Stanford regained the #1 spot in the collegiate water polo Top 20 with three Top 10 wins. Whittier College earned its first ranking of 2019 at #20.
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.
Hungarian sides MVLC Koskolc and ZF-Eger, Italy’s Ortigia and Spain’s CN Mataro have advanced to the quarterfinals of the men’s Euro Cup qualification round.
#13 Loyola Marymount topped #11 UC San Diego on Wednesday to start Week 4. Sixteen ranked teams begin the So Cal Invitational on Friday in Los Angeles.
Chapman’s Graham Asalone dropped a 10 goal performance in an exhibition loss against Lindenwood on Week 3, leading all individual efforts.
Danielle Montenegro has been hired as head coach of the new Women’s Water Polo program at Urbana University, which will begin competition in 2020-21.
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.
OSC, Jadran and Terrassa all advanced by winning both legs of water polo Champions League qualifying, while Brescia bowed out to Kazan.
The first sentence directly linked to USC water polo’s part in the collegiate admissions scandal was handed out this week in California.
#2 UC Santa Barbara knocked off newly-minted #1 USC and registered an overtime win over #6 Pepperdine on Week 3 of collegiate men’s water polo play.
UC Santa Barbara women’s water polo has named former UC San Diego standout and San Diego Mesa College coach Emma Sasson as an assistant on the coaching staff.
Jadran (CRO) and OSC (HUN) scored big wins, whie Brescia (ITA) squeaked out a one-goal win and Terrassa rallied in the first leg of the Champions League play.
The water polo Champions League third round playoffs begin Saturday with the favorites – including Brescia (ITA) and Jadran (CRO) – playing at home.
Fordham’s Jake Miller-Tolt and UC Irvine’s Jason Evezard were the top individual game scorers of collegiate water polo Week 2, each with a 9-goal effort.
Swimmer/Water Polo player Todd McKenzie and five others have been selected as the newest members of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics Hall of Fame.