PRINCETON, N.J. -- Princeton University has released the schedule of games for the 2011 Princeton University Invitational at DeNunzio Pool on September 9-11.
The host Tigers, St. Francis College (N.Y.), Fordham University, George Washington University, Harvard University, Iona College, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University and Brown University of the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA), along with Santa Clara University of the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) are currently set in the tournament field as the invitational will feature 20 teams over three days.
Princeton is coming off another standout season as the 2010 Tigers won their first Southern Championship since the 2004 season, but fell short in the Eastern Championship tournament at Bucknell University despite a 19-8 overall record. Princeton will enter the 2011 season with hopes of repeating as Southern champions and regaining the Eastern Championship and the CWPA's spot in the 2011 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship field.
Prior to the tournament, Princeton will warm up for the event with an exhibition game against the National Team from Trinidad & Tobago on the afternoon of Sept. 9 before meeting Santa Clara in its season opener later that evening on ESPNU.
It will mark the second straight season opener between the schools nationally televised on the network and the third straight Princeton men's season opener to appear on live television.
6 p.m. Princeton vs. Santa Clara
9 a.m. St. Francis vs. Santa Clara
10:15 a.m. Princeton vs. Fordham
11:30 a.m. Johns Hopkins vs. Iona
12:45 p.m. George Washington vs. Harvard
2 p.m. St. Francis vs. Brown
3:15 p.m. Iona vs. MIT
4:30 p.m. Johns Hopkins vs. Fordham
5:45 p.m. Princeton vs. Harvard
7:00 p.m. Brown vs. Santa Clara
8:15 p.m. George Washington vs. MIT
Sunday, September 11
8 a.m. Princeton vs. Brown
9:10 a.m. Johns Hopkins vs. Harvard
10:20 a.m. MIT vs. Santa Clara
11:30 a.m. George Washington vs. St. Francis
12:40 p.m. Harvard vs. Fordham
1:50 p.m. Princeton vs. MIT
3 p.m. George Washington vs. Brown
4:10 p.m. Fordham vs. Santa Clara
5:20 p.m. Johns Hopkins vs. St. Francis