The long list of accolades for the Stanford women’s water polo team continues to grow this summer, as six Cardinal players were recently named All-Americans by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC). Five current and former Stanford players were also named to the U.S. Water Polo National Team.
The Stanford women’s water polo team’s season came to an end in heartbreaking fashion on Sunday afternoon in Boston as the No. 2 Cardinal lost 10-9 to No. 1 USC in the fifth overtime period of the national championship game–the longest women’s water polo NCAA championship game in history. Stanford finished the season 29-3, with all three losses coming at the hands of the Women of Troy.
Welcome to The Daily’s live coverage of the women’s water polo national championship game. No. 2 Stanford is looking for its third straight national title, but standing in the way is No. 1 USC, which has taken two of three previous meetings between the teams this season. We’ll be updating this page instant coverage and analysis. Please refresh the page for the most recent updates.
On paper, the Stanford women’s water polo team may have been the strongest in college. Ever. Featuring players who have won the national title two years running and three gold-medal winning Olympians, expectations this year were huge.