The U.S. women’s water polo team held off a late comeback by Hungary to claim their fourth World Championship in a row on Saturday in Budapest.
Russia won its third World Women’s Junior Water Polo crown on Sunday with an 11-5 victory over the Netherlands, following titles in 2009 and 2017.
Russia claimed its second straight World Women’s Junior Water Polo crown with an 11-5 victory over the Netherlands on Sunday.
The 2019 World Women’s Junior Water Polo title will go to either the defending champion Russia or the 2017 bronze medalists from the Netherlands.
After four days of pool play, the United States, Netherlands, Russia and Greece topped the four groups, earning free passes to Friday’s quarterfinal round.
USA Water Polo has announced the 13-athlete roster that will represent Team USA at the upcoming FINA Women’s Junior World Championship, Sept. 9-15.
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.
NCAA Water Polo Tournament Final #2 Stanford def. #1 USC 9-8 May 12, 2019 Avery Aquatic Center; Palo Alto, Calif….
The NCAA Women’s Water Polo national championship matchup is set, with defending champion #1 USC meeting 2018 runnerup #2 Stanford on Sunday. Both teams had to endure an overtime thriller on Saturday to earn their spot in the title match.
The No. 2 USC women’s water polo team shrugged off a two-goal deficit in the fourth period and forced overtime, where the Trojans would eventually net the golden goal on Paige Hauschild’s blast from 10 meters out after almost 41 minutes of action to beat Stanford and win the MPSF Tournament championship.
Stanford’s Makenzie Fischer, Ryann Neushul and John Tanner swept the MPSF Player, Newcomer and Coach of the Year honors to lead the conference’s postseason awards.
Five collegiate water polo conferences named Week 13 players of the week, including the MPSF, which honored USC’s Paige Hauschild for her 100th career goal.
Although there were just 23 games played on Week 13, that did not stop the goal onslaught. Forty-seven players got in on the act as 51 efforts of three of more goals were recorded.
Of the 13 Week 13 contests involving a ranked team, just one resulted in an upset as Brown bested #22 Marist 6-4 in a non-conference battle. Meanwhile, #7 UC Irvine and Pomona-Pitzer claimed conference crowns with victories.
37 players netted four goals or more to headline the Week 10 standout performances. Bucknell’s Paige Furano led the way with a school record seven scores vs. Harvard on Sunday.