Rising senior Garrett Danner is one of the six incoming or current UCLA athletes to win a player of the year honor. The goalkeeper led the men's water polo team to a 30-0 record and a second national championship. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Rising senior Garrett Danner is one of the six incoming or current UCLA athletes to win a player of the year honor. The goalkeeper led the men's water polo team to a 30-0 record and a second national championship. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Rising senior goalkeeper Garrett Danner won the Peter J. Cutino Award for collegiate water polo player of the year. The rising senior is the all-times saves leader at UCLA. (Courtesy of the Danner Family/UCLA Athletics)
Rising senior goalkeeper Garrett Danner won the Peter J. Cutino Award for collegiate water polo player of the year. The rising senior is the all-times saves leader at UCLA. (Courtesy of the Danner Family/UCLA Athletics)

Graduating men’s water polo manager Eitan Peled was part of two national champion teams during his time in Westwood. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)
Graduating men’s water polo manager Eitan Peled was part of two national champion teams during his time in Westwood. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

Senior Danny McClintick capped off his UCLA water polo career with two national championships. But the struggle his freshman and sophomore year tested his boundaries mentally and physically before molding him into a better person. (Michael Hull/Assistant Sports editor)
Senior Danny McClintick capped off his UCLA water polo career with two national championships. But the struggle his freshman and sophomore year tested his boundaries mentally and physically before molding him into a better person. (Michael Hull/Assistant Sports editor)

Junior utility Alex Roelse has been training with the men's senior national team in preparation for the 2016 Olympics, and displayed his improved abilities this weekend at the National Water Polo League championship tournament. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Junior utility Alex Roelse has been training with the men's senior national team in preparation for the 2016 Olympics, and displayed his improved abilities this weekend at the National Water Polo League championship tournament. (Daily Bruin file photo)

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)


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