Thursday, August 25, 2016

Cypress Bay Throwback 2013 & 2014



HUNGRY FOR WATER POLO? 2016 PowerBar Cup this weekend.

Riptides Throwback

Open Men's Gold Medal
Sunshine States Games 2012

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Oven-Baked Chicken Wings 4 Ways


BERKELEY – Richard Corso, the most successful head coach in Cal women's water polo history, is stepping down after 11 seasons leading the Golden Bears program, effective Sept. 1.

Corso is a member of the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame and compiled a record of 227-98 during his time in Berkeley. That included four trips to the NCAA Championships in the past six years and a national runner-up finish in 2011.

"We'd like to thank Rich for all of his contributions to our women's water polo program," Cal Director of Athletics Mike Williams said. "We wish him nothing but the best in the future."

During his time at Cal, Corso helped mentor several Olympians, including 2016 Olympians Roser Tarrago, Dora Antal and Anna Illes. He had previously served as head coach for both the U.S. Men's Olympic Team and the Canadian Men's Olympic Team.

The Bears were a perennial top-10 team under Corso. Cal never finished lower than No. 6 in the final CWPA rankings during his entire tenure in Berkeley, which began in 2005.

"I walk away proud of my successes at Berkeley and the influence that I have had on my teams and my fellow coaches here at Cal," Corso said. "I will continue to focus on the well-being of my current team and their overall academic and water polo endeavors until Sept. 1."

A national search for Corso's successor will begin immediately.

Year       W-L        Final Ranking
2005      18-10                    6
2006      18-9                      5
2007      12-11                    6
2008      18-11                    6
2009      31-8                      5
2010      26-9                      3
2011      26-5                      2
2012      18-9                      4
2013      17-7                      5
2014      20-10                    4
2015      20-9                      4
2016      21-10                    6

Golden Girls Revisited

Wednesday, August 24, 2016