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M-A, SHP alums battle for national men's water polo titles

Larsen Weigle (right) scored 14 goals for Stanford. Photo by Hector Garcia-Molina/Stanford Athletics.

Stanford freshman Larsen Weigle, who scored 14 goals this season, wasn't the only former Sacred Heart Prep standout playing for a NCAA men's water polo title and Nik Caryotakis wasn't the only former Menlo-Atherton standout on a team playing for a national title.

Caryotakis scored three goals on the season, including a pair in a September game against Johns Hopkins, a Division III semifinalist.

Finn Banks/Johns Hopkins Athletics

Noah Smith/SMC Athletics

C.J. Box/CMS Athletics

Miller Geschke/MIT Athletics

Jayden Kunwar /Johns Hopkins Athletics

Kyle Ballack/CMS Athletics
SHP grad Andrew Churukian scored six goals for Stanford, including twice against Pacific in October.

(Stanford's Walker Seymour, also a SHP alum, used his redshirt season this year).

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps sophomore goalie Noah Smith, a former M-A standout, put on a clinic in the inagural Division III national championship over the weekend, recording 15 saves in the Stags' victory over Johns Hopkins in the national semifinal and stopping 13 shots in Whittier's 5-3 victory over C-M-S in the title game.

Former SHP star C.J. Box scored a goal that gave the Stags a 2-1 lead in the championship match before the Poets scored four times in the second period. Smith recorded a second-half shutout to keep it close.

SHP alum Kyle Ballack and Menlo School grad Chris Hernandez also played for the Stags.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripp's full story can be read at /www.cmsathletics.org.

Johns Hopkins senior Finn Banks, also a former Sacred Heart Prep standout, was named to the all-tournament team after scoring eight points in two games.

Banks recorded his 71st assist of the season in Sunday's loss to M.I.T. in the third-place contest, setting a school record single-season assists. His 141 total points was second most in program history.

John Hopkins full game report can be found at hopkinssports.com.

Former Menlo standout Jayden Kumwar also played for the Blue jays, scored a game-tying goal in the proceedings.

Former Menlo standout Miller Geschke led M.I.T's offense all year, finishing with 82, second most in school annuals.

M.I.T's final report can be found at mitathletics.com.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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