Men’s Swimming Tabbed Seventh; Women Picked 10th in MAAC Preseason Polls

Men’s Swimming Tabbed Seventh; Women Picked 10th in MAAC Preseason Polls

EDISON, NJ – The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) announced the 2017-18 Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving preseason coaches' poll on Thursday afternoon. The Saint Peter's men's swimming team was selected seventh in the poll, receiving 31 votes. The women's swimming team was picked 10th in the poll, with 10 votes.

 

The Saint Peter's men's and women's swimming teams open the 2017-18 season on Saturday, October 14, with a tri-meet at NJIT featuring the Peacocks, Mount Saint Mary's, and NJIT. The Peacocks will compete again the following Saturday, on October 21, in a tri-meet at Pace University along with MAAC member Manhattan College.

 

On November 3rd and 4th, just the men's team will head to NJIT for meetings against host NJIT and Bryant. The women's team return to the pool on November 18, for a meet against Stony Brook.

 

Both Saint Peter's programs travel to Baltimore, Maryland from December 1-2, for the H2ounds Invitational at Loyola Maryland. The tournament features a five-team field that includes MAAC foes Iona and Marist along with host Loyola and Mount Saint Mary's.

 

The two squads go on winter break for a full month before heading to MAAC opponent, Fairfield on January 5. The swimming teams return home on January 16, when they play host to Lafayette College. On January 20, the Peacocks play in their final road tri-meet of the season at hOURglass Rival Monmouth. The tri-meet will include LIU Brooklyn's women's team in addition to both Monmouth's men and women.

 

The Peacocks close out 2017-18 with back-to-back home meets. First, on January 21, the Peacocks host St. Francis College during the annual Alumni and Senior Meets. Then, on January 27, the Peacocks close out the regular season with a women's only meet against Siena.

The Peacocks conclude the season at the 2018 MAAC Swimming and Diving Championships. The tournament will be held at the Burt Flickinger Center at Erie County Community College (ECC) in Buffalo, NY for the eighth consecutive year. The championship will be co-hosted by Canisius College and Niagara University and takes place February 14-17, 2018.

To follow men's and women's swimming action all season long, visit saintpeterspeacocks.com and follow the action on all social media sites using the handle @SPUAthletics.

 

Men's Swimming & Diving Preseason Coaches' Poll

1.

 Rider (9)

99

2.

 Marist

88

3.

 Bryant (1)

81

4.

 Iona

66

5.

 Canisius

65

6.

 Niagara

44

7.

 Saint Peter's

31

8.

 Fairfield

29

9.

 Manhattan

24

10.

 Monmouth

23

 

Women's Swimming & Diving Preseason Coaches' Poll

1.

 Marist (10)

100

2.

 Rider

86

3.

 Canisius

75

4.

 Iona

71

5.

 Fairfield

57

6.

 Niagara

53

7.

 Siena

48

8.

 Manhattan

27

9.

 Monmouth

23

10.

 Saint Peter's

10

 

About the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference:

With 11 institutions strongly bound by the sound principles of quality and integrity in academics and excellence in athletics, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) is in its 37th year of competition during the 2017-18 academic year. Current Conference members include: Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona College, Manhattan College, Marist College, Monmouth University, Niagara University, Quinnipiac University, Rider University, Saint Peter's University, and Siena College.