2013 UCSB Men's Water Polo News
March 27, 2014
Memorial Fund Established In Honor Of Nick Johnson
March 24, 2014
UCSB Athletics' Statement on the Passing of Water Polo Player Nick Johnson
UCSB's official statements regarding Monday's passing of Gaucho water polo Nick Johnson.
December 3, 2013
Whitelegge and Gronow Named All-MPSF Honorable Mention
Two UCSB players were named All-MPSF Honorable Mention for the 2013-2014 men's water polo campaign.
December 1, 2013
Gauchos Conclude Season with Win over No. 8 UC Irvine, Claim Seventh Place
After losing its first two matches of the MPSF Championship, No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (17-10) rebounded with a 13-8 victory over No. 8 UC Irvine (13-15).
November 30, 2013
No. 6 Gauchos Suffer Tough Loss to No. 7 Long Beach State
One day after losing to No. 3 UCLA in its opening match at the MPSF Championship, No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (16-11) looked to rebound from the tough loss with a win over No. 7 Long Beach State (20-13).
November 29, 2013
UCSB Suffers Loss Against No. 3 UCLA
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (16-10) traveled to Stockton, Calif. to compete in this year’s MPSF Championship.
November 28, 2013
No. 6 Gauchos Ready for Action at MPSF Championships
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (16-9, 3-5) concluded the regular season as the sixth seed in the MPSF, clinching a berth in this seasons MPSF Championship.
November 19, 2013
A Great Example: Matt Gronow
UC Santa Barbara senior, captain and native Australian Matt Gronow always dreamed of attending college in America. Following in the footsteps of both his brother, Chris and sister, Ali in attending a university in America, Gronow has loved every thing about his experience over the past four years in Santa Barbara.
November 19, 2013
John Abdou Named High Performance Director for USA Water Polo
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.– John Abdou, the UC Santa Barbara men’s water polo associate head coach, has been named the High Performance Director for USA Water Polo. As High Performance Director for USA Water Polo, Abdou will oversee the Olympic Development Program as well as coach and referee development. Abdou has remained an active member in USA Water Polo as ODP East Region Technical Director since 2008. He has also been a part of the coaching staff for the Men’s Senior National “B” Team since 2010.
November 17, 2013
No. 6 UCSB Concludes Regular Season with Loss at UCLA
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (16-9, 3-5) looked to end its regular season on the high note with a win over No. 3 UCLA (26-2, 6-1).
November 14, 2013
No. 6 UCSB Heads to Los Angeles
The No. 6 UC Santa Barbara men's water polo team heads to Los Angeles this week to face off against No. 2 UCLA at 11 a.m.
November 10, 2013
No. 6 UCSB Suffers Tight Loss to No. 1 Pacific 11-9
The No. 6 UC Santa Barbara men's water polo team held No. 1 University of Pacific to a two-goal game on Sunday, Nov. 10.
November 10, 2013
No. 6 UCSB Host No. 1 Pacific for Last Home Match of Season
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (16-7, 3-3) is ready for a big showdown on its last home match of the 2013 season.
November 3, 2013
No. 6 Gauchos Fall Just Short at Stanford
After defeating No. 8 UC Irvine in yesterday’s contest, No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (16-7, 3-3) traveled up to Palo Alto, Calif.
November 2, 2013
Gauchos Prepare for UC Irvine and Stanford
The No. 6 men's water polo team will face off against No. 8 UC Irvine at home on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 12 p.m. The Gauchos will then head to Palo Alto to play No. 4 Stanford at 12 p.m.
November 2, 2013
Men’s Water Polo Takes Down Irvine, Travels to Stanford for Another Conference Match
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (16-6, 3-2) tallied another solid win today as the team defeated No. 8 UC Irvine (11-9, 0-4) by the score of 11-7.
October 27, 2013
UCSB Falls Short to No. 1 USC
The No. 6 UC Santa Barbara men’s water polo was defeated 16-10 by No. 1 USC on Sunday, Oct. 27 at Campus Pool.
October 26, 2013
No. 6 Gauchos defeat No. 7 Long Beach State
The Gauchos opened up their weekend games with a win over No. 7 Long Beach State, 9-6.
October 24, 2013
No. 6 Gauchos Ready for Action Against Long Beach State and USC
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (14-5, 1-1) looks to rebound from a close 12-9 loss last weekend against No. 5 Cal (12-4, 1-1). This weekend presents a strong challenge for the Gauchos, as they will compete in two more MPSF conference games.
