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New York Athletic Club Stops Junior Team 7-3 To Take US Open Crown

Kami Craig (MVP) celebrating New York AC's title with teammate Erika Figge
July 17, 2017 Berkeley, CA - July 17 - It was the present against the future in the gold medal match of the 2017 US Open of Water Polo in Berkeley, California on Sunday as the New York Athletic Club took on the USA Junior National Team with New York claiming a 7-3 victory. Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Kami Craig led the charge with a game high three goals in the win to earn Most Valuable Player honors. Her teammate in the goal from the 2016 Olympic Games, Ashleigh Johnson, did the job in net piling up 10 saves and adding four steals in the win. In the third place game it was SOCAL defeating Cardinal 10-6. For complete tournament results, including stats via, click here. To watch replays of all the matches at the Spieker Aquatics Complex from Saturday and Sunday, visit

As for the rest of the action Bruin defeated 680 10-4 for fifth place and Santa Barbara Premier downed San Jose State 7-4 to earn seventh place. In ninth place Michigan was a winner over New York Athletic Club B and Cal ran past Davis 10-1 to take 11th. 13th place saw Sunset San Diego pick up a shootout win over Santa Barbara 805 12-10 and Diablo Alliance rounded things out earning 15th place with an 11-4 victory over Santa Clara SC.

2017 US Open All-Tournament Team
Kami Craig - MVP New York Athletic Club A
Ashleigh Johnson - New York Athletic Club A
Kodi Hill - New York Athletic Club A
Ryann Neushul - USA Junior Team
Carlee Kapana - USA Junior Team
Mary Brooks - SOCAL Water Polo Foundation
Keana Eldridge - SOCAL Water Polo Foundation
Katherine Dudley - Stanford Water Polo Foundation
Julie Hermann - Stanford Water Polo Foundation

2017 US Open Final Standings
1. New York Athletic Club A
2. USA Junior National Team 
4. Cardinal
5. Bruin
6. 680
7. Santa Barbara Premier
8. San Jose State
9. Michigan
10. New York Athletic Club B
11. Cal
12. Davis
13. Sunset San Diego
14. Santa Barbara 805
15. Diablo Alliance
16. Santa Clara SC




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