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2018 Season

Practice Schedule

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY     9:30 PM - 11:30 PM
SUNDAY     5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Game Schedule


Sep. 22 - 23
at West Point

09/22 @ 1:30pm vs. University of Buffalo
09/22 @ 3:30pm vs. Binghamton University
09/22 @ 5:30pm vs. Cornell University
09/23 @ 2:30pm vs. Hamilton College


Oct. 13 - 14
at West Point

10/13 @ 1:55pm vs. RPI
10/13 @ 4:05pm vs. Army
10/14 @ 12:50pm vs. Merchant Marines
10/14 @ 3:00pm vs. NYU


State Championship
Oct. 20 - 21
at Hamilton College

10/20 @ 1:00pm vs. Binghampton
10/20 @ 6:00pm vs. Cornell
10/21 @ 1:00pm vs. NYU


Oct. 28th
Home Game at Uris Pool

10/28 @ 5:00pm vs. University of Pennsylvania

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2018 Season

Opening the Season

Sep. 22 - 23 at West Point

Mid-Season Struggle

Oct. 13 - 14 at West Point

State Championship

Oct. 20 - 21 at Hamilton College

The Home Game

Oct. 28th at Columbia


"Terrible Process, Great Results"

  • 1898 - 1899

    The Beginnings

    Excerpt from Columbia Spectator published in 1898:
    "MR. HOLROYD, the swimming director, has offered to coach a Columbia team to compete in the water polo tournament for colleges at the coming Sportsmen's Show. It is necessary, however, that more men should turn out for the team at once if a success is to be made, as the show will be held in two months' time. The increased interest in swimming contests at all the colleges shows that water polo is soon to become one of the most popular gymnasium sports. With our facilities at Columbia there is every reason that we should take a prominent place in this branch of athletics."

  • 2005

    Record: 6-6

    7th NY Division

  • 2006

    Record: 9-2

    1st NY Division / 15th Nationals
    A 6-5 victory over Army earned the team a trip to the national championships, where they finished 15th in the country after losses to Texas, Virginia Tech, and Notre Dame.

  • 2007

    Record: 8-3

    3rd NY Division
    Captains: Joe Matuk / Billy Martin

    With much of the 2006 division championship team graduating, a group of undergraduate students began to form a new core, ultimately falling in the division semifinals to eventual champion NYU.

  • 2008

    Record: 9-5

    1st NY Division / 13th Nationals
    Captains: Joe Matuk / Alexi Shaw

    After an up and down regular season the team entered the division championships as the 4th seed. After a close victory over Syracuse, the team upset NYU in the semifinals and Army in the finals to return to Nationals. After defeats by Michigan State and Dartmouth in the first two games, the team won its final game 7-5 in OT vs. Georgia Tech for a 13th place finish.

  • 2009

    Record: 13-2

    1st NY Division / 11th Nationals
    Captain: Chris Vola / Musa Kurdi

    The team cruised through the regular season undefeated, including a last-second win over Army at a home tournament. At Nationals, the club lost their first game 15-13 to eventual national runner-up FIU, but rebounded by beating UIC 5-3 that evening. After a 6-5 loss to Yale, the team finished the season on a high note with a victory over Virginia Tech.

  • 2010

    Record: 13-3

    1st NY Division / 3rd Ivies / 13th Nationals
    Captains: Will Reid / Akhil Mehta

    Another undefeated regular season and third consecutive NY division championship led to a trip to Utah for nationals. After close losses to national runner up University of Texas and Grand Valley State, the team sent the graduating players out with a resounding 15-9 win against Illinois State.

  • 2011

    Record: 15-2

    1st NY Division / 1st Ivies / 4th Nationals
    Captains: Abiel Garcia / Austen Oliver

    The most successful season in recent history involved an undefeated club regular season with wins against Cornell in the NY Division championship and Yale in the Ivy League Club Championship, where they also played competitive games against Varsity teams Princeton and Harvard. At Nationals, the team entered as the #14 seed, and took down #3 seed Michigan 11-8 in the first round and #11 seed UIC 16-11 in the quarterfinals to set up a rematch with Yale in the semifinals. A closely-matched game with several lead changes ended with Yale prevailing 10-9 in OT, and the next day the team finished their season with a hard-fought 8-7 loss to Florida to finish 4th in the country.

  • 2012

    Record: 12-2

    2nd NY Division / 2nd Ivies
    Captain: Kai Golden

    After an undefeated regular season, the team’s bid for a fifth consecutive NY division championship was quelled with a loss in Cornell to the finals, and a repeat Ivy club championship bid ended with an overtime final loss to Dartmouth

  • 2013

    Record: 9-4

    2nd NY Division / 3rd Ivies
    Captains: Jhon Echeverri / Caleb Greig

    Following a 6-2 divisional regular season, the team avenged its loss to Cornell with a defeat for third place in the Ivy Championship, and then defeated Army in the divisional semifinals to set up a third match against Cornell for a trip to Nationals, but ultimately fell short in a 9-6 loss.

  • 2014

    Record: 7-6

    4th NY Division / 3rd Ivies
    Captain: Michael Chang-Frieden

    In a rebuilding year after several graduations, the team incorporated several new players who would spend the season setting the foundation for successes to come. The highlight of the season was a win over a then top-20 ranked Penn team to clinch 3rd place at the Ivy Championships.

  • 2015

    Record: 11-3

    1st NY Division / 2nd Ivies / 13th Nationals
    Captains: Brian Trippe / Jop Weterings

    An undefeated regular season culminated in a championship match against Cornell. After Cornell took a 3 goal lead in the middle of the quarter, Columbia closed the game on a 6-2 run, with a goal on the first possession of overtime propelling the club to their first championship since 2011. At Nationals, a short-benched team dropped a close game to Florida State before beating Georgia to secure 13th place.

  • 2016

    Record: 8-3

    3rd NY Division
    Captains: Casidhe McClone / Asher Zlotnik

    Despite the loss of several key players following the 2015 championship, the team incorporated several strong new players and rebounded with a 6-2 regular season. At the divisional championships, the team fell 6-3 in a defensive battle against Cornell but rebounded to beat NYU for third place.

  • 2017

    Record: 11-2

    3rd NY Division / 1st Ivy Club
    Captains: Casidhe McClone / Asher Zlotnik

    The team recorded a 7-1 regular season, with the only blemish a loss to Army, but lost to familiar nemesis Cornell in the divisional semi-finals. The team came back strong the following week to cruise past Yale and then win a 14-13 barnburner against Dartmouth to clinch the second Ivy League club championship in the team’s history.

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