BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) releases another reworked 2022 Men’s Collegiate Club Great Lakes Division schedule for the division championship tournament.
Due to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee electing not to compete at the division championship, the division membership decreases to seven teams as Grand Valley State University, Illinois State University, Loyola University Chicago, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Dayton and Washington University in St. Louis remain.
The Great Lakes Championship is reworked to a seven-team, 11-game affair with the four Northern Division teams and three Southern Division squads competing at Washington in St. Louis on Saturday-Sunday, October 22-23.
Due to time constraints, games will utilize six-minute quarters with sudden death overtime and teams limited to one 30-second timeout per half on Saturday, October 22. Sudden death overtime will begin immediately following the conclusion of the fourth quarter with no rest between regulation and the commencement of extra time.
On Sunday, October 23, games will operate with normal regulations (seven minutes quarters, etc.).
The victor of the division championship earns an automatic berth to the 2022 Men’s National Collegiate Club Championship slated to be hosted by an institution in the Northwest Division on Friday-Sunday, November 11-13. Further, the team which finishes in the middle of the final Great Lakes Division standings will have the opportunity to compete at the inaugural National Invitational on a date and at a site to be determined against teams that claimed the top spot in the lower half of their divisions.