Swimming & Diving vs. UMass Dartmouth
Saturday, October 27 | 1 p.m.
Morse Pool | Babson Park, Mass.
• Babson and UMass Dartmouth will meet for the 21st consecutive season on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers have won 12 straight and 19 of the last 20 men's dual meets, while the Babson women are 9-11 against the Corsairs going back to 1998.
• The Green and White combined to win 19 events as the men posted a 170-117 victory, while the women suffered a 137-112 loss to Corsairs on October 28, 2017, in Dartmouth, Mass.
• Junior Jack Lucero won three individual events and classmate Alex Damiecki, sophomore Taras Polakoff and Mitchell Posk '18 all won two races apiece for the Babson men.
• Junior Tirza Rentovich (50 free, 100 free) and sophomore Celine Nie (100 butterfly, 200 IM) were both double winners for the Beavers on the women's side.
SCOUTING THE CORSAIRS
• UMass Dartmouth will compete for the third weekend in a row after the men came in second and the women third at the Roger Williams Invitational on October 21.
• Junior David Adamski was a winner in both the 200 and 500 free, and the Corsairs posted runner-up finishes in both the 200 free relay and 200 medley relay.
• Junior Sarah Murphy placed second in the 200 IM, while first-year Maddie Kovach finished fourth in the 200 IM and fifth in the 100 backstroke.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• The Green and White is looking to build upon a strong 2017-18 campaign that saw the men matched its highest dual-meet win total (10) since 2002 and the women make a five-win jump over the previous season.
• The Babson men return nine swimmers, led by Damiecki, who set three individual records last winter. Lucero touched the wall first 20 times across multiple events last season, and sophomores Lachlan Dibbayawan and Kevin Luu were part of the team's school record in the 200 medley relay.
• Rentovich and seniors Tessa Amoroso and Maria Orive are three of just seven returners for a youthful women's squad. Rentovich broke the school record in the 100 free last February, while Amoroso registered the top 3-meter diving score of her career at last year's NEWMAC Championships.
YOUTH IS SERVED
• Third-year head coach Kristy Martin brought in 15 first-year swimmers, eight on the men's side and seven on the women's, that will look to contribute immediately for the Green and White.
NEWMAC COACHES MAKE THEIR PICKS
• The Babson men were picked to finish sixth and the women 10th when the league released its preseason coaches polls earlier this week.
WHAT'S UP NEXT
• Following Saturday's season opener, the Beavers travel to WPI for a series of dual meets next Friday night. The men will face Brandeis and the host Engineers, while the women will take on WPI, Brandeis and Smith.