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Jessica Little ‘12

2009 America East 200 Breast Champion

Allison Nahin ‘11

2009 America East 100 Breast Champion

Amy Perrault ‘11

2009 America East 100 & 200 Back Champion

2009-10 New Hampshire Swimming and Diving

Table of Contents

About the University........................ IFC Coaching Staff.....................................2-3 Meet the Wildcats............................4-10 Support Staff.................................. 11-12 UNH Over the Years..................... 13-14 Conference Champions..................... 15 ECAC Champions............................... 16 Records.................................................. 17

Contact info

Media Relations.........Anthony DeAngelis Phone..................................... 603-862-3835 E-mail.......... Fax.......................................... 603-862-3839 Willman Phone.................... 603-862-3832 Willman E-Mail Asst. Coach/Diving Office... 603-862-3751 Athletics Website ................................

Quick Facts

Founded................................................... 1866 Location..................................Durham, N.H. Enrollment............................................ 14,200 Nickname..........................................Wildcats Colors....................................... Blue & White Pool..............................................Swasey Pool Capacity..................................................... 650 Length..................................................25-yard Affliation....................................NCAA Div. I Conference...............................America East President.................... Dr. Mark Huddleston A.D. ........................................ Marty Scarano Swim Coach......................... Joshua Willman Year at UNH.............................................18th Assistant Coach......................Jarrod Zwirko Diving Coach.........................Tory McKenna Vol. Assist. Coach................. Nicole Benson

CREDITS: The 2009-10 University of New Hampshire swimming and diving media guide is a publication of the UNH Athletic Media Relations office. Writing, editing and layout by Anthony DeAngelis using InDesign and Photoshop CS2. Action photos within the guide by Gregory Greene and campus photos by UNH Photo Services. Special thanks to the swimming coaching staff for their assistance.

The mission of the intercollegiate athletics program at the University of New Hampshire is to provide studentathletes a collegiate experience that is enriched by their participation in programs which are competitive at the NCAA Division I level both regionally and nationally. The intercollegiate athletics program also plays an important by enhancing the quality of life for the University and statewide community by being a source of pride and identification with the University while always maintaining high standards of academic scholarship and integrity. To fulfill its mission, the intercollegiate program must: 1. Provide student-athletes every opportunity to meet academic and athletic demands with the goal of graduating every student-athlete. 2. Provide resources necessary to field competitive teams with league affiliations, and to gain regional and national recognition. 3. Provide equitable opportunities for all intercollegiate athletics by the active recruitment of minority athletes, and provide equitable opportunities for all women student-athletes commensurate with that of their male counterparts. 4. Provide excellent facilities for all athletes to train, practice and play. 5. Conduct all operations within state and federal law, University policies, rules of the NCAA, and athletics conferences in which the University competes. The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. The University of New Hampshire is committed to creating a more diverse community, knowing that “inclusion, diversity and equity are values inextricably linked to our mission of educational excellence.� This diversity strengthens our ability to reach our individual and collective potential and to provide better services and care for all faculty, staff, and students.

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Joshua Willman head coach



A 1984 graduate of the University of Miami (Florida), head coach Joshua Willman began his coaching career just after graduation at the YMCA and USA Swimming level. As an established Age Group and Senior team coach, Willman cultivated nationally ranked swimmers, many of whom went on to world rankings. In 1991, Willman made the transition to the collegiate arena at the University of New Hampshire. He first served as an assistant coach and was named head coach in 1992. Since that time, UNH’s swimming and diving program has experienced a steady climb to the top. UNH teams place consistently at the top of the America East conference and over the past 16 seasons, 18 Wildcat swimmers have been selected as the conference Swimmer of the Year. A number of milestones in particular mark UNH’s steady rise to the top. In 1995, Willman produced UNH’s first ever NCAA Division I qualifier, Denise Leckenby. Leckenby later went on to earn All-America honors in 1996 and placed eighth in the 200-freestyle as well as 11th in the 100-freestyle to earn UNH enough points to finish 27th in the nation at the 1996 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. The Wildcats then won back-to-back America East championship titles in 1997-1998 and 1998-1999. New Hampshire native and breaststroke standout Kristen Zeimetz participated in the 2000 U.S. Olympic team trials. More recently, the Wildcat women’s team won the ECAC Championships in 2003 for the first time in school history and backto-back America East titles again in 2004-2005 and 2005-2006. Also in 2006, New Hampshire qualified two swimmers for the NCAA Championships: senior Shannon Daly and sophomore Kary Goodman; both athletes placing in the top 25 in the nation. UNH completed the 2006 season ranked eighth nationally in the mid-major Division I Polls. This success has not gone unnoticed, as Willman has become the America East Conference’s most highly honored coach. He has been selected Coach of the Year nine times in the past 15 years (1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2005 and 2006). Under his caring hand, UNH has erupted to the forefront of New England swimming and has burst onto the national scene. During Willman’s tenure, Wildcat swimmers have broken school records over 63 times, as well as 66 ECAC and 265 America East records. New Hampshire swimmers have earned NCAA Academic All-America honors, post-graduate scholarship awards and ranked as high as sixth nationally for grade-point-average. Coach Willman is a certified ASCA Level IV coach and has been a recipient of the ASCA Coaching Excellence Award. 

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Jarrod Zwirko

assistant coach Jarrod Zwirko, a 2004 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, returns for his second season as an assistant coach. Zwirko was a two-year captain for the Wildcats, specializing in middle-distance and still holds two UNH records for relays. As an athlete Zwirko was an 11-time finalist at the America East championships and was runner-up in the 500-yard freestyle in 2002. Zwirko also served as SAAC President as an undergraduate and was twice nominated for UNH Athlete of the Year. Upon completion of his eligibility, Jarrod entered the graduate program at UNH and earned his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology. During this time, he served as the graduate assistant for the UNH swim team and was an integral part of the staff that twice earned Coaching Staff of the Year honors for winning back-to-back America East Championship titles. His last season, UNH took two women to the NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Championships. After completing his Master’s, Zwirko joined the staff at his former prep school, the Williston Northampton School in western Massachusetts. There he served for the past two years as an English teacher and swim coach. Most recently his team won the New England championships in the small school division.

