We are looking for all former Sycamore swimmers, divers and water polo playersf or more information for this page. Please let anyone you are in contact with know about this page so that we may add them to our list. For any information please contact Val Lyons at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Bernstein - Emory University - email@example.com Mark plans on majoring in neuroscience and behavioral biology as a pre-med student. He has already heard from Emory's swim coach and will have his first team meeting and physical next week. He wishes the Aves fast swims and a great year and is rooting for them for hold onto the GMC titles.
Alphonse Harris - Denison University - 5/13/08 Alphonse swam for the Denison Swim Team this year. He is sharing his enthusiasm for swimming by coaching the Montgomery Swim and Tennis Club this summer. firstname.lastname@example.org
Paige Keefe - Indiana University - email@example.com. Paige writes that she really loves IU and is having an amazing time. She has also joined the club swim team there and is working out when she can. UPDATE 5/18/08 Paige had a great time at Indiana her first year and really loves it there. She made some great friends, had great experiences and learned a lot. This summer she is head swim coach at Montgomery Swim and TennisClub and is also lifeguarding there.
Chelsea Keller - The Ohio State University - firstname.lastname@example.org UPDATE 5/18/08 Chelsea writes that she still has a little over a week of school left and is studying for finals. She has really ejoyed her first year at Ohio State. She will be back home for the summer and will be an assistant swim coach at Harper's Point this year. Another first for her! (email: email@example.com)
Brittany Lawrence - Brittany is at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She is majoring in Engineering. Hunterdog89@aol.com
Catherine Zhang - Northwestern University - UPDATE 5/19/2008 Catherine really enjoyed her first year at Northwestern. This summer she is working at Children's Hospital. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gina Bohl - 8/18/06 - email@example.com
Stevi DiMasso - 5/9/08 Stevi has been on the diving team at Wright State for two years. In this year's conference meet, she placed 7th in 1-meter and 8th in 3-meter competition. She also received high academic honors for the Fall and Winter semesters for the University College - Education. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Hall - 10/1/06 - UPDATE 6/23/08 Nicole leaves July 15 for Sydney, Australia, for a semester at the University of Sydney. She is an exchange student with the program from Emory College. She returns to the States on November 28, and will not have to report to Emory until the middle of January, where she will complete the second semester of her Junior year in the Business School at Emory. email: email@example.com
Alan Kelpe - 8/12/06 - Alan's email at OSU is firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Myers - 8/12/09 - Rachel's email address at OSU is email@example.com
Sarah Porter - 8/12/09 - Sarah's email address at St. Louis University is SPorter1@slu.edu
Andrew Wittkugel - 8/17/06 - Witt3319@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Brown - (8/22/05)Megan had her wisdom teeth out just before leaving for college.She thought her first couple of days there were awesome. UPDATE6/24/06 Megan has decided to transfer to Auburn.She will be starting her Sophomore year there in August. UPDATE 5/18/08 Megan was home for a a couple of weeks this summer. She is going back to Auburn this summer for summer courses to get back on track to graduate next June. email :e-mail:Brown65@auburn.edu.
Ben Parker - (9/8/05) - Ben is in the Armed Forces and has started boot camp.E-mails would be greatly appreciated.UPDATE(10/11/05)Ben finished up his training at Ft. Lenerdwood with a specialty in combat construction.He is now a trained combat engineer.He is now at the New Mexico Military Institute earning his commission as a 2nd Lt.His rank now is PFC/Cadet .(UPDATE 1/9/06)Ben was home for Christmas and attended the swim meet at Mason to cheer Sycamore on.He is headed for Alabama for training. UPDATE 4/28/06 Ben has completed Phase I of his US Army Ordnance Training in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.He is now assigned to Eglin AFB, Florida, to complete the 2nd phase of this training. UPDATE 1/1/07 Ben has been sent to South Korea for a tour of duty. He stopped in around Thanksgiving time to say hi to everyone at the pool before he left. His Dad has just sent his address so that anyone who cares to may write him. PFC Ben Parker, 718th EOD, PSC 303 Box 68, APO AP 96204. UPDATE 4/5/07 Ben is now serving in South Korea and he turns 20 tomorrow. Anyone who remembers Ben is asked to send him a birthday greeting on parkerB57@hotmail.com. You can also call at 1-513-274-4517 and leave a message for him. You may want to congratulate Ben on his promotion to Specialist. UPDATE 7/11/08 Ben and his Dad came over to Blue Ash Recreation Center to see if he knew any of the coaches or swimmers. I was the only one around that he knew. Ben is stationed in California, the Mojave Desert, where it is 110 degrees. He is not sure where his next deployment will be. UPDATE 11/21/08 Ben has been promoted to Sergeant.
Heath Tameris - (8/26/05)Heath had a great summer swimming.He swam at Sr. Nationals in California and then Jr. Nationals in Arizona in August with best times in his events.He is looking forward to college swimming.(9/8/05)Heath broke his arm in 3 places during dryland training.His workouts consist of all kicking for the next couple of weeks..(11/4/05)Heath reports that his elbow is finally healed and he can now use his arms.His legs should be in great shape, he has been doing only kicking for the past 8 weeks.He is looking forward to a great season since IU is ranked #9 in the country - the first time since 1970 they have been in the top 10.Their conference - the Big 10 - should come down to showdown between Michigan and IU. (UPDATE 1/9/06)Heath spent part of his Christmas in the Bahamas working out with the IU swim team.Indiana will have the home pool advantage when they host the Big 10's in Bloomington February 23 - 25.UPDATE 2/26/06Heath swam in three events in the Big 10 Conference Meet, helping IU win the Big 10 at their home poolHe swam 3 events, finishing 10th in the 100 Breast and 5th in the 200 Breast with lifetime bests in those events as well as the 200 IM. e-mail:Htameris@indiana.edu
Lauren Truax - (8/18/05)Lauren is moving into Miami on August 19.She is planning to play water polo in the spring and hopes to see everyone when they swim Districts at Miami.She also says she is always up for getting e-mails - so feel free to write her!!! UPDATE 5/28/08 Lauren studied in Europe her First Semester this year and then finished up at Miami for this year. She has given up coaching and lifeguarding to get a "real" job for the summer. She is getting a real dose of reality with an 8 - 5 job and inside all day. e-mail:Truaxla2@muohio.edu
Erica Weber - (10/6/05) Erica is playing club water polo for Purdue University.Her website at school is email@example.com
Algis Aukstuolis- (9/21/04) who is at Xavier University, sent a long e-mail about school and his family's move to Cleveland.He finds college quite different because he is more on his own when it comes to studying.He does like the study tables at night to help get him focused on what he has to do - especially with his Anatomy class.He has been swimming and lifting, and is 5 pounds heavier, but not taller!:-) Algis really likes the positive attitude that the team has.He says Kes's 21st birthday is the 24th of September.Kes has also returned to swimming.The move to Cleveland went well for everyone.Lina is at Walsh Jesuit, playing volleyball and has her driver's license.Vytas is on a traveling team with soccer.The only contacts listed are as follows:Cell:513-646-5753; address:XU, Husman, Room 156; 3800 Victory Parkway, ML 8471, Cincinnati, 45207.UPDATE 9/26/04Saw Algis at church with Kes, Lina and his Mom.They were here to celebrate Kes's 21st birthday. UPDATE6/5/05 Algis is spending his summer in Lithuania.He is there doing volunteer work, as well as continuing his swimming workouts.He has a full journal on the following e-mail: http://xanga.com/rippedlugan Hewill respond to his Xavier e-mail as well. 5/13/08 Algis will graduate this Saturday (May 17) from Xavier. He is interviewing with Bridge Worldwide, an online marketing company based in Cincinnati. They focus on building web sites for P&G brands. He is hoping to get a job as a copyriter. Check out his new email. UPDATE 11/11/08 Algis is working in Cincinnati for Clubessential as a Client Service Rep. It is online marketing and helping country clubs maintain their websites. e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren Bernstein - (9/13/04) Lauren in enjoying Emory University in Atlanta.She loves her classes and even says going to class and doing work is lots of fun.Her major is history and she is finding her classes "amazing and incredibly interesting".Swimming has started and she has found the team to be very friendly. UPDATE 9/4/06 Lauren has been very active sinher last update. She traveled to Italy with the swim team, spent her summer as a nanny and swim instructor, and is starting her Junior year is an apartment off campus with two friends. She also has joined Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Her major is still Art History, but she is hoping to go to law school once she graduates. e-mail:email@example.com
Greg Bieler - 10/2/04 Greg showed up to at the McLennan Water Polo Tournament to cheer his sister on in a couple of games, especially the Sycamore - UA game.In fact, he and Joey Krone ran the clock for that game.Greg is not playing water polo at Miami, putting all his spare time into the ROTC program which he is thoroughly enjoying.
Allyson Harmon - (10/10/04) Allyson is at Xavier and finding it very challenging.She is majoring in Occupational Therapy with a minor in Psychology.She is playing club water polo with a couple of Milford girls and also playing on an intramural soccer team.Being so close to home, Allyson came to cheer on this years' girls team inthe McLennan Water Polo Tournament. UPDATE 5/22/08 Allyson finished her undergraduate work in December of 2007, but waited till the May graduation to receive her Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in Occupational Therapy with a minor in gender and diversity. Since December she has been taking classes for Xavier's Masters of Occupational Therapy program. She should receive that degree next spring. Allyson is trying to train for her first triathlon. She is planning on doing a sprint triathlon for her first attempt in the sport. e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Keller - (8/16/04)Scott will be playing water polo at Miami, along with several players from 2003.e-mail:email@example.com.
Joey Krone - (10/2/04) Joey came home to watch his sister, Amy, play in the McLennan Water Polo Tournament.Joey even pitched in and helped run the clock for the UA-Sycamore game, along with former teammate Greg Bieler.He seems to like the University Kentucky. UPDATE 8/13/06 - Joe left for California on the 11th. Joe moved out there to join his mom and sister Amy. He is planning on attending college out there.
Courtney Siemer - (9/17/04) is attending The Ohio State University and majoring in International Business.She moved to Mason this summer. UPDATE 5/9/08 Courtney has earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with majors in Finance and International Business. The night of graduation she will leave for New Jersey to begin her job at Johnson and Johnson's Financial Leadership Development Program. It is three-year rotational program and her first rotation will be in a compliance and controls role She will work there for 8 months and then she will move to her next rotation.
Rob Truax - (8/16/04) will be studying mechanical engineering at M. I. T.He also will be playing water polo.(8/23/05)Rob will be the starting goalie for the MIT water polo team this year.Also, he is officiallyregistered in themechanical engineering program. UPDATE 2//15/08 Rob proposed to Elizabeth Stinger, the girl he has been dating since he was a Jr., over winter break. The wedding is planned for July 18, 2009. Rob will graduate in June from MIT with a bachelor's in mechanical engineering, but will be staying at MIT as he begins his PhD program, also in mechanical engineering and robotics. Elizabeth will graduate in May and will look for a teaching job in the Boston area. UPDATE 5/22/08 Rob's update states that his finance, Elizabeth, has a teaching job in Randolph, Massachusetts. Rob will be staying at MIT for his PhD program.e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Corrie Von Amerongen - (9/16/04) is at the University of Maryland, College Park, majoring in Journalism.She is hoping to be a reporter for the newspaper "The Diamondback". She likes Maryland a lot, even though East Coast schools call "pop" "soda".That's a little hard to get used to.Corrie is looking into their club swimming, but has heard it is almost as competitive as their varsity team! UPDATE 5/9/08 Corrie has had a great time at the University of Maryland where she is graduating with a double major in Spanish and Public Relations. Corrie has joined the Peace Corp for two years and will be a health volunteer in Ecuador. Everyone can keep track of her on her blog www.peacecorrie.blogsport.com. e-mail:email@example.com
Rachel Wang - (9/2/04)Rachel sends her greetings from sunny and warm North Carolina where she is attending Duke University.She is studying biomedical engineering with a minor in musical performance.She just got voted president of student council and she is very excited about that.Rachel is also on the club swim team. UPDATE 5/8/08 Rachel graduates form Duke this week with a degree in biomedical engineering. She will be moving to Atlanta to work for Cryolife, a biotech company, as a project specialist. Not only is she starting a new job, she will be taking her masters in tissue engineering from GA-Tech and going to Emory business school part time. Besides the new job and her continuing education plans, she will be planning her wedding which will be in June of 2009. She engaged to Matt Ericksen who graduated from Duke in political science and from Emory with a law degree. He is a corporate and civil litigation lawyer in Atlanta. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne Wight - 9/30/04 - is at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania.She has a really heavy course load for her major, Architectural Engineering.She really loves Penn State and wouldn't trade it for any other school.Suzanne is involved in the Women in Engineering program through PSU, and also the residence hall association.But what she is really having fun with is playing intramural flag football with her hall.She looked into the club water polo program, but it conflicted with some of her evening classes.Suzanne hopes to get a house or apartment for next school year. She has been following what her brothers are doing in Sycamore WP.Her oldest brother, Alan, is the boys water polo coach, and younger brother Phil is playing water polo for Sycamore.
Suzanne is graduating with a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from PSU. She will be working for BPGS, an in-house construction management firm for The Buccini/Pollin Group. This is a large property management and land development firm in Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore and DC. Suzanne will start her job in July. She plans on swimming Masters in Delaware. e-mail:email@example.com
Guy Wiener - 8/12/06 - ran into Guy working at Blue Ash Chili. He is home from Israel for a couple of months. He is living in Hafia, Israel and going to college - university - there. He had been there a couple of months when the fighting broke out. The university canceled exams and he came home for a couple of months. He plans on graduating from the university there and then he will join the Israel Army for two more years.
