Women's Water Polo Announces Class of 2021

Women's Water Polo Announces Class of 2021

Harvard hopes to build on a fourth-place finish at the CWPA Championships with the addition of four incoming freshmen in 2018 (Harvard Athletic Communications).

– Harvard women's water polo is coming off a year in which it recorded the highest finish at the CWPA Championships since 2000, and now the Crimson looks to bolster its 2018 roster with the addition of four incoming freshmen. The class of 2021 features Jilly Cronin, Olivia Price, Quinne Pursell and Remedy Ryan.

"These four student-athletes are a great addition the Harvard family," said Ted Minnis, The Friends of Harvard Water Polo Head Coach. "I look forward to watching them progress throughout their career and believe they will help achieve our goals moving forward."

The four additions to the Crimson squad come from three states spanning across the United States with California, Florida and Illinois all represented.

Jilly Cronin
River Forest, Ill. | Oak Park and River Forest High School
Three-year letterwinner and starter at Oak Park and River Forest … Captained team during senior season … Named to Illinois Water Polo All-State team in 2015 and 2016 … Selected to all-sectional team in 2015 and 2016 … Named team MVP for senior season ... Helped lead the Huskies to West Suburban Conference titles in consecutive seasons … Also lettered three years in swimming and served as captain during season campaign … Recipient of the Peter Quinn Swimming and Diving Scholarship in 2016 … 2016-17 Illinois State Scholar … Illinois BioGENEius Challenge and International BioGENEius Challenge winner … Named Oak Park and River Forest High School Student-Athlete of the Year … Recipient of the 2016 Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur Scholarship … Earned the West Suburban Conference Academic Achievement Award in junior year … Father, Thomas '86, played basketball at Harvard … Sister, Caroline '18, is involved with polo at Harvard.

Olivia Price
Lafayette, Calif. | Campolindo
Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at attacker for Campolindo … Two-time all-league first team (2015-16) and second team selection (2014) … Garnered All-North Coast Section first team honors in 2015 and 2016 to go along with second team recognition in 2014 … Collected All-East bay first team selection in 2015 and second team honors in 2014 … Named Campolindo Offensive MVP in 2015 … Helped lead Campolindo to North Coast Section titles in 2013 and 2014 … Also lettered three years in swimming and one year in lacrosse … Earned the Gold Award for girl scouts … Involved in Acalanes Gifted and Talented Education Program in 2016 … Olympic Development Program Nick Johnson Inspiration Award winner in 2015 … Served as president and secretary of mock trial clubs … Honored with Campolindo Academic Achievement Award in 2016 … Earned 2016 Judges Choice Award honorable mention … Grandfather, Walter '51, attended Harvard.

Quinne Pursell
Oceanside, Calif. | El Camino High School
Four-year letterwinner and four-year starter at El Camino … Served as captain from sophomore to senior seasons … Holds school and CIF San Diego Section all-time marks in career goals and steals … Also the El Camino all-time leader in assists …  USA Water Polo All-American honorable mention in 2016 … Three-time all-league first team selection …  Earned all-league second team honors in freshman season … Selected to CIF San Diego Section second team in 2017 … Helped lead El Camino to 2017 Avocado East League Championship … Served as UT All-Academic Team captain in 2017 … San Diego Hall of Champions Athlete of the Month (Feb. of 2017) … Four-time El Camino team MVP … USA Water Polo Outstanding Academic All-American (2014-16) … Union-Tribune All-Scholastic Team in 2016 and 2017 … Salutatorian of El Camino class of 2017 … Involved in 2014-15 California Scholastic Federation and member of National Society of High School Scholars … Father, Zachary, played baseball at Cal Poly Pomona and mother, Kirsten, swam at University of Denver and CSU Fullerton … Brother, Cole, plays baseball at Willamette University.

Remedy Ryan
Riviera Beach, Fla. | Suncoast High School
Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Suncoast … Served as captain for senior campaign … Collected Most Valuable Offensive Player in junior season and CBS 12 Athlete of the Week senior year … Played four years for North Palm Beach Club … Also lettered three years as a swimmer at Suncoast … Three-year member of Student Government Association, serving one year as its first vice president, the marketing director and sophomore class vice president … Co-President of the Suncoast speech and debate team … Catholic Forensic League Grand National Qualifier in oral interpretation … Florida Forensic League second alternate state qualifier in oral interpretation … National Honor Society member … Cellist and confirmation leader at St. Paul of the Cross Church … Tutored at Bethune Elementary and JFK Middle School.