2015 UCSB Men's Water Polo News

  • Gauchos Perform Well In National League
    May 03, 2016
    Shoemaker, Whitelegge, Hauschidl and Hamilton all compete in the USA Water Polo National League Finals.
  • Four Gauchos Compete In USA Water Polo National League
    March 23, 2016
    Derek Shoemaker is one of four Gauchos competing in the USA Water Polo National League.
  • Four Gauchos Named to ACWPC All-Academic Team
    February 04, 2016
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – For their outstanding achievements in the classroom, four members of the UCSB men’s water polo team were named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) Men’s All Academic Team, it was announced Thursday.
  • Men's Water Polo Joins Golden Coast Conference
    January 21, 2016
    UCSB Men's Water Polo will join the Golden Coast Conference in 2016.
  • Shoemaker Named Honorable Mention All-MPSF
    November 24, 2015
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – After leading the UCSB men’s water polo team with 47 goals this season, utility Derek Shoemaker was named Honorable Mention All-MPSF, it was announced by the conference Tuesday.
  • UCSB Men’s Water Polo Wraps Up 2015 Season with 7th Place Finish at MPSF Championships
    November 22, 2015
    The UC Santa Barbara men’s water polo team ended their 2015 season on a high note with a 7-6 win over Long Beach State to seal a 7th place finish in MPSF Championships.
  • No. 6 UCSB to face No.1 UCLA and No. 16 UC San Diego
    November 06, 2015
    This weekend, the UCSB will face the top-ranked UCLA and No. 16 UCSD. The Gauchos have lost their last two games against the Bruins in 2014. Their most recent match up was in the second round of last year’s MPSF Tournament when UCLA won 14-8.
  • UCSB Men Seal Another MPSF Win with Buzzer Beater Goal Against UC Irvine
    October 31, 2015
    In their final home match of the season, the UC Santa Barbara men’s water polo team honored five seniors and took home a crucial win in one of the tightest games of the season. Derek Shoemaker’s goal in the final second of the game put them on top over UC Irvine to improve their record to 14-8.
  • No. 6 UCSB to face No. 7 UC Irvine in Home Finale
    October 29, 2015
    Before taking on UC Irvine, UCSB will be honoring their seniors in a pre-game ceremony at Campus Pool, as the team will recognize seniors Nick Jordan, Liam Gaughan, Derek Shoemaker, Bryan Snyder, and Chris Whitelegge for their years of contributions to the program.
  • UCSB Falls to Stanford in Narrow Decision
    October 24, 2015
    The UC Santa Barbara men’s water polo team came off a 13-4 win against San Jose State on the road to play No. 3 ranked Stanford. Senior attacker Derek Shoemaker led the way with four goals, junior utility Reed Cotterill added a hat trick, but it wouldn’t be enough to top the Cardinals. Stanford would win the game 10-8.
  • No. 6 UCSB Downs San Jose State 13-7
    October 23, 2015
    SAN JOSE, Calif. – The UCSB men’s water polo team opened its weekend with a 13-7 road win at San Jose State this afternoon.
  • Gauchos to Visit San Jose State, No. 5 Stanford
    October 21, 2015
    Stanford has defeated UCSB in their last three meetings. In their most recent match from last October, the final score was 13-6 in favor of the Cardinals. This will be the Gauchos’ first time playing San Jose State since 1980 when the Spartans last had a water polo team. In that match, UCSB blanked SJSU 5-0.
  • No. 6 UCSB Falls in Tight Match to No. 3 USC
    October 18, 2015
    In their second match against MPSF competitor USC this season, game tensions were high as the Gauchos looked for redemption, but ultimately fell to the Trojans, 6-5.
  • UCSB Takes Fourth Win this Season Against Long Beach State
    October 17, 2015
    The UCSB men’s team sealed a win on the road against Long Beach State to begin their two-game weekend.
  • No. 6 Gauchos Face No. 8 Long Beach and No. 2 Trojans
    October 15, 2015
    The Gauchos split four games in last week’s SoCal Tournament in Malibu, California, beating Long Beach State and UC San Diego, and falling to USC and Pacific. UCSB would place sixth in the tournament.
  • No. 6 UCSB Finishes Sixth in SoCal Tournament
    October 11, 2015
    Another win and a loss on Day Two of the SoCal Tournament put the Gauchos in sixth place, a big improvement from last year’s performance in the tournament. The UCSB team was victorious over Long Beach State in a 12-6 decision, but fell to Pacific in a 12-5 loss.
  • UCSB Men’s Polo Take a Win and a Loss on Day 1 of SoCal Tournament
    October 10, 2015
    The sunny seaside cliffs of Malibu provided the perfect setting for the first day of the SoCal Tournament, hosted by Pepperdine. The UC Santa Barbara men took home a win against UC San Diego, 12-8, but fell to No. 3 USC, 10-8.
