UMBC, East Carolina Transfer Highlight's Tampa's Class

The University of Tampa will be bringing in another quality class for the 2016-2017 season, involving 8 women and 14 men.  “We continue to bring in quality student-athletes who excel both in the classroom and in the pool, and carry great, positive character throughout their daily lives”, says Ed Brennan, entering his 37th season as the Spartans’ head coach.

The Lady Spartans will look to improve on their 3rd place finish at the 2016 Sunshine State Conference Championships and 30th place finish at the 2016 NCAA Championships.  The incoming class is led by East Carolina transfer McKenzie Street.  Street's times rival the school’s record board and would’ve earned an individual NCAA invitation this past year.  Aubrey Hilborn will help with a strong backstroke crew, while the trio of Torey Brierley, Molly O’Hara, and Megan Waddell will add depth to a sprint squad that’s currently headed by returner Marisa Barton (2nd place finish in the 50Fr at 2016 NCAAs).  

Meanwhile, the men’s team will look to improve on their 3rd place finish at the 2016 Sunshine State Conference Championships and back-to-back 9th place finishes at the NCAA Championships.   Ethan Harrington leads one of the deepest incoming classes in The University of Tampa’s history with backstroke times that convert to NCAA scoring caliber.  Brett Saunders will provide great versatility across all strokes and the IMs, while Sean Rodney and Tomas Manso-Fraga will add conference and possible NCAA scoring depth in the butterfly and distance free events.  Transfer Bryan Mattingly will enter a sprint squad coming off the fastest season in Division II history, with NCAA records in the 200 and 400 Freestyle Relays.  

The University of Tampa opens up the 2016-2017 season on October 14th against conference rival Florida Southern in Tampa under the lights at 6pm.
Charley Ames-DeJesus (Fit Republik…Dubai, UAE)
50Fr (28.00 SCM), 100Fr (1:00.47 SCM), 200Fr (2:12.30 SCM)

Torey Brierley (Metro Atlantic Aquatic Club…Decatur, GA)
50Fr (24.27), 100Fr (53.27), 100Bk (59.39)

Brittney Campbell (Immaculate Conception…Kingston, Jamaica) 
50Fr (28.67 LCM), 200Fr (2:10.47 LCM), 200IM (2:26.44 LCM)

Aubrey Hilborn (Northwest Aquatic Club Swimming…Fort Wayne, IN)
100Bk (58.02), 200Bk (2:08.22), 200Fly (2:08.85)

Sarah Mandis (Old Dominion Aquatic Club…Kitty Hawk, NC)
200Fr (1:55.30), 500Fr (5:09.57), 1000Fr (10:47.30)

Molly O’Hara (Lakeside Swim Team…Louisville, KY)
50Fr (23.87), 100Fly (56.97) 100Fr (52.49)

McKenzie Street (East Carolina University/Ridley Area YMCA Stingrays…Norwood, PA)
100Br (1:03.60), 200Br (2:17.62), 100Fly (55.59)

Megan Waddell (Palatine Park District Swim Team…Algonquin, IL)
50Fr (24.43), 100Fr (53.59), 200Fr (1:56.19)

Spencer Ball (Lawrence Swim Team…Indianapolis, IN)
100Bk (52.42), 200Bk (1:55.42), 400IM (4:12.34)

Connor Brown (Academy Aquatic Club…Tampa, FL)
50Fr (22.77), 100Fr (49.13), 100Br (1:13.52 LCM)

CJ Eron (North Carolina Aquatic Club…Chapel Hill, NC)
50Fr (21.82), 100Fr (47.69), 100Fly (52.75)

Garrett Hammons (Avon Community Swim Team…Avon, IN)
100Bk (52.25), 200Fr (1:45.17), 500Fr (4:44.57)

Ethan Harrington (Plymouth Leander…London, England)
100Bk (56.81 LCM), 200Bk (2:03.89 LCM), 200Fr (1:58.09 LCM)

Cooper Holmes (Downeast Family YMCA…Ellsworth, ME)
100Br (58.97), 100Bk (52.18), 50Fr (21.84)

Tomas Manso-Fraga (C. Marina Ferrol…Ferrol, Spain)
200Fly (2:05.00 LCM), 100Fly (56.79 LCM), 800Fr (8:27.87 LCM)

Bryan Mattingly (University of Maryland-Baltimore County/Jersey Wahoos…Medford, NJ)
50Fr (20.99), 100Fr (45.93), 100Bk (51.97)

Tommy McCabe (University of Denver Hilltoppers…Highlands Ranch, CO)
200Bk (1:53.36), 400IM (4:09.04), 500Fr (4:45.30)

Zach Potter (Cardinal & Gold Aquatics…Towson, MD)
100Br (57.23), 200Br (2:10.35), 50Fr (21.53)

Sean Rodney (Palatine Park District Swim Team…Barrington, IL)
200Fly (1:49.56), 400IM (4:00.10), 1650Fr (16:10.15)

Dominic Russo (Virginia Gators…Roanoke, VA)
100Bk (51.60), 200Bk (1:52.25), 50Fr (22.14)

Brett Saunders (Delaware Swim Team…Newark, DE)
400IM (3:57.61), 200IM (1:51.39), 200Bk (1:50.78)

Austin Simpson (Santa Maria Swim Club…Arroyo Grande, CA)
200Br (2:06.33), 100Br (58.66), 500Fr (4:42.26)