Hollingsworth was excellent with 3 goals, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 drawn exclusion and 2 sprints won as DIII Macalester lost to DIII #6 Chapman 11-5. Eleanor Michaud contributed 1 assist, 3 steals and 1 drawn exclusion while Liz Matlin had 1 steal
- Alliey Cunningham was a rock in goal for DIII Washington & Jefferson with 30 saves and 1 steal in 2 games
- Kailey Cordova had 1 goal in one game for DIII Wittenberg. Individual stats were not available for the other game

 

2023 NCAA Women's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 8 (2/27/2023 - 3/5/2023)

Summary:

- Claire Haas had 1 assist as #2 USC went 4-0 for the week
- Jill Schultz contributed with 3 goals, 2 steals and 6 drawn exclusions as #8 Fresno State went 2-0
- Emma Stec had 3 goals and 1 steal in 4 games for #14 Wagner
- Anna Tarantino had 1 goal in #17 Loyola Marymount's 20-12 win over Azusa Pacific. Ella Krauss had 1 assist
- Kate Fischer had 1 goal in 4 games for #22 Long Island
- Nicole Bacoyanis was consistent with 3 goals, 4 assists, 3 steals and 1 block in 4 games for #24 Cal State Northridge
- Paulina Correa had 2 goals in 4 games for #24 (DIII #1) Pomona-Pitzer
- Maddie Schultz was tremendous with 8 goals, 3 assists, 6 blocks and 3 sprints won in 3 games for Azusa Pacific
- Lauren Voss was excellent with 5 goals, 7 assists, 4 steals, 1 block and 2 drawn exclusions in 5 games for Santa Clara. So was Harper Daniels with 4 goals, 4 assists, 2 steals and 4 drawn exclusions. Halley Seed was consistent with 4 goals, 1 assist and 2 steals
- Sydney Arnold had 2 goals, 2 assists, 3 steals and 2 drawn exclusions in 4 games for Siena. Anna Mossakowsi had 10 saves, 1 assist and 3 steals across 5 quarters in goal. Goalie stats were not available for 2 games
- Novalee Roberto had 3 goals, 1 assist and 1 drawn exclusion in 4 games for St. Francis (PA). Grace Raquel had 7 saves and 2 assists while playing one game in goal
- Emily McKenzie was consistent with 5 goals, 1 assist and 2 steals in 3 games for Villanova
- Kaylee Hatfield had 1 drawn exclusion in 4 games for DII Gannon
- Sydney Kane was magnificent in goal for DII McKendree with 58 saves, 1 assist and 3 steals in 6 games
- Hanna Good had 4 goals, 1 steal, 1 block and 1 drawn exclusion in 2 games for DII Mercyhurst. Krista Domaracki contributed 3 steals and 1 drawn exclusion while Hannah Engquist chipped in with 1 assist, 1 drawn exclusion and 1 sprint won
- Sierra Maze had 1 assist and 1 drawn exclusion in 3 games for DII Salem. Morgan Riordan had 1 steal
- Annie Lewis had 3 goals, 3 assist, 2 steals and 1 drawn exclusion in 4 games for DIII #4 Chapman. Demi Ovalle contributed 3 goals, 2 steals and 1 drawn exclusion
- Carli Udovich had 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 drawn exclusion and 3 sprints won in 4 games for DIII #8 Augustana. Maggie Caliendo had 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block
- Ella Dunning had 2 goals, 1 assist and 1 steal in 4 games for DIII #10 Occidental
- the following players contributed for DIII Carthage: Alyssa Sayatovic - 1 goal; Sydney Logan - 2 goals; Morrigan Bushroe-Stumpf - 6 goals; Katlynn LaGrone - 1 goal; Yamila Ariezaga - 1 goal; Sarah Lowery - 2 goals; Abigail elliott - 1 goal; Piper Dooley - 1 goal; Ella Selman - 13 saves; Faith Harris - 6 saves. Goalie stats were not available for 3 games
- Alliey Cunningham was wonderful in goal for DIII Washington & Jefferson with 29 saves in 2 games
- Kailey Cordova had 5 goals, 1 assist and 1 steal in 2 games for DIII Wittenberg

 

2023 NCAA Women's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 7 (2/20/2023 - 2/26/2023)

Summary:

- Claire Haas had 1 goal and 1 drawn exclusion in 4 games for #2 USC
- Alexa Knutson played 3 quarters in goal for #7 Arizona State against #2 USC and had 5 saves
- Nicole Bacoyanis had 1 drawn exclusion and 1 sprint won as #23 Cal State Northridge went 2-0
- Anna Tarantino had 4 goals in 4 games for #23 Loyola Marymount
- Maddie Schultz had a big week for Azusa Pacific with 17 goals, 1 assist, 1 steal and 4 drawn exclusions
- Harper Daniels had 1 assist and 2 steals in 2 games for Santa Clara. Lauren Voss had 1 assist

