CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 9 Harvard men's water polo team will head to the NWPC championship as the No. 1 seed after its sixth consecutive season of 20 or more wins. The NWPC Championship will take place at MIT's Al '51 & Barrie Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center. The 27-0 (10-0 NWPC) Crimson earned a bye into the semifinal round and will face the winner of the MIT/St. Francis (N.Y.) matchup on Nov. 23 at 3 p.m.
Following the semifinal match, Harvard will play on Sunday, Nov. 24 in either the 3rd place match at 10:30 a.m. or the championship match at 12:30 p.m. The winner of the NWPC Championship will get an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
What to Know
- If the Crimson win the NWPC Championship they will be the first No. 1 seed in history to do so.
- Head coach Ted Minnis is two wins away from his 200th career victory with the men's water polo program.
- First-year Kaleb Archer and sophomore Noah Hodge earned the final weekly awards of the season, being named the NWPC Rookie and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively.
If the Crimson wins the NWPC Championship, the team will get an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. The tournament will take place in Stockton, California from Dec. 5-8.