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2013 Men's Water Polo News

March 18, 2014
Justin Pudwill named ACWPC Division III Coach of the Year
The Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches announced that Whittier College Aquatics Director Justin Pudwill be named the ACWPC Division III Coach of the Year after putting together one of the best men’s water polo single season performances in Whittier College history.

March 9, 2014
Poets land four on ACWPC All-Academic Team
The Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) announced this past week their 2013 Men's All-Academic Awards and for the Purple & Gold they landed John Halet (Outstanding), Kyle Catino (Excellent), John Brown (Excellent), and Goran Mataic (Excellent).

February 27, 2014
Goran Mataic named Div. III ACWPC Player of the Year
The Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) announced their Player of the Year for Division III and junior Goran Mataic (Split, Croatia) earns this recognition for the first time after leading the Whittier College men’s water polo team to their second SCIAC Championship in the program’s history, while earning a bid into the NCAA National Championships for the first time.

February 14, 2014
ACWPC All-American Teams Announced
The Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) announced this morning their ACWPC All-American Teams and Whittier saw a historic six players earn 1st and 2nd Team, and Honorable Mention recognition.

December 13, 2013
Goran Mataic named SCIAC Player of the Year
Junior Goran Mataic (Split, Croatia) for the first time in his career has been named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year, marking the third time in the Whittier College men’s water polo record books, a player has been named the Player of the Year in the conference.

December 9, 2013
Wedge Molthen named SCIAC Newcomer of the Year
Freshman Wedge Molthen (Buena Vista, Calif.) was named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year this past week after putting together one of the most impressive single season freshman performances in the Whittier College men’s water polo record books.

December 5, 2013
Men’s water polo lands six on All-SCIAC teams
The Whittier College men’s water polo team after an impressive 2013 regular season en route to their second Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Title in the program’s history saw six players land on the All-SCIAC Teams Wednesday afternoon.

December 5, 2013
Historic run ends at NCAA Division I National Championships for Men's Water Polo
The Whittier College men’s water polo team saw their historic season come to a close Thursday afternoon as they fell 20-3 to the Stanford Cardinal during the NCAA Division I National Championships.

December 2, 2013
Wedge Molthen named SCIAC Athlete of the Week
Freshman center Wedge Molthen (Buena Vista, Calif.) was recently announced by the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference as the SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week in the 13th week of voting.

November 27, 2013
What lies next for the SCIAC Champions?; Interview with Justin Pudwill
What lies next for the 2013 Whittier College men’s water polo SCIAC Champions? Director of Aquatics Justin Pudwill met up with the Whittier College Sports Network and discussed what lies ahead for his squad, his recap on one of the top three single season finishes in the Whittier College men’s water polo history books, and his take on achieving his first SCIAC Championship as a coach.

November 24, 2013
Men’s Water Polo crowned SCIAC Champions
The Whittier College men’s water polo team Sunday afternoon was crowned the 2013 SCIAC Champions after defeating the Stags of Claremont-M-S 10-9 in sudden death overtime capping off an impressive weekend during the SCIAC Championships.

November 23, 2013
Men’s water polo finds themselves in SCIAC Championship Final after 16-10 victory over Pomona-Pitzer
Junior Goran Mataic (Split, Croatia) added three of his game high four goals in the first quarter Saturday afternoon as the Poets found themselves in the SCIAC Championship Final and in control of their own destiny as they are one win away from seeking the program’s second SCIAC Championship.

November 22, 2013
Whittier cruises past Occidental 15-11 in SCIAC Championships
The Whittier College men’s water polo team who is seeking their second SCIAC Championship in the program’s history moved past the first round of the SCIAC Championships Friday evening cruising past Occidental College 15-11.

November 19, 2013
Men's Water Polo set for SCIAC Championships this weekend
All nine SCIAC schools will descend on the Allred Aquatics Center on the campus of Chapman University to determine the conference's best team at the 2013 SCIAC Men's Water Polo Championship, beginning on Friday afternoon. Seven of the nine schools are ranked among the top-10 in Division III nationally and, for the first time in SCIAC history, the conference winner will receive an automatic berth into the NCAA Championships.

November 18, 2013
Poets clinch No. 1 seed in SCIAC Championships; Win 5th in a row
Saturday morning the Whittier College men’s water polo team earned their fifth straight victory and their eighth in their last nine contests cruising to the 14-7 victory over Caltech to clinch the No. 1 overall seed in the SCIAC Championships.

November 15, 2013
Water polo remains atop CWPA Polls in recent voting
For the second consecutive week the Whittier College men’s water polo team finds themselves atop of the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) polls but this time is sitting at No. 1 by themselves with John Hopkins University dropping to No. 2.

November 9, 2013
Poets clinch No. 1 seed for SCIAC Championships with 13-11 victory over Chapman
The Whittier College men’s water polo team seeking a No. 1 seed in the SCIAC Championships with a victory ran into a tough test with No. 6 Chapman University Saturday morning but wound up earning a 13-11 win moving to 16-12, 6-1 SCIAC.

