Swimming and Diving Ready For 2012 Season- WATCH

Home Opener for the Saints is Wednesday October 24

Oct. 17, 2012

The Siena Swimming and Diving team will embark on another season starting this Friday when they travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass. and take place in the Catholic Invite.

The Saints were pre-ranked to finish sixth in the conference's pre-season poll, one spot above last year's finish, and return most of their core. Siena graduated only three seniors from last year's squad, and still has a roster comprised of 14 freshmen and sophomores.

The lone senior is Kaela Bjornberg who set a school record in the MAAC Championships last season.

Other notable players returning include sophomore Shannon Love who won 11 individual events for the Saints in 2011. Amanda Podczerwinski who finished first in eight events and Jacque Medina, won ten events in her first season as well as winning one MAAC Swimmer of the Week award.

The team will participate in five home meets at Siena Swim Center this season. Their home schedule begins Wednesday October 24 at 7:00 p.m. against Holy Cross.