Women's Water Polo

    Indiana Looking to Extend Hot Start in Brown Invitational

    Go Hoosiers! Hallie Lindsey battles for position.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Hallie Lindsey battles for position.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Jan. 30, 2014


    Brown Invitational
     Date February 1-2
     Location Providence, RI
    Game Notes http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ind/sports/w-wpolo/auto_pdf/2013-14/release/release_20140130aaa.pdf
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    The Last Meeting
    April 27, 2012
    Providence, R.I.
    Hoosiers Fall to Brown in Eastern Quarterfinals
    The No. 3 seed Indiana Hoosiers women's water polo team (26-9) fell in the quarterfinals of the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Eastern Championship to No. 6 seed Brown, 5-4, after giving up the lone fourth period goal to the Bears with 3:22 remaining.

    After going undefeated in the Michigan Kick-Off, the Hoosiers are now 2-0 on the year. This is the first time Indiana has started the season 2-0 since the year 2001 when IU defeated both Santa Cruz and Villanova.

    The Hoosiers will be facing conference rival, No. 19 Hartwick, for the first time of many this season. Indiana is 9-7 in the all-time series against the Hawks including a 3-1 advantage last year. Indiana defeated Hartwick on a thrilling last second goal to claim their first ever Western Championship last season.

    Senior Shae Founrier is on her way to becoming one of, if not the, best players in Indiana water polo history. Fournier, who currently holds the record at Indiana for most goals scored in a season with 95, has moved into third on the career list after last weekend with 225 goals. Fournier scored five goals in the Michigan Kick-Off to pass Krista Peterson who is now in fourth place with 224 goals.

    She only needs 20 more to pass former teammate Jakie Kohli in second with 224 and 22 to pass Kristin Stanford with the all-time record of 246. She is currently fifth all-time at IU in career assists (128), third in career steals (234), and well within reach of the all-time leader in each category.

    Fournier added season totals of 66 goals, 38 assists, 62 steals, and 35 field blocks during her junior year, which was either first or second on the team in every statistical category. She also tied the record for most goals scored in a match by putting in six against Gannon University.

    Last season, with 34 seconds to go in a tied game, and a conference title on the line, Fournier drove the ball down the length of the pool, drew the exclusion, and scored the game winning goal with four seconds left to give the Hoosiers their first ever Western Division Championship in school history. Fournier finished that match with a team-high three goals and two field blocks.

    During her sophomore campaign, Shae put together one of the most productive seasons in program history headlined by a single-season school record of 95 goals. She also finished the season with team-highs of 86 steals and 95 field blocks, to go along with 41 assists. She recorded 29 multi-goal games, including 10 contests with at least four scores.

    Keeper Jessica Gaudreault is back again in the cage for Indiana. Last season she was named starter as a freshman and quickly turned into one of the top goalkeepers in the conference. She rounded out the year with 199 saves on her 27 matches played. She was named First Team All-Conference for the CWPA Western Division.

    Gaudreault stopped 20 shots in 58 minutes for the Hoosiers to claim the vry first Western Division Defensive Player of the Week award for the 2014 season. She recorded nine saves in a 17-9 victory over Iona in the Hoosiers' season opener, before stopping multiple one-on-one chances against the host Wolverines to key Indiana to a 10-5 win against Michigan.

    This is the second Defensive Player of the Week and third weekly honor Gaudreault has earned from the CWPA as she was named co-defesnive player of the week for the CWPA alongside teammate Mary Campbell for the week of Feb. 18-24.

    Jessica spent the majority of her off-season competing for the Canadian Nationl Team in prestigious tournaments such as the Canada Cup and the Holiday Cup. These were major events helping to set up for other international competition preparing for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Gaudreault, along with fellow Hoosier Shae Fournier, competed for the Canadian National Team in the World University Games in Russia this summer.

    Center Candyce Schroeder is back for her sophomore campagin after sustaining an injury that left her sidelined for several weeks last year. Schroeder was the only freshman to start for the Hoosiers on offense last season, doing her best to hold down the middle for IU.

    Candyce made her returun noticable immediatly and was named CWPA Player of the Week for the very first week of the season. Schroeder, a sophomore from San Clemente, Calif./San Clemente, registered five goals on six shots in a pair of victories over Iona College and No. 13 Michigan this past weekend. She netted a pair of goals, including the first score of the season for the Hoosiers, as Indiana dispatched Iona by a 17-9 final score in the squad's opening game of the 2014 season. Schroeder followed up the game by recording a hat trick against archrival Michigan as Indiana defeated the Wolverines by a 10-5 final score.

    In addition to her goals, she chipped in three assists to factor in nearly a third (eight-of-27) of Indiana's goals on the weekend. Further, she drew three ejections as she claims her second weekly honor from the league office over the past two seasons. She was named Rookie of the Week one time last year for the CWPA.

    University of Maryland transfers Rebecca Gerrity and Allison Campbell have joined each other as teammates for the first time since 2012 when the University decided to close down their water polo program.

    Gerrity, who joined the Hoosiers last season, had no trouble fitting in with the Indiana offense. Gerrity had six goals for IU in her first tournament in Ann Arbor, including a huge showing against Colorado State, where she had four goals on only five shot attempts. Gerrity's four goals against CSU was a new colligate career high for her. Her previous career high was three goals against Sonoma State March 22, 2012, as a Terrapin.

    Becca was named starter for her first tournament in the Bison Invitational and has anchored the Hoosiers on offense ever sense. She had seven goals during that tournament, including two against the highly touted Princeton goalie. Gerrity finished third on the team in goals scored last season with 38. She also added 15 assists and 13 steals to the Hoosiers' stat line.

    Senior Allison Campbell suited up in an Indiana uniform for the first time during the Michigan Kick-Off after taking a year off from competing at the colligate level. There were no signs of rust for the fifth-year as Campbell netted five goals during the tournament, four coming in the first match alone.

    An honorable mention All-America choice by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) in 2012, Campbell was a first team All-CWPA Western Division selection and named to the CWPA Eastern Championship All-Tournament first team after helping the Terps post a program-best second-place finish that same year.

    Ali was named Western Division Player of the Week four times (2/1, 2/28, 3/27 and 4/2) during her junior season while starting all 26 games for the Terps. She ranked first on the team in goals (55) and third in assists (23). Campbell also led the team in steals (70) and kickouts drawn (33). Her season goals total tied for sixth (56) on the Maryland all-time single-season chart and set a single-season school record with a shooting percentage of .462. Campbell's older sister, Kelsey, also played water polo at Indiana from 2008-2011.




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