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1992 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship

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Dates  December 1992
Matches played  12
Teams  8
Goals scored  249 (20.75 per match)
1992 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship
Champions  California (11th title)
Runners-up  Stanford (10th title game)

The 1992 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship was the 24th annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA men's collegiate water polo. Tournament matches were played at the Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach, California during December 1992.


California defeated rival Stanford in the final, 12–11 (in three overtimes), to win their eleventh, and third consecutive, national title. The undefeated Golden Bears (31–0) were coached by Steve Heaston.

The Most Outstanding Player of the tournament was Dirk Zeien from California. Zeien, along with six other players, was named to the All-Tournament Team.

The tournament's leading scorer, with 12 goals, was Danny Leyson from USC.


Since there has only ever been one single national championship for water polo, all NCAA men's water polo programs (whether from Division I, Division II, or Division III) were eligible. A total of 8 teams were invited to contest this championship.


  • Site: Belmont Plaza Pool, Long Beach, California
  • All-tournament team

  • Dirk Zeien, California (Most outstanding player)
  • Troy Barnhart, California
  • Larry Bercutt, Stanford
  • Chip Blankenhorn, Stanford
  • Steve Gill, UC Irvine
  • Danny Leyson, USC
  • Chris Oeding, California
  • References

    1992 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship Wikipedia