The men’s swim team opens its 2002-03 campaign today at 5 p.m. when it will face two of its Ivy League foes, Penn and Princeton, in New Jersey. The Red is hoping to avenge its losses at the hands of both of these squads last year.
The Red will look to senior co-captains Bill Dillon and Danny Royce to take control of the match in the butterfly, individual medley, and breaststroke. The rest of the senior swimmers include Julian King who is competing in freestyle and butterfly, Charles Ernst in freestyle, and Jeremy Sample in the free and backstroke. The diving core will also be called upon to sway the momentum in both matches. Leading the way for the divers will be senior Tim Lenz, sophomores Anthony Schultz and Andrew Wolf, and freshmen Joe Schuster and Joe Weiss.
The men will compete once more on Tuesday against Binghamton, before a long layover until they start up once again in January.
The women’s team will also go down to Princeton this weekend to face the Tigers and Quakers. The Red is coming off a split last weekend in Boston, where it managed a tough win against Dartmouth, but lost to an impressive Harvard squad. The Red will look to freshman Marissa Sweetser in the breast and Holly Chance, who had a breakout debut last weekend winning the 100-yard freestyle and fly events. Freshman Kristen Rayhack and sophomore Kara Neal will be looked upon to gain some points for the Red as well. Both divers finished third in their respective events, Rayhack in the one meter, Neal in the three meter.
The women will also face Binghamton on Tuesday before they take a short break in competition. They are scheduled to compete in the Bucknell Invitational Dec. 7th and 8th.
Archived article by Chris Mascaro