Tuesday, January 23

Freshman attacker Maddie Musselman led the No. 1 UCLA women's water polo team with four goals in its semifinal win over No. 4 California. Musselman and the rest of the Bruins will face No. 2 Stanford for the national championship Sunday. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Women’s water polo to play in NCAA championship after defeating Cal

INDIANAPOLIS — After coach Brandon Brooks’ team committed a number of offensive fouls in Friday’s first-round match against No. 16 Wagner, he said his team’s aggressiveness has been a key part of how No. Read more...

Photo: Freshman attacker Maddie Musselman led the No. 1 UCLA women's water polo team with four goals in its semifinal win over No. 4 California. Musselman and the rest of the Bruins will face No. 2 Stanford for the national championship Sunday. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Freshman attacker Maddie Musselman led the No. 1 UCLA women's water polo team with four goals in its semifinal win over No. 4 California. Musselman and the rest of the Bruins will face No. 2 Stanford for the national championship Sunday. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior center Alexa Tielmann was one of four UCLA women's water polo players to have three goals in the team's NCAA opener against Wagner. The No. 1 Bruins won 17-2, and advanced to play California in the semifinals. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Women’s water polo advances to NCAA semifinals after win over Wagner

INDIANAPOLIS — UCLA’s final weekend of the season started with a game that ended like so many others have for the No. 1 team in the country. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior center Alexa Tielmann was one of four UCLA women's water polo players to have three goals in the team's NCAA opener against Wagner. The No. 1 Bruins won 17-2, and advanced to play California in the semifinals. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior center Alexa Tielmann was one of four UCLA women's water polo players to have three goals in the team's NCAA opener against Wagner. The No. 1 Bruins won 17-2, and advanced to play California in the semifinals. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

The skills freshman attacker Maddie Musselman has developed en route to becoming one of the most dominant players in the NCAA in her very first year took her through the trials and tribulations of playing with some of the world's greatest water polo players before she was a junior in high school. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Dream big: Olympian Maddie Musselman three games from UCLA water polo history

Adam Krikorian still remembers the day he met freshman attacker Maddie Musselman. The Women’s Senior National Team coach was at Boston Logan International Airport, on his way home from the 2013 NCAA Tournament at Harvard. Read more...

Photo: The skills freshman attacker Maddie Musselman has developed en route to becoming one of the most dominant players in the NCAA in her very first year took her through the trials and tribulations of playing with some of the world's greatest water polo players before she was a junior in high school. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The skills freshman attacker Maddie Musselman has developed en route to becoming one of the most dominant players in the NCAA in her very first year took her through the trials and tribulations of playing with some of the world's greatest water polo players before she was a junior in high school. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Coach Brandon Brooks and his UCLA team will open the NCAA Tournament against Wagner Friday afternoon. UCLA is the No. 1 overall seed and will face the winner of No. 4 California and No. 5 Irvine on Saturday if the team advances. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Top-ranked women’s water polo to battle Wagner in NCAA first round

It has been eight years since UCLA, the team with the most NCAA women’s water polo championship titles, last won the crown. But once again, the Bruins have only three games and seven teams separating them from their eighth national championship title. Read more...

Photo: Coach Brandon Brooks and his UCLA team will open the NCAA Tournament against Wagner Friday afternoon. UCLA is the No. 1 overall seed and will face the winner of No. 4 California and No. 5 Irvine on Saturday if the team advances. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Coach Brandon Brooks and his UCLA team will open the NCAA Tournament against Wagner Friday afternoon. UCLA is the No. 1 overall seed and will face the winner of No. 4 California and No. 5 Irvine on Saturday if the team advances. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior attacker Rachel Fattal and the No. 1-seeded UCLA women's water polo team will play No. 17 Wagner in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, but there are six other teams the Bruins could potentially face as they navigate the field for a national championship. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Scouting report: 2017 NCAA women’s water polo championship

The stage for the 2017 NCAA women’s water polo championship is set. Half of the field will be familiar faces for UCLA women’s water polo, as three other teams from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation were selected. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior attacker Rachel Fattal and the No. 1-seeded UCLA women's water polo team will play No. 17 Wagner in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, but there are six other teams the Bruins could potentially face as they navigate the field for a national championship. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior attacker Rachel Fattal and the No. 1-seeded UCLA women's water polo team will play No. 17 Wagner in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, but there are six other teams the Bruins could potentially face as they navigate the field for a national championship. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)


Sophomore attacker Lizette Rozeboom was one of the top players on Widex GZC Donk, one of the Netherlands' most competitive water polo clubs, before traveling halfway around the world to UCLA. This year, she's tied for sixth on the team in goals with 24. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Far from home, Dutch water polo player Lizette Rozeboom shines at UCLA

A thick Dutch accent rang through the air at Spieker Aquatics Center as the UCLA women’s water polo team was practicing its drills in the winter of 2015. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore attacker Lizette Rozeboom was one of the top players on Widex GZC Donk, one of the Netherlands' most competitive water polo clubs, before traveling halfway around the world to UCLA. This year, she's tied for sixth on the team in goals with 24. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore attacker Lizette Rozeboom was one of the top players on Widex GZC Donk, one of the Netherlands' most competitive water polo clubs, before traveling halfway around the world to UCLA. This year, she's tied for sixth on the team in goals with 24. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)


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