Tory McKenna diving coach

Tory McKenna enters her first season as the diving coach of the Wildacts after serving as the graduate assistant coach last season while she completed her final year of eligibility for the Wildcats. At the 2009 America East Championships, she placed third in the 1-meter dive. A graduate of Syracuse University, Summa Cum Laude, McKenna double majored to receive a Bachelor of Science in communication sciences and disorders and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. While competing for Syracuse, McKenna was a Big East finalist on 3-meter and a Zone A Qualifier from 2005-2007. She set the Syracuse 1-meter record and the Villanova pool record in 2005. In high school, she was a two-time All-American and an East National Championship qualifier. McKenna began her coaching career at the Westford Swim and Tennis Club in 2001 and has worked with the New Hampshire based USA Diving Club and the Charles River Diving North and both Dover and Portsmouth High Schools where two of her divers won state titles in Division I and II in 2009. Tory is currently working towards her Master’s Degree in communication sciences and disorders here at UNH, where she is conducting research for acquired brain injury patients. At Syracuse she was on the dean’s List all eight semesters and during her first year with the UNH team, she was awarded the Coaches Award for her dedication, maturity and leadership qualities.

Nicole Benson

volunteer assistant coach Nicole Benson begins her sixth season with the Wildcats this fall. As an athlete, Nicole swam for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where she was a standout sprinter in free and back events for three seasons. Benson went on to the University of Kansas, where she completed her eligibility for the Jayhawks and earned her master’s degree in Sociology. Benson still holds top-5 performance times at both her alma maters. As a coach, Benson got her start as the graduate assistant for Kansas and assistant master’s swimming coach in Lawrence, Kansas in 1997 and 1998. She later became the head swimming coach for the YMCA Green Dolphins Swimming club in Wausau, Wisconsin. She has worked as an assistant swimming coach for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she assisted in recruiting and worked specifically with the sprint group. Benson works with the women’s sprint group here at UNH and actively swims Master’s having already set New England Master’s records since her move to the east coast. She and her husband Tom have three children: Andrew, Amie and Alison. Benson was inducted into the Wisconsin-Green Bay Hall of Fame in 2002.

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Mattie Fowler

Sr. • 5’6’’ • Fly/IM Farmington, Maine • Nutrition/Wellness

Event 200 Fly 200 IM 400 IM

Career Best 2:03.76 2:08.60 4:22.09

Career Accolades: Holds the UNH record in the 400 IM ... Named to the America East AllConference Team in each of the last three season 2008-09: • 2008 UNH Team Coaches Award • Placed 3rd at the 2009 America East Championships in the 400 IM • Finished 4th at the 2009 America East Championships in the 200 Fly • Placed 2nd at the 2009 ECAC Championships in the 400 IM • Named to the 2009 ECAC All-Conference Team

2007-08: • Won America East Championships in the 400 IM • Runner-up in the 200 fly

2006-07: • Runner-up in the fly at the America East Championships • Runner-up in the 400 IM • Garnered team Rookie of the Year honors at annual awards banquet Before UNH: • Competed at Mt. Blue High School • Named “Morning Sentinel High School Swimmer of the Year” her sophomore and junior years • Was the KVAC Champion in the 500 free • Qualified in 2005 and 2006 for the USA Sectionals • Qualified in 2004, 2005 and 2006 for YMCA Nationals • Competed on the Mid-Maine Dolphins team and holds records for women ages 15-18 in the 1650 free, 1000 free, 500 free, 400 IM, 200 IM 200 breast, 200 fly and 200 back Personal: Daughter of Fen and Fran Fowler ... her brother, Joseph Fowler, is a current member of the Wheaton College swim team … plans to pursue a career in nutrition while earning her R.D. … majoring in Nutrition and Wellness.

Meagan Wengrove

Sr. • 5’9’’ • Back/Free Arvada, Colo. • Civil Engineering

Event 500 Free 400 IM 200 Back

Career Accolades: Named to the America East All-Conference Team in 2009

All-Conference Team

2008-09: • A two-time 2009 America East Consolation Finalist in the 200 and the 400 IM • Named to the America East

2006-07: • Placed third in the 400 IM at the America East Championships Before UNH: • Competed at Ralson Valley High School where she was captain of her swim team. • Earned All Conference Honors and placed in the top 16 at sectionals. • Earned All-State and All-Conference honors four straight years. • Valedictorian of her high school class. Personal: Plans to attend grad school … majoring in Civil Engineering. 

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Career Best 5:05.82 4:29.73 2:09.36


Evelyn Yuen

Sr. • 5’4’’ • Breast Princeton, N.J. • Nutritional Sciences

Event 100 Breast 200 Breast 100 Fly 50 Free

Career Best 2:07.65 4:35.72 2:07.81 25.21

Career Accolades: A two-time America East All-Conference Team member 2008-09: • A two-time 2009 America East Consolation Finalist in the 100 and the 200 Breast 2007-08: • Finaled in breaststroke, placing 4th at the America East Championships 2006-07: • Was runner-up in the 100 breaststroke at the America East Championships • On UNH’s A 200 medley relay, she had the fastest 50 breaststroke split in the meet and helped secure the championship title in the event for the Wildcats. Before UNH: • Competed at West-Windsor Plainsboro H.S. South where she helped her team advance to the state finals between 2002 and 2005 • Her team was the Central Jersey Champion three times • Voted Freshman Swimmer of the Year • Four times a member of the CVC team and twice the County-Champ in the 100 breast • Holds four school records • Competed on the X-Cel and Express swim clubs. Personal: Daughter of Wilford and Po Kong Yuen ... majoring in Nutritional Sciences.

