2023 CMS Men's Water Polo News

Cristian Pang led CMS with 53 goals (photo by Stella Cheng)
Cristian Pang Named ACWPC Division III National Player of the Year, Lonzo Wins Coach of Year

December 22, 2023

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior attacker Cristian Pang earned the Division III National Player of the Year award, and Head Coach Greg Lonzo earned Division III National Coach of the Year honors from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches, the organization announced today.

posed shots of the CMS All-Americans
Kennedy, Nettekoven, Pang Earn First-Team All-America; Rosser, Weigle on Second Team

December 19, 2023

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team, which won the USA Water Polo Division III national title, had five players on the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-America teams, the organization announced today.

CMS celebrating its national title (photo by Steve Woltmann)
National Champions! CMS Comes Back for Dramatic 6-5 Win over Redlands in USA Water Polo National Finals

December 03, 2023

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Donovan Davidson scored on back-to-back possessions in the final 1:41, breaking a tie with 48 seconds left, as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team won its first national title, defeating Redlands 6-5 in the finals of the USA Water Polo Division III National Championship on Sunday at Augustana College.

Gavin Rosser was one of four two-goal scorers for CMS (photo by Keilee Bessho)
CMS Men's Water Polo Defeats Augustana 12-4 to Advance to National Championship Match

December 02, 2023

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Cristian Pang and Nick Kennedy each had two goals and two assists as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team broke the game open and took a 12-4 win over Augustana in the USA Water Polo Division III semifinals on Saturday.

CMS will be trying for its second postseason tournament title (photo by Thomas Walker)
CMS Men's Water Polo Heads to Augustana in Pursuit of National Title

November 30, 2023

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team will be the top seed in the USA Water Polo Division III national championships, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.

CMS celebrates its first SCIAC title since 2015 (photo by Stella Cheng)
SCIAC Champs! CMS Men's Water Polo Uses Dominant Second Half to Take League Title

November 19, 2023

CLAREMONT, Calif. - After trailing 3-2 at the half, the CMS men's water polo team scored on its first four possessions of the second half and went on to take a 9-4 win over Redlands in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament Finals on Sunday afternoon at Axelrood Pool.

Kyle Ballack led CMS with three goals on the day (photo by Thomas Walker)
CMS Earns Spot in SCIAC Finals, DIII Nationals, With 12-5 Win over Chapman

November 17, 2023

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Aidan Nettekoven had 13 saves and Kyle Ballack scored three goals as the top-seeded Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team earned a 12-5 win over Chapman in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament Semifinals on Friday evening at Axelrood Pool.

Team huddle during a timeout
CMS Men's Water Polo Hosts SCIAC Semifinal Match with Chapman Friday

November 16, 2023

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team will be the top seed in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament and will open play on Friday night against Chapman at 7 p.m. in the semifinal round.

Nick Kennedy led CMS with 85 points (photo by Thomas Walker)
Kennedy Earns SCIAC Men's Water Polo Newcomer of the Year; Four Stags Earn All-SCIAC

November 16, 2023

CLAREMONT, Calif. - First-year attacker Nick Kennedy earned the SCIAC Newcomer of the Year Award and was joined on the All-SCIAC first team by Cristian Pang, Aidan Nettekoven and Luke (Bear) Weigle, the conference office announced today.

Len Korol had a pair of second half goals to key the win
CMS Men's Water Polo Falls in Sudden Death at Redlands, Shares Regular Season Title

November 11, 2023

REDLANDS, Calif. – Spencer Sellwood scored in sudden death overtime as the Redlands men’s water polo team handed Claremont-Mudd-Scripps its first SCIAC defeat in the regular season finale, taking an 11-10 decision at Thompson Aquatics Center.

Nick Kennedy had three goals and an assist (photo by Thomas Walker)
CMS Men's Water Polo Pulls Away from Chapman 16-5 to Earn 20th Win

November 08, 2023

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team trailed Chapman 4-3 in the second quarter, but dominated from there as it captured a 16-5 win on Wednesday evening at Axelrood Pool.

Nick Kennedy had seven points for CMS (4G, 3A) - photo by Stella Cheng
Stags Water Polo Moves to 10-0 in SCIAC with 22-5 Win over Occidental

November 04, 2023

EAGLE ROCK, Calif. - Nick Kennedy, Cristian Pang, Hassen Hove and Luke (Bear) Weigle each had hat tricks as the top-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team rolled to a 22-5 win over Occidental on Saturday in a road SCIAC contest.

Jeffrey Koretz scores one of his two early goals (photo by Stella Cheng)
Huge First-Half Run Carries Stags Water Polo Past Cal Lutheran

November 01, 2023

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The top-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team scored 11 goals in a row to close out the first half and take an 11-1 lead into the break and went on to capture a 16-9 win over fourth-ranked Cal Lutheran on Wednesday evening at Axelrood Pool.

Aidan Nettekoven posed shot with the SCIAC logo
Aidan Nettekoven wins Third SCIAC Defensive Player of the Week Honor

October 30, 2023

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior goalie Aidan Nettekoven earned the SCIAC Men's Water Polo Defensive Player of the Week honor for games through Sunday, Oct. 29, the league office announced today.

Gavin Rosser had a team-high five points
CMS Men's Water Polo Defeats Pomona-Pitzer 12-7, Remains Perfect in SCIAC

October 26, 2023

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Gavin Rosser had two goals and three assists as the top-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team earned a big 12-7 road win over No. 3 Pomona-Pitzer on Wednesday night at Haldeman Pool.