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.
Pepperdine, Bucknell, Stanford, Harvard, Whittier and UC Davis won the six collegiate water polo conference titles as postseason play kicked off.
For the third consecutive season the University of the Pacific’s Luke Pavillard is the Golden Coast Conference Player of the Year honors.
#5 UC Santa Barbara, #7 Pepperdine and #5 USC are looking to avenge earlier season losses to #2 UCLA, #6 Cal and #3 Pacific respectively on water polo Week 6.
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.
UC Santa Barbara is the new #1 after knocking off five Top 10 teams, including #1 USC and #1 Stanford. Fordham claims its first Top 20 ranking since 2017.
The water polo quarterfinals field for the World University Games is set after four Round of 16 matches, two per gender, on Tuesday.