Men’s swimming and diving repeat as champions
Mar01

Men’s swimming and diving repeat as champions

The core seniors for the Seton Hall swimming and diving team could not have envisioned a better finish to their careers, as the season-long pursuit for the men to repeat as Big East champions was successful, while the women finished third once again. All told, seven program records were broken in the team’s triumphant three days at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio from Feb. 21-24. Coming off of an identical weekend in the spring of...

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Men’s Swim and Dive repeats as Big East Champions, Women set records in third place finish
Feb25

Men’s Swim and Dive repeats as Big East Champions, Women set records in third place finish

The Seton Hall men’s swim and dive program mounted a furious charge on the final day of the 2018 Big East Championships to surge past Villanova on Saturday night, capturing its second successive conference title in dramatic fashion. The Pirates overtook Villanova on the final day to take home the trophy with 777 total points, while the women finished third overall with 588 team points. Seven program records were broken over the course...

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Swimming and diving start Big East Championship
Feb22

Swimming and diving start Big East Championship

The Seton Hall men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams traveled to Geneva, Ohio to take part in the annual Big East Championship from Feb. 21 to 24. Both squads are looking to replicate, or even surpass, the success each had last year. The men will try to repeat as champions, last year notching Seton Hall’s first-ever victory in the Big Championship. On the women’s side, it will be of almost equal difficulty to rival last season’s...

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Seton Hall swimmers’ numbers peaking at the right time
Feb14

Seton Hall swimmers’ numbers peaking at the right time

The Seton Hall swimming and diving teams ended their regular seasons on high notes, winning in dominant fashion against Providence and Georgetown on Feb. 3. With two weeks remaining until the Big East Championship on Feb. 21 in Geneva, Ohio, both teams are preparing for what will be their final challenge of the 2017-18 season. The men’s team has been a force against teams in the conference with a record of 4-1 against Big East...

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Seton Hall sends senior swimmers on high note
Jan27

Seton Hall sends senior swimmers on high note

Coming off a loss to Yale on Jan. 19, the men’s swimming and diving team redeemed themselves on Saturday afternoon with a 154-130 win against Lehigh, while the women fell 175-117 to Columbia for their second loss in a row. A pre-meet ceremony inside Arthur E. Imperatore Natatorium celebrated the program’s 10 seniors, as they took part in their last home meet. Female swimmer Courtney Regan noted how close the group of seniors are, and...

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Swimming and diving looks ahead to spring challenges
Jan24

Swimming and diving looks ahead to spring challenges

In a swimming and diving roster where 24 of the 42 athletes are underclassmen – including 16 of 21 on the women’s team – leadership is needed. With many newcomers and emerging talents eager to take over, the clash of ideology can sometimes occur with juniors and seniors who are established and looking to, in many cases, cap their careers. Despite this gap in age, coach Derek Sapp explained that from seniors to freshmen, the teams have...

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Slow start for swimming and diving leads to defeat against Yale
Jan19

Slow start for swimming and diving leads to defeat against Yale

South Orange, N.J. – The Seton Hall men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams took home losses at the hands of the Yale Bulldogs on Friday evening in the Arthur E. Imperatore Natatorium. The loss is only the second at home this season for both Pirates’ teams, as the men and women drop to 4-2 at home. The Hall came out the gates lethargic and found themselves playing catch-up for most of the meet. Yale won the first nine...

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Swimming and diving looks ahead to spring challenges
Dec06

Swimming and diving looks ahead to spring challenges

The Seton Hall swimming and diving teams will have a holiday hiatus in December before returning to the pool for the second half of their season in the spring. It is a break from competition for the men’s and women’s teams, but the training will not stop. Each team has been able to move past their historic finishes in March’s Big East Championships to become a hungrier, more determined team. The process has not been easy, but it is...

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Pirate Swimmers Impress at U.S. Winter Nationals
Dec03

Pirate Swimmers Impress at U.S. Winter Nationals

Four members of the Seton Hall swimming and diving teams traveled to Columbus, Ohio to compete in this weekend’s Winter National Championships. The tournament, held at Ohio State University, included elite teams from colleges and aquatics clubs nationwide. The Seton Hall contingent was composed of female swimmer Sydney Simpson, alongside male swimmers Vadim Jacobson, Joshua Tosoni and Noah Yanchulis. Yanchulis and Jacobson competed in...

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Grubert and Simpson shine in double fourth-place finish for swim and dive
Nov20

Grubert and Simpson shine in double fourth-place finish for swim and dive

Sydney Simpson finished first in the 100-meter butterfly as she led the Seton Hall women’s swimming and diving team to a fourth overall finish in the Patriot Invitational, held at George Mason University. Meanwhile, Tyler Yanchulis, Tyler Kauth, John Redoutey and Dakota Williams finished second out of 14 teams with a time of 1:22.44 in the 200-meter freestyle relay as they led the men’s team to a similar fourth-place finish. Although...

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Volunteer work defines swimmer’s SHU experience
Nov15

Volunteer work defines swimmer’s SHU experience

On a Sunday afternoon in South Orange, few people wander campus, especially in the rain. However, for Seton Hall swimmer Emily Barnard, trudging through the rain after dealing with car issues, all the while just acclimating back after a weekend competition in West Virginia the night before, was just the story of another hectic weekend in the life of the student-athlete. Barnard is not crazy, though; in fact some might think of her as...

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Yanchulis’ next stroke: The senior talks leadership and going the extra meter
Nov01

Yanchulis’ next stroke: The senior talks leadership and going the extra meter

For someone who has won the Big East Most Outstanding Swimmer award in back-to-back seasons, it is a surprise that Noah Yanchulis’ did not get into a pool until he tried out for a program on a whim in middle school. Growing up in Arnold, Md., Yanchulis participated in a wide range of sports, including baseball, lacrosse and football. He also played basketball until he was a freshman in high school. Yanchulis decided to take up...

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