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.
Still remaining on the week’s slate are 19 head-to-head matchups between teams listed on the Sept. 11 Top 20 poll, including three Top 10 contests on Sunday.
UC Santa Barbara moved into the Top 5, UC Irvine climbed into the Top 10 and St. Francis Brooklyn joined the rankings in the CWPA men’s water polo poll.
UCLA head women’s water polo coach Adam Wright has announced the hiring of Bruins’ men’s standout James Robinson to the post of assistant coach.
Five upsets and three overtime games highlighted opening weekend of the collegiate men’s water polo season with #7 UC Santa Barbara posting three Top 10 wins.
Spain clinched the title at the European Junior Water Polo Championships in Volos (GRE) after a great win over Russia in the final.
From September 9-15, 16 teams representing the five continents will be taking part in the FINA World Junior Women’s Water Polo Championships.
Johnny Hooper and the USA Men’s Water Polo team are up for Best of August awards which recognize the outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes.
Indiana University head water polo coach Taylor Dodson announced the hiring of both Mackenzie Beck and Elise Begg as assistant coaches.
The 2019 collegiate water polo season kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 7 with 47 matches on the slate, including seven tournaments across the country.
Crvena Zvezda (SRB) and CN Barcelona (ESP) finished atop their respective Champions League Qualification Round 1 groups with 15 and 12 points respectively.
Four former Champions League winners – Olympiacos (2018), Barceloneta (2014), Jug Dubrovnik (2016) and Szolnok (2017) – were picked to battle in Group A.
USC named interim men’s head coach Marko Pintaric as head coach of its men’s and women’s water polo teams, replacing Jovan Vavic, who was fired in March.