Luca Santinelli
Luca Santinelli
Height: 6-1
Weight: 176
Year: Senior
Hometown: Via Alfleri, Italy
High School: Liceo Scientifico
Position: Breast

2015-16: Earned a spot in the finals of the 200 breaststroke at the CCSA Championships this past spring... Finished the race in a time of 2:03.13, good for seventh place... Set a career best time in the 100 breast with a time of 56.65... Also competed in the 400 IM at the CCSA Championships, touching the wall in a time of 4:07.54.

2014-15: Earned a pair of medals at the 2015 CCSA Championships in his first full season with the Retrievers... Placed third (11th overall) in the B final of the 200 IM in Georgia, touching in with a time of 1:53.61... Finished in seventh place in the A finals of the 100 breaststroke with a time of 56.96... Earned silver medal in the 200 breaststroke, touching in at 1:59.93, the best time in his career.

2013-14: Began competing for the Retrievers after winter break and swam in the 100- and 200-yd. breaststroke events, as well as the 400-yd. IM, at the CCSA Championships… Recorded career-best times in each of the events at the meet in Tennessee… His top 200 breaststroke time of 2:01.22 placed him fifth in the finals and ranks fourth all-time in UMBC history… His top time in the 100-yd. event of 56.87 was recorded in the event prelims and ranks tenth in program history… Won his first career dual meet event by claiming the top spot in the 200 breast on Jan. 11 as UMBC entertained Howard… Also competed in the 200 fly and 200 IM during the year.

2012-13: Sat out due to NCAA Transfer Policy.

Background: Finished in third place at the 2012 Italian Championships... Competed in the national swim meet for the first time in 2010.

Personal: Son of Sandro Santinelli and Angela Mei... Majoring in physics and hopes to become a researcher... Favorite professional team is AC Milan... Born May 18, 1992.