Having conquered Division I collegiate women’s water polo, the premier domestic league in the world, the Stanford team will be expanding its horizon by heading to China for a two-week trip at the end of June.
The Stanford water polo programs continue to make waves even after the conclusions of their seasons. Junior Makenzie Fischer and redshirt sophomore Ben Hallock were each awarded the Peter J. Cutino Award. Considered the Heisman Trophy of the collegiate water polo world, the award is handed out to the best male player and best female player of each year.
Repeating their success of 2018, Stanford women’s tennis traveled to Orlando for the final rounds of the NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Tournament and claimed their 20th NCAA championship title with a 4-0 shutout victory over No. 1 Georgia (28-1, 13-0 SEC) on Sunday.
For the sixth time in nine years, Stanford women’s water polo is the best program in the country. The second-seeded Cardinal topped No. 1 USC 9-8 in one of the most evenly matched games of the year.
After phenomenal showings at the Pac-12 conference championship and the NCAA championship, freshman Taylor Ruck was named the Pac-12 Swimming Freshman of the Year and classmate Carolina Sculti was tabbed for the Pac-12 Diving Freshman of the Year.
The men’s swimming and diving team will be competing for the final time this year at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas from Wednesday to Saturday.
No. 24 Stanford men’s wrestling (9-4, 3-1 Pac-12) heads to Tempe, this week to compete in the 57th annual Pac-12 Tournament on Saturday, March 9.
Stanford women’s volleyball has had an absolutely incredible season in 2018. They went undefeated in the Pac-12, swept their way through their regional bracket, and claimed the number one seed in the NCAA tournament. But there was a constant blemish on their otherwise perfect season—their one loss on the year, a five set defeat to Brigham Young University. The Cardinal ended the regular season 28-1, nearly undefeated.