Gettysburg Selected Preseason Favorite

Gettysburg Selected Preseason Favorite

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Gettysburg College is the preseason favorite to win the 2018 Centennial championship in a poll of Conference coaches.

The Bulletes earned the top spot with four first-place votes to narrowly edge out the 2017 Champions, Swarthmore. The Garnet picked up the remaining three first-place votes and 30 points. Ursinus earned 25 points to finish 3rd in the poll, while Franklin & Marshall and Washington College were tied for the 4th spot with 20 points each. 

Teams get underway this Saturday, October 21st.


Preseason Coaches Poll 

1-Gettysburg 34 points (4 first-place votes)
2- Swarthmore 30 (3)
3- Ursinus 25
T4- F&M 20
T4- Washington College 20
6- Dickinson 12
7- McDaniel 6


Returning 1st Team All-Conference Swimmers

Adam Dias, Gettysburg, Soph, 200 Breast, Wilmington, Del. / Charter School of Wilmington

Tyler Dougherty, Gettysburg, Sr, 50/100 Free, 100 Breast, 200/400 FR, West Chester, Pa. / Salesianum School (Del.)

Ogden Leyens, Gettysburg, Soph, 200/500/1650 Free, 200/400 FR, Fort Washington, Pa. / Upper Dublin *

Francisco Nieves, Gettysburg, Jr, 200/400 FR, Alexandria, Va. / Edison

Parker Sorenson, Gettysburg, Jr, 200/400 FR, Evergreen, Colo. / Home School

Alejandro Hernandez, Swarthmore, Sr, 200/400 MR, Leonia, N.J. / Leonia

Michael Lutzker, Swarthmore, Jr, 800 FR, Walnut Creek, Calif. / Las Lomas

Chris Smith, Swarthmore, Jr, 200/800 FR, 200 MR, Lexington, Mass. / Lexington

Jeff Tse, Swarthmore, Jr, 200 FR, 200 IM, 200/400 MR, Ellicott City, Md. / Centennial

Charles Yang, Swarthmore, Jr, 200 FR, Naperville, Ill. / Shanghai American

James Callaghan, Ursinus, Jr, 200 Fly, Staten Island, N.Y. / Monsignor Farrell


*Ogden Leyens was the Most Outstanding Performer and Rookie in 2017