Washington & Jefferson College Announces 2010 Men's Water Polo Schedule
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Washington & Jefferson College recently announced the Presidents' 2010 men's water polo schedule of games. Beginning on September 10 at home against Mercyhurst College and concluding the regular season on October 17 at Salem International University, the Presidents will seek to capture the Division III Eastern title and advance to the CWPA Eastern Championship.
W&J, which advanced to the Division III Eastern title game last season, will open the season at home against Southern Division, West Region rivals Mercyhurst College (September 10) and Gannon University (September 11) before competing in the 2010 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship at Harvard University (September 17-19).
The Presidents will then go on the road to region foes Penn State Behrend College (October 2), Gannon (October 2) and Mercyhurst (October 3).
W&J will receive a glimpse of the future as the Presidents will clash with CWPA newcomer Notre Dame College (Ohio) on October 3 at Penn State Behrend in an exhibition game. Notre Dame, which is moving from NAIA to NCAA Division II classification, will join the CWPA beginning next fall.
On the heels of a trip to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College for the annual Claremont Convergence on October 8-10, the Presidents will return to Washington, Pa. for league games against Salem International (October 15) and Penn State Behrend (October 16) before traveling to West Virgina to take on Salem in the regular season finale on October 17.
The Presidents will seek to make their third overall and second consecutive appearance in the Division III Eastern title game as W&J, Johns Hopkins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Penn State Behrend will converge on Connecticut College for the 2010 edition of the championship on October 23-24.
Washington & Jefferson will then travel to Navy for the Southern Division Championship on November 5-7 as all the teams of the division (East & West regions) will meet to decide which four programs will advance to the eight-team CWPA Eastern Championship on November 19-21 at Bucknell University.