Week 3: At Stanford Invitational women's water polo Assistant Director of Athletic Communications (Women’s Water Polo contact): Jonathan Okanes Phone: (510) 219-5425 • Email: [email protected] Website: CalBears.com • Facebook: Facebook.com/CalWomensWaterPolo • Twitter: @CalWWPolo • Instagram: @calwwpolo SCHEDULE Date Sat., Jan. 31 | 11:30 a.m. Venue .... Avery Aquatics Center Location ........... Palo Alto, Calif. Overall: 6-0 • MPSF: 0-0 DATE Jan. 17 Jan. 17 Jan. 23 Jan. 23 Jan. 24 Jan. 24 Jan. 31 Jan. 31 Feb. 1 Feb. 1 Feb. 7 Feb. 14 Feb. 14 Feb. 21 Feb. 22 March 7 March 8 March 14 March 28 APRIL 4 APRIL 11 APRIL 16 April 24-26 May 8-10 OPPONENT TIME/RESULT vs. UC Davis! W, 15-4 vs. Fresno Pacific! W, 25-1 vs. CS [email protected] W, 20-4 vs. Azusa [email protected] W, 24-5 vs. No. 12 [email protected] W, 14-4 vs. No. 17 [email protected], 14-8 vs. Indiana# 11:30 a.m. vs. UCLA# 5 p.m. vs. Hawaii# 9:10 a.m. TBA# TBA at Pacific Noon vs. Azusa Pacific$ 10:30 a.m. vs. UC San Diego$ 2 p.m. UC Irvine Tournament TBA UC Irvine Tournament TBA at UCLA* 1 p.m. at Loyola Marymount Noon at San Jose State* 1 p.m. at CSU Bakersfield* 1 p.m. USC* 1 P.M. ARIZONA STATE* 1 P.M. STANFORD* 6 P.M. MPSF Championships% TBA NCAA Championships& TBA ! LouStrong Memorial Tournament - San Jose, Calif @ Santa Barbara Invitational - Santa Barbara, Calif. # Stanford Invitational - Stanford, Calif. $ UC Davis Invitational - Davis, Calif. * Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match % Tempe, Ariz. & Stanford, Calif. Home matches in BOLD at Spieker Aquatics Complex All times listed PT and subject to change QUICK FACTS COACHING STAFF Head Coach ...... Richard Corso (10th season) Assoc. Head Coach .. Matt Flesher (6th season) Volunteer Coach .......... Chris Lee (3rd season) TEAM INFORMATION 2014 Overall Record ................................20-10 2014 MPSF Record (finish) ............... 2-4 (4th) Starters Returning/Lost ..............................6/1 Facility...................Spieker Aquatics Complex Capacity .................................................2,000 NO. 13 INDIANA Vs. No. 13 Indiana GOLDEN BEARS (6-0) HOOSIERS (1-1) no. 2 ucla Vs. No. 2 UCLA Date .........Sat., Jan. 31 | 5 PM Venue .... Avery Aquatics Center Location ........... Palo Alto, Calif. BRUINS (6-0) No. 8 Hawaii Vs. No. 8 Hawaii Date .... Sun., Feb. 1 | 9:10 AM Venue .... Avery Aquatics Center Location ........... Palo Alto, Calif. RAINBOW WAHINE (0-0) The No. 4 Cal women’s water polo will play four top-10 teams this weekend when it travels to the South Bay to participate in the Stanford Invitational. In addition to playing No. 13 Indiana, No. 2 UCLA and No. 8 Hawaii in bracket play, the Bears potentially could play No. 1 Stanford in the championship match on Sunday. BEAR NECESSITIES: CAL'S TOP STORYLINES, STREAKS & TRENDS SIX MATCHES OF DOMINANCE CORSO CLOSES IN ON 200 WINS The Bears enter the weekend having played six matches on the season and they have completely dominated their competiton. Cal is outscoring its opponents 112-26, resulting in an average margin of victory of 18.4. The Bears have reached the 20-goal mark three times in a game. Cal head coach Richard Corso enters the weekend with a career record of 192-79, putting him just eight victories short of the 200-win mark for his career. Corso, who is in his 10th year in Berkeley, was the head coach of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Men’s Water Polo Team. He’s led the Bears to the NCAA Championships in three of the past five seasons, including the championship match in 2011. ALL-AMERICAN TRIO It’s no surprise that the bulk of Cal’s scoring so far has come from three sophomores that each earned All-American honors last season. Dora Antal, who was a First Team All-American in 2014 and the MPSF Newcomer of the Year, leads the way with 23 goals. Anna Illes, meanwhile, is second on the team with 16 goals after earning All-American honorable mention in 2014. Fellow 2014 All-American honorable