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Women's Water Polo: 2015 Season Preview

Nicole Groat lead the team in goals in 2014.  Photographer: Haley Jacobson
Nicole Groat lead the team in goals in 2014. Photographer: Haley Jacobson


Santa Rosa Junior College Women's Water Polo finished the 2014 season 8-16, sixth in the Big 8 conference. The Bear Cubs had an outstanding performance at the Coast Conference crossover tournament with four big wins over West Valley, San Mateo, Laney and Merced. The 2014 team offense was led by All American and team leading scorer, Nicole Groat. The Cubs also had a great defensive season at 2-meters with Lexi Baldwin guarding and in the goal by State Champion Swimmer, Christine Lewis with 216 saves recorded.

2015 Season Preview

The Bear Cubs have a strong incoming class of 11 freshmen with a wide range of talents in the pool including: local from Cardinal Newman HS, Zoe Feldman; Logan Amadon from Ripon and Andrade sisters, Madeline and Olivia from Los Banos. Returning sophomores for the Bear Cubs are 2014's second scoring leader, Dulcie Manchenton and team voted most-improved, Ivylee Senn. Coach Hennan is looking forward to the opportunity to develop and grow as a young, energetic team this season.

Program History

SRJC Women's Polo has produced more than 40 All Conference players, 26 All Northern California players, two conference MVP's, 20 All Americans, and over 50 All Academic student athletes. The Cubs had back-to-back history-making seasons in 2008 and 2007 claiming the 2008 Northern California Championship Title, and had two consecutive final four appearances at the California Community College State Championship Tournament, culminating in a two year overall record of 47-15. The SRJC Women's Water Polo Team is comprised of athletes who understand the meaning of commitment and effort. Coach Hennan recruits athletes who not only demonstrate a high level of team work, focus, and discipline in the pool and in the classroom, but who also like to have fun with their team and enjoy competition.