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University of the Pacific 2011 Schedule



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2011 Men's Collegiate Club North Atlantic Division Schedule




BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) has released an updated schedule for the 2011 Men's National Collegiate Club North Atlantic Division.

Split into two regions based on geography, Amherst College, Tufts University, the United States Coast Guard Academy, University of Massachusetts and Williams College comprise the Southern Region, while Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, St. Michael's College and University of Vermont make-up the Northern Region.

Competition will begin in the Southern Region on September 17-18 at Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass. with 10 games, before Northern Region action commences on October 1-2 at Bowdoin in Brunswick, Maine with 10 games.

The change in the schedule comes on September 17-18 at UMass as competition will now begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and continue through the final contest of the day at 8:10 p.m.  On Sunday, action will commence at 11:00 a.m. and conclude following a 3:10 p.m. game.

After another 10-game Northern Region tournament at Vermont in Burlington, Vt., the division's 10-teams will converge on Bowdoin for the 18-game North Atlantic Championship to decide the division's automatic qualifier for the National Collegiate Club Championship in Atlanta, Ga.

Among the oldest divisions in the CWPA as competition began in the North Atlantic during the 1997 season, Tufts holds the most championships with five (1997, 1998, 2007, 2009, 2010). Bates (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002) and Coast Guard (2008) are the only other active members to claim a North Atlantic title. Former division members Dartmouth College (2003), Middlebury College (2004, 2005) and Boston College (2006), which are now members of the New England Division, account for the remaining four crowns.

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.


Saturday, September 17, 2011  


1:00 Tufts University vs. Williams College

2:10 University of Massachusetts vs. U. S. Coast Guard Academy

4:00 Amherst College vs. Williams College

5:10 University of Massachusetts vs. Tufts University

7:00 U. S. Coast Guard Academy vs. Williams College

8:10 Tufts University vs. Amherst College



 


Sunday, September 18, 2011



11:00 Amherst College vs. U. S. Coast Guard Academy

12:10 University of Massachusetts vs. Williams College

2:00 Tufts University vs. U. S. Coast Guard Academy

3:10 University of Massachusetts vs. Amherst College







Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine  


Saturday, October 1, 2011



11:30 Bowdoin College vs. University of Vermont

12:40 Colby College vs. Bates College

2:30 Saint Michaels College vs. University of Vermont

3:40 Bowdoin College vs. Bates College

5:30 Colby College  vs. Saint Michaels College

6:40 Bates College vs. University of Vermont







Sunday, October 2, 2011



9:00 Colby College vs. Bowdoin College

10:10 Saint Michaels College vs. Bates College

Noon Colby College vs. University of Vermont

1:10 Bowdoin College vs. Saint Michaels College







University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. 


Saturday, October 15, 2011  


2:30 Colby College vs. Bowdoin College

3:40 Bates College vs. Saint Michaels College

5:00 University of Vermont vs. Colby College

6:10 Saint Michaels College vs. Bowdoin College

7:30 Colby College vs. Bates College

8:40 University of Vermont vs. Bowdoin College







Sunday, October 16, 2011  


9:00 University of Vermont vs. Bates College

10:10 Colby College vs. Saint Michaels College

11:30 Bates College vs. Bowdoin College

12:40 University of Vermont vs. Saint Michaels College







North Atlantic Division Championship



Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine



Teams are divided into brackets based on their won/loss records during the season: 

Bracket A Bracket B
Bracket C



1st South 1st North
2nd South


2nd North 3rd South
3rd North


4th South 4th North
5th South







Friday, October 28, 2011



7:30 1st South vs. 5th North

8:40 2nd North vs. 4th South







Saturday, October 29, 2011

Game No.

9:00 1st North vs. 4th North

10:10 2nd South vs. 5th South

11:20 2nd North vs. 5th North

12:30 1st South vs. 4th South

1:40 3rd South vs. 4th North

2:50 3rd North vs. 5th South

4:00 1st South vs. 2nd North

5:10 1st North vs. 3rd South

6:20 2nd South vs. 3rd North

7:30 4th South vs. 5th North

8:40 1st in Bracket B vs. 1st in Bracket C Game 1






Sunday,October 30, 2011

Game No.

8:15 2nd in Bracket B vs. 2nd in Bracket C 2
9:25 3rd in Bracket B vs. 3rd in Bracket C 3
10:35 1st in Bracket A vs. Winner Game 1 First Place
11:45 2nd in Bracket A vs. Winner Game 2 Fourth Place 
12:55 3rd in Bracket A vs. Winner Game 3 Seventh Place
 




Loser Game 1 is Third Place; Loser Game 2 is Sixth Place; Loser Game 3 is Ninth Place; 4th in
Bracket A is 10th Place







Teams listed first wear dark caps and are home on the scoreboard. Host team always wears
dark caps and is listed first on the scoreboard regardless of seed.




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Kap7 International Named Official Water Polo Ball of the NCAA Championships







INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has named KAP7 International, Inc. (KAP7) as the Exclusive and Official Championship Water Polo Game Ball provider.

