2015 Women's Water Polo News

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!

August 14, 2014
Harvard Announces Expansion of Ivy League Digital Network Efforts

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.