Women's Water Polo Coach Felix Mercado Announces Class of 2014

Providence, RI- Brown University Water Polo Coach Felix Mercado has recently announced his Class of 2014. Mercado's six newcomers will help the Bears improve on its 20-15 overall mark this past spring and will help the program continue to be successful both athletically and academically.

"I'm very excited to add these student-athletes to our program," said Head Coach Felix Mercado. "Without a doubt they will make an immediate impact and continue to build the success of the program."

Kate Woods is a 6'0 right handed utility player from La Jolla, Calif., and La Jolla High School.
Woods has been named to the All-League team from 2008-2010. She has been named to the CIF second team in 2009-2010. Woods was named the San Diego Union Tribune Water Polo team Student Athlete of the year in 2010 as well as La Jolla High School Female Student Athlete of the Year. Woods was named team MVP in 2008-2010 where she led them to three consecutive CIF Semi-Finals. She plays for the La Jolla Water Polo Club team.

Emily McNamara is a 5'9 right-handed utility player from Winters, Calif. and St Francis High School in Sacramento, Calif. McNamara is a two time All-American as well as a two time first team All-League. She was named to the Academic All American team and was named Player of the Year and League MVP. She helped lead her St. Francis Water Polo team to four Delta League Championships and two Sectional Championships. She currently plays for the Davis water Polo Club Team.

Gusty Clarke is a 5'6 left handed attacker from New Canaan, Conn., who attended Deerfield Academy. Clarke was named to the NEPSAC first team as a senior as she led her team to a second place finish. She was named to the Pacific North West Zone team from 2005-2006 as well as the North East Zone team in 2008. Clarke helped lead Greenwich water polo club to a gold medal in the 2008 Junior Olympics Gold Division. She also was named first team at Junior Olympics.

Sarah Presant is a 5'7 right-handed attacker from Poway, Calif., and Bishops School in La Jolla Calif. Sarah has been named to the Western League first team, Union Tribune All San Diego Section Second Team in 2009 – 2010. She was also named Union Tribune All- Academic First Team and to the Hall of Champions All-San Diego Section First Team Girls Water Polo 2009. Presant has helped lead The Bishops school to Western League Titles as well as two CIF Division II 2nd place finishes as well as a CIF Championship in 2007. Presant plays for San Diego Shores Water Polo Club.

Sarah Shin is a 5'9 goalkeeper from Fullerton, Calif., and Sunny Hills High School. Shin has been named to the All-CIF Division 5 All-League team in 2009 and 2010. She was also named a USAWP Academic All-American. Shin has led her Sunny Hills High School team to two Freeway League Championships

Malaika Drebin is a 5'9 left handed attacker from Palo Alto, Calif. and Palo Alto High School. Drebin has been named to the USAWP All-American team and well as served as team captain as a senior. She plays her club water polo for Stanford water Polo Club.