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NORCAL CHAMPIONS 2008

NorCal Champions

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Santa Rosa Junior College Women's Water Polo finished its 2012 season strong grabbing several key victories late in the season. The Cubs went 7-6 in the second half off the season, pulling huge wins over rivals Modesto, Delta, and San Mateo. With their dominate performance in the first round of the Big 8 Championship Tournament, the Cubs beat Modesto 6-1 in a game that would advance them to NorCal Championship Tournament. That win sent SRJC to the playoffs for the 10th time in the last 12 years. Several of SRJC's 2012 players were honored for their efforts including: sophomore attacker Gabi Slavid, All Conference First Team and All NorCal Second Team; freshman center Michelle Pollastrini, All Conference Second Team; and freshman Megan McGrath, All Conference Second Team, and Big 8 Tournament and NorCal Tournament teams. The Bear Cubs return seven players this season and will be led by returning captain Brooke Wolford. The Cubs will look to strong incoming freshmen talent in 2013 including: Nicole Groat from Bear River HS and Lexi Baldwin from Vintage HS. SRJC women's polo has produced more than 40 all conference players, 26 All Northern California players, two conference MVP's, 19 All Americans, and over 45 All-Academic student athletes. The Cubs had back-to-back history-making seasons in 2008 and 2007 claiming the 2008 Northern California Championship Title, and had two consecutive final four appearances at the California Community College State Championship Tournament, culminating in a two year overall record of 47-15. The SRJC Women's Water Polo Team is comprised of athletes who understand the meaning of commitment and effort. Coaches McCormick and Hennan recruit athletes who not only demonstrate a high level of team work, focus, and discipline in the pool and in the classroom, but who also like to have fun with their team and enjoy competition.

NORCAL BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS 2010

Third Place at Regionals

 

 

Coach Chelsea Hennan

Head Coach
Chelsea Hennan
chennan@santarosa.edu
(707) 481-3462

EDUCATION
  • M.A. in Kinesiology, Sonoma State University, In Progress
  • B.A. in Kinesiology, Sonoma State University, 2009
  • A.A. in General Studies, Santa Rosa Junior College, 2004
COACHING
  • SRJC Women's Water Polo Head Coach since 2014
  • SRJC Women's Water Polo Associate Head Coach 2010-2013
  • SRJC Women's Water Polo Assistant Head Coach 2009
  • SRJC Men's Water Polo Assistant Coach 2009
  • SRJC Women's Water Polo Assistant Coach 2004-2008
  • Sonoma State University Assistant Coach since 2006
  • North Bay Water Polo Coach since 2006
  • SRJC Water Polo Camp Coach and Director since 2005

As a graduate of Santa Rosa Junior College and the women's water polo program, Hennan enters her first season as head coach of the women's water polo program after being both an associate head and assistant coach for the Bear Cubs for the past 10 years. As a SRJC player, Hennan was named to both the All Conference and All Northern California teams in 2002 and 2003, was a two time team captain, and was a member of the All American team in 2003. This past March she was also inducted into the SRJC Athletic Hall of Fame. She is currently working on her Master's Degree in Kinesiology at Sonoma State University, where she was an All American center for the Seawolves.

 

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