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UCLA rising sophomore Maddie Musselman helped the senior USA women's national water polo team win its second straight FINA World Championship after defeating Spain 13-6 in the final. Musselman was named tournament MVP.(Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Bruins important in US women’s water polo team’s continued success

The women’s senior national team is almost a year removed from its record Olympic run in Rio de Janeiro, but the offensive firepower and defensive grit that made a handful of Bruins gold medalists was on full display once again in Budapest, Hungary. Read more...

Photo: UCLA rising sophomore Maddie Musselman helped the senior USA women's national water polo team win its second straight FINA World Championship after defeating Spain 13-6 in the final. Musselman was named tournament MVP.(Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA rising sophomore Maddie Musselman helped the senior USA women's national water polo team win its second straight FINA World Championship after defeating Spain 13-6 in the final. Musselman was named tournament MVP.(Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA's national search for a new women's water polo coach concluded in Westwood. Adam Wright, who already coaches the men's team, will now also coach the women's team.
(Daily Bruin file photo)

Men’s water polo coach Adam Wright to also head women’s team

The winningest coach in Westwood will now be on the pool deck twice as often. Adam Wright, who has coached the men’s water polo team for the last eight seasons, was also named coach of the UCLA women’s water polo team Thursday afternoon. Read more...

Photo: UCLA's national search for a new women's water polo coach concluded in Westwood. Adam Wright, who already coaches the men's team, will now also coach the women's team. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA's national search for a new women's water polo coach concluded in Westwood. Adam Wright, who already coaches the men's team, will now also coach the women's team.
(Daily Bruin file photo)

Brandon Brooks never won an NCAA title as coach of the women's water polo team. UCLA announced that he'll be stepping down Thursday. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Brandon Brooks steps down as UCLA women’s water polo coach

Eight seasons and three NCAA finals appearances later, UCLA women’s water polo coach Brandon Brooks’ time in Westwood is ending. Brooks, who also competed on the men’s team from 1999 to 2002, is stepping down to pursue other opportunities. Read more...

Photo: Brandon Brooks never won an NCAA title as coach of the women's water polo team. UCLA announced that he'll be stepping down Thursday. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Brandon Brooks never won an NCAA title as coach of the women's water polo team. UCLA announced that he'll be stepping down Thursday. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman attacker Maddie Musselman's record freshman season ended at the NCAA championships over the past weekend. Among a number of other things, she officially became the first freshman in UCLA history to lead the women's water polo team in goals. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Water polo’s Maddie Musselman ends freshman season breaking records

Only five people in UCLA women’s water polo history had scored more than 65 goals in a single season coming into 2017. Of those five, only one – redshirt senior attacker Rachel Fattal – had done it in her very first collegiate season, until this year. Read more...

Photo: Freshman attacker Maddie Musselman's record freshman season ended at the NCAA championships over the past weekend. Among a number of other things, she officially became the first freshman in UCLA history to lead the women's water polo team in goals. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Freshman attacker Maddie Musselman's record freshman season ended at the NCAA championships over the past weekend. Among a number of other things, she officially became the first freshman in UCLA history to lead the women's water polo team in goals. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior attacker Rachel Fattal finished her UCLA career Sunday with the third-most goals and first-most steals in program history, but she and the rest of the senior class leave a legacy beyond individual statistics. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Women’s water polo seniors end season with loss, leave behind legacy

The women’s water polo championship loss to Stanford on Sunday was the last game for UCLA’s senior class, but they’ll still leave a legacy unlike many other classes’ in the past. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior attacker Rachel Fattal finished her UCLA career Sunday with the third-most goals and first-most steals in program history, but she and the rest of the senior class leave a legacy beyond individual statistics. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior attacker Rachel Fattal finished her UCLA career Sunday with the third-most goals and first-most steals in program history, but she and the rest of the senior class leave a legacy beyond individual statistics. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

UCLA coach Brandon Brooks and the women's water polo team fell to Stanford on Sunday in the national championship for the third time in four years, something he said is the result of individual results and nothing overarching. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

History repeats in women’s water polo’s NCAA-final loss to Stanford

Before Sunday’s game, UCLA and Stanford had met twice in the past three years in the national championship game. Both times, the Cardinal had been the one to come out on top, but 2017 was lined up to be different. Read more...

Photo: UCLA coach Brandon Brooks and the women's water polo team fell to Stanford on Sunday in the national championship for the third time in four years, something he said is the result of individual results and nothing overarching. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

UCLA coach Brandon Brooks and the women's water polo team fell to Stanford on Sunday in the national championship for the third time in four years, something he said is the result of individual results and nothing overarching. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

In the last minute of play, No. 2 Stanford stole the ball away from No. 1 UCLA women's water polo and scored on its next possession. The Bruins could not match the late goal and would fall to the Cardinal in the national championship game. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Women’s water polo drops NCAA championship to Stanford in final minute

This post was updated May 14 at 7:08 p.m. INDIANAPOLIS — Another NCAA women’s water polo final came down to the last minute between UCLA and Stanford, and for the third time in four years, the Cardinal came out on top – narrowly. Read more...

Photo: In the last minute of play, No. 2 Stanford stole the ball away from No. 1 UCLA women's water polo and scored on its next possession. The Bruins could not match the late goal and would fall to the Cardinal in the national championship game. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

In the last minute of play, No. 2 Stanford stole the ball away from No. 1 UCLA women's water polo and scored on its next possession. The Bruins could not match the late goal and would fall to the Cardinal in the national championship game. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)


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