Press Release courtesy of LIU Athletics.
Second year head coach Matt Donovan announced the LIU Brooklyn women’s swimming schedule this Thursday. The Blackbirds will host three meets in LIU Pool in the 2017-18 season. Donovan also announced that junior Milly Furneaux has been named the team’s captain for the 2017-18 season.
LIU opens up with a home/away weekend against local rival St. Francis Brooklyn. After starting the season at St. Francis on Friday, October 6, the Blackbirds will host the Terriers the next day, in the first home meet of the year, Saturday, October 7 at 11:30 a.m. LIU will also take on local foe Columbia in Uris Pool, Friday, October 13 at 5 p.m.
The Blackbirds will also take part in two tri-meets, the first at Sacred Heart on October 28, which will also feature Stony Brook. After a home meet against NEC foe Saint Francis U., the Blackbirds will take part in two championship-format invitational meets. First, the annual Rutgers Invitational, November 16-18, and then the 2017 ECAC Championships, December 1-3, at the Nassau County Aquatic Center.
LIU opens action in the 2018 calendar year with a tri-meet at Monmouth, taking on the host Hawks and Saint Peter’s University. The Blackbirds wrap up dual meet action with two NEC meets in late January and early February. First, LIU will travel over the Verrazano Bridge to face off against Wagner, January 27, before hosting perennial NEC power Central Connecticut State in LIU Pool on February 3.
The season culminates with the 2017-18 Northeast Conference Championship meet, being hosted at the Nassau County Aquatic Center in East Meadow, N.Y., February 20-25.