Articles by Wendy Mayer

Balancing Water Polo: A Look at the 2018-19 Dual Sport Athletes

While many student-athletes compete in multiple sports as prepsters, it is a select few that can uphold the demands of academics and more than one sport on the collegiate level. Here’s a look at the 31 water polo athletes doing just that in 2019.


23 of 25 CWPA Ranked Teams Set for Week 12 Play

Twelve Top 25 affairs highlight the Week 12 slate. Saturday’s contest between #1 Stanford and #4 Cal highlights the lineup.

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UC San Diego, San Diego State, Bucknell Earn Highest Rankings of 2019

Three upsets provided shifts in the Week 12 CWPA Top 25, with two small moves among the Top 10 and large jumps following from #14 to #18.

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3 Upsets, 3 OT Games Lead Week 11 Water Polo Results

#8 UC Irvine, #20 San Diego State and #23 Bucknell scored upsets on women’s water polo Week 11, likely setting the table for a shake up in this week’s CWPA rankings.

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Legendary Water Polo Coach Ted Newland Passes Away at 91

The first NCAA water polo coach to accumulate 700 wins and the man who led the UC Irvine men to three national titles and six NCAA runnerup finishes, Edward “Ted” Newland, passed away at the age of 91 on Thursday.

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Paige Furano’s School Record 7 Scores Lead Week 10 Standout Efforts

37 players netted four goals or more to headline the Week 10 standout performances. Bucknell’s Paige Furano led the way with a school record seven scores vs. Harvard on Sunday.

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4 Top 10 Affairs, 2 Top 5 Matchups Set for Water Polo Week 11

17 Top 25 matchups highlight Week 11 play, while tournaments are scheduled from Lebanon, Illinois, to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Brooklyn Heights, New York.

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Upset Puts Stanford in CWPA #1 Spot, Bumping USC After 350 Days

USC’s nearly one year stranglehold on the top spot of the CWPA Top 25 poll has ended. Stanford takes over the #1 position after knocking off the then top-ranked Trojans 9-8 in overtime on Saturday.

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Six Upsets, Including 2 Top 5 Affairs, Lead Week 10 Results

Six upsets, including two overtime affairs, highlighted Week 10 water polo action.

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Saturday Matchup Between #1 USC, #2 Stanford Highlights Week 10 Play

18 Top 25 matchups, including four Top 10 affairs, highlight the collegiate water polo Week 10 schedule. Saturday brings the marquee matchup of the week, pitting #1 USC vs. #2 Stanford.

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PSUB’s Wood Sets Record; Pacific’s Christmas Nets 8 Goals on Week 9

Penn State Behrend’s Lauren Wood set the school season record for goals with two against Connecticut College on Friday, upping her tally to 55 for the year. Kyra Christmas was the leading individual goal scorer of the week, putting in eight goals on 12 shots as #6 Pacific topped #13 Fresno State 16-8.

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San Diego State, Harvard Vault Up CWPA Rankings with Week 9 Upsets

The Top 11 remained in tact in the Week 10 poll, with #1 USC and #2 Stanford holding down the top spots for the 11th straight week. Meanwhile, San Diego State and Harvard were the biggest movers of the week after scoring Week 9 upsets.

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RV San Diego State Scores 2 Upsets to Lead Water Polo Week 9 Results

After dropping out of the Top 25 into the ranks of the vote getters, San Diego State pulled off a pair of upsets amidst a 2-1 effort on water polo Week 9.

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5 Top 10 Teams Set for Saturday Games to Lead Week 9 Water Polo Play

Eleven Top 25 meetings highlight Week 9 women’s water polo action, with two Top 10 matchups to follow next Monday and Tuesday.

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24 Players Turn in 4-Plus Goal Efforts on Water Polo Week 8

#15 Long Beach State’s Sarah Barker recorded five goals in a 13-7 win over #16 Wagner on Sunday and added four more in a 15-6 victory over RV Bucknell on Thursday. Barker was one of 24 players with at least one four-goal effort on Week 8.

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