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Men's Water Polo


October 20, 2014
Stags take La Verne 12-4 in SCIAC opener
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo team won their first SCIAC game over La Verne 12-4 on Saturday. The Stags and Leopards met earlier in the season in tournament play when La Verne won the game 13-10. This time around, once CMS took the lead, ULV only came within two goals once in the second quarter before the Stags went on a 6-1 run through the remainder of the game.

October 11, 2014
Stags lose in OT to Cal Baptist 14-13
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo team lost a tight game against Cal Baptist on Saturday 14-13 in overtime. The score was tied at the end of three of the four quarters of regulation time with Cal Baptist only gaining the one goal advantage in overtime.

October 5, 2014
Pair of losses close out Gary Troyer Tournament for CMS
On the second and final day of the Gary Troyer Tournament, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo team dropped both of its matches, 15-10 to Johns Hopkins and 11-8 to MIT on Oct. 4 at Axelrood Pool. CMS finished the tournament with a 2-2 record and is now 4-11 on the season.

October 3, 2014
Gary Troyer Memorial Tournament Homepage
Pomona-Pitzer, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and La Verne are hosts for the Annual Gary Troyer Memorial Water Polo Tournament Oct. 3 and 4 where teams from twenty schools and six states converge for this exciting event. The tournament is in memorium of long-time Pomona-Pitzer swimming and water polo coach, Gary Troyer, who passed away in 2011. Coach Troyer was also the recipient of the SCIAC Distinguished Service Award.

October 3, 2014
CMS takes two wins in first day of Gary Troyer Tournament
Seven members of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo team scored at least a goal during the first day of the Gary Troyer Memorial Tournament in wins over George Washington (12-9) and Fresno Pacific (11-9).

October 2, 2014
Stags beat Iona for second win in Thursday thriller
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo team beat Iona College 14-12 in their first home game and for their second win on the season. Sophomore Eric Bakar was a big contributor and led the team with six goals.

September 22, 2014
CMS tops Fresno Pacific at Lancer Invite for first win of the season
Behind an offensive outburst from junior attacker Tanner Cullen, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo team went 1-1 at the Lancer Invite hosted by Cal Baptist on Sept. 19, and nabbed their first win of the regular season. CMS defeated Fresno Pacific 15-11 and then dropped its second match, 13-8 to Concordia.

September 16, 2014
Stags handed four tough losses at the Inland Empire Tournament
In their second tournament of the year, the CMS men’s water polo team traveled on Sept. 13 and 14 to La Verne to play four non-conference games.

September 15, 2014
Men's Water Polo Alumni Match Information
Register here for the 2014 CMS Men's Water Polo Alumni Match.

September 12, 2014
Fall 2014 CMS Sports Camp: GoPro View
See what fall sports camp and practice looks like from the CMS student-athletes point of view. Includes video from men's soccer, women's soccer, football, men's water polo, cross country and volleyball practices.

September 8, 2014
Pair of D-I teams take down CMS on opening weekend
Opening their 2014 season, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo team traveled to U.C. San Diego’s Triton Invite on Sept. 6 to play the first of four non-conference tournaments preceding the start of SCIAC play on October 18.

September 5, 2014
Season Preview: 2014 CMS Men's Water Polo
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team plays its first matches of the 2014 season at UCSD's Triton Invite on Saturday, Sept. 6. Watch this season's season preview with Coach Lonzo to find out everything you need to know about the 2014 Stags.

September 4, 2014
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August 17, 2014
Fall sports teams gearing up for 2014 seasons
As August comes to a close and summer is ending, the great news for CMS sports fans is that fall sports are right around the corner. As women’s and men’s soccer, football, volleyball, men’s water polo, and men’s and women’s cross country report and start training there are over 190 athletes hoping to make a CMS athletic team and build on the stellar year that CMS athletics had last year.

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.

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.

June 9, 2014
Mark your calendars for the Fall 2014 CMS sports seasons
Springs sports just ended and all is quiet on campus, but the 2014 fall sports season is just a few months away.

April 16, 2014
Fall sports land 42 CMS student-athletes on SCIAC All-Academic Teams
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) released its final six (football was released in March) 2013 fall sports All-Academic Teams and 42 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps student-athletes made their respective sports’ All-Academic Team.

