Class of 2019

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  • #11750

    imJumbo
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    The class of 2015 have all graduated, and all the teams are prepping for the new class to arrive. So, who’s joining the ranks for everyone? Let’s start up the list.

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  • #28482

    GrudeMonk
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    I’ve got the incoming Tufts’ class:
    Nick Berger 100 Bk ~57, 100 Fly ~56
    Kingsley Bowen 100 Bk 49.50, 100 Fly 49.65, 200 IM 1:53.50
    Samson Braun 500 Fr 5:40.13
    Noah Cagley 200 Fr 1:42.42, 100 Fr 47.17, 500 Fr 4:40.37
    Travis Gordon 100 Bk 54.50, 200 Bk 1:59.41
    Brian Honicky 200 IM 1:59.12, 100 Fr 48.99, 100 Br 1:01.93
    Brandon Jinn 200 Fr ~1:42, 500 Fr ~4:38, 200 IM ~1:56
    Abe Massik
    David Nason 100 Bk 52.49, 100 Fly 52.20, 200 Bk 1:55.32
    Craig Neubieser 100 Fly 54.52, 200 Fly 2:00.91, 500 Fr 4:57.88
    Noah Oldson 200 Bk ~1:57, 100 Bk ~54, 500 Fr ~4:53
    Adon Shapiro 500 Fr 4:44.51, 200 Fr 1:44.72, 100 Fr 48.72
    Chris Simotas 100 Bk ~55, 200 Bk ~2:00, 50 Fr ~22.1
    Robert Toscano
    Jamie Viotto 500 Fr 4:46.27, 200 Fr 1:47.17
    Alejandro Vollbrechthausen 100 Fr 48.97
    Ross Wood 200 Fr 1:42.86, 100 Fr 47.50, 50 Fr 21.78
    James Wu 100 Bk 54.95, 200 Bk 1:59.43

    Kingsley Bowen is the stud of this group with a chance at making three A finals at NESCACs next year. There are four or five others that could score too. It looks like a stronger than normal incoming class from Tufts.

  • #28483

    oldeph
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    @grudemonk wrote:

    I’ve got the incoming Tufts’ class:
    Nick Berger 100 Bk ~57, 100 Fly ~56
    Kingsley Bowen 100 Bk 49.50, 100 Fly 49.65, 200 IM 1:53.50
    Samson Braun 500 Fr 5:40.13
    Noah Cagley 200 Fr 1:42.42, 100 Fr 47.17, 500 Fr 4:40.37
    Travis Gordon 100 Bk 54.50, 200 Bk 1:59.41
    Brian Honicky 200 IM 1:59.12, 100 Fr 48.99, 100 Br 1:01.93
    Brandon Jinn 200 Fr ~1:42, 500 Fr ~4:38, 200 IM ~1:56
    Abe Massik
    David Nason 100 Bk 52.49, 100 Fly 52.20, 200 Bk 1:55.32
    Craig Neubieser 100 Fly 54.52, 200 Fly 2:00.91, 500 Fr 4:57.88
    Noah Oldson 200 Bk ~1:57, 100 Bk ~54, 500 Fr ~4:53
    Adon Shapiro 500 Fr 4:44.51, 200 Fr 1:44.72, 100 Fr 48.72
    Chris Simotas 100 Bk ~55, 200 Bk ~2:00, 50 Fr ~22.1
    Robert Toscano
    Jamie Viotto 500 Fr 4:46.27, 200 Fr 1:47.17
    Alejandro Vollbrechthausen 100 Fr 48.97
    Ross Wood 200 Fr 1:42.86, 100 Fr 47.50, 50 Fr 21.78
    James Wu 100 Bk 54.95, 200 Bk 1:59.43

    Kingsley Bowen is the stud of this group with a chance at making three A finals at NESCACs next year. There are four or five others that could score too. It looks like a stronger than normal incoming class from Tufts.

