PITTSBURGH, PA -- If you've been following the Huskies on Facebook or Twitter, you'll know that they made it and are ready to go! Below is everything you need to know about being able to catch all the action this weekend.
Collegiate Club National Championships, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The host school plus the winners of each of the 15 divisions across the country will square off to decide the national champion. The Huskies are seeded #7 of 16 based off of their 2-2 performance at the championships last year.
Who are they playing?
The #7 Huskies will be playing #10 Columbia University Friday, May 5th at 4pm EST. Winner continues on to the winner bracket against #2 The Ohio State University on Saturday, May 6th at 11:20 EST. Full schedule is available here.
How to watch?
The Collegiate Water Polo Association will be streaming all games over the weekend for $10 a game, or $25 to get every match of the tournament. You can also follow the CWPA on Twitter who will be live tweeting each of the matches including the Huskies. You can also read up on the Huskies performance as they will be putting a blog post up after each match on their website and Facebook.
Who to look out for?
The University of Washington Huskies will be making their second consecutive appearance at the Collegiate Club National Championships after going 10-0 in the Northwest Division. The #7 seed Huskies are looking at making a deep run this year as they have further bolstered their ranks with an incoming class deep in talent. The team is led by second-year captain turned goalie, Elizabeth Lipps, and senior, Lacy Chun. With their defense first philosophy anchored by Jalene Weatherholt, Maddie Joy, and Kellie MacPhee, the Huskies have allowed only 30 goals from their Northwest opponents against 117 saves by Lipps as well as double digit steals from 9 different players. The offense produced a total of 136 goals in the division this season led by first year utility, Karli Stevenson, driver, Mary Elizabeth Ward, and first year center, Lauren Hickey. The offense is further bolstered by drivers Margaret Lazzarini, Katie Rogers and Jacqueline Li. Coaches Rudy Ramirez and Gregory Mercer, once again lead the Huskies this year as they continue to dominate the Northwest Division and lead the incredibly balanced team to their goal of a top-4 finish this year at the championships.