BRIDGEPORT, Pa. (July 20) — Dan Sharadin, Commissioner of the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA), Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) and Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC), announced the decision to not offer Fall 2020 competition in both the MAWPC and the NWPC.
"The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) has not made a statement yet regarding the championship, but it seems unlikely they can proceed with so many institutions unable to compete this fall."
The MAWPC and NWPC have proposed a January through March season for men in the event the NCAA eliminates or elects not to hold fall championship play with women's competition spanning March through May.
"With 17 of our coaches handling both men and women and three different women's conference schedules to navigate, it would be impossible to create a schedule free from conflicts if the seasons took place at the same time."
"Regardless of what direction the NCAA takes and provided schools are permitted to compete safely, we will offer competition to the leagues' membership this winter."