Alumni

Ronan Williams – United States Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD

ronan-williamsHometown: Severna Park, MD
High School: Severna Park High School

Personal: Williams competed for Naval Academy Aquatic Club for 6 years … served as the team captain for four seasons from 2013 through 2016 … selected to coach a youth team in the Navy AC’s Anchors Aweigh Water Polo League… also competed with the Northeast Zone ODP team in national water polo competitions, selected for NTSC in 2014 … named as an American Water Polo Scholar-Athlete … younger sister Isabel is a current member of Navy AC Water Polo.


Willem Fujimura- United States Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD

Willem FujimuraHometown: Annapolis, MD
High School: McDonogh School

 

 


Macel Reising – Washington & Jefferson College – Washington, PA

macel-rHometown: Arnold, MD
High School: Broadneck High School

 

 


Grace Doerfler – Marist College – Poughkeepsie, NY


Hometown: Arnold, MD
High School: Broadneck

Personal: Prior to Marist: Doerfler is an outstanding Academic All American and AP Scholar. Her water polo accomplishments include three first place finishes in the National State Challenge for the Naval Academy Aquatic Club, NAAC winners of Gold Division and eight years of water polo experience.


Taylor Bernhardt – United States Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD

Hometown: Annapolis, MD
High School: Loyola Blakefield

Personal: An Annapolis native, Bernhardt attended the Loyola Blakefield school in Towson and competed on the varsity water polo and swimming teams for three years each … selected to the 2013-14 NISCA Boys All-America Water Polo Third Team … has been named MVP on multiple occasions as he garnered the accolade with Loyola Blakefield at the Eastern Prep Championships and with Navy Aquatic Club at the 2013 American Water Polo National State Challenge … spent a semester abroad in South Africa to go to school and play water polo … attended Marion Military Institute in Marion, Ala. during the 2014-15 school year … son of David Bernhardt and Lori Livingston … father is a commander in the Navy and graduated USNA in 1989 … sister Blair (’16) is a member of the Louisville women’s lacrosse team … high school teammates Zach Hoelting ’19 and J.P. Clancy ’18 are on the USNA swim squad


Matt Skowronski – United States Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD

Hometown: Oak Hill, VA
High School: Gonzaga College

Personal: A four-year letterwinner in water polo at Gonzaga College High School, Skowronski was recognized on NISCA/Speedo All-America Honorable Mention as a junior following his 2013 season … successful in the classroom, as well, he was also named to the USA Water Polo 2012 and 2013 Academic All-America teams … graduated Gonzaga as the school’s all-time leading goal scorer with 257 career tallies … competed on the club level with the Naval Academy Aquatics Club along side fellow classmates, Shepherd Warren and Tyler Zimmerman … in his free time, he enjoys golfing … son of Joseph and Barbara Skowronski.


Shepard Warren – United States Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
High School: Calvert Hall College

Personal: A 2014 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School, he is the fourth Warren brother to wear the Blue and Gold for Navy in the last four years … follows Arny ’12, Archie ’13 and Carpenter ’16 as members of the squad … lettered three times in water polo at Calvert Hall College (CHC) … named to the All-MIAA team in recognition of his 2013 season … CHC won two MIAA Championships (2011, 2013) … also competed in water polo with the Naval Academy Aquatics Club … member of the Spanish and National Science Honor Societies … served as president of the student body at CHC as a senior … was a teammate at Calvert Hall of classmate Tim McCown … son of Paul and Phyllis Warren.


Tyler Zimmerman – United States Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD

Hometown: McLean, VA
High School: Langley

Personal: A three-sport athlete during his high school career at Langley High School, Zimmerman participated in water polo, swimming and wrestling prior to coming to Annapolis … competed in water polo action with the Naval Academy Aquatics Club for four years … for Langley, he was a 50- and 100-free specialist swimmer and a 182-pound wrestler … member of the National Science and Spanish Honor Societies … earned three scholar-athlete awards … originally born in San Diego … son of John and Leah Zimmerman… father was a USNA Class of 1988 graduate.


Sam Giddings – United States Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD

Hometown: Annapolis, MD
High School: Key School

Personal: A 2013 graduate of the Key School in Annapolis, Giddings competed on the Naval Academy Aquatics Club … also lettered in swimming at the Key School … led the Key School to the 2012 and 2010 National State Challenge title and was a 2013 Northeastern All-Star … was a member of the Jazz Band and was a Grounds Student Representative … son of Gavin and Allison Giddings … both his mother, Allison (’84), and father, Gavin (’82), graduated from the Naval Academy … uncle, James Webster, also graduated from the Academy … enjoys playing the bagpipes.


