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NORCAL CHAMPIONS 2008

NorCal Champions

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Santa Rosa Junior College Women's Water Polo finished its 2012 season strong grabbing several key victories late in the season. The Cubs went 7-6 in the second half off the season, pulling huge wins over rivals Modesto, Delta, and San Mateo. With their dominate performance in the first round of the Big 8 Championship Tournament, the Cubs beat Modesto 6-1 in a game that would advance them to NorCal Championship Tournament. That win sent SRJC to the playoffs for the 10th time in the last 12 years. Several of SRJC's 2012 players were honored for their efforts including: sophomore attacker Gabi Slavid, All Conference First Team and All NorCal Second Team; freshman center Michelle Pollastrini, All Conference Second Team; and freshman Megan McGrath, All Conference Second Team, and Big 8 Tournament and NorCal Tournament teams. The Bear Cubs return seven players this season and will be led by returning captain Brooke Wolford. The Cubs will look to strong incoming freshmen talent in 2013 including: Nicole Groat from Bear River HS and Lexi Baldwin from Vintage HS. SRJC women's polo has produced more than 40 all conference players, 26 All Northern California players, two conference MVP's, 19 All Americans, and over 45 All-Academic student athletes. The Cubs had back-to-back history-making seasons in 2008 and 2007 claiming the 2008 Northern California Championship Title, and had two consecutive final four appearances at the California Community College State Championship Tournament, culminating in a two year overall record of 47-15. The SRJC Women's Water Polo Team is comprised of athletes who understand the meaning of commitment and effort. Coaches McCormick and Hennan recruit athletes who not only demonstrate a high level of team work, focus, and discipline in the pool and in the classroom, but who also like to have fun with their team and enjoy competition.

NORCAL BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS 2010

Third Place at Regionals

 

 



Head Coach
Jill McCormick
jmccormick@santarosa.edu
(707) 527-4369

EDUCATION
  • M.A. in Athletes and Academic Achievement, University of California, Berkeley, 2001
  • CA Teaching Credential, University of California, Davis, 1994
  • B.A. in English, University of California, Davis, 1993
  • A.A. in General Studies, Santa Rosa Junior College, 1991
COACHING
  • 2003 Coach of the Year, Women's Water Polo, Bay Valley Conference
  • Big 8 Conference Women's Water Polo Sports Representative - 7 years
  • 2012 Coach of the Year, Men's Swimming, California Community Colleges
  • 2009 Coach of the Year, Women's Swimming, California Community Colleges
  • 2008 Coach of the Year, Women's Swimming, California Community Colleges
  • 2007 Coach of the Year, Women's Swimming, California Community Colleges
  • 2005 Coach of the Year, Women's Swimming, California Community Colleges
  • 2004 Coach of the Year, Women's Swimming, California Community Colleges
  • Santa Rosa Junior College Women's Water Polo / Swim & Dive Team, Head Coach - Since 2000
  • SRJC Water Polo Camp Director - Since 2004
  • El Oso Water Polo Club Coach - 4 years
  • Redwood Empire Water Polo, Coach - 2 years
  • Piner High School Swim & Dive Team, Head Coach - 6 years
  • UC Davis Women's Swim Team, Sprint Coach - 1 year
  • Santa Rosa Neptunes, Senior Age Group Coach - 5 years

In her recent career here, McCormick has produced numerous All Conference players, All Americans, and All-Academic student athletes. McCormick swam locally in Santa Rosa for the Santa Rosa Neptunes, Montgomery High School, and for Santa Rosa Junior College where she was a two-time All-American in the backstroke and relay events. She has coached water polo locally since the summer of 2000, and was named the Bay Valley Conference Women's Water Polo Coach of the year in 2003.

Coach Chelsea Hennan

Associate Head Coach

Chelsea Hennan
chennan@santarosa.edu

  • SRJC Women's Water Polo Associate Head Coach since 2010
  • SRJC Women's Water Polo Assistant Head Coach 2009
  • SRJC Men's Water Polo Assistant Coach 2009
  • SRJC Women's Water Polo Assistant Coach 2004-2008
  • Sonoma State University Assistant Coach since 2006
  • North Bay Water Polo Coach since 2006
  • SRJC Water Polo Camp Coach and Director since 2005

As a graduate of Santa Rosa Junior College and the women's water polo program, Coach Hennan returns for her third season as the Associate Head Coach for the Bear Cubs after assisting with the program for the six previous years. As a SRJC player, Hennan was named to both the All Conference and All Northern California teams in 2002 and 2003, was a two time team captain, and was a member of the All American team in 2003. She is currently working on her Master's Degree in Kinesiology at Sonoma State University, where she was an All American center for the Seawolves.

Assistant Coach Ariel Lockshaw

Goalie Coach

Ariel Lockshaw

  • Sonoma State University Starting Goalie 2011 & 2012
  • All American First Team, SRJC 2009 & 2010
  • All NorCal First Tea, SRJC 2009 & 2010
  • Big 8 Goalie of the Year, SRJC 2009 & 2010
  • All Conference First Team SRJC, 2009 & 2010
  • Defensive Player of the Year, SRJC 2009 & 2010
  • SRJC Current School Record Holder, 485 Career Saves

As a graduate of Santa Rosa Junior College and the women's water polo program, Coach Lockshaw enters her first season as Goalie Coach for the Bear Cubs after completing her collegiate playing career at Sonoma State University in the spring of 2013.

Coach Lund

Strength Training and Dryland Coach

Cassandra Lund

Lund begins her third season with the Bear Cubs as the dryland & strength training coach.  She graduated from Loma Linda University in 1995 with an A.S. in Physical Therapy. In 1996, Lund received a Physical Therapist Assistant License. She completed her B.S. in Sport Management: Wellness and Fitness at California University, Pennsylvania in 2013. Since 1999 she has been training athletes of all ages. In 2000 she was certified through ACSM as a Health/Fitness Specialist. Lund has developed triathlons for children and personal/group fitness for health/weight loss clinics. In her career she has been a swim instructor for 18 years. Since 2009 she has been an Assistant Swim Coach/Strength Coach for Neptune Swimming and is presently the strength and conditioning coach for SRJC's Swim and Dive teams as well.

 

 

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