March 10, 2014
Team GPA for men’s water polo is tops in the SCIAC; Six Stags earn All-Academic Awards
The Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) announced its 2013 Men's All-Academic Awards and the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo team landed six student-athletes on the team.

February 13, 2014
Stags land four on ACWPC All-American Teams
For their efforts in helping lead the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo team to a 16-win season and a second place finish at the SCIAC Championships, four Stags have been named to the 2013 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-American Teams.

December 4, 2013
Three Stags named to All-SCIAC water polo team
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) announced its All-Conference men's water polo teams today and three Claremont-Mudd-Scripps were named.

November 24, 2013
Stags garner second place finish at SCIAC Championships
Two wins in three days at the SCIAC Men’s Water Polo Championships earned the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo team a second place finish. CMS defeated La Verne and Redlands over the first two days of the Championships, before losing 10-9 to Whittier in the SCIAC championship match in sudden death overtime on Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Allred Aquatics Center.

November 22, 2013
Stags advance, squeak out opening round win over La Verne in SCIAC Championships
The second-seeded Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team defeated No. 7 La Verne 16-14 on the first day of the SCIAC Men's Water Polo Championships on Friday afternoon at the Allred Aquatics Center.

November 19, 2013
SCIAC Water Polo Championships get underway Nov. 22 at Chapman
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.

November 16, 2013
Chapman, slow start hand CMS first SCIAC home loss on Senior Day
In its final home match of the season, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo team lost 11-9 to Chapman on Senior Day at Axelrood Pool. The loss dropped CMS to 14-10 overall and 6-2 in SCIAC which puts the team in second heading into the SCIAC Men’s Water Polo Championships which are Nov. 22-24 at Chapman University.

November 9, 2013
CMS battles for overtime win against Pomona-Pitzer
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team won Saturday night's game against Sixth Street rival, Pomona-Pitzer 16-15 in overtime. The Stags came out on top of the back and forth battle vs. the Sagehens. Each team brought their fans to make for a rowdy crowd at Axelrood Pool.

October 30, 2013
Stags hold onto lead and win vs. Redlands, extend win streak to ten
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo team beat Redlands 10-9 in the Wednesday night SCIAC game. The Bulldogs took an early lead but were no match for the Stags who went ahead and held onto their lead despite a fourth quarter surge by Redlands.

October 19, 2013
Slow start not enough to stop CMS in SCIAC-opening win over La Verne
For the first 12 minutes of the match, La Verne stayed within striking distance, but the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo team eventually broke the game open en route to an 18-8 win in the SCIAC-opener on Saturday at Axelrood Pool.

October 17, 2013
Big second quarter leads to CMS win over Cal Baptist
Ranked 16th in the nation, Cal Baptist presented a challenge for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo team Wednesday evening at Axelrood Pool as CMS pulled off the 13-11 win. The last matchup between the teams played earlier this season resulted in a 9-7 loss for CMS.

October 9, 2013
CMS Athlete of the Week (9/30 - 10/6): Tanner Cullen - Men's Water Polo
(9/30 – 10/6) - In four matches over the weekend – four CMS wins – sophomore attacker Tanner Cullen led the Stags to a perfect record at the Gary Troyer Tournament by scoring 12 goals to lead the team.

October 8, 2013
Win streak hits five for Stags after perfect showing at Gary Troyer Tournament
Over the weekend at the Gary Troyer Tournament, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo team went 4-0 over the two-day tournament hosted by Pomona-Pitzer. After starting the season 0-5, CMS has now won five matches in a row and eight of its 11 matches overall to run its record to 7-8 on the season.

September 23, 2013
Stags Split Games At Lancer Invite
CMS went 1-1 at the Lancer Invite over the weekend beating La Verne 12-5, but falling to host Cal Baptist 9-7.

September 13, 2013
UCSD Pulls Away In Second Half, Takes Home-Opener From CMS
In its home-opener against UC San Diego, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo team lost 17-12 at Axelrood Pool on Friday afternoon. CMS is now 0-3 on the season while UCSD is now 3-2 overall.

