The Barbara Kalbus Invitational in Irvine, California, featured 32 Top 25 affairs and eight ended in upsets, including the championship match.
#1 USC suffered its first loss, falling to #3 UCLA in the championship match of the Triton Invitational, while #8 Arizona State scored two Top 10 upsets
With just two upsets among 61 games, the Feb. 5 women’s Collegiate Water Polo Association poll saw no team move more than two spots up or down.
Bucknell’s Ally Furano turned in the top scoring performance of Week 3 of the women’s collegiate water polo season, while leading the Bison to a 4-0 mark.
Of the 47 matches played on Week 2 of the collegiate women’s water polo season, nine ended in one-score affairs including a sudden death contest.
Fifty-four student-athletes representing 25 institutions have been tabbed as Division I women’s water polo All-Americans by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC). National champion Stanford and runnerup USC each boast six honorees.
Hawai’i’s Irene Gonzalez repeated as the Big West Player of the Year, while UC Davis’ Noelle Wijnbelt was tabbed as Freshman of the Year.
St. Francis Brooklyn’s Kelsey Snelgar broke her own single-season scoring record, upping her tally to 114 goals in 2019 with a 19 score haul last week, including a seven-goal effort vs. Villanova.
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.
The No. 7 UC Santa Barbara women’s water polo team took a sixth place finish at the Triton Invitational, using a hot start to take down No. 11 UC Davis, 11-5 before falling in a rematch against No. 9 Arizona State, 7-5.