Anuj Khandelwal – MIT – Cambridge, MA

Hometown: Severna Park, MD
High School: Gilman

Personal: A 2013 graduate of Gilman School … All-MIAA … USA Water Polo Academic All-America … the Gillman Water Polo award … four-year starter and captain … eight-time varsity letterwinner … also competed on the swim team … National State Challenge champions … Cum Laude Society … National Merit finalist … U.S. Presidential Scholar semi-finalist … founder and manager of Hope for Highlands Charity … jazz band … debate club captain … president of the Indian Students Association … Prudential Spirit of Community award … President’s Volunteer Service award … Governor’s Volunteer Service certificate … Princeton Book award … Comcast Leaders and Achievers scholarship … Jefferson Book award … Gilman Debating Cup … Gilman Faculty award … American Classical League Summa Cum Laude … Honor Roll.


Leigh Auth – Long Beach State – Long Beach, CA

Hometown: Annapolis, MD
High School: Annapolis High School

Personal: Leigh started playing Navy AC Water Polo when was 9 and continued for another 9 years. She was a member of NHS and an Honor Roll student at Annapolis HS, graduating in 2013. In addition, while at Annapolis, she was a four-year letter winner in swimming and team captain as a junior and senior. She helped her team to a State Championship in 2008-09. Leigh was recruited by both Maryland and UC San Diego before deciding to attend Long Beach State. She is currently majoring in Marine Biology. Younger sister Claire is a current member of Navy AC Water Polo.

2013 FRESHMAN: During her first year at Long Beach State, she appeared in all 32 matches as a true freshman . Tallied 19 goals in her first season, third highest in scoring amongst first-year players and eight overall on the team. She notched four multi-goal games, leading the team in scoring twice.


Lily Doerfler – Wagner College – Staten Island, NY

Lily DoerflerHometown: Annapolis, MD
High School: Broadneck High School

Personal: A 2012 graduate of Broadneck High in Annapolis, MD… 3 year Member of Navy AC Water Polo team…Started playing Water Polo as a freshman in high school after growing bored of swimming…Coach at Navy AC Water Polo camp 2012 and 2013. Recruited by University of Maryland, Indiana University, Bucknell and University of Pacific, chose Wagner because it was on East Coast and in NYC. Younger sister Grace is current member of Navy AC Water Polo.

2013 FRESHMAN: Played in all 37 games, scoring 59 goals on 139 shots during her first season as a Seahawk…third highest scorer on the team..Added five assists to total 64 points…Grabbed 26 steals, and drew 46 exclusions on the year…Was named MAAC Rookie of the Week for the week of 2/19, highlighted by a four-goal performance in a 13-5 win over Brown.


Mackenzie Edwards – University of Hawaii – Honolulu, HI

Hometown: Edgewater, MD
High School: South River High School

Personal: A 2012 graduate of South River High School in Edgewater, MD…lettered four years in swimming… a two-time team captain…placed at states in all four events she competed in…county champ in the 50-freestyle…also a six-year member of Naval Academy Aquatic Club for water polo…2008 Junior Olympics MVP…2010 and ’12 National State Challenge Champion…a two-time USWP Academic All-American…a four-year National Honor Society member and honor roll student.


Carpenter Warren – United States Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD

Carpenter WarrenHometown: Annapolis, MD
High School: Calvert Hall College

Personal: A 2012 graduate of Calvert Hall College, Warren lettered twice in water polo … also spent three seasons as part of the Navy Aquatic Club … led water polo team to the 2011 MIAA State Championship … was a two-time honoree on the all-MIAA squad … was named first-team all-Eastern Prep School, NISCA first-team All-American and set a Maryland state record with 131 goals in just 24 games as a senior … son of Paul and Phyllis Warren … brothers, Archie (’13) and Arny (’12), were both four-year members of the Navy water polo team … majoring in quantitative economics.


Sam Butler – Princeton University – Princeton, NJ

Hometown: Annapolis, MD
High School: George Mason High School

Personal: Butler attended George Mason High School and started for four years on the Navy Aquatics Club high school water polo team, serving as a co-captain his senior year. Butler was named to the Eastern High School All-Star Team as a sophomore, junior and senior, and recently helped Navy AC to back-to-back National State Challenge Championships, garnering tournament Most Valuable Player honors both years.


Jared Coffin – United States Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD

Hometown: Severna Park, MD
High School: Severna Park High School

Personal: A 2010 graduate of Severna Park High School, Coffin was a member of the Navy Aquatic Club … also lettered in swimming at Severna Park, leading team to the 2010 state title … was also a member of the regional-championship teams in 2009 and 2010 and three county-championship teams … was a team captain in both water polo and swimming … son of Donald and Karine Coffin … father, Don, is a 1987 Naval Academy grad … was a teammate of classmate Andrew Lacosse on the Navy Aquatics club … majoring in history.


