2019 Collegiate Water Polo Season Kicks Off with 47 Saturday Contests

The 2019 collegiate men’s water polo season kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 7 with 47 matches on the slate including seven tournaments across the country from California to Rhode Island, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Colorado.

#1 USC has the weekend off, but the remainder of the CWPA Preseason Top 20 and the top five vote getters outside of the poll are in action. 10 ranked teams will be part of the action in La Jolla, California, at the UCSD Triton Invitational. Four ranked teams will be in Annapolis, Maryland, for the Navy Open, while five will travel to Providence, Rhode Island, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, for the Bruno Classic.

#9 UC San Diego plays host to the Triton Invitational in La Jolla, California with a field including #4 Cal, Chapman, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Concordia (Irvine), Fresno Pacific, #5 Long Beach State, #14 Loyola Marymount, #7 Pepperdine, #19 Pomona-Pitzer, #10 UC Davis, #13 UC Irvine, #7 UC Santa Barbara, and RV Whittier. The tournament is slated for 14 matches on Saturday at Triton Pool and Canyonview Pool.  Sunday’s 14-game schedule will be determined by Saturday’s pool play action across four groups. 

Vote getter Navy brings in Austin College, Fordham, Iona, Johns Hopkins, La Salle, #12 Princeton, #3 Stanford and #2 UCLA to Annapolis for the two-day Navy Open

Providence, Rhode Island and Cambridge, Massachusetts, are the home of 10 Saturday contests and nine more on Sunday at the Bruno Classic, hosted by #20 Brown and #11 Harvard. #16 Bucknell, #16 Cal Baptist, Cal Lutheran, Connecticut College, McKendree, MIT, vote getter St. Francis Brooklyn and Wagner round out the field. 

#5 Pacific brings Cuesta College, #18 San Jose State and RV Santa Clara to Stockton, California, for the Pacific Invitational. 

Vote getter Air Force welcomes #15 George Washington, La Verne, Ottawa (Arizona) Redlands and Salem to Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the Air Force Invitational on Saturday and Sunday.

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Washington & Jefferson welcomes Gannon, Mercyhurst and Penn State Behrend for four Saturday contests.

Cal Tech will play Cypress, Cal State Fullerton and Cal Mirimar in the Citrus Tournament in Fullerton, California.

Sept. 7 Occidental vs. San Diego Mirimar (Exh.) 3 p.m.
Air Force Invitational (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
La Verne vs. Salem 12:15 a.m.
George Washington at Air Force 2:45 p.m.
Ottawa (Arizona) vs. La Verne 4 p.m.
George Washington vs. Salem 6:30 p.m.
Redlands at Air Force 7:45 p.m.
Navy Open (Annapolis, Maryland)
LaSalle vs. Princeton 9 a.m.
Stanford at Navy 10:15 a.m. Watch
Fordham vs. UCLA 11:30 a.m.
Austin College vs. Johns Hopkins 12:45 p.m.
Stanford vs. Iona 2 p.m.
UCLA vs. Princeton 3:15 p.m.
Johns Hopkins at Navy 4:30 p.m. Live Stats
Fordham vs. Iona 5:45 p.m.
Austin College vs. La Salle 7 p.m.
Washington & Jefferson Invitational (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Penn State Behrend at Washington & Jefferson 11:45 a.m Live Stats
Mercyhurst vs. Gannon 1 p.m.
Penn State Behrend vs. Gannon 4:15 p.m. Live Stats
Mercyhurst at Washington & Jefferson 4:30 p.m.
Bruno Classic (Providence, Rhode Island)
Wagner at Brown 8:30 a.m. ESPN+
MIT vs. Bucknell 9:45 a.m. Live Stats
Connecticut College vs. Cal Lutheran 11 a.m.
McKendree at Brown 12:30 p.m. ESPN+
St. Francis Brooklyn vs. Cal Baptist 1:45 p.m.
Wagner vs. MIT 3 p.m. Live Stats
Cal Lutheran at Brown 4:15 p.m. ESPN+
St. Francis Brooklyn vs. McKendree 5:30 p.m.
Bucknell vs. Cal Baptist 6:45 p.m.
Connecticut College at Brown 8 p.m. ESPN+
Citrus Tournament (Fullerton, Calif.)
Cal Tech at Cypress Noon
Cal Tech at Cal State Fullerton 5 p.m.
Cal Tech at Cal Miramar 6 p.m.
Triton Invitational (La Jolla, Calif.)
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at UC San Diego 11 a.m.
Cal vs. Whittier 11:30 a.m.
Long Beach State vs. Fresno Pacific 12:20 p.m.
Chapman vs. UC Davis 12:50 p.m. Live Stats
Concordia (Irvine) vs. UC Santa Barbara 1:40 p.m.
Pepperdine vs. Pomona-Pitzer 2:10 p.m. Live Stats
UC Irvine at UC San Diego 3 p.m.
Cal vs. Loyola Marymount 3:30 p.m.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps vs. UC Irvine 7:30 p.m.
Loyola Marymount vs. Whittier 7:30 p.m.
Pacific Invitational (Stockton, Calif.)
Santa Clara at Pacific Noon
Cuesta College vs. San Jose State 1:15 p.m.
San Jose State at Pacific 3:15 p.m.
Cuesta Colege vs. Santa Clara 4:30 p.m.
Santa Clara vs. San Jose State 6:30 p.m.
Cuesta College at Pacific 7:45 p.m.
Sept. 8 Occidental at Citrus College 11 a.m.
Occidental vs. Santa Monica College 3 p.m.
Air Force Invitational (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Redlands vs. George Washington 11 a.m.
La Verne at Air Force 2:15 p.m.
Redlands vs. Salem 2:45 p.m.
La Verne vs. George Washington 4 p.m.
Salem at Air Force 6 p.m.
Washington & Jefferson Invitational (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Gannon vs. Michigan State Club (Exh.) 10 a.m.
Gannon at Washington & Jefferson 1 p.m.
Navy Open (Annapolis, Maryland)
Johns Hopkins vs. Stanford 8 a.m.
Austin College vs. Princeton 8 a.m.
Fordham vs. La Salle 9:15 a.m.
UCLA at Navy 9:15 a.m. Watch
Stanford vs. Princeton 10:30 a.m.
Johns Hopkins vs. Iona 11:45 a.m.
UCLA vs. La Salle 1 p.m.
Fordham vs. Austin College 2:15 p.m.
Iona at Navy 3:30 p.m.
Bruno Classic (Providence, Rhode Island/Cambridge, Mass.)
Wagner vs. St. Francis Brooklyn 8:30 a.m.
MIT vs. McKendree* 8:30 a.m. Live Stats
Bucknell at Brown 9:45 a.m. ESPN+
Cal Lutheran at Harvard* 10 a.m. ESPN+
Wagner vs. Cal Baptist 11:30 a.m.
Bucknell vs. St. Francis Brooklyn 12:45 p.m.
MIT vs. Cal Lutheran* 1 p.m. Live Stats
Cal Baptist at Brown 2 p.m. ESPN+
McKendree at Harvard* 2:15 p.m. ESPN+
Triton Invitational (La Jolla, Calif.)

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