LEWISBURG, Pa. – Head coach Dan Schinnerer announced the Bucknell men’s swimming & diving team’s eight-man incoming freshman class on Monday.
“This group will provide talent and depth to our team and help us continue to improve,” Schinnerer said. “These incoming freshmen will contribute in some of our team’s key areas of need such as diving, backstroke and sprint freestyle. They will also help us continue to build a strong group of IMers and distance freestylers.”
The incoming freshmen hail from eight different states: Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. They are projected to compete in a variety of disciplines, including diving, sprint and distance freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and IM.
In 2017-18, the men’s swimming & diving team went 2-7 (2-4 Patriot League) in dual competition before rebounding to place third at the Patriot League Championships. The Bison return most of their key contributors from a season ago, including All-Patriot League Second Team honoree Matt McGoey. They will need to replace Chris Devlin, a four-time All-Patriot League First Team selection and two-time Patriot League Swimmer of the Meet who graduated with six Patriot League individual titles and three school records.
Diving, Littleton, Colo., Heritage High School
Before Bucknell: Four-year letterwinner in diving at Heritage High School … USA Diving Zones qualifier … took seventh at the 2016 Colorado State Championships and 10th at the 2017 edition … 2017 and 2016 Continental League individual champion … helped team place fourth at the 2018 Continental League Championships … graduated with Heritage’s 11 dive (468.70) and six dive (279.15) records … served as team captain as a senior … also competed for the Altitude Dive Club, twice captaining the team … took seventh in the platform dive and 12th in the 1-meter dive at the AAU RWB National Championships … earned three academic letters at Heritage High School.
Personal: William Eric Cadwallader … born May 5, 2000 in Littleton, Colo. … son of Eric and Daphne Cadwallader … has two older brothers: Nicholas and Zachary … grandfather John Hudson swam at Florida State.
Backstroke and Butterfly, North Attleboro, Mass., North Attleboro High School
Before Bucknell: Four-year letterwinner at North Attleboro High School … took third in the 100 butterfly and fifth in the 100 backstroke at the 2018 MIAA Division 1 state championship … three-time Hockomock League champion in the 100 backstroke … captured Hockomock League crown in the 50 freestyle as a senior … helped team place second in the Davenport League in 2018 … graduated with a Hockomock League record in the 100 backstroke (53.18) and school records in the 100 backstroke (52.24) and 100 butterfly (52.23) … served as team captain as a senior … also swam for the Bulldog Aquatic Club … played competitive baseball as a left handed pitcher until sophomore year of high school.
Personal: Nicolas Ibrahim Haddad … born May 19, 2000 in Attleboro, Mass. … son of Ibrahim and Kristin Haddad … has two siblings: Ariana and Lucas … father Ibrahim grew up in Lebanon and immigrated to the United States at 21 years old without knowing any English.
Backstroke, Meridian, Idaho, Rocky Mountain High School
Before Bucknell: Four-year letterwinner in swimming at Rocky Mountain High School … took fourth in the 200 medley relay and sixth in the 100 backstroke at the state meet … earned team’s MVP award as a junior and senior … TVHSS All-Academic selection … Sue Shelton Hardest Worker Award winner … competed for the Boise YMCA Swim Team, which took second at the YMCA National Championship … served as that team’s captain and competed at the YMCA National Championship … entering collegiate career, posted the following personal-record times: 100 backstroke (54.25), 200 backstroke (1:57.61), 50 freestyle (23.32), 100 breaststroke (1:03.62), 200 breaststroke (2:18.08) and 200 IM (2:04.83) … also lettered twice in cross country at Rocky Mountain … was the squad’s Most Valuable Freshman.
Personal: Samuel Austin Miller … born May 12, 2000 in Highlands Ranch, Colo. … son of Michael and Jennifer Miller … has two younger brothers: Benjamin and Jack … mother played tennis at Colorado State … cousin Taylor Reiner is a member of the Wayne State women’s basketball team’s class of 2019 … relatives Janet Reidenbaugh ’66 and Robert Reiner ’64 graduated from Bucknell … spent the summer before college researching heat waves and their impact on commercial aviation at Boise State.
