Lions Earn Six Seed, Face Defending Champs
Women' water polo will face defending champion UCLA in the first round of NCAA tournament on Friday, May 14 at 2:15 p.m.
May 3, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Women's Water Polo Committee has announced the teams that will participate in the 2010 National Collegiate Women's Water Polo Championship. And for the LMU women's water polo team, who won their eighth Western Water Polo Championship in 10 years on Sunday, the reward will be the defending champions.
The Lions will open the tournament as the sixth seed and will face third-seeded UCLA on Friday, May 14 at 2:15 p.m. The Championship will be held May 14-16 at the Aztec Aquaplex, in San Diego, California. San Diego State University will serve as the host institution.
The No. 1 seed was awarded to Stanford (24-2) and the No. 2 seed was awarded to Southern California (22-3). Southern California will face No. 7 seed Marist (18-15) on May 14 in the first game of the championship at 12:30 p.m. Stanford (24-2) will face No. 8 seed Pomona-Pitzer (18-14) in the third game of the day at 4 p.m. The final contest of the night will pit No. 5 seed Michigan (32-6) against No. 4 seed California (24-8) at 5:45 p.m.
The following conferences and institutions received automatic qualification: Collegiate Water Polo Association, Michigan; Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Marist; Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, UCLA; Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Pomona-Pitzer; and Western Water Polo Association, Loyola Marymount. The following institutions received at-large bids to the championship field: California, Southern California and Stanford.
For more information about the National Collegiate Women's Water Polo Championship and the 2010 championship bracket, log on to www.ncaa.com.