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.
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.
For the third consecutive season the University of the Pacific’s Luke Pavillard is the Golden Coast Conference Player of the Year honors.
Stanford, UCLA and Pacific were the top three in the men’s water polo poll for the fourth straight week, while San Jose State jumped six spots to #13.
Six upsets highlighted the Week 7 slate, including a Top 10 result that saw #6 Pepperdine edge past #4 USC and two surprise results for RV Brown.
With 140 efforts of a hat trick or more and several stellar performance between the pipes, these players stood out as conference award winners.
The Top 5 remained in tact after Week 6 of collegiate men’s water polo play, while several small shifts also highlighted the Oct. 16 Top 20 poll.
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.
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.
USA Water Polo World University Games Head Coaches Dan Klatt(Women) and James Graham (Men) have announced their respective 13 athlete rosters…