Pepperdine, Bucknell, Stanford, Harvard, Whittier and UC Davis won the six collegiate water polo conference titles as postseason play kicked off.
Championship season begins on Friday as all six collegiate men’s water polo conferences play their postseason tournaments.
Fordham goalie Bailey O’Mara snapped the Rams’ season record for saves and earned Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference defensive player of the week honors.
Heading into conference tournament week, Stanford and USC continue to share the #1 spot in the collegiate water polo poll for the second straight week.
Collegiate men’s water polo regular season play wrapped up with 19 matches, including two Top 20 upsets and two overtime affairs.
The top scoring effort of the week came in an overtime affair between #8 Long Beach State and #13 Loyola Marymount that featured 41 combined goals.
There are only 21 matches on the collegiate men’s water polo Week 11 slate, but the schedule includes three Top 10 affairs on Saturday.
Record-setting performances by Oliver Fodor, Emerson Sullivan and Ben Hallock highlighted the Week 10 collegiate water polo conference award winners.
USC, which occupied the #1 spot in the first two CWPA Top 20 polls in 2019, has found its way back to the top, but the Trojans share the slot with Stanford.
Oliver Fodor put in a school record 14 goals for Wagner in a 23-22 loss to Johns Hopkins, while the Bluejays were led by Emerson Sullivan’s record 12 scores.
Week 10 of collegiate men’s water poll saw the #1 team fall for the second straight week and also featured another Top 10 upset and three overtime affairs.
Conference play is in full swing on Week 10 of the collegiate men’s water polo season with the Mid-Atlantic West Region Championships highlighting the slate.
Bucknell’s Rade Joksimovic and Andu Vlasceanu garnered MAWPC accolades, while USC’s Nic Porter and Marcus Longston were honored by the MPSF.
UCLA takes over as the #1 team in collegiate men’s water polo after spending the entire 2019 season (nine weeks) in the #2 spot.
#15 Bucknell’s Rade Joksimovic rattled the cage nine times in a 15-7 win over Johns Hopkins on Sunday to lead all individual scoring efforts on Week 9.