October 20, 2013
Men’s Water Polo Falls Short Against Cal
Coming off its first conference win of the season, No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (14-5, 1-1) traveled back home to take on No. 5 California (12-4, 1-1) for its first home contest of the year.
October 19, 2013
No. 6 UCSB Travels to Malibu, Hosts No. 5 Cal
The sixth-ranked Gauchos travel to Malibu to face off against No. 9 Pepperdine then head home to face No. 2 Cal.
October 19, 2013
No. 6 Gauchos Prevail over Pepperdine
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (14-4, 1-0) showcased another solid outing in the pool as the team defeated No. 9 Pepperdine (7-7, 0-1) for its first MPSF Conference match.
October 13, 2013
Gauchos Finish Sixth at SoCal Tournament
No. 6 UCSB defeated No. 7 Long Beach State 8-6 in overtime before falling to No. 5 Cal 11-3. The Gauchos placed sixth at the 2013 SoCal Tournament.
October 12, 2013
UCSB defeats Concordia, Falls to Pacific
Sixth-ranked UC Santa Barbara faced No. 11 Concordia and No. 3 University of Pacific on its first day of matches in the SoCal Tournament. The Gauchos defeated Concordia 11-6 before they suffered a tight loss to Pacific 10-8.
October 10, 2013
No. 6 Gauchos Travel to Irvine for SoCal Tournament
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (11-2, 0-0) had a well-deserved week off from competition last weekend as the team came back from playing on the road three weeks straight. The team will travel to Irvine this weekend to participate in the competitive SoCal Tournament. UCSB will look to produce the same magic as it did at last year’s tournament where the Gauchos took second place with impressive victories over Stanford and UCLA.
September 28, 2013
Gauchos Score A Pair Of Wins
UC Santa Barbara men's water polo cruised to two victories over No. 14 UC San Diego and the Navy. The Gauchos defeated UC San Diego 11-7 and the Navy 16-7.
September 27, 2013
Men’s Water Polo Cruises to Victory Over Cal Lutheran
One week after its sixth place finish in the Nor Cal Tournament, No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (8-2, 0-0) continued its season on the road as the team faced off against Cal Lutheran (4-10).
September 26, 2013
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara Heads to SoCal
Sixth-ranked UC Santa Barbara (6-2) heads to Southern California to compete against Cal Lutheran, Concordia, UC San Diego, and the Navy.
September 22, 2013
No. 6 UCSB Defeats Long Beach State, Loses to Pacific to Finish Sixth In Nor Cal Tournament
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (7-2, 0-0) split its matches in the concluding day of the Nor Cal Tournament with a 5-4 win over No. 9 Long Beach State (9-4) followed by a tough 8-7 loss to No. 3 Pacific (9-1).
September 21, 2013
UCSB defeats UC San Diego, Suffer a Tough Loss to UCLA
The No. 6 UC Santa Barbara split its matches on Saturday at the NorCal Tournament. UCSB defeated No. 11 UC San Diego 16-7, before suffering a loss to No. 2 UCLA, 10-4.
September 19, 2013
UCSB Takes Undefeated Record to Nor Cal Tournament
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (5-0, 0-0) impressed last weekend, going undefeated at the Inland Empire Invite. Defeating Whittier, University of Redlands and Claremont Mudd-Scripps last weekend, UCSB is looking to add more wins to its record this weekend at the competitive Nor Cal Tournament in Berkeley, Calif.
September 14, 2013
No. 6 Gauchos Continue Strong Start to Season with Three More Wins
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (5-0, 0-0) continued its winning ways as the team tallied three more wins to its 2013 season record.
September 12, 2013
No. 6 UCSB Ready for Action at This Week’s Inland Empire Invite
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (2-0, 0-0) saw its first action of the 2013 season last week as it competed in the UCLA Invitational.
September 7, 2013
UCSB Opens Season with Pair of Wins
Seventh-ranked UC Santa Barbara men's water polo team cruised past La Verne and Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday at the UCLA Invitational to open the season with a 2-0 record.
September 5, 2013
Gauchos Men’s Water Polo Makes 2013 Debut at UCLA Invitational
The sixth-ranked UC Santa Barbara Men’s Water Polo team gets its 2013 season under way at the UCLA Invitational which is being held on Saturday, Sep. 7, at the Spieker Aquatics Center.
August 12, 2013
Gaucho Water Polo Mourns the Loss of Larry Mouchawar
Generations of Gauchos and water polo enthusiasts mourn the loss of Larry Mouchawar, who passed away last week.