Thirty-two matches between ranked teams are slated for the Barbara Kalbus Invitational, leading the Week 5 women’s water polo slate of 97 contests.
The goals continue to pour in across the country with several players notching hat tricks and five efforts of six or more scores on Week 4.
The top 11 spots in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) women’s water polo Top 25 poll remained the same as all 15 Week 4 matches involving ranked teams saw the favorite prevail. The Barbara Kalbus Invitational could shake up the rankings next week as 16 teams tangle in 32 matches in Irvine, California.
All 15 Week 4 women’s water polo matches involving ranked teams saw the favorite prevail. LaSalle made history with its 11-10 win over Saint Francis (PA) on Saturday, besting the Red Flash 11-10 for the program’s first Division I victory.
Women’s collegiate water polo action continues with 45 contests slated for Week 4, including eight exhibition matches, one vs. China and seven against the University of Toronto.
Week 3 of collegiate women’s water polo action saw Top 10 teams continue to soar and several players step into the spotlight. Here’s a look at the standout efforts from last week.
The top five teams held their ground in the Collegiate Water Polo Association Top 25 poll, combining for a 10-1 record in Week 3 action.
Division III Augustana College will have a new home for its swimming and diving teams after announcing an $8 million challenge grant from the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation. They’re also going to begin exploring the addition of women’s varsity water polo.
According to the Associated Press, three individuals that are being held in connection with an attack on three Serbian water polo players from Red Star Belgrade will face hate crime charges.
CWPA Top 25 squads or vote getters were part of 49 of 60 matches of action on Week 3. Ranked teams maintained their form with just four upsets going in the books.
The Triton Invitational in La Jolla, California; the Princeton Invitational in Princeton, New Jersey; and Bucknell Invitational in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, will provide 54 matches of women’s water polo action this weekend, including several involving ranked teams.
Week 3 of the NCAA women’s water polo season brought a scoring onslaught, including 18 goals by Stanford’s Makenzie Fischer and 16 by St. Francis Brooklyn’s Kelsey Snelgar, each in three match efforts.
With just a handful of upsets on Week 3 and just two involving Top 10 teams, it is little surprise that the upper portion of the Collegiate Water Polo Association Top 25 remains nearly unchanged.
Five Top 25 upsets, including two which saw Top 10 teams fall, highlighted Week 3 of women’s water polo action. Bucknell’s John McBride also posted his 100th win with the women’s program.
Standouts at the Northern Virginia 6A Regional Championships included Anthony Grimm of Oakton and Victoria Huske of Yorktown, both sophomores.