Swimming and diving stays hot with win over Providence
Oct30

Swimming and diving stays hot with win over Providence

The Seton Hall swimming and diving team’s hot start continued on Saturday at home over Big East foe Providence. The men’s team was sharp, defeating the Friars by a score of 179-83 to improve to 5-1 (2-0) on the season. The women’s team was able to edge out the lady Friars 162-126, improving to 5-2 (2-1) in their own right. Coming off victories over Monmouth earlier in the week, head coach Ron Farina was impressed with his team’s...

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Seton Hall swim team is Hall in for the Big East title
Oct19

Seton Hall swim team is Hall in for the Big East title

The Seton Hall men’s swimming team added to its rich recent history with a win over Xavier Friday, Oct. 14. The Musketeers had won the past three Big East Championships. The Pirates don’t plan to stop there however, for they have their eyes set on a much bigger prize. Seton Hall finished last year 8-3 overall with only one senior on the roster. With much of that team back for the 2016-2017 season, they added seven new freshmen, four...

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SHU swimming and diving takes down Big East rival
Oct16

SHU swimming and diving takes down Big East rival

The Seton Hall men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams put up an impressive performance this weekend during West Virginia’s quad meet. The men’s team defeated three-time defending Big East champions Xavier, 231-118, while also falling to West Virginia, 204-157. The Pirates had five first-place finishes in the meet, all by freshmen. Tyler Kauth placed first in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:52.03. Connor...

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Swimming and Diving begins new season with win
Oct08

Swimming and Diving begins new season with win

Coming off of a strong 2015-2016 campaign, the Seton Hall swimming and diving team picked up right where they it off. Led by some key returning pieces and a host of newcomers, the Pirates defeated St. Peter’s and Montclair State on Friday night in the Imperattore Natatorium. “I was very pleased with how everyone performed, not just the returners, but the freshmen,” head coach Ron Farina said. “Freshmen probably won close to half of...

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Men and women Pirates diving back into action
Oct05

Men and women Pirates diving back into action

Oct. 7 marks the beginning of the new swimming and diving season for both the men’s and women’s teams. Last year saw much success for both programs, especially for the men, who went 8-3 and had the Big East Swimmer of the Year in Noah Yanchulis. This season begins with meets against Saint Peter’s and Montclair State at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7. Head coach Ron Farina spoke about his outlook for the program this season. “Having 10...

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Swimmers dismissed following trip to Puerto Rico
Feb17

Swimmers dismissed following trip to Puerto Rico

Alcohol incident leaves three without scholarships

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Men’s and women’s swim and dive compete in the Navy Invite
Feb01

Men’s and women’s swim and dive compete in the Navy Invite

  The Seton Hall men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both participated in the Navy Invite on Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Other competing schools included host Navy, Bucknell, Lafayette, Loyola, American and Shippensburg. This was the last meet of the regular season for both programs before the Big East Championships that will take place late in February. On the men’s side, the...

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Swimming and diving honor seniors with switch from meet to scrimmage amid blizzard
Jan25

Swimming and diving honor seniors with switch from meet to scrimmage amid blizzard

  The rigid temperatures and a blizzard could not keep the Seton Hall swimming and diving teams from honoring their nine seniors as they changed their meet to an intra-squad scrimmage on Sunday afternoon in the Arthur E. Imperattore Natatorium. Family and friends cheered on the Class of 2016 as the athletes ran under a tunnel made up of their teammates with their parents at the end. Head coach Ron Farina and assistant coach Derek...

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Men’s swimming and diving flourishes without veteran leadership
Jan21

Men’s swimming and diving flourishes without veteran leadership

Typically, college teams are made up of students of all grades and experience levels. But for the Seton Hall men’s swimming and diving team, that’s not the case. The team consists of seven freshmen, seven sophomores, three juniors and just one senior. With the team so heavy on underclassmen, it’s been up to them to carry the load this season. The lack of older swimmers in leadership roles hasn’t been easy on the team. Freshman Dakota...

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Women out-swim men in meet with Rider
Jan16

Women out-swim men in meet with Rider

The Seton Hall swimming and diving teams won 18 of their 28 events against Rider at a home meet Friday evening. The women’s team won 11 of its 14 events with a winning score of 188-107, while the men’s team won seven of its 14 events with a losing score of 171-123. The dominance from the women was palpable from the first lap to the last. With the event starting and ending on a medley relay, the women’s relay team of Aitana Robinson,...

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Seton Hall Swimming and Diving dominate over two day meet in Piscataway
Nov07

Seton Hall Swimming and Diving dominate over two day meet in Piscataway

The Seton Hall men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams took to the pool once again this weekend in a tri-meet against Big East rivals Georgetown and Villanova. The women also battled host Rutgers at the RU Aquatic Center in Piscataway. On Saturday, the Pirates concluded their two-day meet with plenty of excitement on both the men’s and women’s teams. In the men’s pool, freshman Lior Grubert was strong for the Pirates yet again as...

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Soldier turned swimmer has big goals freshman year

If all goes according to plan, freshman Lior Grubert might just be the next great swimmer in Seton Hall history. “I want to get on that list,” Grubert said as he pointed to the Seton Hall and Big East records banners hanging in the Richie Regan Athletic Center pool. “Which means break the school records maybe one, two, three – I don’t know – relay records and get an individual Big East championship.” Grubert is one of 11 newcomers to...

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