Designed to meet guidelines for local, national and global specifications, each KAP7 ball is constructed with extreme care and quality.  With years of industry experience, specific design elements and top of the line materials, KAP7 has created the long lasting and extremely tacky HydroGrip for all levels of competition.  KAP7 offers five sizes of balls.  The KAP7 104 and 105 will be specifically used in NCAA competition.

"KAP7 is extremely excited to partner with the NCAA to be the Official Water Polo Ball Supplier," said Todd Snider, CEO of KAP7.  "This is a milestone for our company.  With the many years of involvement both on and off the pool deck by Co-Founders Bradley Schumacher, Wolf Wigo and the KAP7 team, we are proud to see our product showcased at the highest level of collegiate competition."

Co-Founder Bradley Schumacher commented, "As a former NCAA competitor, I am very excited for the opportunity to support water polo student athletes.  At KAP7, we have all been fortunate enough to take the lessons learned as athletes in the collegiate environment and apply them to achieve both business and lifetime goals.  I look forward to seeing the athletes compete with the KAP7 NCAA Official Water Polo Ball."

"The NCAA is proud to partner with KAP7 at the NCAA water polo championships," said Peter Davis, NCAA director of corporate alliances.   "We’re also proud to partner with former NCAA student-athletes who have firsthand experience with our water polo championships and now know the nature of this business.  We look forward to KAP7’s support and innovation in the future."

KAP7 entered the collegiate market on July 18, 2007 when the organization reached an agreement with the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) to implement Kap7 as the official ball for the CWPA's more than 280 men's and women's varsity and National Collegiate Club programs around the country.

With the announcement of the NCAA's partnership with KAP7, the company is now the official ball for eight national/league championships including the Men's Division III Collegiate Club, Men's National Collegiate Club Championship, CWPA Men's Eastern Championship, Men's NCAA Championship, Women's National Collegiate Club Championship, Women's NCAA Championship, CWPA Women's Eastern Championship and CWPA Women's Division III Eastern Championship.

Founded by aquatics greats Wolf Wigo and Bradley Schumacher in 2004 to design and build innovative world class products “for water polo players, by water polo players”, KAP7 is on the leading edge of the world market serving as the official distributor of Turbo suits in the United States.

“They represent a young company that is aggressively supporting the sport of water polo in many ways,” notetd CWPA Commissioner Dan Sharadin.

A three-time Olympian, two-time NCAA Champion at Stanford University and three-time Pan America Games champion, Wigo established himself as one of the world's premier water polo players as an 11-year member of Team USA. In 1993, he joined the nation's elite squad and in 1996 he became the first player hailing from east of the Rockies to make the US Olympic water polo team since 1956 as he competed in the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games.

After scoring a team-leading 16 goals during the 2000 games in Sydney, Wigo was named to the five-player All-World First Team by NBC Sports and USA Water Polo, making him a finalist for World Water Polo Player of the Year. He completed his tenure with the national squad in 2004 by serving as Team USA's captain in Athens. Selected as USA Water Polo's Male Athlete of the Year in 1999, 2000 and 2003, Wigo also helped the Americans win gold at the 1997 FINA World Cup.

An analyst on NBC Sports coverage of the Olympics in 2008 and the current head water polo coach at the University of California-Santa Barbara, Wigo's collegiate career at Stanford University was nearly as distinguished as he earned All-America honors four straight years and led the Cardinal to back-to-back NCAA titles in 1993 and 1994. As a senior captain Wigo was named Stanford's Outstanding Male Senior Athlete and NCAA Player of the Year.

His accomplishments are only matched by those of Schumacher.

A former freestyle swimmer, Schumacher won two gold medals as a member of the United States Men's 4x100 meter and 4x200 meter Freestyle Relay Teams at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Four years later, he was a member of the US Men's Water Polo Team that placed in sixth place at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

The only aquatics athlete in the world to become a world champion in both swimming and water polo, he competed in the 1998 World Championships in both sports to become the first athlete to compete simultaneously at the World Class level since Bob Hughes at the 1956 Olympic Games.

He joined an elite group of athletes to compete in both sports at a world championship level as only Duke Khanamoku, Johnny Weissmuller, Bob Hughes and Matt Biondi also competed in water polo and swimming on the world level.

Schumacher has not strayed far from his roots as he serves as head coach of SET Water Polo Club in South Orange County, California.

For additional information about the NCAA Water Polo Championships and KAP7, please visit www.ncaa.org and www.kap7waterpolo.com.





2012 Women's Division III Varsity Schedule




BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) announces the schedule of games for the 2012 Women's Varsity Division III season.

Comprised of Grove City College (Pa.), Chatham University (Pa.), Washington & Jefferson College (Pa.), Connecticut College (Conn.), Utica College (N.Y.), Pennsylvania State University-The Behrend College (Pa.), Macalester College (Minn.), Wheaton College (Ill.) and Carthage College (Wisc.), the 2012 championship race marks the third season of CWPA Division III competition.

