SALEM, West Virginia – In preparation for their upcoming season opener against California Institute of Technology in Washington, Pennsylvania this weekend, the Salem men’s water polo program has some exciting goals for the upcoming season. The Tigers return a strong squad, and it is clear that their opponents this season recognize that. This is evidenced by their inclusion in the Western Water Polo Association preseason coaches’ poll in second place overall, just a few points behind Biola in the number one position.
Salem ranks the highest of the 4 east coast programs within the WWPA, and will be looking to compete for the conference title in the Tigers’ first season in the conference.
The Tigers have some key returners that should continue to play big roles this season such as offensive mainstays Ivan Zivojinovic, Nikola Krstonosic, and Marko Zivojinovic. On the defensive side, Portuguese tandem Duarte Costa and Goncalo Silva bring some experience between the pipes for the Tigers in goal.
As previously mentioned, Salem opens up the Men’s water polo season in Washington, Pennsylvania where they will take on CalTech, host Washington and Jefferson, Penn State Behrend, and Ohio State’s club program on September 2nd and 3rd. They return home to Mylan Park in Morgantown for the first time in the fall campaign on September 9th when Johns Hopkins comes to town ahead of a rematch with the Presidents of Washington and Jefferson.