September 6, 2013
2013 CMS Men's Water Polo Season Preview
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team gets its season started on Saturday, Sept. 7 with matches against Pepperdine and UCLA. The Stags are coming off a SCIAC Championship in 2012. Find out about the 2013 team from senior Maarten Lefor and head coach Greg Lonzo in the season preview.

July 12, 2013
Fall Sports Schedules Announced; Alumni Event Dates Set For Soccer And XC
Fall sports schedules for women’s and men’s cross country, football, women’s and men’s soccer, men’s water polo and volleyball have been posted on the CMS Athletics website (www.CMSAthletics.org).

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.

March 21, 2013
11 Men’s Water Polo Players Named To WWPA All-Academic Team
The Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) announced its 2012 Men’s All-Academic team Thursday and 11 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo players were selected.

January 30, 2013
Four Stags Named All-American By ACWPC, Lonzo Coach Of The Year
The Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) released its 2012 Men’s All-America teams and four Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo players have been selected. In addition, the ACWPC selected head coach Greg Lonzo as Coach of the Year.

November 30, 2012
Fall Sports Recap
Winter sports season is here, but recognition for Claremont McKenna College and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps fall sports student-athletes have continued to roll in after a season in which four sports – women’s and men’s cross country, men’s water polo and men’s soccer – have earned SCIAC regular season or tournament championships.

November 12, 2012
Stags Win SCIAC Water Polo Championships
CMS avenged their two SCIAC losses this year and went 3-0 at the SCIAC Championships to earn a share of the SCIAC title.

October 10, 2012
Stags Polo #20 Nationally, #1 In Division III
After a strong showing at the Gary Troyer Tournament over the weekend, the Stags moved up in the national polls. In the latest Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) poll, CMS is tied for 20th nationally and first among Division III programs.

October 4, 2012
CMS Wins SCIAC Polo Opener
CMS opened their SCIAC schedule on Wednesday and came away with a 13-8 win at Chapman.

December 23, 2011
CMS Finishes Number One In Division III Rankings
In the final poll of the 2011 season, a panel of coaches from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF), Western Water Polo Association (WWPA), Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA), and Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) voted the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Men’s Water Polo team the top team in the country in the Division III polls.

November 28, 2011
Chong Two-Time Player Of The Year; Stags Awarded SCIAC, WWPA Honors
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference recently honored four Stags for their performance in the 2011 Men’s Water Polo season.

November 12, 2011
Stags Polo Defeats Cal Lu, Advances to SCIAC Final
11-8 victory propels Stags to Championship game against Pomona-Pitzer

November 11, 2011
Stags Water Polo Advances To SCIAC Semifinals
Resounding 20-4 victory over Caltech advances #1 Seed CMS

November 5, 2011
Stags Trounce Tigers On Senior Day
Saturday morning, the Stags closed the regular season SCIAC schedule with a 15-4 victory over Occidental College. The game also served as a senior day celebration, as it was the final home game for CMS seniors Michael Lee, Brian Chong, Ari Wes, Vincent Schiavoni, and Danny Polyakov.

November 3, 2011
Stags Polo Stifles Leos

October 30, 2011
Stags Polo Suffers First Conference Loss of Season
Cal Lu defeats Stags 6-8

October 27, 2011
Stags Polo Alone In First After Win At Redlands
Led by John Holland's seven goals, #1 CMS defeated Redlands 12-9 on the road Wednesday night. The win marks the first regular-season victory over UR for Coach Greg Lonzo in his tenure at CMS.

October 19, 2011
Stags Water Polo Withstands Late Sagehen Rally To Defeat Cross-Street Rivals
CMS beat Pomona-Pitzer 10-8 on Wednesday evening. The Stags took a 6-3 lead into halftime after a 4-0 second quarter surge. The Hens closed to 9-8 late in the fourth quarter, but the Stags sealed the win with their 10th goal.

October 16, 2011
Stags Open Defense Of SCIAC Title With Win Over Poets
The men's water polo team flexed their muscles this morning, as they opened SCIAC play against Whittier College, putting the Poets down early to win 17-8.

October 12, 2011
Middlesworth Named WWPA Co-Player Of The Week
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges junior driver Huston Middlesworth has been named Co-Player of the Week by the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) for the week of October 10-16.

