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Welcome to GCU Co-Ed Water Polo

Come find out about our sport at our 2021-22 Informational Meeting:
Thursday, September 9th
Bldg. 42 (Colangelo College of Business)
Room 183

New to the Grand Canyon University club program, our three water polo teams are ready to make a splash. We are fielding a men’s team and two women’s squads – one of which will compete in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA). If you are a strong swimmer looking to compete in the water, consider joining one of our teams today!

Women’s League Team

We are a brand-new team joining the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA). The CWPA will allow us to compete for a division and national title. We will compete in in-state and out-of-state tournaments with other Arizona and Southern California universities. We are looking for competitive, dedicated and strong athletes to join our growing program!

Men’s Team

We are a brand-new men’s water polo team added to the aquatics club program of GCU. We will be participating in scrimmages and some tournaments. We are looking to grow and expand our men’s team to create a strong men’s water polo program by seeking determined, dedicated and strong athletes to join our team!

Women’s Academy

A brand-new women’s water polo team, the GCU Women’s Academy squad will be participating in scrimmages and some tournaments throughout the year. We are looking to develop great players through this program to eventually join the CWPA. If you are a determined and dedicated athlete, come join the team!

Pay your Water Polo dues here.

GCU Water Polo Club Schedules

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Day Date   Opponent/Details Location Time Score
Tuesday 10/05/2021 vs Northern Arizona University (GCU (Antelope Pool) NA TBA
Thursday 10/07/2021 at Ottawa University Surprise NA TBA
Tuesday 10/12/2021 at Arizona State University Tempe NA TBA
Tuesday 10/19/2021 vs University of Arizona GCU (Antelope Pool) NA TBA
Friday 10/22/2021 at TBD TBD 6:00 PM TBA
Saturday 10/23/2021 at TBD TBD NA TBA

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Co-Ed Water Polo Roster

  • Peyton Elenbaas
  • Justin Garrido
  • Autumn Hilderbrand
  • Katie Hooper
  • Lauren Jaffke
  • Karl Landis
  • Beau Merritt
  • Mark Moroz
  • Gabriella Murgula
  • Amelia Portin
  • Erica Rietmann
  • Brianna Roncal
  • Carolina Solis
  • Jordan Stephens
  • Kyle Stow
  • Michael Swift
  • Haven Vinyard
  • Christian Walters
  • Spencer Walters
  • Erik Yost
  • Jalynn Youngs

GCU Water Polo Club Coaching Staff

Sheri Hopper

Head Coach
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Sheri Hopper is entering her second year coaching with GCU Water Polo. A native of Seattle, Washington, Hopper grew up working at pools and beaches as a lifeguard and swim instructor. She swam competitively and fell in love with the game of water polo. As a college student, she co-organized a private swim program focused on the U-16 level. The program eventually became one of the top aquatic programs in the Pacific Northwest and delivered several Olympic athletes.

After college, she served as the swim and water polo coach at Kentlake High School in Washington, where she led the team to the state championships several years in a row. Hopper currently works in the technology industry and is looking forward to getting involved with the aquatics community in Arizona. She is thankful for the support of her family and friends.

Troy Leeper

Assistant Coach
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A USA Water Polo certified coach, referee and lifeguard, Troy Leeper’s experience and knowledge of the game certainly makes a big splash. Leeper, who enters his second year as an assistant coach for the GCU Water Polo team, began playing the sport in 2012 as a member of the Masters Water Polo team based in Mesa, quickly transitioning to a coaching role a few years later. Having served as a coach in a variety of different sports and leagues for nearly 30 years, Leeper has formed a unique coaching philosophy rooted in player development, training and encouragement. His ultimate goal is to help every player he works with reach their full potential while having fun.