2012-13 Men's Water Polo News

March 27, 2013
Brown Men's Water Polo Honored by ACWPC For Excellence in Academics
The ACWPC All-Academic Awards were released last week, and the Brown men's water polo team averaged a 3.370 GPA to rank fifth in the country. Additionally, the team placed 14 student-athletes on the list of honorees, as each was granted with an All-Academic award. California Institute of Technology earned the top ranking with a 3.570, followed by St. Francis (3.520), Stanford (3.450) and Harvard (3.371).

January 30, 2013
Brown’s Svetozar Stefanovic Named All-American by ACWPC
Brown senior Svetozar Stefanovic (Belgrade, Serbia) has been named an All-American for the fourth consecutive season, earning third team All-America honors by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches.

January 14, 2013
Mark Lawrence Joins Brown Water Polo Staff
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Mark Lawrence joins the Brown Water Polo coaching staff after spending two years at MIT as head coach of the Men's Water Polo program. Originally from Fremont, Calif., an alumni of Queens College, and member of Queen's 2002 NCAA Final Four team, Lawrence brings over 15 years of both playing and coaching experience to College Hill.

November 20, 2012
Men’s Water Polo Earns Post-Season CWPA Honors
Providence, RI- Three Brown University men's water polo players received CWPA honors at the conclusion of their 29-4 season. Senior Svetozar Stefanovic (Belgrade, Serbia) was named the CWPA Northern Division Player of the Year for the fourth consecutive season, while also earning First Team All-North & All-East honors. James McNamara (Los Angeles, CA) and Henry Fox (Mercer Island, WA) also garnered First Team All-North honors.

November 18, 2012
No. 14 Brown Defeats No. 17 Navy to Earn Fifth Place at CWPA Eastern Championship
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Svetozar Stefanovic (Sr., Belgrade, Serbia/Russian Embassy) scored five times, including a pair in overtime, to claim Player of the Game accolades as the No. 14 Bears of Brown University took out the No. 17 Midshipmen of the United States Naval Academy, 9-8 OT, to claim the fifth place game of the 2012 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Eastern Championship at Princeton University's DeNunzio Pool.

November 17, 2012
No. 14 Men's Water Polo Defeats Harvard, 16-11, in CWPA Eastern Championship
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Henry Fox (So., Mercer Island, Wash./Lakeside School) of No. 14 Brown University fired in six goals to help the Bears overwhelm Harvard University, 16-11, to reach the fifth place game of the 2012 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Eastern Championship at Princeton University's DeNunzio Pool.

November 16, 2012
Princeton Tops Brown at CWPA Eastern Championship
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Tim Wenzlau (Sr., Palo Alto, Calif./Palo Alto) scored four times to claim Player of the Game honors for powering Southern Division Third Place finisher No. 20 Princeton University to a 10-7 victory over Northern Division runner-up No. 14 Brown University in the opening round of the 2012 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Eastern Championship at home in DeNunzio Pool.

November 4, 2012
No. 12 Brown Water Polo Suffers 8-7 Loss to No. 15 St. Francis in CWPA Northern Division Championship Game
Providence, R.I. – The No. 12 Brown University men's water polo team fell 8-7 to No. 15 St. Francis in the championship game of the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Northern Division Championships on Sunday afternoon at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center.

November 3, 2012
No. 12 Brown Men’s Water Polo Defeats MIT 17-8 in CWPA Northern Division Semifinals
Providence, R.I. – Senior Sveotzar Stefanovic scored seven goals and handed out two assists to help lead the No. 12 Brown men's water polo team to a 17-8 victory over the visiting M.I.T. Engineers in the semifinals of the CWPA Northern Division Championships on Saturday afternoon.

November 1, 2012
Men’s Water Polo to Stream CWPA Northern Division Championships
Providence, R.I. – The Brown University men’s water polo team will host the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Northern Division Championships on Saturday-Sunday, November 3-4, at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center. All games throughout the weekend will be video streamed live via AmericaOne.

October 28, 2012
No. 12 Brown Water Polo Advances to Ivy Championship Game
NEW HAVEN, CONN. – The No. 12 Brown men's water polo team defeated both Dartmouth and Harvard to advance to the championship game vs. Princeton during the Ivy Championship hosted at Yale on Sunday. However, due to Hurricane Sandy and the closure of the bridges down to New Jersey, the Tigers were not able to stay and play in the championship game. No champion was crowned.

October 26, 2012
No. 12 Brown Water Polo Defeats MIT, 12-9
Providence, R.I. - The No. 12 Brown University men’s water polo team (24-2) defeated MIT (8-10), 12-9, on Friday evening at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center. The Bears had their senior day celebration prior to their game, honoring the six seniors who have contributed to the team’s success: Dean Serure, Cyrus Mojdehi, Svetozar Stefanovic, Bryan Russell and Ryan Gladych.

