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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!

Club players earn Academic All-America honors

USA Water Polo has released the list of Academic All-Americans. This honor is awarded to students in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades, who achieve a GPA of 3.6 or higher.

Sam Acker, Emma Allegrucci, Kate Atherton, Catherine Bick, Berkeley Cannestra, Kristen Denney, Alina Drebin, Claire Drebin, Audrey Flower, Kate Francis, Katie French, Alexa Grau, Maddie Higginson, Janis Iourovitski, Malaika Koshy, Jenna Kotcher, Jennifer MacAulay, Maddie Pendolino, Anna Rajaratnam, Medini Rastogi, Clara Romani, Samantha Stebbins, Carmen Steinmeier

Combined with the boys, Stanford’s 47 Academic All-Americans led the nation!

Congratulations and keep up your great work in the classroom!

2015 Collegiage All-Academic honors

Stanford club alumnae are excelling in the pool and in the classroom! Congratulations to our alums who earned ACWPC All-Academic recognition.

Outstanding (3.71-4.00)
Keri Clifford, Santa Clara
Emily Fong, Chapman
Sallie Walecka, Pomona

Superior (3.41-3.70)
Caroline Anderson, Michigan
Sami Strutner, Harvard

Excellent (3.20-3.40)
Cathy Cantoni, Santa Clara
Allison Larko, Michigan
Katherine Moore, Michigan
Pippa Temple, Princeton

Zoe Banks in action in Jamaica

Zoe Banks is representing the United States at the UANA Youth Pan American Championships this week. Zoe led the 16A team to 11th place at JO’s earlier this month. She is a sophomore at Gunn HS.

Team USA is undefeated and enters the quarterfinals as the tournament favorite on Tuesday. Keep up with the team’s games and results at Good luck, Zoe!

100 for 20: Alumni reports

We now have 50 current club girls assigned a club alum to connect with for the 20th year reunion alumni reports. We want EVERYONE playing summer polo to be involved!

My goal is to make 100 current player/alumni connections to celebrate our 20 years. All players who haven’t been assigned an alum should email me at to get a name and info on how to do this project.

If you have already received your alum assignment, I hope you’ve made a connection already. If you haven’t, get in touch with them soon!

The reunion is Friday/Saturday June 26-27. The alums are so excited to share their stories with you!

2015 National Workout Groups

Below are the rosters for the 16 & 18 National Team groups.

While tryouts are finished, we want to remind everyone that evaluations continue on a daily basis. As coaches, we want to see a commitment to continued improvement and we will make group adjustments as needed.

2015 National Groups as of 5-17

Stanford WWP Home Games, Thur, Feb 26 (double header)

Fill the stands.  Thur, Feb 26th, 3:30 pm Stanford plays Santa Clara.  Join us at the Avery Aquatic Center to watch some great polo including a number of club players on Santa Clara’s team.  This game will also be on the Pac-12 Network.  The second game will be Stanford vs Sonoma State at 5:15.  Join us for our double header.  Free admissions and parking in the varsity lot.