Men's Water Polo Announces 2017 Schedule
The GW men's water polo team unveiled its fall slate Thursday.
WASHINGTON - Four in-season tournaments and three Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) home games highlight the 2017 George Washington men's water polo schedule, which first-year head coach Barry King announced Thursday.
The Colonials, who finished last season tied for 15th nationally in the Collegiate Water Polo Association poll, are set for nine games against clubs that closed 2016 ranked.
"This is a challenging schedule from start to finish, which is exactly what we need to be able to reach our goals," King said. "Coming into this program, I think we've got a great opportunity in front of us to build on last season's success as we strive for a MAWPC championship. I'm excited to get started."
GW begins King's tenure at the Navy Open on Sept. 2-3. The team opens against Navy before also facing Navy's B squad, Washington & Jefferson and Salem International.
The following week brings a trip to the Princeton Invitational where the Colonials will meet UCLA, Iona, Harvard and Brown. They'll use four games at the Bucknell Invitational Sept. 15-17 as a final tune-up for MAWPC play.
GW kicks off conference competition on Sept. 23 facing Bucknell at Navy. It finishes the weekend with its home debut, a matchup against Fordham on Sept. 24. Road trips to Johns Hopkins (Sept. 29-30) and Bucknell (Oct. 7) follow.
Then, the Colonials head to Massachusetts for a series of strong tests. They play at MIT on Oct. 12 before spending the next three days at the Harvard Invitational. That tournament will feature three games against teams that finished last season ranked in Brown, Princeton and the host Crimson.
GW is at Charles E. Smith Center Pool for Alumni Weekend, hosting Johns Hopkins on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. and Navy on Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. The regular season wraps up Nov. 4 in New York with games against Wagner and Fordham.
The 2017 MAWPC Championship will be held from Nov. 17-19 at Navy's Scott Natatorium.
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