By: Charlotte Brackett
HANOVER, N.H. – Head coach James Holder has announced the addition of 10 athletes to the Dartmouth men’s swimming and diving team as members of the Class of 2023.
Joining the Big Green ahead of the 2019-20 season are Noah Hensley, Andrew Vorobev, Ethan Banks, Tim Park, Kyle Schubert, Connor Bishop, Tim Cushman, Landon Armstrong, Steven Mendley and Jonathan Hu.
“I’m very excited about the strength and depth of the Class of 2023,” Holder said. “Overall, they are a great balance of top-end speed and potential over their four years at Dartmouth. I expect the class as a whole to have an immediate impact on our success.”
Name: Noah Hensley
Hometown/High School: Cary, N.C. / Enloe
Club Team: TAC Titans
Awards/Accolades: Three-time conference champion … winter national qualifier … school record holder … Scholastic All-America
Why I chose Dartmouth: “I chose Dartmouth because I felt it was a team I could make a difference on, and that I could compete at the conference level with. The close, tight knit nature of the team and the warm and inviting coaching staff made me feel that this was the right place for me. Dartmouth itself is also an exceptional school with everything that I would ever need academically, as well as being situated in one of the prettiest parts of the country. It just felt right.”
Name: Andrew Vorobev
Hometown/High School: Highland Park, Ill. / Highland Park
Club Team: HPAC
Awards/Accolades: Two-time USA Swimming All-America … Illinois State Scholar … two-time MVP.
Why I chose Dartmouth: “I chose Dartmouth because I realized that the accepting atmosphere within the team and school would be perfect for me to continue swimming.”
Name: Ethan Banks
Hometown/High School: Cleveland, Ohio / University School
Club Team: Canton City Schools
Events: Distance Free
Awards/Accolades: Two-time Ohio Division II state champion … Scholastic All-America … two-time team MVP … 2018 team captain.
Why I chose Dartmouth: “I chose Dartmouth because of Thayer and the opportunity to join an up-and-coming team. I am also an avid fan of long winters.”
Name: Tim Park
Hometown/High School: Closer, N.J. / Northern Valley Demarest
Club Team: New York Shark Aquatics
Events: Mid-distance free, fly, IM
Awards/Accolades: 2018 North Jersey Swimmer of the Year … 2019 Ithaca Sectionals 200 free champion … USA Swimming Scholastic All-America.
Why I chose Dartmouth: “I chose Dartmouth because I felt that its incredible academics and coaching staff would provide me the best opportunity to develop as a student-athlete, as well as prepare me for my life beyond college.”
Name: Kyle Schubert
Hometown/High School: Basking Ridge, N.J. / Ridge
Club Team: LOB Diving
Awards/Accolades: Two-time high school conference champion … two-time high school state championship finalist … three-time AAU National finalist … three-time USA National finalist.
Why I chose Dartmouth: “Dartmouth has a perfect balance of stellar academics and a competitive and driven swimming and diving team. I feel like I will be able to greatly improve my own skills as a diver during my time at Dartmouth and simultaneously be an asset to the team at meets.”
Name: Connor Bishop
Hometown/High School: Toledo, Ontario / St. Francis de Sales
Club Team: Greater Toledo Aquatic Club
Awards/Accolades: Four-time All-America … four-time All-Ohio State team … Academic All-America … Academic All-Ohio … two-time captain.
Why I chose Dartmouth: “After visiting the campus and meeting the team, I knew the environment at Dartmouth was for me. I understand the rigorous academics and athletics will challenge me on a level no other school can match. The team motivates each other and has fun doing so, which I know will help me improve in and out of the pool.”
Name: Tim Cushman
Hometown/High School: Bronxville, N.Y. / Bronxville
Club Team: Empire Swimming
Awards/Accolades: NYS Public High School 400 free relay record holder … All-America (200 free relay and 400 free relay) … two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-America.
Why I chose Dartmouth: “Dartmouth provides exceptional academics and a great swim team all within the beauty of Hanover, New Hampshire.”
Name: Landon Armstrong
Hometown/High School: Knoxville, Tenn. / Carroll
Club Team: North Texas Nadadores
Awards/Accolades: Academic All-America … summer junior national competitor … two-time state champion … two-time Carroll High School record holder … co-captain.
Why I chose Dartmouth: “Everything clicked on my visit. From the people to the atmosphere, it seemed like somewhere I could call home for the next four years. Not to mention the incredible academics and team chemistry.”
Name: Steven Mendley
Hometown/High School: Potomac, Md. / Churchill
Club Team: RMSC
Awards/Accolades: National Merit Scholar … two-time state champion (50 free and 100 free) … school, county and state record holder … NCSA Junior National finalist … co-captain … two-time MVP.
Why I chose Dartmouth: “I picked Dartmouth for its amazing undergraduate academics, the beautiful campus, and the opportunity to swim on such a great team.”
Name: Jonathan Hu
Hometown/High School: Queens, N.Y. / Bronx High School of Science
Club Team: New York Dive Club
Awards/Accolades: NISCA All-America … NYC PSAL Champion … National Honor Society … AP Scholar with Distinction.
Why I chose Dartmouth: “Dartmouth has an amazing team atmosphere and great coaching staff. I really loved the new athletic training facilities, and the educational resources at Dartmouth can’t be beat.”