MATCH UPS: Rollins vs Florida Southern | Rollins vs. Keiser
SET UP: The Tars men's swim team has back to back competitions this weekend hosting Florida Southern Friday evening and welcoming Keiser on Saturday morning.
WHO TO WATCH:
ROLLINS: The Tars dropped their season opener against Tampa last Saturday. Alex Norcini had a solid start to his season for Rollins, picking up two first place finishes, winning both 200 butterfly and the 500-yard freestyle. Freshman Christian Huber had a big debut for the Tars, winning the 50-yard freestyle and finishing runner-up in the 100-yard freestyle. He later teamed with Dan Sulkowski, Brady Spear and Paul Tobin to win the 200-yard freestyle relay. Luggi Reno picked up a second place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke, while Asa Marvel in the 200-yard freestyle and Chase Benton in the 100-yard butterfly earned third place finishes.
FLORIDA SOUTHERN: The Mocs are led by new head coach Andy Robins for the 2018-19 season and enter the year ranked No. 7 in the nation. Florida Southern has added 14 new swimmers to the team from last year's NCAA National fourth-place team. Matthew Holmes headlines the Mocs returners after winning SSC Swimmer of the Year last season. The senior is the defending national champion in the 400-yard IM and took third in the 200-yard IM at NCAA's last year. Matias Lopez is back after taking SSC Freshman of the Year honors last season. Brandon Dyck and Luka Planinc were also named All-SSC last season and return for the Mocs. FSC will see its first action of the season Saturday at Alfond Pool.
KEISER: Keiser is the defending NAIA National Champion and opened 2018-19 season as the top-ranked team in the country. The Seahawks begain its year last week at the Nova Southeastern Shark Invitational. KU was second at the event, finishing just behind host NSU and beating Florida Tech and SCAD. Marcel Nagy won the 100-yard backstroke at NSU while finishing second in the 50-yard freestyle. Keiser's 200-yard medlay team finished second while the 400-yard medley relay team finished third. Highlighting the distance events, Pol Roch placed fourth in the 1000-yard freestyle.
Rollins will hit the road to Fort Lauderdale to take on host team Nova Southern in a dual meet with Lynn October 27. Compeition is slated to begin at 12 p.m.
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