Collegiate Water Polo Association to Stream 2013 National Collegiate Club Championship at University of California-San Diego this Weekend

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) will stream live all 30-games of the 2013 National Collegiate Club Championship on Friday-Sunday, November 8-10, at the University of California-San Diego in La Jolla, Calif.

Fans can access the games through the CWPA Multimedia page or by clicking on the streaming link on the National Collegiate Club Championship page. 

The Collegiate Water Polo Association, in partnership with Stretch Internet, is offering the streaming to the league's fans at a cost of $10 per game or $25 for a weekend pass that allows viewers to watch every game from the comfort of their home or office.  In addition, each game will be archived so that fans can catch up on the action if they miss a game.

Unlike past seasons and collegiate events broadcast by other conferences and institutions, the Collegiate Water Polo Association continues to innovate in the field. The first water polo conference to provide live-streaming coverage of its championships, the CWPA has been recognized as the leader in live-streaming event coverage of water polo over the past several seasons.

The 2013 men's championship season of the Division III Collegiate Club, National Collegiate Club and varsity CWPA Championship brings a continuing dedication to innovation and excellence as the league's broadcasts feature a three-camera shoot under the direction of CWPA Director of Multimedia Alex Lourido and Assistant Director of Multimedia Scott Hartkorn.

Additional information on the league's streaming program is available on the CWPA Multimedia site located by CLICKING HERE.

In addition to the championship coverage via the Internet, the Collegiate Water Polo Association offers DVD copies of every game at the championship on site for fan purchase.  Fans attending the championship can find out more information about the DVD packages offered by the league at the concessions table during the championship.

About the 2013 National Collegiate Club Championship:

Featuring representatives from 15 of the league's divisions (Atlantic, Big Ten, Florida, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Mid-Atlantic, Missouri Valley, New England, New York, Northwest, Pacific Coast, Rocky Mountain, Sierra Pacific, Southeast, Texas), along with the host Tritons of UC-San Diego, the tournament features 30-games over three days to decide which collegiate club program is the best in the nation.

Seeds for the championship are based on the results of the 2012 National Collegiate Club Championship at the Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis, Ore.  Due to the University of Southern California, which advanced to last year's championship field due to Atlantic Division Champion the University of North Carolina electing to not compete, claiming the 2013 National title, the Pacific Coast Division receives the No. 1 seed.  The Sierra Pacific, Texas and Rocky Mountain Divisions will play out of the No. 2-to-4 positions after the University of California, University of Texas and University of Utah placed in order behind the Trojans last year.

As 2012 Pacific Coast Division Champion the University of California-Los Angeles placed fifth a year ago, the divisions which placed No. 6-to-12 in Corvallis all move up one place to take over at No. 5-to-11.

In 2012, the New England, Missouri Valley, Florida, Big Ten, Northwest and Mid-Atlantic Divisions will hold the No. 5-to-10 slots, while the Great Lakes Division will compete out of the No. 11 spot.

The No. 12 and 13 spots were determined between Great Plains Division, which tied for 13th a year ago, and the New York Division, which tied for 15th, were selected by league commissioner Dan Sharadin via random draw.

Due to the Atlantic Division not competing in the 2012 tournament, the division championship receives the lowest seed not designated for the host institution (No. 15), while either the host Tritons or the runner-up from the Pacific Coast Division if UC-San Diego wins the Pacific Coast Division Championship will hold the No. 16 spot.

The championship marks the first time the men's National Collegiate Club Championship will be decided in the Golden State since California Polytechnic State University hosted and won the 2002 championship at home in San Luis Obispo against fellow Pacific Coast Division program the University of Southern California. Cal Poly's title marked the only time the men's National Collegiate Club Championship was in California and is just one of three times either the men's or women's club championship was in California as Cal Poly (2004 - San Luis Obispo, Calif.) and the University of California-Davis (2009 - Davis, Calif.) both hosted the women's championship.

UC-San Diego joins Cal Poly as the only Pacific Coast Division institutions, in either men's or women's play, to host the National Collegiate Club Championship. Further, the Tritons claimed the program's first berth in the championship field as the host institution as UC-San Diego has never claimed the Pacific Coast Division crown and/or an automatic berth to the National Collegiate Club Championship in previous years.

In the history of the championship, Northwestern University (1993), the United States Military Academy (1994), the University of Dayton (1995), the University of Michigan (1996, 1998, 2003), Dartmouth College (1997), Cal Poly (1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007), Michigan State University (2000, 2006, 2008), Grand Valley State University (2005), the University of California-Los Angeles (2009, 2010) and USC (2011, 2012) have claimed titles.

The championship returns to arguably the most successful division in the history of men's National Collegiate Club competition as USC (2012, 2011) and the UCLA (2010, 2009) have combined for the past four National Championships, with Cal Poly (2007, 2004, 2002, 2001, 1999) tacking on five more titles as the Pacific Coast Division has claimed of nine-of-20 championship tournaments since 1993.  In the modern area of 1999-to-present, the Trojans, Bruins and Mustangs have combined for 12-of-28 potential championship game berths with Cal Poly (2008, 2003) and USC (2002) finishing as runner-ups during the stretch.

