BALTIMORE—Seniors Abbey McKenney (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine), John Mendenhall (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East), Ashley Miller (New Smyrna Beach, Fla./New Smyrna Beach), Laura Tilman (Miami, Fla./Ransom Everglades) and Ben Wolbert (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) and junior Andrew Eckhoff (Chelmsburg, Mass./Chelmsburg) have been named captains for the 2011-12 season, head coach Chad Cradock announced today.
"After an exciting end of the season last year winning the conference crown on both sides, we're looking for our upperclassmen to lead us to another great year," Cradock said. "Our senior class has contributed a great amount through three years and will be looking to end their collegiate careers on a positive note."
McKenney, Miller and Tilman will captain the women's team, while Eckhoff, Mendenhall and Wolbert will captain the men's squad as the Retrievers open the 2011-12 with a non-scored meet at Bucknell on Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. UMBC's first home meet will be against Navy on Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. before hosting George Washington for Parents Weekend and the Kick Off Dinner at 1 p.m. on Oct. 29.
Senior and Alumni Day will be Jan. 21 at 1:00 as the Retrievers take on local rivals Loyola and Towson before ending the dual meet season against Penn and La Salle in Philadelphia on Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. UMBC will look to defend their America East Championships Feb. 23-26 at Boston University.
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January 24, 2012 Three Retrievers Earn Weekly America East Swimming and Diving Honors
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November 22, 2011 McKenney and De Waal Sweep Weekly Swimming Awards
November 18, 2011 McKenney Breaks Record, Leads Swimming and Diving to Day 2 Lead
November 17, 2011 Swimming and Diving Leads After Day One at Patriot Invitational
November 17, 2011 Both Swimming and Diving Teams Named in First Top-25 Mid-Major Rankings
November 16, 2011 Swimming and Diving Teams Look to Repeat at Patriot Invitational
November 12, 2011 Swimming and Diving Falls at Rival Maryland
November 11, 2011 Retrievers Head South on 95 to Take on Terps on Saturday
October 29, 2011 Swimming and Diving Cruises Past George Washington
October 21, 2011 Relays Set Season-Best Times, But Swimming and Diving Swept By Navy
October 12, 2011 Cradock to Stay in Baltimore Through 2014-2015 School Year
January 13, 2011 Swimming and Diving Begins 2012 With a Trip to Washington, D.C.