Allison Nahin

Jr. • 5’9’’ • Breast/Free Hartland, Wis. • Biochemistry

Event 100 Breast 200 Breast 50 Free

Career Best 1:03.73 2:21.56 23.85

Career Accolades: Named to the America East All-Conference Team in both 2008 and 2009 2008-09: • Finished 1st at the 2009 America East Championships in the 100 Breast • Placed 5th at the 2009 America East Championships in the 200 Breast • Finished 8th at the 2009 America East Championships in the 200 IM • Member of the 1st place America East record setting (Conference & School) 200 + 400 Medley Relay • Placed 3rd at the 2009 ECAC Championships in the 100 Breast 2007-08: • Won the 100 breaststroke at the Boston University Invitational • America East runner-up in the 100 breaststroke • A consolation finalist in the 50 free and 200 breast Before UNH: Allison hails from one of the midwest’s most dominant high school programs, Arrowhead High School. She has swum on some of the nation’s fastest high school relays and is a tremendous team player. She is part of the national record-holding 200 freestyle relay for 17-18 year olds set in 2007. Her talent in the breaststroke events will carry on the Wildcats’ strong tradition of top performing breaststrokers in the conference and at the national level. Nahin is a U.S. Open Qualifier and Junior National finalist swimming for Steve Bowman and Lake Country Swim Team. Allison says she came to UNH for its academic reputation but most importantly the great girls on the swim team and the improvement the swimmers experience at UNH. Personal: Daughter of Michael and Dinah Nahin ... majoring in Biochemistry

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Kelsey Gillespie

Jr. • 5’6’’ • Fly/Free Falmouth, Maine • English Literature

Event 50 Free 100 Fly 100 Free 200 Free

Career Best 24.55 58.27 53.20 1:58.98

2008-09: •Named the team’s 2009 Most Improved Swimmer •Three Time Consolation Finalist at 2009 America East Championships in the 50 Free, the 100 Free, and the 100 Fly 2007-08: •Placed 6th in the consolation finals in the 100 free at the America East Championships Before UNH: Gillespie swam for Falmouth High School, where they were four-time Class B state champions from 2004-2007 ... won the 200 freestyle in 2006 and was voted team captain and was honored with the Coaches Award in 2007 ... swam for the Westbrook Seals under Jared Felker where she has qualified for Sectionals and focused on butterfly events. Personal: Daughter of John and Cheryl Gillespie ... majoring in English Literature.

Amy Perrault

Jr. • 5’8’’ • Back/Free Kirland Lake, Ontario • Undeclared

Event 100 Back 200 Back 200 IM

Career Best 55.14 2:00.08 2:04.90

Career Accolades: Named to the America East All-Conference Team in both 2008 and 2009 ... Named to the 2009 ECAC All-Conference Team ... 2008 UNH Team Rookie of the Year 2008-09: • Placed 1st at the 2009 America East Championships in the 100 Back • Finished 1st at the 2009 America East Championships in the 200 Back • Placed 3rd at the 2009 America East Championships in the 200 IM • Current America East (Open and Championship) and UNH Record Holder in the 100 Back • Member of the 1st place America East record setting (Conference & School) 200 and 400 Medley Relay • Member of the UNH Record Setting 400 Freestyle Relay • Placed 2nd at the 2009 ECAC Championships in the 100 Back ‘• Named to the 2009 ECAC All-Conference Team 2007-08: • 2008 UNH Team Rookie of the Year • Undefeated in the dual meet season in both the 100 and 200 backstrokes • Named America East Performer of the Week twice (10/24 & 10/30) • Selected Rookie of the Meet at the America East Championships scoring the second-highest number of points for women at the meet • Won the 100 backstroke at the America East Championships • Runner-up in the 200 backstroke at the America East Championships • Placed third in the 200 IM at the America East Championships • Led off the Wildcats record-settting 200 Medley Relay in the backstroke leg • Competed at the Canadian Olympic Team Trials in April 2008 Before UNH: Swam for the Kirkland Lake Aquatic Club and was one of Canada’s top ranked backstrokers. Having competed consistently at the National level since 2004, Perrault took part in the 2004 Canadian Olympic Trials. She holds nearly every 15 and over record for her club team and has been the Provincial Champion in the 100 back since 2002. She attended École Catholique Jean-Vanier and was the high school champion in the 100 back in 2005 and 200 IM champion in 2006.  University of New Hampshire Swimming and Diving


Jessica Perry

So. • 5’2’’ • Free Middleboro, Mass. • Sociology

Event 200 Free 500 Free 1650 Free

Career Best 1:58.38 5:13.22 17:56.18

2008-09: • 2009 America East Consolation Finalist in the 1650 2007-08: • Consolation finalist in both the 500 and 1650 at the America East Championships • ECAC qualifier Before UNH: Jessica holds seven school records at Middleboro High School, where she earned MVP for three years. Placing in the top two at States for her senior year she was selected Boston Globe All- Scholastic. Swimming for the Kingfish in Massachusetts for head coach Jay Craft, Perry has qualified for the New England Open and Super Sectionals in Buffalo, N.Y. Personal: Daughter of Michael and Lisa Perry ... majoring in Sociology

Kiersten Wollenzien

So. • 5’7’’ • Free/Back Holland Landing, Ontario • English

Event 200 Free 500 Free 1000 Free 1650 Free

Career Best 1:52.97 5:03.04 10:27.77 17:19.74

2008-09: • A three-time 2009 America East Consolation Finalist in the 200, the 500, and the 1650 Free • Member of the UNH Record Setting 400 Freestyle Relay 2007-08: • Finaled in all of her events at the America East Championships, placing 4th in both the 500 and 1650 free and placing 5th in the 200 free • Anchored the ECAC title-winning 400 Medley Relay for the Wildcats • Was an ECAC individual finalist Before UNH: Wollenzien competed for Dr. John M. Denison High School, where she was team captain and placed in the top three at the OFSAA, Ontario’s all-high school meet. Specializing in freestyle but also strong in backstroke events, Wollenzien has had much experience at the provincial and more recently national level in Canada. Swimming for the Newmarket Stingrays Swim Club Kiersten placed in the top eight at both the junior and senior Provincial Championships. She has also competed at the Eastern Canadian Championships. Personal: Daughter of Bernie and Terry Wollenzien ... majoring in English