    Is Kingsley the little brother of Loring Bowen at Conn College?
    This class looks very large and deep by Tufts standards. Two 4:40 or better 500 Free guys. That’s pretty good.
    I haven’t seen other lists, but what i know of Williams is it’s a “nice” class. Not very big, a few top guys but not huge and not too much that’s automatic NCAA travel team material. It’s simply impossible to replace the ten who graduated (and included Ricotta, Gronbeck, Lattimer, Nanda, etc.) and broke 5 individual team records and had a hand in 4 relay records in 2015 alone.

  • #28484

    brswimmer24
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    Williams (according to collegeswimming and usa swimming)

    Men

    Matthew Lennon Back/Free 100 fr 48.40, 200 fr 1:44.18,50 bk 24.22, 100 bk 51.98, 200 bk 1:55
    Robby Bradford fr/bk/fly 500 fr 4:47, 200 bk 1:56, 200 fly 1:56
    Zach Ottati bk/fly/IM 50 bk 24.26, 100 bk 51.76, 200 bk 1:51.23, 50 fly 23.26, 100 fly 50.30, 200 fly 1:54.12, 200 IM 1:53.20
    James Finnegan fr/bk/br 50 fr 20.77, 100 fr 46.07, 200 fr 1:42.49, 50 bk 23.82, 100 bk 51.56, 100 br 58.97
    Curtis Maher fr/bk 50 fr 21.25, 100 fr 46.36, 200 fr 1:41.22, 50 bk 23.86, 100 bk 51.76, 200 bk 1:50.91
    Shahzad Mumtaz fr/fly/IM 500 fr 4:42.96, 1000 fr 9:39.31, 1650 fr 16:10.58, 200 fly 1:53.53, 200 IM 1:57.19, 400 IM 4:05.42
    Yonaton Melnick br 50 br 26.72, 100 br 58.07, 200 br 2:08.31
    Dragan Vujovic br/IM 100 br 57.50, 200 br 2:03.27, 200 IM 1:56.15, 400 IM 4:10.81

    Women

    Maia Hare 50 fr 23.92, 100 fr 52.30, 200 fr 1:55.54, 100 fly 55.36
    ]Kristina Barry100 fr 54.01, 200 fr 1:54.36, 500 fr 5:05.23, 1000 fr 10:27.60, 1650 fr 17:54.54
    Alison McNamara 200 fr 1:54.53, 500 fr 5:06.81, 100 br 1:04.97, 200 br 2:20.21, 400 IM 4:35.43
    Dana Chung 50 fr 24.02, 100 fr 52.56, 200 fr 1:56.39, 100 fly 59.36, 200 IM 2:11.74, 400 IM 4:39.94
    Franny Dean 500 fr 5:04.46, 1000 fr 10:28.14, 1650 17:24.97, 100 br 1:05.88, 200 br 2:21.85, 200 IM 2:08.9, 400 IM 4:31
    Erin Kennedy 100 fr 52.92, 200 fr 1:54.68, 500 fr 5:10.36, 100 fly 58.56, 200 fly 2:09.28

  • #28485

    EphFan123
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    While the most recent WIlliams class will be very hard to replace, this year’s class seems to be very promising as well.

    Both Dragan and Yonaton seem to be solid breaststroke recruits. Dragan will definitely be able to replace the 200 breaststroking power lost, and looking at recent times – Yonaton recently posted a 1:07.7, a new best time, at what appears to be a midseason meet. Digging a little further shows a 3 second time drop from that meet last year to his season best time – which although may not be consistent should hopefully mean another solid drop is in the works. Dragan is an excellent 200 breaststroker that promises to be under 2:00 soon enough, replacing what was lost last year, and bringing some solid Fly and IM ability to the table. He’s been as fast as 1:07.0 longcourse, so hopefully a nice time drop this summer will lead into some fast swimming for next fall. Although his 100 hasn’t gone down much in the past couple of years, the 200 has come down nicely which hopefully is a good sign. Former breaststroker so that’s where i did the most analysis, but my thoughts on the rest of the class are below. Interestingly Jamie also has a quick breaststroke – Seems to be an all around fast swimmer.

