Feb. 22, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
The Indiana water polo team will play host to four other teams this weekend in the annual Fluid Four tournament at the Councilman-Billingsly Aquatic Center in Bloomington. Admission is FREE. The schedule for the weekend is as follows:
Saturday, Feb. 23
10:00 a.m. ET - #12 Indiana vs. Dollard Des Ormeaux
11:20 a.m. ET - #19 Michigan vs. #11 Long Beach State
2:00 p.m. ET - Washington & Jefferson vs. DDO
6:00 p.m. ET - #19 Michigan vs. Washington & Jefferson
7:20 p.m. ET - #12 Indiana vs. #11 Long Beach State
Sunday, Feb. 24
9:00 a.m. ET - #11 Long Beach State vs. DDO
10:20 a.m. ET - #12 Indiana vs. Washington & Jefferson
1:00 p.m ET - #11 Long Beach State vs. Washington & Jefferson
For live in-game updates on all matches, follow @IUWaterPolo on Twitter ( click here.
KOHLI CONTINUES TO MOVE UP
A year off recovering from shoulder surgery hasn't slowed down redshirt senior and two-time all-American Jakie Kohli. Almost no time was lost before Kohli scored the first goal of the season for Indiana in the Michigan Kick-Off.
After scoring eight goals in Ann Arbor, 10 during the Hoosiers first trip to California, and four at the Bison Invitational, Kohli moved up to fourth place on the
career goals scored list at IU with 202, surpasssing Nicole Redder with 182. Kohli only needs 5 more before she moves into third place currently held by
Brooke Zimmerman who has 206.
Kohli scored 80 goals in her junor season alone (a then single-season record) and head coach Barry King thinks the IU career scoring record is well within Kohli's reach.
After the Stanford Invitational, where she recorded 10 more steals, Kohli has also moved up to second on IU's all-time career steals list with 248, surpassing
Molly Fonner with 232. First place on the list is stll held soundly by Deb Simone with 326.
ANCHORING THE D
Freshman Jessica Gaudreault
was named the starting goalkeeper for Indiana this season. She has 79 saves on her 13 matches played this season. Her best showing of the season came against 10th ranked Princeton. Gaudreault was like a brick wall against the Tigers' offense, tallying up 12 saves and only allowing two goals on 24 shot attempts. She had eight saves, tying her previous career high, in the first
Gaudreault competed in the FINA Wold Youth Water Polo Championships in Perth, Australia for Team Canada this December.
GERRITY FITS RIGHT IN
University of Maryland transfer Rebecca Gerrity has had no trouble fitting in with the Indiana offense in her first season as a Hoosier. 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.
Becca started her first tournament in the Bison Invitational and anchored the Hoosiers on offense all wekend. She had seven goals during the tournament,
including two against the highly touted Princeton goalie. Gerrity is second on the team in goals scored this season with 18, coming right behind Kohli who has 22.
Gerrity joins the IU team from the Terrapins where she played in all 26 games as a reserve last year, ranked fourth on the team in shooting percentage (.405), fourth on the team in steals (31) and seventh in goals (17).
Junior Shae Founrier is quickly becoming one of the most well-rounded water polo players in the conference. She is the only Hoosier to have double-digit stats in every category on the stat sheet. Fournier leads the team in assists and field blocks by
a staggering margin with 17 and 15 thus far. No other player is within five on either category. Shae is also leading the team in steals with 26, and ranks third on
the roster in goals scored with 16.
Last year, Shae Fournier 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.
SCHROEDER IN THE MIDDLE
Freshman Candyce Schroeder was the only freshman to start for the Hoosiers on offense this season, doing her best to hold down the middle at Center. The San Clemente, Calif. native had a great debut for Indiana, scoring three goals at the Michigan Kick-Off and forcing several turnovers on defense. And she continues to get better every match.
Coming back from a hand injury that left her sidelined at the Stanford Invite, Schroeder put up big offensive numbers during the Bison Invitational last weekend
in Lewisburg, Penn. She scored a career high three goals against Wagner.
Schroeder helped lead San Clemente High School to the 2011 CIF Championship while earning CIF Player of the Year honors in the process. She was also named League MVP and Second Team All-County.
DISHING THE ROCK
Sophomore Colleen McNaught made a habit of finding open teammates in position to score during her debut season in 2012. The Dana Hills, Calif. native paced the team with 51 assists, which is third on the IU all-time single-season assists list. Brooke Zimmerman holds the school record with 56 helpers in 2008.
McNaught also tied the reocrd for most assists in a single game with 5. McNaught has started every game for the Hoosiers thus far in the 2013 season and has nine goals, eight assists, nine steals, and five field blocks so far.
TAYLOR ON DEFENSE
Shelby Taylor has been the x-factor for the Hoosiers on defense all season. She's started every match for Indiana and has 20 steals on the season thus far, including
four steals in their match against Hartwick. Taylor is also tied for second on the team in assists with nine. She has nine goals and six field blocks on the season.