Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Freshman Jessee Ransone has five goals this season.
No. 16 Tritons Host No. 20 CSUN Friday, Head to Aztec Invite Saturday and Sunday
Release: Wednesday 03/08/2017 

National Rank: 16 (CWPA)
WWPA: 0-0
WWPA Standing: n/a
Home: 1-3
Away: 2-0
Neutral: 5-7

Game 19
vs. No. 20 CSUN (10-12)
Friday, March 10 • 6:00 p.m.
Canyonview Aquatic Center • La Jolla
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Game 20
Aztec Invitational

vs. RV Bucknell (7-8)
Saturday, March 11 • 8:00 a.m.
Aztec Aquaplex • San Diego
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Game 21
Aztec Invitational

vs. No. 19 Wagner (6-9)
Saturday, March 11 • 1:00 p.m.
Aztec Aquaplex • San Diego
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Game 22
Aztec Invitational

vs. No. 13 Indiana (11-2)
Sunday, March 12 • 8:00 a.m.
Aztec Aquaplex • San Diego
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Game 23
Aztec Invitational

vs. Chapman (2-8)
Sunday, March 12 • 2:15 p.m.
Aztec Aquaplex • San Diego
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The Tritons traveled east last week for five games at the Harvard Invitational in Boston. UCSD finished the tournament 3-2 with wins over No. 19 Harvard, Iona and Siena. The Tritons opened up the three-day tournament with a loss to No. 14 Indiana, 7-6, before coming back to beat No. 19 Harvard 12-6 and Iona 13-7. On the last day of the tournament, UCSD fell to No. 11 Princeton 7-5 and capped the trip with a 13-4 triumph over Siena. Chanel Schilling led the Tritons with 11 goals while Reilly Gallagher tallied 32 saves on the weekend.

UCSD started the season ranked 11th in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) national rankings. The Tritons ranked as high as ninth and currently sit in the No. 16 spot. To view the complete rankings click here.

Lauren Boyer was named Western Water Polo Association Player of the Week for the third time in her career for the week of Jan. 23-29. Boyer recorded 12 goals and two assists at the UC Santa Barbara Winter Invitational, the Tritons finished the weekend 2-2. The Honolulu, Hawaii product posted a career-high seven goals in a 15-12 overtime upset over No. 10 Pacific. In UCSD's season opener, Boyer matched a game-high four scores to help lift the Tritons over Sonoma State, 16-7. She tallied two assists in UC San Diego's narrow, 8-5, loss to No. 5 Hawai'i and capped the weekend with one goal against No. 3 UCLA. She received the honor twice last season (for the weeks of Jan. 18-24 and Feb. 8-14).

Brad Kreutzkamp, the 2016 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) NCAA Division II Co-Coach of the year, enters his eighth season at the helm when the women's water polo team begins its 2017 season this weekend at the UCSB Winter Invitational. The Tritons, ranked No. 11 in the CWPA poll, are coming off a 28-11 season and their fifth WWPA title in six years. UCSD also made its fifth overall appearance at the NCAA Championship, finishing in sixth place to match its best showing in school history (2013). UC San Diego's 28-win season also equaled the most victories in program-history (1994).

The 2017 Triton roster boasts 16 returners including two All-Americans and several All-WWPA honorees. Two-meter defender Alexis Wieseler returns for her final season as a two-time All-American, three-time All-WWPA and NCAA Championship All-Tournament selection. Last season, Wieseler led the team in goals (84) and steals (72).

UCSD also returns All-American center Lauren Boyer, who tallied 57 goals, 10 assists and 29 steals on the season. All-WWPA honoree Lani Tittle is back after finishing with a team-high 22 field blocks. She also amassed 17 goals, 24 assists and 40 steals. Chanel Schilling, the WWPA Newcomer of the Year, had a successful initial campaign with 29 goals, seven assists and 16 steals.

The Tritons have big shoes to fill after graduating four-time All-American goalkeeper, Courtney Miller. She made her mark in the record books as the school's career leader in saves (1,465). In 2016, she tallied 334 saves, 42 assists and 28 steals.

The Tritons also lost key players in All-American Laurel Kistler (60 goals, 48 assists, 58 steals) and Julia Kirkland (40 goals, 28 assists, 17 steals).

UCSD head coach Brad Kreutzkamp is in his eighth season at the helm. He has led the Tritons to five WWPA championships and five NCAA Championship appearances in his seven seasons. The Tritons are 157-113 (.581) overall during his tenure. Last season, Kreutzkamp’s team captured its fourth-straight WWPA title and fifth in six years with a 9-5 victory over Cal State East Bay. UCSD made its fifth NCAA appearance and matched a program-best, sixth-place finish. The Tritons recorded 28 wins, matching the team's most (1994). Kreutzkamp came to UCSD as an assistant coach with the women’s team in 1999 before joining longtime head coach Denny Harper on the men’s staff the following season. Prior to his arrival on the La Jolla campus, Kreutzkamp was the head coach of both the boy's and girl’s varsity programs at Grossmont High School from 1996-99.

