Coach: Kim Easterday, 15th year Assistant coach: Steve Easterday
Last year's record: Men -- 6-8 overall, 7th of 14 in Middle Atlantic Conference championships. Women -- 1-14 overall, 11th of 14 teams at MAC championships
Top returnees: Men -- Seniors, Mark Burroughs (breast), Corey Krall (breast, free); juniors, Matt Cook (fly, free), Keith St. Amand (breast, free), Trevor Wysong (breast, fly, free); sophomores, Matt Byrne (fly, free), Matt Gebhard (free), Chip Miller (back, free), Rob Newman (free), Ed Veprovsky (breast, free). Women -- Seniors, Helen Lowe (back, free), Tracey Snyder (free), Amy Vodraska (back, free), Kelly Zeager (breast, free); juniors, J. J. Boggs (breast, free), Valerie Shearer (back, fly); sophomores, Ashley Scattergood (free), Stacy Stauffer (back, free)
Top newcomers: Men -- Senior, Marshall Eidenberg (fly, free); junior, Bob Pick (breast); freshmen, Jason Drissel (breast, free), Mike Jekogian (free), Jeff Maslin (fly, free). Women -- Senior, Judy Gibson (back, free); sophomore, Kristin Poff (back, free); freshmen, Anna Jakubiec (breast, individual medley), Crystal Morris (fly, free), Michele Reavy (breast, free)
Coach's comments: Men -- "We have more depth on the men's team. We lost some key individuals, but we hope to do as well, if not better, than last year's team." Women -- "The women's team will be a little bit better."
The Carroll County Sun's outlook: Men -- Newman won MAC titles in the 50-, 100- and 200-freestyle races last year, and Cook and Gebhard set several school records last year in that meet. Newman also was chosen as the co-Outstanding Male Swimmer at the event. The trio gives the Terrors a solid nucleus, and the newcomers give Easterday some depth and flexibility.
That could boost the Terrors to a .500 or better meet record and, perhaps, a top 10 MAC finish. Defending champ Gettysburg should repeat, Easterday says, with Swarthmore perhaps the top contender for second at this stage of the season. Women -- The women have more rebuilding to do this year than the men and likely won't return to their form of the early 1980s, when they were just below the MAC's elite programs and good enough to send several swimmers to the NCAA Division III nationals. Shearer and Stauffer scored in the MAC meet last year, and Easterday says Jakubiec can make some immediate contributions to the team. Look for a couple more dual meet wins.
Improvement in the MAC meet will be tough, since nearly 100 points separated the Terrors from 10th-place Widener. Defending champ Gettysburg is head and shoulders above the rest of the conference, Easterday says.