UConn men's swimming and diving to honor seniors before meet against Seton Hall
Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013
Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013 22:01
Returning after a long Christmas break and a refreshing training session in Puerto Rico, the UConn men’s swimming and diving team will host the Seton Hall Pirates on Senior Day Sunday.
Despite a long break from racing, swimming head coach Bob Goldberg is confident that the team’s performance will not be negatively affected by the long winter break. The team has just returned from a two-week training trip in Puerto Rico where it benefitted from access to a great pool and equally great weather.
“We had a really good trip and we’re in great shape, but now we’ve got to convert that into our racing speed, which I don’t really think will be a problem,” Goldberg said.
Coach Goldberg thinks that though the winter break hiatus has left the team “a little bit on the rusty side,” all universities have the same break and the Huskies should be able to fare well.
The Huskies are in fairly good health, although questions remain about Captain and butterfly swimmer Nick Cerra who was set back with a case of mono that was diagnosed in early December. Cerra has been back in the pool for two weeks and appears to be swimming well, however, so his prior illness should not have significant impact on his performance on Sunday.
This season, Seton Hall holds a 4-8 record while the Huskies stand at 2-2, not including their third place finish at the Virginia Tech Invitational. In their last encounter, the Huskies defeated Seton Hall by a score of 187-111, with three swimmers even winning multiple events. The divers had similar success, with current seniors Grant Fecteau and Anthony Cortright winning in the one–meter and three meter diving, respectively.
With this meet also being Senior Day, emotions are likely to run high amongst the program’s six seniors: swimmers Nick Cerra, Sean Cook, Joe Glowacki and Kyungsoo Yoon, and divers Grant Fecteau and Anthony Cortright. A special Senior Day presentation begins 30 minutes before the ceremony, and many family members and supporters will be present for the occasion.