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