You must have a significant point of difference to attract Coaches attention and verifiable video footage of you competing at a State, National or International level is hugely advantageous. The number of College Water Polo scholarships available per roster is less for Males than Females. To make recruiting even more tricky, US Coaches value their domestic Water Polo players just as much as they do International Water Polo players. There is lots of competition for college Water Polo scholarships in USA, it is important to be prepared as early as possible both physically and mentally.

Your academic grades need to be considered too, as different Divisions have different Academic qualification criteria. Academic grades are the backbone of your College experience, perform well in the classroom and you can play on the team. High School grades and SAT exam results can be used to your advantage to secure a combination of Academic and Athletic Scholarship.

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The NCAA Men’s Water Polo Championship is an annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA men’s collegiate water polo. It has been held every year since 1969. With a limited number of NCAA water polo programs at the national level, all men’s teams, whether from Division I, Division II, or Division III, are eligible to compete each year. The tournament was expanded from a four-team bracket in 2013 by adding two play-in games that are contested by the bottom four seeds, effectively creating a six-team bracket with a first-round bye for the top two teams.

While the championship often includes teams from around the country, most programs are located within the state of California, and no school from outside California has ever surpassed third place or participated in the NCAA Men’s Water Polo Championship game.

The four California based PAC-12 schools have been the most successful. California is the most successful program with 14 titles, followed by UCLA with 11 titles, Stanford (10 titles), and USC (10 titles).[1] One of these four schools has won the championship every year since 1998.