- Halley Seed chipped in with 1 steal and 1 drawn exclusion
- Erin Breakey had 1 goal in 3 games for St. Francis (Brooklyn)

- Mary-Kate McKendry played 2 games in goal and was impressive with 13 saves and 4 steaks
- Emily McKenzie was excellent with 6 goals in 3 games for Villanova
- Kaylee Hatfield had 1 assist in 2 games for DII Gannon
- Sierra Maze was consistent with 3 goals and 3 assists in 3 games for DII Salem

- Morgan Riordan with 3 goals and 3 assists as well for Salem
- Demi Ovalle had 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 steals and 2 drawn exclusions in 5 games for DIII #5 Chapman

- Annie Lewis contributed 1 steal as well for Chapman
- Ella Dunning had 1 assist in 4 games for DIII #10 Occidental
- Mekkiye Ergun had 1 goal in 3 games for DIII Washington & Jefferson

- Alliey Cunningham had 8 saves in 1 game as goalie. Stats not available for two other games

- The following players contributed in DIII Carthage's 16-4 loss to DII McKendree: Sydney Logan - 1 goal; Katlynn LaGrone - 2 steals; Yamila Ariezaga - 1 goal; Morrigan Brushoe-Stumpf - 1 goal; Ella Selman - 11 saves in 2 quarters; Faith Harris - 5 saves in 2 quarters

 

2023 NCAA Women's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 6 (2/13/2023 - 2/19/2023)

Summary:

- Jill Schultz had a tremendous all round showing with 10 goals, 1 steal, 1 block and 7 drawn exclusions as #10 Fresno State went 3-0 for the week
- Emma Stec had 1 steal in 4 games for #13 Wagner
- Anna Tarantino had 1 drawn exclusion as #23 Loyola Marymount lost to #6 UC Irvine 11-8
- Nicole Bacoyanis had 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 steals and 1 drawn exclusion in 5 games for #25 Cal State Northridge
- Maddie Schultz put on a wonderful all round show with 9 goals, 2 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks, 2 drawn exclusions and 1 sprint won in 3 games for Azusa Pacific
- Gabrielle Brozovic played 2 games in goal for Iona and came up with 10 saves and 1 assist
- Lauren Voss was very consistent with 7 goals, 4 assists, 1 steal and 2 drawn exclusions in 5 games for Santa Clara. So was Harper Daniels with 4 goals, 5 assists, 2 steals and 1 drawn exclusion. Halley Seed chipped in with 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 drawn exclusion
- Mary-Kate McKendry was excellent in goal for St. Francis (Brooklyn) with 27 saves, 1 assist and 7 steals in 3 games. Erin Breakey had 1 drawn exclusion
- Grace Raquel was solid in goal for St. Francis (PA) with 31 saves, 1 assist and 1 steal in 4 games. Novalee Roberto had 1 goal. and 1 assist while Emma Allamian contributed 1 goal
- Julia Ward was very consistent for VMI with 4 goals, 6 assists and 4 steals in 4 games
- Kaylee Hatfield had 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 steal and 3 drawn exclusions in 4 games for DII Gannon
- Sydney Kane was brilliant in goal for DII McKendree with 29 saves, 3 assists and 7 steals in 3 games. She also combined with another goalie for 15 saves in the 4th game
- Hanna Good was good with 7 goals in 5 games for DII Mercyhurst. Hannah Engquist had 2 goals and 2 assists. Krista Domaracki won 2 sprints. Complete stats were not available for several games
- Morgan Riordan had 2 goals in 4 games for DII Salem. Sierra Maze had 1 goal and 1 assist
- Demi Ovalle had 1 steal and 3 drawn exclusions in 2 games for DIII #5 Chapman
- Maggie Caliendo had 3 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks and 2 drawn exclusions as DIII #9 Augustana went 4-0. Carli Udovich had 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 steals and 1 drawn exclusion. Jersey Merrick had 2 goals, 2 assists and 2 steals. Lanie DaSilva played one game in goal and came up with 8 saves and 2 steals
- the following players contributed in 4 games for DIII Carthage: Alyssa Sayatovic: 2 goals, 2 assists, 1 block; Katlynn LaGrone: 4 goals; Yamila Ariezaga: 6 goals, 2 steals; Morrigan Stumpf-Brushoe: 6 goals; Grace Steinberg: 3 goals; Sarah Lowery: 1 goal; Ella Selman had 14 saves, 3 assists and 1 steal in one game. Selman and Faith Harris split time in goal across the 4 games, but goalie stats were not available for 3 games
- Eleanor Michaud was excellent with 6 goals, 1 assist and 3 steals in 4 games for DIII Macalester. So was Sydney Hollingsworth with 6 goals, 1 assist and 1 steal. Laurel O'Hare played 2 quarters per game in goal and came up with 22 saves. Elizabeth Matlin had 1 block. Complete stats were not available for all the games
- Kailey Cordova had 4 goals and 1 drawn exclusion in 4 games for DIII Wittenberg. Stats were not available for 2 of the games

 

2023 NCAA Women's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 5 (2/6/2023 - 2/12/2023)

Summary:

- Anna Tarantino scored 1 goal in #22 Loyola Marymount's 17-13 loss to #8 Long Beach State
- Nicole Bacoyanis had 1 assist as #25 Cal State Northridge went 2-0 for the week
- Harper Daniels had 1 goal, 1 assist and 1 steal as Santa Clara beat Fresno Pacific 14-5.

