Courtesy: Northeastern Athletics
BOSTON – Northeastern women’s swimming and diving head coach Roy Coates announced the Huskies’ 2018-19 schedule on Thursday.
NU enters the new year after completing a record-breaking 2017-18 season, culminating with its program-best, fourth place finish at the 2018 CAA championship meet. The Huskies brought home 10 medals, including eight gold medals, and registered nine school-record times.
Northeastern is looking to continue this success during the upcoming 2018-19 season.
“This meet schedule will test the preparation and readiness of our team,” said Coates. “We will be facing some of the best programs in the Northeast as well as in the CAA.
“It is imperative that we train well to compete at an extremely high level at each meet. Ultimately, we believe this slate of competitions will prepare us to peak at championships and allow us to continue our rise in the CAA.”
The 2018-19 season kicks off on Sept. 22 at the Huskies’ home pool, Barletta Natatorium, where NU will host its annual Red vs. Black intrasquad meet at 9 a.m.
Northeastern will host two regular-season meets at Barletta Natatorium this season. The Huskies will entertain New Hampshire on Dec. 8, at 12 p.m. and hold their Senior Day meet against Vermont on Jan. 12, at 1 p.m.
NU will head into Terrier territory for its first road meet of the season on Oct. 6, when the Huskies travel to Boston University to oppose both BU and Lehigh during Parents & Alumnae Day.
Northeastern will remain on the road through October and November while leading up to the USA Swimming Winter Nationals, which will take place from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The Huskies will head down to Coral Springs, Florida, for their annual training trip that will run from Dec. 14 to Dec. 22, featuring a stop at the FUN Invite in Boca Raton, as hosted by Florida Atlantic.
After closing its home season on Senior Night, Northeastern will hit the road again for three competitions before the 2019 CAA championship meet. The Huskies will compete at Central Connecticut State on Jan. 26 before splitting up for the diving-only Duke Dog Invitational at James Madison on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3, and the swimming-only Boston Winter Open at Boston University on Feb. 8 and Feb. 9.
Turning towards the postseason, Northeastern will head to Christiansburg, Virginia, for the 2019 CAA Swimming and Diving Championships, which will take place from Feb. 20 to Feb. 23. The NCAA Zone A Diving Championships will be held at Navy between March 11 and March 13, while the NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships will take place at Texas from March 20 to March 23.