Danville, CA - February 27 - Week 1 of the 2018 National League is in the books and the Olympic Club is ahead of the standings at 2-0 with wins over California and the New York Athletic Club at San Ramon Valley HS. For complete Week 1 results, click here or see below. For more information on the National League, including current standings, click here. Don't forget all game stats are provided via TheFOSH.net.
Week 1 Results
New York Athletic Club 20 USA Collegiate 4
Alumni 13 Los Angeles Athletic Club 8
Olympic Club 14 California 7
New York Athletic Club 12 USA University 9
California 12 USA Collegiate 7
USA University 12 Alumni 4
Olympic Club 9 New York Athletic Club 8
Los Angeles Athletic Club 11 USA Collegiate 6
National League Standings After Week 1
1. Olympic Club (2-0) 6 points
2. New York Athletic Club (2-1) 6 points
3. USA University (2-1) 6 points
4. Alumni (1-1) 3 points
5. Los Angeles Athletic Club (1-1) 3 points
6. California (1-2) 3 points)
7. USA Collegiate (0-3) 0 points
Classic Rivalry: Anytime the New York Athletic Club and the Olympic Club get together it is bound to be a close contest and Week 1 of the National League was no different. The latest matchup in the longtime rivalry went to the Olympic Club, claiming a 9-8 victory behind a balanced scoring attacking that saw eight different players find the back of the net.
Big Ben: 2016 Olympian Ben Hallock wasted no time asserting himself in 2018 National League action. The Stanford Cardinal powered home nine goals in three games including five in a victory over California.
Cal Debuts: The California Golden Bears made their National League debut in 2018 in Week 1 action and went 1-2 over three games with a victory over USA Collegiate. The squad includes members f the 2016 NCAA Championship winning team. Odysseas Masmanidis led the Bears with nine goals on the weekend.
McQuin-ing: New York Athletic Club goalie and 2016 Olympian McQuin Baron racked up 27 saves in helping his team to two victories in Week 1 action. The Cutino Award winner and USC standout had 14 saves in a win over USA University.
Up Next: Week 2 action heads to Southern California and the William Woollett Aquatic Center in Irvine, California this March 10-11. A full schedule is available by clicking here. A limited single camera live stream will also be available, a link will be shared prior to competition.
Stat City: Once again The FOSH returns as the official stat program of the National League. In addition to live scoring during the matches, The FOSH provides box scores and league leaders. Get all the stats at TheFOSH.net
Video Highlights: USA Water Polo TV was on site this weekend in Danville to profile two matches from Saturday. Highlights from those two matches will be available this #WaterPoloWednesday on the Counter Attack. The program is available at YouTube.com/USAP.
Social Media: The hashtag #USAWPNL is the official hashtag of the National League. Make sure when you are posting information on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram about the National League, be sure to add #USAWPNL. Get your voice involved in the National League conversation.
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