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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The George Washington University women’s water polo team will take part in four tournaments, including hosting the GW Invitational on March 10-11, as part of a 29-game regular season schedule per third-year head coach Adam Foley.

The Colonials will begin their 2017 campaign on February 10-12 at Bucknell University’s Bison Invitational in Lewisburg, Pa., when they will face Mercyhurst University, Gannon University, Harvard University and Princeton University.

GW plays at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pa. on Feb. 17 before taking part in the Mercyhurst Invitational, February 18-19, in Erie, Pa. where it will play Bucknell, Grove City College and Siena College.

GW opens March with a trip to the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) on March 4 before opening play in the GW Invitational on March 10, when the Colonials will get a return game from VMI and play its first conference match versus Saint Francis. The Colonials also host Mercyhurst and Gannon on March 11 in non-league action.

The following week, GW will embark on its annual trip to California. The Colonials being their West Coast swing at Chapman University on March 14, before facing Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges and Pomona-Pitzer Colleges the next day.  George Washington will also meet the University of Redlands on March 16 prior to competing in the Loyola Marymount University Invitational on March 17-18 against Pomona-Pitzer, Whitter College, LMU and Long Beach State University.

Following a two-week break, GW gets back into conference action with matches against the University of Michigan and Bucknell University on April 1. The next weekend the Colonials head to Oneonta, N.Y., to face Harvard University, Indiana University, Brown University and host Hartwick College.

GW closes its regular season schedule with two more road matches on April 13-14; the Colonials will play a non-conference match at Villanova on the April 13th before finishing conference play at Princeton on April 14.

The 2017 CWPA Championship is slated for April 28-30 at Indiana University with the victor claiming the CWPA’s automatic berth to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship.

Release courtesy George Washington University Athletics Communications

Collegiate Water Polo Association