UPDATED: Tony Azevedo, Pac-12 Water Polo Player of the Century


Updated, 14 October 2015

The selections are now official after the Pac-12 released its All-Century men’s water polo team on Monday. Tony Azevedo and Jovan Vavic are the player and coach of the century according to the conference’s panel of voters, choices mirrored in Total Waterpolo’s survey of readers.

The results from the Pac-12 panel and TWp voters side by side:

CIF-SS Oct. 27, 2014 Boys' Poll

 Division 1Division 2Division 3Division 4Division 5Division 6Division 7
1Harvard-WestlakeFoothillLaguna BeachRighettiClaremontMalibuRio Mesa
2Mater DeiDana HillsMurrieta ValleyCerritosLos AltosSegerstromDon Lugo
3LoyolaLos OsosMontebelloGlendaleLa SernaBeaumontSan Dimas
4Long Beach WilsonMira CostaTrabuco HillsEl SegundoRedlandsTemescal CanyonRowland
5Corona del MarSan MarcosCapistrano ValleyCrescenta ValleyRedlands East ValleySanta YnezJurupa Valley
6Huntington BeachDos PueblosAliso NiguelArroyo GrandeRiverside PolyTustinPacifica/Oxnard
7AgouraDamienLa CanadaSanta MonicaWebbLakesideOxnard
8Orange LutheranSan ClementeYorba LindaTroyAyalaElsinoreGarden Grove
9Santa MargaritaEl ToroRoyalSan Luis ObispoCitrus ValleyHemetRancho Alamitos
10ServiteVenturaMoorparkFlintridge PrepYucaipaKennedyColony

More on the selection from other sources:

Cal Pair Named To Pac-12 All-Century Team

Pac-12 Networks unveils all-century men’s water polo team

Player of the Century

Six Bruins Named to All-Century Team

Vavic named Pac-12 Coach of the Century

VIDEO: Stanford alum Tony Azevedo talks about being named men’s water polo Player of the Century on ‘Sports Report’


Tonight the Pac-12 will announce its All-Century water polo team on the Pac-12 Sports Report at 9:00 PM Pacific Time including an interview with the Player of the Century by Greg Mescall. We know the results already (we were honored to be part of the group who voted for the official team) but we’re going to maintain the suspense and let the Pac-12 announcement speak for itself.

But our fans have been making their own selections via a poll we published in late September and and well over a hundred readers responded. They selected seven drivers/attackers, six field/utility/2M, two goalies and one coach from 42 players nominated by the conference’s schools.

Not surprisingly, Tony Azevedo of Stanford was overwhelmingly selected as “the best player to have played in the Pac-12 in the last century,” followed by Cal’s Chris Humbert and Wolf Wigo, also from Stanford.

The coach of the century according to TWp voters: Jovan Vavic of USC followed closely by Cal’s Pete Cutino.

Top Seven Drivers/Attackers:

  1. Tony Azevedo, Stanford, 2001-04
  2. Wolf Wigo, Stanford, 1991-94
  3. Adam Wright, UCLA, 1997-2000
  4. Kirk Everist, California, 1985-88
  5. Kostas Genidounias, USC, 2011-14
  6. Brett Ormsby, UCLA, 2001-04
  7. Kevin Robertson, California, 1977-80

Top Six Field/Utility/2M

  1. Chris Humbert, California, 1988-91
  2. Jody Campbell, Stanford, 1978-81
  3. Alex Rousseau, UCLA, 1985-89
  4. J.W. Krumpholz, USC, 2006-09
  5. Craig Klass, Stanford, 1983-86
  6. Sean Kern, UCLA, 1997-2000

Top Two Goalkeepers

  1. Brandon Brooks, UCLA, 1999-02
  2. Matt Swanson, UCLA, 1993-96

This is fluid news so come back as this post is updated, more data shared, and the official Pac-12 team is revealed.