UMBC Women's Swimming Outlook
The Retrievers enjoyed yet another tremendous year as they captured their second consecutive NEC title. With a strong freshman class, the Retriever women will hope to continue last year's success in the 2000-2001 season.
SPRINTS- Sophomore Andrea Schaeffer will be the experienced competitor in the sprint events. Freshman Laura Chang will also get a chance to prove herself.
MID FREE- Senior co-captain Christy Maskeroni will anchor the mid-distance freestyle events. Additionally, senior Terra Peterson will help provide the Retrievers with an intimidating 1-2 punch. Freshman Katrin Harrsen will also make an impact.
DISTANCE FREE- Maskeroni will again pace the Retrievers in the distance events with some help from sophomore teammate Megan Schaeffer. At the ECACs last season, Maskeroni captured the bronze in the 1650 Free. Freshmen Amanda Otis and Harrsen will add quality depth in this event as well.
BUTTERFLY- Senior Lisandra Carvalho and junior Megan Lochte are a solid tandem for the Retrievers in the fly events. Carvalho is the reigning NEC champion in the 200 Fly while Lochte performed well in her first season at UMBC. Freshman Holly Wittsack gives the Retrievers a triple threat in this event.
BREAST- Senior co-captian Lisa Webb headlines this event for the Retrievers. Peterson and Chang will also compete here.
BACK- Sophomore Megan Schaeffer and Carvalho will handle most of the backstroke duties with some help from Lochte.
IM- Webb and Lochte will take on the individual medley races for UMBC. Webb is the ECAC champion in the 400 IM, in which she set a school record. The senior from Mount Airy also took the silver in the 200 IM at the 2000 ECAC meet. Otis and Harrsen will also make an impact in the individual medley.
DIVING- Senior Tammy Hendricks returns to the team stronger than ever and will lead a trio of divers this season. She will be joined in the diving well by junior Erin O'Brien and freshman Lindsey Hollander.