NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship

NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship

The NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship has existed since the 1969 season.

No school from outside the state of California has ever surpassed third place. Hence, no non-California school has ever participated in the NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship game.

California (Berkeley) leads all universities with 13, followed by Stanford with 10 and UCLA at 8.


2009 Championship

Semifinals scores (Princeton University, December 5, 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm (ET)):

National Championship (Princeton University, December 6, 2:00 pm (ET)):

2009 NCAA All-Tournament Teams:

  • First-Team – Shea Buckner, USC; Scott Davidson, UCLA; Ben Hohl, UCLA; Tibor Forai, LMU; J.W. Krumpholz, USC; Andy Stevens, LMU; Jordan Thompson, USC (MVP)
  • Second-Team – Edgaras Asajavicius, LMU; Matt Hale, Princeton; Cullen Hennessy, UCLA; Chay Lapin, UCLA; Matt Sagehorn, USC; Josh Samuels, UCLA; Eric Vreeland, Princeton; Griffin White, UCLA; Mark Zalewski, Princeton

On January 12, 2010, the NCAA Men’s Water Polo Committee has reprimanded the University of Southern California men’s water polo team for inappropriate behavior following the championship event at the 2009 NCAA Water Polo Championship.[1]

2010 Championship

Semifinals (December 4, 2010, Spieker Aquatics Complex, University of California, Berkeley, California)

  • So. California def. St. Francis (NY) 10-7
  • California def. Loyola Marymount 7-6

Championship (December 5, 2010, Spieker Aquatics Complex, University of California, Berkeley, California)

  • So. California def. California 12-10 (OT)

2010 NCAA All-Tournament Teams:

  • First-Team – Peter Kurzeka, USC (MVP); Ivan Rackov, CAL; Zachary White, CAL; Tibor Forai, LMU; Nikola Vavic, USC; Andy Stevens, LMU; Brian Dudley, CAL
  • Second-Team – Boris Plavsic, St. Francis (NY); Ikaika Aki, LMU; Marko Gencic, St. Francis (NY); Jeremy Davie, USC; Joel Dennerley, USC; Matt Burton, USC; Cory Nasoff, CAL


Year National Champion Score Runner-Up Host or site
1969 UCLA 5-2 California Long Beach, Calif.
1970 UC Irvine 7-6††† UCLA Long Beach, Calif.
1971 UCLA (2) 5-3 San Jose State Long Beach, Calif.
1972 UCLA (3) 10-5 UC Irvine New Mexico
1973 California 8-4 UC Irvine Long Beach, Calif.
1974 California (2) 7-6 UC Irvine Long Beach, Calif.
1975 California (3) 9-8 UC Irvine Long Beach, Calif.
1976 Stanford 13-12 UCLA Long Beach, Calif.
1977 California (4) 8-6 UC Irvine Brown
1978 Stanford (2) 7-6††† California Long Beach, Calif.
1979 UC Santa Barbara 11-3 UCLA Long Beach, Calif.
1980 Stanford (3) 8-6 California Long Beach, Calif.
1981 Stanford (4) 17-6 Long Beach State Long Beach, Calif.
1982 UC Irvine (2) 7-4 Stanford Long Beach, Calif.
1983 California (5) 10-7 Southern California Long Beach, Calif.
1984 California (6) 9-8 Stanford Long Beach, Calif.
1985 Stanford (5) 12-11†† UC Irvine Long Beach, Calif.
1986 Stanford (6) 9-6 California Long Beach, Calif.
1987 California (7) 9-8† UC Irvine Long Beach, Calif.
1988 California (8) 14-11 UCLA Long Beach, Calif.
1989 UC Irvine (3) 9-8 California Indianapolis
1990 California (9) 8-7 Stanford Long Beach, Calif.
1991 California (10) 7-6 UCLA Long Beach, Calif.
1992 California (11) 12-11††† Stanford Long Beach, Calif.
1993 Stanford (7) 11-9 Southern California Long Beach, Calif.
1994 Stanford (8) 14-10 Southern California Long Beach, Calif.
1995 UCLA (4) 10-8 California Stanford
1996 UCLA (5) 8-7 Southern California UC San Diego
1997 Pepperdine 8-7†† Southern California Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
1998 Southern California 9-8†† Stanford Newport Beach, Calif.
1999 UCLA (6) 6-5 Stanford La Jolla, Calif.
2000 UCLA (7) 11-2 UC San Diego Malibu, Calif.
2001 Stanford (9) 8-5 UCLA Stanford
2002 Stanford (10) 7-6 California Loyola Marymount
2003 Southern California (2) 9-7†† Stanford Stanford
2004 UCLA (8) 10-9† Stanford Stanford
2005 Southern California (3) 3-2 Stanford Bucknell
2006 California (12) 7-6 Southern California Loyola Marymount
2007 California (13) 8-6 Southern California Stanford
2008 Southern California (4) 7-5 Stanford Stanford
2009 Southern California (5) 7-6 UCLA Princeton University
2010 Southern California (6) 12-10† California California
2011 Berkeley, California
2012 Southern California

† Denotes overtime, multiple †'s denotes multiple overtimes


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