2008-09: Placed 10th in the 100-yard freestyle and 14th in the 50 free at the Patriot Invitational… Finished second in both the 50 and 100 free events against Marist… Swam career-best times in the 50 free (21.32), 100 free (46.72) and 200 free (1:44.06) at the America East Championships.
2007-08: Finished sixth in the 50-yard freestyle, ninth in the 100 free and 18th in the 200 free at the America East Championships… Part of the winning 400 free, second-place 200 and 800 free and fourth-place 200 medley relays at the GMU Patriot Invitational… Also finished fifth in the 100 free, ninth in the 50 free and 14th in the 200 free at the same meet… Swam career-best times in the 100 free (46.95), 200 free (1:45.99) and 100 fly (56.23) at the Patriot Invite and in the 50 free (21.52) at the America East Championships... Named team Most Improved Athlete at UMBC’s varsity awards banquet.
2006-07: Finished fifth in the 100 and 200 freestyle and was part of the fourth-place 400 free and medley relays in his first collegiate meet against Rider… Won the 100 free against Marist… Swam season bests in the 50 free (21.99), 100 free (48.14) and 200 free (1:48.20) at the America East Championships.
Background: Member of the National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society in high school… Also recipient of Presidential Scholarship as a freshman and sophomore… A three-time First Team All Catholic selection… Qualified for the Speedo Champions Series for three years… Also qualified for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class AAA State Championships his junior and senior year… Named his team’s Rookie of the Year in ninth grade and MVP in 10th grade… Led his team to an undefeated 10-0 season as a senior.
Personal: Chose UMBC because of its academic reputation and personable team… Son of Frederick and Jennifer Deal… Father played football for Kutztown University… Has a younger brother, Stephen, and younger sister, Alexis… Born Aug. 26, 1988… Majoring in civil engineering.