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The 2016 Ivy League champion men's swimming and diving team introduced the 10 members of its Class of 2020.
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Ivy Champion Men's Swimming/Diving Welcomes Ten Into Class Of 2020

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 05/04/2016
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Coming off a dramatic comeback win at the 2016 Ivy League Championships, which was highlighted by a furious final-session rally past Harvard, and an All-America performance by its 200 free relay, the Princeton men’s swimming and diving team is excited to welcome a talented group of 10 into its Class of 2020.

Head coach Rob Orr and assistant Michael Joyce know that they are losing a significant chunk of that championship core with the graduation of the current seniors, but the staff believes that this incoming group brings both talent and versatility to the program.

“We are extremely excited to welcome these young men into our Princeton Swimming & Diving Family,” Joyce said. “Each of these 10 individuals will bring something different to our program and we look forward to working with them and developing them into the best possible student-athletes during their four years here at Princeton.

“Our primary focus with this class was to hit each area on the event list,” Joyce added. “We graduated a great class this past year and we believe these individuals will be able to come in and contribute at the Ivy and national level immediately. It should be exciting."

You can read more on the Class of 2020 below:

FREE — Cuthbert, Horoszewski, Marquardt, Spires
DISTANCE — Glas
BACK — Cuthbert, DeMatteo, Horoszewski, Marquardt, O’Brien
BREAST — Arris, Cox, DeMatteo
FLY — Cox, Marquardt
IM — Arris, Cox, Horoszewski, O’Brien
DIVING — Minns
 
Daniel Arris
Breast/IM • Virginia Beach, Va. • Princess Anne

Before Princeton — ranked in the national Top 100 of incoming recruits by collegeswimming.com … won two state championships in the 100 breast … holds school records in both 100 breast and 200 IM, as well as 200 IM for club … team captain … lifetime bests include: 55.18 (100 breast); 1:59.96 (200 breast); 1:49.69 (200 IM) … voted Norfolk Sports Club Swimmer of the Year … IB Diploma candidate.

Personal — born Aug. 27, 1997 … son of David and Jolene Arris … has a younger sister Mary … aunt Katy Arris-Wilson was an individual NCAA champion in the mile and was a member of two NCAA champion 400 free relays … enjoys surfing and lifeguarding … undecided on course of study at Princeton.

Derek Cox
Breast/Fly/IM • Decatur, Ga. • The Westminster Schools

Before Princeton — ranked in the national Top 60 of incoming recruits by collegeswimming.com … three-time state champion in the 200 IM, and also won state titles in the 100 breast, 200 free relay and 200 medley relay … competed at Zone Select Camp, both Winter and Summer Junior Nationals and the Phillips 66 National Championships … lifetime bests include: 48.88 (100 fly); 1:47.59 (200 fly); 54.79 (100 breast); 2:01.34 (200 breast); 1:48.77 (200 IM); 20.53 (50 free) … holds nine individual or relay records for high school, as we well as two club records … AP Scholar with Distinction … member of the National Honor Society.

Personal — born Sept. 13, 1997 … son of Naomi and Eric Cox … has a twin brother Erek … considering studying Computer Science or Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton.

Sam Cuthbert
Back/Free • Richmond, Va. • Collegiate School

Before Princeton — ranked in the Top 150 of incoming recruits by collegeswimming.com … two-time Virginia Independent Schools state champion in the 100 back … won the 2015 NCSA LC Junior national championship in the 50 back … Olympic Trials qualifier in the 200 back … US Nationals and Junior Nationals Qualifier … lifetime best times include: 48.64 (100 back); 1:47.01 (200 back); 21.26 (50 free); 200 free (1:39.41); 200 IM (1:52.55) … reached A finals in 100 back at both Winter and Spring Juniors; holds school record in the event … two-time team captain … two-time NISCA All-America honoree … team MVP … National Merit Commended … AP Scholar with Distinction … member of the Cum Laude Society and the Scholastic All-America team.

Personal — born Dec. 30, 1997 … son of Bridget and Nat Cuthbert … has three older siblings: West, Maggie and Andy; West swam for the Yale men’s team … enjoys skiing and music … considering studying Economics or Math at Princeton.

Gregory DeMatteo
Back/Fly • Wellesley, Mass. • St. Sebastian

Before Princeton — ranked in the Top 150 of incoming recruits by collegeswimming.com … holds Gator Swim Club record in both the 100 back and 100 fly … lifetime best times include: 48.62 (100 back); 48.30 (100 fly); 1:48.92 (200 back) … National Hispanic Merit Scholar … member of the Cum Laude Society and the National Honor Society.

Personal — born May 5, 1997 … son of John and Kristine DeMatteo … is the third of seven children: older brothers are Andrew and Peter ’18, younger siblings are Henry, Isabella, Charles and Luisa … older brother is a Princeton student … enjoys Krav Maga (fitness/self-defense), archery and reading … considering multiple areas of study at Princeton.

Aaron Glas
Distance Free • New York, N.Y. • Stuyvesant

Before Princeton — won the 200 and 500 free division titles as a senior … Winter Junior Nationals qualifier … lifetime best times include: 4:37 (500 free); 9:36 (1000 free); 15:51 (1650 free) … recipient of the Joseph J. Stetz Award as top senior swimmer in the league … won the Wingate Award, which honors New York City public high school seniors for outstanding athletic accomplishments … team captain … National Hispanic Recognition Scholar … AP Scholar with Distinction … Scholastic All-America honoree.

