Women’s Swimming Predicted to Finish 3rd, Men 4th

Women’s Swimming Predicted to Finish 3rd, Men 4th

Full Men's Release

Full Women's Release

WASHINGTON – The Landmark Conference released its pre-season rankings for men and women’s swimming, with Catholic picked to finish 4th and 3rd, respectively.

The 2013-14 season gets underway this Saturday, Oct. 12 for Catholic who will travel across town to American University for their first 2-day meet against George Washington and Loyola (Md.).

The Cardinals were picked to finish 4th this season, behind Susquehanna, Scranton, and USMMA who received the top spot. Caleb Capozella, the 2011 Landmark Swimmer of the Year and two-time All-Conference performer returns for his senior year. Capozella’s classmates Justin Kenyon and Dominic Grillo are also joined by sophomore Matt Wagner as other top returners this year.

The men’s squad is looking to improve on their 5th place team finish from a year ago.

On the women’s side, the 2012 Coach of the Year, CUA Head Coach Paul Waas, is looking to guide his Lady Cardinals to new heights this year.

Catholic received 39 points en route to being chosen to finish 3rd this season, identical to last year’s finish during the Landmark Championship. The Lady Cards return first team All-Landmark performers in Julia Wisler and Joanna Ladas. Nicole DiGiacinto, Chelsea Doyle, Laura Keehn and Michelle Navarro were all named second-team swimmers a year ago.

Coach Waas believes in the talent he has in the pool and says that “our men and women look forward to exceeding our predicted Landmark finish this season.”

2013 Landmark Women's Swimming Preseason Poll

Rank     Institution (First Place)   Points

1.         Susquehanna (7)           70

2.         Scranton (1)                 52

3.         Catholic                       39

4.         USMMA                        29

5.         Marywood                    27

6.         Juniata                        27

7.         Drew                          12

8.         Goucher                      10


2013 Landmark Men's Swimming Preseason Poll

Rank     Institution (First Place)   Points

1.         USMMA (6)                    60

2.         Susquehanna (1)           43

3.         Scranton                       32

4.         Catholic                        25

5.         Marywood                     18

6.         Goucher                       12

7.         Drew                            6

For more information on CUA Swimming, visit the official athletics website at www.cuacardinals.com