Norwich Names Jones, Andreo, Weber and Hevey as Captains

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich men and women’s swimming and diving coach Laura Dunn announced her four captains for the upcoming 2011-12 season on Thursday.


Seniors Felicia Jones (Sherburne, N.Y.) and Kevin Weber (Stephentown, N.Y.) return as captains for the second straight year and they will be joined by senior Molly Andreo (Bedford, N.H.), as well as junior Chris Hevey (Biddeford, Maine).


“All of our captains are members of a ROTC program and intend to commission either this year or next,” Dunn said. “They carry large workloads between academics, positions in the Corps, and swimming. They are dedicated members of the swim team and active participants in the Norwich community.”


On the women’s side, Jones is the top returning sprinter in freestyle and backstroke. She has been a relay finalist at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association (NEISDA) championship the last three seasons.


“Felicia really stepped up her training last year and saw the results with all the best times at the Championships,” Dunn said.


Jones is a biology major, an Air Force ROTC member, Major in the Corps of Cadets, and a 4th Battalion Executive Officer.


Andreo is a three-year varsity member and enters her first season as captain. She swims mid-distance freestyle and is a criminal justice major. Andreo is a member of Marine Corps ROTC and platoon leader for the NU Drill Team.


“Molly never shies away from a challenge,” Dunn said. “She is a very hard worker, as well as a positive and enthusiastic member of the team.”


Weber is one of the top returning sprinters in the freestyle and backstroke and earned All-NEISDA in the 200 free relay in 2011. He is a biology major, member of the Army ROTC, and a major in the Corps-Regimental S3.

“Kevin had a breakthrough season last year,” Dunn said. “We are counting on him to help lead our young core of sprinters and gain All-NEISDA recognition in an individual event in 2012.”


Hevey is one of the top returning breaststrokers and earned All-NEISDA in 2011 in the 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 breast and 50 breast. He also is an architecture major, Navy ROTC platoon sergeant, and a Corps Command Sergeant Major 1stBattalion.


“Chris is an intense competitor who has a great work ethic and uses every opportunity he can to swim fast,” Dunn said.


Both of the Norwich swimming and diving teams open their 2011-12 campaigns on Nov. 5 by hosting SUNY Potsdam in a dual meet at Goodyear Pool.


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