Jen Witte - (9/16/04) is a Spanish Education Major at Miami University and likes her classes so far.She hopes to be a member of the Ohio Student Education Association.She is really looking forward to sorority rush that will come up right after winter break.Her snail mail address is:200 Porter Hall, 601 S. Oak Street, Oxford Ohio,45056. All mail will be happily accepted. UPDATE 5/23/08 Jen marched for graduation, but she still has a semester of student teaching left before she is an "official" graduate. She will be student teaching in Madeira, using her double major in Spanish Education and Latin American Studies. For the summer she is taking a "mini-minor" at the Summer Business Institute at Miami, an intensive program in business. Her goal at some point is to be a professor, but before that she is considering several programs to work in. One is a combo program with the Peace Corps to get her masters, with the goal of working possible with the United Nations or similar organizations that promote peaceful diplomacy. Jen is looking to use her Spanish in whatever field she ends up in. email: WitteJL@muohio.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dani Dimasso - (10/6/03) is at Wright State majoring in Middle Childhood Education and planning to minor in Spanish.She, too, is doing a lot of lifting and is finding the routine very tough.They practice early morning with the lifting and practice 3 hours a day - Monday -Friday, and 4 hours on Saturday.She is already looking forward to their winter break training trip to Largo, Florida.(11/26/05)Dani has switched her major to Integrated Language Arts/English Education.She will be doing her observations and a little student teaching in spring of 2006.She keeping her minor in Spanish, and will move that to a major when she finished with her education degree.Dani is living in an on-campus apartment with another diver and two grad students.Dani was on the academic honor roll for the Horizon League Conference all of last year and hopes to keep up her academic excellence this year. UPDATE 1/4/07 Dani is in her senior year and back to competing after knee surgery this past summer. She had a diving accident during practice and she had to have her kneecaps realigned. She is almost 100% and is working on new dives she learned over Christmas when they took a training trip to Florida. Dani is working on a double major of English and Spanish. She should complete her English degree in March, and then will concentrate on her Spanish degree. She hopes to be able to spend a semester in Spain after all of that!. UPDATE 5/9/08 Dani received a 5th year NCAA Academic Scholarship and will complete her Masters Degree in Language Arts this June. She is student teaching at Fairborn High School near Dayton. In the Fall of 2007, she coached Miamisburg High School Dive team and 4 divers made it to the District Meet. She is hoping to get a job in the English Department of a high school and also be able to coach diving. (e-mail:email@example.com)
Elspeth Gibb - (2/9/03) - Elspeth is swimming at Ohio University.She was a walk-on and has made the travel team.She is really enjoying the team. UPDATE 6/14/07 Elspeth graduated from O. U. last week. She swam all four years for them and was the only swimmer, boy or girl, who swam all r years! Great accomplishment! She also received the honor of being nominated by OU as girl Swimmer of the Year. Her name was submitted to the MAC Conference as consideration for Swimmer of the Year for the Conference. A tremendous honor for a girl who started out as a walk on. This fall Elspeth will start working on a Law Degree at the University of Dayton.
Randi Kirschner - (3/13/05) - Randi left the University of Toledo and transferred to UC.She and Ali are both attending school there, along with their Mom!(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ryan Klasmeier - (9/21/03) is at Wright State.He has really easy days on Wednesdays and Fridays and likes that a lot!He started practice this week and is looking forward to the season.They do TONS of dryland which is a lot different than what Coach Sullivan had them do.His first meet is in Chicago on November 1. UPDATE9/28/04 Ryan has moved into a condo about 7 minutes from school.He is finding it much nicer than dorm life.He has his own room!!!He finished up last year well academically, and although he is finding this year harder, he hopes to maintain his good standing.Ryan has been practicing for 3 weeks now, and is already at 7,000 yards.Wright State is going for their 7th conference championship, so he figures practice will be much harder this year! UPDATE 1/6/06 Ryan is back swimming after taking the summer off.He had an internship at GE where he worked under Alan Kelpe's (current Sycamore Senior) dad.He worked on the Joint Strike Fighter engine and really learned a lot.He will be going back there this summer as well.Ryan finished up last year with several best times so is excited to be back swimming this year.He has best times in the 200 fly and 500 free so far this year, and is looking to swim those as Wright State goes for their 8th conference championship, and 4th in a row. UPDATE 2/22/08 Ryan swam all four years at Wright State and ended his final season with 2 lifetime bests - 4:35 in the 500 and a 1:50.30 in the 200 fly. He will graduate in June with an engineering degree and will begin work at GE in the Edison Engineering Development Program. GE will pay for Ryan to continue on to get his Master's degree in Engineering. He plans on starting that this fall at UC. UPDATE 11/21/08 Ryan is working at GE in Evendale in their leadership program. Basically he is learning about the company and works in different departments. He is also working towards his Masters in Engineering. (email: email@example.com)
Jaclyn Tameris-(9/25/03)is attending Indiana University.She says her classes are hard but feels she is doing okay with them.Her practices for water polo are from 7 - 10 in the morning.Much better than morning practices at Sycamore!Theyswim, lift and run, and with all the new lifting techniques they are doing, Jaclyn has found muscles she didn't even know she had!The team will travel to Hawaii for spring break.She is pumped for that trip! UPDATE 9/29/04 Jaclyn and some of her friends from the dorm last year have a house and she is really happy there.Jaclyn is back into water polo at Indiana.They are doing a lot of running, lifting and swimming so that they can be ready for practice in October.Jaclyn says Indiana Water Polo is looking very good with the players from last year plus some good freshmen recruits.They are looking forward to NCAA's in Michigan in May. UPDATE 8/31/05 Jaclyn is very happy to be an upperclassman.She has just found out that she has received a leadership award where she will attend the NCAA Conference in October in Chicago.The conference is held to discuss all NCAA sports and what changes will be made to help schools and athletes. UPDATE 1/9/06 Jaclyn was voted Team Captain for the IU Water Polo Team. This is a big honor for Jaclyn since she is only a Junior. Voting was by coaches and players.They will start playing Water Polo on February 4 against Michigan University. UPDATE 5/18/08 Jaclyn ran her first marathon - the Flying Pig. She did well and is now thinking about working towards doing an Ironman Triathlon. UPDATE 7/7/08 Jaclyn has a new email address: (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Erin Bokulic -is attending Ohio State University.Erin is a Criminology major and History minor, and would like to teach after she graduates.Last year Erin joined Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity and Sarah Olexsey is her "big" sis which is someone who mentors younger members as they learn about fraternity life. ( 10/23/03) Erin had to give up water polo this year because of severe problems with her back.She will undergo surgery on her back on December 10 to fuse some discs in her back.She is a little nervous about the surgery, but feels it will be well worth it if she has less pain.UPDATE 6//25/06Erin has graduated from Ohio State University with a BA in Criminology.While at OSU, Erin was President of Mortar Board Senior Class Honor Society.She was also Vice President of Scholarship for her sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta.This fall Erin is traveling east to attendto law school at New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts.She will be studying criminal and juvenile law.(e-mail:email@example.com)
Carrie Crabill - 6/15/06 - Carrie graduated from Ohio State University with a double major in Strategic Communications and English.This summer she is staying in Columbus to finish an intership with Fahlgren Mortine Public Relations Agency.At the same time she is looking for a job - which she says is exciting and scary - all at the same time. UPDATE 7/3/107 Carrie is now working in Atlanta, having moved there almost a year ago. She is working for Trevelino/Keller Communications Grouop, a public relations agency. There are two other swimmers she has made contact with that live in Atlanta - Sarah Steele, 2001 and Lauren Bernstein, 2004. Carrie is really enjoying the sun and warmth of the south! UPDATE 2/12/08 Carrie has a new email. (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Jones - is currently at Gannon University majoring in Management Information Systems.Greg played water polo this fall for Gannon, and now is training for the swim team.He has had a couple of meets, and he is doing very well.(Check Swimming Links on the home page and then click on Gannon University to see Greg's times.)Greg says he is having a wonderful time at Gannon, but misses good old Cincinnati a whole lot!UPDATE7/24/03Greg will be transferring to Ohio University this fall.He will be joining brother Mike and sister Liz.He is looking forward to playing water polo with Mike again, and maybe doing some swimming. UPDATE 11/4/03 Greg is "lovin' it" at Ohio U.He has changed to a Computer Science major there.He has started an intramural Four Square Team at Ohio and they play every Friday after 5:00 p.m.Greg just had his first Halloween at OU and says it was a lot of fun.UPDATE 7/20/04Greg has changed his major from Computer Science to Exercise Physiology.After he receives his degree, Greg plans on continuing his education at OU by attending their Physical Therapy school Greg has taken up running and did the Flying Pig Marathon in May with a time of 3:28.51.He is training now for the Bi-Lo Myrtle Beach Marathon in February.His hope is to qualify for the Boston Marathon.Greg received First Team All Conference honors for water polo, for helping to lead Ohio University to a 2nd place finish in the Ohio Valley Conference Championships.Brother, Mike, received 2nd Team All Conference honors. UPDATE 11/28/06
Greg did run in the Myrtle Beach Marathon in February with a 3:16, missing the qualifying time for Boston by 6 minutes. His goal now is to run in the Ocean City Marathon in April of 2007 and attempt to make the 3:10 qualifying time for Boston. This past summer, Greg participated in the News and Sentinel Half Marathon in Parkersburg, West Virginia. This is considered the Road Runners Club of America Nation Championship. Looking forward to graduating after OU's winter quarter, Greg has an an internship at Ignition Athletic Performance Group during his 5 week break after OU's first quarter. Ignition is located on East Kemper Road and is working towards a program for swimmers to help with their agility, strength training, muscular fitness, stamina to help with their swimming performance. UPDATE 4/10/07 Greg earned an Honorable Mention All-American for Collegiate Club Water Polo for the 2006 season. Greg ran in the Ocean City, Maryland marathon again this year in less than favorable conditions. The temperature was 35 degrees with winds over 20 mph and there was snow the entire race. In spite of all that, Greg had a personal best of 3:13.28. He is inching, race by race, to qualify for the Boston Marathon. He next runs in Erie, Pennsylvania, on September 9. UPDATE 6/7/07 Greg has been accepted into the graduate program at Ohio University and will start his classes this summer. His Masters will be in coaching education, and Ohio U. is one of only 5 programs in the country that has this program. He has also been hired as a Graduate Assistant for the Ping Recreation Center at the University. Greg has decided not to swim in the Erie Marathon in September, but will run in the Parkersburg Half Marathon instead. UPDATE 4/29/08 Greg will graduate in early June after finishing his Masters. He is still looking for a job, but he is keeping busy by organizing an ultra-marathon to be run in Athens. The focus of the marathon if to raise money for child obesity awareness. His website for the event is www.athensultra.com. On a personal note, Greg has met his goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. He accomplished this at the Louisville Marathon last week, posting a 3:03 - another personal best for him. He is looking to run in Boston in 2010. In the meantime, he has a couple of other marathons and an Ironman he would like to try, before settling in to train for Boston. UPDATE 5/18/08 Greg ran the Flying Pig 8 days after the Louisville Marathon, not recommended for marathon runners. He survived it well, and will continue training for more events. UPDATE 6/1/08 Greg organized and participated in the 55 mile Athens Ultra-Marathon for Child Obesity Awareness. The entire marathon took 13 hours including breaks. The actual run/walk took about 9 1/2 hours. The participants raised $600 for Child Obesity.