October 24, 2012
Stefanovic & Shockley Earn CWPA Northern Division Honors
Providence, R.I. – Brown University's Svetozar Stefanovic and Walker Shockley helped the No. 12 Brown men's water polo team to a 5-0 weekend at the Santa Clara University Rodeo Tournament to earn CWPA Northern Division honors. Stefanovic earned Player of the Week accolades for the third time this season, and Shockley was named the Defensive Player of the Week for the third time.

October 21, 2012
No. 12 Brown Ends “Rodeo” with Victories over No. 16 UC Davis and No. 19 Santa Clara
Santa Clara, Calif, - The No. 12 Brown men's water polo team ended Santa Clara's "Rodeo" with a 10-6 win over No. 16 UC Davis, followed by a 9-7 win over the host No. 19 Broncos. Senior Svetozar Stefeanovic continued to lead the offense with five goals, while Walker Shockley recorded 18 saves in the cage. The Bears improved to 23-2 on the year after going 5-0 this past weekend.

October 20, 2012
No. 12 Brown Defeats No. 13 Air Force, 6-5
Santa Clara, Calif. – The No. 12 Brown University men’s water polo team defeated No. 13 Air Force, 6-5, in their second game of the “Rodeo” hosted at Santa Clara on Saturday afternoon.

October 20, 2012
Stefanovic’s Nine Goals Lead No. 12 Brown to 14-10 Win Over Fresno Pacific
Santa Clara, Calif. - Senior Svetozar Stefanovic lit up for a career-high nine goals to help lead the No. 12 Brown men's water polo team to a 14-10 victory over Fresno Pacific on Saturday evening at the "Rodeo" hosted at Santa Clara.

October 19, 2012
No. 12 Brown Men’s Water Polo Defeats Cal Baptist, 17-9
Santa Clara, Calif. – The No. 12 Brown men's water polo team defeated Cal Baptist. 17-9, on Friday evening at "The Rodeo" hosted at Santa Clara. Henry Fox led the Bears in scoring with five goals, while also adding two assists and two steals, and leading the defense was Walker Shockley with 13 saves.

October 17, 2012
James McNamara Earns CWPA Northern Division Player/Defensive Player of the Week
Providence, RI- Sophomore James McNamara (Los Angeles, CA) scored a game-high six goals with three assists, five steals, a field block and an ejection drawn in a dominating 23-9 victory over Harvard on Thursday to help the No. 12 Bears clinch the Northern Division No. 1 seed. For his solid performance, he earned both the Northern Division Player and Defensive Player of the Week awards.

October 11, 2012
Bears Sink Harvard, 23-9 to Claim No. 1 Seed at Northern Division Championships
Providence, RI- The No. 12 ranked Brown University men's water polo team earned a 23-9 victory over Harvard on Thursday night at Blodgett Pool to capture the No. 1 seed at the Northern Division Championships and earn a spot at the Eastern Championships.

October 3, 2012
Henry Fox & Will Klein Capture CWPA Northern Division Honors
Providence, RI- Sophomore Henry Fox and freshman Will Klein helped lead the No. 12 Brown men's water polo team to a 2-0 weekend with a 17-7 victory over Fordham and a 14-11 win against Iona.

September 29, 2012
No. 13 Water Polo Defeats Iona & Fordham
Bronx, NY- The No. 13 Brown men's water polo team improved its record to 17-2 with victories over Iona and Fordham this afternoon. The Bears defeated the Gaels 14-11 and went on to earn a dominating 17-7 win over the Rams.

September 26, 2012
Svetozar Stefanovic Named CWPA Northern Division Player of the Week
Providence, RI- Senior Svetozar Stefanovic scored 11 goals with three steals and nine ejections drawn in a 2-0 week for the No. 13 Brown men's water polo team to earn Northern Division Player of the Week honors.

September 22, 2012
Brown Overcomes St. Francis Twice to Improve to 2-0 in Northern Division Play
Providence, RI- The No. 13 Brown men's water polo team (14-2, 2-0) defeated St. Francis 14-9 on Saturday afternoon to improve to 2-0 in CWPA Northern Division play at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center.

September 21, 2012
No. 13 Brown Water Polo Defeats Connecticut College, 15-7
Providence, RI- The No. 13 Brown University men's water polo team picked up its first CWPA Northern Division victory with a 15-7 win over the visiting Connecticut College Camels on Friday evening at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center. The Bears improved to 14-2 overall on the year, and are now 1-0 in league play, while the Camels dropped to 1-4.

September 20, 2012
No. 13 Brown Water Polo Starts Northern Division Schedule This Weekend
Providence, RI - The No. 13 ranked Brown men's water polo team will begin its CWPA Northern Division schedule this weekend when it takes on Connecticut College at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, followed by a game vs. No. 19 St. Francis at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. Both games will be video streamed, for a fee, via America One.

September 19, 2012
Henry Fox & Walker Shockley Earn CWPA Northern Division Honors
Providence, RI – Sophomore Henry Fox (Mercer Island, WA) and junior Walker Shockley helped the Brown men's water polo team to a 3-0 weekend to earn a CWPA North-South Challenge title. For their solid performances, Fox was named the CWPA Northern Division Player of the Week, while Shockley picked up Defensive Player of the Week honors.