    Shahzad is also a solid distance pickup for the Ephs – an area which they seem to be fairly weak in for this particular recruiting class. Matthew, Curtis, Zach, and Jamie all bring very quick 100 backstrokes to the table, which should help to solidify Williams’s dominance in that particular event at NESCACs – Curtis and Jamie also bring a solid Sprint ability to the table with very quick times in the 50/100. Jamie especially dropped recently in the 50 free and seems to be showing a steady downward trend in that event. Curtis also has a solid 50/100 with an excellent 200 backstroke ability as well. From what I can tell his older brother just finished swimming at Princeton and did very well there. Zach Ottati also promises to be an excellent bk/fly/IM recruit for the Ephs and looks to be a solid future replacement for Thad

  • #28486

    polarbear
    Member

    @oldeph wrote:

    @grudemonk wrote:

    I’ve got the incoming Tufts’ class:
    Nick Berger 100 Bk ~57, 100 Fly ~56
    Kingsley Bowen 100 Bk 49.50, 100 Fly 49.65, 200 IM 1:53.50
    Samson Braun 500 Fr 5:40.13
    Noah Cagley 200 Fr 1:42.42, 100 Fr 47.17, 500 Fr 4:40.37
    Travis Gordon 100 Bk 54.50, 200 Bk 1:59.41
    Brian Honicky 200 IM 1:59.12, 100 Fr 48.99, 100 Br 1:01.93
    Brandon Jinn 200 Fr ~1:42, 500 Fr ~4:38, 200 IM ~1:56
    Abe Massik
    David Nason 100 Bk 52.49, 100 Fly 52.20, 200 Bk 1:55.32
    Craig Neubieser 100 Fly 54.52, 200 Fly 2:00.91, 500 Fr 4:57.88
    Noah Oldson 200 Bk ~1:57, 100 Bk ~54, 500 Fr ~4:53
    Adon Shapiro 500 Fr 4:44.51, 200 Fr 1:44.72, 100 Fr 48.72
    Chris Simotas 100 Bk ~55, 200 Bk ~2:00, 50 Fr ~22.1
    Robert Toscano
    Jamie Viotto 500 Fr 4:46.27, 200 Fr 1:47.17
    Alejandro Vollbrechthausen 100 Fr 48.97
    Ross Wood 200 Fr 1:42.86, 100 Fr 47.50, 50 Fr 21.78
    James Wu 100 Bk 54.95, 200 Bk 1:59.43

    Kingsley Bowen is the stud of this group with a chance at making three A finals at NESCACs next year. There are four or five others that could score too. It looks like a stronger than normal incoming class from Tufts.

    Is Kingsley the little brother of Loring Bowen at Conn College?
    This class looks very large and deep by Tufts standards. Two 4:40 or better 500 Free guys. That’s pretty good.
    I haven’t seen other lists, but what i know of Williams is it’s a “nice” class. Not very big, a few top guys but not huge and not too much that’s automatic NCAA travel team material. It’s simply impossible to replace the ten who graduated (and included Ricotta, Gronbeck, Lattimer, Nanda, etc.) and broke 5 individual team records and had a hand in 4 relay records in 2015 alone.

    Kingsley is not, he is from Ohio. Good get for Tufts, he was on the radar at a few places and the general consensus was that he was going to drop time (as he has).

    How does Tufts end up with such a big class every year? This was true even in the Megerle days (and they had the same issues keeping everyone happy in a small pool). Objectively — let’s not get into s discussion of the relative merits of each school here — they are not the best / not the worst academically in the league and don’t have a facility that jumps out. Size comparabale to other NESCAC schools? Engineering program?

