2013 Pacific Men's Water Polo News

June 1, 2014
Erdelyi Wins Second-Straight Cutino Award as Nation's Best
Balazs Erdelyi was named the winner of the Peter J. Cutino Award.

May 29, 2014
Obert, Stevenson & Team USA Face Serbia at Pacific June 4
Chris Kjeldsen Pool welcomes the USA & Serbia men's national water polo teams.

May 27, 2014
Tiger Nick Pasichuke Injured In Isla Vista Attacks
Nick played in four games for the national runner-up Tigers in 2013

February 27, 2014
Graham Teams With Math Department For Water Polo Stat Analysis
Pacific coach James Graham joined assistant professor of mathematics John Mayberry for a statistical analysis of winning techniques in water polo.

February 13, 2014
Erdelyi Player Of The Year; Five Tiger All-Americans
Goran Tomasevic, Alex Malkis, Balazs Erdelyi (National Player of the Year), Alex Obert and Kevin Oliveira named All-American while James Graham named National Coach of the Year)

January 17, 2014
Seven Tigers Named to MPSF All-Academic Team
Erdelyi, Malkis and Tomasevic named to third selections

December 28, 2013
Erdelyi Finalist For Second-Straight Cutino Award
2012 Winner Balazs Erdelyi was named a finalists for Peter J. Cutino Award, the national player of the year for men's water polo

December 10, 2013
Erdelyi's Seven-Goal NCAA Final Earns Tourney MVP Honors
Goran Tomasevic and Alex Malkis join Balazs Erdelyi on All-Tournament First Team, Alex Obert and Kevin Oliveira named to second team.

December 9, 2013
University Celebrates Men's Water Polo Season
The best season in school history was met with a campus-wide celebration in the The Lair in the DeRosa Center.

December 8, 2013
Heartbreaking Overtime Thriller As Pacific Settles For NCAA Runner Up
Tournament MVP Balasz Erdelyi scored seven goals, but Pacific fell to USC 12-11 in overtime.

December 7, 2013
Pacific 11, Stanford 10: Men's Water Polo To Play For NCAA Championship Sunday
Alex Obert's goal with 46 left puts Pacific in Sunday's Championship Game against USC (3 p.m.)

December 5, 2013
No. 2 Men's Water Polo Faces No. 3 Stanford In NCAA Semis Saturday
Pacific and Stanford meet for the fourth time, at 2:45 p.m. PT on Saturday at Stanford's Avery Aquatics Center.

December 3, 2013
Four Tigers Named All-MPSF, Graham Coach Of The Year
James Graham was named Coach of the Year, Goran Tomasevic, Alex Malkis, Balazs Erdelyi and Alex Obert (L-R) named to all conference teams.

December 1, 2013
No. 1 Men's Water Polo Tops No. 2 UCLA, 10-9, On MPSF's Final Day
Alex Malkis made 13 saves in net for Pacific

December 1, 2013
NCAA Bound: No. 1 Men's Water Polo Earns Semifinal Spot
Pacific will play Saturday, Dec. 7, at Stanford's Avery Aquatic Center against the winner of a play-in game.

November 30, 2013
No. 1 Men's Water Polo Falls to No. 4 USC In Semis
Pacific heads to Third Place Game Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

November 29, 2013
No. 1 Men's Water Polo Rolls Into Semis Of MPSF Tournament
Pacific posts 15-7 win over No. 8 UC Irvine in the quarterfinals Friday morning.

November 27, 2013
No. 1 Tigers Open MPSF Men's Water Polo Tourney Friday
No. 1 Pacific vs No. 8 UC Irvine, 10 a.m. at Chris Kjeldsen Pool in Stockton.

November 23, 2013
No. 1 Men's Water Polo Takes MPSF Title With Win Over LBSU
Balasz Erdelyi scored five goals for the Tigers, who will be the No. 1 seed at the MPSF Tournament next week in Stockton

November 22, 2013
No. 1 Men's Water Polo Takes On No. 8 LBSU In Regular Season Finale Saturday
Tigers and 49ers start at noon at Kjeldsen Pool as Pacific looks for its first MPSF regular season title.

November 16, 2013
No. 1 Men's Water Polo Cruises Over No. 9 UC Irvine, 16-8
Krisztian Laczkovics scored a career-high five goals for Pacific.

November 14, 2013
No. 1 Men's Water Polo Hosts No. 9 UC Irvine Saturday
Tigers and Anteaters meet at noon at Chris Kjeldsen Pool

November 10, 2013
No. 1 Men's Water Polo Downs No. 6 UCSB For Third Time, 11-9
Goran Tomasevic scored three times as Pacific improves to 5-1 in MPSF action

November 8, 2013
Men's Water Polo New No. 1; Face Pepperdine, UCSB
Pacific ranked number one for first time in program history after last week's win over USC.

