Emmanuel Men Picked as Preseason Conference Carolinas Favorite

by SwimSwam 0

October 03rd, 2019 College, NCAA Division II, News

Courtesy: Conference Carolinas Athletics

GREENVILLE, S.C. – In an extremely close vote, Emmanuel has emerged as the preseason favorite in the Conference Carolinas men’s swimming preseason poll.

The Lions received three first-place votes to collect a total of 28 points to narrowly overtake defending conference champion Barton (27) by just one point. Barton received two first-place votes. King is third in the preseason tally with 23 points. They received one first-place vote.

Chowan was tabbed fourth in the preseason poll followed by Lees-McRae and associate member Salem.

2019 Men’s Swimming Preseason Poll

Team First Place Total 
1. Emmanuel 3 28
2. Barton 2 27
3. King 1 23
4. Chowan   16
5. Lees-McRae   14
6. Salem   12

2019-20 Men’s Swimmers to Watch

Jonathan York, So., Midlothian, Va. (all-conference in 2019)
Robert Zamorano, Sr., Woodstock, Ga. (all-conference in 2019)

Shaine Olmstead, So., Florence, Ky.
Justin Lough, So., Dayton, Va.

Alex Sobers, Sr., Bridgetown, Barbados (conference champion in 2019; NCAA champion in the 500 freestyle with a 4:21.09; 2019 Conference Carolinas Co-Swimmer of the Year)
Joao Santos, Jr., Maringa, Parana, Brazil (conference champion in 2019; 2019 Conference Carolinas Co-Swimmer of the Year)

Jabari Ramsey, So., Land O’Lakes, Fla. (all-conference in 2019)
Maximillian Thomas, So., Lincoln Park, Mich.
Jan Kuljak, Fr., Zagreb, Croatia

Arsham Mirzaei, Sr., Karaj Alborz, Iran (conference champion in 2019)
Christian Nishimura, Jr., Honolulu, Hawaii
John David McCray, So., Cape Carteret, N.C. (all-conference in 2019)

Zach Bell, Fr., New Castle, Pa.
Fernando Gomez, Fr., West Chester, Pa.
Brady Samuels, So., Cape Town, South Africa

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