Andrew Lacosse – United States Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD

Hometown: Annapolis, MD
High School: Northern High School

Personal: A 2010 graduate of Northern High School, Lacosse lettered four times in swimming … was a member of the Navy Aquatics Club … led the swimming team to the 2009 Southern Maryland Athletic Conference and regional titles … was named team captain, team MVP, first-team all-county, first-team all-state and second-team all-Met in swimming as a senior … was a member of the National Honor Society … son of David and Jane Lacosse … majoring in ocean engineering.


Jason Cox – Pitzer College – Los Angeles, CA

Hometown: Severna Park, MD
High School: Severna Park High School

Personal: At Pomona-Pitzer: Completed his senior season on the Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Water Polo team, where he plays center…2012: First-team All-SCIAC selection…Second-team All-WWPA…Led Sagehens with 53 goals on the year…Had three goals in a 10-8 win over No. 19 Cal Baptist…Scored five times in an 11-7 home win over Redlands, matching the highest total on the team all season…Also had five goals in a 13-11 loss to No. 11 Loyola Marymount at the WWPA Championships…Had four goals, including the winner in the final minute, in a 10-9 road win at Chapman…2011: First-team All-SCIAC selection…First-team Division III All-America selection by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC)…Led Sagehens in goals with over 60…Had game-clinching steal with just over one minute to play in SCIAC Championship game win over CMS…Had five goals in SCIAC semifinal win over Redlands…Reached 50-goal mark in regular season finale against Air Force…High School: Attended Severna Park Senior High School in Maryland…Personal: Attending Pitzer College, where he majors in history…Has a younger sister, who played water polo as well.


Max Schlegel – Loyola Marymount University – Los Angeles, CA

Hometown: Harwood, MD
High School: Southern High School

Personal… Max Hartge Schlegel was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and he is the son of Nancy and Nicholas Schlegel… he has two brothers… active in volunteering during high school… worked for the Davidson swim team, organized food and toy drives… will major in Athletic Training.

Graduated from Southern High school in Harwood, Maryland, in 2007… a three-year letterwinner for Mike Schofield… Schlegel was a four-time All-Eastern League selection as well as becoming a National Cadet and Youth Team member. He was a member of the National Age Group All-Tournament Team in 2006 while playing for Navy WPC… also swam and played lacrosse…

Max Schlegel played five seasons with the LMU program, playing 92 games during his tenure… served his redshirt season in 2007…Highlights At LMU… 2011… played in all 25 games for the Lions, scoring 13 goals with 16 assists, nine steals, six field blocks and 19 kickouts drawn… 2010… played in 11 games before having his season ended with a shoulder injury, and he will have surgery… had four goals in 16 attempts before his season concluded…2009… had a break-out second season for the Lions with 19 goals, 11 assists, 14 kickouts drawn, 15 steals and nine field blocks… played in all 28 game… was a force against rival, scoring seven goals against UCSD on the season, including the game winner in the title game… 2008… played in 28 of 29 games, scoring 14 goals with 19 steals 15 kickouts drawn and seven assists… scored three goals against Harvard (10/4/08) and UC San Diego (10/25/08)…

Max Schlegel is currently coaching at Calvert Hall.


Bernadette Karandy – George Washington – Washington, DC

Hometown: Severna Park, MD
High School: St. Mary’s High School

Personal: Member of East Coast zone team with Naval Academy Aquatics Club during sophomore and junior years … Member of St. Mary’s High swim team.

 


Brednan Colgan – Princeton University – Princeton, NJ

Hometown: Severna Park, MD
High School: Key School

Personal: Brendan Colgan battled through early-season injuries to finish the season with 17 goals and 20 assists. Colgan had three two-goal games during the season, scoring twice in the season-opening win over Fordham and netting two in back-to-back games against UC San Diego and Pomona-Pitzer during the SoCal Tournament in mid-October. Colgan’s 20 assists ranked second on the team, including nine in a six-game stretch to start the season.
Colgan was a first-team All-Southern selection as a sophomore. He was Princeton’s fourth-leading scorer that season with 29 goals in 26 games played. In addition, he added 18 assists and 23 steals from his position. Colgan had a pair of six-game scoring streaks during the season and scored a season-high three goals twice, in games against Fordham and Navy. Colgan started the season strong, scoring nine goals and adding five assists in the season-opening Princeton Invitational.
Colgan had an immediate impact on the Princeton water polo team as a freshman as he scored 24 goals. Colgan added 16 assists and 18 steals during the year. He began his Princeton career with goals in his first four games, including a pair in the season opener against Gannon. A day later, he scored twice in an overtime win against St. Francis. Colgan had a two-goal, two-assist game against Salem and had three-straight two-goal performances on Princeton’s West Coast trip.
Colgan graduated from the Key School and was a member of the school’s water polo team. His team was the High School eastern champion in 2001 and 2002 and Colgan was the tournament’s most valuable player in 2001. He was a member of the Northeast Premier League team from 2003 to 2005 and competed on the 2003 and 2004 National Youth B Team. Colgan’s sister Elyse was a three-time All-America with the Princeton women’s water polo team.


