Sept. 17, 1999
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The BIG EAST runner-up Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving team has announced its 1999-2000 schedule and roster for the upcoming season.
Led by head coach Tim Welsh, now in his 15th-year at the helm, the Irish kick off the first of seven home meets with the season-opening Notre Dame Relays, Friday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rolfs Aquatic Center. The team then hits the road for a fall break trip to Air Force (Oct. 21) and Colorado State (Oct. 22-23).
Sandwiched between a short trip to BIG EAST rival Pittsburgh (Nov. 13), the Irish play host to Texas Christian University (Nov. 6) and the three-day Notre Dame Invitational, December 2-4.
After spending part of its winter break in Phoenix, Ariz., Notre Dame travels to Cleveland, Ohio for a tri-meet with Cleveland State and Niagara, followed by the Bill Ritter Invitational in Milwaukee, Wis. The Irish turn around to play host to three straight dual meets with Milwaukee-Wisconsin (January 28), Oakland University (January 29) and St. Bonaventure (February 5).
Following a two-week break, the Irish will look to improve upon last year’s best-ever runner-up finish at the BIG EAST championships in Uniondale, N.Y., February 17-19.
After the BIG EAST championships, Notre Dame plays host to its final home meet of the year, the Shamrock Classic, February 26-27, followed by the NCAA Zone C diving meet (March 10-11) and the NCAA championships (March 23-25), which will both be held in Minneapolis, Minn.
The 1999-2000 Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving squad, led by senior captains Sean Casey and Ray Fitzpatrick, returns 14 of its 18 monogram-winners from last year’s squad, which went 4-4 overall.
1999-2000 University of Notre Dame Men’s Swimming Roster
Name Event Yr. Hometown High SchoolAustin Anderson Free Fr. Indianapolis, IN Roncalli Mark Becher IM So. Carmel, IN CarmelGrant Burrall Fly/Free Jr. Cedarburg, WI CedarburgSean Casey **(c) Free/IM Sr. Little Rock, AR CatholicJason Colettis Back/Free Fr. Walpole, MA Xaverian BrothersElliott Drury Free So. Mukilteo, WA KamiakT.J. Durkin Back/Free Fr. Dracut, MA Phillips AcademyRob Fetter ** IM/Free Sr. Lakeland, FL LakelandJason Fitzpatrick Breast Fr. Gilbert, AZ HighlandRay Fitzpatrick **(c) Free Sr. Doylestown, PA La Salle CollegeMichael Flanagan Free Fr. San Diego, CA Univ.of San Diego HSAntonio Fonseca ** Breast Sr. Greenville, RI Bishop HendrickenMatthew Grunewald Free/Back Jr. Centerville, OH Archbishop Alter Matt Hedden Breast Jr. Westerville, OH Westerville SouthDavid Horak Back So. Dumfries, VA CD HyltonJohn Hudson Back/IM Fr. Alpharetta, GA ChattohoocheeHerb Huesman ** Diving Sr. Cincinnati, OH Oak HillsMatt Hyde Back/Fly Fr. Ambler, PA Germantown AcademyGreg Juszli Back Jr. Hudson, OH HudsonTravis Kline Free/IM So. Glens Falls, NY Glens FallsMike Koss Free So. Aurora, CO Smoky HillBrendan Lechner Fly/Free Jr. Westfield, NJ WestfieldJohn Lubker ** Free/IM Sr. Roswell, GA ChattahoocheeAndrew Maggio Diving Fr. Cincinnati, OH St. XavierClay Miller IM/Fly Fr. Mead, WA Mt. SpokaneJoseph Miller Diving Fr. South Bend, IN St. JosephJonathan Pierce Free So. Newburgh, IN CastleJames Scott-Browne* Free/IM Jr. Seattle, WA Seattle PrepBrian Skorney* Back/Fly Jr. Staten Island, NY StuyvesantDan Szilier* Breast Jr. Norristown, PA MethactonRyan Verlin* Fly/Free Jr. Rye, NY BrunswickTony Xie Diving Fr. Granger, IN Adams
Head Coach: Tim Welsh (Providence '66)Diving Coach: Caiming Xie (Beijing Institute of Physical Education '85)Assistant Coach: Jonathan Jennings (Texas '94)Volunteer Assistant Coach: Maureen McFall (Colorado '93)
* - denotes monograms earnedC - denotes captains
1999-2000 Notre Dame Men’s Swimming Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location TimeFri. Oct. 8 Notre Dame Relays Notre Dame, IN 6:30 p.m.Thurs. Oct. 21 Air Force Colorado Springs, CO 7 p.m.Fri. Oct. 22 Colorado State Invit. Fort Collins, CO 5 p.m.Sat. Oct. 23 Colorado State Invit. Fort Collins, CO 9 a.m/5 p.m.Sat. Nov. 6 Texas Christian Univ. Notre Dame, IN 1 p.m.Sat. Nov. 13 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 9 a.m.Thurs.- Dec. 2-4 Notre Dame Invit. Notre Dame, IN 10 a.m./6:30 p.m. Sat. TBA TBA Holiday Competition Phoenix, AZ TBASat. Jan. 15 Cleveland State, Niagara Cleveland, OH 1 p.m.Fri. Jan. 21 Bill Ritter Invitational Milwaukee, WI 5:30 p.m.Sat. Jan. 22 Bill Ritter Invitational Milwaukee, WI 10 a.m./3:30 p.m.Fri. Jan. 28 Milwaukee-Wisconsin Notre Dame, IN 4:00 p.m.Sat. Jan. 29 Oakland University Notre Dame, IN 1:00 p.m.Sat. Feb. 5 St. Bonaventure Notre Dame, IN 1:00 p.m.Thurs. Feb. 17-19 BIG EAST Championships Uniondale, NY 10 a.m./6 p.m. -Sat. Sat. Feb. 26 Shamrock Classic Notre Dame, IN 11 a.m./7 p.m.Sun. Feb. 27 Shamrock Classic Notre Dame, IN 10 a.m./6 p.m.Fri. Mar. 10-11 NCAA Zone C Diving Minneapolis, MN TBA -Sat. Thurs. Mar. 23-25 NCAA Championships Minneapolis, MN 12 p.m./7 p.m. -Sat.
All times local to site Home meets held at Rolfs Aquatic Center