Oct. 6, 2010
STANFORD, Calif.-- Stanford Men's Swimming, winners of 29-straight Pac-10 titles and eight NCAA titles, will begin its dual season this Saturday when it travels to UC Santa Cruz for a meet at 10 a.m.
The Cardinal, under 32nd year head coach Skip Kenney, have finished fourth or better at every national meet since 1982. The Cardinal have also won seven NCAA titles under Kenney and finished third or better, 25 times.
The front end of the team features 12-time All-American sprinter Alex Coville, 10-time All-American freestyler David Mosko and the return of 13-time All-American and NCAA 100 butterfly champion, Austin Staab.
Also returning are seven-time All-American Bobby Bollier, the Pac-10 Champion in the 200 fly and 400 IM, and Pac-10 and NCAA 1650 freestyle Champion Chad La Tourette. La Tourette was the runner-up at this summer's Pan Pacific's in both the 1500 and 800 meter races.
John Criste, who along with Mosko and La Tourette are tri-captains, is the school-record holder in the 100 breast and enters his senior season as a seven-time All-American. All told, Stanford features 14 All-Americans on its roster.
According to collegeswimming.com, Stanford has three swimmers ranked in its top-35 for the Class of 2014. Singapore's Parker Lam set the national record in the 50 breaststroke at the 2009 FINA World Championships; Illinois' Mitchell Stoehr, a junior national champion in the 200 freestyle and Spokane's Mason Shaw, the junior national champion and record holder in the 400 IM.
The fall season will also include the one-day Pacific Invite (October 16), the alumni meet (October 23) during Homecoming Weekend, a non-conference dual meet with Cal (November 10) and the annual Long Beach Arena Invite (November 18-20), site of this year's conference championships in March.