No. 16 Women’s Water Polo Gears Up for CWPA Conference Tournament

Photo by: Gil Talbot
Photo by: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- In its quest for the first conference championship in program history, the No. 16 Harvard women's water polo team enters the CWPA tournament as the fourth seed, to battle fifth-seeded Brown University during the opening round on Friday, April 26 at 4 p.m. During the 2019 season, the Crimson posted a 20-6 overall mark and went 3-3 in conference play. All postseason games will be streamed by the CWPA on stretch internet.

The winner of the contest will advance for a battle against top-seeded No. 6 Michigan, while the loser will be fighting for a chance at third-place against either St. Francis or Princeton. Tournament play concludes on Sunday, April 28 with the crowning of the champions following the 12 p.m. matchup. 

How to Follow
When: April 26-28
Where: Katherine Moran Aquatics Center, Brown University
Broadcast: via CWPA
Twitter: HarvardH2OPolo
Tournament Central 

What to Know

  • Senior Kristen Hong leads the offensive attack for the Crimson with 64 goals and 34 assists on the season followed closely by first-year Grace Thawley with 42 goals.
  • Thawley, additionally, has recorded a team-high 44 designated kick outs.
  • Earlier in the season, Harvard captured a 7-6 victory over the Bears during the Harvard Invite on March 1.
  • For the fifth time in the past 20 years, Harvard has tabbed 20 or more wins in a season.

On Tap
Pending the outcome of this weekend's tournament, the Crimson may earn a spot in the 2019 NCAA tournament with time and location to be determined.