Mike Jones - is currently at Ohio University majoring in history.During his first quarter, Mike was involved with the Ohio University Club Water Polo team which ended up second at the Ohio Valley Championships in Akron.Mike is also a reporter for The Post Newspaper in Athens.Even though he doesn't get paid very much, he is enjoying it very much.Mike wishes much luck to all swimmers and water polo players.UPDATE 7/21/05Mike is entering his senior year at Ohio University where he is studying political science and history.He plans on venturing into the graduate work area at Ohio University to study education and eventually get his Masters.Mike is president of the OU Men's Water Polo Team which is gaining national recognition.Not only that, he is coaching the OU Women's Water Polo team.He is looking forward to another successful season being a part of both squads.(8/24/05) Mike is the subject of an article by the Collegiate Water Polo Association detailing his involvement in making the Ohio University Water Polo team an upgraded team.Check out the article at http://www.collegiatewaterpolo.org/html/InFocus2_MikeJones.htm(11/17/05)Mike received Second Team honors for water polo All Conference for the Ohio Valley Conference.Ohio University placed second in the Championships.(e-mail:email@example.com )UPDATE 4/20/06Mike is instituting a "Clean Up for the City of Athens, Ohio" led by the Men's Water Polo program.He has been working on the project since November, and so far they have 15 business sponsors, 160 volunteers from other student organizations, and will include the completion of 10 projects around campus.The event will be held on Saturday, April 29, (rain date May 6), starting with an opening ceremony and ending with a closing ceremony.Mike is expecting good media coverage on this.This is the first year for this to be held, andMike is hoping that it will become an annual event.Check out the web site for this event - www.ohiou.edu/beautification. UPDATE 9/27/06 Mike graduated in June with a degree in Political Science and a minor in history. He is currently working for Kroger's in their management program. He is also officiating High School Water Polo. Mike has taken up running and is planning on trying out a dry sport for a change. He is not giving up the water altogether, though. He is trying to put together an open division water polo club team. The work that Mike did for Athens Beautification Day earned him the honor of Dean of Students for the overall direction of the event. Greg, who is still in school at OU, may take over the event. Ohio University's men's water polo team received the Ohio University Club Sports Team of the Year based on their success in water polo, community service, fundraising achievements and overall team progress. UPDATE 10/1/07 Mike has started a small Masters Water Polo Team called the Ohio Squirrels. Practice is Sunday nights from 7-9 at Xavier University. They have played in 3 collegiate tournaments so far this fall. Mike is hoping to get pool time at UC after January. Interested? Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mike's email: email@example.com
Brittni Jordan Fudge- Brittni sent us the e-mail address she wants to use this year at Miami.She would love to hear from everyone. UPDATE 9/16/04 Brittni's family moved in August and she now has a new e-mail address. UPDATE 9/23/04 Brooke is back in the swing of things at Miami and is working on the College newspaper.Her family moved to Eden Prairie in Minneapolis, Minnesota.This past summer Brittni went to Italy for seven weeks on a study program.While over there she got a chance to visit three other countries. UPDATE12/28/05 Brittni was engaged last spring, but made a formal announcement a few weeks ago.Her fiance' is Josh Fudge, a Miami University grad.They will be married May 13, 2006, and will be living in Cincinnati. UPDATE 5/15/06 Brittni and Josh were married on May 13th at the Chapel at Miami University.Brooke, her older sister, class of 1999) was Maid of Honor, Grace Phillips, class of 2002 was a bridesmaid, and Sarah Steele, class of 2001, was a reader. UPDATE 6/12/06 Check out Brittni's new email.She would like all those changing their email after graduation to let her know how to get in touch with you. UPDATE 1/3/07 Brittni moved to Colorado just before Christmas. Josh has a job out there and Brittni is looking for a position as a high school English teacher. Their address is 30 S. Emerson Street, Apt. 405, Denver, Colorado, 80209. UPDATE 7/28/08 Brittni and Josh are expecting their first child on November 18. They are naming him Griffin. Brittni is doing well and are looking forward to being parents. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie MacKnight - Katie has finished her Sophomore year at Colorado State.She is a member of the water polo team there and selected as second-team Southwest Division All Star of the Collegiate Water Polo Association.This summer Katie is staying in Colorado maintaining trails at El Dorado Canyon State Park.6/9/04 ---UPDATE 7/4/06Katie has finished 4 years at Colorado State and is taking her time to enjoy all the extracurricular activities she participates in.Katie loves Colorado and all the nature that surrounds her daily.She no longer plays water polo, but has replaced that with mountain climbing, and this summer she is a river guide on the Cache la Poudre River five days a week.Katie got her whitewater rafting certification about a month ago, so she now can take people whitewater rafting on the River.She also works in an Outdoor Retail store selling kayaks, climbing equipment and skis.For herself, she is also enjoying whitewater kayaking on the River.Katie is looking for people to get in touch with her. UPDATE 10/26/06 Katie is moving to Crested Butte, Colorado for the winter. She and her boyfriend have been hired by the ski resort there for the winter ski season. It is a small mountain town and she will be working and skiing every day. Great life!!! UPDATE 3/9/07 Katie has a blog site with lots of beautiful pictures where she is working - the mountains, with lots of snow , and the river where she is a rafting guide in the summer. This is the blog site http://katiemacknight.blogspot.com/ . You can leave messages for her on the site as well. UPDATE 2/23/08 I am late in posting this as Katie sent this about a month ago. At that time she was recovering from surgery on her ankle from a fall she had in October. She had the surgery in December and was limited to her house for recovery since she could not drive nor ride her bike. She did, however, get a lot of reading in. Katie is considering going back to Colorado State in the fall to finish her degree. For now she is trying to take an EMT-B course that she can use in her river guide job. UPDATE 6/18/2008 Katie has finished her EMT training and will take her National exam soon. She is very excited to have that course behind her. She has a blogspot with more pictures posted - the picutres are amazing. It shows the beauty of the western part of our country. Blog address katiemacknight.blogspot.com email:(email@example.com)
Sarah Olexsey - is a sophomore at Ohio State University majoring in Human Resources and Finance and minoring in Spanish.She is an Honors student and was on the Dean's list her Freshman year.She is playing water polo and looking forward to the tournaments that begin in the winter.They have a new coach and Sarah is excited to play under her this year.Sarah joined Alpha Gamma Delta Fraaternity where she is the philanthropy coordinator.Erin Bokulic helped recruit her and she is her "big" in the house.A "big" is basically a mentor to guide younger members as they learn about fraternity life (10/23/03) UPDATE 11/13/06 Sarah Olexsey graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Ohio State University in June 2006 with honors with a BSBA. Her majors were Accounting and Finance. Upon graduation, Sarah purchased a condo in Hilliard, Ohio and is current working in the tax department for Ernst & Young, LLP in the Columbus, Ohio office. During college, Sarah played water polo for Ohio State's club team during her freshman and sophomore year. She was the Vice President of Finance for the Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity (National Panhellenic member), and participated in several honor societies including Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society, Order of Omega Greek Honorary, Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honorary, and others. Sarah received the Tradition scholarship from OSU's Honors Program, the Mitte Foundation Scholarship, and others. Sarah's new email is
Mike Schrock - Mike Schrock is playing on Miami University's Club Water Polo Team.After the Ohio Valley Conference Championship last week, Mike, along with teammate Evan Witte, was elected to the Ohio Valley All Conference 2nd Team.Miami University won the Conference championship and Mike will be traveling to San Luis Obisbo, California, the weekend of November 8 & 9 to attend the National Club Water Polo Championship.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Evan Witte - Evan is also at Miami and his e-mail is (email@example.com)UPDATE11/1/02Evan is playing water polo for Miami, not swimming, and is doing very well.He, along with teammate Mike Schrock, have been voted to the Ohio Valley All Conference 2nd Team.Evan will be attending the National Club Championship in San Luis Obisbo, California, the weekend of November 8 & 9.
Kes Aukstuolis - is attending the University of Pittsburgh.Kes has a scholarship for swimming, and starts practice immediately.Classes started on August 28, and practice started on the 29th.This past summer, Kes had an opportunity to practice with the University of Michigan swimmers, and in particular with Dan Ketchum, '00.Kes wrote to let us know how Dan did in the World University Games.UPDATEGot an e-mailfrom Kes to the team.In it he states he may be leaving Pitt and transferring to Miami University next year.He would still like to swim and has contacted Coach Pete Lindsay from Miami.He will keep us informed.UPDATE8/26/02Kes has transferred to Miami University.Kes has decided not to swim this year and concentrate on his grades.He has his sights on either Medical School or Grad School and feels he needs to get his grades to a higher level if he wants to go that route.He is enjoying Miami, even though he is taking a very difficult course load this semester.UPDATE5/12/03Kes is spending his summer in Lithuania.He has a grant to work in the medical field shadowing doctors.This will be a great experience for Kes, who is still hoping to enter Med School after graduating from Miami.UPDATE9/21/04 -Kes is looking forward to his 21st birthday which is on the 24th of September.(This comes from his brother.)Kes has gone back to swimming and is practicing with the Miami team.He also will take another year at Miami to pick up a major in zoology.If all goes well, he then will apply to Medical schools in the mid-West.UPDATE 9/26/04Saw Kes at church with Algis, Lina and his Mom.He found out he definitely is on the Miami Team.His family was here to celebrate his 21st birthday!UPDATE 7/14/05Along with graduating from Miami, Kes also had to study for the MCAT exam in April.He is now applying to medical schools that are primarily Osteopathic schools.He will be working in Oxford for the winter at Alexander House and working as a lab manager for a visual perception lab at Miami.He is also looking into his options of going on a medical mission trip for a month or so.Some places he is looking at right now are some of the poorer parts of the world, like Central America, Caribbean or Eastern Europe.He also is thinking about doing some running and maybe even join the Masters Swim Team at Miami.UPDATE 1/29/06Kes is waiting to see if he is accepted to medical school.He should know in a couple of months.He is still working in Oxford, helping out with the swim team, and doing some swimming with the Masters team . UPDATE 2/13/06Kes has been accepted to Lake Erie College ofOsteopathic Medicine.He will be starting there August 1.Needless to say, he is very excited about entering this phase of his life, something he was wanted to do since high school. UPDATE 8/30/06 Kes is at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa., AKA Dreary Erie because it rains so much. After 2 1/2 weeks he is into his 3rd exam. In July he was commissioned as an officer in the U. S. Navy. His summers will be learning all about the Navy, and when he graduates from college he will serve in the Navy for 4 years as a physician. This past summer he biked and backpacked for 3 weeks in England and Europe covering France, Italy, Austria and Germany. Upon his return, he coached swimming at Hudson High School and really loved it. UPDATE 11/21/08 Kes is in his third year of med school doing rotations at University Hospitals in Cleveland and for the Navy. He hopes to be at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center doing a psychiatry rotation in February. He is undecided if he wants to specialize in Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, or possibly pediatrics. He is hoping to get Bethesda Naval Center for his residency. For fun he does triathlons and swims for a masters team.
Erin Bokulic - is attending Ohio State University.She is double majoring in Criminology and History and studying under Pre-Law.She is on the OSU water polo team and having a great time on it.She is also a photographer for OSU's yearbook, Makio.(12/27/01)Last year Erin joined Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity and Sarah Olexsey is her "big" sis which is someone who mentors younger members as they learn about fraternity life. Erin had to give up water polo this year because of severe problems with her back.She will undergo surgery on her back on December 10 to fuse some discs in her back.She is a little nervous about the surgery, but feels it will be well worth it if she has less pain.UPDATE 6/13/06Erin graduated this year and will be attending law school in Boston this fall.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Carrie Kirschner - is attending Ohio University.She started out in the Journalism school, but is changing her major to Pre-Law.This is Carrie's second year at playing water polo and really enjoys it.The girls water polo team is coached by Jeff Clemens, a former water polo player and swimmer for Sycamore.11/02/02Carrie was recently selected by Ohio University's Study Abroad program to spend a semester in Australia.(3/13/05)Carrie has finished college and is looking for a job.She will march with her class at graduation this spring.UPDATE 7/5/05Carrie is working at the Appalachian News-Express in Pikeville, Kentucky, a job she has had since May.It is in Pike County, one of the biggest counties in Kentucky.She is a staff writer for the newspaper which is published 3 times a week.She already has had articles published on the front page of the paper..She says the place that she lives is beautiful, with a mountain to the front of her apartment and a river in the back.It is a small town, but she gets to travel the whole county for stories for the paper.Pikeville is in the eastern corner of Kentucky where Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia all come together.Carrie's address is 121 Shawnee Trail, Apartment #3, Pikeville, Kentucky, 41501. UPDATE 1/28/08 Carrie is now living in Ashland, Kentucky, and working on the local paper there. She has been dating Carl Stambaugh, an engineer with the Ashland Fire Department, for about 1 1/2 years, and on January 20, 2008, they were engaged. They went hiking at Carter Caves State Park, the first place they hiked on their first date. They have a favorite spot on the trail - an overlook of the park - and he proposed there. Carrie says it was a complete shock - she wasn't expecting it at all. Right now they have no definite plans on a wedding date, but possibly this fall in Ashland. Congratulations, Carrie! Address: 1000 Shawnee Avenue, Ashland, Kentucky 41102 (email: email@example.com)
Matt Loftspring - is attending DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.His tentative major is biology and he is looking at the pre-med track.His minor is music.He is in the band and orchestra at DePauw, and other music-related activities.Matt is not involved in any team activities right now, and he misses being a part of a team.UPDATE 6/7/05Matt's next step will be a PhD program in neuroscience at UC which will begin in July.His goal is to do biomedical research on neurological diseases, focusing on multiple sclerosis.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ryan Neal - graduated from Ohio State University. UPDATE 7/6/07 Ryan's sister, Liz, passed on the information that Ryan graduated from Ohio State University this June. He is working in Houston as a welding engineer.
Erin Siemer - is attending Miami University.She is in business with an undecided major, and planning to minor in Spanish and International Business.She is playing club water polo and thinking about joining a sorority.She is looking forward to seeing everyone when they come to Miami for districts!UPDATE 6/7/05Erin graduated from Miami with a degree in accounting.She has a job with Sherwin Williams doing Internal Audit, which she will start in July.She will be traveling for about 2 monthsand then will be moving to New Orleans for a year or so.She's feeling a little nervous about leaving, but also is really excited. (e-mail:ErinSiem15@aol.com)
Sarah Steele - is attending Wooster College and her major is communication sciences and disorders.Sarah is continuing her swimming career at Wooster.She was sick just before Thanksgiving and when she got home and checked out, she found out she had mono.She is just now getting back into the water and starting out slowly to get into shape.UPDATE1/17/03Sarah has changed her major to communication studies .She has recovered from mono and swimming really well.(See Wooster web site on Swimming Links button on home page.)Her conference meet is in four weeks, and she will be swimming the 400 I.M., 200 Breast and 200 Free!UPDATE 6/5/05Sarah has graduated but is not sure what she wants to do.For the summer she will be head coach at Harpers Point again, and start testing the job field.UPDATE 10/5/05Sarah will be an assistant swimming coach for Loveland High School this year.She is also working part time at The Gap in the Kenwood Mall while looking for a full time job. Check our her new e-mail. UPDATE 5/4/07 Sarah is living in Atlanta and has a job at an advertising agency working on the Lexus account. She has joined a Masters team down there and is getting to practice when she can. She really likes her Southern lifestyle. (e-mail:email@example.com)
Jill Ursini- is majoring in Exercise Science at George Washington University.This is a premed type of program offered by GW's College of Public Health and Health Sciences.Jill is one of two freshmen women on the team that will graduate a high number of seniors.So far, they are undefeated in conference meets, but they will be facing a full meet schedule when they return from break.Speaking of break, Jill's training trip was to St. Croix Island.Jill states that she did practice hard and participated in a pentathlon while there.She also states that she has a nice tan!Jill feels her swimming is going well, and she is ranked 2nd at GW in the 200 Free and the 200 Fly, and 3rd in the 500 Free.GW's 800 free relay is 2nd in the Atlantic 10 Conference.Her top ranking in the A-10 Conference is in her 200 Fly where she is ranked 10th.The A-10 Conference meet is in Buffalo - (if the snow melts!!!).UPDATE 12/20/02Jill is still swimming, but on a limited basis.She is still fighting problems with her back.However, she has found a lot of other areas to keep her busy.She is working in a volunteer program called Project Health, working with doctors and inner city kids who have asthma.She teaches them good health habits and also swims with them.UPDATE6/6/05Jill has job with a well-known Ear, Nose, Throat firm who has offices in Washington and Maryland.Jill is living with a family in Chevy Chase, Maryland, which is very close to the office she is working in.The family she is living with has a 4 year old boy, so Jill watches him when she comes home from work for 3 hours each night.Jill plans on becoming a physician's assistant, and working this year will give her the clinical experience she needs to apply for the medical courses she needs. UPDATE 11/18/08 Jill is back in the Cincinnati and working in Fairfield. (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Karen Anderson - is entering her sophomore year at Wright State majoring in early education, which is for children in 3rd grad and younger.She is still spending her summers at the Blue Ash Recreation Center as an swim lesson instructor and lifeguard.Karen says that she misses swimming but is about to take up a new sport--fencing. UPDATE 7/13/07 Karen was married on May 27 to Scott Whitlock, also of the class of 2000. Their honeymoon was to Cancun, Mexico for eight days. Karen worked in Dayton at Franklin Montessori, a school in the Dayton City school system. She had grades 1-3. Where she will be this fall is still uncertain since the Dayton School Levy failed. For the summer she is still working at the BARC, but she is now Assistant Pool Manager. Karen has been with the BARC for ten years.
