UC San Diego captain Skyler Munatones was tabbed as the Division II men’s water polo Player of the Year by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches.
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.
#15 Bucknell’s Rade Joksimovic rattled the cage nine times in a 15-7 win over Johns Hopkins on Sunday to lead all individual scoring efforts on Week 9.
#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.
The lone Top 10 upset saw #7 Pepperdine edge out #6 Cal 13-12 in overtime on the road Saturday. It marked the Waves first win of the Bears since 2008.
Concordia Irvine’s Marius Jakimcikas put in nine goals in the Eagles’ 22-15 win over La Verne, setting the school season record for goals with 56.
Three #1 teams, each suffering a loss while owning the top spot, 35 upsets, and 15 overtime affairs have highlighted the first 5 weeks of college water polo.