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Jessica Little

So. • 5’11’’ • Breast/IM Barrie, Ontario • Exercise Science

SWIMMER PROFILES Event 100 Breast 200 Breast 200 IM

Career Best 1:04.67 2:16.59 2:04.90

Career Accolades: 2009 UNH Rookie of the Year ... 2009 America East Most Outstanding Rookie ... Named to the 2009 America East All-Conference Team ... Selected to the 2009 ECAC All-Conference Team 2008-09: •Two time America East Swimmer of the Week •Finished 1st at the 2009 America East Championships in the 200 Breast •Placed 2nd at the 2009 America East Championships in the 200 IM •Finished 3rd at the 2009 America East Championships in the 100 Breast •Placed 1st at the 2009 ECAC Championships in the 200 Breast •Finished 5th at the 2009 ECAC Championships in the 100 Breast •Named to the 2009 America East All-Conference Team •Selected to the 2009 ECAC All-Conference Team •2009 America East Most Outstanding Rookie •2009 UNH Rookie of the Year Before UNH: Jessica is one of Canada’s top breaststrokers having competed at the Canadian Olympic Trials, Canadian Nationals, the Grand Prix Trials and the Pan Pacific Trials. She ranked 3rd in the nation for 17 year olds in the 50M, 100M and 200M breaststroke and 9th in the 200 M IM. Swimming for Dean Henze and the Barrie Trojan Swim Club, Jess holds her club records in the 200 Breaststroke (LCM), the 200 Breaststroke (SCM) and 200 IM (SCM). A versatile and talented swimmer in many events, Little will continue New Hampshire’s tradition of producing some of the country’s top breaststrokers. Personal: Daughter of Laura Little ... majoring in Exercise Science. Event 200 Fly 200 Back 500 Free

Career Best 2:25.63 2:16.19 5:34.99

Whitney Powers

So. • 5’8’’ • Free/Backstroke Bedford, N.H. • Health Management

2008-09: •2009 America East Consolation Finalist in the 1650 •2009 UNH Team Richard J. Hegerich Golden Goggle Award winner Before UNH: Transfer from American University where she qualified for the Patriot League Championships. In high school she swam for both seacoast Swimming Association and more recently the Andover-North Andover YMCA Hurricanes. Personal: Daughter of Jim and Patte Powers ... majoring in Health Management and Policy.

Casey Albert

So. • 5’8’’ • Breast Enfield, N.H. • Nutrition

Event 100 Breast 200 Breast 200 IM 1000 Free

Career Best 1:11.64 2:28.11 2:16.55 10:59.90

Before UNH: Captain of swim team at Lebanon High School ... captain of Green Mountain Aquatics ... transferred from the University of Maryland. Personal: Daughter of Dave and Laurie Albert ... majoring in Nutrition.

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Nicole Poppas

So. • 5’5’’ • Dive Larchmont, N.Y. • Nutritional Sciences 2008-09: •Two-time 2009 America East Consolation Finalist in the 1m and the 3m board Before UNH: As a member of the Ursuline School’s swim team, Poppas has earned the Most Outstanding Diver Award, was a three-time New York State finalist and served as team captain in 2007. Additionally, Nicole dives for the New York Dive Club out of Fordham University for Coach Zhihua Hu. As a freshman, Poppas will be looked to score near the top In the America East Championships and work towards the NCAA Zone Meet. Personal: Daughter of Dix and Dottie Poppas ... majoring in Nutritional Sciences.

Anna Gryglewska

Event 50 Free So. • 5’8’’ • Free 100 Free Norwalk, Conn. • Kinesiology: Sport Studies 200 Free

Career Best 24.98 54.76 2:00.81

Before UNH: A scholar-athlete and High School All American from Norwalk High School, she is a member of her school’s record holding 200 Freestyle Relay. Gryglewska also is a YMCA Nationals qualifier for her club team the New Canaan Caimans and will add depth to the sprint events as an incoming freshman. Personal: Daughter of Gregory and Renata Gryglewska ... majoring in Kinesiology: Sport Studies.

Kelsey Wardwell

So. • 5’6’’ • Dive Wethersfield, Conn. • Undeclared Before UNH: Swam at Wethersfield High School. Personal: Daughter of Daryl and Bruce Warwell ... an undeclared major.

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Ellen Pelletier

Fr. • 6’1’’ • Dive West Hartford, Conn. • Athletic Training Before UNH: An All-State, All-Conference and All-Academic selection all four years at Concord High School ... Holds both diving records at Corcord High ... Swam for the River City West club team. Personal: Daughter of Tim and Liz Pelletier ... majoring in Athletic Training. Event 50 Free 100 Free 100 Fly

Career Best 24.08 51.8 58.2

Shelli Reed

Fr. • 5’4’’ • Free/Fly Hollister, Calif. • Undeclared

Before UNH: • Freshman Female Athlete of the Year • Team MVP during her freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year at San Benito High School • Member of the San Benito Aquatics club team Personal: Daughter of Jeff and Debbie Reed ... undeclared in the college of Health and Human Services

Mallory Morrell

Event Career Best 50 Free 23.38 100 Free 57.72 Before UNH: Competed at Rush-Henrietta High School ... a member of the RH Comets club team ... was the State Champion in the free during her sophomore season.

Fr. • 5’9’’ • Free Rush, N.Y. • Nutritional Services

Personal: Daughter of Tim and Masami Morrell … majoring in Nutritional Services. Event 50 Free 100 Free

Career Best 26.0 56.7

Jane Tighe

Fr. • 5’7’’ • Free/Fly/Back Windham, N.H. • Undeclared

Before UNH: Captain of swim team at Bishop Guertin High School for three years ... three time NHIAA Medalist ... two-time Nashua Telegraph Winter All-Star ... three-time New England Regional Championship qualifier. Personal: Daughter of John and Donna Tighe ... an undeclared major.