Lori Bednarchik - worked at the Blue Ash Recreation Center for the summer. She didn't swim much this summer as she was recovering from mono.Lori will attend the University of Maryland and plans to major in Psychology.Not only will classes start on August 30, but Lori will start her training with the Maryland swim team. Her first college meet will be in October, and her parents will travel to Maryland for Parents' Weekend on the 21st of October to see Lori swim. UPDATE 11/21/08 Lori is a health educator and adjunct professor at San Diego State University. She got her Masters at Maryland. She loves San Diego and says it is super fun out there. Lori is dating Ben Zuber , Sycamore '98, who graduated from the Naval Academy and just got home from Iraq.
Kristen Bloomstrom -is attending University of Michigan this year.She is majoring in English and hope to attend law school eventually.Kristen is going to try out for the Women's Water Polo team at Michigan.It is a varsity sport (as of this year) so Kristen is trying out as a walk-on.Good luck, Kristen, and let us know how you do. UPDATEKristen stopped in at the pool today (9/29) to let us know that she did make the Water Polo Team.They have a new coach who came from California, and their assistant coach was the goalie on the Women's Olympic Team.Kristen has not met her yet, but is very excited to hear what she has to say about the Olympics.Kristen really like Michigan and seems very happy there. She said she sees Dan Ketchum a lot since their dorms are right across from each other.UPDATE6/12/03 Kristen will be spending 7 weeks in England this summer.She will be taking studying over in England with a group from Michigan for five weeks, and then touring for two weeks.UPDATE 12/19/05Kristen got engaged at the beginning of December to another Sycamore grad - John Hurd, class of 1997.She and John have been dating since her senior year at Sycamore.John is working on his Master in physical geography at UC and will graduate this spring.The wedding is planned for September 2006 in Cincinnati.Kristen is working in college publishing sales for Thomson Learning and living in Northern Kentucky.She has a new email(e-mail:email@example.com)
Kim Christensen - participated in the MAC Championships held in Buffalo, New York.Kim swam in the 50 free and the 100 and 200 Breaststroke.UPDATE 6/16/03 Kim is spending the summer at Valleyfair Amusement Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as a marketing intern.The first semester of her senior year she will remain in Minnesota at the University there in an exchange program.She will then return to Bowling Green for her final semester and graduation.Kim is living with her boyfriend of several years, Bill Roehl.Kim also passes on information on her siblings who also swam for Sycamore.Kathy is married and living outside of Cleveland.she has a 1 1/2 yr. old son.Karen just got engaged on June 12, 2003, and will be married in April of 2004.Right now she is living in Columbus with her fianc? and is a librarian at the library in downtown Columbus.Keith is also engaged and living in Dayton.He will be wed in August 2003.Keith works in Marketing and also runs his own landscaping business.UPDATE3/28/06 - Kim married a fellow BGSU swim team member, Bill Roehl, on September 4, 2005.They are living in Minneapolis where Kim is working for a publishing company.Even thought it is cold out there, Kim really loves it out there.Kim and Bill are actively involved in a hi-tech sport called geocaching, and both are still swimming.She reports she and her two sisters are still swimming - with her being their "long distance" coach.(e-mail:Yoyoskippy@aol.com)
Lindsey Commons - 11/21/08 - Lindsey is living in Ithaca and is studying for her Masters in apparel design at Cornell University. She is in her first semester of the program.
Justin Herbe - is attending Ohio State University.He played water polo for the University team this fall.Ohio State finished in seventh place at the Big 10 Championships.Justin is in the Army ROTC at Ohio State and has contracted with the Army for four years once he graduates.He plans to go Air Borne or Air Assault when school is finished.UPDATEJustin played water polo again this fall (2001), but they didn't do as well as they had hoped to in the Big Tens.Also this fall, as a member of ROTC, Justin participated in the Ranger Challenge team for the Buckeye BattalionThe competition took place at Fort Knox and all the ROTC programs in colleges from Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee participated.The competition consisted of a 6 mile run with 40 pound backpacks, grenade throwing, a rope bridge and patrol simulations.Out of about 35 teams, Ohio State came in second!!!UPDATEJustin graduated from OSU in June andhas been in the army 7 months as an Infantry 2nd lieutenant.Starting in February, we will attend Ranger school in Anchorage, Alaska.He says that the army and college have NOTHINGin common. Although he is finding service life tough, he loves what he gets to do each day. What he misses most is family and friends.So if anyone can e-mail him, here is his new e-mail.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)1/9/05
UPDATE 8/12/06 Ran into Justin at Starbucks. He is home for 2 weeks, mainly to see his Mom who is quite ill. He goes back to Alaska for a month and then to Louisiana for training on the culture of Iraq. In October he expects to be shipped over to Iraq.
Liz Jones Clemens - Now that my first quarter at Ohio University is under my belt, I can gladly say that I chose the perfect school for me.I left Cincinnati with only a few friends joining me at OU, but I think that has worked out for the best.Not only have I bettered my friendships with my fellow Sycamore graduates, but I have also made many friends who I have so much in common with.My acceptance to OU's Scripp's School of Journalism is what confirmed my enrollment, and I plan to specialize in magazine journalism.I am playing club water polo, which is great!I am not yet ready to abandon the idea of "TEAM" that has been with me for 13 years!All in all, I am very happy and I'd recommend Ohio University to everyone.Come Visit!!! UPDATE 8/7/03 Liz is making the most of her summer by staying in Athens and interning at Ohio U's Alumni magazine - Ohio Today.She is hoping to write for it independently during the school year.Liz sees the light at the end of the tunnel, as she will graduate in the Spring of 2004.From school, she is hoping to find a job in magazine editing and production.Check out her new e-mail. UPDATE 2/19/06 Liz was proposed to by Jeff Clemens (Class of '99) at the Drake Hotel in Chicago.Their wedding date will be spring of 2007. UPDATE 6/20/07 Liz and Jeff Clemens were married on June 16 at the Church of the Saviour in Montgomery. Her brothers, Gre and Mike ('02) were ushers at the wedding. Jeff had his younger brother Mitch as his best man, and his sister Jennifer Ciok ('96) did a reading. Liz and Jeff will be living in Chicago when they return from their honeymoon in Jamaica. (e-mail: email@example.com)
Dan Ketchum - Dan is ranked #1 in the country for the 200 Freestyle.He is tied with Klete Keller for this position.Both boys have a 1:34.99 in the event.Dan swam his race at the Big 10 Championships at the University of Minnesota.Dan has also received the award as the Big 10 Freshman of the Year, an award that has been dominated by Michigan Freshman over the past several years.UPDATEDan had a very successful NCAA meet.He finished 7th in both the 200 Free and 500 Free with times of 1:35.96 and 4:20.10, respectively.He also competed in the mile, finishing 13th with a time of 15:04.01.Dan also was on the 800 Free Relay for Michigan which finished 3rd, and he had a lead-off 200 time of 1:34.90.He also was on the 400 Medley Relay.Following that meet, he went to the USA National Championships and swam the 200 Free.On the basis of that swim, he has qualified to the World University Games in the 200 Free and the 800 Free Relay.UPDATE:Dan placed 3rd in the World University Games in the 200 free with a final time of 1:50.59, slightly over his semi-final race of 1:50.33.Dan was also anchor on the 800 free relay that placed second.UPDATE11/14/02Danwritesthat school is going well, but he is finding the type of engineering he is studying this year not to be of real interest to him.Dan has been having some shoulder problems for about 6 months, but it doesn't seem to be affecting his swimming.This past summer he made the Pan Am Games for 2003, and he is excited about that.This fall his times have been ahead of where he normally is at this time of the year, so he is hoping his shoulder holds up for the season.Dan is excited about this team with the freshmen they recruited, and believes that Michigan has a chance to be in the top five.UPDATE7/9/04Dan has become the firstSycamore swimmer to make an Olympic swimming team.He will be a member of the 800 Free Relay by virtue of his swim in the 200 free in which he placed 5th with a time of 1.48.67 - .77/100 faster than his semi-final swim and his personal best.CONGRATULATIONS, DAN, AND GOOD LUCK IN ATHENS!!!UPDATE 8/19/04Dan was a member of the 4x200 Free relay event.He swam in the prelims of the event.The team went on to win the event and by virtue of his participation in the event, Dan also was presented with a Gold Medal.UPDATE 9/17/04Dan was honored prior to the Sycamore-Colerain football game for his participation and gold medal in the 800 free relay at the Olympics.Dan received a glass plaque etched with the Olympic rings and worded "Aves to Athens, 2004 Olympics, Dan Ketchum, 4x200 Free Relay".In turn, Dan presented an Olympic flag to the school that had been signed by members of the Men's Olympic Team.Dan will end his swimming career by competing in the Short Course Meters World Championships in Indianapolis in October.He will swim in the prelim relay event on October 8.UPDATE 10/09/04Dan finished his swimming career by participating in the Short Course Meters World Championships.He swam both the prelim and finals of the 4 x 200 Free Relay.He led off in the prelims and swam the third leg of the relay for finals.The United States team was in a virtual tie with the Australians when Dan enter the pool and he gave them about a second and a half lead, helping the United States to win the event by a mere 7/100ths.Dan now posses a World Championship Gold Medal and an Olympic Gold Medal.UPDATE 1/29/06Dan was inducted into the Sycamore Hall of Fame on January 28.He finished his Master's program and graduated in December.He is in a training program at GE and is working at the Evendale plant for his first rotation which will be for six months.Also, Dan will be married in June to a girl who was on the Michigan swim team.They will be married in Philadelphia.
Rachel Owens - is attending the University of Tennessee and is in pre-med.There is no girls water polo team at UT, but Rachel was told that if she could get 14 girls to participate, the University would support the team.Rachel is now attempting to find 14 or more girls that would be interested.She is also lifeguarding at the UT pool. UPDATE 9/23/03Rachel is at the University of Cincinnati in the nursing program.UPDATE 11/11/05Rachel is at Mount St. Joe finishing up her nursing degree.She will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.She is in rotation at University Hospital working in the neurology department.She is interested in working with high risk patients and in pediatrics when she graduates.She is also thinking about joining the Army Nursing Corps and working overseas.Cell phone:257-3518
Brian Sweeney - is playing water polo for Miami University.He is a goalie for the team, taking the position over from another Sycamore graduate, Jeff Reese, '96.Miami hosted the MAC Championships this weekend, and won their Conference.They will be playing in Nationals in Gainesville, Florida, next weekend.Brian was selected to First Team All Conference as a result of his play.This is quite an honor for a sophomore player.Way to go, Brian.11/03/01
Laura Bennett Griffiths - is attending Ohio University and loves it.She is majoring in Early Childhood Education and hopes to each in 2nd grade, or around that level.Laura is keeping up her tradition of working at the Marriottby working at the one in Athens (at least it is owned by the Marriott). UPDATE11/17/00 Laura writes that she is taking her exams right now and looking forward to her 6 weeks break.During the break she is going to work at the preschool she worked at last summer here in Cincinnati.Laura is no longer working for Marriott, but is working at the new BW3's in Athens. UPDATE 5/20/05 Laura graduated in 2003 with her teaching degree and has been working in the Lebanon School District teaching second grade.This summer Laura is getting married on June 18, and they have just bought a house in Oakley.On top of that, she will be coaching for the Sycamore Flying Fish..Phone: Cell - 513-289-5650 UPDATE 7/23/07 Laura announces that she had a baby boy on July 22. His name is Tyler and was 5 pounds 11 ounces and 20" long. Both Mom and son are doing well. Laura finished her Masters the first part of July, so this was great timing for her. For now, she will stay home with Tyler and hopes to return to teaching in November. (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Boner - is attending Virginia Tech University majoring in Architecture.Chris started diving for Virginia Tech, but dropped the sport after his first semester to take up water polo.He has played for three years on their Club team.For the last two years he has been President/Captain/Coach of the Water Polo Team.This fall, (2002), Chris was named to the All Conference Team in the Atlantic division.Chris will be moving to San Francisco in January to intern at Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM).(e-mail:email@example.com)(12/19/02)
Jeff Clemens - graduated from Ohio University in December, 2003.He is working in Chicago with his uncle who took over the family business of appliance stores.While at Ohio U., Jeff not only played on the Men's Water Polo Team, but coached the Women's Team.Jeff recently found out that he was picked as as All American in Water Polo - the first player from Ohio University to ever be selected.This is a great honor for Jeff.(4/5/04) UPDATE 2/19/06 Jeff proposed to Liz Jones ('00) at the Drake Hotel in Chicago.They will be married the spring of 2007. UPDATE 6/20/07 Jeff and Liz Jones were married on June 16 at the Church of the Saviour in Montgomery. Jeff's brother Mitch was his best man, and his sister, Jen Clemens Ciok ('96) had a reading during the ceremony. Liz's brothers, Greg and Mike Jones ('02) were ushers. Jeff and Liz will be living in Chicago when they return from their honeymoon in Jamica..
