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Water Polo

Opponents wait for Hoosiers on west coast

The No. 9 Indiana water polo team will compete in its second tournament of the season as it travels to Santa Barbara, Calif., to play four games at the UC Santa Barbara Winter Invite, three of those against top-20 teams.


IU water polo team opens year with two victories

The No. 10 IU water polo team began its season with two wins and a loss at the Michigan Kick-Off during the weekend. The Hoosiers topped both No. 12 Michigan and Colorado State while falling to No. 3 UCLA.


"Newbies" look to replicate success of past teams

After a success-filled 2011, question marks loom for 2012. The No. 10 IU water polo team will kick off its season this weekend in Ann Arbor, Mich., at the Michigan Kick-Off.


Senior utility Lauren Wyckoff prepares to pass the ball during the Hoosiers' 10-9 victory against Hartwick at the Counsilman/Billingsley Aquatic Center.

Water polo continues as IU's only non Big Ten varsity sport

Starting out as a club team, water polo made its way to becoming a varsity sport at IU. But without the Big Ten Conference recognizing the sport, the team will continue as the only varsity sport at IU to not compete in the Big Ten.


Then-junior goalkeeper Cassie Wyckoff prepares to pass the ball during the Hoosiers' 10-9 victory against Hartwick on Saturday at the Counsilman/Billingsley Aquatic Center. The Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches announced Wednesday that Wyckoff, along with teammate senior Jakie Kohli, earned honorable mention All-American status.

2 seniors named All-Americans

Senior attacker Jakie Köhli and senior goalkeeper Cassie Wyckoff were named honorable mention All-Americans by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches.



Freshman attacker Shae Fournier throws the ball during a game against Michigan on March 26.

Freshmen play key role amongst seniors

Given the cumulative experience of the IU water polo team, one might think that it is a win-now team. The 2011 team returned six starters. Four of the team’s seven seniors have combined for 394 goals and 290 starts as Hoosiers entering the season.



Wolverines slash the Hoosiers’ defense

In a game in which the No. 12 Hoosiers controlled the action for most of the time and neither team held a lead of more than three points, four defensive lapses cost IU an opportunity to defeat rival Michigan for the first time in the seniors’ career.


A breakthrough in Bloomington?

Coach Barry King said the Hoosiers must stick to what has sparked their eight-game winning streak — their defense.


Success based on defense

The IU water polo team’s five-game winning streak is predicated largely on defense, as the Hoosiers have allowed 4.8 goals per game in their past five matches. They look to take their strong defense into this weekend’s Aztec Invitational in San Diego.


IU builds momentum in New Jersey

The No. 17 IU water polo squad (7-8) took care of business during the weekend in Princeton, N.J., earning its first weekend sweep of the season.



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