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Women’s Water Polo Tabbed No. 8 in Preseason Poll

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 01/17/2014
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The two-time reigning CWPA champion Princeton women’s water polo team opens the year in the top-10 with a No. 8 ranking in the preseason Varsity National Top 20 with 59 points, matching a program-best from March 2000.

Princeton, who is tied with San Jose State at No. 8, is the only Southern Division team ranked in the poll. Fellow CWPA Western Division foes Michigan (No. 13), Indiana (No. 15) and Hartwick (No. 19) join the Tigers in the rankings.

This season the Tigers are slated to face seven teams currently ranked or receiving votes in: San Jose State, No. 10 San Diego State, Michigan, No. 12 UC San Diego, No. 16 Loyola Marymount, Hartwick and a receiving votes Iona squad.

The Tigers enter the year following their fifth-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Championship. Princeton finished the year at 28-6, 5-0 Southern after sweeping both the Southern Division and CWPA championships for the second straight year with undefeated records.

Princeton is also tabbed No. 1 in the CWPA Division I/III preseason poll with 100 points and will open the year hosting its annual invitational from Feb. 8-9. The Tigers’ opener is versus Wagner at 10 a.m. on Saturday.   

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February
06
Friday
W. Water Polo
vs. CAMO (Exhibition) (Princeton Invitational)
- 7:00 PM
February
07
Saturday
W. Water Polo
vs. Villanova (Princeton Invitational)
- 11:30 AM
W. Water Polo
vs. Harvard (Princeton Invitational)
- 7:30 PM
February
08
Sunday
W. Water Polo
vs. Indiana (Princeton Invitational)
- 10:00 AM
W. Water Polo
vs. Iona (Princeton Invitational)
- 4:00 PM
February
14
Saturday
W. Water Polo
vs. Wagner (Bison Invitational)
- 3:00 PM
W. Water Polo
vs. Long Beach State (Bison Invitational)
- 8:00 PM
February
15
Sunday
W. Water Polo
vs. St. Francis (Bison Invitational)
- 1:00 PM
February
21
Saturday
W. Water Polo
vs. TBA (Ivy League Championship)
- TBA
February
22
Sunday
W. Water Polo
vs. TBA (Ivy League Championship)
- TBA
February
28
Saturday
W. Water Polo
at Bucknell
- 9:00 AM
W. Water Polo
vs. Hartwick
- 2:20 PM
March
01
Sunday
W. Water Polo
vs. Gannon
- 11:40 AM
W. Water Polo
vs. Mercyhurst
- 5:30 PM
March
07
Saturday
W. Water Polo
vs. Marist (Harvard Invitational)
- 10:15 AM
W. Water Polo
vs. VMI (Harvard Invitational)
- 5:30 PM
March
08
Sunday
W. Water Polo
vs. Iona (Harvard Invitational)
- 11:45 AM
March
14
Saturday
W. Water Polo
vs. Pacific (Aztec Invitational)
- 7:45 AM
W. Water Polo
vs. San Diego (Aztec Invitational)
- 12:45 PM
March
15
Sunday
W. Water Polo
vs. Hawaii (Aztec Invitational)
- 12:45 PM
W. Water Polo
at San Diego State (Aztec Invitational)
- 5:45 PM
March
20
Friday
W. Water Polo
at TBA (LMU Invitational)
- TBA
March
21
Saturday
W. Water Polo
at TBA (LMU Invitational)
- TBA
March
28
Saturday
W. Water Polo
at George Washington
- 1:00 PM
April
10
Friday
W. Water Polo
vs. Indiana
- 7:30 PM
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