Monmouth College (Ill.) Drops Men’s and Women’s Water Polo
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
Jan. 21, 2021—
Monmouth College (Ill.) announced Tuesday that it will discontinue its men’s and women’s water polo programs at the end of the 2020-21 season. Both programs were started in the last decade, with the men in 2012 and women in 2013. In a university statement , athletic director Roger Haynes cited, “a decrease over the last several years of the number of Midwest high school students who participate in the sport was a major factor in deciding to end the sport on the varsity level.” That drop has trended with a reduction in college programs in the Midwest, particularly at Division III. The ...