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USAWP Academic All-Americans

Congratulations to the Stanford Water Polo girls who earned USA Water Polo Academic All-American distinction! Student-athletes needed a 3.6 GPA on a scale of 4.0 to qualify, those that received a 4.0 GPA were honored as outstanding achievers (denoted by *).

The Stanford Club (girls and boys combined) once again led the nation in Academic All-American athletes with 54 (27 girls/27 boys).  The top five clubs in the country were: Stanford 54, SoCal 37, 680 35, SD Shores 34, SET 29. Full USAWP announcement.

Keep up the great work in the classroom!

Emma Allegrucci*, Kate Atherton*, Emma Brezoczky*, Berkeley Cannestra*, Isabel Ditzler, Alexa Grau*, Julia Hartmann, Maddie Higginson*, Ayla Huhn*, Sylvia Illouz*, Meghana Karinthi*, Malaika Koshy, Jenna Kotcher*, Georgia Lewis, Jennifer MacAulay*, Maddie Menard*, Nadia Paquin*, Maddie Pendolino*, Anna Rajaratnam*, Serena Rivera-Korver*, Ginevra Rojahn*, Carmen Steinmeier*, Christina Steinmeier*, Allison Sullivan-Wu*, Olivia Tobin, Sarah Tom, Mikaela Wayne*

Congrats to Collegiate All-Americans!

Congratulations to three Stanford club alums who earned Collegiate All-American Honors!

• Caroline Anderson, Michigan (Division I, Honorable Mention)
• Emily Fong, Chapman (Division III, Honorable Mention)
• Julia Ponce, Fresno Pacific (Division II, Second Team)

Summer National Team tryouts

Current high school athletes interested in trying out for the 18National or 16National groups need to do the following:

Athletes are required to pre-register and pay for the summer,  complete the National Team Application and attend the tryout.  Be sure to read, complete and email the tryout application as it says on the form.  17-20 athletes will be chosen for each group. 9th & 10th graders are typically 16s, 11th & 12th graders are 18′s.
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Caroline Anderson receives CWPA weekly honor

Michigan sophomore and Stanford club alum Caroline Anderson was named CWPA Player of the Week. Congratulations, Caroline! Good luck with the rest of your season.

Spring Age Group Availability Form: Due March 4

Please fill and return the tournament availability form for the spring season by Friday March 4.

Reminder: Please commit to the tournament dates you select. We enter teams in tournaments based on the availability form. We want to ensure roster sizes are appropriate for each athlete to receive playing time to help her develop her water polo skills. We experienced a large number of no-shows in the winter season. Thank you!

A great high school season!

Congratulations to all the high school players on a great season. Special shout out to club players from Los Gatos and Sacred Heart Prep for great performances Saturday to bring CCS championships to your schools! Leland and St Francis also deserve congratulations for making it to the most important game of the year, the CCS finals.

Have a great Thanksgiving and let’s get to work in winter polo!


Coach Kyle’s book “Sydney’s Silver Lining”

The Stanford Girls Water Polo Club has a long history of hosting events and matches for the women’s national team and Olympic team. How long a history? Since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, the debut of women’s water polo in the Olympics, when we hosted Team USA and Russia for the “Sendoff to Sydney.” These two teams went on to win the silver and bronze medals at the Olympics.

The gold medal game in Sydney between the United States and Australia was played in front of the largest water polo crowd ever – 17,000 spectators – and the teams battled to the last second.

Kyle is dropping everything – teaching and coaching (except for the fall age group team!) – to write the story of women’s water polo’s long-overdue inclusion in the Olympics and Team USA’s journey to Sydney.

Stanford’s role as host of the Sendoff to Sydney will feature in the story!

Check out the book website and like the Facebook page. Please forward these links to your high school teammates and families. There will be a Kickstarter campaign launching on September 23 – the 15th anniversary of the gold medal game!

Stay tuned for more!