So far this season, Alexis Wieseler sits second on the all-time list for career goals with 265, only 56 goals away from becoming UCSD's career leader ... Wiesler is also second all-time in attempts (673) ... She is currently third all-time in steals (213) ... In single-season goals, Wieseler is sixth with 84 in 2016 ... She leads single-season attempts with 229 in 2016 and sits in fifth in steals with 72 in 2016 ... Lauren Boyer is fourth on the all-time list in penalties drawn with 26 ... Boyer is sixth in single-season penalties drawn with 11 in 2016. 

Four Tritons have combined for a total of 16 hat tricks so far this season:

Alexis Wieseler (5)
1/21 vs. Sonoma State (four goals)
1/22 vs. Pacific (three goals)
2/11 vs. UC Irvine (four goals)
2/12 vs. UC Davis (three goals)
2/18 vs. California Baptist (three goals)

Lauren Boyer (5)
1/21 vs. Sonoma State (four goals)
1/22 vs. Pacific (seven goals)
2/12 vs. UC Davis (three goals)
2/25 vs. San Diego State (five goals)
3/5/17 vs. Princeton (three goals)

Chanel Schilling (5)
1/21 vs. Sonoma State (three goals) 
2/18 vs. California Baptist (three goals)
3/3/17 vs. Indiana (three goals) 
3/4/17 vs. Harvard (four goals)
3/4/17 vs. Iona (three goals)

Kayla Fedler (1)
3/4/17 vs. Harvard (three goals)

The 20th-ranked Matadors visit Canyonview Aquatic Center with a 10-12 overall record. CSUN has played 15 games this season against ranked opponents and is led on offense by Madeline Sanchez (47 goals) and Katelyn Fairchild (41 goals). Niki Van Vugt has logged 124 saves in goal. Head coach Matt Warshaw is in his first season at the helm. 

The Matadors hold a 12-7 advantage over the Tritons in the all-time series. UCSD earned a 13-6 win over CSUN in its meeting last season. 

Bucknell is receiving votes in the latest CWPA rankings with an 7-8 overall record. Emily Konishi, Tegan Stanbach and Marta Considine lead the Bison with 23, 21 and 20 goals, respectively. In goal, Manuela Herrera has 96 saves. John McBride is in his sixth-season as head coach.

UCSD leads the all-time series aginst Bucknell, 8-1. The Tritons took down the Bison, 9-3, at last year's Aztec Invitational.

No. 19 Wagner is 6-9 on the season and most recently earned a 4-3 win over Harvard at the Harvard Invite. The Seahawks have collected two wins over teams ranked in the CWPA national poll. Chris Radmonovich is in his seventh-year at the helm.

The Tritons hold a perfect 6-0 record over the Seahawks. The teams last met during the 2015 season with UCSD earning a 10-7 victory.

Indiana is ranked 13th with an 11-2 overall record. Sarah Young is the leading scorer with 18 goals while Joelle Nacouzi has dished out a team-high nine assists. Jessica Gaudreault has 104 saves in goal. Ryan Castle is in his first season as head coach.

The Tritons and the Hoosiers met last weekend at the Harvard Invitational. IU escaped with a close 7-6 victory and now holds an 11-7 advantage over UCSD in the all-time series.

Chapman enters the weekend behind a 2-8 overall record. On offense, Grace Schade leads the Panthers' with 25 goals while Emily Fong has provided 18 assists. Kerry Goodspeed is Chapman's best goalkeeper with 33 saves this season. Head coach Eric Ploessel is in his 14th-season at the helm.

UCSD is 8-0 vs. Chapman all-time. The Tritons took a 15-1 win over the Panthers when the two teams met last in 2013.

UC San Diego was the unanimous to capture the 2017 WWPA title according to a preseason poll of the league's coaches. It is the fifth straight year and the sixth time in the last seven seasons that UCSD has earned the top spot in the poll.

2017 WWPA Women's Preseason Coaches' Poll
1.  UC San Diego, 25 points (5 first-place votes)
2.  Cal State East Bay, 20 (1)
3.  Sonoma State, 17
4.  Mercyhurst, 14
5.  Cal State Monterey Bay, 9
6.  Gannon, 5

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UCSD heads north for three games to open its WWPA season. The Tritons will play Cal State Monteray Bay and Sonoma State on Sunday, March 26, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively, at Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton. On Monday, March 27, UCSD will travel to Hayward to play Cal State East Bay for a game set to start at 2 p.m.


Friday, April 20
W Water Polo vs. San Diego State (Harper Cup)
6:00 PM
UC San Diego
Friday, April 27
W Water Polo vs. TBA
UC San Diego
Saturday, April 28
W Water Polo vs. TBA
UC San Diego
Sunday, April 29
W Water Polo vs. TBA
UC San Diego
Friday, May 11
W Water Polo at TBA
Los Angeles (USC)
Saturday, May 12
W Water Polo at TBA
Los Angeles (USC)
Sunday, May 13
W Water Polo at TBA
Los Angeles (USC)
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