Russia claimed its second straight World Women’s Junior Water Polo crown with an 11-5 victory over the Netherlands on Sunday.
The 2019 World Women’s Junior Water Polo title will go to either the defending champion Russia or the 2017 bronze medalists from the Netherlands.
Italy, the Netherlands, 2017 champion Russia and Greece advanced to Saturday’s World Women’s Junior Water Polo semifinals with quarterfinal wins on Friday.
Hungary, Australia, Italy and China claimed the four remaining quarterfinal spots at the World Women’s Junior Water Polo Championships with Thursday wins.
Loyola Marymount’s Blazo Mitrovic and Bucknell’s Rade Joksimovic each notched an 8-goal effort to lead 171 hat tricks on Week 1 of men’s college water polo.
After four days of pool play, the United States, Netherlands, Russia and Greece topped the four groups, earning free passes to Friday’s quarterfinal round.
Still remaining on the week’s slate are 19 head-to-head matchups between teams listed on the Sept. 11 Top 20 poll, including three Top 10 contests on Sunday.
UC Santa Barbara moved into the Top 5, UC Irvine climbed into the Top 10 and St. Francis Brooklyn joined the rankings in the CWPA men’s water polo poll.
Five upsets and three overtime games highlighted opening weekend of the collegiate men’s water polo season with #7 UC Santa Barbara posting three Top 10 wins.
The 2019 collegiate water polo season kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 7 with 47 matches on the slate, including seven tournaments across the country.
USC named interim men’s head coach Marko Pintaric as head coach of its men’s and women’s water polo teams, replacing Jovan Vavic, who was fired in March.
2017 World’s Strongest Man winner Eddie “The Beast” Hall challenges his fellow “Strongest Man in History” stars to test their swimming skills.
Of the 58 seniors named to the 2018-19 NISCA Boys Water Polo All-America teams, 27 are currently listed on collegiate rosters.
With the first USA Water Polo Division III National Championship set for December, Pomona-Pitzer begins the year as the top team in the CWPA DIII Top 10.
USC was picked to repeat as the NCAA men’s water polo champion, receiving 98 points in the preseason Top 20 coaches poll. just ahead of UCLA and Stanford.