Pepperdine, Bucknell, Stanford, Harvard, Whittier and UC Davis won the six collegiate water polo conference titles as postseason play kicked off.
Loyola Marymount’s Blazo Mitrovic was named Western Water Polo Association Player of the Year, while Air Force’s Grant Snyder was tabbed Freshman of the Year.
Heading into conference tournament week, Stanford and USC continue to share the #1 spot in the collegiate water polo poll for the second straight week.
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.
There are only 21 matches on the collegiate men’s water polo Week 11 slate, but the schedule includes three Top 10 affairs on Saturday.
#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.
Brown’s James Thygesen and Cole Atwell and Loyola Marymount’s Blazo Mitrovic turned in top performances to highlight water polo’s Week 7 league honorees.
Loyola Marymount’s Blazo Mitrovic, Iona’s Patrick Hudak and Salem’s Milos Popovic each turned in an 8-goal effort on Week 7 of men’s water polo action.
Three #1 teams, each suffering a loss while owning the top spot, 35 upsets, and 15 overtime affairs have highlighted the first 5 weeks of college water polo.
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.
Week 4 of collegiate men’s water polo saw 12 upsets and two overtime affairs. #1 UC Santa Barbara lost twice, while #3 Stanford won the So Cal Invite title.
#13 Loyola Marymount topped #11 UC San Diego on Wednesday to start Week 4. Sixteen ranked teams begin the So Cal Invitational on Friday in Los Angeles.
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.