PRINCETON, N.J. – Princeton University head coach Derek Ellingson has announced the Tigers’ 2020 women’s water polo schedule.
For the third consecutive year, Princeton will start the season at the Arizona State University Invitational (February 1-2). The Tigers will take on California State University-East Bay, Somona State University, the University of Hawaii and the host school. Hawaii reached the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship tournament last season.
DeNunzio Pool sees action for the first time with the Princeton Invitational (February 15-16). The Tigers welcome Wagner College and San Diego State University on Feb. 15 and Long Island University on February 16. Wagner was in the NCAA Tournament in 2019. Ellingson’s group also has Iona College (February 19), La Salle University (February 20) and Villanova University (February 28) before a jaunt to George Washington University to finish the month of February.
Princeton heads west to the San Diego State University Invitational (March 14-15). The Tigers battle California State University-Northridge, Villanova, the University of California-San Diego and Hawaii. UC-San Diego was also in the NCAA Tournament last season. While in California, Ellingson’s squad plays Concordia University (March 18) and Long Beach State University (Marc 18) before finishing with the Loyola Marymount University Invitational (March 20-21) that features Azusa Pacific University, Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, San Jose State University and LMU.
Wagner comes to Princeton on March 25 before a trip to Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pa., for Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) action versus defending league champion the University of Michigan and Brown University on March 28 prior to taking on the host Red Flash on March 29.
Month of April begins with home battles versus Harvard University (April 4) and Bucknell University (April 5). The regular season comes to a close with a trek to Providence, R.I., as the Tigers take on Michigan and Saint Francis on April 10 before battling the host Bears on April 11.
The CWPA Championship is slated to take place on Friday-Sunday, April 24-26, at Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., with the league champion earning an automatic berth to the 2019 NCAA Championship.
Release courtesy Princeton University Athletics Communications