It is the end of an era in women’s water polo as Olympic champions Kami Craig(Santa Barbara, CA/USC/NYAC) and Courtney Mathewson (Anaheim Hills, CA/UCLA/NYAC) have announced their retirement from the USA Water Polo Women’s National Team.
The best female water polo clubs begin their European campaigns as the opening round of the Euro League qualification kicks off today.
Though there are a lot of games to play in the expanded Champions League, Day 3 is to see a series of key clashes where the outcome will surely influence the final ranks and ultimately the Final Eight berths.
The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) releases the Men’s Varsity National Top 20, Division III Top 10, Northeast Water Polo Conference (NEWPC) Top Five and Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) Top Five Week 12/November 22 Polls for the 2017 season.
The European preliminary rounds of the FINA Women’s Water Polo World League 2018 kick-off tomorrow on Tuesday, November 21 across various European cities.
The European preliminary rounds of the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League 2018 kick-off tomorrow on Tuesday November 14 across various European cities.
Title-holder Ferencvaros (HUN) and Verona (ITA) claimed big away wins and seem to secure their respective berths in the Euro Cup semi-finals already. Miskolc (HUN) and Marseille (FRA) are also in a good position to join them.
The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) releases the Men’s Varsity National Top 20, Division III Top 10, Northeast Water Polo Conference (NEWPC) Top Five and Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) Top Five Week 10/November 8 Polls for the 2017 season.
The University of Southern California remains at No. 1 this week as the National Top 20 experiences significant changes in positions No. 12-to-20 from the October 25 voting.
The opening of the main round couldn’t have been any more shocking as last season’s runner-up and 2016 winner Jug Dubrovnik (CRO) was beaten by newcomer Dynamo Moscow (RUS).
For the first time, eight venues will witness Champions League action on one day: the expanded edition of the world’s premium water polo competition kicks off on Wednesday with a series of brilliant battles in sight.
CN Sabadell has made the Champions League main round for the first time, doubling the number of Spanish participants in the world’s top water polo club competition. OSC Budapest (HUN) will return to the big stage, just as Brescia (ITA) and – after being absent in the last season – Jadran Herceg Novi (MNE).
Eight clubs are 32 minutes away from making the Champions League main round but only four can join the elite circles.
Both Hungarian sides, title-holder Ferencvaros and newcomer Miskolc reached the quarter-finals, just as Italy’s Verona and Croatia’s Jadran Split.