Long Beach, Calif. - LONG BEACH, Calif. ¬ – In advance of the 2017 water polo season, the Golden Coast Conference released its annual coaches’ preseason poll on Friday. The Beach was picked to finish second in the upcoming season, receiving two first place votes.
Long Beach State finished with 21 points, only one point behind front-runner Pacific that received three first place votes. The rest of the poll had UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, Pepperdine and San Jose State rounding out the standings.
The team will once again get its season started when it travels to San Diego for the Triton Invitational. Play begins early Saturday morning when Long Beach State faces Air Force at 9:20 a.m.
2017 Golden Coast Conference Coaches Preseason Poll
1. Pacific (3) – 22
2. Long Beach State (2) – 21
3. UC Irvine (1) - 18
T4. UC Santa Barbara – 12
T4. Pepperdine - 12
6. San Jose State - 5
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