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Ethan Williams and Max Berlin May 24, 2024

High number of underclassmen show promise after a successful season for the men’s swim and dive team

The 2023-24 men’s swim team is a great example of what teamwork and determination can create. Although more than half the team members were underclassmen, they worked hard from November to January to secure a 6-3 conference record and a 7-3 overall score in the 2023-24 swim season.  

Head Coach Morgan Kenbeek was impressed with the motivation of the athletes throughout the season. 

“They want to win – they want to be one of the best teams in Loy Norrix. The only thing I remind them is how great they can be and everything they can accomplish, and it puts them right where they need to be,” Kenbeek continued. “With seven Loy Norrix swimmers scoring in the all-conference teams, including three freshmen, it really shows what the work can do, and with all the new swimmers, the team has a chance of being on top the next couple of years.”

The team has built close bonds that hold them together, with many traditions and memories that they have continued over the years. 

Sophomore Jaxon Grubaugh enjoyed the tradition of bleaching and shaving hair as a team at the end of their season.

“The purpose of shaving our heads is to go through the water faster, but all in all, it’s just a swim tradition,” Grubaugh said.

Senior Zander Ligman enjoyed his last season swimming for LN. 

“My favorite memory from this season was the post-meet locker room parties. We sing ‘Party in the USA’ together,” Ligman said. 

Although seniors like Ligman will be leaving, the team has a huge advantage for the next few years because of the grade diversity. The team is 60% underclassmen, which means  the next few seasons will be full of growth because the same athletes will continue to be a part of the team each year. 

Sophomore Issac Patrick, who will be returning next year, is excited to continue improving during the next two years.

“We got a lot of new freshmen, which is good, and I think we can win the conference sometime in the next three years, which would be really big for the program,” Patrick said.

Overall, the season went very well for the team. The team is excited to dive into the upcoming season.

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Flora Harper
Flora Harper, News & Opinion Editor
she/her/hers Hi, I'm Flora Harper and this is my first year on Knight Life as a Junior. I play on the tennis team and lead the Young Democrats club at Norrix. I want to be a part of knight life to learn about the community of Loy Norrix and make their voices and opinions heard. I enjoy sports, baking, traveling and watching Gilmore Girls.
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Alexander Velo, Assistant Podcast Editor
Hi, my name is Alex Velo and I am the assistant podcast editor. This year is my first at Loy Norrix. I joined Knight Life because I like journalism and writing. In my free time I play basketball and video games.
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