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Women's Water Polo


April 15, 2015
Senior Day showdown between SCIAC unbeatens ends in Pomona-Pitzer’s favor
Goals were a bit hard to come by for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team, as Pomona-Pitzer prevailed 8-6, in a matchup between the conference’s top two teams on April 15 at Axelrood Pool.

April 14, 2015
Highlights: Women's Water Polo 7, Chapman 5 (4/11/15)
Watch a few highlights from the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's water polo team's 7-5 win over Chapman on April 11, 2015, at Axelrood Pool in a SCIAC match.

April 13, 2015
CMS Athlete of the Week: Jessica Gaffney - Women's Water Polo (4/6 - 4/12/15)
Gaffaney scored five goals during the week as the women's water polo team went 2-0 with key conference wins at Whittier and home against Chapman to stay undefeated at 7-0 in SCIAC.

April 11, 2015
Undefeated in SCIAC still; Athenas beat Chapman 7-5
In a highly anticipated match up, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team came out on top, 7-5 against Chapman University on Saturday night in front of a rowdy home crowd. Senior goalie Allison Hu had a stellar performance making repeated saves to hold the Panthers to just five goals.

April 9, 2015
SCIAC record stays perfect with road win at Whittier
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's water polo team maintained its perfect conference record with a 10-7 win at Whittier on April 8 in SCIAC play.

April 4, 2015
Athenas keep Caltech scoreless
The Athenas defense held strong as they shut out Caltech 10-0. A strong first half gave the Athenas an 8-0 lead and they never looked back. The Athenas improve to 8-14 overall and 5-0 in conference.

March 26, 2015
Postmatch Interview: Brittany Arneson (WWP vs. Cal Lu - 3/25/15)
Brittany Arneson scored three goals to lead CMS to an 8-5 win over Cal Lutheran on March 25 at Axelrood Pool. Hear what she had to say about the team's win after the match.

March 25, 2015
Strong first quarter propels Athenas past Regals
The CMS women’s water polo team jumped out to an early lead over Cal Lutheran and never relinquished their lead. The Athenas beat the Regals 8-5 to make them 5-14 overall and 2-0 in SCIAC.

March 24, 2015
Missed opportunities for Athenas against Brown
In the Tuesday night game against Brown, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team lost 7-1. The Bears played solid defense, holding the Athenas to just one goal.

March 23, 2015
Water polo starts SCIAC with 11-3 win over La Verne
In the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team’s first Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference competition of the 2015 season, the Athenas beat La Verne 11-3. Seven CMS players scored during the strong conference-opener for the Athenas.

March 11, 2015
Strong No. 7 Bucknell takes CMS 11-6
After a busy weekend for the Convergence Tournament, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team had just one opponent on Wednesday afternoon in Axelrood Pool: No. 7 Bucknell University. The Athenas lost to the Bison 11-6 despite a strong 3-goal fourth quarter.

March 9, 2015
Athenas split 2-2 at Convergence
In the annual women’s water polo Convergence Tournament hosted by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer, CMS won two games but also lost two. During the four games, sophomore Brittany Arneson was the team’s leading scorer with seven goals followed closely by freshman Jessica Gaffney who had six. Fourteen Athenas found the back of the net during the tournament.

March 3, 2015
Convergence Tournament
CMS and Pomona-Pitzer are co-hosts for the 2015 Women's Water Polo Convergence Tournament.

February 20, 2015
Talented Hawai’i bests CMS
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team lost to Hawai’i 21-2 on Thursday night. The Rainbow Wahines kept the Athenas scoreless through the first half but CMS was able to tack on two goals in the final two quarters.

February 14, 2015
Koper scores six in Athenas’ first win at Lancer Mini Tournament
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team earned its first win on the season beating conference foe, Redlands, 17-9 during the Lancer Mini Tournament over the weekend. CMS also faced host school, Cal Baptist and lost 12-4.

January 31, 2015
The Athenas lose home opener to Hartwick
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team lost their home opener to Hartwick College 11-7. Although the Athenas battled throughout the game, the Hawks created an early lead for themselves that the Athenas could not recover from.

