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New York Athletic Club Men & Women Sweep 2014 US Open Of Water Polo

Commerce native Priscilla Orozco was named MVP at the US Open of Water Polo

July 20, 2014

La Mirada and Commerce, CA - July 20 - For the second straight year the New York Athletic Club men and women won gold at the US Open of Water Polo. The NYAC Men topped the Olympic Club 12-6 to claim the championship at Splash! La Mirada while the NYAC Women defeated Bruin 14-2 at the Brenda Villa Aquatic Center to win gold. NYAC's John Mann won the Chuck Metz Award as the Most Valuable Player in the men's competition while NYAC's Priscilla Orozco won the John Felix Award as the Most Valuable Player in the women's competition. For complete tournament results see below or click here for individual game results.

As for the rest of the action in the men's division Bruin picked up third place defeating Berkeley 10-9 while Miami topped Sunset San Diego 12-6 for fifth place. In seventh place Santa Barbara defeated NYAC "B" 7-5 while Alumni downed Sunset 19-8. International defeated Commerce 15-11 for 11th place with Carlsbad rounding out the rankings in 13th place.

In women's action the USA Women's Youth National Team came back to defeat Santa Barbara Silver 12-10 for third place. In fifth place Stanford got past SOCAL 8-5 while Santa Barbara Blue edged NYAC "B" 7-6 for seventh place. The Olympic Club claimed ninth place with a 5-0 forfeit victory over Diablo "A" while Santa Barbara Gold earned 11th place getting past Diablo "B" 7-4. OC Riptide slid past Commerce 10-9 for 13th place and rounding out the standings Rose Bowl defeated American River 12-10 for 15th place.

2014 US Open of Water Polo Final Standings & All-Tournament Teams

Men's Division 
1 New York Athletic Club
2 Olympic Club
3 Bruin
4 Berkeley
5 Miami
6 Sunset San Diego
7 Santa Barbara
8 New York Athletic Club B
9 Alumni
10 Sunset B
11 International
12 Commerce
13 Carlsbad

Men's All Tournament Selections 
John Mann - NYAC - MVP - Chuck Metz Award
Felipe Perrone  - NYAC
Merrill Moses - NYAC
Justin Parsons - Olympic Club
Brian Dudley  - Olympic Club
Paul Reynolds - Bruin
Garrett Danner - Bruin
Jonathan Sibley - Berkeley

Women's Division 
1 New York Athletic Club
2 Bruin
3 USA Youth National Team
4 Santa Barbara Silver
5 Stanford
7 Santa Barbara Blue
8 New York Athletic Club B
9 Olympic Club
10 Diablo A
11 Santa Barbara Gold
12 Diablo B
13 OC Riptide
14 Commerce
15 Rose Bowl
16 American River

Women's All Tournament Selections 
Priscila Orozco MVP - NYAC - John Felix Award
Molly Cahill  - NYAC
Melissa Seidemann - NYAC
Sami Hill  - Bruin
Emily Donohoe - Bruin
Makenzie Fischer - USA Youth National Team
Maddie Musselman - USA Youth National Team
Kaleigh Gilchrist - Santa Barbara Silver





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