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Bucknell Men's Swimming and Diving BIO
 Sean Lyons

Career: Scored six points at the Patriot League Championships and 27 points at the ECAC Championships ... graduated with the program's sixth-best time in the 1,650 free (15:51.06) and the 10th-best time in the 1,000 free (9:38.89) ... three-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2016-17 (Senior): Scored six points at the Patriot League Championships, finishing 13th in the 1650 free, 16th in the 400 IM, and 16th in the 200 fly ... competed at the ECAC Championships, taking 22nd in the 200 fly, 23rd in the 500 free, and 48th in the 100 fly ... competed in sevent events during the season (200 free, 500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free, 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 fly) ... eight top-five finishes in individual events ... was second in the 1000 free against Loyola ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2015-16 (Junior): Scored points at the ECAC Championships with a 12th-place finish in the 1,650 free and a 16th-place finish in the 400 IM ... also took 17th in the 500 free, posting season-best times in all three events ... swam in six different events during the season (200 free, 500 free, 1,000 free, 1,650 free, 400 IM, 200 fly) ... four top-five finishes ... highest place was third in the 1,000 free at Colgate ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2014-15 (Sophomore): Continued to focus on distance freestyle events ... competed in 1,650 free (14th), 400 IM (15th) and 500 free (18th) at ECAC Championships ... best finish of season was a third-place showing in the 1,000 free in a dual vs. Colgate ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2013-14 (Freshman): Swam six different events, focusing on distance freestyle ... scored in 1,650 free (6th) and 500 free (14th) at ECAC Championships ... also placed 17th in 400 IM at ECACs ... best finish of season was a fourth-place showing in the 1,000 free in season-opening meet vs. UMBC.

High School: Four-year swimming letterwinner at Fordham Preparatory School … also played JV ice hockey for two years and JV tennis for one year … three-time state qualifier in 500 free … also a state qualifier in 200 free as a senior … part of three state championship swimming and diving teams … earned team's Coaches Award in 2012 … NSCA qualifier as member of Badgers Swim Club … winner of 1,500-meter race at Senior Metropolitan Championships … winner of hockey team's Heart, Hustle, Desire and Guts Award in 2011 … helped hockey team to playoff semifinals in 2010 … earned tennis team's Coaches Award in 2010 … also a member of Greenwich Water Polo Club … two-year team captain … named an All-American in 2009 … earned water polo academic award in 2011 and 2012 … helped water polo team to top-25 finish in biggest national tournament in 2009.

Personal: Sean Patrick Lyons … born March 10, 1995 in Mount Kisco, N.Y. … son of Robert and Brenda Lyons ... has a sister, Deirdre, and a brother, Brian … Brian was a member of Holy Cross swimming and diving team (2009-13) … mother swam for Columbia (1981-85) … aunt, Deirdre Duffy, swam for New York University (1982-86) … uncle, Thomas Duffy, played soccer at St. John's (1983-87) … uncle, Brian Duffy, played soccer at St. John's (1985-89) … uncle, Glen Duffy, played soccer at Siena (1994-98) ... majoring in psychology and economics.

Position: Distance Free
Year: Senior
Hometown: Greenwich, Conn.
High School: Fordham Prep
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