BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University water polo head coach Ryan Castle announced Tuesday two additions to the Hoosiers’ incoming class of 2021. A pair of attackers, Jennifer Hanling (Coronado, Calif.) and Jessica Rodriguez (Mission Viejo, Calif.), will continue their water polo careers at Indiana next fall.
Hanling and Rodriguez bolster the offensive end of Castle’s first full signing class as Indiana’s head coach. Last fall, Castle penned goalkeeper Kate Nitzberg (Manhattan Beach, Calif.), utility Carlie Crumbaugh (Moraga, Calif.), and driver Juli Hilovsky (Riverside, Calif.) in addition to current freshmen Mollie Williams and Emily Powell. The newest duo, which declared their intent in the spring signing window, will be the first set of attackers added to Castle’s class.
Hanling played under head coach Alicia Began at Coronado High School in the CIF Southern Section. Quick in the water with a deft left hand, Hanling adds to a budding attack corps. Hanling continued her water polo play at the club level under coaching legend Randy Burgess; she also received instruction from Kelly Phelps, who played for Castle when he was an assistant coach at Arizona State.
From Coach Castle: “Jennifer is a fast, agile left-handed attacker who make significant contributions to our team, especially on the left handers side of the pool. She is aggressive and fast and we expect that she will improve add some more speed and offensive threat to our freshmen class.”
Source: Indiana University