USC wins its seventh ever National Championship

The Trojans, in their victory against No. 3 Stanford, achieved the largest margin of victory in a NCAA women’s water polo championship. (Amanda Chou | Daily Trojan) The perfect revenge to No. 1 USC’s only loss this season was beating No. 3 UCLA in the 2021 NCAA Championship final 18-9 this past weekend. It is […]

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USC set to battle MPSF conference foes

Redshirt senior goalie Holly Parker is often the catalyst of the team’s energy, encouraging communication and starting off drives. Parker has recorded 111 saves this season. (Alexis Francel | Daily Trojan) It’s that time of the year again — the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women’s water polo tournament begins this weekend. Participating teams, including first-seeded […]

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A heart for the team

Redshirt senior driver Mammolito scored seven goals over the two-game series against Stanford, earning her MPSF Player of the Week recognition. (Simon Park | Daily Trojan) One early afternoon in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., high school freshman Denise Mammolito tried out for her high school’s water polo team because her best friend wanted to try out. […]

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Talkin’ Troy S6E10: Women’s Water Polo nears the postseason

Deputy sports editor Anthony Gharib is joined by digital managing editor Lauren Mattice to discuss women’s water polo’s undefeated season so far. They talk about the impressive play from players such as Denise Mammolito and where the team is headed as the season progresses. Music by Joakim Karud. The post Talkin’ Troy S6E10: Women’s Water […]

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Spring Swell: What causes surfing to be so expensive?

Yesterday, I was catching up with the latest heats in the Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic, hosted in a coastal suburb of Sydney, Australia. The men’s Round of 32 boasted beautiful conditions — clear blue water, bright sunny skies and, of course, limited restrictions due to New South Wales’ coronavirus handling. What would it take to […]

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No. 1 USC set for another tough two-game series against No. 5 Arizona State

Redshirt senior utility Maud Megens is one of the players being honored at Senior Day. (Simon Park | Daily Trojan) The No. 1 women’s water polo team is gearing up for Senior Day and two matchups against No. 5 Arizona State this weekend. The games will be the Trojans’ last home tilts before heading to […]

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Women’s water polo squashes Stanford

Redshirt senior goalie Holly Parker prepares to save a shot from Stanford’s Chloe Harbilas in USC’s 12-8 win over the Cardinal Saturday. (Simon Park | Daily Trojan) No. 1 women’s water polo remains undefeated after two victories over No. 2 Stanford this weekend. The group is now 14-0 on the season as the MPSF and […]

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World Surfing League tournament lineup is back, but at what cost?

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t keeping an eye on the Rip Curl Newcastle Cup countdown after three days of standby. On the first day back since the Billabong Pipe Masters and Maui Pro in December and an even longer hiatus since international lockdowns were implemented in March 2020, small waves led to […]

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Trojans continue dominant run with a pair of wins over San José State

Redshirt senior driver Denise Mammolito was one of four Trojans to score in the first period in USC’s first win over San José State this weekend. (Alexis Francel | Daily Trojan) The No. 1 women’s water polo team stayed perfect after a doubleheader win over No. 17 San José State this past weekend at home. […]

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