No. 13 Indiana Heads West to Compete Against Top Competition in Triton Invitational.
Feb. 6, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
OFF TO A GOOD START After going undefeated in the Brown Invitational, the Hoosiers have extended their record to a perfect 6-0 on the season. The 6-0 record matches the best start in school history when the IU water polo team went 6-0 in the inaugural year in 1998, before losing their seventh match.
LAST TIME UP Indiana's first match of the Triton Invitational will be against No. 16 Cal State Northridge. The Hoosiers faced Northridge last season during the Aztec Invitational at San Diego State on March 17. The then 11th ranked IU team made a furious comeback attempt after falling 5-3 in the opening half, but just couldn't get the final goal in the net as they fell to the Matadors 8-7. Indiana is 3-5 all-time when facing Cal State Northridge.
SHAE SHATTERING RECORDS 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 234 goals. Fournier scored five goals in the Michigan Kick-Off to pass Krista Peterson who is now in fourth place with 224 goals.
She added nine more in the Brown Invitational, and now only needs 11 more to pass former teammate Jakie Kohli in second with 244 and 13 to pass Kristin Stanford with the all-time record of 246. She is currently fourth all-time at IU in career assists (133), third in career steals (240), 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.
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
GAUDREAULT IN THE GOAL Keeper Jessica Gaudreault is back again in the cage for Indiana and is quickly turning into one of the top goalkeepers in the conference. Gaudreault, who was named First Team All-Conference for the CWPA Western Division last year as a freshman, has picked up back-to-back defensive player of the week honors from the CWPA for the opening two weeks of the season.
Gaudreault stopped 20 shots in 58 minutes for the Hoosiers to claim the very 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.
Jessica posted 38 saves and six steals in 128 minutes between the pipes to claim the February 3 Defensive Player of the Week award for the second straight week. Gaudreault turned in three double-digit save performances and added two assists to her season total. The sophomore keeper's biggest performance came against CWPA-rival Hartwick as she turned aside 13 shots, matching a career high set against Long Beach State Feb. 23, 2013.
This is the third Defensive Player of the Week and fourth 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.
SCHROEDER IN THE MIDDLE Center Candyce Schroeder is back for her sophomore campaign 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 during the opening 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.
Schroeder followed up that performance by scoring a new career-high four goals against Brown University at the Brown Invitational.
THE MARYLAND GIRLS 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. Becca was named starter for her first tournament in the Bison Invitational and has anchored the Hoosiers on offense ever sense.
Rebecca has started all six games for Indiana so far during the 2014 season. She leads the Hoosiers in earned kick-outs with 8. Her biggest offensive match of the season came last weekend against Wagner in the Brown Invitational. Becca totaled four goals off only four shot attempts, matching her career-high set last season.
Graduate Student 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.
Allison was named CWPA Player of the Week after her unstoppable offensive performance during the Brown Invitational, tallying 11 goals and six assists in her four matches played this weekend.
Campbell kicked off the tournament with two goals as the Hoosiers downed host Brown University, 17-6, and added another in the squad's 11-5 victory over No. 19 Hartwick. The graduate student looked even better Sunday, recording three points in IU's win over Wagner College, 15-5. Campbell earned her first starting nod in the weekend finale win over No. 20 University of the Pacific, 15-9, and proceeded to unload five goals into the back of the cage, marking the fifth 5-goal game of her career.
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.
ASSISTING THE TEAM Junior Colleen McNaught made a habit of finding open teammates in position to score during both her sophomore and debut seasons at IU. The Dana Hills, Calif. native paced the team with 41 assists last year, while adding 51 helpers the season before, which is third on the IU all-time single-season assists list. Brooke Zimmerman holds the school record with 56 assists in 2008.
McNaught also tied the record for most assists in a single game with five. Colleen started every game for the Hoosiers during the 2013 season and had 29 goals, 41 assists, 27 steals, and 13 field blocks.
Colleen is leading the team in assits with with 12 through six games -double what all other players on the team have recorded. Comparably, McNaught has only one turnover on the season.
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