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.
USC, which occupied the #1 spot in the first two CWPA Top 20 polls in 2019, has found its way back to the top, but the Trojans share the slot with Stanford.
Oliver Fodor put in a school record 14 goals for Wagner in a 23-22 loss to Johns Hopkins, while the Bluejays were led by Emerson Sullivan’s record 12 scores.
The Top 5 remained in tact after Week 6 of collegiate men’s water polo play, while several small shifts also highlighted the Oct. 16 Top 20 poll.
Finn Banks tied the Johns Hopkins program record for goals in a game, dropping in 10 in a win over LaSalle on Sunday, the highest tally of Week 4.
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.
Stanford regained the #1 spot in the collegiate water polo Top 20 with three Top 10 wins. Whittier College earned its first ranking of 2019 at #20.
#2 UC Santa Barbara knocked off newly-minted #1 USC and registered an overtime win over #6 Pepperdine on Week 3 of collegiate men’s water polo play.
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.
The United States won its seventh straight Pan American Games water polo gold, defeating Canada for the title and securing a spot in the 2020 Olympics.
The United States denied Canada its first Pan American Games men’s water polo gold, extending its win streak to seven straight titles with a 24-4 victory.
The United States men’s and women’s water polo teams will face off against Canada on Saturday each looking for a Pan American Games gold medal.
The USA men’s and women’s water polo teams advanced to the Pan American Games semifinals with victories over Peru on Thursday.