New Water Polo League Set for Debut

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif, February 22, 2002. THE wait is over.

USA Water Polo will debut its new-look Premier League this weekend with a pair of tournaments a nation apart. The tournaments will be the first two of six semifinal rounds to be played between February 23 and April 14. A league final will be played the weekend of April 19-21, with seeding based on finishes in the six semis.

This weekend, four teams will take to the water at the USA Water Polo National Aquatics Center on the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, Calif., while eight teams will cap up at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

Los Alamitos Tournament (All Times Pacific)
Saturday, February 23, 2002
11:00 a.m. Pool Open
12:00 p.m. USA National Team Coastal California vs. Newport
Water Polo Foundation
1:00 p.m. Long Beach Shore vs. USA National Team Southern
California
4:00 p.m. USA National Team Coastal California vs. USA
National Team Southern California
5:00 p.m. Long Beach Shore vs. Newport Water Polo Foundation

Sunday, February 24, 2002
11:00 a.m. Pool Open
12:00 p.m. USA National Team Coastal California vs. Long
Beach Shore
1:00 p.m. USA National Team Southern California vs. Newport
Water Polo Foundation

Annapolis Tournament (All Times Eastern)
Saturday, February 23, 2002
10:00 a.m. New York Athletic Club B vs. USA National Team
Northeast
11:15 a.m. New York Athletic Club A vs. USA National Team
Pacific
12:30 p.m. USA National Team Northeast vs. Olympic Club
1:45 p.m. Toronto Phantoms vs. Navy
3:00 p.m. New York Athletic Club A vs. USA National Team
Northeast
4:00 p.m. Olympic Club vs. USA National Team Pacific
5:00 p.m. New York Athletic Club A/B vs. Toronto Phantoms
6:00 p.m. Navy vs. Northeast Zone Youth/Junior

Sunday, February 24, 2002
9:00 a.m. Toronto Phantoms vs. Northeast Zone Youth/Junior
10:00 a.m. USA National Team Northeast vs. USA National Team
Pacific
11:00 a.m. New York Athletic Club A vs. Olympic Club
12:15 p.m. Toronto Phantoms vs. Northeast Zone

Coming Soon…
Tournament 3 March 9-10, 2002 Long Beach Shore
El Dorado High School, Placentia, CA

Tournament 4 March 9-10, 2002 Newport Water Polo UC Irvine, Irvine, CA

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