mention pick Roser Tarrago has netted 12 goals so far. Last season, the All-American trio combined for 172 goals and 49.7 percent of the team’s scoring. MADDY MAKES HER MARK Just six matches into her sophomore season, goalkeeper Madeline Trabucco is already making a dent in the Cal record books. Trabucco earned the starting job to begin her freshman season and already has 207 saves in her career, which puts her in sixth place on Cal’s all-time list. Trabucco has 28 saves so far this season. VIC’S VIEW Senior Victoria Williams takes readers inside Cal’s program this season with her weekly blog, “Vic’s View” on CalBears.com. Each week, Williams will report on all things Bears taking place in and out of Spieker Pool. ABOUT THE STANFORD INVITATIONAL Annually one of the most competitive tournaments in the nation, this year’s edition of the Stanford Invitational features eight teams, all ranked in this week’s CWPA Top-20. Cal is joined in its bracket by No. 2 UCLA, No. 8 Hawaii and No. 13 Indiana. In the other bracket of the field, it’s No. 1 Stanford, No. 6 UC Irvine, No. 7 San Jose State and No. 18 UC Davis. The Bears are guaranteed to play a ranked oppoent in all four matches they play this weekend. 2015 AT stanford invitational women's water polo WEEKLY release No. Name Pos. Ht. 1 Madeline Trabucco G 5-11 1A Kat Menz G 5-8 1B Lolo Silver G 5-7 2 Kelly McKee D 5-8 3 Dora Antal D 5-8 4 Michelle Caron D 5-10 5 Tiera Schroeder D 5-7 6 Carla Carrega D 6-0 7 Molly Quinn D 5-11 8 Anna Illes D 5-11 9 Kindred Paul C 5-11 10 Roser Tarrago D 5-9 11 Victoria Williams D 5-10 12 Kacey Avalos D 5-5 15 Pippa Saunders D 5-9 16 Stephanie Mutafyan D 5-7 17 Emily Loughlin C 6-0 18 Sierra Smiley C 5-10 19 Genevieve Weed D 5-8 21 Brooke Vowell C 5-10 Head Coach: Richard Corso, 10th year Associate Head Coach: Matt Flesher, Sixth year Volunteer Assistant Coach: Chris Lee, Third year CAL HEAD COACH RIChard corso Richard Corso, one of the most highly respected and successful water polo coaches in the world, is now in his 10th year as a member of the Golden Bear family. Corso has served as head coach for both the United States Men’s Olympic Team and the Canadian Men’s National Team. In 2014, Corso led the Bears to their third NCAA Championships appearance in the past five years. Cal advanced to the national semifinals before falling to eventual NCAA champion Stanford. The Bears went 20-10 and ascended to as high as No. 3 in the national rankings. Corso has led Cal to the NCAA Championships in three of the past five seasons, including a trip to the NCAA title match in 2011. Roster Yr. So. Jr. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. So. Jr. So. Jr. . Hometown (Last School) Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara) Sacramento, Calif. (St. Francis) La Jolla, Calif. (La Jolla) Calgary, Alberta (Hawaii) Eger, Hungary (Egri Kereskedelmi Vendeglhtoipari) Montreal, Quebec (USC) Santa Barbara, Calif. (Dos Pueblos) Imperia, Italy (Liceo Scientifico) Lafayette, Calif. (Acalanes) Budapest, Hungary (Veres Pa’Lne Gymnazium) Spruce Grove, Alberta (Scarlett) Mataro, Spain (Centre d.Alt Rendiment) Vista, Calif. (Vista) Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. (Santa Margarita) Newport Beach, Calif. (Corona del Mar) Los Alamitos, Calif. (Los Alamitos) San Clemente, Calif. (Santa Margarita) Corona,. Calif. (Santiago) Newport Beach,. Calif. (Corona del Mar) Sacramento, Calif. (St. Francis) SCOUTING REPORT: NO. 13 INDIANA CWPA TOP 20 HOOSIERS (1-1) • The Hoosiers hosted their own tournament to open the season, defeating Wagner but falling to No. 20 Marist. • Freshman Kelly Matthews leads the way with six goals so far this season. • Indiana is 1-11 all-time vs. Cal. The teams last met in 2013 SCOUTING REPORT: NO. 2 UCLA BRUINS (6-0) • The Bruins feature two 2014 First Team AllAmericans and one Second Team pick • G Sami Hill was the 2014 MPSF Player of the Year • Attackers Rachel Fattal and Emily Donohoe were also All-Americans