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.
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….
Hawai’i’s Irene Gonzalez repeated as the Big West Player of the Year, while UC Davis’ Noelle Wijnbelt was tabbed as Freshman of the Year.
Seven of the 10 teams vying for the 2019 NCAA Women’s Water Polo Championship were already known after the weekend’s…
The second-seeded University of Hawai’i women’s water polo team captured its third Big West Championship in school history after toppling top-seeded UC Irvine, 7-6, on Sunday.
St. Francis Brooklyn’s Kelsey Snelgar broke her own single-season scoring record, upping her tally to 114 goals in 2019 with a 19 score haul last week, including a seven-goal effort vs. Villanova.
The No. 8 UC Irvine women’s water polo team earned an important win over No. 4 Hawaii in Big West Conference action Friday at Anteater Aquatics Complex.
#15 Long Beach State’s Sarah Barker recorded five goals in a 13-7 win over #16 Wagner on Sunday and added four more in a 15-6 victory over RV Bucknell on Thursday. Barker was one of 24 players with at least one four-goal effort on Week 8.
VMI put in 46 goals in two Saturday wins at the Macalester Invitational, including a school record eight by Sarah Dolitsky against host Macalester. Dolitsky went on to score 24 goals on the week, leading the Week 5 offensive standout performances.
Week 3 of the NCAA women’s water polo season brought a scoring onslaught, including 18 goals by Stanford’s Makenzie Fischer and 16 by St. Francis Brooklyn’s Kelsey Snelgar, each in three match efforts.
Five Top 25 upsets, including two which saw Top 10 teams fall, highlighted Week 3 of women’s water polo action. Bucknell’s John McBride also posted his 100th win with the women’s program.
Week 2 of the NCAA Women’s Water Polo action belonged to the goal scorers, and they were aplenty with several top players cashing in for hat tricks or more.
The 2019 women’s water polo season begins today with six matches. Ahead of that, here’s a look at each of…