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2019 Season Schedule 

Middlebury Water polo will resume action in the CWPA’s Colonial Division this year. Middlebury will begin the season with a tournament hosted by WPI on September 14 and 15, where the Panthers will play 4 games. The season continues with another 4 games tournament hosted by Wesleyan on September 28-29. 

The Conference Championship will be hosted by Middlebury this year, with seeds depending on the regular season results. Should the Panthers win the championship, they will advance to the 2019 CPWA Division III Club National Championship. 

Women’s Team 2019 National Champions!

Congratulations to our friends and training partners on the Middlebury Women’s Water Polo team for winning the inaugural CWPA D-III Club Tournament! Led by senior and all-tournament MVP Alaina Pribus, the Panthers defeated Wash U by a score of 14-11 in the final. 

2018 All-Conference Teams

Congratulations to Senior Captain Adam Fisher, and sophomore (and future Captain) Sam Van Lokeren on being named Colonial Division First-Team All-Conference teams!

Fall 2018 Regular Season Results

Middlebury finishes 4th at the 2018 Colonial Conference Tournament, with a final record of 5 wins and 6 losses. Middlebury went 4-1 against NESCAC Opponents Amherst, Wesleyan and Williams over the course of the season.

Fall 2018 Season Schedule

The fall semester is now upon us! This season, we will be playing in the CWPA’s Colonial Divison.

Practices are Monday-Thursday from 5-7 PM at the Natatorium, beginning on September 10th. Additional Captain’s Practices will be held as necessary for maximizing fitness and game preparation.

Our game schedule is as follows:

Worchester Tournament (3-1, 2-0 vs. NESCAC)

Saturday 9/15 — Middlebury College vs. Williams College W- 23-6 (5-0 forfeit)

Saturday 9/15 — University of Massachusetts vs. Middlebury College L- 12-6

Saturday 9/15 — Middlebury College vs. Wesleyan University W- 12-6

Sunday 9/16 — Worcester Polytechnic Institute vs. Middlebury College W- 21-11

Wesleyan Tournament (4-4, 3-1 vs. NESCAC)

Saturday 9/29 — Middlebury College vs. U.S. Coast Guard Academy L- 13-3

Saturday 9/29 — Middlebury College vs. Amherst College L- 11-5

Sunday 9/30 — Williams College vs. Middlebury College W- 18-3

Sunday 9/30 — University of Massachusetts vs. Middlebury College L- 10-8 (Overtime)

Williams Tournament (Conference Championship)

Saturday-Sunday 10/13-14

First Round: Middlebury College vs. Wesleyan W- 9-6

Semifinal: Middlebury College vs. Coast Guard L- 21-6

3rd Place Game: Middlebury College vs. UMass L- 9-7

Summer Workouts

In order to be fully prepared for the coming season, we emphasize a summer workout program that builds strength and fitness. All team members and aspiring members are encouraged to complete as many as they feel they can.

Swimming Workouts:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tDKFINthTgPY8inKYLIfOZVoMnWgoH4ZSwZqpcgTsE4/edit?usp=sharing

Strength Workouts:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1miSY98WjoskivDRtM3R6l9JZzv0h1MNu9EVTgPZPxAE/edit?usp=sharing

May 2nd Recruiting Scrimmage

The men’s and women’s water polo teams will be conducting scrimmages on Wednesday, May 2nd from 5-7 at the Middlebury Natatorium. All people interested are welcome to show up, meet players and coaches and learn how to play.

While you’re here, we encourage you to fill out “Contact Us” form on the Recruiting page. If there are any questions about the team, please email feel free to send us an email.

Adam Fisher — Team Captain ’18-’19: ajfisher@middlebury.edu

Aidan Strayer — Team Captain ’18-’19: astrayer@middlebury.edu

Robert Bernhardt — Webmaster & Recruiting Chair: rbernhardt@middlebury.edu

2018 Women’s Season

The Men’s Water Polo team traditionally trains with the women’s team during the Spring. These practices are extremely optional, however, it is a great way for current members to improve their skills, and new members to learn the game (ed. note: I first began playing in Spring 2016). For that reason, new members are highly encouraged to show up. No prior experience whatsoever is necessary.

Typically, practices go from 5-7 PM at the Natatorium in the Athletics Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The full schedule can be found  here. 

Water Polo Workshop

The J-Term water polo workshop is being held on Monday and Wednesday from 7-8 PM at the Natatorium. Feel free to attend, meet Coach Goodwin and learn a little about the game, even if you aren’t registered.

2017 National Championships

Middlebury College Hosted the 2017 CWPA Division III National Championships, finishing in 6th place overall.

Results:

Game 3: Hamilton vs. Middlebury College — L, 9-6

Game 2: Augustana vs. Middlebury College — W, 22-3

Recap: https://collegiatewaterpolo.org/middlebury-college-defends-pool-turning-back-augustana-college-22-3-reach-2017-mens-division-iii-collegiate-club-championship-fifth-place-game/

Game 1: Wash. U vs. Middlebury College — L, 27-4