Swimming and Diving Announces Captains, Schedules for 2011-12 Campaign

2011-12 Schedule

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.

John Mendenhall

Ben Wolbert


Andrew Eckhoff