Competition will begin on Friday-Saturday, March 16-17 on the campus of Washington & Jefferson in Washington, Pa. as Grove City, Carthage, Grove City, Chatham, Macalester, Wheaton and the host Presidents contest a two-day, 12-game event.

Chatham will serve as host of the final three games of the weekend as Macalester and Carthage will visit the Cougars on Sunday, March 18.

The East and West teams will meet on Friday-Saturday, March 30-31 as Carthage, Macalester, Penn State Behrend, Utica and Connecticut will travel to Wheaton, Ill. for 15-games at Wheaton, before the regular season concludes on Friday-Sunday, April 13-15 in Utica, N.Y. as the Pioneers of Utica host the 15-game Central at East event featuring Washington & Jefferson, Grove City, Connecticut, Chatham and Penn State Behrend.

Following the completion of regular season play, the standings will set the field for the 15-game CWPA Division III Eastern Championship on Friday-Saturday, April 20-21 in Grove City, Pa. on the campus of Grove City.

Two-time defending CWPA Division III Eastern Champion Grove City will look to add a third consecutive crown in 2012 as the Wolverines defeated Washington & Jefferson 7-2 last year at Macalester College.  In 2010, Grove City captured the inaugural Division III title with an 8-7 defeat of Carthage at Utica.

West at Central



Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pa.

Friday, March 16, 2012



1:30 Washington & Jefferson College vs. Grove City College
3:00 Chatham University vs. Wheaton College

7:00 Grove City College vs. Wheaton College

8:30 Washington & Jefferson College vs. Chatham University







Saturday, March 17, 2012



9:00 Washington & Jefferson College vs. Macalester College

10:30 Wheaton College vs. Carthage College

Noon Chatham University vs. Grove City College

1:30 Washington & Jefferson College vs. Wheaton College

3:00 Grove City College vs. Carthage College

4:30 Macalester College vs. Wheaton College

6:00 Washington & Jefferson College vs. Carthage College

7:30 Grove City College vs. Macalester College







Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pa.



Sunday, March 18, 2012



9:00 Macalester College vs. Carthage College

Noon Chatham University vs. Macalester College

3:00 Chatham University vs. Carthage College







East at West



Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.



Friday, March 30, 2012


1:30 Wheaton College vs. Carthage College

3:00 Macalester College vs. Penn State Behrend College

4:30 Wheaton College vs. Utica College

6:00 Carthage College vs. Connecticut College

7:30 Utica College vs. Penn State Behrend College

9:00 Macalester College vs. Connecticut College







Saturday, March 31, 2012



9:00 Wheaton College vs. Connecticut College

10:30 Macalester College vs. Utica College

12:00 Carthage College vs. Penn State Behrend College

1:30 Utica College vs. Connecticut College

3:00 Wheaton College vs. Macalester College

4:30 Penn State Behrend College vs. Connecticut College

6:00 Carthage College vs. Utica College

7:30 Wheaton College vs. Penn State Behrend College

9:00 Carthage College vs. Macalester College







Central at East



Utica College, Utica, N.Y.



Friday, April 13, 2012



5:30 Utica College vs. Grove City College

8:30 Connecticut College vs. Grove City College







Saturday, April 14, 2012



9:00 Connecticut College vs. Penn State Behrend College

10:30 Washington & Jefferson College vs. Grove City College

Noon Utica College vs. Chatham University

1:30 Penn State Behrend College vs. Grove City College

3:00 Utica College vs. Washington & Jefferson College

4:30 Connecticut College vs. Chatham University

6:00 Penn State Behrend College vs. Washington & Jefferson College

7:30 Chatham University vs. Grove City College







Sunday, April 15, 2012



9:00 Washington & Jefferson College vs. Chatham University

10:30 Utica College vs. Connecticut College

Noon Chatham University vs. Penn State Behrend College

1:30 Washington & Jefferson College vs. Connecticut College

3:00 Utica College vs. Penn State Behrend College






Division III Championship



Grove City College, Grove City, Pa.



Teams are divided into brackets based on their won/loss records during  the season: 

Bracket A
Bracket B


1st Seed
2nd Seed


4th Seed
3rd Seed


5th Seed
6th Seed


8th Seed
7th Seed


9th Seed









Friday, April 20, 2012

Game No.

9:00 8th Seed vs. 9th Seed 1
10:15 2nd Seed vs. 7th Seed 2
11:30 3rd Seed vs. 6th Seed 3
12:45 4th Seed vs. 5th Seed 4
2:00 1st Seed vs. Winner Game 1 5
3:15 Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 2 6
4:30 Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3 7
6:00 Loser Game 4 vs. Loser Game 1 8
7:30 Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 4 9
9:00 Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 5 10





Saturday, April 21, 2012
Game No.

9:30 Loser Game 6 vs. Loser Game 8 11
11:00 Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 6 Fifth Place
12:30 Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 9 Third Place
2:00 Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 10 Seventh Place
3:30 Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 7 First Place
Loser of Game 11 is Ninth Place


Teams listed first wear dark caps and are home on the scoreboard. Host team always
wears dark caps and is listed first on the scoreboard regardless of seed.