The San Jose State University women's water polo team opens its 2018 season Saturday, January 20, as the host of the fourth annual Lou Tully Memorial Invitational at West Valley College beginning at 8:00 a.m.
The Spartans are hosting Cal State East Bay, UC Davis, Pacific, Stanford and the national team from China. Stanford is the defending NCAA champion and is ranked #1 in the first Collegiate Water Polo Association weekly coaches poll. Pacific is ninth; UC Davis, 11th; and San Jose State is 15th.
Lou Tully Memorial with Cal State-East Bay at 8:00 a.m. and takes on UC Davis at 1:50 p.m. The Spartans are in the first match the
Gabor Sarusi is in his second season as the Spartans' head coach. San Jose State has 10 new players on this year's team. Senior Klaudia Paradi was a 2017 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honorable mention all-conference player.
The Lou Tully Memorial Invitational is named after San Jose State's first women's water polo head coach. Lou Tully (1943-2013) coached the Spartans for 16 seasons (1997 -- 2013) to 250 victories and 12 national finishes in the top-10.
There is no charge for admission at the West Valley College Aquatic Center. Campus parking is $3.00 per vehicle.
|4th annual Lou Tully Memorial women's water polo schedule|
|West Valley College Aquatic Center, Saratoga, Calif.|
|January 20, 2018|
|San Jose State vs. Cal State East Bay||8:00 a.m.|
|Stanford vs. UC Davis||9:20 a.m.|
|China vs. Pacific (exhibition)||10:40 a.m.|
|Stanford vs. China (exhibition)||12:30 p.m.|
|San Jose State vs. UC Davis||1:50 p.m.|
|Cal State East Bay vs. Pacific (exhibition)||3:10 p.m.|
|UC Davis vs. China (exhibition)||4:30 p.m.|
Collegiate Water Polo Association weekly coaches poll
January 17, 2018
|5. Arizona State
|7. UC Irvine
|10. Long Beach State||63|
|11. UC Davis||58|
|12. San Diego State||50|
|15. San Jose State||39|
|16. UC San Diego||38|
|19. UC Santa Barbara||32|
|25. Fresno State||3|
|CSU Monterey Bay||3|