Mandy Commons DiSalle - is at Clemson University majoring in business.Mandy is swimming for Clemson and doing quite well. She is a member of the record setting 200 medley relay. She also has 2 Olympic cuts, in the 100 and 200 breaststroke.Mandy is looking for a cut in the 200 IM at her conference meet (ACC), as well as hoping to get the Clemson record in the breaststroke events.Mandy will be competing at IUPUI in the NCAA's in March and again in August for the trials.Good luck in all your swims, Mandy!! UPDATE Mandy stopped in at the GMC League Meet Feb. 3, 2000.She was on break for a weekend from swimming as she gets ready for her ConferenceACC meet.The Conference meet will be held at University of Virginia on the 16-18 of February.Mandy broke the Pool Record for her 100 Breaststroke earlier this year.She is hoping to do very well at her Conference meet. UPDATE: Mandy broke her own school record in the 100 Yd. Breaststroke with a 1:01.86 at the ACC Conference meet.She also was the breaststroker on the 200 Medley Relay that broke the school record.Mandy, along with 3 other girls from Clemson, will be competing in the Women's NCAA Tournament on March 15 in Long Island, New York. UPDATE 1/31/03 Mandy stopped in at the pool to see a meet.She graduated in December from Clemson.She has been traveling and having some fun - and has now started the process of looking for a job. UPDATE8/04 Mandy had accepted the girls' water polo coach job at Sycamore, but then got a chance to be an assistant swim coach at University of Toledo.She has enjoyed her life "on the dry side" of the pool. UPDATE 1/3/07 Mandy had the best Christmas ever! She got engaged Christmas night to Eric DiSalle, a former St. Francis swimmer and water polo player. He also swam at Miami University and is now working in Toledo. They had planned a trip to New York City for the Christmas break so they had a wonderful time in NY celebrating their engagement. Mandy is still working on her Masters and should graduate this spring. UPDATE 7/7/07 Mandy and Eric were married at the Cincinnatia Hotel. Mandy finished her Masters in May and has been job hunting. Eric is working for Mandy's dad. They are busy looking for a place to live. (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) (Underscore between her first and last name.)
Brooke Jordan - is at Miami University.This summer Brooke joined the Leukemia Team in Training for the Chicago Marathon on October 2.Brooke was running for a little boy named Gavin who has Leukemia.In mid- September, Brooke suffered a stress fracture in her foot, and spent the last five weeks of training for the marathon running in the pool.Although advised not to run, she felt she had such a commitment to this cause that she would at least try it and see how far she could go.Brooke finished the entire 26.2 miles.She said that there were many times she felt she could not continue, but there was always something to keep her going.She ran with two of her sorority sisters and they crossed the finish line together.Brooke raised $3,500 for the fight against Leukemia.Brooke also states that this is an experience that she will never forget!(e-mail:email@example.com)
Andrew Matre - is in the U. S. Army, stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas.He is specializing in Military Intelligence.He was at school the first day (August 29, 2000) to do recruiting for the Army.Andrew did his basic training at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, and then went to Ft. Huachua, Arizona, prior to reporting to Texas.In a recent parade review in which he was part of a honor guard, he received a coin from Major General Thomas, Chief of the Military Intelligence Corps, for exceptional performance.Andrew may be reporting to Kuwait in December.However, he is trying out for the Active Service Army Swim Team, and if he makes that, he will not be deployed to Kuwait.UPDATE 2/5/03Andrew writes that he is married now to a Texas girl, and he hopes to stay in Texas.He has 75 days left in the military, but he is not sure he will be allowed to leave.He is still at Ft. Hood, and most of the personnel there is being shipped out.Check out Andrew's new e-mail. UPDATE 5/125/08 Andrew has left the military after serving his country for 9 1/2 years. He has moved to Mason and has started up three companies. He has written a synopsis of his life in the military, including his being awarded the Bronze Star, the nation's 3rd highest combat award. Andrew also sent two pictures of himself, one was when he was on the cover of Newsweek magazine on March 19, 2007. They may be seen on the Photo Gallery. (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kristin Stanford - is attending Indiana University on a scholarship for water polo. The girls season is in the spring, so practices this fall have been minimal. After the first of the year, things will pick up tremendously for Kristin, and she is looking forward to actually getting to play.Kristin's major is exercise science.UPDATE 5/2/02Kristen will graduate from Indiana University on May 4.She will start her post graduate study on Monday, May 6, in exercise physiology. UPDATE 4/06/04 Kristin has completed her Masters Degree from Indiana University, and is working for NASA in California.She is in the Life Sciences Division, the space physiology lab.She interned there the past two summers.She will start her Doctoral program at UCSD in July.Kristin will be in the Biomedical Sciences program with a focus area in Physiology.The program is very intriguing to Kristin as it encompasses cancer biology and genetics. UPDATE 7/30/04 Kristin is done with her Masters Degree and defended her thesis in May.She is now in San Diego and will attend UCSDfor her PhD, which will be a 5-year program.She again worked for NASA this summer until she moved to San Diego.Her new e-mail:(e-mail:email@example.com )
Chuck Tyler - is attending Denison University and is a member of the Big Red swimming team.He is still specializing in breaststroke and middle distance free.His major is Economics and his minor is International Studies.UPDATEChuck has given up his swim suit for something different.He joined Denison's crew this fall and they had a very successful season.The first weekend in November they went to a regatta in Atlanta where they raced against 34 schools, mostly Division I.Chuck's boat came in 3rd, and he was very excited about it.They will have another season of racing in the spring.UPDATEReceived a long update from Chuck.He has changed his minor to Communications, his major is the same.He is captain of the men's crew team.The team has been bolstered by some strong freshman and returning crew members who are really committed to see the team be competitive.Check out the web site for crew at www.denison.edu/clubs/crew/.It has mostly last year's information, but there are some pictures.Upcoming for October 27 is a race in Columbus, and then Nov. 3 a race in Atlanta.This past summer Chuck worked at a sailing camp in North Carolina.While there, he coached about a dozen counselors and campers for the Swim the Neuse River competition.The swim was 3 miles across the Neuse River which is near the Intercostal Waterway.Chuck says "it is a dirty, jellyfish laden body, but some of these competitors had been eyeing it since they were young. "Chuck hopes to study at the Chinese University of Hong Kong next semester.He hasn't heard yet if he has been accepted, but "the outlook looks good thus far.10/26/01 (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)UPDATEChuck sent an e-mail from the Chinese University in Hong Kong.He had been there three weeks when the e-mail arrived.Heis enjoying his classes, except Mandarin, which is quite a challenge.During the February Chinese New Year break, he is going to travel to Vietnam.His temporary e-mail is (email@example.com)1/27/02)UPDATE 5/13/02 - Chuck has concluded his studies in Hong Kong and has been traveling in China for two weeks.He is currently touring Thailand and will be home the first part of June.His parents and brother went to visit Chuck during spring break this year.UPDATE 11/9/03Chuck has graduated from Dennison and is working a Sturkey's new Encore 2 restaurant on Montgomery and Fields-Ertel Road.He is also helping out his Dad who now owns his own business.
Alan Wight - is at Ohio University where he is part of the Ohio Bobcat swim team swimming backstroke, of course, and IM.He is looking forward to taper which will be starting soon and he will be going into his first conference meet.Alan has not yet picked a field to major in.UPDATEAlan participated in the MAC Championships held at Miami University.He was 12th in the 100 Back and 18th in the 200 Back.UPDATE 11/9/03Alan graduated from Ohio U in May 2003.He is hoping to travel in Europe next spring with a college buddy, but in the meantime he has accepted a coaching position with Sycamore as Assistant Varsity Coach.Alan says he kind of misses being in the water, but it is fun to remain on the dry side.UPDATE5/05Alan is taking a bike tour which started by his returning to Athens to see friends.He then biked over to the east coast and is seeing friends and family.He actually left his bike in Maryland and took a more conventional way to go see friends in New York City.The trip is doing well. UPDATE 4/19/08 Alan is coaching a Masters team at UC. They had a very successful team this year. UC started with about 5 or 6 swimmers and it is now up to approximately 20. (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Angela Ziegler - is attending the University of Maine at Machias and is majoring in Environmental Policy with a minor in Political Science.She says she really like Maine and the University.They have a new olympic size pool and she is working there as a guard and a swim instructor.(e-mail:email@example.com)
Brian Banick - moved to Boston with his family after swimming his freshman year at Sycamore. He swam with the Fish prior to entering High School. He is still living in Massachusetts and is now training for triathalons. He still remembers the cold mornings at the Blue Ash Rec Center. Brian is studying to become an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. 10/3/06 UPDATE 10/6/06 Brian attended Ohio State in 1998 as a Aviation major. One of the things he accomplished there was learning to fly small airplanes. He decided leave OSU, transferred to University of Vermont and changed his major to German. After graduating, he lived in Berlin, Germany, working for Fidelity Investments. Although he liked the job, he had a passion for critical care medicine which he developed at Vermont when he worked as a first responder in the Operating Room in their University Hospital. After a year in Germany, he returned to the states and worked in the Trauma ICU at University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, where he has been since. Brian's email is: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Antoinette Biddle - just received her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Raymond Walters. She will continue her education at University of Cincinnati and her major will be middle education. In the summer of 1999, Antoinette had her ears pierced and had a really bad experience. The infection was so severe it took over two months to get rid of it and then last summer she had two reconstructive surgeries on her ear. On the bright side, she had a chance to study in Edgehill, England, during the winter of 1999-2000, and met a gentleman to whom she is now engaged. She will be getting married September 1, 2001.(e-mail:email@example.com)
Jed Danner - was engaged to long-time girlfriend, Katie Taylor, on New Year's Eve.They plan to be married in April 2006.(1/30/05)
Taylor Lynch Gingue - is a sophomore at Northwestern University and has continued her diving there.As a freshman, she was the first finalist at Big Tens EVER for Northwestern on Platform. She just missed going to NCAA's by coming in third at the NCAA Zone meet. UPDATE Taylor has decided not to continue with diving but is still at Northwestern. UPDATE 10/15/06 Taylor was married on August 5, 2006, to Michael Gingue, also a graduate of Northwestern. Taylor graduated from Northwestern and went onto to get her Masters in Childhood Education at Mercy College in Manhattan, graduating in May 2006. She is currently working at Public School 114 in the Bronx. Her husband is also employed in New York as a financial planner and analyst. They will live in New York City.
Matt Olexsey - stopped in at the High School September 25, and he looks great!He is recovering quickly from his accident this summer and has even returned to Eastern Michigan.He would like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to Neil Ford, Jeff Clemens and Garrett Wright for helping him that night and for being around all summer for him.He is still finding some things a little difficult to do, but he is making improvement every day.In fact, he played one quarter of a water polo game at Miami this past weekend.He found he wasn't in the greatest of shape, but it was a huge step for him in his recovery. Matt played water polo for University of Michigan his sophomore year since Eastern doesn't have a team.He hopes to be able to play again by next year.Matt is majoring in Elementary Education at Eastern Michigan.Since he decided on the first day of classes to return to school, he doesn't have an e-mail yet.His e-mail address will be posted as soon as he gets one.UPDATEMatt has left Eastern Michigan and is back home.He is taking a class at Raymond Walters and working for the summer.He plans on going to Ohio State this fall.UPDATE9/8/02Matt has returned to Eastern Michigan and is continuing with his major in Elementary Education.He hopes to return to play water polo for the University of Michigan.UPDATE 10/23/03Matt will be inducted into Kappa Delta Pi on November 2, an education honorary.Matt has made Dean's List the past couple of semesters.CONGRATULATIONS, MATT!1/30/03Matt's new e-mail(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lauren Schlegel - is attending Indiana University majoring in Apparel Merchandising with a minor in Business.Lauren is in Chi Omega sorority and recently was elected to their executive board.She is also in the Indiana University Student Foundation and the Apparel Merchandising Organization.Her summer plans are not complete, but she will either be in San Francisco interning or in London for 6 weeks studying. UPDATELauren is spending a month at home this summer and is leaving the first of June to go to New York City and intern atMacy's.UPDATE12/17/01Lauren has a job waiting for her when she graduates in May.She will be an Assistant Buyer for Macy's in New York City.This came out of her internship this past summer.She is planning on living in the city, but she won't be close to where the Twin Towers were.She is planning on spending the summer in Cincinnati, and moving to New York in late August or early September.UPDATE 12/17/03 Lauren is an Assistant Buyer of Junior Dresses at Macy's East and loving it.She ran the New York Marathon in November and found it an amazing experience.She started running in college and has done a lot of running since moving to N. Y.Lauren is looking forward to running it again some time - but not next year!Lauren also said that her parents are moving to Virginia.Her Dad has taken a new job in McLain, Virginia, and they will be moving in February.She also reports that Megan is a junior, and has one more year at Indiana.UPDATE 12/19/05Lauren writes that she got engaged in April.Her fiance' is originally from Chicago but she met him in New York about 2 years ago.He proposed to her at the finish line of the New Jersey Marathon which they both ran together in.They will stay on the East Coast in Hoboken, New Jersey, after they are married.The wedding will be in May at the Church of the Saviour in Montgomery with the reception at the Hyde Park Country Club.Lauren is still working at Macy's, but has a new e-mail.(e-mail:Lauren.Schlegel@macy's.com)
Cheryl Ursini Phillabaum - graduated from Mt. St. Joesph in 2002 . She had a job as a Marketing and Product Manager, but left that job in 2005 because she was doing too much traveling and wanted to be home more. Cheryl was married on July 1, 2006, to Jason Phillabaum, an assistant prosecutor for Butler County. They are living in West Chester with their 3 dogs. They are building a new house also in West Chester. Cheryl is studying for her Real Estate license which she hopes to have in the next few months.
