No. 2 Stanford women’s water polo (7-0) continued its winning streak at a serene and untroubled pace, as the Cardinal extended its perfect start to the season with two comfortable road victories over the No. 14 UC-Davis Aggies (8-7) and the Pacific Tigers (4-7).
The No. 2 Stanford women’s water polo team (4-0) got its season off to a perfect start this weekend, retaining the Stanford Invite title for a fifth straight year by beating No. 3 UCLA 8-4 in the final. Stanford had fought through a very competitive Bracket A in the preliminary round of the tournament, beating out No. 17 UC-Davis 16-3, No. 6 Hawaii 16-5 and No. 5 UC-Irvine 13-9.
The No. 2 Stanford women’s water polo team will open up what it hopes will be a very successful campaign with the Stanford Invitational, which will bring together a star-studded field to the Avery Aquatic Center. The field consists of Stanford, No. 6 UC-Irvine, No. 7 Hawaii and No. 18 UC-Davis in Bracket A, while Bracket B is formed by No. 3 UCLA, No. 4 Cal, No. 12 San Jose State and No. 16 Michigan.
There are many great people involved with Stanford Athletics, and The Daily Sports Staff interacts with a large percentage of them. In honor of the top-10 issue, the following is a list of The Daily Sports Staff’s top 10 favorite people to interview.
Two hundred and forty two days ago, Stanford women’s water polo, the two-time defending national champions dubbed by many as the best college water polo team ever before the 2013 season, came as close as it could possibly have come to an NCAA title without grasping it, falling 10-9 in quadruple overtime to archrival USC.
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.
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.