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Unbeaten UCLA Stays Atop Women's Water Polo Poll; LMU Makes Big Jump

Unbeaten UCLA Stays Atop Women's Water Polo Poll; LMU Makes Big Jump The past two weeks, a number of teams have faced conference opponents in matches with postseason implications. Nowhere more significant was the contest between Fresno State and Loyola Marymount on March 23. Picked #1 and #2 in the ...

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Kalbus Invitational Uniting Power Programs in Women's Water Polo

Kalbus Invitational Highlights Spectacular Weekend of Water Polo Action The Barbara Kalbus Invitational—previously known as the UCI Invitational—is the most competitive tournament of the women’s NCAA regular season. It is an invitational, and nine of the nation’s current top-10 teams—and 13 of the t...

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USA Water Polo at World Championships: One Up, One Down in Doha

The results from the desert—Qatar, to be exact—at the 21st World Aquatics Championships were decidedly mixed for USA men’s and women’s water polo. The women, coached by Adam Krikorian, delivered in the clutch as they so often have during Krikorian’s impressive tenure. Last Friday the Americans captu...

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Water Polo Profile: Spain's Judith Forca Eager to Chase Olympic Glory

Water Polo Profile: Spain's Judith Forca Eager to Chase Olympic Glory If Judith Forca has her way, 2024 will be the best year ever for Spanish women’s water polo. Which would be quite the accomplishment. Forca, Swimming World’s 2023 Female Player of the Year and her teammates were tremendous last ye...