In a field as stacked as the field at this weekend’s UC-Irvine Invitational, it was always going to be difficult for the No. 2 Stanford… Continue Reading »
No. 2 Stanford Women’s Water Polo (5-0, 0-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) continued its excellent start to the season on Wednesday, beating No. 16 UC-Santa… Continue Reading »
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.
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.
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.