Sydney Tribou

Fr. • 5’7’’ • Fly/Free Belle Island, Fla. • Psychology

Event 100 Free 200 Free 500 Free

Career Best 51.7 1:49.8 4:57.9

Before UNH: Swam at Lake Highland Prep ... member of Highlander Aquatics club team ... was a Jr. National qualifier, short course national qualifier and a U.S. open qualifier ... named an All-American during her senior year in the 200 free. Personal: Daughter of Joseph and Taylor Tribou ... majoring in Psychology. 10

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Marty Scarano

athletic director Marty Scarano is in the midst of his 10th year as Director of Athletics at the University of New Hampshire. During his tenure, Scarano has heightened national exposure for UNH athletics with facility renovations and programmatic advancement being top priorities. There have been over $8.5 million in capitol improvements since his hiring in the summer of 2000. In the fall of 2008, the Paul Sweet Oval renovation was completed to include new surfaces, lighting, painting, infrastructure upgrades and the replacement of windows that existed in the original architecture. The total cost of the project exceeded $500,000. In the summer of 2007, the Cowell Stadium grass field was replaced with a $1 million Field Turf synthetic surface. Additionally in 2007, a complete renovation of Lundholm Gymnasium was undertaken. The $600,000 renovation included a new state-of-the-art bleacher system, new scoreboards, competition baskets and other aesthetic enhancements. Scarano brought about the completion of the $2.15 million Reggie Atkins Track and Field Facility in the summer of 2000. The addition of a center-ice scoreboard and message board at the Whittemore Center was completed in 2001. In 2002, UNH athletics renovated Memorial Field along with the Bigglestone Plaza and Bremner Field on the former Upper Field. The two fields, which feature state-of-the-art synthetic turf and lighting, were built at a cost of $1.5 million apiece. In addition, construction was completed to enlarge and improve the women’s locker rooms in the UNH Field House. Two other major improvements to benefit UNH’s student-athletes have been the renovation of the Jerry Azumah Performance Center for Strength and Conditioning, which features state-of-the-art strength and conditioning equipment, new offices and design, and a complete overhaul of the Student-Athlete Academic Center. Scarano and the University are also in the midst of the planning and fundraising for a multi-purpose outdoor facility. Scarano has focused on moving UNH athletics into the collegiate national arena. To accomplish that goal, UNH has taken on the task of hosting major NCAA championships. The Wildcat athletic department was host of highly-successful NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Northeast Regionals at the Verizon Wireless Arena (Manchester, N.H.) in 2004, 2007, 2009, and Manchester will once again be the site of the Northeast Regionals in 2011. UNH has had the opportunity to host two NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Frozen Fours in the Whittemore Center in 2002 and 2005. In addition, UNH successfully hosted the 2007 NCAA Skiing Championships in Washington Valley, as well as the 2005 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Northeast Regional, which took place at the Whittemore Center. This past season, men’s and women’s ice hockey, football, the men’s and women’s ski teams and gymnastics, as well as members of men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams, all competed in the NCAA postseason. With all of these initiatives and accomplishments, UNH athletics has consistently been ranked in the top 90 programs among all Division I institutions in the battle for the NACDA Directors Cup, which is well ahead of nearly all of UNH’s conference opponents. Scarano’s many accomplishments during his tenure have played a key role in UNH being named one of the Top 20 Athletic Departments in the Country in U.S. News and World Report college athletics rankings in March 2002. UNH’s graduation rate for athletes has maintained levels at or exceeding 90 percent, which puts it among the nation’s best in Division I. The men’s ice hockey team won the regular season Hockey East title in 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2008, and then advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four in 2002 and 2003. The Wildcat women’s hockey team won the Hockey East Tournament Championship for the fourth straight season in 2009, which also included Frozen Four appearances in 2006 and 2008. The women’s gymnastics team won its first-ever EAGL title in 2003, when the event was hosted at the Whitt. The volleyball team won an America East crown in 2002 and 2003 and went on to the NCAA tournament in those same seasons. The field hockey team made the NCAA’s in 2000, while women’s lacrosse made “The Big Dance” in 2004 and again in 2008. UNH football returned to national prominence and was ranked No. 1 in the nation for parts of three seasons from 2005-07, and made it to the NCAA FCS playoffs the last five years, including the quarterfinals for three consecutive seasons. Additionally, 17 coaches have won 54 Coach of the Year awards during Scarano’s tenure. In 2007, Scarano was named the All-American Football Foundation Athletic Director of the Year for FCS football in the Northeast region. Scarano was also awarded the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) AD of the Year for the FCS. Scarano also been an active member in the leadership of UNH’s three major conferences and was the chair of the executive committees for Atlantic 10 football, Hockey East and America East from 2003 to 2007. He also served as chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee in 2005-2006 and 2006-07. Scarano held the position of Athletics Director at Colorado College from July 1996 through June 2000. The college’s athletic program excelled both in and out of the classroom under his supervision and six different athletic facilities received renovations, including the Schlessman Pool, Washburn Field, the Carle Weight Room and a new press box at Stewart Field. During his tenure, Colorado College was ranked among the top 20 Division III programs in the Sears Cup national standings and produced several All-Americans, all-academic award winners and NCAA post-graduate scholarship recipients. During Scarano’s tenure at Colorado College, the men’s ice hockey team became a regular at the NCAA men’s ice hockey championships. Prior to his stay in Colorado Springs, Scarano worked for 13 years at Colgate University, where he served as assistant director of athletics, director of physical education, associate director, and senior associate director. Scarano, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., is a 1978 graduate of Penn State University, where he started his athletic career as assistant ticket manager and the athletics events manager from 1980-83. Scarano holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental History from Colgate. He and his wife, Cydney, have two daughters, Lynden, a student at UNH, and Corey, and a son, Kyle.

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John Ciani

strength and conditioning coach John Ciani, a native of the San Diego, Calif. area, enters his third year as an associate director of strength and conditioning at the University; he had held the position of UNH strength and conditioning assistant coach for six years. Ciani’s efforts have been key in guiding UNH student-athletes to NCAA appearances in both women’s and men’s ice hockey, football, gymnastics, women’s volleyball, women’s lacrosse, skiing, track and field and swimming and diving including three of the five conference titles for women’s swimming and diving. Ciani came to UNH from the University of North Dakota, where he worked under Paul Chapman, the Wildcats’ current director of strength and conditioning, as an assistant with the men’s ice hockey, football, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s basketball and baseball teams. During his tenure at UND, the football team won the Division II national championship and the men’s and women’s swimming teams placed second and fifth in the nation, respectively. In 2000, Ciani began his career in strength and conditioning as a graduate assistant at Long Beach State. There he worked with women’s volleyball (a perennial national power), baseball and men’s basketball. Ciani is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Certified Level 1 Coach through USA-Weightlifting. He is completing his Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. After graduating from Escondido High School, Ciani went on to Long Beach State University where he earned his B.A. in Psychology in 2000.

