Men's Swimming & Diving Set To Kick Off The 2010-2011 Season This Weekend

Patrick McMahon

Schedule: Friday, Oct. 15 vs. Fairfield, Worcester, Mass., 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 16 vs. Lehigh, Worcester, Mass., 11:00 a.m. 

  • The Holy Cross men's swimming and diving team will kick off the 2010-2011 season with two home meets this week. On Friday, Oct. 15, the Crusaders welcome Fairfield to the Hart Center, and then on Saturday, Oct. 16, the Crusaders will race Lehigh in Patriot League action at the Hart Center.
  • Head coach Barry Parenteau returns 13 letterwinners from a year ago and welcomes nine newcomers to the pool. Seniors Sean Hager (Westfield, N.J.) and Nick Larsen (Whitman, Mass.) will serve as captains for the 2010-2011 season.
  • Parenteau enters his 36th season as coach of the Holy Cross swimming and diving programs. Parenteau has coached the Holy Cross women's swimming and diving team since its inception in 1975 and took over the head coaching responsibilities for the men's team in 1996. Last season, Parenteau led the women's team to six record-breaking performances at the Patriot League Championship and had twenty-three student-athletes from the men's and women's teams named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
  • Last season, the Crusaders opened the year with a home meet against Lehigh and then traveled to Fairfield the following day. Holy Cross fell to Lehigh 143-92 at the Hart Center, before falling at Fairfield 166-120.