Nine members of the UCSB men’s water polo team have garnered Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic honors it was announced by the conference on Friday. The Gauchos had the third-most honorees among the conference’s teams following Stanford (14) and UC Irvine (10).
A trio of UCSB men’s water polo players have garnered All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Honorable Mention accolades it was announced on Tuesday by the conference. Junior Brian Shoemaker, sophomore Matt Gronow and freshman Chase Racich each earned their first career all-league award.
Staked to a 4-0 lead after the first quarter, No. 5-seed UC Santa Barbara held on for a 10-8 victory against No. 6-seed Pepperdine in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament’s seventh-place match Sunday morning at UCLA’s Spieker Aquatics Center.
The UC Santa Barbara men’s water polo team was edged out of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation semifinals by Stanford, which posted a 11-10 victory over the Gauchos in the first round of the 2011 MPSF Championship Tournament at UCLA’s Spieker Aquatics Center on Friday afternoon.
UCSB will take on the nation's best at the 2011 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship Tournament, which is being hosted by UCLA this Friday through Sunday. The Gauchos earned the fifth seed into the tournament and will face No. 4 seed Stanford in the first round.
In a battle of the nation’s fifth-ranked programs, UC Santa Barbara came out on top Saturday afternoon with a 12-10 victory over visiting UC Irvine in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game at Campus Pool.
Fifth-ranked UCSB will head to La Jolla on Friday to play No. 9 UC San Diego in a non-conference contest at the Triton’s Canyonview Aquatic Center. The following day, the Gauchos will return home to host their annual alumni game.
On a gloomy, cold day at Campus Pool, No. 7 UC Santa Barbara struggled to find its offensive spark as it lost to No. 14 Concordia, 8-6, in overtime and then escaped with a narrow victory over Pomona-Pitzer, 9-8.