January 26, 2015
Winter Invite proves to be tough sledding for Athenas in season-opener
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team became the first of CMS’ 10 spring sports teams to begin its 2015 competition season, as the team opened with a pair of matches at the Winter Invitational hosted UC Santa Barbara on Jan. 24.

January 23, 2015
Season Preview: 2015 CMS Women's Water Polo
Watch the season preview and find out all you need to know about the 2015 CMS women's water polo team.

January 8, 2015
2015 Women's Water Polo Alumnae Event Information
Register and find out all the information you need to know about the 2015 women's water polo alumnae game.

November 3, 2014
CMS Hall of Fame Class of 2014 to be inducted at banquet on Nov. 8
CMS hosts its annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 8 in the Athenaeum at 6 p.m. Find out more info here.

September 4, 2014
Follow CMS Athletics with email updates and on social media
Following CMS Athletics has been made easier than ever. Whether you are on the go and comfortable with all forms of social media or just figured out your email, CMS Athletics has a way for you to follow your favorite sports teams.

July 8, 2014
CMS Athletics announces Hall of Fame Class of 2014
A group of five Claremont-Mudd-Scripps athletic greats have been selected as inductees into the CMS Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014, Michael Sutton ’76, Director of Athletics, William B. Arce Professor and George R. Roberts Fellow has announced.

July 3, 2014
Spring sports land 60 CMS student-athletes on SCIAC All-Academic Teams
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) released its 2014 spring sports All-Academic Teams and 60 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps student-athletes made their respective sports’ All-Academic Team.

June 20, 2014
Four Athenas named as All-Americans for second straight year
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team had an impressive 17-win season in 2014 and finished second at the SCIAC Championships. With that, for the second-consecutive year, there were four Athenas named to the 2014 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-American Teams, the association announced.

June 11, 2014
2013-14 CMS Athletics Highlight Video
The 2013-14 school year saw 12 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps teams win SCIAC championships and 12 teams make NCAA postseason appearances in their respective sport. Watch a few highlights from the record-breaking year for CMS Athletics.

April 30, 2014
Candace Filippelli named Player of the Year; Toohey, Hu & Alyssa Filippelli earn All-SCIAC Honors
After a strong year and a second place finish in the SCIAC Championships, senior Candace Filippelli was named the SCIAC Player of the Year with senior Alex Toohey and junior Allison Hu earning All-SCIAC First Team honors and senior Alyssa Filippelli named to the All-SCIAC Second Team.

April 27, 2014
Fourth quarter struggles hurt CMS in SCIAC finals loss to Pomona-Pitzer
In a low-scoring match with the SCIAC championship on the line, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team came up short in a 7-4 loss to Pomona-Pitzer in the finals of the SCIAC Women’s Water Polo Championships Sunday at Whittier’s Slade Aquatics Center.

April 25, 2014
Toohey’s big second half helps CMS get by Chapman on first day of SCIAC Championships
Holding on to a one goal lead at halftime, the No. 2 seed Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team pulled away in the second half behind four scores from senior driver Alex Toohey to defeat No. 7 seed Chapman 12-6 on the first day of the SCIAC Championships at Whittier’s Lillian Slade Aquatic Center.

April 23, 2014
CMS Women's Water Polo plays Chapman in first round of SCIAC Championships
All nine SCIAC teams face off in the conference tournament April 25-27 hosted by Whittier College.

April 19, 2014
Comeback for Athenas falls short in overtime loss to Sagehens
Down 4-0 in the first quarter, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team came all the way back to force overtime, only to lose 8-7 in sudden death overtime to Pomona-Pitzer on April 19 at Axelrood Pool. The loss, the first of the conference season for CMS, dropped CMS to 15-12 overall, 7-1 in SCIAC.

April 11, 2014
Highlights: Women's Water Polo 12, Redlands 8 (4-9-14)
Watch a few highlights from the Athena water polo team's 12-8 win over Redlands on April 9 at Axelrood Pool.

April 9, 2014
CMS overcomes ejections and remains undefeated in SCIAC with win over Redlands
Since the loss to Brown a few weeks ago, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team has been on a tear through SCIAC competition. Winning the last four games including Wednesday’s 12-8 victory over Redlands, the Athenas remain undefeated in conference play at 5-0.

