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|National League begins Inaugural Season (Photo by Mark Pierson)|
SANTA ANA, CA (January 12, 2015) On a rainy and cloudy weekend with temperatures in the mid 60’s, the USA Water Polo’s National League began its inaugural season at Segerstrom High School, January 11-12, 2015.
The weather did not deter fans who were ready for exciting performances from the seven teams that make up the new league. The teams are comprised of the top college and high school water polo players in the country.
The goal of the newly established National League is to gain experience and become a world powerhouse in an Olympic sport that has been dominated by European countries since the 1900 Summer Olympics.
The first of four weekends ended with the following results:
USA Red 8 vs. USA White 10NYAC 6 vs. Olympic Club 10
USA Blue 7 vs. Alumni 10
International 5 vs. USA Red 10
USA White 11 vs. NYAC 10
Olympic Club 12 vs. USA Blue 11
Alumni 17 vs. International 8
USA Red 13 vs. NYAC 10
USA White 7 vs. Olympic Club 16
USA Blue 11 vs. International 6
Alumni 7 vs. USA Red 9
National League Standings after Week 1USA Red (3-1) 13 pts
Olympic Club (3-0) 12 pts
USA White (2-1) 9 pts
Alumni (2-1) 9 pts
USA Blue (1-2) 5 pts
New York Athletic Club (0-3)
The National League will play at Miramonte High School in Orinda, CA for Week 2 on February 7-8. Admission is free.