D3swimming.com’s Pre-Season All American Team – Men

It’s that time of year, after months of waiting, after an off-season full of recruiting, coaching changes and anticipation, the 2015-16 campaign is almost here. So, who will define this NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming & Diving season?

D3swimming.com presents its 2015-16 Preseason All-America Team, which features plenty of familiar faces. NCAA Division III Men’s Swimmer of the Year and U.S. National Champion Andrew Wilson headlines a group of three Emory swimmers on the team, the highest total of any program in the nation. The UAA boasts the most selections of any conference with five, while the NCAC sits just behind with four.

Keep an eye on a handful of underclassmen. On the heels of breaking out as true freshmen last year, Pomona Pitzer freestyler Mark Hallman, Amherst flyer Sam Spurrell and NYU miler Austin Palmer could be poised for even bigger things as sophomores.

Men:

Andrew Greenhalgh – Johns Hopkins, Junior

  • National record holder in the 500 Free and runner-up in the 1650 Free at 2015 NCAA Division III Championships.

Andrew Wilson – Emory, Senior

  • The reigning Swimmer of the Year

Jesse Novak – Rowan, Junior

  • Defending National Champion in the 50 and 100 Free

Oliver Smith – Emory, Sophomore

  • Fastest 50 Free split at 2015 NCAA Division III Championships, 19.44.

Arthur Conover – Kenyon, Junior

  • National record holder in the 1650 Free and runner-up in the 500 Free 2015 NCAA Division III Championships

Reed Dalton – Wash. U, Senior

  • First Division III swimmer to be sub 47 in the 100 fly

Evan Holder – Johns Hopkins, Junior

  • Fastest 200 Free at 2015 NCAA Division III Championships leading off the 800 free relay, 1:37.35.

Mike Lanz – St. Thomas, Senior

  • 3rd place finishes in the 100 and 200 Fly at 2015 NCAA Division III Championships.

Benjamin Lin – Williams, Junior

  • National record holder in the 100 Back and a 4th place finish in the 200 Back at 2015 NCAA Division III Championships

Trevor Manz – Kenyon, Junior

  • 5th place in the 200 IM, 6th place in the 400 IM and 9th in the 200 Breast at the 2015 NCAA Division III Championships

Tommy Thetford – Washington & Lee, Sophomore

  • 4th place 50 Free and 5th place 100 Free at 2015 NCAA Division III Championships

Matt Williams          – CMS, Junior

  • 4th place in the 100 back and 13th place in the 100 Fly 2015 NCAA Division III Championships. Also, has the second fastest returning 50 back split.

Alex Poltash – CMS, Junior

  • 3rd place in the 100 Free, 5th place in the 50 Free and 11th place in the 200 Free 2015 NCAA Division III Championships.

Christian Baker – Emory, Junior

  • 3rd place in the 500, 5th place in the 200 Free and 11th place 1650 Free 2015 NCAA Division III Championships

Michael Lagieski – Wash. U 100

  • 2nd place in the 100 Breast and 3rd place in the 200 Breast at 2015 NCAA Division III Championships

 

Jack Lindell – Denison, Junior

  • 3rd place in the 100 Back, 3rd place in the 400 IM and 7th place in the 200 IM at 2015 NCAA Division III Championships

Shahar Reesman – Keene St., Senior

  • 3rd place in the 1650 Free, 4th place in the 500 Free and 13th in the 200 Free at 2015 NCAA Division III Championships

Max Levy – Denison, Junior

  • Defending national champion on 1 and 3 meter boards, reigning Diver of the Year.

Matthew Rohrer – Tufts, Junior

  • 6th place on 1 meter and 8th place on 3 meter at 2015 NCAA Division III Championships.

 Arron Carlson – SUNY Fredonia Diving,

  • 9th place finishes on 1 and 3 meter boards at 2015 NCAA Division III Championships

 

 

 

 

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