BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- The 2011 Men's National Collegiate Club season officially kicks off today as Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Commissioner Dan Sharadin released the New England Division schedule.
Comprised of Boston College, Boston University, Dartmouth College, Middlebury College, Wesleyan University and Yale University, the division will feature 24-regular season games at two sites before the 11-game division championship tournament at Wesleyan University in Wesleyan, Conn. on October 22-23 with a berth to the 2011 National Collegiate Club Championship on the line.
Competition will commence on September 23-25 at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. as the six institutions will clash, before regular season competition concludes on October 15-16 at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt.
Some changes occurred during the offseason as Williams College left the division and longtime member Boston College returned following a year off in 2010.
In the history of the division, Yale and Dartmouth have dominated play. Both five-time New England Division champions, Yale (2010, 2009, 2005, 2004, 2003) and Dartmouth (2008, 2001, 1999, 1998, 1996) have combined to capture 10 of the division's 16 championships dating back to 1995.
The sole other active team in the division to take a title is Middlebury, which claimed the 2007 crown, as former division members Williams (2006, 2000, 1997, 1995) and the University of Massachusetts (2002) account for the other five championships.
University, New Haven, Conn.
|Friday, September 23, 2011|
|8:30||Yale University||vs.||Wesleyan University|
|Saturday, September 24, 2011|
|2:20||Yale University||vs.||Boston University|
|3:25||Dartmouth College||vs.||Middlebury College|
|4:30||Boston College||vs.||Wesleyan University|
|5:35||Dartmouth College||vs.||Boston University|
|6:40||Middlebury College||vs.||Boston College|
|7:45||Boston University||vs.||Wesleyan University|
|8:50||Yale University||vs.||Dartmouth College|
|Sunday, September 25, 2011|
|8:20||Middlebury College||vs.||Boston University|
|9:25||Boston College||vs.||Dartmouth College|
|11:20||Middlebury College||vs.||Wesleyan University|
|12:25||Yale University||vs.||Boston College|
College, Middlebury, Vt.
|Saturday, October 15, 2011|
|11:20||Middlebury College||vs.||Boston University|
|12:30||Boston College||vs.||Yale University|
|1:40||Dartmouth College||vs.||Wesleyan University|
|2:50||Boston University||vs.||Boston College|
|4:00||Dartmouth College||vs.||Yale University|
|5:10||Boston University||vs.||Wesleyan University|
|6:20||Middlebury College||vs.||Boston College|
|7:30||Yale University||vs.||Wesleyan University|
|Sunday, October 16, 2011|
|9:30||Boston University||vs.||Dartmouth College|
|10:40||Middlebury College||vs.||Yale University|
|12:30||Wesleyan University||vs.||Boston College|
|1:40||Middlebury College||vs.||Dartmouth College|
University, Middletown, Conn.
divided into brackets based on their won/loss records during the
|Bracket A||Bracket B|
|1st Seed||2nd Seed|
|4th Seed||3rd Seed|
|5th Seed||6th Seed|
|Saturday, October 22, 2011||Game No.|
|12:30||1st Seed||vs.||5th Seed||1|
|1:40||2nd Seed||vs.||6th Seed||2|
|3:30||4th Seed||vs.||5th Seed||3|
|4:40||3rd Seed||vs.||6th Seed||4|
|6:30||1st Seed||vs.||4th Seed||5|
|7:40||2nd Seed||vs.||3rd Seed||6|
|Sunday, October 23, 2011||Game No.
|9:00||1st in Bracket A||vs.||2nd in Bracket B||7|
|10:15||1st in Bracket B||vs.||2nd in Bracket A||8|
|11:30||3rd in Bracket A||vs.||3rd in Bracket B||Fifth Place|
|1:15||Loser Game 7||vs.||Loser Game 8||Third Place|
|2:30||Winner Game 7||vs.||Winner Game 8||First Place|
first wear dark caps and are home on the scoreboard. Host team
always wears dark caps and is listed first on the scoreboard
regardless of seed.