Sunday, September 10, 2017

HuskiesMen's Swimming Names Captains For 2017-18 Campaign.

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. - The Bloomsburg University men's swimming team has selected its captains for the upcoming 2017-18 swimming season. Chosen to lead the Huskies this year will be seniors Sam Feiser (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) and Josh Grzech (Mountain Top, Pa./Crestwood) along with junior Kyle Dix(Schwenksville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley).

Feiser enters his senior year as arguably the top all-around performer in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). The seven-time All-American and nine-time PSAC champion was named the 2016-17 Bloomsburg University Men's Swimmer of the Year after an outstanding season that saw him set eight team records and six conference records. As a result, Feiser was also named the 2017 Danny Litwhiler Outstanding Underclass Male Athlete of the Year at Bloomsburg for the second consecutive year.

"Sam is a dedicated and focused athlete who leads by example," said Bloomsburg University head coach Stu Marvin. "That type of leadership is invaluable to us. His level of commitment is infectious and everyone is gravitating to his level."

Grzech will enter his final year with the Huskies as the team's top backstroker and a huge contributor in every relay. The 2016-17 season was his best at Bloomsburg as it saw him win four PSAC titles, set five team records, set three conference records, and earn four All-PSAC awards. Grzech is a four-time NCAA All American, owns the team record in the 100-yard backstroke, and is ranked in the school's all-time top-ten list in eleven different events.

"Josh has been a huge factor in the team's success," said Marvin. "He is a veteran of two NCAA championships and brings a ton of talent to the table."

Dix also had his best season as a Husky in 2016-17. He won the 50-yard freestyle at the Akron Invitational against competition from Division I schools such as Cornell, Oakland University, and the University of Buffalo. Dix is a five-time PSAC champion, a seven-time NCAA All American, and holds six team records. Unfortunately, shoulder surgery to repair partially torn labrums in both shoulders will more than likely keep him out of action in 2017-18.

"Kyle will be sorely missed this season, but it was the right decision to have the surgery," said Marvin. "He will be fully involved with every aspect of the team as he recovers. Just having Kyle on the pool deck is a bonus that any team would want. He an ultimate team guy."

The Huskies open the 2017-18 campaign when they hold their annual Alumni Meet on Saturday, October 7 during Homecoming Weekend. Start time is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Bloomsburg will then hold its annual Maroon and Gold meet the following Saturday, October 14.

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