University of Notre Dame Takes 2nd Place in 2015 Nationals

2nd in the Nation!

The University of Notre Dame Women’s Water Polo Team took second place in the 2015 Women’s National Collegiate Club Water Polo Championship.

The Irish first faced off against No. 17 Dartmouth College with a score of 12-1 in the opening round of the 2015 Women’s National Collegiate Club Championship at Middlebury College. Notre Dame Goals: Ellen Dowling (6); Colleen Fricke (3); Megan McAveeney; Maddie Renezeder; Samantha Henze Notre Dame Goalie Saves: Caley Martinez (10) Player of the Game: Ellen Dowling

Alex Whelan holds her ground against NYU opponent

Alex Whelan holds her ground against Dartmouth opponent

In the next round, Notre Dame defeated New York University with a score of 12-5 in the quarterfinals. Notre Dame Goals: Ellen Dowling (6); Colleen Fricke (2); Maddie Renezeder (2); Megan McAveeney; Samantha Henze Notre Dame Goalie Saves: Caley Martinez (8) Player of the Game: Ellen Dowling

Whole set Maddie Renezeder gets into position to shoot against NYU

Whole set Maddie Renezeder gets into position to shoot against NYU

In the semifinal game, the Irish beat out defending National Champion/No. 4/Southwest Division Champion San Diego State University with a score of 13-6. Notre Dame Goals: Ellen Dowling (6); Maddie Renezeder (3); Colleen Fricke (2); Megan McAveeney; Kathleen Schiavenza Notre Dame Goalie Saves: Caley Martinez (9) Player of the Game: Ellen Dowling

Colleen Fricke scores goal against SDSU goalie

Colleen Fricke scores goal against SDSU goalie

In the University of Notre Dame’s second title game, the Irish lost to No 1.-ranked Sierra Pacific Division Champion, University of California, with a final score of 11-5. Notre Dame Goals: Samantha Henze; Kathleen Schiavenza; Ellen Dowling; Colleen Fricke; Megan McAveeney Notre Dame Goalie Saves: Caley Martinez (9)

Goalie Caley Martinez

University of Notre Dame’s Goalie Caley Martinez

At the end of the Tournament, Notre Dame’s Ellen Dowling made All Tournament First Team, Goalie Caley Martinez made All Tournament Second Team, and Coach Brian Coughlin was named All Tournament Outstanding Coach

Notre Dame's Outstanding Coach, Brian Coughlin

Notre Dame’s Outstanding Coach, Brian Coughlin

Thank you to all the parents, friends, and fans of the University of Notre Dame Women’s Water Polo Team for the continued support throughout the season.

Team selfie with 2nd Place plaque

Team selfie with 2nd Place plaque

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