Ben Hallock was tabbed as Player of the Year and John Vargas was named Coach of the Year after leading Stanford to the NCAA men’s water polo title.
Harvard’s Charlie Owens garnered Most Valuable Player honors, while Brown’s Cole Atwell (Fr., San Diego, Calif./La Jolla) collected Rookie of the Year nods.
#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.
NCAA champion USC, ranked #7, knocked off #1 Stanford 9-8 Saturday in both teams’ MPSF opener, while #8 Cal defeated #6 Long Beach State 11-10 in overtime.
#9 Harvard went 4-0 at the Julian Fraser Memorial Tournament to move to 22-0, while RV Cal Baptist and Santa Clara each posted two water polo Week 8 upsets.
Six upsets highlighted the Week 7 slate, including a Top 10 result that saw #6 Pepperdine edge past #4 USC and two surprise results for RV Brown.
With conference play on the horizon in men’s collegiate water polo, SwimSwam looks at the projected standings from each league’s preseason coaches poll.