- Lauren Voss had 1 goal and 1 assist, while Halley Seed chipped in with 1 assist as well for Santa Clara
- Mary-Kate McKendry was excellent in goal with 18 saves in 2 games for St. Francis (Brooklyn)

- Erin Breakey had 1 goal, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 drawn KO in the Terriers' 16-4 win over DII Mercyhurst
- Emily McKenzie had a wonderful week with 7 goals and 2 steals in 3 games for Villanova
- Sydney Kane had 6 saves, 1 assist and 1 steal in goal as DII McKendree beat DIII #8 Augustana 19-6
- Hanna Good had 3 goals and 2 drawn exclusions in 3 games for DII Mercyhurst

- Krista Domaracki contributed 1 assist and 1 sprint won, while Hannah Engquist had 1 assist
- Sierra Maze and Morgan Riordan each had 1 goal in 3 games for DII Salem
- Carli Udovich had 1 steal in DIII #8 Augustana's 19-6 loss to DII Mercyhurst

 

2023 NCAA Women's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 4 (1/30/2023 - 2/5/2023)

Summary:

- Jill Schultz had an excellent week with 6 goals, 1 steal and 6 drawn exclusions for #8 Fresno State
- Olivia Traxler had 1 steal in 4 games for #10 Arizona State

- Alexa Knutson made 3 saves for #10 Arizona State
- Emma Stec had 2 goals in 4 games for #14 Wagner
- Kate Fischer had 2 goals in 4 games for #19 Long Island. Xonhane Medina contributed 1 goal
- Anna Tarantino had 2 goals in 4 games for #22 Loyola Marymount
- Nicole Bacoyanis had 2 goals, 1 steal and 1 drawn exclusion in 4 games for #24 Cal State Northridge
- Maddie Schultz recorded 8 goals and 1 drawn exclusion as Azusa Pacific beat Cal State MB 17-6
- Harper Daniels totaled 5 goals, 2 assists 3 steals and 1 drawn exclusion in 4 games for Santa Clara

- Lauren Voss was equally good with 3 goals, 4 assists, 1 steal and 1 drawn exclusion

- Halley Seed chipped in with 1 goal and 1 assist
- Sydney Arnold had 2 goals, 1 assist and 2 steals in 4 games for Siena

- Anna Mossakowski had 1 goal, 6 saves and 4 steals in 2 games in goal
- Novalee Roberto had 1 goal in 4 games for St. Francis (PA)

- Grace Raquel played part of 1 game in goal and had 5 steals
- Emily McKenzie totaled 5 goals, 1 steal and 4 drawn KOs as Villanova beat DII Mercyhurst 18-8
- Julia Ward had 1 steal and 1 sprint won as VMI lost to DII Salem 16-12
- Kaylee Hatfield had 1 goal, 1 assist and 3 drawn exclusions in 4 games for DII Gannon
- Hanna Good registered 3 goals, 1 assist and 2 drawn exclusions in 2 games for DII Mercyhurst
- Morgan Riordan had 2 assists and Sierra Maze had 1 assist as DII Salem beat VMI 16-12
- Paulina Correa totaled 5 goals and 2 drawn exclusions in 4 games for DIII #1 Pomona-Pitzer

- Bella McGowan chipped in with 1 goal, 1 assist and 1 steal

- Lauren Valentin contributed 1 assist and 2 steals

 

2023 NCAA Women's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 3 (1/23/2023 - 1/29/2023)

Summary:
 

- Claire Haas had a good week with 4 goals and 2 steals as #2 USC went 4-0
- Jill Schultz recorded 2 goals, 2 steals, 1 block and 11 drawn exclusions in 3 games for #9 Fresno State
- Maddie Schultz totaled 7 goals, 1 assist, 5 steals and 2 sprints won in 4 games for Azusa Pacific
- Lauren Voss had 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 drawn exclusion in Santa Clara's 11-10 loss to Cal State MB

- Harper Daniels contributed 1 goal and 1 assist
- Emily McKenzie recorfed 6 goals, 1 assist, 2 steals and 2 drawn exclusions in 4 games for Villanova

- Joia McKinney was solid with 4 goals, 1 assist 1 steal and 2 drawn exclusions
- Sydney Kane was strong in goal with 23 saves in 2 games for DII McKendree

 

