Crusader Men's Swimming and Diving Picked Eighth in Preseason Poll

Oct. 12, 2006

Worcester, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's swimming and diving team was picked eighth in the Patriot League preseason polls Thursday morning. Navy took first place in the poll with 98 points and 14 votes for first place. Army came in second with 81 votes and two votes for first place.

Holy Cross is coming off of the 2005-2006 season where the Crusaders took second in the Worcester City Championship and won an exciting meet against St. Peter's (New Jersey). The Crusaders took eighth in the Patriot League Championship meet.

Holy Cross will begin the 2006-2007 season Saturday, October 25, when they travel to Springfield, Mass to take on Springfield College.

2006 Patriot League Men's Swimming and Diving Preseason Poll

1. Navy (14) 98

2. Army (2) 81

3. Bucknell 75

4. Lehigh 59

5. American 48

6. Colgate 39

7. Lafayette 34

8. Holy Cross 14