Cathy Leach

academic services Cathy Leach begins her seventh season working with Maldari in Academic Support since joining the staff in 2003. Leach was also added as an assistant in the compliance department in 2004 and assists Carrie Doyle with the day-to-day operations meeting NCAA compliance and certification. Leach returned to UNH athletics in 2001 as the tutoring coordinator for two years. Prior to her time in academic support, Leach worked in the UNH admissions office for 11 years. She also served as the interim women’s Athletic Director for one year (1989-1990). She also worked in the Wildcat Sports Information Office for three years beginning in 1985, marking her first job on UNH’s campus. Leach is a graduate of Springfield College with a degree in English/Sports Journalism. Leach, a native of Hanover, N.H., is married to Dave Leach and they have daughter Taryn (11).

Carrie Doyle

senior woman administrator Carrie A. Doyle began her duties at the University of New Hampshire in July of 2004 as the Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance, and has helped bring organization and structure to the functioning of the department’s compliance effort. In August of 2006, she was promoted to Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance. Doyle is primarily responsible for the administration of $6.5 million dollars of athletic scholarships, the eligibility certification process for approximately 550 student-athletes, and the education and monitoring of 70 coaches and 20 sports. She also supervises the administration of the $50,000 NCAA Special Assistance Fund and $100,000 NCAA Student-Athlete Opportunity Fund. She is responsible for preparing all National Letters of Intent as well as initial and renewal

financial aid agreements. As the department’s Senior Woman Administrator, Doyle serves on the department’s senior management team and is responsible for the department’s compliance with Title IX and gender equity issues. Doyle was part of the effort in 2004 and 2005 that closed the university’s 10-year long monitoring case with the Department of Civil Rights, and helped to bring the university (in 2006-07) into full compliance with Title IX. Doyle’s athletics background includes a 12-year stint at the NCAA National Office from 1987-1999. Doyle did her undergraduate work (1982 - BS in Education, minor in Business Management) at The State University of New York, College at Cortland, and her graduate work (1986 - MA in Athletics Administration, and 1987 - MBA) at the University of Iowa. 12

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University of New Hampshire Swimming and Diving


America Year

East Conference Swimmers of the Year

1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 America East

Year 1993 1994 1996 1998 1999

Year 1996 1998 2004 2006

Name Denise Leckenby & Jeremy Hutchinson Denise Leckenby & Ian Smith Denise Leckenby & Frank Reeves Denise Leckenby Kristen Zeimetz & Ian Smith Brian Lucey Shannon Daly Melissa Lague Kary Goodman Kary Goodman Amy Perrault (Rookie of the Year) Jessica Little (Rookie of the Year) Conference Scholar-Athletes of the


Name Mike Dix Dan Bailey Denise Leckenby Denise Leckenby Kristin Latourelle

ECAC Swimmers of the Year Name Denise Leckenby Denise Leckenby Shannon Daly Kary Goodman

Willman File at UNH “The Key to our success is developing the whole individual. The strong sense of team and bond we share fuels our efforts. We provide an excellent environment for our student-athletes and it is my hope that striving for excellence both in the pool and in the classroom will secure the foundation on which team members can go on to build a successful future.” Head Coach Joshua Willman

• Over 197 school records broken • 19 Conference Swimmers of the Year • 226 AMERICA EAST Champions • 66 ECAC Champions • Over 69 Conference records broken • 9 time Coach of the Year