November 8, 2013
No. 1 Men's Water Polo Rolls No. 7 Waves, 15-7
Balazs Erdelyi scored five goals and Casey Fleming added three as Pacific won its first game as the nation's top-ranked team.

November 4, 2013
Malkis Earns Third MPSF Player of the Week Award
senior goalkeeper Alex Malkis was named MPSF men's water polo Player of the Week for the third time this season on Monday.

November 2, 2013
No. 3 Water Polo Plays Host To No. 1 USC Saturday
Pivotal MPSF match starts at Noon Saturday at Pacific's Chris Kjeldsen Pool.

November 2, 2013
Statement Win As No. 3 Water Polo Handles No. 1 USC, 10-6
Alex Malkis makes 16 saves, as Pacific cements national contender status.

October 28, 2013
MPSF Water Polo Tournament Tickets On Sale
Pacific to host MPSF Tournament Nov. 29- Dec. 1

October 27, 2013
No. 3 Men's Water Polo Drops Heartbreaker At No. 2 UCLA
Kevin Oliveira scored three goals, but a four-goal fourth quarter gave the Bruins a 12-10 win.

October 25, 2013
No. 3 Men's Water Polo Plays Host To Bucknell Friday At 7
Tigers face No. 18 Bison under the lights at Kjeldsen Pool Friday

October 25, 2013
No. 3 Men's Water Polo Romps Over No. 18 Bucknell, 18-8
Ten Tigers scored, including five goals from Balazs Erdelyi.

October 18, 2013
No. 3 Men's Water Polo Visits No. 11 UC Davis Friday
Goran Tomasevic and the Tigers meet the Aggies at 6 p.m. at Davis' Schaal Aquatics Center.

October 18, 2013
Erdelyi, No. 3 Men's Water Polo Romps At Davis, 22-10
Senior Balazs Erdelyi racked up a season-high eight goals as the Tigers downed No. 11 UC Davis Friday

October 14, 2013
Alex Malkis Named Pacific Competitor Of The Month
Pacific Men's Water Polo senior goalkeeper Alex Malkis was named Pacific Athletics Competitor of the Month for September.

October 13, 2013
No. 3 Men's Water Polo Downs No. 4 Stanford For Third At SoCal
Alex Obert scored twice late to give Pacific an 11-10 win.

October 13, 2013
No. 3 Men's Water Polo Falls To No. 2 USC
Balazs Erdelyi scored twice for Pacific (12-2), but a five-goal second quarter by the Trojans was too much for the Tigers to come back from.

October 12, 2013
No. 3 Men's Water Polo Opens SoCal Against Santa Clara Saturday
The No. 3 Pacific meets No. 15 Santa Clara for the third time at the Corona del Mar High School pool at 10:50 a.m. The winner will face the winner of No. 6 UCSB/No. 11 Concordia.

October 12, 2013
No. 3 Water Polo Tames No. 15 Broncos, 14-4
Alex Obert scored four times as Pacific cruised over Santa Clara for the third time this season.

October 12, 2013
No. 3 Men's Water Polo Moves On To Semis, 10-8 Over UCSB
Kevin Oliveira led Pacific with three goals on the afternoon as Pacific improves to 12-1.

October 9, 2013
Weekend Wrap Up: Episode 2 (October 1-7, 2013)
Matt Loscavio takes a look back at last week's Pacific Tiger games. Included are highlights of Men's Water Polo, Men's Swimming, Field Hockey, Women's Soccer, Women's Volleyball, Men's Tennis, and Women's Cross Country.

October 7, 2013
Alex Malkis Repeats As MPSF Player Of The Week
Senior Alex Malkis was named MPSF men's water polo Player of the Week for the second-straight week.

October 5, 2013
No. 3 Men's Water Polo Visits No. 4 Cal Saturday
Pacific's first national television game starts at 10:30 am on Pac-12 Network

October 5, 2013
No. 3 Men's Water Polo Comes Back For 7-6 Win Over No. 4 Cal
Goran Tomasevic's fourth quarter game-winner capped a three-goal comeback for Pacific

October 2, 2013
Men's Water Polo Ranked Third, National TV Game Up Next
The No. 3 Pacific men's water polo team faces No. 4 Cal on Saturday on the Pac-12 Network after repeating the program's highest ever ranking. The Tigers and Bears face each other at Cal at 10:30 am, in a nationally televised contest.

September 30, 2013
Alex Malkis named MPSF Player of the Week
Pacific senior Alex Malkis was named men's water polo Player of the Week after posting 14 saves in the Tigers win over No. 3 Stanford

September 30, 2013
Weekend Wrap Up: Episode 1 (September 26-29, 2013)
Matt Loscavio takes a look back at last week's Pacific Tiger games. Included are highlights of Women's Volleyball, Women's Soccer, Field Hockey, and Men's Water Polo.