October 10, 2011
Stags 1-1 On Day Two Of Convergence
The men's water polo team hosted #16 Cal Baptist University and Div. 3 #2 Johns Hopkins University to wrap up the 2011 Claremont Convergence. CMS finished the day going 1-1, losing 10-9 to CBU and defeating Johns Hopkins, 15-11.

October 8, 2011
Stags 2-0 On Day 1 Of Convergence
The CMS Mens Water Polo team made a huge statement today, as they started off the Convergence Tournament 2-0 in the first day of play.

October 5, 2011
19th Annual Convergence Tournament
CMS is co-host of the Convergence Tournament. 19 schools are participating in the tournament. Check here for the schedule and results.

October 2, 2011
Stags Polo Finishes 2-2 At Lancer Invite
CMS played four games at the Lancer Invitational Tournament on Friday and Saturday and finished 2-2 overall. The Stags narrowly lost to #16 Cal Baptist 16-15 and beat Vanguard 8-6 on Friday. On Saturday, they lost to #10 Concordia 17-6 and beat Riverside CC 13-9.

September 29, 2011
Stags Polo Prepares For Upcoming Tournaments
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges Men’s Water Polo team was ranked 2nd in the latest Division III poll by the Collegiate Water Polo Association. The Stags will carry that ranking into the Lancer Invite this weekend, where they will compete with two nationally ranked opponents in #16 Cal Baptist University and #10 Concordia University-Irvine. In addition, CMS will play Vanguard University and Riverside CC.

August 30, 2011
Stags Top Division III Preseason Rankings
Defending SCIAC Champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is the top ranked Division III men's water polo team in the preseason Collegiate Water Polo Association poll. The Stags received 95 points in the poll which is voted on by a panel of coaches.

November 22, 2010
Brian Chong Named Water Polo Player of the Year
Four Stags were honored by the SCIAC with Water Polo All-Conference Awards. Brian Chong (JR, Mercer Island, WA, DR) was given the distinction of Athlete of the Year. Brian Baier (SO, Orinda, UT) and Huston Middlesworth (So, Bellevue, WA, DR) were selected to First Team All-SCIAC. Goalkeeper Sean Wasserman (SR, Los Gatos, GK) made Second Team All-SCIAC).

November 15, 2010
Stags Win SCIAC Water Polo Championship
The men's water polo team was 3-0 at the SCIAC Championship Tournament over the weekend and earned enough points to claim the overall SCIAC title.

November 5, 2010
CMS Water Polo Loses to UCSD, But Cruises Past Cal Tech
This week, CMS has two back to back games, beginning with a loss in San Diego to #11 UCSD, 6-11, and an easy win over Cal Tech 20-7.

November 1, 2010
Water Polo Goes 1-1: Solid League Win, Good Taste Of The Best
In a Saturday doubleheader, the Stags (11-10, 3-2 SCIAC) managed to defeat the University of La Verne (6-18, 2-3 SCIAC) 13-7, while falling to #9 Loyola Marymount (13-7).

October 29, 2010
Game Time Changed To 10:00
Tomorrow's SCIAC game against La Verne at Axelrood Pool has been changed to 10:00 from its originally scheduled 11:00 time.

October 28, 2010
Stags Battle Hard; Lose To #1 Redlands
In an epic battle of the best that the SCIAC has to offer, the Stags proved that they could play on the national stage, but still could not manage to defeat D3 #1 University of Redlands Wednesday night at Axelrood Pool. The game was a nail-biter until the closing minutes of the game, but CMS could not hold onto the win, as they lost 13-15.

October 27, 2010
Stags Leave Poets Speechless
Blue skies paved the way to the top for the Maroon and Gold as the Stags defeated defending Division 3 champions, Whittier College, Saturday morning, 10-8.

October 22, 2010
Men's Waterpolo Triumphs Over Tigers
The heavy downpour Wednesday evening set the scene for the Mens’ Water Polo Team (9-8, 1-1 SCIAC) when they entered Occidental College's Taylor Pool. Oxy proved to be no match for CMS, as the Stags dominated the entire game, finishing with a score of 19-9 in a crucial SCIAC matchup.

