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Vanguard Boys & SOCAL Girls Win Gold At 2017 Champions Cup


Vanguard claimed the 2017 Champions Cup gold medal in the boy's division
Nov. 12, 2017 Bloomington, IN - November 12 - The 2017 Champions Cup wrapped earlier today at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center at Indiana University. Champions were crowned and it was Vanguard Water Polo taking gold in the boy's division and SOCAL Water Polo Foundation earning gold in the girl's division. In boy's division medal matches Vanguard edged Stanford 5-4 in the final with SOCAL downing CC United 9-2 to take bronze. On the girl's side SOCAL was one goal better than San Diego Shores at 7-6 to win the title with Rose Bowl defeating Santa Barbara 805 4-3 for bronze. For complete tournament results, click here. To watch replays of all medal round matches and all Course 1 matches from Saturday and Sunday, 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.

2017 Champions Cup Final Standings
Boys
1. Vanguard
2. Stanford
3. SOCAL
4. CC United
5. Greenwich
6. 680
7. San Diego Shores
8. Rose Bowl
9. LAWP
10. Chelsea Piers
11. Chicago Parks District
12. NIPC

Girls
1. SOCAL
2. San Diego Shores
3. Rose Bowl
4. Santa Barbara 805
5. 680
6. Lamorinda
7. Commerce
8. Stanford
9. Greenwich
10. Diablo
11. Chicago Parks District
12. So-Cal Stars

Jody Campbell Sportsmanship Award Recipients
680 Red (A) - Tim Kerr
CC United Black (A) - Nathaniel Rego
Chelsea Piers Water Polo - Peter Durkovic
Chicago Park District - Kenan Kalabic
Greenwich Aquatics - Luke Apostolides
Los Angeles Water Polo - Gavin Hanover
NIPC - Jack Bradbury
Rose Bowl - Caden Kuritani
San Diego Shores - Mark Stone
SOCAL Black (A) - Avery Stovner
Stanford - Will Swart
Vanguard Aquatics - James Rozolis-Hill

Maureen O'Toole Sportsmanship Award Recipients
680 Water Polo - Sam Marovich
Chicago Park District - Mikaela Hulliberger
Commerce Aquatics - Jade Cuevas
Diablo Alliance - Marilynn Hassett
Greenwich Aquatics - Olivia Peters
Lamorinda Water Polo - Anna Painter
Rose Bowl - Sophia DeMattia
San Diego Shores - Alexandra Scafidi
Santa Barbara 805 - Madison Sparre
SOCAL Black (A) - Annabella "AB" Storar
So-Cal Stars - Lauren Schneider
Stanford - Jackie King
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