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.
#2 USC and #4 Pepperdine punched their tickets to the NCAA Men’s Water Polo Championships semifinals with victories in Stockton, California, on Thursday.
The NCAA water polo championship saw its first upset in the opening round on Nov. 30. The four remaining matches of the tournament begin Thursday.
USC, which occupied the #1 spot in the first two CWPA Top 20 polls in 2019, has found its way back to the top, but the Trojans share the slot with Stanford.
Week 10 of collegiate men’s water poll saw the #1 team fall for the second straight week and also featured another Top 10 upset and three overtime affairs.
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.