Nov. 23, 2004
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - UCLA has earned the top seed into the MPSF Tournament, which will be played from November 26-28. The Bruins will first face off against eighth-seeded No. 9 UC Santa Barbara at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 26. The winner of that contest will then go on to play the winner of Long Beach State ad UC Irvine. Sunday's championship game, which will give the winner an automatic berth in the next weekend's NCAA Final Four, will be played at 4:30 p.m. on that Sunday. The tournament will be hosted by Stanford at the Avery Aquatics Center. For ticket information please contact the Stanford Athletic Ticket Office at (800)-Stanford. All session passes are on sale for $25 (adults) and $15 (students, youth, seniors) and daily passes are available for $12 (adults) and $8 (students, youth, seniors).
Streaking On Campus... With its current 16-match winning streak the Bruins have matched the school's longest winning streak since 1990. The 16 consecutive victories ties the fifth longest streak in school history, which was set in 1988, but is still three short of the 1989-90 teams which ran off 19 in a row.
NCAA Final Four... The 2004 Men's Water Polo Final Four will be hosted by Stanford in Palo Alto, California, on December 4-5. The Bruins have not been to the Final Four since 2001 and have not won an NCAA Championship since their back to back titles in 1999 and 2000.
Bruins Against the MPSF... Below is a list of all-time and season records against possible upcoming MPSF Tournament opponents: <
Team 2004 All-Time Most Recent Meeting (Date) Stanford 2-1 55-68 UCLA Won 7-4 (10/30/04) Cal 1-1 65-59-1 UCLA Won 10-6 (10/16/04) USC 2-0 68-56-1 UCLA Won 6-4 (11/13/04) UCSB 1-0 81-16-1 UCLA Won 16-5 (11/6/04) UC Irvine 3-0 55-57-1 UCLA Won 7-6 (11/14/04) LBSU 1-0 82-20- UCLA Won 11-6 (10/31/04) Pepperdine 2-0 55-29-1 UCLA Won 7-6 (10/24/04)
Honor Roll... Several different Bruins have been honored during the 2004 campaign:
Player Award Brett Ormsby MPSF Player of the Week (9/12) Ted Peck UCLA/MetRx Student-Athlete of the Week (9/27) Brett Ormsby MPSF/Mikasa Player of the Week (10/3) Joe Axelrad MPSF/Mikasa Player of the Week (10/31) Joe Axelrad UCLA/MetRx Student-Athlete of the Week (11/1) Brett Ormsby MPSF/Mikasa Player of the Week (11/14)
For complete updated player bios, career stats, season highs and Bruin all-time record holders, view the PDF version of this release by clicking on the link at the top of the page.