Former Stanford All-American Drew Holland recorded nine saves and was named the goalkeeper of the FINA World League Super Final as the United States Men’s National Water Polo Team won the medal silver after a 9-8 loss to Montenegro in the league game.
Holland, the all-time save point leader for Stanford, had a 0.500 save percentage for the competition and made 20 combined saves in the semi-finals and finals in Tbilisi, Ga., Which ended Thursday.
Montenegro were the only team to beat the United States in the Super Final, winning 10-6 in the group game. The United States are 1-4 against Montenegro this year with a goal differential of five.
The Americans (7-6, 4-2) open the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a game against host Japan on Saturday, July 24 at 10 p.m. PT. The United States also has preliminary matches against South Africa, Italy, Hungary and Greece.
Holland was one of four former Stanford stars to take part in Thursday’s game against Montenegro. Ben Hallock scored twice, Alex Bowen had a goal and an assist and Dylan Woodhead made an appearance.