The New York Athletic Club, with local players on each team, closed out a banner weekend of competition at Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton as both their men and women won gold at the US Open of Water Polo.
In the women's final, NYAC topped Bruin by 10-8 as former Stanford Water Polo Club team member Cassie Wyckoff of Los Altos was voted MVP. Also playing for NYAC was Menlo-Atherton High and Stanford grad Kelly Eaton while M-A grad Rebecca Dorst played for Bruin. Wyckoff, Eaton and Dorst all were named to the all-tournament team.
In the men's final, NYAC's 'A" team held off Stanford, 11-10, in the title match.
Stanford grad Wolf Wigo helped NYAC win the title against his former team and was named to the all-tournament team along with Stanford's B.J. Churnside and Forest Watkins.
In the third-place fame, Olympic Club defeated defending champion Newport Water Polo Foundation by 9-5. Stanford grad and U.S. Olympian Peter Varellas played for Olympic Club and also was named to the all-tournament team.