2023 NCAA Women's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 2 (1/16/2023 - 1/22/2023)

Summary:

- Jill Schultz had a strong showing with 4 goals, 3 steals and 13 KOs in 4 games for #8 Fresno State
- Emma Stec had 1 goal in 5 games for #15 Wagner
- Nicole Bacoyanis had 2 assists and 1 block as #22 Cal State Northridge went 2-0
- Lauren Valentin had 3 goals and 1 assist in 4 games for DIII #1 Pomona-Pitzer

- Bella McGowan chipped in with 2 goals and 1 steal as well for DIII #1 Pomona-Pitzer

 

2023 NCAA Women's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 1 (1/9/2023 - 1/15/2023)

Summary:

 

- Olivia Traxler had 1 goal as #10 Arizona State went 3-1

- Alexa Knutson was stellar in goal with 24 saves and 2 steals for #10 Arizona State
- Anna Tarantino had 2 goals in 3 games for #20 Loyola Marymount
- Maddie Schultz was an offensive force for Azusa Pacific with 7 goals in 3 games

 

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2022 NCAA Men's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 14 (11/28/2022 - 12/4/2022)

Summary:

- #6 Pacific with Noah Schor and Eli Sternweiler on the roster lost to #2 California 16-9 in the semi finals of the NCAA Championships. Earlier, the Tigers beat #5 UC Davis 11-7 in the quarter finals
- DIII #1 Cal Lutheran with Aidan Allamian and Jack Bradbury on the roster lost to DIII #2 Redlands 11-6 to finish 2nd in the NCAA DIII Championships. Earlier in the semi finals, Cal Lutheran beat DIII #8 MIT 17-7
- DIII #2 Redlands with Dan Bajda on the roster beat DIII #1 Cal Lutheran 11-6 to win the NCAA DIII Championships. Earlier in the semi finals, Redlands beat DIII #5 Johns Hopkins 18-6

Senior tribute:

The following seniors or graduate students from high schools in Illinois completed 4+ years of NCAA water polo competition. Congratulations to all of them for successfully balancing athletics and academics, and for representing Illinois water polo with distinction:

Zach Griffith (Hinsdale Central) - Austin College (DIII)
Cade Griffith (Hinsdale Central) - Austin College (DIII)
Dan Lynch (Fenwick) - Fordham (DI)
Bender Russo (Naperville Central) - George Washington (DI)
Justin Ginsberg (Stevenson) - Iona (DI) (graduate student)
Josh Carlson (Lincoln-Way West) - McKendree (DII) (graduate student)
Connor Pulido (Richards) - McKendree (DII)
Payton Comstock (Fenwick) - Navy (DI)
Noah Schor (Lincoln Way East) - The Pacific (DI)

 

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COMPLETE 2022 MENS' SEASON UPDATES

 

2022 NCAA Men's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 1 (8/29/22 - 9/4/22)

Summary:

- Dima Kobets had 1 assist and 1 steal in #15 Loyola Marymount's 20-13 win over DIII Occidental
- Cam Dougherty had 2 goals and 5 drawn exclusions as #16 Harvard went 3-1
- Dan Lynch had 1 goal and 2 assists in 4 games for #17 Fordham
- Jacob Whiting had 2 goals as #18 (DIII #1) Pomona-Pitzer went 3-1

- Patrick Hughes chipped in with 1 goal while Sam Szkowny contributed 1 assist and 1 steal for P-P
- Bender Russo had 1 goal, 1 assist and 1 block as George Washington went 3-1
- Justin Ginsberg had 2 goals in 4 games for Iona. Ed Howaniec contributed 3 assists and 1 block
- Zach Fischer had 4 goals in 3 games for Mount St. Mary's
- Payton Comstock had 1 goal in 4 games for Navy
- Cale Koester had a great debut game with 4 goals as DII McKendree beat DIII Augustana 12-7
- Jack Bradbury had 4 steals in 4 games for DIII #4 Cal Lutheran
- Dan Bajda was consistent with 3 goals in 4 games for DIII #7 Redlands
- Cade Griffith was outstanding with 8 goals in 5 games for DIII #10 Austin College

- Alan Rosenberg was excellent with 19 saves, 1 assist and 2 steals in goal for Austin College in 2 games

- Angelos Koutsogeorgas scored once in Long Island's first-ever contest, a 12-10 loss to Wash & Jeff.

- Koutsogeorgas also scored once in a pair of losses to Brown and MIT.
- Stevan Basic had 1 goal in his collegiate debut as DIII Augustana lost to DII McKendree 12-7
- Nate Fisher had 1 goal and 1 steal as DIII Occidental lost to #15 Loyola Marymount 20-13

- Aiden Cawley contributed 1 goals as well in the Occidental loss

 

2022 NCAA Men's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 2 (9/5/22 - 9/11/22)

 

Summary:

 

- Dima Kobets had 3 goals as #15 Loyola Marymount went 3-0
- Dan Lynch had 1 goal in 3 games for #17 Fordham
- Payton Comstock had 1 goal and 2 steals in 3 games for #20 Navy
- Nikita Kravstov had 1 assist in 5 games for Fresno Pacific
- Bender Russo had 1 assist as George Washington went 3-0
- Justin Ginsberg was excellent with 4 goals, 4 assists and 2 steals in 4 games for Iona.

