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.
UCLA takes over as the #1 team in collegiate men’s water polo after spending the entire 2019 season (nine weeks) in the #2 spot.
NCAA champion USC, ranked #7, knocked off #1 Stanford 9-8 Saturday in both teams’ MPSF opener, while #8 Cal defeated #6 Long Beach State 11-10 in overtime.
Princeton and Cal Baptist joined the CWPA Top 20 rankings at 18 and 19, while #1 Stanford leads the water polo Top 5 for the fifth straight week.
#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.
Chapman’s Graham Asalone dropped a 10 goal performance in an exhibition loss against Lindenwood on Week 3, leading all individual efforts.
#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.