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Foothill College Women's Water Polo ends season with win in NorCal Consolation Championship

The Lady Owls ended there season this past weekend beating Santa Rosa JC 7-4 in the consultation championship at the NorCal playoffs. The win brought the Owls overall season record to 22-6 and clinched a 3rd place finish in Northern CA. This is the 4th time in 7 years the Lady Owls have finish in the top 3 in the North.

Freshman Marissa Sendejas led the Owls in scoring in their final game finding the back of the net 3 times. Sophomore Deanna Farley & freshman Alexandra Chapa each scored 2 goals a piece. In the goal the Lady Owls were again led by Ashley Arras who recorded a game high 15 saves.

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Water Polo team wins it's 9th Coast Conference Championship

The Foothill College Women's Water Polo team won it's 9th Coast Conference Championship in last 13 years and 3 straight this past weekend with a 10-6 win over Cabrillo College. The Lady Owls were lead offensively by sophomore Deanna Farley who scored 4 goals in the championship match, freshman Alexandra Chapa, Megan Bordy & Marissa Sendejas all chipped in with 2 goals a piece. Defensively goalie Ashley Arras had one of her best games of the season recording 15 saves. The Lady Owls defeated conference rivals West Valley College in the semifinals 12-5 & Ohlone College 15-1 in the quarterfinals. With the win and the first place finish in the Coast Conference, Foothill College secured the #3 seed & automatic bid to the Northern California Championships November 15-16th at the College of San Mateo. Click here for NorCal Playoff schedule. (pdf)

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Fall 2013 Season Outlook

The Foothill College Lady Owl's water polo team is gearing up for another competitive season in Northern California. After winning their 1st NORCAL Championship in school history in 2012, the Lady Owls are poised to repeat the successes they had last season.

Heading into his 13th season coaching at Foothill College, Head Coach, Jeffrey Bissell, feels he has the necessary talent & depth to make a run late into the post season.

Five returning players will help make the climb back to the top of the Coast Conference & make a run deep into the post season easier. Lead by All-Norcal & All-Conference players Deanna Farley (Irvington High School) & Gurpuran Singh (Notre Dame High School ) last years battery returns for another strong showing. Returning utility players Riley Negrete (Pioneer High School) and Venus Beetajian (Santa Clara High School) will bring experience and depth to this years squad. Also adding to the depth of this years team include goalie Ashley Arras (Leland High School) who is healthy after a mid season knee injury last season. Arras will be the cornerstone of a tenacious Lady Owls defense.

Key incoming players include Laura Hendricks (Gunn High School), Shameem Jamil (Palo Alto High School), Marissa Sendejas (Live Oak High School), Megan Bordy (Woodside High School) and Alexandra Chapa (Willow Glen High School) who all will be weighed on heavily to carry the offensive needs of the team early in the season.

Other new comers who will figure to make immediate impacts defensively include Cassidy Carlsen (Monta Vista High School), Athena Gonzales (Anzar High School), Sarah Pyle (Napa High School) & Merav Ben-Zvi (Homestead High School).

If you're interested in playing water polo at Foothill College please email coach Bissell to set up an official visit to the college or call, (650) 949-7663.


FOOTHILL COLLEGE WOMEN'S WATER POLO WINS 2012 NORCAL TITLE!!

The Foothill College Lady Owls Water Polo Team did something last season that had never been done by another women's water polo team in school history, they won the CCCAA Northern California Championship in convincing fashion with a 14-6 win over Diablo Valley College. The Lady Owls lead from start to finish getting multiple goals from Deanna Farley (Irvington HS), Anna Kim (Mission San Jose HS), Hailey Smith (Menlo School), Jaimie Breen (Woodside HS) & Gurpuran Singh (Notre Dame Belmont HS). Lead defensively in the cage by freshman goaltender Dana Delucchi (Notre Dame Belmont HS) who recorded 25 total saves in the tournament, 10 in the championship game.

The win gives the Foothill College Women's Water Polo Team the #1 seed out of the north headed into the CCCAA State Championships, November 16-17 at Diablo Valley College. The CCCAA State Championships pits the top two teams from Southern California (Golden West & Fullerton College) and the top two teams from Northern California (Foothill College & Diablo Valley College). The Lady Owls will take a 17 game winning streak into next weekends action. Their semifinal game versus Fullerton College (#2 seed from the South) will be on Friday, November 16th at 10:30am.


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Lady Owls Win 2012 Coast Conference Championships in a Rout!

The Foothill College Women's Water Polo team won it's 8th Coast Conference Championship in last 12 years this past weekend with a 19-6 rout of conference rival College of San Mateo. The Lady Owls were lead offensively by sophomore Jaimie Breen (Woodside HS) who scored 7 goals in the championship match, freshman Gurpuran Singh (Notre Dame Belmont HS) who found the back of the net 4 times herself & Hailey Smith (Menlo School) who shut down San Mateo's top scorer recording 7 steals and scored 3 times. Defensively goalie Dana Delucchi had one of her best games of the season recording 16 saves. The Lady Owls defeated Merced in the semifinals 13-5 & Laney College 15-1 in the quarterfinals. With the win and the first place finish in the Coast Conference, Foothill College secured the #1 seed & automatic bid to the Northern California Championships November 9-10 at Diablo Valley College. Click here for NorCal Playoff schedule. (pdf)


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