- Ed Howaniec chipped in with 2 goals and 2 assists for Iona
- Jacob Whiting was consistent with 4 goals and 2 assists in 4 games for DIII #1 Pomona Pitzer
- Jack Bradbury contributed 2 goals in 4 games for DIII #3 Cal Lutheran.

- Aidan Allamian had 2 assists as well for #3 Cal Lutheran
- Dan Bajda had 1 assist and 1 steal in 3 games for DIII #8 Redlands
- Kenan Kalabic had 1 goal and 1 assist in 4 games for DIII #9 Chapman
- Nate Fisher totaled 4 goals, 4 assists and 5 steals in 4 games for Occidental

- Aiden Cawley also played an important role with 2 goals, 2 assists, 5 steals and 3 drawn exclusions
- Stevan Basic had 4 goals in 4 games for DIII Augustana

- Jake Fisher had 1 goal and 2 assists for Augustana

 

2022 NCAA Men's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 3 (9/12/22 - 9/18/22)
 

Summary:
 

- Cam Daugherty had 1 assist in 4 games for #14 Harvard
- Dima Kobets had 2 goals in 4 games for #15 Loyola Marymount
- Dan Lynch had 1 goal in 4 games for #17 Fordham

- Jimmy Cronin earned MAWPC Defensive Player of the Week for McKendree with 50 saves/5 steals
- Justin Ginsberg was excellent with 3 goals, 3 assists and 4 steals in 5 games for Iona

- Ed Howaniec with 3 goals, 1 assist and 2 drawn exclusions. Jack Folan chipped in with 1 steal
- Jaden McNeal-Villafana had 2 goals in 4 games for Mount St. Mary's
- Cale Koester had an excellent offensive week with 7 goals in 4 games for DII McKendree
- Dan Bajda totaled with 2 goals, 1 assist and 4 drawn KOs in 4 games for DIII #8 Redlands
- Nate Fisher was consistent with 3 goals, 2 assists and 1 steal in 4 games for DIII #10 Occidental

- Aiden Cawley chipped in with 1 goal and 1 assist
- Cade Griffith had a monster week with 19 goals in 4 games for DIII Austin College

- Alan Rosenberg was tremendous in goal with 31 saves in 3 games
- Stevan Basic had 2 goals against Washington & Jefferson as DIII Augustana went 4-0
- Lazar Marsenic had 2 goals in DIII Washington & Jefferson's 16-9 win over Connecticut College

 

2022 NCAA Men's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 4 (9/19/2022 - 9/25/2022)

Summary:

- Bender Russo had 2 goals and 1 steal in 4 games for #20 George Washington
- Angelos Koutsogeorgas exploded for 7 goals in 4 games for Long Island against Biola & Ottawa.
- Jaden McNeal-Villafana had 1 goal and 4 assists in 4 games for Mount St. Mary'

- Zach Fischer contributed 1 goal as well for Mount St. Mary's
- Josh Carlson had 2 goals, 1 assist, 1 steal and 2 sprints won in 4 games for DII McKendree

- Cale Koester had 1 goal and 1 drawn exclusion

- Connor Pulido chipped in with 1 assist and 1 steal

- Jimmy Cronin was solid in goal with 28 saves, 1 assist and 1 steal in 4 games
- Jacob Whiting had 1 goal, 1 assist and 1 steal in 4 games for DIII #1 Pomona-Pitzer

- Jacob Shimon played parts of all 4 games in goal and had 2 saves for DIII #1 Pomona-Pitzer
- Tyler Leslie had a big week with 6 goals, 1 steal and 2 KO's in 4 games for DIII #10 Augustana

- Stevan Basic was equally impressive with 6 goals, 1 assist and 1 steal for Augustana

- Jake Fisher played an integral role with 7 assists and 2 steals for Augustana
- Nate Fisher had a big game game with 3 goals and 2 assists in Occidental's 16-12 win over Mt SAC

- Aiden Cawley made a contribution with 1 goals, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 drawn KO for Occidental

 

2022 NCAA Men's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 5 (9/26/2022 - 10/2/2022)

Summary:

- Dima Kobets had 1 goal in 2 games for #10 Loyola Marymount
- Cam Dougherty had 2 goals in 3 games for #11 Harvard
- Justin Ginsberg had an excellent performance with 3 goals, 6 assists, 7 steals and 1 drawn KO for Iona

- Ed Howaniec chipped in with 1 goal, 4 steals and1 drawn exclusion

- Jack Folan had 1 goal, 1 assist and 1 drawn exclusion
- Angelos Koutsogeorgas was superb for Long island with 10 goals and 2 assists in 5 games
- Zach Fischer was good for Mount St. Mary's with 5 goals, 2 steals and 1 drawn exclusion in 5 games

- Jaden McNeal-Villafana had 1 steal
- Josh Carlson had a monster week for DII McKendree with 10 goals, 2 assists, 3 steals and 4 sprints W's

- Cale Koester was consistent with 4 goals, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 drawn exclusion.

