The Pac-12 conference has announced its All Century water polo team, with 4 time U.S. Olympian and current national team captain Tony Azevedo making the list. Azevedo, a 2004 graduate of Stanford, was a member of the 2015 U.S. World Championship team this past summer in Kazan and is one of 7 drivers/attackers named to the team. The team is also made up of 7 field/utility/2m and 2 goalkeepers.
UCLA has the most representation on the team, with 6 former players. USC and Stanford are also well-represented with 4 each. See the release below:
Mondays during the fall on Pac-12 Sports Report, the Pac-12 All-Century Teams for Olympic sports will be revealed. Each school nominated their specific players, as well as the Pac-12 Network research team, which also made contributions to the list of nominees. After nominees were selected, each panelist selected top players at each position, as well as for the Pac-12 Player of the Century for each sport. Check back weekly to see who’s become immortalized on the Pac-12 All-Century Teams.
Tony Azevedo, the current captain of the US National Men’s Water Polo Team, was voted the Pac-12 Water Polo Player of the Century. While at Stanford, he led the Cardinal to two NCAA Championships (2001 and 2002). He set a freshman scoring record (68 goals), a single-season scoring record (95 goals as a sophomore) and a career scoring record (332 goals). In each of his four years of college, Azevedo was awarded the Peter J. Cutino Award for the most outstanding male player of the year. He has competed with the US National Team for the past four Olympic games.
|Coach of the Century|
|Jovan Vavic||Co-Head Coach: 1995-98, Head Coach: 1999-present|
|Drivers / Attackers|
|Field / Utility / 2M|
Swimming news courtesy of Pac-12 Conference.