General News. A New Number One In Women’s College Water Polo: Stanford University

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — The top team in the land is once againStanford University as the Cardinal dislodge the University of California-Los Angeles to take over at No. 1 in the Women’s National Top 20 rankings and highlight the Week 13/April 15 Women’s Varsity Polls released today by the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA).The top teams in two of the other three polls remain the same asPomona-Pitzer Colleges (Division III Top 10) and Connecticut College (CWPA Division III Top Five) hold on. In the CWPA Top 10 Poll, Indiana University and Princeton University move into a tie for the No. 1 position in the league rankings.

General News. 3rd Annual College Alumni Tournament Hits Pompano Beach, FL This February 28-March 1

The 3rd annual College Alumni Invitational Water Polo Tournament is set for this February 28-March 1 at the Pompano Beach Aquatic Center. A golf tournament will be held in conjunction on Friday, February 27th with a social in the Ft. Lauderdale Beach area on the night of February 28. The new tournament location is just north of Ft. Lauderdale and minutes from the beach. This tournament is an invitational so please e-mail Nick Gaffey at Ngaffey@usawaterpolo.org if you are interested in bringing a team. Tournament rules require a rep for the men and women (teams can be co-ed) from each team. This event also includes a club division for non-alumni teams.

General News. 2014 USA Water Polo Zone Award Winners Announced

Huntington Beach, CA – January 15 – USA Water Polo is proud to announce the 2014 Zone Award Winners. The winners, representing zones from all across the country, honor contributions in variety of areas including coaching, officiating, volunteering, masters water polo, and more. From these zone award winners will come the USA Water Polo National Award winners. The National Award winners will be announced at the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame and National Awards Dinner this May 30 in Costa Mesa, CA. Congratulations to all of our award winners!

General News. Shooting For College: NCAA Eligibility Requirements – Updated

The NCAA regulates all athletic recruiting to ensure that: prospective student-athletes are prepared to succeed academically in college and graduate with a degree within a reasonable amount of time, they are amateurs, and there is no undue or inappropriate influence in the recruiting process. To that end, the NCAA establishes and periodically updates minimum academic eligibility requirements. New initial eligibility requirements have been adopted for those entering college in the Fall of 2016 and beyond.

M. Senior National Team. National League Roundup: Week 1 Shines In Rain

An intermittent rain on Saturday gave way to a consistent rain on Sunday, but none of it could stop the 2015 USA Water Polo National League from kicking off. Segerstrom High School played host to week 1 of the four week long National League and the we saw a variety of action from close contests to lop-sided affairs. Shoutout to all the folks who braved the elements to watch the National League. Each week after National League play we’ll provide a National League round-up here at USAWaterPolo.org.

M. Senior National Team. USA Water Polo To Host 2015 FINA Men’s Intercontinental Water Polo Tournament

Huntington Beach, CA – January 12 – USA Water Polo has been awarded hosting rights for the 2015 FINA Men’s Intercontinental Water Polo Tournament. This event, featuring the USA Water Polo Men’s Senior National Team as host, will take place at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, CA March 30 through April 4. The tournament will serve as a qualifier for countries outside of Europe for the FINA World League Super Final which will take place June 23-28 in Bergamo, Italy. The following teams are currently scheduled to compete: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, and the United States of America. Tickets for this event will go on sale this February. Stayed tuned to USAWaterPolo.org for more information.

General News. SkipShot Q & A: ESPN Sports Broadcaster & Brown Water Polo Alum Doug Kezirian

1. You played your high school water polo at Harvard-Westlake. What are your favorite water polo memories from your time there?Simply put, it was one of the most impactful and significant portions of all my years. I learned a great deal about life while playing such a fun and challenging sport. Winning the CIF championship my freshman year generated elation, while losing in double overtime in the finals the following season provided heartbreak. I rode the pine for those particular squads, but I experienced it all as a team. I will always cherish my varsity debut, even though it came against a bad team. I started as a freshman and scored three goals. The practices also resonated; one never forgets the 100 x 100s swim set. In my senior year, we got bounced in the CIF quarterfinals. To this day, Rich Corso busts my chops for leaving the 3-post while we were down a man. What can I say…defense was never my specialty. Overall, you always felt like you were part of something bigger than you. And it makes even more sense in adulthood. I owe Corso a lot.