Six Cardinal players competed at USA Water Polo's Futures 50 Classic this past weekend at Foothill High School, and it was Team London under the captaincy of Annika Dries that captured the crown.
Dries, a 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, 2011 NCAA Champion and 2011 Peter J. Cutino Award WInner, was named the tournament MVP after scoring four goals in the title game, a 9-7 win for Team London over Team Sydney. Three of her goals came in the third period, helping Team London, which also included sophomore goalie Gabby Stone, pull away for the win.
For the weekend Dries scored five goals.
Junior Ashley Grossman and freshman Danijela Jackovich were part of runner-up Team Sydney, with Grossman scoring six times over the weekend.
Team Beijing was captained by junior Kiley Neushul while sophomore Maggie Steffens captained Team Athens. Each Stanford player scored three times in Sunday's Third-Place Game but it was Team Athens that came away with the 13-12 shootout victory.