Luis Nicolao is about to enter his 14th season as the head coach of Princeton women's water polo, and he joined the latest TigerCast to preview his 2012 team.
Though the Tigers lost six seniors from 2011, Princeton does return several key pieces from a Top 20 squad last season. Senior co-captain Kristen Ward returns as one of the East's top goaltenders, while sophomore Katie Rigler led the Tigers in scoring and earned All-America honors during her first season.
Princeton enters the season ranked 18th nationally, though three other Eastern programs are above the Tigers. After a season filled with agonizingly close losses, Nicolao talks about what it will take to turn those into wins and hopefully bring an Eastern title to Princeton.
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To listen to specific interviews, please use this guide: Luis Nicolao (women's water polo) 4:10.
Nov. 24: Bob Surace (football) 5:30.
Dec. 15: Ian Hummer (men's basketball) 4:00.
Dec. 22: Year In Review (part 1) 2:00
Dec. 29: Year In Review (part 2) 1:30.
Jan. 19: Sam Shweisky (men's volleyball) 4:20.