2015 Patriot League Women’s and Men’s Championship Fan Guide: Can Anyone Dethrone Navy?

2015 Patriot League Swimming & Diving Championships

  • Dates: Wednesday, February 18 – Saturday, February 21, 2015; prelims 11am, finals 6pm
  • Location: Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium, Lewisburg, PA (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champions: W – Navy, M – Navy (results)
  • Live Results: Available
  • Live Video: Available
  • Championship Central

The Naval Academy has become the dominant force in the Patriot League, and we don’t see that ending anytime soon. The men have won the last 11 championships in a row, while the women have claimed victory in four of the last five.

The 2014 Patriot League Championship was an exciting meet, once you take Navy out of the equation. On the women’s side, Bucknell (2nd), BU (3rd) and Army (4th) were all vying for that next spot, while the rest of the conference (Lehigh, Colgate, Loyola (MD), American, Lafayette, and Holy Cross) filled out the standings. The men’s meet was more spread out: after Navy, Army was the clear second-place finisher; BU and Bucknell battled for third. Lehigh led the next group, and was followed by American, Lafayette, Loyola (MD), Colgate, and Holy Cross.

Not too much will change in 2015. Navy just has too much depth to reckon with, and on the men’s side at least, too many top-eight swimmers in events like the 200 free and 500 free, to let anyone else into the game.

4-Day Schedule

  • Wednesday:
    200 Medley Relay
    3-Meter Diving (M only)
    800 Freestyle Relay
  • Thursday:
    500 Freestyle
    200 Individual Medley
    50 Freestyle
    1-Meter Diving (W only)
    200 Freestyle Relay
  • Friday:
    400 Individual Medley
    100 Butterfly
    200 Freestyle
    100 Breaststroke
    100 Backstroke
    1-Meter Diving (M only)
    400 Medley Relay
  • Saturday:
    1650 Freestyle
    200 Backstroke
    100 Freestyle
    200 Breaststroke
    200 Butterfly
    3-Meter Diving (W only)
    400 Freestyle Relay

Stars

American

Women – Melissa Parker (senior, diving), Caylee Watson (sophomore, fly/back), Paris Wood (junior, back), Fiona Caulfield (freshman, diving), Julianna Cavano (sophomore, fly/back). Men – Kilian Korth (sophomore, back), Harrison Volaski (senior, back), Kegan Gerard (junior, diving), Owen Dougherty (freshman, IM/breast), Charlie Taffet (senior, breast).

Army

Women – Molly Mucciarone (junior, free/fly), Sabrina Mortell (freshman, distance), Collin Kessenger (freshman, breast/IM), Bridget Ritter (sophomore, free), Kelly Hamilton (sophomore, back), Haileigh Phillips (senior, free), Maggie Churchill (diving). Men – Josh Arnezis (diving), Colin Kanzari (junior, breast), Chris Szekely (junior, free), Jason Rodriguez (freshman, IM/fly), Casey Woudenberg (senior, distance), Sean Regan (sophomore, fly).

Boston University

Women – Stephanie Nasson (junior, distance), Alexsa Savage (senior, free), Kalli Roebelen (sophomore, diving), Avery Visser (senior, fly), Karla Ferrara (junior, breast), Cece Simpson (junior, fly). Men – Connor Stuewe (senior, back), Garrett Chin (freshman, IM/back/fly), Quinn Smith (freshman, IM/breast), Andy Vazquez (senior, free), Adam Gross (freshman, diving), Eric Mitchell (freshman, diving).

Bucknell

Women – Julianna Foss (freshman, fly/back), Emma Levendoski (junior, back), Dani Potis (freshman, distance/IM), Diana Hanson (sophomore, breast/IM), Amber McDonnell (sophomore, IM), Ashley Henderson (junior, IM/back). Men – Louis Behnen (sophomore, IM/distance), Steven Grune (junior, free), Chris Devlin (freshman, back/IM), Tyler Wenzel (junior, diving), Jon Jones (senior, diving), Ben Seketa (senior, breast).

Colgate

Women – Morgan Cohara (junior, free/back), Flora Hanson (sophomore, IM/back), Rosannah Petit (freshman, free), Meghan Shroyer (IM/back), Lindsey Sagasta (junior, free). Men – Des Cairns (junior, back), Tommy Fretz (freshman, diving), Andrew Hacker (junior, free), Dominic Wilkins (sophomore, distance), Paul Kersjes (junior, IM).

Holy Cross

Women – Maeve Westover (free), Nina Sparre (IM/free/back), Katie Santaniello (fly), Katie Connors (free), Kaitlyn Jacob (back/IM), Maura Mullaney (fly). Men – Jimmy Nugent (diving), Robert Chevalier (diving), Jake Sbarbaro (IM/fly), Brendan Higgins (diving), Tyler Wright (back/fly), Hayden Kucharski (IM/free/back).

Lafayette

Women – Jackie Andrews (junior, fly), Sydney Wright (freshman, fly), Jane Kuntz (senior, breast), Sydney Pahmer (senior, IM), Meg Kaveney (senior, free). Men – Greg Grewal (junior, breast/IM), Chris Wickwire (junior, fly), Rob Lowery (junior, free), Ivan Basurto (senior, diving), Sam Haines (freshman, fly).

Lehigh

Women – Courtney Patterson (junior, IM/free), Julianna Koch (freshman, free), Carolyn Koch (junior, free), Kaitlyn Ruffing (sophomore, free), Cora Summerfield (sophomore, distance/fly), Melissa Feeney (junior, breast), Alissa Leung (senior, back). Men – Jacob Moyar (sophomore, IM/fly/free), Justin White (sophomore, free), Jamal Willis (sophomore, free), Jake Green (senior, IM), Daniel Bateman (senior, diving), Kevin Huntley (sophomore, IM/breast), Jake Hassel (junior, fly).

Loyola (Maryland)

Women – Erin Calderoni (senior, free), Brianna Keelan (senior, free), Tara Mulligan (sophomore, breast), Maddie Myers (freshman, IM/free), Maggie Garrahan (freshman, diving). Men – Aidan O’Hara (sophomore, IM/back), Noel Theroux (sophomore, diving), Ryan Conley (junior, diving), GJ Apostle (freshman, IM/distance), Andrew Mann (freshman, distance), Alec Sperandio (freshman, back).

Navy

Women – Charlotte Meyer (sophomore, IM/back), Ellen Bradford (junior, breast), Jenny Smith (freshman, free/IM), Hanna Gillcrist (sophomore, breast), Maddie Thompson (junior, free), Rachael Dudley (junior, fly/free), Hannah Collins (freshman, diving), Amanda Zerphy (sophomore, diving), Julie Jesse (junior, diving). Men – Thomas Duvall (junior, distance), Young Tae Seo (freshman, IM/breast), Dain Bomberger (senior, free), Jonathan Debaugh (junior, fly), Marlin Brutkiewicz (sophomore, breast), Noah Martin (junior, free), Joseph Lane (sophomore, back), Nate Belch (freshman, diving), Frank Love (junior, diving).

Standings

Women

  1. Navy
  2. Bucknell
  3. Army
  4. Lehigh
  5. Boston
  6. Loyola
  7. American
  8. Colgate
  9. Lafayette
  10. Holy Cross

Men

  1. Navy
  2. Army
  3. Boston
  4. Bucknell
  5. Lehigh
  6. Loyola
  7. Lafayette
  8. American
  9. Colgate
  10. Holy Cross

 

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the announcer is OBNOXIOUS.

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