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2008-09 Jesse Ellisalcaide 50 Free 23.25* Jesse Ellisalcaide 100 Free 50.17^ Allison Nahin 100 Breast 1:03.94 Jessica Little 200 Breast 2:16.59 Amy Perrault 100 Back 55.15+ Amy Perrault 200 Back 2:00.08 Perrault, Nahin, Kanellas, Ellisalcaide 200 Medley Relay 1:42.24* Perrault, Nahin, Kanellas, Ellisalcaide 400 Medley Relay 3:46.62* 2007-08 Amy Perrault 100 Back 56.11 Mattie Fowler 400 IM 4:29.03 Perrault, Tartaglia, Goodman, Petchonka 200 Medley Relay 1:44.68* 2006-07 Kary Goodman 100 Fly/100 Back/200 Fly 55.40/56.51/2:02.18 Goodman, Yuen, Petchonka, Maloney 200 Medley Relay 1:45.30 2005-06 Shannon Daly 100 Breast/200 Breast/200 IM 1:03.38*/2:14.85*/2:02.28* Kary Goodman 100 Back/200 Back/200 Fly 56.02*/1:59.12*/2:00.92 Deanna Petchonka 100 Fly 57.42 S. Daly, B. Daly, Goodman, Maloney 800 Free Relay 7:30.70* Goodman, Tartaglia, Petchonka, S. Daly 200 Medley Relay 1:45.21* Goodman, Tartaglia, Petchonka, S. Daly 400 Medley Relay 3:49.26* 2004-05 Melissa Lague 100 Back/200 Back/200 IM 57.67/2:01.52/2:04.83* Shannon Daly 100 Breast/200 Breast 1:05.21/2:19.77 M. Lague, S. Daly, McDonough, Paul 200 Free Relay 1:36.32 M. Lague, S. Daly, McDonough, Paul 400 Free Relay 3:29.34 S. Daly, Paul, McDonough, B. Daly 800 Free Relay 7:37.92 M. Lague, Tartaglia, Dowell, Paul 200 Medley Relay 1:47.01 M. Lague, S. Daly, Goodman, McDonough 400 Medley Relay 3:51.53 2003-04 Shannon Daly 500 Free 4:58.94* Melissa Lague 100 Back 56.12* 2002-03 Shannon Daly 200 Free/500 Free/200 Breast 1:51.73/4:59.46*/2:18.96 Jamie Crowley 50 Free 23.78 Kristen Nardozzi 1650 Free/400 IM 17:17.25/4:28.60 Melissa Lague 200 Back/200 IM 2:00.06*/2:06.24 Crowley, S. Daly, Paul, Nardozzi 200 Free Relay 1:36.47 Nardozzi, M. Lague, Paul, S. Daly 800 Free Relay 7:38.01* 2001-02 Kristen Nardozzi 400 IM 4:26.35* Kristen Zeimetz 100 Breast/200 Breast 1:03.68*/2:19.12 Michelle Groff 200 Back 2:04.64* Groff, Zeimetz, Fish, Paul 200 Medley Relay 1:47.24* Groff, Zeimetz, Fish, Nardozzi 400 Medley Relay 3:51.25* 2000-01 Kristen Zeimetz 100 Breast/200 Breast 1:04.56/2:20.26 Kristen Nardozzi 400 IM 4:27.69* Nardozzi, Zeimetz, Fish, Prentiss 400 Medley Relay 3:54.19 1999-00 Kristin Latourelle 200 IM/400 IM 2:07.32/4:29.75 Kristen Zeimetz 200 Breast 2:17.92 Latourelle, Denton, Rock, Woynerowski 800 Free Relay 7:46.38 1998-99 Michelle Frechette 100 Back 59.75 Kristen Zeimetz 100 Breast/200 Breast 1:03.69*/2:16.60* Kristin Latourelle 200 IM/400 IM/200 Fly 2:05.92/4:28.35*/2:07.19 Latourelle, Sullivan, Scroggin, Denton 800 Free Relay 7:46.14 1997-98 Denise Leckenby 50 Free/100 Free/200 Free 23.45/50.58*/1:50.03 Melissa Frechette 200 Back 2:07.94 Jessica Lague 100 Back 59.21* Kristin Latourelle 200 IM/400 IM 2:08.83/4:32.43 Julie Denton 200 Breast 2:23.49* Leckenby, Prentiss, Sullivan, Frechette 200 Free Relay 1:36.69* Frechette, Denton, Lague, Leckenby 400 Medley Relay 3:52.31* Lague, Prentiss, P. Sullivan, Leckenby 400 Free Relay 3:31.47* Latourelle, P. Sullivan, Lague, Leckenby 800 Free Relay 7:47.14 1996-97 Denise Leckenby 100 Free/200 Free/500 Free 51.66/1:50.89/5:02.69 Kristin Latourelle 200 IM/400 IM 2:07.78/4:30.39* Lague, Latourelle, P. Sullivan, Leckenby 400 Free Relay 3:33.75 Latourelle, P. Sullivan, Lague, Leckenby 800 Free Relay 7:43.35* 1995-96 Denise Leckenby 50 Free/100 Free/200 Free 23.42*/50.66*/1:48.74* Leckenby, G. Sullivan, J. Sullivan, Berry 400 Free Relay 3:33.85 G. Sullivan, Cassidy, Leckenby, Berry 800 Free Relay 7:48.18 P. Sullivan, Ambuehl, Calderone, Leckenby 400 Medley Relay 3:59.21 1994-95 Denise Leckenby 50 Free/100 Free/200 Free 23.71*/51.00*/1:50.80* Lauren Calderone 400 IM 4:34.44 Kate Shaughnessy 200 Fly 2:08.85 Leckenby, Calderone, Shaughnessy, Berry 200 Medley Relay 1:51.19 G. Sullivan, Shaughnessy, Berry, Leckenby 800 Free Relay 7:45.07 1993-94 Lauren Calderone 400 IM 4:36.44 1991-92 Shannon Doherty 100 Back/200 Back/400 IM 59.45/2:07.12/4:35.53 ^ BOLD denotes America East Swimmer of the Year Record set during prelims (49.97) + * Denotes Conference Record Setting Swim Record set during prelims (55.14) University of New Hampshire Swimming and Diving







2008-09 Jessie Ellisalcaide 50 Free 23.38 Jessie Ellisalcaide 100 Free 50.47 Jessica Little 200 Breast 2:18.52 2007-08 Perrault, Nahin, Petchonka, Wollenzien 400 Medley Relay 3:52.45 2006-07 Kary Goodman 100 Fly 56.25 2005-06 Shannon Daly 50 Free/200 Free 24.48/1:51/84 Kary Goodman 100 Fly/200 Fly 55.93/1:59.81* Goodman, S. Daly, Petchonka, Dowell 400 Medley Relay 3:53.7 2004-05 Shannon Daly 200 Breast 2:26.81 S. Daly, Dowell, Lague, Paul 400 Free Relay 3:28.80 B. Daly, S. Daly, McDonough, Goodman 800 Free Relay 7:42.30 Goodman, Tartaglia, Dowell, Lague 200 Medley Relay 1:46.36 Lague, Tartaglia, Dowell, S. Daly 400 Medley Relay 3:39.26 2003-04 Shannon Daly 200 Free/500 Free/200 Breast 1:53.27/5:00.85/2:20.50 Melissa Lague 100 Back 56.76 Harvey, Lague, Paul, S. Daly 200 Free Relay 1:37.06 S. Daly, Paul, Crawford, Hamer 800 Free Relay 7:45.43 2002-03 Shannon Daly 200 Breast 2:18.12 Lague, Crowley, Fish, Paul 200 Medley Relay 1:46.84 S. Daly, Crowley, Paul, Nardozzi 400 Free Relay 3:29.25 Nardozzi, Paul, Lague, S. Daly 800 Free Relay 7:37.05 2000-01 Kristen Zeimetz 100 Breast/200 Breast 1:04.05/2:19.78 1999-00 Kristen Zeimetz 200 Breast 2:19.19 1998-99 Kristen Zeimetz 100 Breast/200 Breast 1:03.55*/2:17.49 1997-98 Denise Leckenby 50 Free/100 Free/200 Free 23.03*/49.82*/1:50.09 Leckenby, P. Sullivan, Frechette, Prentiss 200 Free Relay 1:37.17 P. Sullivan, Leckenby, Latourelle, J. Lague 400 Free Relay 3:31.38 Frechette, Denton, J. Lague, Leckenby 400 Medley Relay 3:53.12* 1996-97 Denise Leckenby 50 Free/100 Free/200 Free 23.75/50.77*/1:51.09 1995-96 Denise Leckenby 50 Free/100 Free/200 Free 23.62*/50.74*/1:50.36 1994-95 Denise Leckenby 50 Free/100 Free/200 Free 24.02/50.84*/1:49.62* BOLD denotes ECAC Swimmer of the Year * Denotes Conference Record Setting Swim