Constantine Nakos – Princeton University – Princeton, NJ

Constantine NakosHometown: Annapolis, MD
High School: Severn School

Personal: Saw action in six games … scored a goal, dished an assist, made four steals, drew an ejection and notched a block …made season debut versus MIT (9/8) … had a steal versus Harvard (9/8) … drew an ejection versus Iona (10/20) …made a steal versus George Washington (10/20) … had a goal, an assist and two steals versus Notre Dame College (11/2)

2011: Played in 11 games as a sophomore and recorded a pair of two-goal games. He scored his first collegiate goal in a win over Connecticut College and added a second in the game. He also scored twice in the first game at Southerns in a win over Washington & Jefferson. Nakos added an assist and steal in the W&J win and also had a steal in a loss to Brown.

2010: A member of the CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team as a Princeton freshman. Nakos appeared in five games for the Tigers and notched a steal in a loss at Bucknell. He also had a shot in a home win over Iona. His other appearances came against George Washington (twice) and Gannon.


Kacie Owens – University of Maryland – College Park, MD

Hometown: Annapolis, MD
High School: Broadneck Senior High School

Personal: A 2002 graduate of Broadneck High School in Annapolis, MD. A 9 year member of the Naval Academy Aquatics Club; 6 years in swimming prior to joining the water polo team her sophomore year of high school where she remained until graduating. Attended Anne Arundel Community College for 2 years before transferring to University of Maryland, College Park in 2004. Played Water Polo for UMD for 2 seasons before graduating in 2007 with a B.S. In Family Studies.

2005: Played all 31 games…fourth on the team for goals scored…class record as a sophomore at UMD for goals scored, shots, and shooting percentage.

2006: Saw action in 11 games…tallied 4 steals.


Elyse Colgan – Princeton University – Princeton, NJ

Hometown: Severna Park, MD
High School: Key School

Personal: Elyse Colgan won her third consecutive Southern Most Valuable Player Award after she led the Tigers in scoring for the third time in her career. She was also named an honorable mention All-America for the second time. Colgan scored 47 goals as a junior and added 23 assists in 25 games. She had either a goal or assists in all but one of the games she played in. Her season high of five goals came in a win against George Washington. Colgan was also first-team All-Southern and first-team All-Eastern for the third time in her career. She also received CWPA and AWPCA All-Academic honors and was an Academic All-Ivy.

Colgan scored 82 goals to rank ninth in the nation in scoring as a sophomore. She scored goals in 30 of 36 games played and had a season-high seven in a win over Hartwick. Colgan had four or more goals in five games. Colgan was also named first-team All-ECAC as the Tigers regained the ECAC championship.

As a freshman, she led the team with 70 goals, and she added 18 assists and 25 steals on her way to being named an honorable mention All-America. She was named the Southern Division MVP and to the All-Southern first team after scoring nine goals during the tournament, including four in Princeton’s win over Villanova. Colgan also earned ECAC Tournament second-team honors and was an AWPCA All-Academic selection in 2004.


Blaise Stanicic – University of Maryland – College Park, MD

Blaise StanicicHometown: Annapolis, MD
High School: Key School

Personal: Blaise, daughter of Navy coach Mladen Stanicic, was a standout at the University of Maryland, receiving a pair of All-American honors by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches, becoming the first all-American in the history of the Maryland water polo program. She totaled 139 goals and 116 assists during her four-year career. She spent six semesters on Maryland’s Dean’s List and earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 2009.

