The United States’ men’s water polo team, coached by Cal-Berkeley’s Kirk Everist, finished sixth at the World University Games on Sunday, July 12 in Belgrade, Serbia. The American squad lost the fifth-place match and ended the tournament 3-3-1.
In seven seasons at Cal, Everist won back-to-back NCAA titles in 2006 and 2007. As a player, he led the Bears to a national championship in 1987 and 1988. He won NCAA National Player of the Year honors in 1988 and was named an All-American from 1986-1988.