November 8, 2013
Poets move up to No. 1 in CWPA Polls
The Whittier College men’s water polo team is tied for the top spot in this week’s Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division III Poll. The Poets are tied for number one with the John Hopkin Bluejays with 97 points.

November 4, 2013
No. 3 Whittier upsets No. 1 Claremont-M-S 16-10 in Senior Night victory
Running off of a two game winning streak against both Occidental and Pomona Pitzer, the Whittier College men’s water polo team has now moved into 1st Place in the SCIAC standings after upsetting Claremont-M-S who is Ranked No. 1in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) polls.

October 31, 2013
No. 3 Whittier posts strong 12-8 showing against No. 5 Pomona-Pitzer
Still going strong from their win against Occidental College over the weekend, the Whittier College men’s water polo team moved to a 4-1 record in Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play after a a big 12-8 victory over No. 5 Pomona Pitzer.

October 26, 2013
Poets cruise past Occidental 16-9
The Whittier College’s men’s water polo team returned in full force Saturday morning, pummeling the Tigers of Occidental College for an easy Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory after their surprising loss to Cal Lutheran University a couple days earlier.

October 24, 2013
No. 6 Cal Lutheran stuns No. 2 Whittier in OT 14-13
With a couple of players out of the pool, the Whittier College men’s water polo team who came into Wednesday afternoon’s matchup ranked No. 2 in CWPA Division III polls was stunned in OT 14-13 by Cal Lutheran University.

October 19, 2013
Poets hold on to edge Bulldogs 8-7 in SCIAC bout
Jump starting Whittier Weekend this past Saturday, the Whittier College men’s water polo team edged out the Bulldogs of the University of Redlands 8-7 to remain unbeaten in Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play.

October 16, 2013
Poets pummel Leopards in 16-7 decision
The Whittier College men’s water polo team coming off of a National Ranking of No. 2 in Div. III and No. 19 in the Varsity Polls lived up to their rankings as they rolled past La Verne 16-7 Wednesday night.

October 10, 2013
Poets move to No. 19 in Division I CWPA Varsity Polls; No. 2 in Division III Polls
The Whittier College men’s water polo team, for the first time this season has jumped into the Division I Top 20 Varsity Polls moving to No. 19, while moving up to No. 2 in the Division III Top 10.

October 4, 2013
Poets upset No. 17 George Washington; Fall in Sudden Death OT to No. 10 LMU
The Whittier College men’s water polo team wrapped up one their play in the Gary Troyer Memorial Tournament Saturday evening capping off an impressive tournament where they went 2-2 getting wins over No. 17 George Washington and Washington & Jefferson, while dropping tight contests to No. 7 Long Beach State and No. 10 Loyola Marymount.

October 3, 2013
Poets sweep Div. I competition Fordham and Iona
The Whittier College men’s water polo team prepping for the Gary Troyer Memorial Tournament set to begin today swept the competition Thursday as they defeated Division I opponents Fordham 12-9 and Iona 11-8 at the Lillian Slade Aquatic Center.

September 29, 2013
Water polo falls 8-6 to Princeton; 13-12 to Claremont-M-S
The Whittier College men’s water polo team hosted a tri tournament Saturday, which included Div. I Princeton and Claremont-M-S but came away with two tough losses as they drop to 5-9 on the season.

September 28, 2013
No. 2 Trojans trump Poets 23-2
The Whittier College men’s water polo team returned to action Saturday morning as they took on USC in a non-conference match-up but the Poets were only able to tally two goals in a 23-2 defeat.

September 20, 2013
Poets wrap up Lancer Invite 3-1
The Whittier College men’s water polo team wrapped up the Lancer Invite Saturday afternoon and finished the tournament 3-1 achieving wins over host Cal Baptist, La Verne, and Chapman before falling to Redlands.

September 14, 2013
Poet’s faceoff against tough Div. I competition at Inland Empire Classic
The Whittier College men’s water polo team after going 2-1 on their opening day of competition faced off against tough opposition this past weekend as they took Division I opponents UCLA, USC, Long Beach State, and UC Santa Barbara.

September 7, 2013
Justin Pudwill previews 2013 Men’s Water Polo season
Aquatics Director Justin Pudwill sat down with the Whittier College Sports Network this past week and previewed what lies ahead for the men’s water polo program as they seek the program’s second SCIAC Championship.

September 7, 2013
Poets take two of three at Whittier Mini-Tournament; Fall in OT to Concordia (Calif.)
The Whittier College men’s water polo team opened up their 2013 campaign Saturday as they hosted the Whittier Mini-Tournament with Chapman, Cerritos, Fresno Pacific, and Concordia (Calif.) taking part.

June 29, 2013
Men’s water polo announces 2013 recruiting class
Whittier College Director of Aquatics Justin Pudwill announced this morning their 2013 recruiting class which includes 15 players, five transfers and ten freshmen.

June 5, 2013
Men’s Water Polo releases 2013 Schedule
Justin Pudwill, Head Coach for the Whittier College men’s water polo team announced Wednesday morning the Poets’ 2013 schedule, which will include three invitationals and six matchups against Division I opponents.