September 16, 2012
No. 19 Brown Defeats No. 20 St. Francis to Win CWPA North-South Challenge
Cambridge, MA- The No. 19 ranked Brown men's water polo team defeated No. 20 St. Francis, 9-8, to win the CWPA North-South Challenge at Harvard's Blodgett Pool. Henry Fox led the Bears offense with three goals, while Walker Shockley earned 10 saves in the cage to lead the defensive effort.

September 15, 2012
No. 19 Brown Men’s Water Polo Defeats No. 13 Princeton, 10-9
Cambridge, MA- Henry Fox netted four goals and junior goalkeeper Walker Shockley earned eight saves in net to help lead the Brown men's water polo team to a 10-9 victory over Princeton on Saturday evening at Blodgett Pool. The Bears will now challenge St. Francis in the championship game at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

September 15, 2012
Bears Defeat George Washington in North-South Challenge
Cambridge, MA- Senior Svetozar Stefanovic (Belgrade, Serbia) lit up for seven goals to help led the Brown men's water polo team to an 18-7 victory over George Washington during the CWPA North-South Challenge hosted at Harvard. Brown will now take on Princeton in the semifinals at 8 p.m. tonight.

September 9, 2012
UCLA Defeats Brown 14-8
Princeton, NJ - The No. 18 Brown men’s water polo team fell, 14-8, to UCLA on Saturday morning at Princeton’s Denunzio Pool.

September 9, 2012
Brown Defeats George Washington in Final Game of Princeton Invite
Princeton, NJ- The No. 18 Brown University men's water polo team defeated George Washington, 11-3, in the final game of the Princeton Invite at Denunzio Pool on Sunday afternoon. Svetozar Stefanovic and Henry Fox both led the offense with three goals a piece.

September 8, 2012
Bears Split on Second Day of Princeton Invite
Princeton, NJ - The No. 18 Brown men’s water polo team fell 9-8 to Johns Hopkins, but came back to defeat Bucknell 12-6 on the second day of the Princeton Invite. Senior Svetozar Stefanovic (Belgrade, Serbia) and sophomore Henry Fox each tallied five goals on the day while Walker Shockley led the defense with 14 saves.

September 7, 2012
No. 18 Brown Men’s Water Polo Dominates Cal Lutheran, 21-4
Princeton, N.J. - Senior Svetozar Stefanovic (Belgrade, Serbia) and sophomore Henry Fox (Mercer Island, WA) led the No. 18 Brown men's water polo team to a 21-4 victory over Cal Lutheran with four goals apiece at Princeton's Denunzio Pool on Friday evening.

September 7, 2012
Stefanovic & Shockley Earn CWPA Northern Division Honors
Providence, R.I. – Senior Svetozar Stefanovic (Belgrade, Serbia) and junior Walker Shockley (Diamond Bar, CA) helped lead the Brown men's water polo team to a 7-0 start at the Brown Kick-Off Invitational to earn CWPA Northern Division Honors.

September 2, 2012
Men’s Water Polo Starts Season 7-0 after Kick-Off Invitational; Head Coach Felix Mercado Earns 100th win at Brown
Providence, RI- The Brown University men's water polo team finished the weekend with a perfect 7-0 record after defeating Diablo Valley College, MIT and Florida this afternoon at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center. Also, Brown water polo coach Felix Mercado earned his 100th win with the team's final victory of the day against Florida.

September 2, 2012
Men’s Water Polo Opens 2012 Season 4-0 at Kick-Off Invitational
Providence, RI- The No. 20 Brown University men's water polo team opened its 2012 season at their new home, the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center, with a 4-0 start with victories over Fordham (13-5), Chicago (12-8), Metro Boston (16-6) and No. 18 St. Francis (11-9).

August 31, 2012
Brown Water Polo Opens 2012 Season on Saturday
Providence, RI - The Brown University men’s water polo team will open up the 2012 season with the Brown Water Polo Kick-Off Invitational hosted at the Katharine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center from Sept. 1-2. Bruno will begin the tournament with a 9 a.m. game against Fordham, followed by a match vs. Chicago at 10:10 a.m. A full schedule can be viewed on brownbears.com.

August 28, 2012
Brown Men’s Water Polo Games to be Streamed Live
Providence, RI- The Brown University men's water polo team will begin its 2012 season as it hosts the Brown Water Polo Kick-Off Invitational at the Katharine Moran Coleman Aquatic Center on Sept. 1-2. The Bears will compete in seven games throughout the weekend, as each game will be video streamed live via America One.

June 28, 2012
Felix Mercado Adds Three to 2012 Men’s Water Polo Roster
Providence, RI- Head Water Polo Coach Felix Mercado has recently announced three additions to his 2012 men's water polo roster. Matty Gallas (Los Angeles, CA), Hank Lee (Newport Beach, CA) and Will Klein (Pasadena, CA) will join the 12 returners who finished last season with a 20-11 overall record. The 2012 squad will enjoy competing in the newly constructed Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center, which opened in April.