UPDATE 11/21/08Cheryl has a 1 year old son. She has opened up a daycare center in West Chester that is doing very well. email: clphillabaum@yahoo. com
Alissa Bassler - graduated May 2001 from the University of Idaho in Business Marketing.She is now in law school at the University.She is hoping to take summer classes this year in order to graduate a semester early and get back to Boise where her family is.She passes on the word that her sister Leigh ('93) began her residency in September in Boise.Alissa still keeps contact with Marianne Morgalis.(2/5/02)UPDATE4/9/02Alissa just let us know that her wedding date will be August 31, 2002.UPDATE6/7/03Alissa's marriage did not work out, and she is now divorced.UPDATE 11/17/032003 has been a great school year for Alissa.First, she will graduate from law school in three short weeks.Second, she wrote a law article that was published in the spring semester, and third, she was elected to the Board of Editors of the Idaho Law Review.Alissa is also engaged to an attorney from Boise.They have a new house in Boise.After her graduation, they both are taking a week's vacation in Jamaica.Then the hard work comes - studying for the bar exam.(e-mail: email@example.com)
Mary Kate Dick - is going into her fourth year at UC in the five year Graphic Design program at the college of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning.She has had internships the past two summers.Last summer and winter she worked at the City of Cincinnati's Design Department, doing signage and printwork with their design team.This summer, (2000), she has worked in Baltimore, Maryland for a large design firm called RTKL. Next summer she expects to be interning in London, either taking classes or working for a firm there.At UC, Mary Kate emcees weekly meeting of Campus crusade for Christ.UPDATE 6/26/02Mary Kate graduated from UC cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Design.This summer she is raising money for an internship/mission trip to Italy, so she is also taking Italian.She will leave Cincinnati in September for Rome, Italy, for a year where she will be doing an internship with Campus Crusade for Christ.Mary Kate will be working with college students at several large universities in Rome leading bible studies, etc.Please check out her new e-mail address.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Monica Ford - has been a busy girl since graduation from high school.She was as Miami for one year in zoology, and graduated from UC in nursing.She worked at Christ Hospital for a year on the renal transplant floor, but didn't like that too well.So she decided to visit family in Hawaii - where she decided to stay and go back to school at the University of Hawaii where she is studying to be a nurse practioner in family health.Monica has become a "surfer girl".When not working at the Queens Medical Center, she can be found surfing day or night (full moon only).She also has become interested in triathlons and is competing as part of the University's triathlon team.She plans on finishing her degree by the end of this year.3/24/04UPDATE3/28/05Monica is still living and working in Hawaii.She graduated as a nurse practioner in December, but hasn't taken her test yet.Work is busy, and sleep and work are taking up most of her time.She still surfs, but has broken ribs right now, due to a recent accident.Monica's parents will be moving to Michigan in June.Mr. Ford was transferred there about 2 years ago, and Mrs. Ford is getting ready to put the house on the market.(e-mail:email@example.com)
Alicia Hill - is attending Ohio State University and double majoring in Biochemistry and English.She is continuing her pole-vaulting experience at Sycamore by being the first female pole vaulter on the Ohio State Track and Field team.Summers are spent lifeguarding at the Blue Ash Recreation Center as well as waitressing at Bob Evans.(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ken Huber - graduated from Ohio University with a BS in Electrical Engineering.While there he played water polo for four years, 2 with Jeff Clemens, '99.Ken is working as a Process Control Engineer for AK Steel in Middletown.He recently got engaged to Lori Montgomery, a fellow OU Alumna.Loriwas a journalism major is currently working for the Dan Beard Council/Boy Scouts of America doing Public Relations. Wedding plans are for July 2002. UPDATE 7/22/03 Ken was married on July 27, 2002. He also has left AK and is working for Siemens Business Services in Mason as a Network Administrator.He is living in Liberty Township with his wife Lori. UPDATE 7/17/07 Ken is still working for Siemens, but is now a project manager and data analyst. He is now living in Mason, which is where Siemens is located. He and Lori will be celebrating 5 years of marriage in 10 days. Ken has been working on his MBA at the University of Dayton, and hefinished it up in December 2006. He is still playing water polo with UD and also the Ohio Squirrels club team. If you want more information on this water polo team, contact Ken or Mike Jones at email@example.com
Jason Preglow - UPDATE 11/16/00-Jason is still swimming at Albion and he is really excited about his senior year.He is swimming the 100 and 200 fly, and fly on the medley relay.He thinks he has a shot at making the Championships in both events, as well as getting his National cut in those evens.Good luck, Jason! ....has been at Albion College for 3 years, having spent his freshman year at Hartwick College in New York.He is working on a degree in Computer Science. Jason has also swum all four years of college.He says he is still swimming lots of butterfly and no other strokes.He is looking forward to his final year of swimming, with thoughts of possibly coaching after he graduates.(e-mail:Jpreglow@albion.edu)
Amelia-Price - is in her junior year at Boston University majoring in occupational therapy at the Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation.She is finding this year to be very hard. She is still diving at BU, a Division 1 university.She is looking forward to graduation in 2001, and has made plans to do two 3-month interships, one in New Mexico and one in Oregon.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Beth Wells Atnip - is a junior at University of Kentucky with a major in kineisiology and a minor in business.She has a scholoarship to play soccer and had her most successful year yet as a goalkeeper.Beth was names as an all-tournament player at the UK Tournament.Beth was instrumental in helping Kentucky go on a 15 game winning streak, and also to attain second round of the NCAA tournament.She was red-shirted her sophomore year so will be staying an extra semester to fulfill her eligibility.After graduation, Beth hopes to continue her education by getting a Masters in exercise science and then continue on in the same field to get her PhD. Her jobs at school entail working at the fitness center, and next semester being a lifeguard at the pool.UPDATE(May 2001)Beth just got engaged and is planning on getting married a year from now.UPDATE3/2/02 Beth graduated in December from Kentucky, and is continuing there to get her graduate degree in Health Promotions.She is working for the University of Kentucky at the Underground Fitness Center on campus.Beth is also swimming for the Masters swim team there, and is training for a triathlon that she and her fiance' hope to do.UPDATE8/23/02Beth and Eric were married on June 15 in Cincinnati.Both of them have been training for the Wisconsin Ironman which will be held on September 15.Beth also was recently ranked in the top ten of the mile in short course swimming for her age group in USMS Masters swimming.Check out her new e-mail.UPDATE 3/30/03Beth is finishing her Masters in Recreation Management in August and is studying to take the exam for a Masters in Business.If all goes well, she will start that this summer and will be finishing up one Masters and starting courses for another.Besides still working at the Fitness Center, she and her husband, Eric, have started a Triathlon Club at the University.They train the students and register them to do triathlons.She really likes working with them.She and Eric are looking to do another Ironman Triathlon next year.UPDATE 5/14/04 Beth graduated from the University of Kentucky on May 8. 2004 with a Master of Science Degree in Health Promotion.Her husband also graduated with a Master of Science Degree in KinesiologyUPDATE 9/19/04Beth was featured in an article on the Enquirer sports page regarding her participation in triathlons.She started competing in 2001 and has participated in more than 20 triathlons, her latest one the Wisconsin Ironman Triathlon on September 12.It was her second Ironman and her best time at 12 hours, 18 minutes.This weekend, her Triathlon Club at UK is running a triathlon to raise money for eye research and they are expecting 250 participants.This triathlon will include an 800 meter swim, a 20 mile bike and a 4 mile run. UPDATE 10/17/07 Beth and Eric are still living in Lexington, KY and are still working for the campus recreation department for the University of Kentucky, and Beth is also working as a personal trainer at a local gym. They just finished their fourth Ironman in September. They competed in Ironman Wisconsin and had a blast! Beth and Eric also started an on-line coaching business with three other friends (www.mideastmultisport.com) and that has been going well. Beth still enjoys swimming with the local masters swim team, and has recently started competing in bike races in addition to triathlons. Eric and Beth spend their free time (which is limited) with their two dogs, Bailey and Philo. Email address: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandy Willmann - is a junior at Ball State University in their nursing program.Mandy has given up the water for running and just completed the Thanksgiving Day 10K run here in Cincinnati.UPDATE 2/27/03Mandy graduated from Ball State in 2001 with a Bachelor's in Nursing.Her first job was in Muncie, Indiana, at the Ball Memorial Hospital in ICU step-down unit.She then moved to Denver, Colorado, to work as a traveling nurse for the University of Colorado Hospital.Her contract will be up in September and she is not sure what she will do then.Mandy took up skiing, but had an accident on the slopes in January, 2003, and will not be able to ski the rest of this season.To rehab, she has found herself back in the pool training with the Master's Swim Team at the University of Denver.Mandy's other interest is being a Jr. High Girls Youth Leader at her church.UPDATE 10/19/04Mandy is home for three months working at University Hospital.She works for an agency that places her in hospitals in any place she would like to go.She stayed out in Colorado until this fall, and she is thinking she will probably go back there at the start of next year.
Jenny Clemens - graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Middle School Education Social Studies/ Language Arts and a secondary teaching field in History.She's not done with Ohio University, though.She heads back there this fall to Graduate School, after being awarded a fellowship to work on a Masters in Reading Education.She will also be teaching 4th grade for half a day.Jen was engaged to long time boyfriend, Mike Ciok, on July 26, 2000.Mike is a St. Xavier and Ohio University graduate, and is attending grad school at the University of Virginia.Wedding plans are for the summer of 2002.For the past seven summers, Jen has been at Harper's Point and this year was assistant manager and was in charge of group lessons.This was her last year there.UPDATE7/26/02Jenny and Mike were married on July 20 in Montgomery.(e-mail:email@example.com)
Rolland Colon - is living in Mission Viejo, California,where his family was transferred to several years ago.Rolland completed two years at Miami and then worked in construction for a while, and is now back in a community college, Saddleback College, trying to finish up a degree in secondary education.UPDATE7/31/01 Rolland decided not to continue at Saddleback College, and is now working for Balboa Capital, the largest privately held leasing company in the U. S.He is a dive-master for a scuba shop in Mission Viejo.His most exciting dive was when he went down 101 feet and touched the underside of the Yukon, a sunken battle cruiser in San Diego.He is also starting to do some sky diving, and has been up five times.The most fun he is having is being a club DJ.That keeps him pretty busy when not at the 9-5 job! Phone Number 949-399-6306UPDATE 12/20/02 Rolland is still doing a lot of DJ work and is getting well know in the LA area.Because the pay is not super, he has changed his "real world" job, and is now working as a Home Loan Officer for Novastar Financial.He is also attending Real Estate School.He recently contacted Jason Wickes in San Diego and spent a couple of dayswith him.Rolland has a new email address.UPDATE3/3/05Got a quick e-mail from Rolland who is still living a free and happy life in THE OC.He is still doing his DJ stint and traveling the country to do it - like Washington DC and Las Vegas.This month he is scheduled to be in Arizona and Guatemala City.He has a new phone number949-394-5999.He would love to hear from everyone. (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org )
Ashley Combs - is a senior at Miami University will graduate in May with a major in zoology and a minor in history.While at Miami, she continued her water polo career for all four years, three of them as goalie.Other Sycamore swimmers on the Miami team include Julie Commons ('96) and Brooke Jordan ('99).Ashley plans to travel to Nepal for six weeks with a group from school after graduation.Their plans include hiking to the base of Mount Everest and learning about the culture in Nepal.Upon returning to the States, Ashley will be looking for a job out west as well as looking for a graduate school where she can study more on environmental science and wildlife conservation.Two summers ago she went to Kenya, Africa, and did an anthropological dig.A lifetime experience for her.(e-mail:email@example.com.)
