May 21, 2013

Brown Women's Water Polo Announces Class of 2017

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND – Felix Mercado, the head coach of the Brown women's water polo team, has announced the three members of the Class of 2017 who will be joining the Bears in the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center in the fall of 2013. The group includes two attackers and a center defender, and the student-athletes all hail from the state of California.

"I feel that with this group of three outstanding student-athletes we are able to not only replace the three departing seniors, but also add weapons to put us in a position to continue to compete at a high level," said Mercado. "They all bring tons of experience at some of the best club teams in the country. They will fit right in"

Shannon Crowley
Hometown: Orange County, CA
High School: Los Alamitos High School
Club Team: SoCal Club Team
Position: Center Defender
Height: 5'10"

- Regarded as one of the top center defenders in Southern California
- A three-year member of the varsity water polo team at Los Alamitos High School
- Competes for the Junior Olympic medal-winning SoCal Club Team
- Named to the All-Area team and the Sunset League second team
- Selected as an Academic All-American

Marisa Kolokotronis
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
High School: St. Francis High School
Club Team: American River Water Polo
Position: Right-Handed Attacker
Height: 5'8"

- Named a two-time All-American
- Voted Offensive Player of the Year for St. Francis High School
- Selected to the All-Area team for three consecutive seasons
- Participated in the US Olympic Development Program from 2010 to 2012
- Named team MVP for her club team, American River Water Polo, and also earned the Coaches Award

Hannah Koper
Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA
High School: San Marcos High School
Club Team: Santa Barbara Club Team
Position: Left-Handed Attacker
Height: 5'3"

- A four-year starter and two-year captain of the varsity water polo team at San Marcos High School
- Selected to the All-CIF team on three occasions
- Earned first team All-Channel League honors
- Won four Junior Olympic medals with the Santa Barbara Club Team