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ARC water polo team wins Big 8 for first time

The men's water polo team celebrates their win of the Big 8 Conference Championship on November 1, 2018, at American River College. (Photo courtesy of Daria Atraseva)

Itzin Alpizar

December 14, 2018

The American River College men’s water polo team won the Big 8 Conference tournament for the first time in the team’s history, going undefeated in conference play and closing out a successful season for 2018. Josh Ford, the team’s sophomore center defender, said that there were a lot of “f...

Fulton finishes her last season with a splash

Women's water polo captain Abby Fulton sits on a diving board at the pool at American River College on Dec. 6, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

December 11, 2018

Abby Fulton not only balances the responsibility of a college student but also the responsibilities of being the captain of the American River College women's water polo team. It’s her passion for the sport, however, that keeps her in the game. Fulton says she remembers always being in the water since the ag...

Sports preview rally recognizes athlete achievements

American River College's women's softball team is recognized for the team's various achievements, during the ARC athletics season preview on Friday.
(Photo by Tyler Jackson)

Matthew Peirson

January 24, 2016

American River College’s Athletics Department held a season preview rally Friday spotlighting the 2015 season for fall sports teams and previewing the spring sports season. The rally included recognition of academic achievements for all student athletes who achieved a 3.0 GPA or better during the f...

Married ARC water polo coaches keep it in the family

Water polo coaches Eric Black (left) and Bethani Black (right) eating cake for Eric's birthday on the American River College pool deck. (Photo by Noor Abasi)

Noor Abasi and Matthew Nobert

December 3, 2015

By Matthew Nobert and Noor Abasi Water polo coaches Eric and Bethani Black share not only a a pool deck, work office and practice equipment, but also a household. The couple have been married for 15 years, with Bethani coaching the women’s team while Eric coaches the men's team at American River C...

ARC women’s water polo to play in Mt.Sac Invite

American River College scores during the Water Polo Match against Cerritos College on September 10th, 2015 at ARC. ARC's water polo team is now 2-5 heading into the Mt. Sac Invite on Sept. 26, 2015. (photo by Joe Padilla)

Matthew Nobert

September 25, 2015

American River College women’s water polo team will be facing off against Southern California teams once again this season at the 19th annual Mt. Sac Invite on Saturday. ARC will be the only school from Northern California in the tournament. This invite is different than others. Normally, ...

ARC women’s water polo finishes 1-3 in eighth annual River Rage Tournament

American River College attacker Hayley Dutton scores a goal against Cerritos College on September 10, 2015 during the eighth annual River Rage Tournament against Cerritos College.
American River won the match 10 to 5. (photo by Joe Padilla)

Johnnie Heard and Matthew Nobert

September 15, 2015

By Matthew Nobert and Johnnie Heard The American River College women’s water polo opened its season with the eighth annual River Rage tournament. In ARC’s first two games of the tournament, it hosted Golden West College and Cerritos College, splitting the two games. ARC started the firs...

Women’s cross-country and water polo go head to head

Women’s cross-country and water polo go head to head

Lindsey Martin and Lindsey Martin

December 11, 2014

After a win from the women’s cross-country team today at the third annual duathlon, a running and swimming competition between cross-country and water polo, they are no longer tied 1-1 with the Water Polo team. Cross-country and water polo each formed their own groups A, B, and C to compete in a...

Water-polo captain dominates in the pool and the classroom

Women's water polo player Avery Dotterer.

Breana Herndon and Breana Herndon

November 7, 2014

Aspiring lawyer, 4.0 student and star player on ARC’s women’s water polo team are just a few of Avery Dotterer’s titles. Dotterer says she began playing water polo in middle school at the insistence of her mother, despite being "unwilling." “I was so bad at water polo and I just hated it,”...

Men’s water polo aims for NorCal conference despite lack of experience

Freshman Ryan Eyman attempts a shot in a water polo match against Santa Rosa Junior College on Sept. 24. The American River College men’s team won the match 15-11. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

September 26, 2014

American River College men’s water polo defeated Santa Rosa Junior College 15-11 on Sept. 24, after gaining a significant lead early in the first half that SRJC was unable to make up, despite ARC playing from their bench. Sophomore Lane Goedhart led the team in goals, scoring five before being pulled...

New system of play helps team cruise to victory

Emily Perry, an American River College sophomore, shoots and scores in a water polo match against Santa Rosa Junior College on Sept. 24. The ARC women’s team won the match in double digits 15-4. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Ed Gebing Jr. and Ed Gebing

September 26, 2014

Behind six goals from sophomore Emily Perry, the reigning NorCal champion American River College women’s water polo team beat Santa Rosa Junior College, 15-4, on Wednesday. The win brought the women’s record to 2-5 overall, and an even 1-1 in conference play. ARC got out to an early lead, scoring...

A change in tide implements a shift in tactics

American River College men's water polo goal keeper Sam Anderson blocks a shot during the Big 8 Conference in November, 2013. Photo by Emily K. Rabasto

Ed Gebing and Ed Gebing

November 15, 2013

The American River College men’s water polo team has started off the season with a 9-5 record and is currently 4-0 against other members in the Big 8 Conference. Returning six players from last year’s team, the men are led by sophomore’s, goalie Sam Anderson and utility player Patrick O’Connor. “(We...

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