Julie Commons Reese- UPDATE 10/20/00 will graduate in May from Miami University with a degree in Finance.She will then head to Chicago to work for Banc One.She is playing on the Miami water polo team.Since they have a pretty strong team this year, they have a great chance to win their division and head to California for the NCAA water polo nationals.8/6/00Julie has moved to Chicago to start her job for Banc One.She invites people to visit her if they get to Chicago. Address:1913 N. Burling St.2nd Floor, Chicago, IL60614. Phone #312-202-0758.Her new e-mail is listed.)Got an e-mail from Julie saying her job is keeping really busy.It kind of reminds her of swimming--she goes to work in the dark and she comes home in the dark.She is in a training program with Banc One, so she is hoping to have some more time after this rotation.She likes Chicago and her roommates very much.She still has both e-mails, but checks the second one more often. UPDATE Julie writes that she and Jeff Reese are engaged and their wedding date will be August 24, 2002.Not only is she busy planning her wedding, but she is also back in school part time at Loyola University getting her MBA.She has some very long days - 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., but says it will be worth it!She has just started and has six more quarters to go and hopes to be done by next summer at the latest.Julie says all this depends on how plans go for the wedding.She and Jeff have bought a condo in Ravenswood, and area of the city they both love.They also have two kittens. UPDATE 8/25/02 Julie married Jeff Reese on August 24, 2002.The wedding took place at the Church of the Savior in Montgomery.Included in the wedding party were her two sisters, Mandy and Lindsey, as well as Jeff's sister, Michelle.Her Maid of Honor was long time friend, Kim Samuels. UPDATE 1/30/03 Julie writes that she has just been promoted at Bank One is now an officer of the bank!Congratulations, Julie!She is still working on her MBA at Loyola and plans on graduating in August.She also says Chicago is either super cold or snowing, or both!(See Jeff Reese'supdate below.) UPDATE 4/12/05 Julie writes that Bank One has been bought out by Chase Bank.She is doing the same job, but the bank has gone through its third name change. UPDATE 7/10/06 Julie has a new job with Protiviti, a business risk, technology risk and internal audit consulting firm.She still works on the financial side of things.She travels Sunday - Thursday and so far this year has been in Sacramento for 2 months and now is in Charlotte for 2 months.She and Jeff try to get home on weekends to keep in touch with each other. UPDATE 2/3/07 Julie and Jeff have a new address, Unit 3 4454 N. Albany Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625-4502 e-mail is:(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dan King - is a senior at Eastern Michigan and will graduate in April with a BA in Political Science with a minor in French. UPDATE Dan has been working in Dayton the past two years. UPDATE (2/3/05) Dan is engaged, but I have no details.Do have a new e-mail address. UPDATE 4/27/ 05 Dan has been living in Dayton for 4 years now. He is getting married in St. Thomas in December. Dan is working for a company selling Wireless and Barcode solutions, covering a territory from Northern Ohio to Tennessee.He passes on a "Big Hello" to all his old teammates. UPDATE 6/30/07 Dan is living in Miamisburg, Ohio, and is a regional sales manager for a software compary. He was married in September 2006 in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. His wife's name is Melissa. He also passes on the news that Jason Wickes got married in April (See Wickes below) e-mail:(email@example.com)
Melissa Neal - graduated from Indiana University with degrees in Computer Information Systems and Western European Studies and is now living in Colorado Springs and is employed as a web engineer for Agilent Technologies.While in college, Melissa spent 6 months studying and working in London.After one year of playing water polo, she traded in the swim suit for some climbing gear.After graduation, Melissa celebrated her last summer before becoming a "real person" by traveling and climbing throughout Spain.When not at work, she is usually found hanging half-way up the side of any given mountain. UPDATE 7/26/02 Melissa is now living in Boulder, Colorado, and is still working for Agilent Technologies as in IT Engineer.She is still climbing a lot and enjoying the beautiful West.Melissa is currently training for the Chicago Marathon, and will be participating in her first Iron-Man triathlon in August. UPDATE 12/5/02 Melissa had a great time in the Chicago Marathon, and she hopes to get more in this year.She is also training for a triathlon and has picked up Sponsorship and will be competing on the Fleet Feet-Boulder team for the 2003 season.Melissa will be home during the Christmas holiday this year. UPDATE 5/12/03 Melissa continues to participate in triathlons, and is coming back to Ohio to participate in one in Columbus with brother Ryan, who attends Ohio State University.The triathlon will be held the first week of June. UPDATE 12/23/03 Melissa is back in town for the Christmas holiday and was working out at Tri-Health Fitness Center.She is quitting her job and is going back to school at the University of Colorado in Boulder.She will be in a 3-year doctorate program to get her Physical Therapy degree.She thinks this is more in tune with her lifestyle - which is doing triathlons.She had planned on running in the Chicago Marathon this year, but had a stress fracture.She is back running and hope to qualify for the Boston Marathon.Melissa will be moving in with friends in Boulder while attending the University. UPDATE 2/28/04 Melissa actually is swimming again on the University of Colorado swim team.She has done some meets with them, and even won the 1,000 Free in a meet.She finds it fun and it is keeping her in shape for triathlons. UPDATE 7/6/07 Melissa's sister, Liz sent on this bit of information. Melissa is engaged and planning her wedding for July 2008. Her fiance, Michael Schwartz, also lives in Boulder. Melissa just completed the Coeur D'Alene Ironman Triathlon in Idaho and did very well. (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Marisa Read - is a senior at Indiana University, majoring in Computer Information Systems and International Studies.Her minor is in Spanish, and she spent the spring semester of her Junior year in Spain.She is a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.Marisa hopes to find a job in the computer field once she graduates in May 2000.UPDATE7/19/02Marisa isworking for a small consulting firm in Indianapolis as a computer consultant.She develops custom applications and websites for her clients.This is the same company she started working for when she graduated from IU.This past June, she went on an Alaskan cruise which she thoroughly enjoyed.Marisa spends several weekends a month in Chicago visiting her boyfriend.She also keeps in touch with Melissa Neal and visited her in Colorado in March.Please check her new e-mail.(e-mail: email@example.com)
Jeff Reese -has been at Miami University the past two years.He is majoring in Accounting with a minor in History and Management Information Systems.He has played Water Polo for Miami the past two years and currently is President of the Club.UPDATE - 10/29/00Jeff was voted Midwest Division Player of the Week in Water Polo following the Midwest Championships October 20 and 21.Jeff is goalie for the Miami University team that won the Midwest division and is headed for Nationals for the third time in the past 5 years.Also, Miami is ranked #2 in the nation headed into Nationals which will be held in Seattle in November.UPDATEMiami University came in 11th place in the club championship water polo tournament.They were seeded second, but Jeff states that the team could not come back from their first round loss.That is until they played Jason Wickes' team, Washington University, for eleventh place and won 15-11.Jeff says "it was good to play Jason's team for the last game".Jeff also passes on good news:he has a job with the Chicago Board of Trade as a staff auditor.He will be checking to make sure that companies trading at the Board are capable of paying their fees and costs.He will be doing a lot of traveling to New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.UPDATEJeff and Julie Commons are engaged and planning on getting married August 24, 2002.They have bought a condo in Ravenswood, a section of Chicago that they both like.They live there with two kittens!Jeff has also started grad school at Loyola.He is working toward his MBA in Finance and Accounting.UPDATE8/25/02Jeff was married to Julie Commons in Montgomery on August 24, 2002.Several teammates from High School were in the wedding party:Jason Wickes, who now lives in San Diego; Brian Danner, who is back in Cincinnati; Darrell Norris, who is also living in Cincinnati; and Dan King who is working in Dayton.UPDATE 1/30/03 Jeff is studying for his CPA exam which will be given in May.He has taken this semester off from Loyola and working on his MBA to study.However, he hopes to return to Loyola this summer and graduate in November with him MBA.(See Julie Commons Reese update above.)UPDATE 7/10/06 Jeff has a new job with Grant Thornton LLP in Chicago.He continues doing internal audits.He recently was promoted to Manager and now has some people under him!He travels almost constantly, but he loves what he is doing.Jeff has a new email. UPDATE 2/3/07 Jeff and Julie have a new address, Unit 3 4454 N. Albany Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625-4502 (e-mail:Jeff.Reese@GT.com)
Dave Scarborough - UPDATE 11/16/00 -Dave wrote a quick note before leaving for the field in the second-to-last phase of training.He is looking forward to joining the Masters Swim program at his base.He says that although he hasn't done any "normal" training, he feels his training for the SERE program has kept him in shape.UPDATE - 8/25/00 Dave sent a very extensive e-mail about his training in the SERE program.He has gone through three "official" phases of training:One was the familiarization phase learning basics;two was the mobile phase where he learned everything there was to know about navigation.That phase culminated by climbing Calispell Peak, 6855 feet, with 60 pound backpacks.The third phase was the desert phase to the center of Washington, just east of the Cascades.The first 36 hours the instructors took all of their water so that they could experience real dehydration.While there, Dave caught a small rattlesnake.He doesn't give us the whole detail, but says the skin is drying in his room.He is now in the medical phase.Histraining and experiences at the BARC have helped him here.This unit also incorporated Roughland Evacuation and Rock Climbing which he will be doing next week.After that he looks forward to phases in Coastal/Tropics, Evasion, Teaching Techniques and Arctic. Graduation will be on December 8.Dave's address in A1C Scarborough, David W., PSC #2 Box 311, Fairchild AFB, Washington 99011.Phone No.590-244-6078. UPDATEDave wrote thathis job with the Air Force is still the same since September 11, teaching Survival and Evasion skills.He took the Dive School physical stamina test and did well, so he is hoping to go to Scuba school in Panama City, Florida, after Christmas.11/26/01
Dave left Butler University in February and went into the Air Force in the SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) program.Davecompleted is Basic Training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio and received the Honor Graduate Award and Ribbon which only about 10% of basic trainees receive. Heis now in Spokane, Washington, where he will begin his training as an instructor in the SERE program in July.There are only 350 instructors in this program which is physically and mentally demanding , and Dave feels he is very lucky to be in the program.Once he has completed this part of his training, he hopes to continue with college and get a degree which will then allow him to become an officer in the Air Force.UPDATE 4/17/03 Dave is now stationed at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.He is teaching Parachuting Water Survival for the Air Force.He is teaching pilots how to parachute into the ocean and how to survive in that situation.He is slated to go through Basic Airborne School where he will qualify to jump from aircraft.While he was still at Fairchild AFB, he received an Air Force Achievement Medal for spotting, responding and fighting a forest fire.He also got a good Conduct Medal for being in the service for 3 years.UPDATE2/16/05Got an e-mail from Dave in Pensacola.He is getting ready to be deployed in a couple of months - probably around October or November..He is looking forward to putting into practice some of the things he has been teaching others.He will be home the 6-11th of March, before he leaves.Dave has been dating Mandy Keller ( '98) for about a year, and she is planning on moving to Pensacola to get her MBA at University of Western Florida.This was all planned before Dave received his orders.Dave is back to bike riding, and last summer he rode across Iowa (which he says is definitely not flat) with the Air Force Cycling Team.He will be doing it again this summer too. UPDATE 5/26/06 Dave has been sent to a new assignment in Utah.He and Mandy just moved there and they are busy getting settled in, as well as getting ready for the wedding.Dave and Mandy Keller will be married on July 8 in Montgomery. UPDATE 7/8/06 Dave and Mandy Keller (Sycamore class of'98) were married in Montgomery.The reception was held at Sharon Woods Lodge. UPDATE 4/30/07 Dave is now stationed in Iraq. He received a 2-week notice in March that he would be sent to Iraq. He is supposed to be back home in August. While in Utah, he was working with life flight and rescue, as well as working with F-16 pilots. He also helped train cadets in Utah State's ROTC program. Anyone wishing to contact Dave can reach him at his new email. (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Vogler - went to Ohio State University for a year and then transferred to Gannon University in Erie, Pa., to finish up her undergraduate degree in pre-med/Biology.While at Gannon she participated in varsity sports in cross country and swimming.She was also a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.Sarah graduated from Gannon in May with a BS in biology and has just learned she was accepted at the University of Cincinnati Medical School which she will start in the fall.Congratulations and good luck, Sarah! UPDATE12/18/01)Sarah is swimming Masters with the Blue Ash Y team.She is also still running - she saw Mr. Sullivan at the Turkey Day Run this fall.Sarah will be done with medical school and take her first round of boards this spring.She says that next year she will be in a hospital with patients instead of sitting in a classroom all day.UPDATE 3/6/04Sarah has been accepted at the University of Utah, Salt Lake Ciry, for her General Surgery Residency.Utah was one of her favorite programs when she interviewed for a residency position.She will start out there at the end of June.New e-mail.(e-mail:VOGLERA@USMAIL.UC.EDU)
Jason Wickes - 9/16/03 graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with 3 degrees:a BS in both Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and a Masters in Business Administration.In college he was active in his fraternity, honoraries, student government, community service, Swimming and Water Polo.His Senior year his team traveled to Seattle, Washington, for the Collegiate Club Championships.The last game on the schedule was against Miami University whose goalie was ex-Sycamore teammate Jeff Reese.Miami won, but Jason got two goals past Jeff!I Guess Jeff didn't mind too much, Jason was an usher at Jeff and Julie's wedding.After college Jason moved to San Diego and is doing a myriad of things.He is currently owner and partner of battlemonkey.net - an online media broadcasting company.He has started his own bodyworking practice and is over halfway to earning his Holistic Health Practitioner license for the State of California.He is working in a health clinic but also opened his own studio in February 2003.Jason is not married, but is currently dating a yoga instructor and former swimmer.In the little spare time he has left, he is swimming to stay in shape for the San Diego Shores Master's water polo team.Jason passes on a big "Hello" to all his friends and former teammates. UPDATE 6/30/07 Jason was married on April 28, 2007 to Eileen Yano in San Diego, California. The ceremony was on the cliffs over looking the ocean. News came from Dan King who was married in September (See Dan King above. (e-mail:email@example.com)
Anne Cornell - went to UC and graduated with a degree in finance and international business.She is currently working at RWD Technologies doing software training.She also has been coaching swimming at Highlands High School since 1996.She and Jenn Taylor are rooming together in Cincinnati.(e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Brian Danner - is engaged to long-time girlfriend, Cory Mack.They are planning an October, 2005, wedding.(1/30/05)
