Wigo, Azevedo help Team USA water polo edge Italians


Stanford grad Janson Wigo scored twice and the United States men's national water polo team downed Italy, 11-10, in an exhibition game at Pomona-Pitzer on Tuesday night.

Cardinal grad and four-time Olympian Tony Azevedo also scored for the Americans, who host the Italians in the finale of the three-game exhibition at 2 p.m. Saturday at USC.

Janson Wigo/USA Water Polo
In other news, USA Water Polo announced its three national teams that will compete in the inaugural National League beginning Jan. 10 in Santa Ana.

Menlo School senior Nick Bisconti will compete for USA Red, to be coached by Alex Rodriguez.

Stanford's Drew Holland and Bret Bonanni will play for USA White, coached by Jack Kocur.

Cardinal players Jackson Kimball and Connor Stapleton plays for USA Blue, led by Brett Ormsby.

Also competing in the league are club teams New York Athletic Club and the Olympic Club, which traditionally uses Stanford athletes, the International Water Polo Club and Alumni Water Polo Club.

Azevedo is a member of the NYAC and Wigo belongs to the Olympic Club.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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