The United States, Russia, Spain and Italy claimed the first four spots in the women’s water polo quarterfinals at the World Championships.
The American women beat one of their biggest rivals, the Dutch women 12-9 in group play on Tuesday at the World Championships.
The FINA Women’s WP World League Super Final semifinals are set with the USA, Italy, Netherlands and Russia advancing through Friday’s quarterfinal round.
Italy and the United States both rounded out the group stage of the Super Final with 3-0 and will take the top seeds to the quarterfinals.
After the opening day contests, the Netherlands and Italy sit atop Group A with three points apiece, while the Americans lead Group B with three points followed by Russia’s two.
Fifty-four student-athletes representing 25 institutions have been tabbed as Division I women’s water polo All-Americans by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC). National champion Stanford and runnerup USC each boast six honorees.
MPSF Player of the Year Makenzie Fischer headlines a list of 44 women’s water polo student-athletes named to the conference’s All-Academic team.
NCAA Water Polo Tournament Final #2 Stanford def. #1 USC 9-8 May 12, 2019 Avery Aquatic Center; Palo Alto, Calif….
The NCAA Women’s Water Polo national championship matchup is set, with defending champion #1 USC meeting 2018 runnerup #2 Stanford on Sunday. Both teams had to endure an overtime thriller on Saturday to earn their spot in the title match.
After Friday’s quarterfinals, all that remain in the NCAA Water Polo Tournament field are the top four seeds, all representing the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. #1 USC and #2 Stanford are looking to set up a rematch of the 2018 final with Saturday victories.
The top four seeds, all from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, advanced to Saturday’s NCAA Tournament semifinals with wins on Friday in Palo Alto, Calif. #1 USC will now meet #4 Cal and #2 Stanford will face #3 UCLA with a spot in the championships match on the line.
NCAA Tournament water polo action continues Friday at the Avery Aquatic Center with the quarterfinal round (first round) with the top four seeds – #1 USC, #2 Stanford, #3 UCLA and #4 Cal beginning play alongside #5 Hawaii, #6 Michigan and Tuesday’s opening round victors: #8 Pacific and #14 UC San Diego.
As 7 conference tournament champions were crowned, the women’s water polo world put its goal scoring abilities on full display….
Seven of the 10 teams vying for the 2019 NCAA Women’s Water Polo Championship were already known after the weekend’s…
All seven automatic berths for the NCAA Championships will be decided in league tournaments across the country beginning Friday.