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.
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.
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.
#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.
In a week that featured 21 matches between ranked teams and four Top 10 affairs, there were just three upsets. San Jose State was involved in all three upsets, topping Princeton, but falling to Marist and Bucknell.
Including 20 performances of four or more scores, here is a look at some of the standout efforts of collegiate water polo Week 6 and conference player of the week honorees.
With 21 of the CWPA Top 25 teams in action on Week 6 and 24 contests involving two ranked squads, just four ended in upsets, but two came among the top 10.
UCI is looking for its first win in program-history against #3 UCLA, while Sunday’s game against #20 Indiana will be UCI’s home-opener.
Week 3 of collegiate women’s water polo action saw Top 10 teams continue to soar and several players step into the spotlight. Here’s a look at the standout efforts from last week.
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…
With the 2019 NCAA women’s water polo season set to begin later this week, SwimSwam takes a look at the returning award winners who could be key factors in 2019. Sixty-six of the 113 All-Americans across Divisions I, II and III remain.