October 11, 2010
CMS Waterpolo Defeats Harvard And Goes 4-1 In Claremont Convergence
The CMS Men’s Water Polo team competed in the Claremont Convergence Tournament on Friday and Saturday. The Stags went 4-1 for the weekend, which included a victory over Harvard Saturday evening.

October 5, 2010
18th Annual Convergence Tournament
CMS is co-host of the Convergence Tournament. 24 schools are participating in the tournament. Check here for the schedule and results.

September 15, 2010
Men's Water Polo goes 3-2 In Inland Empire Tournament
Over the weekend the CMS Men’s Water Polo Team (3-4) competed in the Inland Empire Classic hosted by the University of La Verne and the University of Redlands.

November 16, 2009
Stags Upset Top Ranked Poets To Reach Championship Game
The men's water polo team, seeded fifth in the SCIAC Tournament, upset the fourth and first ranked teams to reach the championship game.

November 10, 2009
CMS To Host SCIAC Tournament This Weekend
CMS is the host school for this weekend's SCIAC Men's Water Polo Tournament. The event will take place at Axelrood Pool from November 13-15.

October 2, 2009
17th Annual Convergence Tournament
CMS is co-host of the Convergence Tournament. 21 schools are participating in the tournament. Check here for the schedule and results.

December 3, 2008
Two Players Earn SCIAC, WWPA Water Polo Honors
The Men's Water Polo All-SCIAC team was recently announced and two Stags earned places on the team. Andrew Cosentino (SO, Greenwich, CT [pictured]) was named First Team All-SCIAC and Vincent Schiavoni (FR, Malvern, PA) was named Second Team All-SCIAC.

November 19, 2008
CMS To Host WWPA Championship This Weekend
CMS is the host school for this weekend's Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) Championship. The event will take place at Axelrood Pool from November 21-23.

October 27, 2008
Stags Tied For First After 3-0 Week
The Stags are tied for first in the SCIAC standings after going 3-0 overall this week including 2-0 in SCIAC play.

May 14, 2008
Stags Polo Team Earns All-Academic Honors
The CMS men's water polo team had the second highest combined GPA (3.348) in the country and 11 players earned All-Academic Honors from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Association (ACWPC) which were recently announced.

December 24, 2007
Zepfel, Wright Named To All-American Team
Andrew Zepfel (SR, Sherman Oaks) and Xande Wright (JR, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil) were recently named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Division III All-American Team.

November 27, 2007
Three Players Named To All-SCIAC Water Polo Team
The Men's Water Polo All-SCIAC teams were recently announced and three Stags were selected.

October 26, 2007
Water Polo Game Moved To CMS
The site of the CMS-Redlands water polo game scheduled for Saturday, October 27 has been moved from Redlands to Claremont.

October 25, 2007
SCIAC Contests Rescheduled
The SCIAC athletic events originally scheduled for Wednesday, October 24 including the CMS contests in men's and women's soccer and men's water polo have been rescheduled for Monday, October 29. The sites and times of the games will remain the same as they were originally.

October 8, 2007
Stags Win Three Of Four At Convergence
The men's water polo team got back on the winning track at their own Claremont Convergence Tournament winning three of their four games.

October 5, 2007
Claremont Convergence
Eighteen teams from around the country converge on Claremont this weekend for 36 games of water polo. In addition to seven of the eight SCIAC schools, there are six other teams from around California plus teams from five East Coast States.

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.

November 22, 2006
CMS Places Seven On All-SCIAC Football, Water Polo Teams
The All-SCIAC Teams for Football and Men's Water Polo were recently announced and CMS had seven players named to the two teams.

October 19, 2006
Stags Win High-Scoring Affair
The men's water polo battled back from a 6-5 haltime deficit to win at Occidental 13-10 on Wednesday afternoon. The team improved to 6-11 overall and 2-0 in SCIAC play.

October 16, 2006
Stags Win SCIAC Opener
CMS gained a measure of revenge for two earlier defeats to Whittier College by downing the Poets in both team's SCIAC opener 11-8. The Stags improved to 5-11 overall and 1-0 in SCIAC.

October 9, 2006
Stags Have Successful Week
The CMS men's water polo team went 3-2 during the week to improve their record to 4-11.