- Jimmy Cronin was magnificent in goal with 36 saves and 6 steals
- Jacob Whiting had 1 steal in 5 games for DIII #1 Pomona-Pitzer
- Aidan Allamian totaled 2 goals, 1 assist, 1 steal and 2 drawn exclusions for DIII #3 Cal Lutheran

- Jack Bradbury with 2 goals, 1 assist and 1 drawn exclusion
- Dan Bajda had 1 steal in 3 games for DIII #8 Redlands
- Nate Fisher was excellent for DIII #10 Occidental with 6 goals, 2 assists, 2 steals and 3 drawn KO's

- Aiden Cawley was very good with 4 goals, 1 assist. 2 steals and 1 drawn exclusion
- Will Aikens had 1 drawn exclusion in 4 games for DIII Penn State Behrend

 

2022 NCAA Men's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 6 (10/3/2022 - 10/9/2022)

Summary:

- Cam Dougherty had an excellent week with 6 goals as #13 Harvard went 3-0
- Justin Ginsberg had 1 goal and 1 drawn exclusion in Iona's 10-7 loss to #11 Princeton
- Zach Fischer had 2 goals in 3 games for Mount St. Mary's
- Cale Koester had 3 goals in 3 games for DII McKendree

- Connor Pulido had 2 goals as well for McKendree

- Josh Carlson chipped in with 1 goal, 1 assist and 2 steals

- Jimmy Cronin was stellar in goal with 24 saves and 1 steal in 2 games
- Patrick Hughes had a good week with 4 goals and 5 assists in 3 games for DIII #1 Pomona-Pitzer

- Jacob Whiting contributed 2 assists and 2 steals for Pomona-Pitzer

- Sam Szkowny had 1 steal and 1 drawn exclusion for Pomona-Pitzer

- Jacob Shimon played parts of 2 games in goal and had 4 saves for Pomona-Pitzer
- Aidan Allamian had 2 goals and 1 drawn exclusion in 4 games for DIII #2 Cal Lutheran

- Jack Bradbury had 1 assist as well for #2 Cal Lutheran
- Nate Fisher had 1 goal, 2 assists and 3 steals as DIII #9 Occidental went 2-0

- Aiden Cawley contributed 2 goals and 1 assist to the cause for #9 Occidental
- Cade Griffith had a big week with 15 goals, 2 steals and 1 drawn exclusion for DIII Austin College

- Alan Rosenberg was tremendous in goal for Austin College with 36 saves, 2 assists and 5 steals

 

2022 NCAA Men's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 7 (10/10/2022 - 10/16/2022)

Summary:

- Dima Kobets had 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 sprint won in #11 Loyola Marymount's 19-6 win over Air Force
- Cam Dougherty had an excellent week with 6 goals and 1 assist as #14 Harvard went 3-1
- Angelos Koutsogeorgas had a big week with 5 goals, 1 steal and 1 drawn exclusion in 2 games for LI
- Sam Szkowny had 2 steals in 5 games for DIII #1 Pomona-Pitzer. Jacob Whiting had 1 steal
- Aidan Allamian totaled 1 goal, 5 assists and 1 steal in 2 games for DIII #2 Cal Lutheran

- Jack Bradbury also added 2 goals and 1 drawn exclusion for Cal Lutheran
- Nate Fisher had 1 goal in DIII #2 Occidental's 13-12 win over DIII #6 Chapman

- Aiden Cawley chipped in with 2 assists as well for Occidental

 

2022 NCAA Men's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 8 (10/17/2022 - 10/23/2022)

Summary:

- Cam Dougherty had 3 goals in 4 games for #14 Harvard
- Bender Russo had 1 assist and 2 steals in 4 games for #19 George Washington
- Justin Ginsberg had a week with 3 goals, 5 assists, 1 steal and 3 drawn exclusions in 2 games for Iona

- Ed Howaniec chipped in with 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 drawn exclusion
- Angelos Koutsogeorgas had another monster offensive week with 7 goals in 2 games for Long Island
- Payton Comstock had 1 goal in 2 games for Navy
- Josh Carlson had a big week with 9 goals,1 assist and 3 sprints won in 3 games for DII McKendree

- Cale Koester was also impressive with 5 goals. Jimmy Cronin was a rock in goal with 32 saves
- Patrick Hughes had 1 drawn exclusion in DIII #1 Pomona-Pitzer's 14-6 win over DIII #2 Occidental
- Nate Fisher was consistent with 3 goals, 3 assists and 1 steal in 2 games for DIII #2 Occidental

