May 11, 2005
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Head Coach Frank Keefe announced the incoming group of swimmers and divers for Yale University's Class of 2009. It is the 27th freshman class for Keefe. The new group of 28 student-athletes, combined women and men, hail from 16 different states. Leading the way are athletes from California, Connecticut, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and New Jersey. In addition there are recruits from Arizona, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin.
Eleven swimmers make up the new group of Bulldogs that will reinforce the 2005-2006 Yale men's squad. Their most distinctive trait appears to be their versatility. Each of them is highly competitive in multiple strokes and events. Besides achievement in the classroom, they have also excelled in the pool for both their high school and club teams.
Only a few in the group will be arrive on campus with set academic majors in mind. Most intend to at first explore Yale's vast academic diversity and take full advantage of that opportunity before selecting their major or majors and a pre-professional course.
When the new full 2005-2006 Swimming and Diving squad first gathers in the fall it will certainly be representative of Yale's diversity as it will be made up of swimmers and divers from 24 different states, as well as four other countries or territories.
Here is a listing of the Bulldog Class of 2009.
Paolo Benvenuto, Free/Fly/IM, Seattle, WA, Seattle Prep, BC-PNS, Undecided
Ilya Byzov, Free/IM, Cleveland, OH, University, Lake Erie, Undecided
Sebastian Cousins, Free/IM, Carmel, IN, Carmel, Carmel SC, Undecided
Trevor Frankel, Breast/Free, Weston, MA, Weston, Undecided
Dan Li, Free/Fly, Naperville, IL, Naperville Central, Maverick SC, Undecided
Dennen McCloskey, Back/Free, Ventnor, NJ, Atlantic City, Atlantic City AC, Undecided
Kyle McElroy, IM/Breast, Wyckoff, NJ , Ramapo, NJ Wave, Undecided
Chris Pool, Fly/Free, Montgomery, MD , Georgetown Prep, Curl Burke, Biology
Alex Righi, Free/Back, Phoenix, AZ, Brophy Prep, AFOX, Undecided
G. Tyler Scheid, Free/Fly, Lower Burrell, PA, Shady Side, JCC Sailfish, Bio. Chem
Matt Sweitzer, Breast/IM, New Canaan, CT, New Canaan, New Canaan Y, Eco/Math