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John Tanner, Stanford University’s head water polo coach, has guided the Cardinal to a #1 ranking in the Varsity Top 25 poll. The Cardinal are 7-o this season and claimed their first Stanford Invitiational title since 2003. The Cardinal beat #2 ranked USC and #3 ranked California 10-7 in the tournament.
In 2009, Stanford claimed thrid place nationally and finished the season with an overall record of 26-4. That record included a 6-1 mark in MPSF play, good for second in the conference. The Cardinal also reached the championship game of the MPSF Tournament before falling to eventual champion USC.
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Championship Productions is the world’s leading producer/distributor of instructional sports DVDs in over 20 sports. Founded in 1976, Championship Productions in headquartered in Ames, IA.
The Preseason CWPA National Water Polo Rankings have been released for the 2009 season. The 2008 NCAA Men’s Water Polo champions, USC, will try to defend their title and are ranked #1. Cal, coached by Kirk Everist, received 83 points and are ranked #4. Below is the rest of the preseason rankings:
6. Loyola Marymount
7. UC Santa Barbara
8. UC Irvine
9. Long Beach State
10. UC San Diego
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.
Head Coach John Tanner and No. 2 Stanford bounced back Sunday evening at the National Collegiate Women’s Water Polo Championship, downing No. 4 Hawai’i 14-11 to claim a third-place national finish. With the result, Stanford ends the 2009 season with a record of 26-4. The third-place finish continues the Cardinal’s stretch of top-three placements at all nine National Collegiate Women’s Water Polo Championships.
Stanford was eliminated from the winner’s bracket on Saturday as the eventual champion, UCLA Bruins, scored the deciding goal as time expired to claim a 12-11 victory in the semifinals of the National Collegiate Women’s Water Polo Championship. The tournament was held at the University of Maryland’s Eppley Recreational Center in College Park, MD.