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Swasey Pool

America East

Freestyle 50-yard Leckenby Thompson, DHS Ellisalcaide, UNH 23.03 1998 23.21 1990 23.25 2009 100-yard Leckenby Thompson, BSC Ellisalcaide, UNH 49.82 1998 50.23 2004 49.97 2009 200-yard Leckenby Tucker-Mohl, ORHS Clark, UVM 1:48.33 1998 1:51.01 1995 1:47.51 2009 500-yard B. Daly Tucker-Mohl, ORHS Clark, UVM 4:56.37 2006 4:52.88 1996 4:49.04 2009 1000-yard B. Daly Tucker-Mohl, SSA n/a 10:16.01 2006 10:19.72 1995 1650-yard B. Daly Tucker-Mohl, SSA Sackett, UMBC 17:04.00 2006 17:01.81 1995 16:49.39 2006 Backstroke 100-yard Perrault Lague, UNH Perrault, UNH 55.14 2009 56.76 2005 55.14 2009 200-yard Goodman Lague, UNH Goodman, UNH 1:59.12 2006 2:02.83 2005 1:59.12 2006 Breaststroke 100-yard S. Daly Zeimetz, UNH Daly, UNH 1:03.38 2006 1:04.78 1999 1:03.38 2006 200-yard S. Daly Daly, UNH Daly, UNH 2:14.85 2006 2:18.53 2006 2:14.85 2006 Fly 100-yard Goodman Thompson, BSC Cai, Bing 55.40 2007 53.73 2004 54.52 2003 200-yard Goodman White, NU Qu, Bing 1:59.81 2006 2:05.90 2001 1:59.86 2002 IM 200-yard S. Daly Tucker-Mohl, ORHS Kinsella, BU 2:02.28 2006 2:05.16 1996 2:02.22 2009 400-yard Fowler McCann, BC Breiznikar, BU 4:22.09 2009 4:28.09 4:21.97 2006 Free Relays 200-yard Ellisalcaide, Kanellas UNH BU Ellis, Gillespie 1:38.80 2002 1:33.94 2009 1:35.95 2009 400-yard Perrault, Elliscaide, UNH BU Ellis, Wollenzien 3:33.45 2003 3:24.30 2009 3:28.39 2009 800-yard S. Daly, B. Daly, UNH UVM Goodman, Maloney 7:56.34 2002 7:22.94 2009 7:30.70 2006 Medley Relays 200-yard Perrault, Nahin, UNH UNH Kanellas, Ellisalcaide 1:47.49 2003 1:42.24 2009 1:42.24 2009 400-yard Perrault, Nahin, UNH UNH Kanellas, Ellisalcaide 3:57.11 2000 3:46.62 2009 3:46.62 2009 Diving 1-Meter Dege Golle, BU Peterson, NU 273.98 2007 329.77 2002 440.95 1998 3-Meter Dege Golle, BU Waresmith, BU 288.45 2007 344.40 2002 575.60 2009

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ECAC Leckenby, UNH 23.03 1998 Leckenby, UNH 49.82 1998 Bown, Pittsburgh 1:49.58 2005 Bowman, G. Wash. 4:50.22 1994 n/a Bowman, G. Wash. 16:34.43 1994 Hendrick, E. Carolina 55.86 2001 Morris, PSU 1:59.15 2004 Crowley, Cent. Conn. 1:02.61 2006 Clemens, PSU 2:13.65 2008 Hart, Wagner 54.36 2009 Modrov, Rider 1:59.12 2006 Modrov, Rider 2:03.22 2009 Modrov, Rider 4:17.40 2009 Rider 1:35.37 2009 Penn State 3:24.70 2006 Rider 7:34.04 2009

Penn State 1:42.56 2006 Harvard 3:48.92 2009


Jerry Azumah Performance Center The Jerry Azumah Performance Center opened its doors in the summer of 2003 to UNH student-athletes. A monetary donation by Azumah, a former cornerback of the Chicago Bears and the 1999 recipient of the Walter Payton Award (top football player in Div. 1-AA), allowed the UNH athletic department to overhaul its existing strength and conditioning center. The newlyrenovated Jerry Azumah Athletic Performance Center features state-of-the-art strength and conditioning equipment provided through the generous gift of Azumah.

Swasey Pool

The Henry C. Swasey Pool is the home of the New Hampshire Wildcats’ swim team. Located in UNH’s Field House, the 25-yard, eight lane pool with an attached 13-foot deep diving well includes new one and three meter duraflex boards and Paragon starting platforms. Completing the facility is a 650 seat balcony for specator seating at home meets. The facility was recently renovated in the summer of 2007 and the spring of 2008. In addition to the indoor natatorium, the UNH swim team uses the 50 meter outdoor Jenny Thompson Pool just off campus in Dover, N.H.


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@ Siena w/ Niagara @ Wagner

11 a.m. 11 a.m.

CCSU + @ Boston U. + @ Boston U. + @ Boston U.

2 p.m. 10 a.m./6 p.m. 10 a.m./6 p.m. 10 a.m./6 p.m. 11 a.m.




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3 Wed. @ Dartmouth 6 p.m. 25-28 Thur-Sun @Boston University TBA America East Championships


18-20 Thur-Sat. @Perdue West Lafayette TBA NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships HOME GAMES IN BOLD CAPS + Boston University Invitational * AMERICA EAST Conference Meet

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