Bear Cub Water Polo

Santa Rosa Junior College

2003 Season Highlights

The Lady Bear Cub Team advanced to the northern California semi-finals for the first time in SRJC women's water polo history, by upsetting the #4 ranked West Valley Vikings 5-4 at Solano College.

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We completed our season with a 4-4 conference record and we finished 13-14 overall. We competed in the Bay Valley Conference "A" Division–the strongest conference in northern California, and as a result our 500 record helped prepare us to play as we advanced to the NorCal Championship Playoff Tournament at Solano College. We entered the tournament as the #5 seed, ranking us higher than ever before, where we played the #4 seed, West Valley College. In our first tournament of the season, we had lost to West Valley 11-5, but the extremely challengeing game schedule we had played through all season had prepared us to face the Vikings. We were tied 4-4 with 1:37 left in the final quarter, when Kelley Graham was able to score the winning game point in our second to last possession. Upsetting the very strong West Valley team, we advanced to the northern California Semi-Finals for the first time in Lady Bear Cub hisory. In the semi's we were faced with the #1 team in the north, Merced College. We were soundly defeated by the Blue Devils in a 13-5 game, and they went on to finish 3rd in the State. We finished fourth in northern California and eighth overall in the state. We had five of our players honored with top conference awards, all of which are listed below. You can click on the name of any player to go directly to their personal stats for the season. Congratulations Lady Bear Cubs for your most successful water polo season thus far!

Amber Brenner #1

All Conference Second Team Goalie, SRJC's Leader of the Pack Award

Years Playing: 2
Position: Goalie

Kelley Graham #11

All Conference Honorable Mention
Years Playing: 2
Position: 2 Meter-Defender

Megan Halavais #7

All Conference Second Team
Years Playing: 2
Position: Driver

Chelsea Hennan #8

All American First Team, All NorCal First Team, All Conference First Team, Team Captain, SRJC's Most Valuable Player
Years Playing: 2
Position: Center Forward

Samantha "Texas" Moore #4

All American First Team, All NorCal First Team, All Conference First Team, Team Captain, SRJC's Commitment to Excellence Award
Years Playing: 2
Position: Driver

Ksenija Poljak #13

SRJC's Most Improved
Years Playing: 1
Position: Driver

Mallory Welker #10

SRJC's Coaches Award
Years Playing: 1
Position: Driver

"Time Out"

The lady bear cubs take an important time out to set up a power play against at home in a 13-2 conference victory of rival Delta College.
 

"Foolin' Around"


After practice the girls work on their breath control while pausing for the camera.

"Beach House"


The team enjoyed some quality time out at the Portugese Beach in Bodega Bay.  

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Jill McCormick
jmccormick@santarosa.edu
Last updated on 8/4/04