Michigan to Close Out Water Polo Regular Season

THIS WEEK
Saturday, April 16
Michigan vs. Bucknell, 12:40 p.m.
Michigan vs. No. 21 Hartwick, 4:40 p.m.
Sunday, April 17
Michigan vs. George Washington, 9 a.m.
Michigan vs. Brown, 2:20 p.m.

• Game Day Information: DeNunzio Pool

WHAT IS HAPPENING
The No. 8-ranked University of Michigan water polo team will travel to Princeton, New Jersey, this weekend for its final four games of the 2016 regular season, taking on Bucknell and No. 21 Hartwick on Saturday (April 16) and George Washington and Brown on Sunday (April 17).

THE TEAMS
• No. 8 Michigan (22-6, 3-0 CWPA) – tied with Hartwick for first place in the CWPA with a 3-0 record
• No. 21 Hartwick (15-8, 3-0 CWPA) – 3-6 vs. ranked teams with a win over No. 4 Hawaii
• Bucknell (14-12, 2-1 CWPA) – 0-16 all-time vs. Michigan and 0-12 vs. ranked teams this season
• George Washington (6-12, 0-3 CWPA) – lost to Michigan 19-2 on March 6
• Brown (9-19, 1-2 CWPA) – lost six straight to Michigan with last win coming in 2012

THINGS TO KNOW
• Michigan has 22 wins for the first time since 2012 when it went 23-12.
• The Wolverines have a chance to go undefeated in the CWPA for the ninth time in the 16 years of the program.
• The last time Michigan competed at Princeton was the CWPA Championships last year, losing back-to-back overtime games to Indiana and Hartwick.
Dr. Marcelo Leonardi has an 11-1 record in CWPA play during his first two seasons.
• Senior Ali Thomason is one goal away from becoming the sixth Michigan player to score 70 goals in a single season. She needs 16 to break the single-season record.
• Thomason needs two steals to pass Alison Mantel (190) for fourth on Michigan’s career steals list.
• Sophomore Caroline Anderson needs just two assists to break her own single-season record of 56. The two assists would also move her past Sharayah Hernandez (2006-09) into seventh on the career list. She is nine assist shy of become fifth player with 120 career assists.
• Anderson is three points shy of 200 for her young career and 11 points away from back-to-back 100-point seasons, which has only been done by 2016 CWPA Hall of Fame inductee Shana Welch in 2006 (102) and 2007 (126).
• Freshman Kim Johnson is two goals away from becoming just the third freshman at Michigan to score 50 goals in a season. She is eight away from breaking Welch’s freshman record of 55.
• Junior Allison Skaggs is one goal away from reaching 100 for her career, while senior Kelly Martin needs seven goals to hit the mark and one point from 150 in her career.

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Lauren Neidigh is a former NCAA swimmer at the University of Arizona and the University of Florida. She got her M.S. in Criminology from Florida State and seems exceptionally confused about which team she should cheer for during the college football season. Lauren is currently working on her M.A. in …

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