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.
Among 10 upsets on Week 2 of the collegiate water polo season, Stanford took over the #1 slot in the CWPA poll, followed by #2 UCLA and UC Santa Barbara.
Defending champion USC suffered one of three Top 10 upsets on Week 2 of collegiate men’s water polo action. The week also featured three overtime affairs.
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.
Spain, Hungary and France will have two teams each in the water polo Euro League next round, with Italy and Croatia adding one representative respectively.
Brescia (ITA), OSC (HUN), Jadran (CRO), Terrassa (ESP) topped their respective groups in the second qualification round of water polo Champions League play.
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.
Italy, the Netherlands, 2017 champion Russia and Greece advanced to Saturday’s World Women’s Junior Water Polo semifinals with quarterfinal wins on Friday.
Hungary, Australia, Italy and China claimed the four remaining quarterfinal spots at the World Women’s Junior Water Polo Championships with Thursday wins.
Sixteen teams start the hunt today but only eight will survive to play for the four Champions League berths in the third. Euro Cup play also kicks off.
Loyola Marymount’s Blazo Mitrovic and Bucknell’s Rade Joksimovic each notched an 8-goal effort to lead 171 hat tricks on Week 1 of men’s college water polo.
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.