Sophomore utility Alex Roelse holds up a "3" and a "0" to represent the Bruins' 30 wins in 2015. UCLA completed its undefeated season Sunday evening. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s water polo caps perfect season with NCAA championship

Sunday night was the culmination of a year-long quest for the men’s water polo team, one that seemed destined to end in a national championship. With their 10-7 win over the USC Trojans in the NCAA Tournament final, the Bruins cemented a long-lasting legacy by hoisting the national championship trophy for the second straight year and sealing the eighth undefeated season in the history of NCAA men’s water polo. Read more...

Sophomore utility Alex Roelse holds up a "3" and a "0" to represent the Bruins' 30 wins in 2015. UCLA completed its undefeated season Sunday evening. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The 2015 UCLA men's water polo team claimed its second NCAA championship in as many years Sunday evening at Spieker Aquatics Center. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
The 2015 UCLA men's water polo team claimed its second NCAA championship in as many years Sunday evening at Spieker Aquatics Center. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The UCLA men's water polo team celebrates after defeating USC 10-7 in the 2015 NCAA title game for its second straight national championship. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
The UCLA men's water polo team celebrates after defeating USC 10-7 in the 2015 NCAA title game for its second straight national championship. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore utility Alex Roelse and the UCLA men's water polo team defeated UC San Diego 17-4 to advance to the 2015 NCAA title game. The Bruins are looking to win their second championship in a row against USC on Sunday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men’s water polo seeks second NCAA title in a row against USC

In the year since UCLA men’s water polo captured the 2014 NCAA title, the team seemed to have just one focus. The Bruins traveled across the world to represent the United States at the World University Games, they graduated eight seniors while managing to hold an undefeated record through the entire 2015 regular season and they won the dangerous Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament for the first time since 2011. Read more...

Sophomore utility Alex Roelse and the UCLA men's water polo team defeated UC San Diego 17-4 to advance to the 2015 NCAA title game. The Bruins are looking to win their second championship in a row against USC on Sunday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior defender Anthony Daboub and the UCLA men's water polo team will be looking to cap off their undefeated season at this weekend's NCAA Tournament. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Senior defender Anthony Daboub and the UCLA men's water polo team will be looking to cap off their undefeated season at this weekend's NCAA Tournament. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Senior utility Danny McClintick was involved in an automobile accident in early April, and has spent the past eight months on the road to recovery. McClintick has had some of his best performances in important games this year. (Tehya Faulk/Daily Bruin)
Senior utility Danny McClintick was involved in an automobile accident in early April, and has spent the past eight months on the road to recovery. McClintick has had some of his best performances in important games this year. (Tehya Faulk/Daily Bruin)

Before joining the UCLA men's water polo this season, freshman Spencer Farrar competed in lifesaving events at the international level. Farrar, one of the youngest competitors, was extremely successful, even setting new American records. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Before joining the UCLA men's water polo this season, freshman Spencer Farrar competed in lifesaving events at the international level. Farrar, one of the youngest competitors, was extremely successful, even setting new American records. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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