March 29, 2014
Late goal seals close win for CMS over La Verne
So far this spring, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team has two SCIAC matches under its belt, both wins, but each of the matches have been close as CMS most recently pulled out a 10-8 win over La Verne on March 29 at Axelrood Pool.

March 25, 2014
Sisters face off as Brown beats CMS
In their first game after spring break, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team lost to Brown University 12-9 on Tuesday evening. The non-conference matchup drew a big crowd due to the competing sisters: junior Rose Koper for CMS, and freshman Hannah Koper for Brown.

March 19, 2014
Candace Filippelli scores overtime game-winner in SCIAC opener vs. Chapman
With just 18 seconds gone by in sudden victory overtime, senior utility Candace Filippelli scored the game-winner to give the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team a 14-13 win over Chapman in the SCIAC opener March 19 at Axelrood Pool. The win is the fourth in the last five matches for CMS who improve to 9-10 overall, 1-0 in SCIAC.

March 19, 2014
Postmatch Interview: Candace Filippelli (Women's Water Polo - Chapman)
Senior utility Candace Filippelli scored the game-winning goal in sudden victory overtime in a 14-13 win over Chapman on March 19. Hear what she said afterwards about the goal and the team's performance.

March 11, 2014
Hu comes up big in net as CMS takes down D-I George Washington
Junior goalkeeper Allison Hu had 16 saves in net and the defense came up big when it needed to, as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team continued its strong play of late, winning 13-10 over George Washington on Tuesday evening at Axelrood Pool.

March 9, 2014
Athenas sweep on second day of Convergence
CMS dominated play on the second day of the Convergence Tournament beating Siena College 16-7 and Cal State San Bernardino 14-6.

March 8, 2014
Athenas split on day one of Convergence Tournament
The Athena water polo went 1-1 on the first day of the Convergence Tournament.

March 6, 2014
18th Annual Convergence Tournament Information
CMS co-hosts the 18th Annual Convergence Water Polo Tournament Friday and Saturday at Axelrood Pool.

February 21, 2014
Hawaii proves to be too much in home-opener for Athenas
Back in action for just the second time in almost three weeks, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team dropped its home-opener 18-6 to the University of Hawaii on Thursday, Feb. 20 at Axelrood Pool.

January 27, 2014
Two-match swing in Santa Barbara kicks off season for Athenas
After a long offseason, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team got their 2014 season underway over the weekend with a pair of games in Santa Barbara on Sunday. CMS opened its season against a pair of NCAA Division I opponents as they dropped the opener 13-3 to Long Beach State and lost 12-7 to UC Santa Barbara.

January 24, 2014
Season Preview: 2014 CMS Women's Water Polo
The Athenas kick off their 2014 season on Jan. 26 against Long Beach State and UC Santa Barbara. CMS finished 2013 with 15 wins and a third place finish at the SCIAC Championships. Watch the season preview with head coach Greg Lonzo for a complete breakdown of the 2014 season.

July 12, 2013
Four Athenas Named To ACWPC All-American Team
Four Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo players were named to the Division III All-American team by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) for the 2013 season. Junior driver Alex Toohey along with junior utility Candace Filippelli were named to the first team, while senior utility Jeanne Kelber and sophomore goalie Allison Hu were honorable mention selections.

June 13, 2013
CMS Athletics Broadens Fan Outreach With Addition Of Instagram And YouTube Pages
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics has expanded its social media reach to include both Instagram and Youtube in order to enhance its engagement and connection with fans, alumni, parents, current students, prospective student-athletes and the community.

June 12, 2013
CMS Athletics Highlight Video (2012-13)
Now that the 2012-2013 CMS Athletics season is behind us, watch this year's highlight video for a look back on a year that saw nine CMS teams win SCIAC Championships.

May 3, 2013
Three Athenas Named All-SCIAC, Toohey And Candace Filippelli First Team
With the 2013 season in the books, three Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo players have been selected to the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) All-SCIAC team the conference announced. The Athenas ended the season at 15-15 overall, finished third at the SCIAC Championships and second overall in the final SCIAC standings due to their 7-1 finish in round robin play.

