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 1||Division 2||Division 3||Division 4||Division 5||Division 6||Division 7|
|1||Harvard-Westlake||Foothill||Laguna Beach||Righetti||Claremont||Malibu||Rio Mesa|
|2||Mater Dei||Dana Hills||Murrieta Valley||Cerritos||Los Altos||Segerstrom||Don Lugo|
|3||Loyola||Los Osos||Montebello||Glendale||La Serna||Beaumont||San Dimas|
|4||Long Beach Wilson||Mira Costa||Trabuco Hills||El Segundo||Redlands||Temescal Canyon||Rowland|
|5||Corona del Mar||San Marcos||Capistrano Valley||Crescenta Valley||Redlands East Valley||Santa Ynez||Jurupa Valley|
|6||Huntington Beach||Dos Pueblos||Aliso Niguel||Arroyo Grande||Riverside Poly||Tustin||Pacifica/Oxnard|
|7||Agoura||Damien||La Canada||Santa Monica||Webb||Lakeside||Oxnard|
|8||Orange Lutheran||San Clemente||Yorba Linda||Troy||Ayala||Elsinore||Garden Grove|
|9||Santa Margarita||El Toro||Royal||San Luis Obispo||Citrus Valley||Hemet||Rancho Alamitos|
More on the selection from other sources:
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:
- Tony Azevedo, Stanford, 2001-04
- Wolf Wigo, Stanford, 1991-94
- Adam Wright, UCLA, 1997-2000
- Kirk Everist, California, 1985-88
- Kostas Genidounias, USC, 2011-14
- Brett Ormsby, UCLA, 2001-04
- Kevin Robertson, California, 1977-80
Top Six Field/Utility/2M
- Chris Humbert, California, 1988-91
- Jody Campbell, Stanford, 1978-81
- Alex Rousseau, UCLA, 1985-89
- J.W. Krumpholz, USC, 2006-09
- Craig Klass, Stanford, 1983-86
- Sean Kern, UCLA, 1997-2000
Top Two Goalkeepers
- Brandon Brooks, UCLA, 1999-02
- 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.