The USA Men’s National Team picked up their second straight win at the FINA World League Super Final, defeating Italy 13-9 to claim the Group B title.
Ben Hallock scored four goals, but Team USA lost its World League Super Final opener on Friday, 19-17, in a shootout against host France.
Italy rallied from two goals down with 18 seconds left to force overtime, but Team USA bounced back in the extra shootout session to secure the win.
Greece bested a strong American team by a score of 16-11 to move on to the men’s water polo semi-finals along with Italy, Croatia, and Spain.
Stanford water polo player Ben Hallock was named the recipient of the 2020 Peter J. Cutino Award after leading the Cardinals to an NCAA Championship,
Bucknell’s Rade Joksimovic, Stanford’s Ben Hallock and Pacific’s Luke Pavillard have been named as the three men’s finalists for the Peter J. Cutino Award.
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.
There was no surprise at the top of the final collegiate men’s water polo poll of the season as NCAA Champion Stanford earned the #1 spot.
Stanford had to wait 17 years between its 10th and 11th men’s water polo NCAA titles, but a 13-8 win over host #5 Pacific on Sunday ended that drought.
#1 Stanford defeated #2 USC 15-14 on a golden goal to claim its spot in Sunday’s championship match, while #5 Pacific edged #4 Pepperdine 17-13.
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.
Stanford’s Ben Hallock is the fourth player in MPSF history to repeat as Player of the Year. Cal’s Nikolaos Papanikolaou was honored as Newcomer of the Year.
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.
Record-setting performances by Oliver Fodor, Emerson Sullivan and Ben Hallock highlighted the Week 10 collegiate water polo conference award winners.