Sprint Freestyle and Butterfly, West Chester, Pa., B. Reed Henderson High School
Before Bucknell: Four-year letterwinner in swimming and three-year letterwinner in golf at B. Reed Henderson High School … in swimming, was a two-time state medalist and all-state selection … also captured all-area honors … helped team win three Chesmont League championships … B. Reed Henderson went undefeated in 2018 and 2017 … served as team captain … holds personal-best times of 20.83 in the 50 freestyle, 45.81 in the 100 freestyle, 1:42.61 in the 200 freestyle and 50.76 in the 100 butterfly entering collegiate career … also swam for Golden Ram Aquatics … in golf, once scored a hole in one.
Personal: Liam Andrew Pitt … born October 18, 1999 in West Chester, Pa. … son of Michael and Nancy Pitt … has two siblings: Evan and Susannah.
Distance Freestyle and IM, Raleigh, N.C., Wakefield High School
Before Bucknell: Lettered in swimming at Wakefield High School … Scholastic All-American … NCHSAA 4A medalist in the 500 freestyle … all-conference selection … runner-up at conference meet … graduated as the school record holder in the 100 breaststroke … also swam for the Marlins of Raleigh club team.
Personal: Sean Thomas Quinn … born December 27, 1999 in Nashville, Tenn. … son of Jim and Tracey Quinn … has two brothers: Brendan and Sean … Brendan swam at Hartwick College, graduating in 2017 … avid skier and snowboarder.
Backstroke and Freestyle, Rockville, Md., Richard Montgomery High School
Before Bucknell: Four-year letterwinner at Richard Montgomery High School … 2018 and 2017 MPSSA 3A/4A state champion in the 100 backstroke … helped team win MPSSA 3A/4A state titles in 2017 and 2016 and finish as the runner-up in 2018 … took third in the 100 backstroke at the 2018 and 2017 Washington Metropolitan championships … 2018 and 2017 Washington Post All-Met honorable mention selection … graduated with school records in the 100 backstroke (50.92) and 400 freestyle relay b(3:10.34) … Richard Montgomery’s 2018 MVP and 2017 “Rocket” Spirit Award winner … served as team captain as a senior … swam for Rockville Montgomery Swim Club … NCSA Junior Nationals finalist in the 50 backstroke and 100 backstroke … left the program with its records in the 200 medley relay (1:35.29), 400 medley relay (3:28.72) and 800 freestyle relay (6:56.81) … also competed for the Woodley Gardens Swim Team … entering collegiate career, posted the following personal-record times: 50 freestyle (22.41), 100 freestyle (47.37), 200 freestyle (1:45.18), 500 freestyle (4:42.58), 50 backstroke (23.69), 100 backstroke (50.59) and 200 backstroke (1:53.69).
Personal: Jack William Rose … born July 28, 2000 in Rockville, Md. … son of Peter and Laura Rose … has a younger brother: Brian … member of the National Honor Society … Bucknell Arts Merit Scholar … intends to major in film/media studies.
Backstroke and Freestyle, Katonah, N.Y., John Jay High School
Before Bucknell: Member of the swimming & diving team at John Jay High School … all-section and all-league honoree … served as team captain … placed third at a sectional meet … also swam for the BGNW Marlins … NCSA Junior Nationals qualifier … holds personal-best times of 23.86 in the 50 backstroke, 52.35 in the 100 backstroke, 1:55.32 in the 200 backstroke, 22.08 in the 50 freestyle, 21.67 in the 50 freestyle (relay), 48.93 in the 100 freestyle and 47.69 in the 100 freestyle (relay) entering collegiate career.
Personal: Samuel Mark Sweeney … born December 2, 1999 in White Plains, N.Y. … son of Josh and Susan Sweeney … has two older siblings: Rachel and Ben.
Distance Freestyle and IM, Bridgewater, N.J., Bridgewater-Raritan High School
Before Bucknell: Four-year letterwinner at Bridgewater-Raritan High School … in 2018, helped the team win a state championship and post a 12-1 record … also was a member of two county and conference championship teams … graduated with a school record in the 200 freestyle (1:41.69) … served as team captain … also swam for Somerset Valley YMCA … took third at the YMCA National Championship in the medley relay and 15th in the 1,000 freestyle.
Personal: Carter Andrew Weiland … born September 11, 2000 in Nashville, Tenn. … son of Ward and Sherri Weiland … has two siblings: Ethan and Meah.