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.
Week 3 NCAA Water Polo action got underway on Thursday with an exhibition match between No. 1 USC and the Chinese National Team. 57 other matches round out the weekend of play, including 31 matches between Top 25 and vote-getting sides as well as a handful of exhibition matches.
Week 2 of the NCAA Women’s Water Polo action belonged to the goal scorers, and they were aplenty with several top players cashing in for hat tricks or more.
The top four teams held their ground in the Week 2 Collegiate Water Polo Association Top 25 poll, led by #1 USC. San Jose State and Fresno State each climbed three spots into the Top 15.
Three Top 25 upsets and one overtime contest highlighted Week 2 of NCAA Women’s Water Polo Action.
Sarah Snyder (UCSB) and Maud Megens (USC) were the top goal scorers on the week with 14 apiece. Megens’ efforts put her over the 100-goal barrier for her career. Here’s a look at the best of the best performances from each conference on Week 1.
Berkeley and Riverside, California are the center of the collegiate women’s water polo universe on Week 2 with all but six matches taking place in those two locales.
The top six teams in the nation held their position in the Collegiate Water Polo Association Top 25 poll after opening weekend. The biggest movers of the week were UC Santa Barbara, San Jose State and Fresno State, along with Azusa Pacific, which made its season debut in the rankings.
Of the 35 opening weekend matches, there were five upsets involving teams listed or receiving votes in the AWPCA Top 25 poll.
The 2019 women’s water polo season begins today with six matches. Ahead of that, here’s a look at each of…