The undefeated No. 18 Princeton women's water polo team
travels to the Harvard Invitational for its biggest test of the young season.
The Tigers (13-0 overall, 1-0 Southern Division) will face Brown, Harvard,
Mercyhurst and No. 12 San Jose State from Mar. 3-4 in Cambridge, Mass.
Saturday, Mar. 3 vs. Harvard @ 11:40 a.m.
Saturday, Mar. 3 vs. No. 12 San Jose State @ 3:40 p.m.
Sunday, Mar. 4 vs. Mercyhurst @ 11:40 a.m.
Sunday, Mar. 4 vs. Brown @ 2:40 p.m.
Hooks Named CWPA
Southern Division Rookie of the Week: Freshman utility Camille Hooks helped
propel the nationally-ranked Tigers to a 5-0 weekend at home. She tallied 15
steals, five assists, two drawn ejections, two blocks, a goal and won her lone
sprint. She posted a career-best five steals versus Wagner on Feb. 26.
This is the third week in a row that a Princeton player has
earned a conference weekly honor.
Coaching Milestone: Head coach Luis Nicolao earned his 300th career victory
at the helm of the women's water polo program in Princeton's 12-6 win over
Bucknell on Feb. 24. Over 14 seasons, Nicolao has guided the program to six
Southern titles and an Eastern Championship.
He is 300-116 all-time as coach of the women's program.
Nicolao is also the head coach of the men's water polo program;
bringing his all-time combined coaching record at Princeton is 577-237.
Scouting Harvard: The
Crimson (7-2) enters weekend action riding a five-game winning streak. This
season the Tigers dropped Harvard 9-6 at the Princeton Invitation on Feb. 11 in
the first meeting between the two squads. The Crimson are led by Aisha Price,
who's tallied 31 goals, 11 assists and 17 steals. Goalies Ariel Dukes and
Jasmine Griffin have 46 and 28 saves, respectively. The game at Harvard marks
Princeton's second conference contest of the season.
Scouting No. 12 San
Jose State: The Tigers toughest challenge of the year will be versus No. 12
San Jose State. The Spartans are the first team Princeton will face in the
top-20 national poll. SJSU (8-7) has played 13 ranked opponents this season and
enters weekend action following a 2-2 weekend at the UC Invite. Dani Curran
leads the Spartan offense with 17 goals, while in the cage goalie Meagan Minson
has 73 saves and a 9:30 goals against average.
Scouting Mercyhurst: The
Lakers of Mercyhurst (3-4) have dropped their last two games, splitting weekend
action at the Chapman Invitational. Updated stats were unavailable for
Scouting Brown: Southern
Division rival Brown (5-4 overall, 1-0 Southern) has fallen in its last three
games. In their last outing at the RPI, the Bears fell 12-7 to Maryland and
were edged 12-11 by Indiana on Feb. 25. On the day, Madison Pepper had a
team-best four goals. Complete statistics were unavailable for Brown.