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.
Pepperdine, Bucknell, Stanford, Harvard, Whittier and UC Davis won the six collegiate water polo conference titles as postseason play kicked off.
For the third consecutive season the University of the Pacific’s Luke Pavillard is the Golden Coast Conference Player of the Year honors.
#9 Harvard went 4-0 at the Julian Fraser Memorial Tournament to move to 22-0, while RV Cal Baptist and Santa Clara each posted two water polo Week 8 upsets.
Week 5 of collegiate men’s water polo brought four upsets and five overtime contests. #16 Cal Baptist fell twice, while MIT was part of two overtime affairs.
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.
UC Santa Barbara is the new #1 after knocking off five Top 10 teams, including #1 USC and #1 Stanford. Fordham claims its first Top 20 ranking since 2017.
Five upsets and three overtime games highlighted opening weekend of the collegiate men’s water polo season with #7 UC Santa Barbara posting three Top 10 wins.