The Arizona State University water polo team reached 20 wins for just the third time ever and head coach Todd Clapper reached career win No. 300 as the Sun Devils advanced to the fifth-place game of the NCAA Tournament with a 7-5 win over San Diego State on Saturday in Los Angeles.
Ao Gao and Mia Rycraw put the Sun Devils on their back in the opening round of the 2016 NCAA Water Polo Championships on Friday in Los Angeles, but it was a goal from Michigan with four seconds remaining that would bring an end to ASU's late rally and upset bid in a 5-4 loss.
The Arizona State University water polo team (19-7, 3-3 MPSF) will participate in just its second NCAA Tournament this weekend, beginning this Friday in Los Angeles at the Spieker Aquatics Center. The Sun Devils enter the weekend as the tournament's No. 5 seed after receiving the third and final at-large bid to the incredibly selective tournament.
Sophomore goalkeeper Mia Rycraw and senior center Abbey Kerth each named All-MPSF second team nods while Ao Gao was an Honorable Mention selection. Freshman Maud Koopman was named to the MPSF All-Newcomer Team as well.
The No. 4 Arizona State University water polo team (19-7) shook off a tough loss in its MPSF Conference Tournament opener, taking care of business on Sunday in a 12-5 rout over No. 14 San Jose State to take fifth place in the competition.