April 29, 2013
Toohey's Goal Gives CMS Overtime Win, Third Place At SCIAC Championships
Junior driver Alex Toohey scored with 48 seconds left in the first sudden victory OT period to give the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's water polo team a 9-8 come from behind win over Occidental on Sunday afternoon in the third place game at the SCIAC Women's Water Polo Championships at Pasadena City College.

April 27, 2013
Redlands Sends Athenas To Third Place Game At SCIAC Championships
In a tightly contested game, Redlands topped the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's water polo team 10-9 on Saturday afternoon in the second round of the SCIAC Championships at Pasadena City College. With the loss, CMS plays Occidental on Sunday at 1 p.m. for third place.

April 27, 2013
From Start To Finish Athenas Lead In Win Over La Verne
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's water polo team led from start to finish as they defeated La Verne 14-7 on Friday night at Pasadena City College on the first day of the SCIAC Championships. With the win, top-ranked and top-seeded CMS advanced to the second round of the SCIAC Championships to face Redlands on Saturday at 4 p.m.

April 24, 2013
Athenas and Stags Gear Up For SCIAC Postseason Play
With several Claremont-Mudd-Scripps spring sports teams participating in SCIAC postseason tournaments and championships this weekend and next, here is a breakdown of each sport.

April 20, 2013
Offense Goes Quiet In Second Half For Athenas In Loss At Pomona-Pitzer
All tied up at halftime, Pomona-Pitzer outscored the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team by five in the second half to earn a 12-7 win on Saturday morning at Pomona-Pitzer in the SCIAC regular season finale for both teams. CMS drops to 7-1 in SCIAC and 13-14 overall.

April 17, 2013
Athenas Hang on for Senior Day Win Against Oxy
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's water polo team Wednesday April 17, 9-8 over the Occidental College Tigers at Axelrood Pool. The win keeps the Athenas perfect in the conference play, with Pomona-Pitzer left on their schedule in regular season action. CMS runs its SCIAC record to 7-0 and their overall record to 13-13.

April 13, 2013
Battle for First Place Goes to Athenas
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's water polo team won Saturday April 13, 10-6 over the Whittier College Poets at Axelrood Pool. The win gives the Athenas a two game lead in the conference standings and a SCIAC record of 6-0 and an overall record of 12-13.

April 6, 2013
Third Quarter Propels CMS To Win
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's water polo won Saturday 10-9 against California Lutheran University at Axelrood Pool. The win keeps the Athenas perfect in conference play at 4-0 and 10-13 overall.

April 3, 2013
Basso, Hu Dominate In Victory
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team took a commanding lead in the first quarter and never looked back as they defeated the California Institute of Technology 14-2 at Axelrood Pool Wednesday night.

March 27, 2013
Halftime Lead Doesn’t Hold, Athenas Lose Heartbreaker
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team could not hold onto a halftime lead in a non-conference match with Brown University Tuesday night, falling 9-8 at Axelrood Pool.

March 20, 2013
Marist Tops CMS 12-6 In Last Tuneup Before SCIAC Play Begins
In its last non-conference match before SCIAC play begins, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team lost 12-6 to Marist College on Wednesday morning at Axelrood Pool.

March 11, 2013
Win Over VMI On Final Day Of Claremont Convergence Highlights Polo’s Weekend
With a 9-5 win over Virginia Military Institute (VMI) on Saturday at Axelrood Pool, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team completed a 1-3 weekend at the Claremont Convergence Tournament and now stand at 6-11 overall.

March 5, 2013
Women's Water Polo Posts 3-1 Record Over The Weekend At Cal Lu Tournament
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's water polo team posted a 3-1 record over the weekend at the two-day Posada Royale Invitational hosted by Cal Lutheran.The Athenas registered wins over Fresno Pacific, Azusa Pacific and Cal Lutheran, and have now won four of their last five matches overall.

February 21, 2013
Athenas Fall In Home Opener To Strong Hawaii Squad
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team lost 21-5 to the University of Hawaii Warriors on February 21, 2013 at Axelrood Pool. CMS has now lost four in a row and with tonight’s loss the team is 1-7 overall.

January 25, 2013
2013 Women's Water Polo Season Preview
In each of the last two years, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team’s season has come to an end short of the SCIAC tournament championship game. With an experienced, deep team back in 2013, the Athenas have their eyes set toward a SCIAC championship game appearance and a possible NCAA postseason bid.

