Saturday, May 18

From Hungary to Westwood, Marcell Szécsi’s adaptability is key to Bruin success

Despite making up only 16.1% of the nation’s top-ranked team, foreign-born Bruins have managed to shine in the pool. Freshman Marcell Szécsi is no exception. After scoring the first goal of UCLA men’s water polo’s 2023 season, the Hungarian center made a splash as the MPSF West/S&R Sport Newcomer of the Week on both Sept. Read more...

Photo: Freshman center Marcell Szécsi raises his arm in a defensive position at Spieker Aquatics Center. (Amelie Ionescu/Daily Bruin senior staff)


In absence of top-scoring senior, men’s water polo’s upperclassmen fuel 22nd win

This post was updated 12:59 p.m. Spieker Aquatics Center harbored Friday’s senior night, a day of celebration as the season nears its conclusion. One by one, graduating Bruins were honored by coach Adam Wright and UCLA men’s water polo for their collegiate careers in Westwood. Read more...

Photo: Senior attacker Makoto Kenney holds the ball with his right hand at Spieker Aquatics Center on Friday. Kenney scored two goals against UC Irvine in a game that doubled as senior day. (Julia Zhou/Assistant Photo editor)



Undefeated UCLA men’s water polo conquers Cal at home for 1st time since 2019

This post was updated Oct. 29 at 8:14 p.m. Coach Adam Wright said defense anchored his team’s sweep over the Golden Bears. “Defense was much better today than last week,” Wright said, referring to UCLA’s matchups against Princeton and UC Santa Barbara. Read more...

Photo: Senior attacker Rafael Real Vergara raises the ball with his right hand as he prepares to shoot against No. 2 California on Saturday at Spieker Aquatics Center. Real Vergara recorded a hat trick against the Golden Bears. (Nicolas Greamo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Weekend in Preview: Men’s water polo faces Cal, cross country heads to last Pac-12 Championship

This post was updated Oct. 27 at 12:18 a.m. Men’s water polo Ava Abrishamchian, Daily Bruin reporter Spieker Aquatics Center will be witness to an ever-brewing rivalry Saturday afternoon. Read more...

Photo: Coach Adam Wright crouches while speaking to No. 1 UCLA men’s water polo during a timeout at Spieker Aquatics Center. The Bruins are undefeated entering Saturday’s game. (Joseph Jimenez/Photo editor)


No. 1 UCLA men’s water polo attacking duo leads by example

This post was updated Oct. 27 at 12:11 a.m. Almost every great story has a dynamic duo. Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior attacker Jack Larsen holds the ball with his right hand (left). Senior attacker Rafael Real Vergara raises the ball with his right hand as he eyes the net. (Julia Zhou/Assistant Photo editor)


Defeat of UCSB marks 20th consecutive victory for No. 1 UCLA men’s water polo

This post was updated on Oct. 22 at 9:06 p.m. It was in the quiet before the storm where Rafael Real Vergara found his flow. “I think they were pressing me more in the beginning, and then our players were also getting goals or getting balls to the center,” the senior attacker said. Read more...

Photo: Senior attacker Rafael Real Vergara leans back as he grasps the ball. Real Vergara recorded a hat trick against UC Santa Barbara. (Emily Tang/Daily Bruin senior staff)



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