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2001 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship

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Dates  December 2001
Champions  Stanford (9th title)
Matches played  4
Teams  4
Runners-up  UCLA (13th title game)
Goals scored  57 (14.25 per match)
2001 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship

The 2001 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship was the 33rd annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA men's collegiate water polo. Tournament matches were played at Avery Aquatic Center in Stanford, California during December 2001.


Stanford defeated UCLA in the final, 8–5, to win their ninth national title. The Cardinal (22–1) were coached by Dante Dettamanti.

The Most Outstanding Player of the tournament was Tony Azevedo from Stanford. Azevedo, along with six other players, comprised the All-Tournament Team.

Kevin Witt, from Loyola Marymount, was the tournament's leading scorer, with 6 goals.


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 4 teams were invited to contest this championship.


  • Site: Avery Aquatic Center, Stanford, California
  • All-tournament team

  • Tony Azevedo, Stanford (Most outstanding player)
  • Nick Ellis, Stanford
  • Matt Flesher, UCLA
  • Peter Hudnut, Stanford
  • Jeff Nesmith, Stanford
  • Brett Ormsby, UCLA
  • Kevin Witt, Loyola Marymount
  • References

    2001 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship Wikipedia

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