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Johns Hopkins Welcomes Nine Newcomers
 


 
 
Sept. 25, 2017

BALTIMORE, MD – Johns Hopkins men’s swim coach Scott Armstrong welcomes nine newcomers for the 2017-18 season. Seven freshmen and two transfers will join the Blue Jays, which placed fourth at the 2017 NCAA Championships. The nine newcomers represent eight different states.

Complete bios for all nine student-athletes are below:

Christopher Arena
5’11” • 165
Amityville, NY • St. Anthony’s
Swam 11 years with Long Island Aquatic Club • US Open qualifier • US Nationals qualifier • USA Junior Nationals Finalist • USA Swimming Scholastic All-American • NISCA All-American • swam across Long Island Great South Bay twice • volunteer for Habitat for Humanity • Principal’s List • National Honor Society • Math Honor Society • Foreign Language Honor Society • majoring in economics and applied math & statistics.

Alexander Carson
6’4” • 205
Cary, NC • Green Hope
Transfer from LSU • North Carolina state champion in 100 Free and 200 Free Relay • led team to two state championships • four-time state qualifier and finalist • three-time team MVP • conference MVP as a senior • swam 10 years with YMCA of the Triangle Area • YMCA National Champion • YMCA national record holder • USA Swimming National age group record holder • majoring in mechanical engineering.

Nathaniel Davenport
6’3” • 175
Duxbury, MA • Duxbury
Boston Globe Swimmer of the Year • two-time team and league MVP • USA Swimming All-American • Massachusetts state champion in 50 and 100 Free and 200 Free Relay • holds nine school records • swam five years with Kingfish Swimming • USA Swimming Winter and Summer Junior National Qualifier • two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American • also competed in track and field • majoring in mechanical engineering.

 

 

Dillon De Priest
5’11” • 160
Renton, WA • Kentridge
Swam nine years with King Aquatic Club • Red Cross certified • lifeguard • served on Pacific Northwest Swimming Board of Directors • majoring in molecular & cellular biology with a minor in Spanish.

Brandon Fabian
6’2” • 195
Fairfax Station, VA • South County
Transfer from Virginia Tech • NISCA All-American • holds six school records • conference record holder in 200 Free and 200 IM • two-time Virginia state runners-up • swam for Nation’s Capital Swim Club • NSCA Junior Nationals finalist • Dean’s List at Virginia Tech • majoring in film & media.

Noah Frassrand
6’1” • 180
Ann Arbor, MI • Huron
Swam first three years at Pioneer High School • state champion and All-American in 200 Free Relay as a sophomore • swam at Huron High School as senior • led team to runner-up finish at states • state champion in 100 Breast • All-American and state runner-up in 200 IM • school record holder in 200 IM and 100 Breast • team MVP • two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American • swam for Saline Swim Team • majoring in physics.

Marcelo Lauzurique
5’10” • 165
Miami, FL • School for Advanced Studies South
Three-time state qualifier • led team to district championship and third-place finish at regionals as a senior • swam two years with Gulliver Swim Club • USA Swimming Summer Junior National Qualifier • majoring in chemical and biomolecular engineering.

Matthew McGough
6’5” • 205
Marlton, NJ • Bishop Eustace Prep
All-conference swimmer in each of his four years • four-time team MVP • All-South Jersey as a junior and senior • placed seventh in 200 IM and fifth in 500 Free at state championships as a senior • team record holder in 100 Back and 200 IM • swam 11 years with Jersey Wahoos Swim Club • USA Swimming Scholastic All-American • NCSA Junior National Finalist • NCSA Winter Junior National Qualifier • volunteer for Red Cross • National Honor Society Vice President • Sunday School teacher • father, Scott, played soccer at Albright • majoring in public health and political science.

Riley Mears
5’10 • 155
Raleigh, NC • St. David’s School
Three-time 500 Free state champion • two-time 200 IM state champion • four-time team MVP • three-time EPIC Conference Swimmer of the Year • News & Observer All-Metro Team as a freshman, sophomore and senior • three-time team captain • swam 10 years with Marlins of Raleigh • Hipp Engineering & Consulting internship • Swim for Life • National Honor Society • Honor Council • USA Swimming Scholastic All-American • Junior Marshall • AP Scholar • majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in economics.

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