- Aiden Cawley contributed 1 assist and 1 drawn exclusions
- Aidan Allamian and Jack Bradbury had a steal each as DIII #6 Cal Lutheran went 2-0
- Stevan Basic had an excellent week with 6 goals, 1 steal and 2 drawn exclusions for DIII Augustana

- Tyler Leslie was consistent with 2 goals, 2 assists and 1 steal for DIII Augustana

- Jeremy Sherpa had 2 goals and 1 assist for Augustana (3rd in the CWPA DIII Eastern Division)
- Cade Griffith was a major contributor with 7 goals in 3 games for DIII Austin College
- Will Aikens had 1 goal in 3 games for DIII Penn State Behrend

 

2022 NCAA Men's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 9 (10/24/2022 - 10/30/2022)

Summary:

- Bender Russo had 1 goal as #19 George Washington went 3-0
- Justin Ginsberg had 1 goal, 1 assist and 2 steals in 2 games for Iona
- Angelos Koutsogeorgas had 1 goal in Long island's 9-8 loss to DIII Connecticut College
- Zach Fischer had 1 goal and 1 drawn exclusion in 3 games for Mount St. Mary's
- Payton Comstock had 2 goals in 2 games for Navy
- Jacob Whiting had 1 goal as DIII #1 Pomona-Pitzer went 2-0
- Nate Fisher had a big week with 5 goals, 5 assists and 4 steals in 3 games for DIII #4 Occidental

- Aiden Cawley chipped in with 1 goal as well for for DIII #4 Occidental

 

2022 NCAA Men's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 10 (10/31/2022 - 11/6/2022)

Summary:

- Justin Ginsberg had an excellent week with 6 goals, 3 assists and 3 steals in 5 games for Iona

- Ed Howaniec contributed 3 goals and 1 drawn exclusion, while Jack Folan chipped in with 2 assists.
- Payton Comstock had 1 goal in 3 games for Navy
- Josh Carlson had a fantastic week with 8 goals, 3 assists and 1 sprint won as DII McKendree went 3-0

- Cale Koester was equally as impressive with 9 goals and 1 drawn exclusion

- Connor Pulido chipped in with 3 goals

- Jimmy Cronin was impressive in goal with 27 saves and 1 steal
- Nate Fisher had a big game with 3 goals as DIII #2 Occidental beat DIII #8 Whittier 14-11

- Aiden Cawley scored 1 goal as well for DIII #2 Occidental
- Aidan Allamian had 1 assist as DIII #4 Cal Lutheran went 2-0 for the week
- Cade Griffith had a big week with 9 goals, 4 steals and 1 drawn KO in 2 games for DIII Austin College

- Alan Rosenberg was very good in goal with 15 saves and 1 steal  for DIII Austin College

- Jacob Whiting totaled 1 goal, 1 assist and 1 steal in DIII #1 Pomona-Pitzer's 20-9 win over Austin

- Patrick Hughes had 1 goal while Jacob Shimon was solid in goal with 9 saves for Pomona-Pitzer

 

2022 NCAA Men's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 11 (11/07/2022 - 11/13/2022)

Summary:
 

- Josh Carlson had a solid game with 2 goals and 5 assists as DII McKendree lost to Augustana 17-16

- Cale Koester also contributed with 1 goal, 2 steals and 2 drawn exclusions for McKendree

- Connor Pulido had 1 drawn exclusion for McKendree

- Jimmy Cronin was solid in goal with 8 saves, 3 assists and 2 steals for McKendree
- Jacob Whiting had 3 assists and 1 steal in 2 games for DIII #1 Pomona-Pitzer

- Sam Szkowny chipped in with 1 steal for Pomona-Pitzer

- Jacob Shimon played one game in goal and had 7 saves and 2 steals for Pomona-Pitzer
- Nate Fisher totaled 2 goals, 1 assist, 2 steals and 1 drawn exclusion in 2 games for DIII #3 Occidental

- Aiden Cawley contributed 1 assist and 1 drawn exclusion
- Stevan Basic totaled with 2 goals, 1 assist and 1 block in DIII Augustana's 17-16 win over McKendree

- Tyler Leslie also totaled 1 goal, 2 assists, 1 drawn exclusion and 2 blocks for Augustana

- Jake Fisher contributed 1 goal and 1 drawn exclusion for Augustana

 

2022 NCAA Men's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 12 (11/14/2022 - 11/20/2022)

Summary:

