Cambridge, Mass. (August 24) – The MIT water polo team has announced its slate of games for the 2018 season, which features ten Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) contests and five home matches. The Engineers will be under the direction of first-year head coach Bret Lathrope.
MIT will open the season with four games at the Bruno Invitational, which will be hosted by Brown University and Harvard University over Labor Day weekend. At the tournament, the Engineers will take on No. 5 University of the Pacific, No. 7 UC-Davis, No. 20 Bucknell University and Austin College.
The Engineers will spend the next two weekends at Connecticut College as they will play the Camels on September 8 and then play in the Connecticut College Tournament on September 15 against Division III No. 7 Cal Lutheran, Gannon University and Penn State-Behrend. MIT will then open its NWPC schedule on September 29 with games at No. 13 Princeton University and Iona College.
In October, MIT will play its first home game of the year against Princeton (October 6) and then head to crosstown Rival Harvard University on Sunday, October 7. The following weekend, the Engineers will take part in the CWPA Division III Eastern Championship which will be hosted by Johns Hopkins University, October 13-14. After rounding out their regular season schedule at home on Sunday, November 4 against No. 11 Harvard, the Engineers will await seeding for the NWPC conference tournament, which will take place from November 16 to November 18 at Brown University.
Returning to the squad this fall will be ACWPC Division III Second Team All-American Clyde Huibregtse (New York, N.Y.) as well as Honorable Mention honorees Christian Schillinger (Orinda, Calif.) and Evan Kim (Irvine, Calif.).