As the 2015 membership season approaches, we would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for your commitment to USA Water Polo this past year. With the support of our members, we are able to grow the sport, form a strong community, collaborate on local & regional competition & events, offer first-rate National tournaments, and fuel our National Teams.
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — The University of California-Los Angeles, Whittier College and Princeton University top the 2014 Men’s Varsity Week 8/October 29 National Top 20, Division III Top 10 and Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Top 10 Polls.For the fourth time in four weeks the position as the No. 1 team in the nation changes hands as UCLA returns to the top spot after a two-week absence. Overall, the position changes hands once again as Preseason, Week 1, Week 2 and Week 7 top-ratedStanford University dropped a 7-6 game to the Week 3, Week 4 and Week 5 top-ranked Bruins. Prior to the latest switch, Stanford had dislodged Week 6 No. 1 the University of Southern California following a one-week reign by the Trojans after toppling UCLA. It marks the first time in the history of the National Top 20 Men’s and/or Women’s Polls that the No. 1 position has changed four times in four weeks. Overall, UCLA’s rise to the top dramatically shifts the balance in the upper echelon of the rankings as UCLA, Stanford, USC and the University of California, which now rank at 1-2-3-4, were rated at 3-1-2-4 just seven days ago.
The S & R Sport Coach(es) of the Month for October 2014 are Jessica and Samantha Biggs of Mesa Water Polo. For winning Jessica and Samantha will share a $50 gift certificate to S & R Sport. Here is their nomination from club owner Paul Smith.As a club owner my challenge like other clubs is to find honest, hard working and dedicated people willing to put in the hard work it takes to be a successful coach in this sport.
Huntington Beach, CA – October 28 – The 2014 TYR Champions Cup is less than two weeks away! The 14U National Championship event is set for the Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatic Center in Dallas, Texas. In addition to all the competition, featuring 24 of the top club teams in the nation, USA Water Polo High Performance Director John Abdou will be conducting a clinic and college preparation seminar. For those that can’t be in the Dallas area, select Champions Cup matches will be streamed free of charge via CoachesAid.com.
The winner of the S & R Sport Referee of the Month for October 2014 is David Brown of the Southern Pacific Zone. For winning referee of the month David receives a $50 gift certificate to SRSport.com.The Referee of the Month Award Winner for October is David Brown from the Southern Pacific Zone, pictured above on the left with last month’s winner Jennie Chiavetta just before the Final Game at Rocktober in Mesa, Arizona.
The winner of the S & R Sport Athlete of the Month for October 2014 is David Kessler of Lamorinda Water Polo and Las Lomas HS. To nominate an athlete you think is worthy email email@example.com. For winning, David will receive a $50 gift certificate to SRSport.com. Here is the nomination submitted for David by his mom Pam and coach Skip.
The first ever USA Water Polo Collegiate Cup brings together ten of the top collegiate women’s water polo teams to complete with two USA Water Polo Women’s Senior National Teams. The two day event serves as a nice preview for the upcoming 2015 NCAA women’s water polo collegiate season beginning in January. This two-day tournament will start on the morning of November 8, with a champion crowned on the afternoon of November 9.
From Totalwaterpolo.comMaryland’s MIAA boys’ prep water polo championships are typically a limited affair. Only five prep schools make up the regular season league and two of them, Calvert Hall and Loyola Blakefield, have traditionally topped the rankings at season’s end. This year McDonough upended the usual proceedings, dispatching 10-time champions Calvert Hall in the semifinals and threatening Loyola before falling in the title game by two goals.
From Totalwaterpolo.comThe best result achieved by the Mason High School boys’ water polo team was a runners-up finish at the 2007 Ohio state championship. On Saturday the Comets were poised to bring the trophy home for the first time, leading defending champions St. Charles at the half of their title match, 9-3.A six-goal lead was not enough.
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