PL Championship Central
WASHINGTON — The American men's and women's swimming and diving teams will head to Bucknell University to compete at the 2017 Patriot League Swimming and Diving Championships.
The championship is hosted by Bucknell at the Kinney Natatorium.
American University will be attempting to improve on its eighth-place finish for the women and tenth-place finish for the men from last year's championships.
The entire 2017 Patriot League Swimming and Diving Championships can be viewed for free on Patriot League Network, while fans can also follow Live Results.
Navy will look to add its sixth straight sweep at the 2017 Patriot League Men and Women's Swimming & Diving championships, as both the men and the women were the favorites in the preseason poll. Voting was conducted by the League's head coaches and sports information directors, who ranked the teams, excluding their own. The women collected the maximum 162 points and 18 first-place votes for the top spot, while the men totaled 16 first-place votes and 160 points.
In the men's poll, Army West Point is predicted to finish as the runner-up and earned 146 points along with the remaining four first-place votes. Bucknell totaled 125 points for third place ahead of Boston University (116 points), and Lehigh rounded out the top five with 103 points.
Loyola Maryland took sixth place and totaled 82 points, followed by Colgate (seventh – 61 points), Lafayette (eighth – 45 points), American (ninth – 44 points), and Holy Cross (10th – 18 points).
For the women, Army West Point was tabbed to finish second with a total of 135 points and ahead of Bucknell (128) and Boston University (124) – with each receiving a first-place vote. Lehigh collected 99 points and was followed by Colgate (sixth – 83 points), Loyola Maryland (seventh – 68 points), American (eighth – 43 points), Lafayette (ninth – 38 points), Holy Cross (10th – 22 points).