After nearly two years without a Cal Maritime home event, Keelhauler teams return to action with four programs competing on campus during Keelhauler Family Orientation weekend and the days just prior. Men's and women's soccer host their first home matches Thursday and Saturday at Bodnar Field, while the men's water polo team hosts its Keelhauler Classic on Saturday and Sunday. Men's rugby gets the season started on Saturday evening at Bodnar. Learn more about each program below.
Thursday's 5 p.m. season opener will mark the first time Cal Maritime competes in an official contest since November 19, 2019 — a 687-day hiatus that will end against Mills College. The Keelhaulers' three-game homestand continues on Saturday when they face Marymount California at 1:30 p.m.
The Mike Carvalho era will begin on Thursday when Cal Maritime hosts Providence Christian in its season opener at Bodnar Field. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. The opening weekend of home action will conclude Saturday morning when the Keelhaulers square off against Marymount California at 11 a.m.
For the first time in program history, Cal Maritime's 15s squad will compete under a traditional schedule with league games taking place throughout the fall, as is the case with a majority of college teams across the country. The 2021 slate will commence on Saturday at Bodnar Field with a contest against Berkeley Men's RFC at 4:30 p.m.
Men's Water Polo
The 2021 season will start at home with four games slated throughout the weekend during the Keelhauler Classic — a tournament that will take place on Saturday and Sunday at the PEAC's main pool. Following a 9 a.m. match vs. Cal and a 1:20 p.m. battle against UC Merced on Saturday, Cal Maritime's schedule will continue the following day when the Keelhaulers face UC Santa Cruz (1:20 p.m.) and Chico State (4:50 p.m.)
ABOUT CAL MARITIME
Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located in Vallejo, California, the campus serves nearly 1,000 students and offers undergraduate degrees preparing students for careers in engineering, transportation, international relations, business, and global logistics. The new oceanography degree program launched in the fall of 2020. Cal Maritime also offers a master’s degree in Transportation and Engineering Management, as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.