Bloomington, IN - November 5 - The 2018 Champions Cup wrapped up yesterday at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center at Indiana University. It was 680 Water Polo taking gold in the boy's division and SOCAL earning gold in the girl's division. In boy's division medal matches 680 brushed aside Premier 16-5 in the final while Greenwich edged Stanford 9-8 to take bronze. On the girl's side, SOCAL pulled away late to defeat Commerce 10-5 in the final while Santa Barbara 805 came from behind to defeat San Diego Shores 6-4 to take bronze. For complete tournament results, click here.
Prior to the first and third place games beginning, the Jody Campbell and Maureen O'Toole Sportsmanship Awards were presented to athletes from each team competing at the Champions Cup. Campbell and O'Toole have a storied history within USA Water Polo as Campbell helped the USA Men's Olympic Water Polo Team to consecutive silver medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games while O'Toole was a key member of the USA Women's Olympic Water Polo Team that won silver at the 2000 Olympic Games, the first to ever offer women's water polo. Congratulations to all the athletes selected.
2018 Champions Cup Final Standings
5. Newport Beach
6. Del Mar
8. Rose Bowl
9. SD Shores
10. CCU/La Jolla
11. Chicago Parks
3. SB 805
4. SD Shores
8. Rose Bowl
10. Diablo Alliance
11. West Suburban
12. Chicago Parks
Jody Campbell Sportsmanship Award Recipients
680 Water Polo - Owen Berry
CC United Black (A) - Harrison Labrosse
Chicago Park District - Uriel Galarza
Del Mar Water Polo - Richard Lundh
Greenwich Aquatics - Patrick Mullen
Los Angeles Premier - Daniel Mnatsakanian
Newport Beach Water Polo, Inc. - Nick Kennedy
NIPC - Joe
Rose Bowl - Jason
San Diego Shores - Ethan Marquez
SOCAL Black (A) - Riley
Stanford - William Swart
Maureen O'Toole Sportsmanship Award Recipients
680 Water Polo - Kaia Levenfeld
Chicago Park District - Susan Palmentera-Reid
Commerce Aquatics - Jade Cuevas
Davis Water Polo - Mackenzie Walker
Diablo Alliance - Audrey Cox
Greenwich Aquatics - Casey Weigel
Lamorinda Water Polo - Lucy Berkman
Rose Bowl - Shereen Emadi
San Diego Shores - Julia Bonaguidi
Santa Barbara 805 - Reagan
SOCAL Black (A) - Ellie Zener
West Suburban Water Polo Naperville - Kelsey Wessel
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