  • No. 6 Gauchos Taking on Top Contenders in So Cal Tournament
    October 08, 2015
    The Gauchos will kick off their final tournament of the regular season in Malibu this Saturday when they will first face off against No. 15 UC San Diego. Their start times and opponents for the remaining three games will be based off the result of their first game. Top contenders in the tournament bracket include No. 1 UCLA and No. 3 USC. The Bruins are undefeated so far this season and will face off against No. 16 Pomona to begin their tournament schedule. Other MPSF teams in attendance include No. 8 UC Irvine, No. 9 Pepperdine, and No. 14 San Jose State.
  • No. 6 UCSB Defeated by No. 5 Pacific
    October 04, 2015
    In their final match of Alumni Weekend, the Gauchos were defeated by the Tigers, 9-6.
  • No. 6 Gauchos Fall to No. 4 Cal Bears on Alumni Weekend
    October 03, 2015
    Alumni Weekend for the men’s water polo team brought a wide spectrum of past and present players to today’s match against the No. 4 Cal Bears. The Gauchos carried the momentum for three quarters, but relinquished control of the game in the fourth quarter, losing to Cal 12-8.
  • No. 6 Gauchos Looking For Redemption in Matches Against No. 4 Cal and No. 5 Pacific
    October 02, 2015
    This weekend, the Gauchos will be facing No. 4 Cal and No. 5 Pacific.In addition to hosting top-level competition, the Gauchos are also hosting their annual Alumni Weekend, which will include an alumni match that will be played after UCSB takes on Cal.
  • No. 6 UCSB Seals Two Wins Against No. 16 Navy and LMU on Home Opener
    September 28, 2015
    The UC Santa Barbara men’s water polo team drew quite the crowd this past Sunday in their double-win day over the Navy Midshipmen, 13-7, and the Loyola Marymount Lions, 8-5. Boris Jovanovic led the Gauchos’ scoring efforts with four goals across the two games. Senior goalkeeper Chris Whitelegge tallied 13 saves and two assists for the day.
  • Men's Water Polo to Make Home Debut Sunday with LMU, No. 16 Navy
    September 25, 2015
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UCSB men’s water polo team will be make its home debut this Sunday with Loyola Marymount and No. 16 Navy. The Gauchos – who are coming off a strong 11-9 win at No. 9 Pepperdine – will put their three-game winning streak on the line this Sunday, as they look to improve on their solid 7-2 record.
  • UCSB Men’s Water Polo Top Pepperdine, 11-9
    September 24, 2015
    Derek Shoemaker led the Gauchos’ offensive efforts with four goals. Borislav Jovanovic followed with three goals in the game. Chris Whitelegge totaled 15 saves, including a blocked penalty shot.
  • UCSB Victorious Over Pepperdine and Long Beach on Day Two of Kap7 NorCal Invite
    September 20, 2015
    The second day of the NorCal Invitational featured two tough opponents and two tight games for the UC Santa Barbara team. In a tight, penalty-filled, triple overtime game, UCSB was able to rise above Pepperdine, 10-9. In another tight game versus Long Beach State, UCSB was victorious, 8-7.
  • Gauchos Top No. 12 Air Force 10-7, Fall to No. 4 Cal
    September 19, 2015
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara Men’s Water Polo kicked off the Norcal Tournament with a victory over Air Force and a loss to Cal on Day One.
  • Second Nick Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament Set for Oct. 2
    September 16, 2015
    The Second Annual Nick Johnson Memorial will take place at Sandpiper Golf Club in Santa Barbara on Oct. 2, 2015, it was announced Wednesday.
  • UCSB Men's Water Polo Falls to UCLA and Long Beach In Exhibition Matches
    September 13, 2015
    UC Santa Barbara followed its debut weekend at Triton Invite with two tight games versus strong opponents. The Gauchos fell to UCLA, 10-11, and Long Beach State, 8-11.
  • No. 7 UCSB Tops UC Davis, Falls to Cal on Final Day of Triton Invitational
    September 06, 2015
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – UCSB (3-1) split the final day of the Triton Invitational with a 12-5 loss to No. 3 Cal and an 11-6 triumph over No. 13 UC Davis.
  • Men's Water Polo 2-0 in 2015 Season Debut at Triton Invite
    September 05, 2015
    The UCSB (2-0) men's water polo team has started the 2015 season off strong with back-to-back wins on the first day of the Triton Invitational. The Gauchos started the day with a 8-7 victory over Air Force and later defeated Long Beach State 7-6.
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