last year NO. 8 HAWAII RAINBOW WAHINE (0-0) • Hawaii opens the season this week against Santa Clara and Cal State East Bay before the Stanford Invitational. • Paula Chillida Esforzado, Emily Carr, Chloe Barr and Caity Lopes da Silva were each All-Big West selecxtions last season 2 WEEK 2: JAN. 28 1. Stanford 2. UCLA 3. USC 4. Cal 5. Arizona State 6. UC Irvine 7. San Jose State 8. Hawaii 9t. Loyola Marymount 9t. Princeton 11. Cal State Northridge 12. UC San Diego 13. Indiana 14. San Diego State 15. Michigan 16. Long Beach State 17. UC Santa Barbara 18. UC Davis 19. CSU Bakersfield 20t. Marist 20t. Harvard 20t. Hartwick 2015 at stanford INVITATIONAL women's water polo player NOTES MADELINE TRABUCCO •Has allowed just 24 goals in 20 quarters of ac- 1 tion this season • Named MPSF Newcomer of the Week twice as a freshman last season •Sixth on Cal’s all-time list with 207 career saves SO• G • 5-11 Santa Barbara, Calif. Santa Barbara HS KELLY MCKEE 2 • Earned All-MPSF honorable mention as a junior in 2014 • Given Superior Status on the ACWPC All-Academic Team last season • Picked as team captain for second year in a row SR • D • 5-8 Calgary, Alberta Hawaii DORA ANTAL 3 • Leads the team and ranks second in the MPSF with 23 goals • Her 3.83 goals-per-game average ranks fourth in the MPSF • 2014 MPSF Newcomer of the Year SO • D • 5-8 Eger, Hungary. Egri Kereskedelmi Vendeglhtoipari TIERA SCHROEDER 5 • Has tallied 61 career goals, including 14 in 27 matches last season • Scored seven goals at the 2013 World University Games • Won Gold Medal with U.S. Jr. National Team SR• D • 5-7 Santa Barbara, Calif. Dos Pueblos HS CARLA CARREGA 6 • Named MPSF Newcomer of the Week on Jan. 21 • Tied for fourth on the team with 10 goals this season • Helped Italy win the Silver Medal at the 2014 European Under-19 Championships FR •D • 6-0 Imperia, Italy Liceo Scientifco ANNA ILLES 8 • Tied for second on the team with 16 goals • Averaging 2.67 goals per game, good for seventh in the MPSF • Registered 48 goals in 2014, the fifth-best mark ever by a Cal freshman SO •D • 5-11 Budapest, Hungary Veres Pa’Lne Gymnazium ROSER TARRAGO 10 • Third on the team with 12 goals • Named All-American Honorable Mention and to the MPSF All-Newcomer Team in 2014 • Ranked fifth in the MPSF in scoring at 2.04 goals per game last season SO • D • 5-9 Mataro, Spain Centre d. Alt Rendiment 3 2015 GOLDEN BEAR WOMEN’S WATER POLO STATISTICS 1-25-15 NAME (Matches) GOALS Dora Antal (6) 23 Anna Illes (6) 16 Roser Tarrago (6) 12 Carla Carrega (6) 10 Sierra Smiley (6) 10 Emily Loughlin (6) 7 Stephanie Mutafyan (6) 6 Tiera Schroeder (6) 6 Molly Quinn (6) 4 Genevieve Weed (6) 4 Victoria Williams (6) 4 Kindred Paul (6) 3 Brooke Vowell (6) 3 Michelle Caron (4) 2 Kelly McKee (6) 2 CALIFORNIA TOTALS 112 OPPONENT TOTALS 26 GOALKEEPER Madeline Trabucco Kat Menz Lolo Silver CALIFORNIA TOTALS Date Jan. 17 Jan. 17 Jan. 23 Jan. 23 Jan. 24 Jan. 25 G 6 2 2 6 MINS 160 16 16 192 GA SAVES 24 28 0 4 1 0 25 32 AG 4.00 0.00 0.50 4.17 (6-0 Overall; 0-0 MPSF; 0-0 Home; 0-0 Road; 6-0 Neutral) Result Score Streak Scorers W 15-4 WON 1 Antal 2, Schroder 2, Carrega 2, Illes 2, Tarrago 2, Mutafyan 2, Paul, Smiley, Vowell Fresno Pacific! W 25-1 WON 2 Antal 4, Carrega 3, Quinn 3, Illes 3, Tarrago 3, Williams 2, Mutafyan 2, Weed 2, Schroeder, Paul, Smiley CSU [email protected] W 20-4 WON 3 Antal 6, Carrega 4, Illes 3, Weed 2, Schroeder, Caron, Williams, Mutafyan, Smiley Azusa [email protected] W 24-5 WON 4 Antal 5, Illes 5, Loughlin 4, Smiley 3, McKee, Schroeder, Paul, Tarrago, Williams, Mutafyan, Vowell No. 12 Long Beach [email protected] W 14-4 WON 5 Tarrago 3, Illes 2, Antal 2, McKee, Caron, Schroeder, Quinn, Loughlin, Smiley, Vowell No. 17 [email protected] W 14-8 WON 6 Antal 4, Tarrago 3, Smiley 3, Illes 2, Loughlin, Carrega Opponent UC Davis! HOME MATCHES IN BOLD !-LouStrong Memorial Tournament – San Jose, Calif @-Santa Barbara Invitational – Goleta, Calif.
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