2015 Women's Water Polo News
July 21, 2015
Written Senior Perspectives: Kalina Grabb
At the beginning of my senior season, my childhood friend who had just finished her varsity sport career inspired me to appreciate every moment throughout my final season; to look around every day at practice, enjoy it, smile, and be proud to wear the crimson “Harvard,” because we are the only ones lucky enough to play
July 7, 2015
Twelve Crimson Named to ACWPC All-Academic Teams
Twelve (12) members of the Harvard women's water polo team were named to ACWPC Women's All-Academic Teams for the 2015 season, the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches announced recently. The Crimson also was ranked third among all teams with an impressive 3.49 team grade-point average.
June 26, 2015
Andersen, Hendrix Tabbed ACWPC All-Americans
For the first time in program history, two Harvard women's water polo players have earned All-America status, as both Yoshi Andersen and Charlotte Hendrix were named to the 2015 Division I ACWPC All-America Honorable Mention team.
June 4, 2015
Harvard Athletics: Spring Highlights - 2015
May 27, 2015
Harvard Athletics Best Moments - 2014-15
May 12, 2015
Women's Water Polo Welcomes Four Newcomers for 2016 Season
The Harvard women's water polo team is set to welcome in four newcomers to the class of 2019, the Friends of Harvard Water Polo Head Coach Ted Minnis announced today. The Crimson will add Sam Acker, Nikki Daurio, Kristen Hong and Colby Stapleton for the 2016 season.
April 27, 2015
Women's Water Polo Holds Annual End of the Season Awards Banquet
The Harvard women's water polo team presented its awards for the 2015 season at the team's end-of-the-year banquet Monday night the Murr Center’s Hall of History. Student-athletes, families and coaches of Harvard water polo gathered as five honors were handed out.
April 26, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Drops Close Match to Brown at CWPA Championship
Harvard women’s water polo faced off against Ivy League rival Brown Sunday afternoon, falling to the Bears in a low scoring affair, 8-7.
April 25, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Takes out Bucknell, 14-7
Harvard women’s water polo took on Bucknell Saturday night in New Jersey, defeating the Bison, 14-7.
April 24, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Falls To No. 20 Hartwick, 12-10
Harvard women’s water polo took on No. 20 Hartwick in a CWPA Championship quarterfinal match up, Friday afternoon, loosing out to the Hawks, 12-10.
April 23, 2015
Minnis named CWPA Coach of the Year; Andersen, Hendrix, Dukes and Balding Named All-Conference
he Friends of Harvard Water Polo Head Coach Ted Minnis took home the 2015 CWPA Division I/II Coach of the Year, as announced by the conference Thursday. Four Harvard athletes garnered CWPA Division I/II All-Conference honors as well.
April 22, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Enters CWPA Championship as Four Seed
Harvard women’s water polo finished the 2015 regular season 19-11 overall and 6-3 in CWPA play, slotting the Crimson in at the No. 4-seed for this weekend’s CWPA Championships hosted by Princeton. Harvard will face off with No. 5-seed Hartwick, Friday, April 24 at 3 p.m.
April 18, 2015
No. 20 Women’s Water Polo Falls to No. 13 Princeton, Takes Down George Washington
No. 20 Harvard women's water polo ended its regular season Saturday, with games against No. 13 Princeton and George Washington. The Crimson dropped its game against the Tigers, 15-7, but rebounded to beat the Colonials 15-7.
April 16, 2015
No. 20 Women’s Water Polo Outlasts Brown, 7-6, In A Defensive Struggle
No. 20 Harvard women’s water polo hosted Brown Thursday night, in the final home match of the season. In a low scoring affair, Harvard was able to come out on top, 7-6, breaking a five-match losing streak against the Bears.
April 12, 2015
No. 20 Women’s Water Polo Drops Close Match to No. 15 Michigan, 12-9
No. 20 Harvard women’s water polo closed out its three-game road trip Sunday, falling to No. 15 Michigan, 12-9. Michelle Martinelli led the way for the Crimson, registering six of Harvard’s nine points on three goals and three assists but the Wolverines took advantage of 21 Harvard ejections.
April 11, 2015
No. 20 Women’s Water Polo Defeats Notre Dame College, Nearly Upsets No. 16 Indiana
No. 20 Harvard women’s water polo played two matches Saturday, in Princeton’s Denunzio Pool. The Crimson opened the day with a match against Notre Dame College and returned to the pool to take on No. 16 Indiana.
