Brown Hires de la Pena as New Assistant Coach

Brown University has hired Alex de la Pena, the former head coach at Division III Monmouth College, has been named as the new assistant coach for the men’s and women’s programs at Brown.

Pena spent two years at Monmouth, where he had one conference champion and his teams broke 19 school records. In 2013, they finished 3rd at the Midwest Conference Championships. He was previously an assistant at Oberlin College, another Division III school, and St. Lawrence University, from where he earned his Masters in 2009.

Perhaps de la Pena’s biggest distinction from his time at Monmouth was lobbying for the addition of men’s and women’s varsity water polo teams, which will begin competition in the 2013-2014 season without him.

Brown is riding somewhat of a wave of momentum on the women’s side going into its 2013-2014 season. Despite both teams only finishing 7th in the Ivy League (2nd-to-last), it felt like a stronger 7th place team than they’d had the previous two seasons. That includes senior-to-be Tommy Glenn, who won his second-straight Ivy League title in the 100 fly.

The team’s men’s and women’s schedules are below.

Men

Date Opponent Time Score
Oct 18, 2013 Intrasquad Meet 3:30 PM
Oct 19, 2013 Rhode Island 11:00 AM
scrimmage
Oct 19, 2013 Boston University 11:00 AM
scrimmage
Nov 9, 2013 UMass Amherst 12:00 PM
Nov 16, 2013 Maine 12:00 PM
Dec 6, 2013 at Princeton Invite All Day
Princeton University – Princeton, NJ
Dec 7, 2013 at Princeton Invite All Day
Princeton University – Princeton, NJ
Dec 8, 2013 at Princeton Invite All Day
Princeton University – Princeton, NJ
Jan 4, 2014 Providence College 12:00 PM
Jan 11, 2014 at Harvard  * 4:00 PM
Jan 18, 2014 at Penn  * 12:00 PM
Jan 24, 2014 Bryant 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2014 Columbia  * 4:00 PM
Feb 1, 2014 at Cornell  * 12:00 PM
Feb 8, 2014 Yale  * 4:00 PM
Feb 27, 2014 at Ivy League Championships All Day
Princeton University – Princeton, NJ
Feb 28, 2014 at Ivy League Championships All Day
Princeton University – Princeton, NJ
Mar 1, 2014 at Ivy League Championships All Day
Princeton University – Princeton, NJ
Mar 7, 2014 at NCAA Zone Diving All Day
Virginia Tech – Christiansburg, VA
Mar 8, 2014 at NCAA Zone Diving All Day
Virginia Tech – Christiansburg, VA
Mar 9, 2014 at NCAA Zone Diving All Day
Virginia Tech – Christiansburg, VA
Mar 27, 2014 at NCAA Championships All Day
University of Texas – Austin, TX
Mar 28, 2014 at NCAA Championships All Day
University of Texas – Austin, TX
Mar 29, 2014 at NCAA Championships All Day
University of Texas – Austin, TX

Women

Date Opponent Time Score
Oct 18, 2013 Intrasquad Meet 3:30 PM
Oct 19, 2013 Rhode Island 11:00 AM
scrimmage
Oct 19, 2013 Boston University 11:00 AM
scrimmage
Nov 9, 2013 UMass Amherst 12:00 PM
Nov 9, 2013 Northeastern 12:00 PM
Nov 16, 2013 Maine 12:00 PM
Dec 6, 2013 at Princeton Invite All Day
Princeton University – Princeton, NJ
Dec 7, 2013 at Princeton Invite All Day
Princeton University – Princeton, NJ
Dec 8, 2013 at Princeton Invite All Day
Princeton University – Princeton, NJ
Jan 4, 2014 Providence College 12:00 PM
Jan 11, 2014 at Harvard  * 12:00 PM
Jan 18, 2014 at Penn  * 12:00 PM
Jan 24, 2014 Bryant 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2014 Columbia  * 12:00 PM
Feb 1, 2014 at Cornell  * 12:00 PM
Feb 8, 2014 Yale  * 12:00 PM
Feb 20, 2014 Ivy League Championships All Day
Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center – Providence, RI
Feb 21, 2014 Ivy League Championships All Day
Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center – Providence, RI
Feb 22, 2014 Ivy League Championships All Day
Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center – Providence, RI
Mar 7, 2014 at NCAA Zone Diving All Day
Virginia Tech – Christiansburg, VA
Mar 8, 2014 at NCAA Zone Diving All Day
Virginia Tech – Christiansburg, VA
Mar 9, 2014 at NCAA Zone Diving All Day
Virginia Tech – Christiansburg, VA
Mar 20, 2014 at NCAA Championships All Day
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN
Mar 21, 2014 at NCAA Championships All Day
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN
Mar 22, 2014 at NCAA Championships All Day
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN

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