2021 CMS Men's Water Polo News

Christian Thornton (l) and Will Clark (r) were first-team selections
Six Stags Earn ACWPC All-America Honors; Clark, Thornton Selected to First Team

December 27, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Six members of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team earned All-America distinction from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches, the organization announced this week.

CJ Box celebrates one of his three goals (photo by Tessa Guerra)
CMS Men's Water Polo Advances to National Championship Match with 15-10 Semifinal Win

December 05, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - CJ Box scored three goals and five other Stags scored two apiece as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team defeated Johns Hopkins 15-10 in the USA Water Polo Division III Semifinals on Saturday at Pomona-Pitzer's Haldeman Pool.

Sam Harrison scores a first-half goal for the Stags (photo by Tessa Guerra)
CMS Men's Water Polo Falls 13-12 in Overtime in National Finals

December 05, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Cristian Pang's fourth goal tied the score at 12-12 and forced the national championship match into overtime, but Pomona-Pitzer scored the only goal of the six-minute extra session and earned a 13-12 win over the Stags in a Sixth Street Rivalry matchup for the second-ever USA Water Polo Division III national title.

CMS will be competing at nationals for the second time (photo by Tessa Guerra)
Stags to Compete at USA Water Polo Division III Nationals this Weekend

December 02, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team will compete at the USA Water Polo Division III National Championships for the second time this weekend, taking on Johns Hopkins in the semifinals on Saturday at 2 p.m., which will be held at Pomona-Pitzer's Haldeman Pool.

Noah Smith and Will Clark celebrate a win in the last SCIAC Tournament matchup with Pomona-Pitzer
CMS Men's Water Polo Battles Pomona-Pitzer Sunday Morning for SCIAC Title

November 21, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team, winners of 10 of its last 11, will battle a Pomona-Pitzer team that went undefeated in SCIAC play this season for the league championship on Sunday morning at Haldeman Pool, beginning at 11 a.m.

Len Korol had two goals for the Stags in defeat
Fourth-Quarter Run Leads Pomona-Pitzer Past CMS for SCIAC Men's Water Polo Title

November 21, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Rob Driscoll beat the third-quarter buzzer to tie the score 5-5 and Eric Warmoth gave CMS a 6-5 lead early in the fourth, but Pomona-Pitzer responded with a 5-0 run and went on to capture a 12-8 win in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament championship match on Sunday morning at Haldeman Pool.

CJ Box scored two first half goals to help CMS to a fast start (photo by Caelyn Smith)
Huge First-Half Run Carries CMS Men's Water Polo Into SCIAC Finals

November 19, 2021

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Eleven different players scored goals, and senior goalie and league Defensive Player of the Year Noah Smith had a career-high 18 saves and six goals allowed, as the CMS men’s water polo team captured a 15-10 win over Cal Lutheran in the semifinals of the SCIAC Tournament on Friday afternoon.

Noah Smith helped CMS to a 10-4 SCIAC record (photo by Caelyn Smith)
Smith Wins SCIAC Defensive Player of the Year; Clark, Thornton, Harrison Named All-SCIAC

November 17, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior goalie Noah Smith was named the SCIAC Men's Water Polo Defensive Player of the Year, and was joined on the All-SCIAC first team by Will Clark and Christian Thornton, while Sam Harrison earned a spot on the second team, the league office announced today.

Noah Smith continued his strong play for the Stags (photo by Jarred Davis)
Smith Has 16 Saves to Lead Stags to Dominant 16-7 Win over Whittier in Regular Season Finale

November 10, 2021

WHITTIER, Calif. – Senior goalie Noah Smith had a huge performance with 16 saves, and 10 different Stags scored goals, as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo team continued its second-half surge by rolling to a 16-7 road win over Whittier on Wednesday evening in its regular season finale at the Slade Aquatics Center.  

Noah Smith posed shot with SCIAC logo
Noah Smith Earns Defensive Player of the Week Honors for CMS Men's Water Polo

November 08, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior goalie Noah Smith celebrated his senior day on Saturday and added to his honors today by earning the SCIAC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season, the league office announced today.

The CMS Men's Water Polo senior class
CMS Men's Water Polo Celebrates Senior Day with 14-8 Win over Redlands

November 07, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team honored its eight seniors prior to the game and captured a 14-8 win over Redlands on Saturday evening at Axelrood Pool.

Noah Smith finished with nine saves (photo by Caelyn Smith)
No. 4 CMS Men's Water Polo Earns Huge Road Win over No. 2 Cal Lutheran

November 03, 2021

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Rob Driscoll had two goals and an assist in a 3-0 run to close out the third quarter, and Noah Smith had nine saves in goal, as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team, ranked No. 4 in Division III, picked up a big 10-6 road win over No. 2 Cal Lutheran on Wednesday afternoon at Samuelson Aquatics Center. 

Gavin Rosser scored twice for CMS in the loss (photo by Jarred Davis)
Late Run Helps Pomona-Pitzer Pull Away from CMS Men's Water Polo

October 30, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo team started the second half with three straight goals to tie top-ranked Pomona-Pitzer 6-6, but Sam Sasaki had back-to-back goals to start a 5-0 run as Sagehens snapped the Stags’ five-game win streak with a 12-8 win on Saturday at Haldeman Pool.

Christian Pang celebrates one of his fourth quarter goals (photo by Tessa Guerra)
CMS Men's Water Polo Holds off Occidental for Key SCIAC Win

October 28, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - In a game where neither team led by more than one goal until the closing minutes, the CMS men's water polo team was able to defend its home pool and come away with a tight 10-9 win over Occidental on Wednesday evening at Axelrood Pool.

CJ Box scored three goals for the Stags (photo by Tessa Guerra)
CMS Men's Water Polo Wins Fourth Straight, Defeats Caltech 15-11

October 24, 2021

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Will Clark and CJ Box each had hat tricks as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team won its fourth game in a row, defeating Caltech 15-11 on the road on Saturday evening.