April 9, 2015
No. 20 Women’s Water Polo Returns to Action with Three-Game Road Trip
No. 20 Harvard women's water polo is back in the pool after a three-week break with three matches at Princeton's Denunzio Pool. The Crimson opens the weekend, Saturday, April 11 at 12:30 p.m. against Notre Dame College and returns to the pool at 5:30 p.m. against No. 16 Indiana. Harvard wraps up the weekend with a match against No. 15 Michigan at 1 p.m.
March 26, 2015
Cleo Harrington Earns Rookie of the Week Nod
The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) announced its weekly awards Thursday, with Harvard's Cleo Harrington being named the Division I/II Rookie of the Week. This marks her first Rookie of the Week win but her second CWPA weekly award after sharing the Defensive Player of the Week award with senior teammate Ariel Dukes.
March 22, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Scores Big Upset Over No. 19 Santa Clara, 14-4
Harvard women’s water polo closed out its California road trip Sunday afternoon, against No. 19 Santa Clara, upsetting the ranked Broncos, 14-4. The Crimson dominated in both phases of the game, scoring at least three goals in each quarter and limiting Santa Clara to only one goal in each quarter.
March 21, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Falls to No. 2 Stanford
Harvard women’s water polo took on No. 2 Stanford Friday night, falling 23-7. On a tough night for the Crimson, Yoshi Andersen scored two goals pushing her season total to a team-best 42.
March 21, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Wins Defensive Battle Over Cal St. Monterey Bay, 7-4
Harvard women’s water polo faced off with Cal St. Monterey Bay Saturday afternoon, grinding out a hard fought, 7-4, victory. Ariel Dukes lead the way on defense, making six saves and registering a team-high three steals.
March 19, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Back On Track After Defeating Cal St. East Bay, 15-8
Harvard women’s water polo faced off with Cal St. East Bay Wednesday night, starting the backend of its California road trip. A true team effort saw the Crimson (13-7) cruise past the Pioneers (6-12), 15-8, to end a two-game skid.
March 18, 2015
Tough Fourth Quarter Sees Women’s Water Polo Edged by No. 15 Pacific, 11-8
Harvard women’s water polo took on No. 15 Pacific Tuesday night, in the fourth game of the Crimson’s eight-game California road trip. Harvard (13-7) went toe-to-toe with the ranked Tigers (9-9), falling late, 11-8.
March 16, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Crushes Fresno Pacific, Nearly Upsets No. 11 UC Davis
Harvard women's water polo continued its California road trip with a a pair of games Monday against Fresno Pacific and No. 11 UC Davis. The Crimson opened its doubleheader against Fresno Pacific, taking down the Sunbirds, 13-5, before returning to the pool in the afternoon. Harvard pushed the highly ranked Aggies to double overtime, but eventually fell, 11-10.
March 15, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Topples Sonoma State, 14-4
Harvard women's water polo opened its California road trip against Sonoma St. Saturday afternoon earning a 14-4 victory. Sophomore Melissa Balding led the way for the Crimson with a game-high four goals.
March 12, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Ready for Eight-Game California Road Trip
Harvard women’s water polo heads out west for its annual California road trip March 15-22. The Crimson will play eight matches in eight days against some of the best competition in the nation. Harvard’s first match will be against Sonoma State, Sunday, March 15 at 4 p.m. EST.
March 11, 2015
Yoshi Andersen Named CWPA Player of the Week
The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) announced its weekly awards _, with Harvard’s Yoshi Andersen being named the Division I/II Player of the Week.
March 8, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Splits Harvard Invite Doubleheader
Harvard women’s water closed the Harvard Invite Sunday with two games. The Crimson fell to San Jose State in the first game of the day and ended its homestand with an exciting victory over VMI.
March 8, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Splits Harvard Invite Doubleheader
March 7, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Sweeps First Day of Harvard Invite
Harvard women’s water polo opened play at the Harvard Invite, Saturday, taking both its matches. The Crimson defeated CWPA opponent, Connecticut College and Marist in the first day of action.
March 5, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Returns Home to Host the Harvard Invite
Harvard women’s water polo is set for its only homestand of the season as hosts of the Harvard Invite March 7-8. The Crimson welcomes seven teams from around the country and will play four games over the two days. Harvard kicks the weekend off, Saturday, March 7 against Connecticut College at 9 a.m. and Marist at 6:45 p.m. The homestand comes to an end, Sunday, March 8 against No. 9 San Jose State at 8 a.m. and VMI at 2:15 p.m.
