The New York Breakers’ team page has been updated to name head coach Martin Truijens as the team’s General Manager for season 3 of the ISL. Tina Andrew held the position for the team’s first two seasons. This will be Truijens’ second season as head coach, taking over for Peter Andrew after season 1. The Breakers are the only team in the ISL to have the same GM and head coach.
Truijens was the face of the team during the season 3 draft, which began today. Most teams, with the exception of Dave Salo for Tokyo, were represented by their GM. Toronto had GM Robert Kent and head coach Byron MacDonald both on their screen.
The Breakers’ official league page shows Truikens as GM, in addition to his role as head coach, which was confirmed by team sources. The Breakers retained 15 swimmers and welcomed one rookie – Matt Temple – to the team. They shared their day 1 picks in an Instagram post:
The team also announced that 2020 top point-scorer and team captain Michael Andrew will not return for the league’s third season. Andrew was expected to be an ISL favorite after his performances at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials, where he won the 100 breast and 200 IM and was runner-up in the 50 free. He was also the Breakers’ top point-scorer last season. Andrew did not comment on why he will not be swimming in the 2021 league.
The Breakers finished 7th out of 8 teams in the 2019 season of the ISL and 8th out 10 teams in the 2020 season of the ISL. The 2020 season included advancing to the league semi-finals, but they placed 4th in their pod of 4 teams, which ended their season.
Michael, Tina, and Peter are still involved in the team’s ownership group.