UCSB Men's Water Polo News

January 16, 2013
Five Garner MPSF All-Academic Honors
Five UC Santa Barbara men’s water polo players have been honored with Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic distinction it was announced Wednesday by the conference.

November 28, 2012
UCSB's Shoemaker Garners All-MPSF Honor
UC Santa Barbara senior, Brian Shoemaker has garnered All-MPSF Honorable Mention. The accolade marks both Shoemaker’s second consecutive and second career all-conference nod.

November 25, 2012
Men’s Water Polo Finishes Season With Victory Over No. 6 Pepperdine
Rounding out the last day of the MPSF Championships, No. 8 UC Santa Barbara (16-13) found itself playing in the seventh place match against No. 6 Pepperdine (11-13).

November 24, 2012
Gauchos Lose Tight Match to Long Beach State
After suffering a loss to undefeated No. 1 USC on the first day of the MPSF Championships, eighth-ranked UC Santa Barbara entered the second day of the tournament looking to bounce back with a win.

November 23, 2012
No. 8 UC Santa Barbara Drops First Match in MPSF Tournament to No. 1 USC
Heading into the MPSF Championships, No. 8 UC Santa Barbara (15-11) was faced with the daunting task of opening their tournament play against undefeated No. 1 USC (25-0).

November 22, 2012
No. 8 UCSB Begins MPSF Championships with Rematch Against No. 1 USC
No. 8 UC Santa Barbara heads to McDonald's Swim Stadium on Friday as they prepare to face No. 1 USC in the opening game of Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships.

November 20, 2012
Bryce Miller: A Great Example

November 17, 2012
Men’s Water Polo Drops Regular Season Finale to No. 6 Long Beach State
After completing a three game road swing in the past two weeks, No. 7 UC Santa Barbara (15-10, 1-7) concluded their regular season at home against No. 6 Long Beach State (22-7, 4-4).

November 16, 2012
No. 7 UCSB to Face No. 6 Long Beach State in Final Regular Season Contest
No. 7 UC Santa Barbara slated to host No. 6 Long Beach State in its final regular season game of 2012 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation action. The Gauchos will also celebrate seniors Myles Christian and Brian Shoemaker as they conclude their collegiate careers with their final contest at UCSB’s Campus Pool.

November 11, 2012
Gauchos Round Out Road Swing With Loss At CAL
One day after No. 4 UC Santa Barbara (15-9, 1-6) suffered a loss at Pacific, UCSB traveled to No. 4 Cal (14-7, 4-3) to finish off their three game road swing and settle their national rankings as both teams are tied for the No. 4 ranking.

November 10, 2012
UC Santa Barbara Drops One to Pacific, Faces Tough Test Tomorrow at Cal
Beginning the second to last week of Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference play, No. 4 UC Santa Barbara (15-8, 1-5) traveled to No. 7 Pacific (12-7, 3-2) for Saturday’s showdown.

November 9, 2012
Gauchos Slated for Final Road Trip of the Season, Face No. 7 Pacific and No. 4 Cal
No. 4 UC Santa Barbara (15-7, 1-4) will play their final two away games of the 2012 season as they travel to Northern California to face No. 7 Pacific (11-7, 2-2) and No. 4 California (12-7, 3-3).

November 3, 2012
Men’s Water Polo Falls to Undefeated No. 1 USC
Kicking off their three game road swing this week, No. 5 UC Santa Barbara (15-7, 1-4) was faced with a tough task against No. 1 USC (21-0, 6-0).

November 2, 2012
No. 5 UC Santa Barbara Looking for Upset at No. 1 USC
Entering the fourth week of Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference action, No. 5 UC Santa Barbara (15-6, 1-3) seeks to add another win to their record this Saturday with a victory over No. 1 USC (20-0, 5-0).

October 27, 2012
Gauchos Lose in Conference Action Against Pepperdine
After claiming their first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference win last weekend against UC Irvine, No. 3 UC Santa Barbara (15-6, 1-3) fell to No. 6 Pepperdine University (13-7, 3-2) in conference action by the score of 11-7.

October 26, 2012
No. 3 UC Santa Barbara Looking to Tally Another Win Against No. 6 Pepperdine
Moving into week three of Mountain Pacific Sports Federation action, No. 3 UC Santa Barbara seeks to tally another victory as the Gauchos set to host sixth-ranked Pepperdine this Saturday.

October 21, 2012
UC Santa Barbara Gets First Conference Win of Season
One day after falling to No. 2 UCLA (18-2, 2-0 MPSF), No. 3 UC Santa Barbara (15-5, 1-2 MPSF) bounced back with a win over No. 6 UC Irvine (14-5, 0-2 MPSF) at Anteater Aquatics Complex Sunday afternoon

October 20, 2012
No. 3 UC Santa Barbara Edged Out by No. 2 UCLA
Entering the second week of Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference action, UC Santa Barbara (14-5) was handed a loss at home by No. 2 UCLA (18-2).

October 19, 2012
No. 3 UC Santa Barbara Slated for Showdowns Against No. 2 UCLA and No. 6 UCI
In its second week of Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play, third-ranked UC Santa Barbara (14-4) will host No. 2 UCLA (17-2) before traveling to face No. 6 UC Irvine (14-4) in two thrilling matchups.

