The Valpo men’s and women’s swimming teams hosted their second home meet of the season Saturday afternoon against Saginaw Valley State University at the ARC pool. Two individual event wins apiece from freshman Mikayla DePover (Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island) and senior Paige Wright (Surprise, Ariz./Paradise Honors) led the Valpo women as the Brown and Gold defeated the Cardinals.
The Valpo men’s and women’s swimming teams hit the road to face off against Youngstown State Saturday. The men’s team earned its first win of the year as it won nine out of the 14 events, with freshman Brian Daniels (Brookfield, Wis./Brooksfield) and sophomore Derek Eidson (Ventura, Calif./Ventura) both winning two individual events.
Valpo senior swimmer Paige Wright (Surprise, Ariz./Paradise Honors) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference co-Swimmer of the Week after an impressive performance in the team’s dual meet with Evansville last Friday.
The Valpo men’s and women’s swimming teams hosted a home meet on Friday night against the Evansville Purple Aces, the first home meet of the season for Valpo. Senior Paige Wright (Surprise Ariz./Paradise Honors) and freshman Mikayla DePover (Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island) led the Brown and Gold, as both won two individual events and were part of a winning relay as well.
The Valpo men’s and women’s swimming teams traveled to West Lafayette, Ind. Saturday to compete at the 2019 Indiana Intercollegiates. Sophomore Billy Bennett (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) had the top individual finish of the day with a third-place effort, while senior Paige Wright (Surprise Ariz./Paradise Honors) had a sixth-place finish individually and was also part of a sixth-place relay.
Valparaiso University men’s and women’s swimming teams continued early action in the 2019-20 season on Friday afternoon in a tri-meet at Southern Illinois University against the Salukis and Bellarmine University.
Valpo Swimming opened its 2019-2010 season on Saturday afternoon at Eastern Illinois, the teams’ first meet under the guidance of head coach Maggie Kroemer. Five different Valpo swimmers combined for eight first-place finishes in the season-opening meet.
Valpo swimming head coach Maggie Kroemer has announced Bogdan Plavin as the new assistant coach for the men’s and women’s swimming teams.
The Valparaiso University swimming program released its schedule for the 2019-2020 season on Tuesday, featuring five home competitions.