Cal Women's Water Polo Question and Answers
Erin Scully - April 20, 2009: Driver Erin Scully is one of the only four true juniors on the No. 5 California women's water polo team. The Long Beach, Calif., native has scored 18 goals this season and was eighth on the team with 10 goals, including two multi-goal games in 2008. She also excels outside of the pool, earning 2008 excellent level All-American academic and All-MPSF Academic team honors. CalBears.com chatted with Scully about her interests and familial connection to Cal football.
Lauren Burke - April 13, 2009: At the Big Splash on April 11, the California women's water polo team honored its two seniors, one of which is this week's Q&A feature: goalkeeper Lauren Burke. Burke is an art major from Huntington Beach, Calif., and has 102 saves in 23 games of work for the Bears this season, to bring her career total to 171 saves. This season, she is only allowing 2.7 goals per game. CalBears.com sat down with the 5-10 keeper to learn about life inside and outside of the cage.
Stephanie Schnugg - April 6, 2009: With a father who won a national title in men's water polo at California and competed on the Olympic team, two cousins on the men's water polo team and a sister who was a women's soccer student-athlete at Cal, redshirt junior utility Stephanie Schnugg comes from a family rich in Cal history. But this Schnugg has already set her own course. As a true freshman, she scored 10 goals and had 10 goals in her sophomore campaign, taking a year to redshirt in between. This season, she has already surpassed both of those totals with 19 goals thus far in 2009. CalBears.com took some time to find out more about growing up in the Schnugg family as well as her interest in art, which is her major.
Julie Oreglia - March 30, 2009: Redshirt junior utility Julie Oreglia has become a mainstay in the pool for the No. 5 California women's water polo team. Oreglia, who is majoring in political science and has received accolades for her studies more than once, has also fit seamlessly into the field of academics here at Cal. CalBears.com recently caught up with Oreglia to learn more about her likes and dislikes.
Camille Hewko - March 16, 2009: Junior utility Camille Hewko is a key member of the California women's water polo team as she leads the Golden Bears in drawn penalties and ejections for the third straight year. Over the weekend, which saw Cal win five straight games, Hewko had four goals as well as several key ejections and five-meter penalty shots earned. With multiple immediate and extended family members who also play or have played collegiate water polo, Hewko comes from a self-described "water" family. CalBears.com spoke with Hewko to discover more about her personality.
Elizabeth Layton - March 9, 2009: The Cal Lutheran Tournament gave California junior goalkeeper Elizabeth Layton a chance to get back in the pool after spending the first part of the 2009 season on sidelines with an arm injury. The Newport Beach, Calif., native earned three saves in the second half in the 16-2 dismantling of Villanova on March 6 and had five saves in one quarter of work against Redlands, allowing just two goals over the weekend. CalBears.com chatted with Layton and found out a little more about her, including her team nickname.
Coral Kemp - March 2, 2009: With 15 wins under its belt, the California women's water polo team is off to its best start since the 2000 season. The Golden Bears recently hosted their first home game against USC on Feb. 28, which gave sophomore utility Coral Kemp a chance to demonstrate her vocals by singing the national anthem before the game. Kemp, who hails from El Segundo, Calif., scored one goal last year as one of the only true freshmen on the squad. Kemp has already notched 16 goals, including four multi-goal performances. CalBears.com took some time to learn about Kemp's background, which is rich in water polo and Cal history.
Paige Lorenz - Feb. 23, 2009: The California women's water polo team put forth an excellent showing at the highly competitive UC Irvine Invitational on Feb. 21 and 22, taking seventh place. Helping the Bears to victory was senior two-meter defender Paige Lorenz, who had six goals over the weekend. As of Feb. 23, she has scored 23 goals, which exceeds her previous season high of 21 goals, which she set last weekend. Lorenz hails from Old Greenwich, Conn., making her the only American on the team that is not originally from California. CalBears.com recently caught up with the 5-11 co-captain to find out about life in California for Lorenz.
Remy Champion - Feb. 17, 2009: The California women's water polo team has begun its 2009 campaign with a 13-0 record, which is the best start in program history. Junior driver Remy Champion is helping the cause, scoring 14 goals and having multi-goal games four times already this season. The Palo Alto, Calif., native comes from a very athletic family - her mother, Barb is in the Cornell Hall of Fame for ice hockey and father, Craig, competed in track and field at Cornell, and sister, Haley, swam at Stanford and sister, Laurel, competed on the Cardinal water polo team. CalBears.com took a few minutes with Champion to find out more about her.
Meghan Corso - Feb. 9, 2009: The California women's water polo team had a fantastic weekend in Fort Collins, Colo., at the Colorado State Invitational, where the Golden Bears won all five games they played. Junior driver Meghan Corso paced Cal with 15 goals over the weekend, scoring two or more goals in each match. CalBears.com spent some time chatting with Corso to discover more about her.
Stephanie Peckham - Feb. 2, 2009: The California women's water polo team is off to a perfect 7-0 start to the 2009 season, partially in thanks to redshirt freshman goalkeeper Stephanie Peckham. Peckham redshirted the 2008 season due to injury and has started her Cal career very successfully, already notching 63 saves in seven games of work. She recently grabbed a new career-high of 12 saves in the 9-7 win over No. 9 UC Davis on Feb. 2. CalBears.com recently talked with Peckham, the Feb. 2 MPSF Player of the Week, to learn more about her life in and out of the pool.
Erika Hanson - Jan. 30, 2009: Redshirt junior Erika Hanson is in her third year playing for the Golden Bears. Last season, she scored in five games and had a career-high of two goals in the win over Cal State Bakersfield (4-12-08). The Tustin, Calif., native earned superior status on the Academic All-American team for having a GPA in between 3.41-3.70. CalBears.com recently chatted with Erika to learn a little more about her.
Q&A With the Women's Water Polo Freshman Class - Jan. 26, 2009: The California women's water polo team welcomes 12 newcomers to the squad for the 2009 season. CalBears.com recently sat down with the newcomers to learn more about each player's history, interests and experiences thus far as a Golden Bear.