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2019 CWPA Top 20; After NCAA Win, Stanford Finishes Number One

The final men's varsity water polo poll in 2019 from the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) does not fully represent just how tumultuous this season was. Stanford, the top team in the country at the end after 15 weeks of polling, started off tied for second in the coaches preseason poll. In th...

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Whittier, Oh! Whittier Say Have You Seen Whittier?

BROOKLYN, NY. That the first-ever DIII men’s national was an unqualified success was abundantly clear to this observer. No, the match-ups at the DIII Collegiate Men’s Water Polo National Championship weren’t as compelling as the action at the 2019 NCAA men’s tournament; not many games can top the sc...

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Stanford Beats USC in Sudden Death in NCAA Semifinal

STOCKTON, CA. In a hard fought and well-played game which was tied 8 times, the top seed Stanford Cardinal advanced to the championship game with 15-14 sudden victory over #4 seed USC. Redshirt Junior Ben Hallock finished off a set play with his 3rd goal 11 seconds into the 3rd overtime period to gi...

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Pacific makes the NCAA final, beats Pepperdine 17-13

Stockton, CA.Tournament host Pacific used their lethal offense and first-time starting goalkeeper Joey MacLeane to dispatch their GCC rival Pepperdine 17-13 in the NCAA semifinal Saturday night at Chris Kjeldsen pool. [caption id="attachment_405869" align="alignnone" width="700"] Joey MacLeane, Paci...

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Logan Schofield: A Polo Legacy Grows at Bucknell

Bucknell University, a prestigious academic institution located in the idyllic Pennsylvania countryside, is far from the Northeast mega-city corridor, where Boston bleeds into Stamford into New York and into Philadelphia. A destination for future engineers, doctors and financial titans, for decades ...

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Armen Deirmenjian and Brown University: A Bond Forged by Water Polo

CAMBRIDGE, MA. Last weekend saw a bittersweet ending to an impressive water polo career at one of the East’s top programs. Two minutes into sudden death overtime — in his final game wearing his school’s colors — Armen Deirmenjian hit the winning shot to give Brown a 19-18 win over St. Francis Brookl...