March 5, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Keepers Tabbed as Co-Defensive Player of the Week
The CWPA announced its Player of the Week Awards for the week of March 2, Wednesday afternoon. The Crimson took home its first award with goalies Ariel Dukes and Cleo Harrington being named co-Defensive Player of the Week.
March 1, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Defeats Bucknell and Hartwick, Finishes Road Trip 3-0
Harvard women's water polo closed a three-game road trip Sunday afternoon at the Kinney Natatorium against Bucknell and Hartwick. The Crimson defeated the Bison, 12-5, and the Hawks, 11-6, to push its win streak to four games.
February 28, 2015
Women's Water Polo Dominates Mercyhurst, 12-2
Harvard women's water opened its three-game road trip, Saturday afternoon, with a convincing 12-2 victory over Mercyhurst at Bucknell's Kinney Natatorium. Eight Crimson players found the back of the net while the team also posted shutouts in three of four periods.
February 26, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Travels to Bucknell for Three-Game Road Trip
Harvard women’s water polo is on the road again this weekend, playing three matches at Bucknell’s Kinney Natatorium. The Crimson opens the weekend against Mercyhurst, Saturday, Feb. 28 at 11:45 a.m. The road trip wraps up Sunday, March. 1, against Bucknell at 9 a.m. and Hartwick at 2:15 p.m.
February 22, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Takes Third at Inaugural Ivy Championship Tournament
Harvard women’s water polo competed in the first ever Ivy Championship Tournament Sunday morning, playing in two games and eventually leaving Princeton, N.J. with a third place finish.
February 20, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Heads to New Jersey for Inaugural Ivy Championship Tournament
After a week off, Harvard women’s water polo will take on Brown, Sunday, Feb. 22 at 9 a.m., in an Ivy League Tournament semifinal match in Princeton’s DeNunzio Pool.
February 8, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Bounces Back With Two Road Victories
Harvard women’s water polo enjoyed great success at day two of the Princeton Invitational, Sunday. In the first game of the day, the Crimson dominated Villanova, 12-3, and rode that momentum to a hard fought, 12-8, victory over Iona.
February 7, 2015
Women's Water Polo Drops Two at Princeton Invitational
Harvard women's water polo opened the Princeton Invitational with two losses, Saturday. The Crimson fell to Wagner, 12-9, in an early morning match up. Harvard returned to the pool for an evening clash with No. 9 Princeton falling, 12-6.
February 5, 2015
Women’s Water Polo Ready For Princeton Invitational
Harvard women’s water polo is on the road this weekend for a four-game slate at the Princeton Invitational. The Crimson kicks the weekend of on Saturday, Feb. 7, against Wagner at 1 p.m. and return to the pool at 7:30 p.m. to take on No. 9 Princeton. Harvard closes the weekend on Sunday, Feb. 8, against familiar foes Villanova at 8:30 a.m. and Iona at 11:30 a.m.
February 1, 2015
No. 20 Women’s Water Polo Picks Up Two Wins at Iona
No. 20 Harvard women's water polo opened the season Sunday with a triple-header, winning two of three matches. The Crimson fell to Iona, 10-8, defeated Villanova, 19-8, and ended the day with a 15-6 win over St. Francis.
January 29, 2015
No. 20 Women’s Water Polo Opens Season on the Road
No. 20 Harvard women’s water polo kick off the 2015 campaign with three matches, Sunday, Feb. 1 at Iona’s Hynes Athletic Center. Harvard starts the day at 8:30 a.m. against Iona and the Crimson returns to the pool at 11:30 a.m. to take on Villanova, before closing out the day against St. Francis at 1:30 p.m.
January 26, 2015
Season Preview: 2015 Women's Water Polo
August 25, 2014
Welcome to the New GoCrimson.com!
August 11, 2014
Harvard Athletics Season in Review - Spring 2014
July 2, 2014
Blodgett Pool Undergoes Renovations
Blodgett Pool, home of Harvard men's and women's water polo and swimming and diving teams, is undergoing renovations this summer. Aside from regular upkeep, Blodgett is getting an overhaul of the entire pool shell.
June 18, 2014
Harvard Water Polo Welcomes Cassie Churnside as Assistant Coach
Harvard water polo coach Ted Minnis has announced the hiring of Cassie Churnside to the men’s and women’s coaching staff. Churnside comes to Harvard from the SET Water Polo Club in Irvine, Calif., where she was the head coach of SET 16U and the assistant coach of SET 18U.