In terms of a facility, the championship will be held at the Canyonview Aquatic Center, located on the eastern end of campus, between Eleanor Roosevelt College and Warren College. The Canyonview Aquatics Center features two outdoor, Olympic-Size Pools. Completed on February 8, 2006, the 25X50 Olympic size pool is seven feet deep throughout and holds 680,000 gallons of water. Bleacher seating exists for 1,000, marking one of the largest outdoor facilities to ever host the men's National Collegiate Club Championship.

University of California, La Jolla, Calif.
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Seeds are based on order of finish at the 2012 National Collegiate Club Championship

1st Position - Pacific Coast Division -
University of California-Los Angeles
  9th Position - Northwest Division -
University of Oregon
2nd Position - Sierra Pacific Division -
University of California
  10th Position - Mid-Atlantic Division -
University of Pennsylvania
3rd Position - Texas Division -
University of Texas

11th Position - Great Lakes Division -
The Ohio State University
4th Position - Rocky Mountain Division -
Arizona State University

12th Position - Great Plains Division -
Illinois State University
5th Position- New England Division -
Dartmouth College

13th Position -  New York Division -
Cornell University
6th Position - Missouri Valley Division -
Lindenwood University

14th Position - Southeast Division -
University of Georgia
7th Position - Florida Division -
University of Miami
  15th Position - Atlantic Division -
University of Maryland
8th Position - Big Ten Division -
Indiana University

16th Position - Host/Pacific Coast Division Runner-Up-
University of California-San Diego





 
Friday, November 8, 2013

Game No.  
9:00  16th Position - Host -
University of California-San Diego
vs. 1st Position - Pacific Coast Division -
University of California-Los Angeles
1
10:10 2nd Position - Sierra Pacific Division -
University of California
vs. 15th Position - Atlantic Division -
University of Maryland
2  
11:20

3rd Position - Texas Division -
University of Texas

vs. 14th Position - Southeast Division -
University of Georgia
3  
12:30 4th Position - Rocky Mountain Division -
Arizona State University
vs. 13th Position - New York Division -
Cornell University
4  
1:40 5th Position - New England Division -
Dartmouth College
vs. 12th Position - Great Plains Division -
Illinois State University
5  
2:50 6th Position - Missouri Valley Division -
Lindenwood University
vs. 11th Position - Great Lakes Division -
Ohio State University
6  
4:00 7th Position - Florida Division -
University of Miami
vs. 10th Position - Mid-Atlantic Division -
University of Pennsylvania
7  
5:10 8th Position - Big Ten Division -
Indiana University
vs. 9th Position - Northwest Division -
University of Oregon
8
6:20 Loser Game 5
vs. Loser Game 4
9
7:30 Loser Game 6
vs. Loser Game 3
10
8:40 Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 2
11  
9:50 Loser Game 1
vs. Loser Game 8 12  
 



 
Saturday, November 9, 2013


 
9:00 Winner Game 1
vs. Winner Game 8
13
10:10 Winner Game 4
vs. Winner Game 5
14  
11:20 Winner Game 2
vs. Winner Game 7
15
12:30 Winner Game 3
vs. Winner Game 6
16
1:40 Winner Game 12
vs. Winner Game 9
17  
2:50 Winner Game 11
vs. Winner Game 10
18  
4:00 Loser Game 14
vs. Loser Game 13
19  
5:10 Loser Game 16
vs. Loser Game 15
20  
6:20 Winner Game 13
vs. Winner Game 14
21  
7:30 Winner Game 15
vs. Winner Game 16
22  
8:40 Loser Game 9
vs. Loser Game 12
23  
9:50 Loser Game 10
vs. Loser Game 11
24  





 
Sunday, November 10, 2013


 
9:00 Loser Game 20
vs. Loser Game 19
Seventh Place
10:15 Winner Game 19
vs. Winner Game 20
Fifth Place  
11:30 Loser Game 22
vs. Loser Game 21
Third Place  
12:45 Winner Game 21
vs. Winner Game 22
First Place
2:15 Winner Game 17
vs. Winner Game 18
Ninth Place
3:30
Loser Game 18
vs.
Loser Game 17
11th Place





 
The tournament is not seeded by ability, since there is no equitable means to determine the respective strength of the teams. Too few teams play outside of their division schedules to be able to create an accurate seeding. Match-ups are therefore based upon the 2012 National Collegiate Club Championship results by division. The Host region receives two automatic bids, one of which is assumed by the division champion and the other by the host site or division runner-up (the 16th position). This ensures the tournament host is always a participant. Due to the Atlantic Division Champion electing not to compete in 2012, the division receives the lowest seed in the field allocated for division champions (No. 15).
 
Teams listed first wear dark caps and are home on the scoreboard. Host team always wears dark caps and is listed first on the scoreboard regardless of seed.

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