Whittier College’s Dominick Nevarez was honored as the Division III Player of the Year, while his coach David Kasas was tabbed as Coach of the Year.
In the third place match, it was an offensive onslaught as the teams combined for 33 goals, while the championship match saw the goalies combine for 28 saves.
The inaugural USA Water Polo Men’s Division III Championship match will be an all Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference affair.
The inaugural USA Water Polo Division III National Championship kicks off Saturday with a pair of semifinal matches in Whittier, California.
Harvard’s Charlie Owens garnered Most Valuable Player honors, while Brown’s Cole Atwell (Fr., San Diego, Calif./La Jolla) collected Rookie of the Year nods.
With seven upsets and six overtime contests and 171 scoring efforts of three goals or more, the choices for conference players of the week were plentiful.
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.
Loyola Marymount’s Blazo Mitrovic and Bucknell’s Rade Joksimovic each notched an 8-goal effort to lead 171 hat tricks on Week 1 of men’s college water polo.
With the first USA Water Polo Division III National Championship set for December, Pomona-Pitzer begins the year as the top team in the CWPA DIII Top 10.