March 25, 2012
Athenas Fall To Division I 49ers
Coming off a win the previous afternoon against Connecticut College the young Athenas jumped back into the pool Saturday to face off with Division I foe Long Beach State.

March 24, 2012
Athena Polo Dominates Connecticut College
After finishing a rough weekend at the Cal Baptist Invite in which the team went 2-3, the Athenas rebounded with a strong performance against Division 3 foe Connecticut College.

August 31, 2011
Eight Athenas Earn All-Academic Honors
Eight member of the women's water polo team were recently named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-Academic team which was recently announced. Individuals must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA to qualify for the team.

March 20, 2011
Women's Water Polo Travels To Bucknell
In the Athenas' first big test of the season, the team traveled east to play in the Bison Invite at Bucknell University. The Athenas faced five tough games against Division 1 and 2 opponents, coming away with a 2-3 record. Despite the three losses the young Athenas were able to build upon their successes and grow together as a team.

March 16, 2011
Athenas Go 4-0 At Claremont Covergence
The 2011 Convergence tournament was the first step in what should be a very successful season. With four opponents over the weekend, two from the West Coast - Chapman and Azusa Pacific -and two from the East Coast - St. Francis and Chatham - the women's team looked to have their hands full.

March 14, 2011
Women's Water Polo Preview
The CMS Women's Water Polo team graduated seven players after the 2010 season, including two All-SCIAC players. Nonetheless, the Athenas look to be competitive this season with the addition of some some impressive talent, in the form of four freshmen, and a returning line up that includes five seniors, five juniors and two sophomores.

April 18, 2010
Seniors Play Final Home Game, Lose to Redlands
The CMS Athenas (10-13, 3-2 SCIAC) lost a tough game against the Redlands Bulldogs on Saturday April 17th.

April 15, 2010
Athenas Improve to 3-1 in SCIAC
The CMS Athenas (10-12, 3-1 SCIAC) traveled to Las Flores Pool to face the La Verne Leopards for their fourth SCIAC match. The Athenas came out on top with a 14-9 win.

April 10, 2010
Athenas Lose Close Match to Tigers.
In their first true test of SCIAC play, the Athenas (9-12, 2-1 SCIAC) were handed their first SCIAC loss of the season, losing a 7-5 match to the Occidental Tigers on April 10th.

April 7, 2010
Athenas Win Second Consecutive SCIAC Match, Defeat CalTech
Despite getting off to a slow start, the Athenas (9-11, 2-0 SCIAC) played well in their second SCIAC match against the CalTech Beavers on April 7th. The Athenas won the game 18-4.

April 3, 2010
Rose, Lin Score Three Goals in Win Over Whittier
The CMS Athenas (8-11, 1-0 SCIAC) started their first SCIAC game of the season out strong, and held their own throughout the game to earn a 8-5 win over the Whittier Poets on April 3rd

February 25, 2010
Athenas Sweep Home Opener versus Sienna, APU.
The Athena water polo team opened their first home-stand with two dramatic matches. CMS defeated Siena 11-10 in a thrilling opening matchup and defeated Azusa Pacific 11-9 in the night-cap.

March 13, 2009
Polo Season In Full Swing
The women’s water polo team opened the 2009 season with three challenging wins against non-conference teams.

April 3, 2008
Athenas Polo Off To Strong Start In SCIAC
The women's water polo team is off to a 3-0 start in SCIAC play after last night's 8-7 double-overtime win over Redlands.

August 20, 2007
Lonzo Hired As Water Polo Coach
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps announces the hiring of Greg Lonzo as the Interim Head Men’s and Women’s Water Polo Coach and Visiting Instructor of Physical Education.

June 21, 2007
CMC Female Athlete of the Year, Lisal Smith, Swimming/Water Polo
Lisal Smith was a First Team All-SCIAC selection in both Swimming and Water Polo. She earned First Team honors in Polo for the second time and was also named to the ACWPC All-American Second Team.

May 8, 2007
Spring All-SCIAC Teams Announced
The All-SCIAC teams for all eight spring sports have all been announced and CMS was well represented. 22 CMS athletes earned First Team All-SCIAC honors and 23 athletes earned Second Team All-SCIAC honors.