Women's Water Polo

    Top Seed Indiana Set for the Eastern Championship

    Go Hoosiers! Coach Barry King with Jakie Kohli
    Go Hoosiers!
    Coach Barry King with Jakie Kohli
    Go Hoosiers!

    April 24, 2013

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -

    CWPA Eastern Championship
     Date April 26-28
     Location Ann Arbor, Mich.
     Tournament Schedule Complete Schedule
    Game Notes Indiana Game Notes
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    EASTERN CHAMPIONSHIP SEEDING
    1) Indiana
    2) Princeton
    3) Hartwick
    4) Michigan
    5) Brown
    6) Harvard
    7) George Washington
    8) Bucknell
    9) Mercyhurst
    10) Gannon
    11) Notre Dame College
    12) Connecticut College

    The Hoosiers will play their first game on Friday at 3:20 p.m. ET against the winner of Bucknell and Mercyhurst. The complete tournament scheduled can be found HERE

    WESTERN CHAMPIONS
    The Indiana Hoosiers captured the CWPA Western Division Championship on April 14 after going 3-0 on the weekend. It is the first time in program history that IU claimed the Western Division title and enter this week's Eastern Championships as the top seed. At the Western Championships, IU started by topping Michigan by a score of 10-7 in the first game and then came back that same day to beat Gannon, 16-5 to advance to the title game. In the title game, Shae Fournier's goal with four seconds left in the match gave the Hoosiers the 12-11 victory over Hartwick.

    NCAA HISTORY
    The Hoosiers will be looking to capture it's third CWPA Conference Championship this weekend and it's third trip to the NCAA Championship. The last time IU achieved both of those marks was in 2011. The Hoosiers also advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2003 after capturing the title at the Eastern Championships.

    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.

    With 60 goals on the season thus far, Kohli has now moved up into second place on the career goals scored list at IU with 240, surpassing Krista Peterson with 224. Kohli only needs 7 more before she moves into first place currently held by Kristin Stanford who has 246.

    Kohli scored 80 goals in her junior season alone (a then single-season record) and still holds the single-game record, along with six other Hoosiers, for six goals scored in one match.

    After the Stanford Invitational, where she recorded 10 more steals, Kohli also moved up to second on IU's all-time career steals list with 268, 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 171 saves on her 24 matches played this season. She was named co-defensive player of the week for the CWPA alongside teammate Mary Campbell for the week of Feb. 18-24.

    One of her best games 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 half alone.

    Gaudreault continued to ride that momentum in the Hoosiers first home meet against No. 9 Long Beach State. Playing with her newly found confidence, Gaudreault finished the match with 13 saves, which is her current career high, 10 coming from the first half.

    Gaudreault was key in the Hoosiers 8-6 victory over No. 8 Hawaii. Despite a season high 34 shots taken against Gaudreault, several coming in the last two minutes alone, she held off the Warriors comeback attempt, sealing Indiana's biggest win of the season.

    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 collegiate career high for her. Her previous career high was three goals against Sonoma State March 22, 2012, as a Terrapin.

    Becca started her first tournament in the Bison Invitational and has anchored the Hoosiers on offense ever since. She had seven goals during that tournament, including two against the highly-touted Princeton goalie. Gerrity is tied for third on the team in goals scored this season with 32 along with teammate Shelby Taylor, coming behind Jakie Kohli who has 60, and Shae Fournier who has 59.

    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).

    FANTASTIC FOURNIER
    unior Shae Founrier is quickly becoming one of the most well-rounded water polo players in the conference. She either leads the team or is in a close second in every statistical category. In the Hoosiers match against Notre Dame College, Fournier tied the Indiana single-game record by scoring six points in a match.

    Fournier leads the team in steals and field blocks by a staggering margin with 57 and 32 thus far. No other player is within five on either category. Shae is also a close second in goals scored on the season with 59, just one behind team leader Jakie Kohli, and assists where she is two behind Colleen McNaught who has 36.

    With 34 seconds to go in a tie 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 an two field blocks.

    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
    Center Candyce Schroeder was the only freshman to start for the Hoosiers on offense this season, doing her best to hold down the middle for IU. 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.

    Coming back from an injury that left her sidelined at the Stanford Invite, Schroeder put up big offensive numbers during the Bison Invitational in Lewisburg, Pa. She scored a career-high three goals against Wagner. She added two more goals in Indiana's Fluid Four the very next weekend.

    Schroeder scored one of her biggest goals in Indiana's overtime win over Cal Baptist. With an impressive behind-the-back throw, Schroeder sealed the win for the Hoosiers and kept Indiana's undefeated streak alive out west.

    Getting her second tournament start in the CWPA Western Championship, Schroeder was instrumental in the Hoosiers big win over Michigan. She scored two goals against the Wolverines and had two assists and two field blocks as well. Based on her performance that weekend, Schroeder earned Rookie of the Week honors from the CWPA.

    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 record 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 27 goals, 36 assists, 24 steals and 12 field blocks so far. Her 36 assists once again leads the team this season.

    McNaught won CWPA Player of the Week from the conference for the week of March 11-17. McNaught stole the show at the Aztec Invitational and the Lancer Invite where she finished the weekend with nine goals, 11 assists, and nine steals.

    CAMPBELL EARNS HONORS

    Reserve goalie Mary Campbell earned co-defensive player of the week honors from the CWPA for her outstanding performance against Washington and Jefferson during the week of Feb. 18-24. In just her second start of the season, Campbell recorded a career high 13 saves on 22 shot attempts, only allowing one goal for the Presidents the entire match.

    She earned Rookie of the Week from the CWPA for her career setting match of the year against Michigan on March 30th. Campbell didn't show any nerves after getting the start against the Wolverines. She had a new career high 15 saves on 30 shot attempts. Her 15 saves are the most this season for any Indiana goalie. In her 14 games and 308 minutes played, Campbell has earned 89 saves and only allowed 63 goals against.

     

     

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