Personal — born June 13, 1998 … son of Alexandra Tseitlin and Eduardo Glas … enjoys sports, particularly the Seattle Seahawks and Miami Heat, as well as playing the piano … speaks three languages … considering studying Economics at Princeton.

Roman Horoszewski
Free/Back/IM • Princeton Jct., N.J. • The Peddie School

Before Princeton — won 200 free at the 2016 Eastern Championships; also part of winning 400 free relay in 2014, 2016 Championships, and 200 medley relay in 2015 … won multiple club titles at New Jersey Junior Olympics and Senior State Championships … three-time qualifier for Summer Junior Nationals; also qualified for 2015 Winter Junior Nationals … lifetime bests include: 46.43 (100 free); 1:39.51 (200 free); 4:30.33 (500 free); 9:25.69 (1000 free); 15:39.79 (1650 free); 51.02 (100 back); 1:51.22 (200 back); 1:54.17 (200 IM); 4:01.14 (400 IM).

Personal — born Nov. 26, 1997 … son of Roman and Laura Horoszewski … has two younger brothers, Gavin and PJ … uncle swam at Dartmouth … interested in space … considering study physics or engineering, and hoping to continue studying Chinese.

Matthew Marquardt
Back/Free/Fly • Cincinnati, Ohio • Seven Hills School

Before Princeton — ranked in the national Top 60 of incoming recruits by collegeswimming.com … won 2016 Ohio state titles in the 100 back, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay; won Performance of the Meet Award and led Seven Hills to team title … holds Ohio state high school record in the 100 back and 400 free relay … won 2015 state titles in 200 medley and 400 free relays and led team to that title as well … US Olympic Trials qualifier in 200 back … qualified for Summer Junior National in 100/200 back and 200 fly … lifetime best times include: 48.29 (100 back); 1:45.48 (200 back); 49.22 (100 fly); 1:47.76 (200 fly); 1:39.58 (200 free); holds multiple high school and club records … team captain … eight-time NISCA All-America … 2016 Ohio Swimming Scholarship recipient … also lettered in soccer, track, cross country and lacrosse … qualified for the 2016 Ohio cross country state championships … won the 2012 USA Triathlon Youth National Championship … AP Scholar with Distinction and National Merit Commended Scholar … NICSA Academic All-American and three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American … member of the Cum Laude Society … national finalist at the 2015 US National Chemistry Olympiad … member of the French Honor Society.

Personal — born Oct. 31, 1997 … son of Dan and Debbie Marquardt; mother swam at Dartmouth and was team captain … has a younger brother Henry … enjoys running, biking and competing in triathlons … considering multiple areas of study at Princeton.

Charlie Minns
Diving • Wallingford, Eng. • Wallingford Secondary

Before Princeton — competed in the Great Britain Junior Elite National diving championships … ranked in the Top 6 at the British Elite Junior Championships from 2011-2016; won five gold, eight silvers and seven bronzes at the British Diving Championships between 2009-2016 … competed at the Sofia Diving Cup in Bulgaria (2015) and won both a silver and bronze medal … recipient of both the President’s Cup Award and the Team Spirit Award for the Albatross Diving Club … both coaches and judges level one diving.

Personal — born Jan. 25, 1998 … son of Roger and Sarah Minns … has two brothers, Fred and Billy … enjoys playing the piano, guitar and saxophone … considering studying Mathematics at Princeton.

Wade O’Brien
Back/IM • Glen Allen, Va. • Deep Run

Before Princeton — won the 2016 Spring NCSA championship in the 200 back … qualified for Olympic Trials in both the 100 and 200 back … ranked 82nd in the world for 200 back (meters) in 2015 … holds the Virginia state record in the 200 back for 17-18 year olds … named to the Richmond All-Metro team in 2015  and 2016 … member of the U.S. Junior National Team … competed at USA Junior and Senior Nationals, as well as National Camps … lifetime best times include: 49.71 (100 back); 1:44.90 (200 back); 1:53.41 (200 IM); 4:00.55 (400 IM) … member of the Scholastic All-American Team … recipient of the Scientific Achievement Award and the Scientific Scholar Award.

Personal — born Aug. 28, 1997 … son of Jim and Denise O’Brien … has an older sister Meredith … interested in animals and their behavior … enjoys science and Netflix … considering studying Biochemistry or Molecular Chemistry.

Jonathan Spires
Sprint Free • Yorktown, Va. • Grafton

Before Princeton — won 12 Virginia high school and 11 Virginia swimming club state titles (individual and relay) … competed at NCSA Junior Nationals and Speedo Junior Nationals … holds five high school state records … lifetime best times include: 20.7 (50 free); 45.6 (100 free); 1:39.40 (200 free) … USA Swimming Academic All-American … all-state honoree … competed on a U15 lacrosse team that won several tournaments … AP Scholar … member of the National Honor Society.

Personal — born Dec. 12, 1997 … son of Dan and Kristin Spires; father swam at Air Force … has a younger sister Megan … enjoys wake boarding, wake surfing and water skiing … may study Biomedical Engineering at Princeton.

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