  • #28487

    oldeph
    Member

    @polarbear wrote:

    @oldeph wrote:

    @grudemonk wrote:

    I’ve got the incoming Tufts’ class:
    Nick Berger 100 Bk ~57, 100 Fly ~56
    Kingsley Bowen 100 Bk 49.50, 100 Fly 49.65, 200 IM 1:53.50
    Samson Braun 500 Fr 5:40.13
    Noah Cagley 200 Fr 1:42.42, 100 Fr 47.17, 500 Fr 4:40.37
    Travis Gordon 100 Bk 54.50, 200 Bk 1:59.41
    Brian Honicky 200 IM 1:59.12, 100 Fr 48.99, 100 Br 1:01.93
    Brandon Jinn 200 Fr ~1:42, 500 Fr ~4:38, 200 IM ~1:56
    Abe Massik
    David Nason 100 Bk 52.49, 100 Fly 52.20, 200 Bk 1:55.32
    Craig Neubieser 100 Fly 54.52, 200 Fly 2:00.91, 500 Fr 4:57.88
    Noah Oldson 200 Bk ~1:57, 100 Bk ~54, 500 Fr ~4:53
    Adon Shapiro 500 Fr 4:44.51, 200 Fr 1:44.72, 100 Fr 48.72
    Chris Simotas 100 Bk ~55, 200 Bk ~2:00, 50 Fr ~22.1
    Robert Toscano
    Jamie Viotto 500 Fr 4:46.27, 200 Fr 1:47.17
    Alejandro Vollbrechthausen 100 Fr 48.97
    Ross Wood 200 Fr 1:42.86, 100 Fr 47.50, 50 Fr 21.78
    James Wu 100 Bk 54.95, 200 Bk 1:59.43

    Kingsley Bowen is the stud of this group with a chance at making three A finals at NESCACs next year. There are four or five others that could score too. It looks like a stronger than normal incoming class from Tufts.

    Is Kingsley the little brother of Loring Bowen at Conn College?
    This class looks very large and deep by Tufts standards. Two 4:40 or better 500 Free guys. That’s pretty good.
    I haven’t seen other lists, but what i know of Williams is it’s a “nice” class. Not very big, a few top guys but not huge and not too much that’s automatic NCAA travel team material. It’s simply impossible to replace the ten who graduated (and included Ricotta, Gronbeck, Lattimer, Nanda, etc.) and broke 5 individual team records and had a hand in 4 relay records in 2015 alone.

    Kingsley is not, he is from Ohio. Good get for Tufts, he was on the radar at a few places and the general consensus was that he was going to drop time (as he has).

    How does Tufts end up with such a big class every year? This was true even in the Megerle days (and they had the same issues keeping everyone happy in a small pool). Objectively — let’s not get into s discussion of the relative merits of each school here — they are not the best / not the worst academically in the league and don’t have a facility that jumps out. Size comparabale to other NESCAC schools? Engineering program?

    Tufts is much larger than the other NESCAC schools. It enrolls approximately 1,350 students per class or 5,400-5,500 undergrads in total. This is 3x the size of Connecticut College for example and 2.5x the size of Williams. It also has close to 10,000 students overall (University not a College) and some students could be drawn to the combination of bigger science and STEM programming plus the Boston proximity. it’s logical (pool notwithstanding) that they would draw a larger number of participants to athletic programs.

  • #28488

    GrudeMonk
    Member

    In addition it appears that Tufts handles recruiting a little differently than other NESCAC schools – at least in swimming. Over the last few years, and could be longer, Tufts Admissions has allowed the coaches to support quite a large number of high stats swimming recruits. Not all recruits with this level of support are admitted, but the vast majority are. I expect there are at least a couple of recruits each year that receive a higher level of support. This level is for the fastest swimmers and I believe it corresponds more closely to the recruiting you see at many other NESCAC schools. Perhaps other NESCAC schools also use that lower level of support for some swimming recruits too. It’s just that Tufts probably gets around 8-12 male and 8-12 female swimmers a year using that level of support, which is many more than any other NESCAC school.

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