No. 16 UCSB Opens Season at Winter Invite

1.24.2014 UCSB Womens Water Polo vs. SJSU @ Campus Pool  Peter Vandenbelt

UCSB opened the season with a 2-5 record at the UCSB Winter Invitational this weekend.

UCSB Brings in 11 Recruits for Next Season

With the conclusion of the 2012-13 season, the UCSB women’s water polo team will graduate four seniors from its program. Defender Kacey Creek, attacker Shelby Haroldson, utility Rachel Nelson and All-American goalkeeper Ruth Milne will depart but pass on the mantle to the squad’s rising youth and 11 decorated recruits for the 2013-14 season.   […]

Samantha Murphy Garners Big West Freshman of the Year

After scoring a record 78 goals for the No. 17 UCSB women’s water polo team this season, freshman utility Samantha Murphy became the first Gaucho to be crowned the Big West Freshman of the Year in her sport. The award caps a year in which Santa Barbara compiled a 20-15 overall record and placed sixth […]

UCSB Places Sixth at Big West Tourney

The No. 16 UCSB women’s water polo concluded its year with a sixth place finish at this weekend’s Big West Tournament. The Gauchos lost two games to No. 8 San Diego State and No. 14 CSU Northridge while compiling a win against No. 18 UC Davis. On the year, Santa Barbara accumulated a 20-15 overall […]

UCSB Preps to Face SDSU in Big West Tourney

The No. 16 UCSB women’s water polo team will culminate its season with the Big West Championship this weekend. The Big West Tournament will be a three-day affair, with the top placing team guaranteed a spot in the NCAA Championship. “Our goal at this point is to place as high as we possibly can in […]

UCSB’s Behind the Scenes Leaders

It is unusual to see a freshman’s name perched atop the Big West leader boards for total goals in women’s water polo. The fact that two freshmen at No. 16 UCSB — utilities Samantha Murphy and Jessie Porter — have simultaneously finished in the 2013 top 10 goal scorers is almost unprecedented, yet it is […]

UCSB Drops Third Consecutive Game

  The No. 16 UCSB women’s water polo team dropped its final match of the season Friday against conference rival No. 14 CSU Northridge, 13-9. With the loss, the Gauchos conclude their season with an overall 19-13 record and the sixth seed in next weekend’s Big West Championship. Friday’s matchup featured two ranked teams looking […]

Gauchos Set to Play in Final Game of the Regular Season

The No. 13 UCSB women’s water polo team will head to Matador Pool this Friday to take on No. 14 Cal State Northridge in the final game of its regular season. With both teams currently tied for the No. 5 seed in the Big West standings, the Gauchos will play with their conference ranking on […]

Gauchos Drop Pair of Conference Matchups

The No. 13 UCSB women’s water polo team dropped two matches over the weekend to Big West opponents No. 6 UC Irvine and No. 9 Long Beach State, 11-5 and 9-5, respectively. The losses end the Gauchos’ three-game winning streak, heading into their last regular season contest. Santa Barbara now sits on a 19-12 overall […]

Women’s Water Polo Faces Pair of Tough Opponents

Just a week after pulling a tremendous upset over then No. 6 San Diego State, the No. 13 UCSB women’s water polo team will arrive in Irvine Saturday to face the new No. 6 team in the polls, conference rival UC Irvine. The match will be the first of two weekend games for the Gauchos, […]