The defending-champion Cardinal (26-2) got a late goal from senior driver Pallavi Menon and 15 saves from junior goalie Kate Baldoni to edge the Trojans 6-4 and capture Stanford’s third national championship in women’s water polo and 103rd overall. Baldoni’s 29 saves to just nine goals allowed over the tournament won her MVP honors, while Menon capped her Stanford career with seven goals over the weekend.
The Stanford women’s water polo team is coming off an NCAA title and is currently ranked No. 1 in the country. Freshman driver Kiley Neushul–who had hat tricks in back-to-back games over the weekend–sat down with The Daily to talk all things Stanford, in and out of the water.
Stanford’s women’s water polo team swept both major awards given out by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC), while six athletes were named All-Americans.
The national champion Stanford women’s water polo team will have three representatives at next month’s World University Games, USA Water Polo announced last week. Senior drivers Alyssa Lo and Pallavi Menon will join goalkeeper Amber Oland ’11 on the American roster for the tournament, which is set for Aug. 11-23 in Shenzhen, China.
The U.S. Women’s Junior National Team will include four Cardinal water polo players—two of them incoming freshmen—when it heads to the FINA Junior World Championships in Italy this September.
When the men’s gymnastics team beat Oklahoma and Illinois for the NCAA title this April, it was a moment with deeper repercussions than just an individual squad’s accomplishments–with the victory, Stanford secured its 100th NCAA team championship. In the process, it became just the second school (after UCLA) to achieve that status.
Stanford’s No. 1 women’s water polo team went into Sunday with thirty straight victories against Cal, going undefeated against the cross-bay rival since 2000. The Cardinal (28-1) continued that streak when it mattered most yesterday, earning an emphatic 9-5 win over the No. 2 Bears (24-4) in the National Collegiate Championship final.
The Cardinal opened the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) season with a bang this weekend as the Stanford women’s water polo team (9-0, 1-0 MPSF) demolished No. 10 San Jose State, winning its ninth straight game in the process…