October 13, 2012
No. 2 UCSB Falls to No. 5 Stanford in Conference Opener
Opening 2012 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play, No. 2 UC Santa Barbara dropped its first conference game, 9-7, with a narrow defeat by No. 5 Stanford.

October 12, 2012
Men’s Water Polo Ready for Showdown Against Stanford
After being ranked as the No. 2 ranked team, the school’s highest national ranking since winning the national championship in 1979, UC Santa Barbara defeated Iona and Harvard in a doubleheader last Sunday.

October 7, 2012
No. 2 UCSB Victorious in Sunday Doubleheader
Coming off a remarkable second place finish at the Southern California Tournament last week, UC Santa Barbara produced two more wins on Sunday at Campus Pool, improving its overall record to 14-3.

October 5, 2012
No. 2 UCSB Makes History with a Leap in the Rankings, Hosts Sunday Doubleheader
No. 2 UCSB garners highest national ranking in three decades; slated to host Sunday doubleheader against Iona and Harvard.

October 3, 2012
Men's Water Polo Garners Highest National Ranking in Over Three Decades
After an excellent weekend at the Southern California Tournament, the UC Santa Barbara men's water polo team has moved up four spots in the Collegiate Water Polo Association's Poll to a current ranking of No. 2 nationally.

September 30, 2012
No. 6 UCSB Takes Second in SoCal Tournament
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara takes second in SoCal Tournament. Gauchos upset No. 2 UCLA, falls to No. 1 USC.

September 30, 2012
Gauchos Have Stellar Day in SoCal Tournament, Advance to Semifinals
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (11-2) earns two wins in day one of the SoCal Tournament. The Gauchos defeated No. 11 UC San Diego before delivering thrilling upset over No. 3 Stanford.

September 29, 2012
Brothers now carry the Gauchos
By Mark Patton, Santa Barbara News-Press

September 28, 2012
Gauchos Set to Host 2012 Southern California Tournament
The UC Santa Barbara men’s water polo team (9-2) will be at home this weekend hosting the annual Southern California Tournament.

September 25, 2012
Myles Christian: A Great Example

September 24, 2012
Vom Steeg, Myles Christian to be Featured on This Week's "Talk'n Gauchos"

September 23, 2012
No. 6 Gauchos Easily Handle No. 20 Concordia
The sixth-ranked UC Santa Barbara men’s water polo team defeated No. 20 Concordia, 15-6, on Sunday in a neutral site game played at USC’s McDonald’s Swim Stadium.

September 22, 2012
Gauchos Set to Take on No. 20 Concordia
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (8-2) closes out road swing with a neutral site game against No. 20 Concordia (5-3).

September 16, 2012
Gauchos Take Sixth at Northern California Invitational
No. 5 UC Santa Barbara (8-2) split its final two matches at the Northern California Invitational, which was hosted by Stanford, to take sixth place at the tournament. The Gauchos posted an 8-4 victory over No. 8 Pepperdine before falling to No. 6 UC Irvine, 12-11, in overtime during the fifth-place game.

September 15, 2012
No. 5 UCSB Downs No. 12 UC Davis, Edged Out by No. 4 Stanford
Fifth-ranked UC Santa Barbara (7-1) opened the 2012 Northern California Invitational with a convincing 11-4 win over No. 12 UC Davis (5-2) before it dropped its first game of the season in a narrow 8-7 loss to host No. 4 Stanford (2-0) in Saturday's night cap.

September 14, 2012
No. 5 Gauchos Travel to Stanford for Northern California Invitational
Off to a perfect 6-0 start, the fifth-ranked Gauchos head to Stanford to kick off NorCal Invitational play against No. 12 UC Davis.

September 9, 2012
No. 5 Gauchos Make a Statement as they Tally Three More Wins
No. 5 UC Santa Barbara (6-0) remains undefeated after earning three more wins this Sunday at the Inland Empire Classic.

September 8, 2012
No. 5 Gauchos Down No. 11 UC San Diego in Home Opener
Fifth-ranked UC Santa Barbara (3-0) opened its 2012 home schedule in style on Saturday afternoon as the Gauchos downed visiting No. 11 UC San Diego (0-1), 18-10, at Campus Pool.

September 7, 2012
Gauchos Seek to Maintain Momentum in Home Opener
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- After opening with a pair of wins at the UCLA Invitational, No. 5 UC Santa Barbara looks forward to improving their 2-0 record as they approach a busy schedule in week two of the 2012 season.

September 1, 2012
Gauchos Dominate Opponents on Opening Day
Fifth-ranked UC Santa Barbara (2-0) opened the 2012 season in victorious fashion with a pair of wins over No. 19 Cal Baptist (0-2) and Claremont Mudd Scripps (0-2) in day one of the UCLA Invitational.

August 31, 2012
2012 Water Polo Season Opens with UCLA Invitational
The No. 5 UC Santa Barbara men’s water polo team will open its 2012 campaign this Saturday at the UCLA Invitational.

August 15, 2012
UCSB Garner MPSF Preseason Top-Five Ranking
The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation – the most competitive conference in men’s water polo – released its Coaches’ Poll this week and UC Santa Barbara was ranked fifth out of nine teams.

August 3, 2012
Whitelegge to Compete with Team USA at UANA Championships
UC Santa Barbara water polo player Chris Whitelegge will represent his country as a member of the USA Junior National Team next week at the UANA Championships.