WORCESTER, Mass. – The Assumption College women's swimming and diving team has announced its schedule for the 2016-17 season, which includes five home meets and opens at home with the annual Blue vs. Pink alumni meet at the Plourde Swimming Pool on September 22nd at 5:30 p.m.
The Hounds kickoff competition at Holy Cross for the Pentathlon meet on September 29th at 5:30 p.m., followed by a home meet against Franklin Pierce in their first year of fielding a swim team on Ocotober 7th at 1 p.m. Catch the team at Boston College on the 13th and 14th of October as they compete against a number of DI schools at The Catholic Invitational. The team travels to Syracuse N.Y. on Saturday 21st to compete against LeMoyne and Merrimack before concluding the month with the Worcester City Championship on the 28th at Clark University.
"I am looking forward to coaching the team for the 2017 season," said head swim coach Stuart Cromarty. "We have a strong incoming class, a great group returning, and the leadership of a senior class that has been a part of some great teams in the past three years with two championship trophies and a second place at NE10's. That experience will be invaluable! Once again we have a tough schedule with both dual meets at home and away as well as various invitationals. We will be facing eight division 1 programs including Boston College, Providence College, University of Maine, Bryant University, Sacred Heart, Holy Cross, Niagara and Siena with another 21 colleges in division 2 and 3 including nationally ranked LIU Post. Expectations for the team are always high and this year it will be no different. We plan to work hard, have fun, enjoy the process and follow our team motto of "Effort In, Equals Success Out."
On November 11th the team swims Sacred Heart University at home at 4:30pm before they head to Rhode Island on the 17th and 18th for the URI Invitational.
Catch the Hounds as they compete at the WPI Gompei Invitational against 12 teams from the 1st - 3rd of December.
From the 2nd - 10th of January the Hounds will be in Barbados for their Winter Training trip preparing for their meet against No.22 nationally ranked LIU Post, which is away on the 20th, before hosting the the NE10 Championships at WPI from February 8th-11th.