CAREER: Upon graduating, she played professionally overseas for WPC Mladost, Zagreb, Croatia to win the 2010 National Championship and, she played for the Croatian National Team, competing at the 2010 European Championship Games as a member of the country’s national team. Upon her return to the US, she coached Naval Academy’s club water polo team and served as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s teams at George Washington University.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

-Won the bronze medal at Speed Cup in 2000 with a team of only nine girls.
-Won third place at Winter Junior Nationals in Lejuene 2004.
-Won second place at Winter Junior Nationals in Commerce, CA, 2003.
-Won Junior Nationals at Indiana University 2000.
-Won Senior Nationals as a part of a group of high school and middle school girls 1999.
-Won 18 and under Junior Olympics in Northern California in 1998.
-Won 16 and under Junior Olympics in Florida, first year attending J.O.s in 1997.
-Spent two years on the U.S. National Youth “B” team in 2003 and in 2004
-Spent one year on the U.S. National Junior Team in 2005.


Serela Kay – UCLA – Los Angeles, CA

Hometown: Annapolis, MD
High School: Key School

Personal: Kay comes to UH after serving as the associate coach for the women’s program at the University of Maryland. During her tenure (2010-12) the team captured the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) in 2011 and back-to-back Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) division championships in 2011 and ’12.

Kay previously enjoyed two stints as an assistant coach on both the Princeton University men’s and women’s staffs (2002-04, ’09-10). Her stay there was highlighted by a 2009 Mens CWPA Eastern Championship and third-place finish at the NCAA Championship.

The native of Annapolis, Md., has also coached on the West Coast with a four-year run as a women’s assistant at California (2005-09). Prior to working at Cal, Kay was the director and senior head coach of the Santa Barbara Water Polo Foundation from 2004 to ’05.

Her coaching resume also includes experience with the US national program. She served as an assistant coach with the USA Water Polo Youth National Team for six seasons, leading the team to numerous international championships. She was also on the staff of the U.S. Women’s Senior National Team that won a gold medal at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome.

As a player, Kay was a four-year starter at UCLA, during which time the Bruins captured three national titles in 1997, ’98 and 2000. She was also a member of the USA Junior National Team from 1995-97, helping Team USA to a gold medal at the 1996 Junior Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba.

Kay graduated from UCLA in 2000 with a degree in psychology, with a specialization in business and administration. She received a master’s in sports science with a specialization in sport management from the United States Sports Academy in 2004, a master’s in education from Cal in 2008, and an MBA from the University of Maryland, University College in 2012.


Bradley Schumacher – University of the Pacific – Stockton, CA

bradley-schumacher2Hometown: Bowie, MD
High School: Bowie High School

Personal: On his way to stardom on the world aquatics stage, Bradley Schumacher was a member of the 1990 Annapolis 17U team that won the Junior Olympics in California. No East Coast team before or since has accomplished this feat, and the team was undefeated in JO tournament play that summer. The USA Water Polo article, “The Perfect Storm: One East Coast Team’s Rise to JO Glory, A Look Back at the 1990 Annapolis Junior Olympic Team,” by Greg Mescall describes this East Coast team and their rise to victory.

Brad is a two-time Olympic Champion, winning gold at the 1996 Games in Atlanta Georgia, in the 4x100m and the 4x200m freestyle relays. He is a two-sport Olympian, having also represented the United States in Sydney, Australia on the 2000 USA Water Polo Team, which placed 6th. He is in an elite group of aquatics athletes to compete at the world-class level for swimming and water polo, with the likes of Duke Khanamoku, Johnny Weissmuller, Bob Hughes, and Matt Biondi. However, Brad is the only person to be World Champion in both swimming and water polo. His accolades include: 2-time NCAA All American in Swimming, 3-time NCAA All American in Water Polo, 1997 Gold Medalist, Pan Pacific Games, 400m Freestyle Relay; 1997 Gold Medalist, Phillips 66 Spring Nationals 100m Freestyle; 1997 Gold Medalist, FINA World Cup-Water Polo, Athens, Greece; 1998 Gold Medalist, World Championships Swimming, (and 7th place finish in Water Polo at the World Championships-Perth Australia, the same year); 1998 Gold Medalist, U.S. Open Cup-Water Polo; 1999 Gold Medalist, Pan Am Games-Water Polo, (which qualified the team for the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, in 2000); 2002 MVP Australian National League, Freemantle Mariners-Perth, Australia; 2001 Gold Medal, World Championship Qualifications, Dominican Republic.

With Wolf Wigo, an Annapolis 1990 JO teammate and water polo star, Bradley Schumacher is Co-Founder of Kap7, Inc, a commercial pool equipment and supply company. Brad is Director of SET Water Polo Club for boys and girls in Southern California. He took over SET Water Polo and Swim Club in 2004 and grew the club from 65 to over 250+ members. SET is one of the premier clubs in the nation. Bradley Founded Tools of a Champion, the first water-focused clinic business in the United States and performed over 300+ clinics nationwide. He is a 1997 graduate of the University of the Pacific, in Stockton, California where he also earned his MBA.