September 29, 2013
No. 5 Men's Water Polo Hosts No. 3 Stanford Sunday
Sunday at noon the Tigers open MPSF play with a rematch of the NorCal quarterfinals.

September 29, 2013
No. 5 Men's Water Polo Controls No. 3 Stanford For 14-12 Win
Balazs Erdelyi (pictured), Goran Tomasevic, Kevin Oliveira each tally three times as Tigers led for final three quarters.

September 22, 2013
No. 3 Men's Water Polo Rolls Against Waves, 21-6
Pacific's Goran Tomasevic and Kristian Laczkovics each posted four goals against No. 10 Pepperdine as the Tigers move on to the fifth place game at NorCal

September 22, 2013
No. 3 Men's Water Polo Holds On Versus No. 6 UCSB
Pacific takes fifth at NorCal Tournament with 8-7 win over Gauchos. Casey Fleming tallied twice for the Tigers.

September 21, 2013
NorCal Tournament Opens Saturday For No. 3 Men's Water Polo
The No. 3 Pacific men's water polo will head to the NorCal Tournament Saturday as the Tigers tangle with the top teams in the polls, opening the tournament against No. 15 Santa Clara.

September 21, 2013
No. 3 Men's Water Polo Rolls Over Santa Clara, 21-9
Pacific advances to NorCal Second Round (6:50 p.m. tonight) as senior Andres Oneto tallied four goals.

September 21, 2013
No. 5 Stanford Sneaks By No. 3 Men's Water Polo In OT, 9-8
Alex Malkis and the Tigers' defense held Stanford to eight goals through regulation.

September 16, 2013
Tomasevic Named MPSF Men's Water Polo Player of the Week
A 17-goal outburst earned Tigers' senior Goran Tomasevic weekly honors from the conference.

September 15, 2013
No. 3 Men's Water Polo Sinks No. 17 Navy, 25-10
Pacific rolls to improve to 4-0 on the season.

September 15, 2013
No. 3 Men's Water Polo Cruises Over No. 18 Brown, 20-4
Goran Tomasevic led the way with five goals, while senior Balazs Erdelyi added four.

September 14, 2013
No. 3 Men's Water Polo Heads To Brown's Bruno Invite
Pacific moves up to No. 3 in the Polls headed into Saturday's action.

September 14, 2013
No. 3 Men's Water Polo Blitzes MIT, 20-3
The Tigers used a balance attack for Pacific's highest margin of victory since a program-record 23-3 win over Queens College in 2006.

September 14, 2013
No. 3 Men's Water Polo Runs Away From No. 12 Terriers, 18-6
Seniors Goran Tomasevic (pictured) and Balasz Erdelyi each score four goals to lead Pacific.

September 7, 2013
No. 5 Men's Water Polo Faces Santa Clara At Home Saturday
The Tigers, ranked fifth in the CWPA poll and third in the MPSF Preseason poll play host to Santa Clara on Saturday at 1 p.m.

September 7, 2013
No. 5 Men's Water Polo Cruises Over No. 18 Santa Clara, 19-7
Balazs Erdelyi tallied seven goals as No. 5 Pacific cruised to a 19-7 win over No. 18 Santa Clara Saturday.

August 30, 2013
Kocur Joins Men's Water Polo Staff
Jack Kocur was named Director of Operations for Men's Water Polo Friday.

August 20, 2013
Men's Water Polo Tabbed Third In MPSF Preseason Poll
Pacific nabs highest preseason prediction in program history as everyone returns from last season.

July 17, 2013
Erdelyi Leads Hungary To Gold At The World University Games
The 2013 Cutino Award winner notched a goal in the finals

July 15, 2013
Erdelyi, Hungary Reach World University Games Final
Cutino Award winner has 11 goals in 7 matches for Hungary.

July 15, 2013
Obert Named To Senior National Team For 2013 FINA World Championship
Pacific junior and Team USA will open FINA play against Croatia on July 22nd in Barcelona.

June 24, 2013
Tigers To Play On Pac-12 Network
Pacific's game against Cal will be televised

June 3, 2013
Men's Water Polo Adds Seven For 2013 Campaign
Pacific placed sixth at the MPSF Tournament last season for the second consecutive year

June 3, 2013
Graham To Announce Water Polo Recruiting Classes On Radio Show
Graham will reveal both the men's and women's classes tonight at 7:30 p.m.

June 1, 2013
Erdelyi Wins Prestigious Cutino Award As Nation's Top Player
The rising senior became the first player in Pacific history to claim the award

May 28, 2013
Obert Selected To U.S. Squad In Advance Of FINA Water Polo World League Super Final
Obert notched three goals at last week's FINA Water Polo World League Preliminaries

May 16, 2013
Obert To Compete For US At FINA World League Preliminaries
The rising junior has been named to the US squad in advance of this week's tournament

April 23, 2013
Men's Water Polo Releases 2013 Schedule
The Tigers will host the MPSF Tournament for the first time in school history