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Kueterman coached Siena to a 3-8 overall record in 2016-17 with a seventh place finish at the MAAC Championships. The Saints placed fourth at the ECAC Championships and was once again awarded as a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team in the fall 2016 semester. Junior Fiona Dretzka was named MAAC Swimmer of the Week on November 23 and Siena led all MAAC schools with 14 representatives on the All-Academic Team.
In 2015-16, Kueterman led the Saints to the program's third straight fifth place finish at the MAAC Championships. Siena also recorded the first ECAC Championship in school history. The team picked up the championship trophy by besting second place finisher Pace University by 565.5 points. Kueterman was named Women's Coach of the Meet after the ECAC Championship. For the second year, the swimming and diving team proved to be a force to be reckoned with in the classroom. The team was named a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team for both the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters. In the fall, the Saints posted a 3.58 GPA and every student athlete achieved a 3.0 GPA or better. They followed that up with a 3.46 spring GPA.
In 2014-15, Kueterman guided the Saints to the program's second straight fifth place finish at the MAAC Championships. The Saints captured the bronze medal at the ECAC Championships for the second straight year and Kueterman mentored junior diver Hailey Beers who became the first Siena swimmer in 13 years to qualify for the NCAA Division I Women's Zone Diving Meet in March. Beers broke both the pool and school records in the one-meter dive and pool record in the three-meter dive in the Saints' Senior Day win over Sacred Heart Jan. 31.
Additionally, Beers (twice) and classmate Megan Grace each earned MAAC Weekly honors as the Diver and Swimmer of the Week respectively. In the classroom, the Saints were named a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team for both the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters. The Saints posted a 3.56 cumulative GPA during the spring semester with five student athletes achieving perfect 4.0s and 19 scoring a 3.0 GPA or higher. Swimming and diving led all of Siena's 18 Division I athletic program with a 3.52 cumulative GPA for the 2014-15 school year.
In Kueterman's fourth season the Saints went 7-8-1 overall and finished fifth overall at the MAAC Championships. The Saints were honored for a third straight season by the CSCAA with Scholar All-American status and Kueterman mentored junior Kelsey Helin who was named the 2013-14 Female Walk-on Athlete of the Year by College Swimming & Diving Honors. Additionally, the Saints finished third at the ECAC Championships, taking home bronze medal honors.
In Kueterman's third season, the Saints completed their sixth consecutive .500 or better season with the previous three coming under Kueterman. The Saints finished 8-8-1 overall and swam to a seventh place finish in the MAAC Championships for a second consecutive season. Additionally, the Saints were once again honored by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America with Scholar All American status.
In his second season with the program, Kueterman guided the Saints to their fifth straight winning season with a 9-7 overall record. Siena finished seventh at the MAAC Championships and was honored by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America with Scholar All American status.
Kueterman's first season in Loudonville was a successful one. The Saints went 8-4-1, at one point reeling off an eight-meet unbeaten streak that lasted nearly three months. Siena finished fourth at the 2011 MAAC Championships, winning three individual events and shattering eight school records.
Kueterman arrived at Siena from Vassar College where he served as the men's and women's interim head swimming and diving coach in 2009-10. He guided the women's team to a fourth place finish in the Liberty League while the men's team finished fifth and earned its first NCAA "B" provisional qualifying time. Additionally, the swim program broke nine school records. Kueterman was an assistant at Vassar in 2008-09. Prior to his Vassar appointment, Kueterman was the assistant swim coach at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where the women's squad won the 2007-2008 WIAC Championships.
A 2002 graduate of Millikin University, Kueterman was a four-year member of the swim team. Following graduation, Kueterman served as the assistant swim coach at The College of Wooster in Ohio from 2002-2004. He then returned to his alma mater, where he served as head coach from 2004-2007. At Millikin, he coached one All-American and one All-American Honorable Mention as well as coaching athletes to All-CCIW honors five times.
Kueterman holds his B.S. in exercise science from Millikin University and his M.S. in sport administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
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