- #7 Pacific with Noah Schor and Eli Sternweiler on the roster went 2-0 to win the GCC Championships and qualify for the NCAA tournament
- Dima Kobets had 2 goals and 1 steal as #12 Loyola Marymount went 2-1 and finished 3rd in the WWPA Championships
- #15 Harvard with Cam Dougherty on the roster went 2-1 and finished 3rd in the NEWPC Championships
- #19 Fordham with Dan Lynch on the roster went 3-0 to win the MAWPC Championships and qualify for the NCAA tournament
- #19 George Washington with Bender Russo on the roster went 2-1 to finish 3rd in the MAWPC Championships
- Fresno Pacific with Nikita Kravstov on the roster went 1-2 in the WWPA Championships
- Justin Ginsberg had a fantastic tournament with 8 goals, 4 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks and 3 drawn exclusions as Iona went 2-1 in the NEWPC Championships. Ed Howaniec had 1 assist, 4 steals and 2 drawn exclusions, while Jack Folan chipped in with 1 goal, 2 assists and 2 steals
- Zach Fischer had 2 goals as Mount St. Mary's went 2-1 to finish 9th in the MAWPC Championships. Jaden McNeal-Villafana was also on the roster
- Navy with Payton Comstock on the roster went 3-1 to finish 5th in the MAWPC Championships
- Josh Carlson had a fantastic tournament with 9 goals, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 drawn exclusion and 2 sprints won as DII McKendree went 2-2 and finished 7th in the MAWPC Championships. Cale Koester contributed 2 goals, while Connor Pulido had 3. Goalie Jimmy Cronin was phenomenal with 41 saves, 1 assist and 2 steals
- DIII #1 Pomona Pitzer with Jacob Whiting, Patrick Hughes, Sam Szkowny and Jacob Shimon on the roster lost to DIII #6 Redlands 9-8 in the semis of the SCIAC Championships
- DIII #3 Cal Lutheran with Aidan Allamian and Jack Bradbury on the roster went 3-0 to win the SCIAC Championships and qualify for the NCAA DIII tournament
- Nate Fisher had an excellent game with 2 goals, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 drawn exclusion as DIII #4 Occidental lost to DIII #3 Cal Lutheran 16-15 in sudden death overtime in the SCIAC Championships semis. Aiden Cawley also played for Occidental
- DIII #5 Chapman with Kenan Kalabic on the roster lost to DIII #3 Cal Lutheran 17-14 in the SCIAC Championships quarter finals
- DIII #6 Redlands with Dan Bajda on the roster went 2-1 to finish 2nd in the SCIAC Championships and qualify for the NCAA DIII tournament
- DIII Augustana went 2-1 in the MPSF Championships to finish 1st in the MPSF East. Jake Fisher was excellent with 3 goals, 3 assists, 4 steals, 1 block and 1 drawn exclusion. Stevan Basic was consistent with 3 goals, 1 steal and 2 drawn exclusions. Tyler Leslie had 2 goals, 4 steals and 1 drawn exclusion
- DIII Austin College went 1-2 in the MPSF Championships to finish 2nd in the MPSF East. Cade Griffith had an excellent tournament with 4 goals, 4 steals and 5 drawn exclusions. Alan Rosenberg was good in goal with 13 saves and 6 steals
- DIII Penn State Behrend with Will Aikens and Hunter Maheu on the roster went 0-3 in the MPSF Championships and finish 4th in the MPSF East
- DIII Washington & Jefferson with Lazar Marsenic on the roster went 1-2 in the MPSF Championships and finish 3rd in the MPSF East

 

2022 NCAA Men's Water Polo - IL players update - Week 14 (11/28/2022 - 12/4/2022)

Summary:

- #6 Pacific with Noah Schor and Eli Sternweiler on the roster lost to #2 California 16-9 in the semi finals of the NCAA Championships. Earlier, the Tigers beat #5 UC Davis 11-7 in the quarter finals
- DIII #1 Cal Lutheran with Aidan Allamian and Jack Bradbury on the roster lost to DIII #2 Redlands 11-6 to finish 2nd in the NCAA DIII Championships. Earlier in the semi finals, Cal Lutheran beat DIII #8 MIT 17-7
- DIII #2 Redlands with Dan Bajda on the roster beat DIII #1 Cal Lutheran 11-6 to win the NCAA DIII Championships. Earlier in the semi finals, Redlands beat DIII #5 Johns Hopkins 18-6

Senior tribute:

The following seniors or graduate students from high schools in Illinois completed 4+ years of NCAA water polo competition. Congratulations to all of them for successfully balancing athletics and academics, and for representing Illinois water polo with distinction:

Zach Griffith (Hinsdale Central) - Austin College (DIII)
Cade Griffith (Hinsdale Central) - Austin College (DIII)
Dan Lynch (Fenwick) - Fordham (DI)
Bender Russo (Naperville Central) - George Washington (DI)
Justin Ginsberg (Stevenson) - Iona (DI) (graduate student)
Josh Carlson (Lincoln-Way West) - McKendree (DII) (graduate student)
Connor Pulido (Richards) - McKendree (DII)
Payton Comstock (Fenwick) - Navy (DI)
Noah Schor (Lincoln Way East) - The Pacific (DI)

 


 

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