1982 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship
The 1982 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship was the 14th annual NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship to determine the national champion of NCAA men's college water polo. Tournament matches were played at the Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach, California during December 1982.
|Champions||UC Irvine (2nd title)|
|Runners-up||Stanford (5th title game)|
|Goals scored||192 (16 per match)|
|Attendance||2,128 (177 per match)|
|Top goal scorer(s)||Peter Neushul, UCSB (9)|
|Best player||James Bergeson, Stanford & Peter Campbell, UC Irvine & John O'Brien, UC Irvine|
James Bergeson (Stanford), Peter Campbell (UC Irvine), and John O'Brien (UC Irvine) were named the Co-Most Outstanding Players of the tournament. An All-Tournament Team, consisting of eight players, was also named.
The tournament's leading scorer was Peter Heushul from UC Santa Barbara (9 goals).
Since there has only ever been one single national championship for water polo, all NCAA men's water polo programs (whether from Division I, Division II, or Division III) were eligible. A total of 8 teams were invited to contest this championship.
|UC Santa Barbara||10th||1981|
- Site: Belmont Plaza Pool, Long Beach, California
|Fifth place||Consolation semifinals||First round||Championship semifinals||Championship|
|UC Santa Barbara||6||Stanford||4|
|Seventh place||UC Santa Barbara||12||UCLA||9||Third place|
|Loyola–Chicago||5||UC Santa Barbara||6||UCLA||10|
- "Men's Water Polo Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved April 19, 2015.