LUC has dominated French water polo over the last decade, and they are aiming to secure their tenth national title this 2023-2024 season – perhaps the most significant season in recent history for French water polo.
So far, they have announced the signing four new players. At the top of the list is French international Ema Vernoux, who joins from Nice. The three foreigners brought in to replace the departing Maddie O'Reilly (USA), Gesa Deike (Germany), and Nikki Meijer (Netherlands) are British international Annie Clapperton (joining from Larisa), along with Aylin Fry (Germany) and Anna Rousaki (Greece).
New Zealand International Morgan McDowall is soon on her way to Lille after an excellent spell with Hawaii Wahine, while Ema Vernoux's younger sister, Lily, and Lana Di Fraja arrive from the NSEP.
Lille's defense of their French title begins on September 30th against INSEP. A week before that, the reigning French League and Cup champions will travel to Rome for the first round of their Champions League qualification. In this endeavor, they will be considered outsiders, looking to progress past Dunaujvaros (Hungary), SIS Roma (Italy), Sant Andreu (Spain), and Grand Nancy (France).