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Luis Nicolao Wins CWPA 2012 Sportsman of the Year

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 12/19/2012
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Princeton head men's and women's water polo coach Luis Nicolao was voted the 2012 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Sportsman of the Year via a poll on the league's website.

The recipient of 47 percent of the vote to outdistance 2012 CWPA Eastern Championship Most Valuable Players Katie Rigler of Princeton's women's team (28 percent) and Marko Gencic of St. Francis College (3 percent), along with Mercyhurst head coach Curtis Robinette (13 percent), Maryland head coach Carl Salyer (4 percent) and Division III Eastern Championship Most Valuable Player Chelsea Johnson of Grove City College (2 percent), Nicolao has guided the Tigers' men's and women's water polo programs to league championship caliber heights.

Nicolao currently is in his 15th season at the helm of both the men's and women's programs. During his tenure with both teams, the men have a 294-133 overall record and the women are 320-122 all-time for a combined record of 614-255 (.685).

The 2004 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Men's National Coach of the Year, he has guided the men to six Southern and three Eastern titles, and the women to six southern championships and one Eastern crown.

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Sunday
M. Water Polo
vs. Navy
- 12:00 PM
October
09
Thursday
M. Water Polo
at UCLA
- 8:00 PM
October
11
Saturday
M. Water Polo
vs. Pacific (SoCal Tournament)
- 12:25 PM
October
12
Sunday
M. Water Polo
vs. TBA (SoCal Tournament)
- TBA
October
18
Saturday
M. Water Polo
vs. TBA (Ivy Tournament)
- TBA
October
19
Sunday
M. Water Polo
vs. TBA (Ivy Tournament)
- TBA
October
25
Saturday
M. Water Polo
vs. Fordham
- 11:30 AM
M. Water Polo
vs. Iona
- 2:30 PM
M. Water Polo
vs. Washington & Jefferson
- 7:00 PM
November
01
Saturday
M. Water Polo
at Bucknell
- 1:00 PM
November
07
Friday
M. Water Polo
vs. TBA (Southern Division Championship)
- TBA
November
08
Saturday
M. Water Polo
vs. TBA (Southern Division Championship)
- TBA
November
09
Sunday
M. Water Polo
vs. TBA (Southern Division Championship)
- TBA
November
21
Friday
M. Water Polo
vs. TBA (CWPA Championship)
- TBA
November
22
Saturday
M. Water Polo
vs. TBA (CWPA Championship)
- TBA
November
23
Sunday
M. Water Polo
vs. TBA (CWPA Championship)
- TBA
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