Frank Lichtenberger - went to the University of Miami and swam for four years.As a junior he was "most improved" for the team, and as a senior he was voted team captain.Frank received a special honor from the University in 1999 when he was presented with the University of Miami Target/Big East Scholoar Athlete of the year.While at Miami, Frank qualified to Sr. Nationals with his 200 free and 400 medley relay.The 200 free relay set a school record.In his senior year, Frank took second in the Big East Conference in the 100 Breaststroke and qualified to Sr. Nationals in that stroke and the 50 free.Frank is currently attending Ohio State University Medical School.UPDATE 12/05/02 Frank is in his fourth year of the MD/PhD program at Ohio State, researching Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.He plans of being done with the program in June of 2006.Frank states he "kind-of played" water polo for Ohio State's Club Team.Check out Frank's, new e-mail.UPDATE5/26/06Frank has graduated from Ohio State with his MD/PhD.(e-mail: lichtenberger-1medctr.ohio-state.edu)
Kristi Page - went to Ball State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science-Nursing in 1999.She came back to Cincinnati and worked at Christ Hospital for 1 1/2 years, and since then she has been a "traveling nurse".Kristi has worked in emergency rooms in Columbus, Ohio; Memphis, Tennessee;Savannah, Georgia, and is now in New York City.During the summers she takes a break from nursing and has worked at summer camps as a ropes instructor and a leadership adventures counselor.Kristi says she enjoys getting to live in different states and she is having a wonderful experience.(e-mail:Theta95@aol.com)9/6/02
Jennifer Taylor - graduated from UC and is now a graduate student there getting her degree in education.She is currently teaching at Roberts Paideia Academy in Lower Price Hill.She and Anne Cornell are rooming together in Cincinnati.UPDATE 4/3/03Jenny is teaching in the Little Miami school district.She has just accepted the position of swim coach at the school.Little Miami will be starting a team for the 2003-04 school year, so Jenny will have her hands full with a brand new team.Check out her new e-mail.UPDATE 2/11/05)Saw Jen at the Sectional swim meet at the new Mason pool.She is coaching the Little Miami swim team, and had one boy at the meet.The next day she was looking forward to having more girls at the meet.She is teaching 5th grade in the Little Miami School District.(e-mail:email@example.com)
Diane Bodenmiller - graduated from Virginia Tech in 1998 with a BS in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.She is now back in Cincinnati working at Children's Hospital as a research assistant in the Molecular and Developmental Biology Division.She has actually co-authored her first paper and is hoping to get her name on a couple of more in the near future.Right now she is in the process of trying to make up her mind about going back to graduate school or changing jobs.Tough decisions!UPDATE Diane has chosen Indiana University to do her Graduate work at.She would really like to see people from Sycamore that are attending IU.UPDATE 7/12/03 Diane received her Masters in Microbiology last year, and is now working at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis.She is still living in Bloomington and making the commute.UPDATE 1/10/05Diane, and her boyfriend Jeb, moved to Decatur, Georgia, in September and they are both doing research at Georgia Tech. UPDATE 7/6/07 Diane moved to Atlanta about a year ago and is living right in the center of the city. She is working for the Coca-Cola Company doing research. (e-mail:(DianeBodenmiller@msn.com)
Dan Costura - graduated from Ball State with a BS in History and a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture in 1999. While there, he played water polo for three years, and helped the team various years as captain, vice-president and president of the Water Polo Club.He is now at Cornell University working towards his Masters in Landscape Architecture. Dan's goal is to teach Landscape Architecture at the University level.His summer work for three years was working at an archaeological site in Madison, Indiana. UPDATE 8/30/06 Dan is living in Ithaca, New York, where he is attending and teaching at Cornell University. Dan is working on his PhD in Anthropology with a focus on Archaeology, after already having one Masters in Landscape Architecture, which he received in 2002. He is teaching a course this semester and also co-directing an archaeological dig. Dan got married August 1, 2004, to Maureen who is also working on her PhD in Anthropology/Archaeology. Together they have done quite a bit of traveling - Ireland, Canada, England, Honduras and Italy. While in Honduras, Dan got his Open Water Diver PADA Certification. In England he spent time with his brother, Dave, (Class of '91) who lives in Bourne. Dan and his wife Maureen enjoy cooking, and Dan is into making furniture for the remodeling efforts on the house, while Mo does the gardening. If anyone has any information on Scott Erdmann, could you let Dan know. (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mike Dick - graduated from Ohio State in 1998 with a BA in Political Science.While at Ohio State, Mike was Vice Presidnet of the Mortar Board Senior National Honor Society, Commander of the Army ROTC detachment and also involved in the Officer's Christian Fellowship and Campus Crusade. He graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry.From Ohio State, Mike went directly to Ft. Benning where he was a platoon leader in the 101st Airborne Division, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.Since then, Mike has been promoted to First Lieutenant and isRanger, Airborne, and Air Assault qualified and is in charge of a battalion Reconnaissance (Scout) Platoon.He says the Platoon are the eyes, ears and sniper capability for the Battalion.Mike will be leaving for Kosovo very soon.Since he will be out of the country, he would like to hear from other Alumni.Good Luck, Mike!!UPDATE 6/26/02Mike is now a captain in the U. S. Army at Ft. Campbell.Mike served in Kosovo, and is fortunate enough so far not to have to go to Afghanistan.He is living on some farm property in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and in his free time likes to compete in triathlons.Mike has a new e-mail address.UPDATE 5/19/03 Mike is a Captain assigned to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division.He has been in various Army schools the past year, but is in the process of buying a house and moving to Savannah, Georgia.He is still training for triathlons and taking up the hobby of cooking.His new e-mail will allow him to pick up e-mails even if he is deployed.(e-mail:email@example.com)
Dusty Doris - graduated from Ohio State where he got a degree in Marketing and played Water Polo for 5 years on their club team.He is currently working at Zoomtown.com in Operations as the documentation administrator/network engineer.He is living with Mike Preissler.UPDATE:5/29/01Dusty is now living downtown in the Shilito Lofts on W Seventh St.He is still at Zoomtown.Dusty has worked his way up with them and is now a Project Manager with them.UPDATE 1/22/03Dusty has moved back to Harpers Point and is living with Brian Danner and Cory Mack.Zoomtown was merged into Cincinnati Bell, and so Dusty now works for Cincinnati Bell Network Operations as a Systems Engineer (aka - computer geek).Dusty played water polo this summer with RWCP and is going to a tournament in Tampa in a few weeks.Dusty is looking for people in the area who would be interested in playing water polo and possibly going to tournaments this spring and summer.He has a great web site at www.ohiowaterpolo.comCheck it out.Want to get in touch with Dusty?See his new e-mail address.(e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Scott Erdmann -UPDATE is studying for his PhD in Fish Behavior at the University of Hawaii.Specifically, he is studying the fish in relation to their vision and sensitivity to UV light.He just completed his first year..
Julie Gazdik - graduated from the University of Michigan in 1998.Her major was in psychology.While there, she played water polo her freshman and sophomore years.She has been in Chicago a little over a year and is working for a market research company called The NPD Group. UPDATE 7/12/03Julie is still at NPD but has a new position.She received a promotion several months ago, and then her boss quit, so she is doing a lot of her work.She gets to travel quite a bit in her new job, which she is enjoying.New e-mail:(e-mail:email@example.com)
Ali Lillich Reis- UPDATE graduated from the University of Maryland in 1998.While at Maryland, Ali played water polo for 3 years and had to stop in her Senior year due to shoulder surgery.Ali has been teaching first and second grade in the Mason school district since she graduated.She is currently living in Madeira.Her summers have been spent coaching for the Sycamore Flying Fish.Ali has decided that she wants to pursue getting a masters degree starting next year.Right now she is leaning toward getting it in reading, but hasn't made a commitment on that yet.Ali is now living in Harperspoint with her sister Amy.Her address is 8939A Harperspoint Dr., Cincinnati,45249. UPDATE12/10/02Ali stopped in at the pool today to show us her engagement ring- and it is beautiful!!She and Rob Reis got engaged on her birthday.As I understand it, Rob really surprised her - he played it really cool.Ali wasn't expecting a ring at all for her birthday.They are making plans now for the wedding which they hope will be in July 2003.CONGRATULATIONS ALI AND ROB!By the way, Ali is living down in Kenwood now, but her e-mail is the same.UPDATE 7/12/03 Ali and Rob were married on July 11.They had a lovely outdoor wedding and a beautiful day for it.It has rained the entire week prior to the wedding, causing many nervous moments for Ali and Rob.Amy Lillich (who is living in St. Augustine now) was the Maid of Honor and Liz Neal Messerschmidt, Diane Bodenmiller and Julie Gazdik were among the bridesmaids for Ali and Rob.Ali and Rob have a house in Loveland which they moved into right before the wedding.UPDATE 2/28/04Ali and Rob have their first child, a girl, born in February.The family is doing well. UPDATE 3/10/04 Click here for pictures of Ali & Jenna UPDATE 8/1/04 Ali has sent anotherpicture of Jenna, and also one of her and Liz Neal Messerschmidt together with their babies.Click here. Ali also has two new e-mails.(e-mail:Homeredsali@aol.comSchool firstname.lastname@example.org)
Laurie Kerns - attended Indiana University in Blooomington on a swimming scholarship.She swam all four years and was voted captain her senior year.She graduated with a BS in accounting/computer information systems in 1998.While at Indiana she was Vice-President and Secretary of the Student Athlete Advisory Board which wasliason group between the Big Ten, IU and the NCAA.She was also a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She is currently an accountant with Price Waterhouse Coopers in Columbia, South Carolina.UPDATE1/26/02Laurie Kerns was inducted into the Sycamore Hall of Fame on Saturday, January 26, 2002.She is now in Indianapolis working as an accountant with the NCAA.She says she absolutely loves her job and works with a lot of great people.She is also back into swimming with the Masters group at the Natatorium in Indianapolis.She has gone to a couple of National Masters meets.(1/27/02)
Liz Neal Messerschmitt - graduated from Miami University in 1998 with a degree in elementary education.She has been employed in the Mason school district since then, working at Western Row Elementary school. Summers she has been coaching with the Sycamore Flying Fish.Liz was married to Brian Messerschmitt, also a Miami grad, on April 14, 2000.They will be living here in Cincinnati.UPDATE 2/28/04Liz and Brian have their first child, a boy, born on February 26, 2004.The baby was born 5 1/2 weeks early, and is having a little problem breathing.However he seems to be doing fine.He will remain in the hospital for a couple of weeks so they can watch the development of his lungs. UPDATE 7/6/07 Liz has another son, Aidan, who is one. Carson is three. She and Ali Lillich Reis still see each other. They frequent the Blue Ash Recreation Center pool on a regular basis. Lizis still teaching in Mason and co-teaches with another teacher so she works 2 1/2 days per week. She sent a short update on Melissa and Ryan. Check their bios for info. (email: email@example.com)
Chris Preissler -will graduate from Columbus State in December in Hotel Management.He has a job at the new Marriott at the airport as Assistant Banquet Manager.He will be living with Mike and Dusty when he moves back to Cincinnati.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mike Preissler - graduated from Penn State with a mechanical engineering degree.He played water polo there for five years, and was captain of the team his senior year.He is currently working at P & G as a reliability engineer.He is currently living with Dusty Doris. UPDATE - Mike was married to Carrie Taylor on July 21, 2001.
Leigh Bassler - is now in her third year of medical school at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.This is the year she must decide what her field will be.She states it will not be surgery - "their hours are worse than swimmers!"On a much happier note, Leigh got engaged in August and has tentatively set her wedding date for Labor Day, 2000.Best Wishes, Leigh!Leigh was inducted into the Sycamore Hall of Fame on January 29, 2000.She came back from Salt Lake City to accept her award.The 1992 Girls State Champion team was also recognized and she and Liz Neal('93) accepted the award for the State Championship team.UPDATELeigh is in Boise, Idaho, and started her residency in September 2001.(We do not have an updated e-mail for her.)UPDATE 5/12/03Leigh stopped in at the pool and saw Coach Sullivan.She is still in her residency, and is looking more at becoming a Doctor in the Sports Medicine field.
Kerry Bennett -Got a note from Kerry who is now living in Los Angeles.Kerry lived in Chicago for five years after graduating from college, and has been in LA for a year.She is working in advertising, but is applying for graduate school.She's not real sure what she'll go into right now.(e-mail:Kerry_Bennett@greywest.com)UPDATE 1/24/04Kerry was inducted into the Sycamore Athletic Hall of Fame.She attended the ceremony held in Cincinnati on January 24.Kerry is still at Grey Advertising.One of the accounts she handles allows her to travel to England fairly often, and she enjoys that aspect of her job.
John Hilb - (stopped in at the pool) - graduated from Auburn University in 1998.He is working for Target Stores in the transportation management and logistics and physical distribution.He has moved around a lot, but each move has meant a promotion, so he feels very fortunate.He has spent the last four months in New York on a training program and has been put in charge of a Distribution Center in Huntsville, Alabama.So he and his family will be moving there soon.In fact, while he was on the training program he found out about his newest promotion, and his wife bought a house that he hasn't even seen yet.Not only that, John didn't even know the address.John, and his wife Natalie, have two girls.Rachel is 2 years old, and Anna is 8 months.The best way to get in contact with John right now is through is mobile phone (256-962-0675).
Doug Huber- graduated in 1997 from The Ohio State University where he was an ROTC cadet and journalism major.Doug was commissioned in the U. S. Army as a second lieutenant and was stationed in Baumholder, Germany, for three years.While there, Doug was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in the summer of 1998 and Kosovo in the winter of 2000-01.Recently promoted to captain, he is now at Fort Knox for school and will move to Fort Hood, Texas, in the fall where he will take command of a tank company.UPDATEReceived an e-mail from Doug after the terrorists attack and he is still in this country and headed for Fort Hood.Also, there was a notice in the Enquirer that he had "received the Army Commendation Medal for outstanding achievement or meritorious service in the performance of this duties. "UPDATE 4/3/03Doug is at Fort Hood awaiting assignment to Iraq.Doug and his wife are expecting their first child shortly.Check our home page for up-to-date info on Doug.His new e-mail:( Doug.Huber@hood.army.mil)If that one does not work, it probably means he has left the States, and you should try email@example.com
Beril Kilinc - UPDATE 5/508 - Beril is now living in Dallas and working for American Airlines. She graduated in 1997 from University of Cincinnati with at Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She continued on there for her Masters in Communication Science and moved to Tucson, Arizona, after graduating in 1999. American Airlines was her first job and she has been with them since. From her job in Tucson, she moved into sales and moved to Dallas. She then became the Manager of Communication and Employee Development for Premium Services (the Admirals Club) in 2006, a position she still holds. Beril also writes that she is engaged to Michael McManus, also from Cincinnati and plan on getting married March 19, 2010. Her e-mail is: ( Work - Beril.Kilinc@aa.com Personal firstname.lastname@example.org)
Steve King - graduated from Wabash College in 1997.Steve then spent the next year in Paris as a waiter for Planet Hollywood.He returned to the States in June 1998 and is working in Lenscrafters Finance Department as a financial analyst at their headquarters.Steve is living at home at 11718 Laurelview Dr. in Cincinnati.UPDATEIn April 2000, Steve changed jobs and is working as an advisor in financial and estate planning with The Financial Legacy Group in Tri-County.He recently got engaged to Annie Carroll, and they will be getting married in April 2002.Right now they are living in Hyde Park.Steve has also had an art studio at the Pendleton Art Center where he produces wheel-thrown, functional and decorative pottery.The Pendleton Art Center is on Pendleton St. on the north side of Over the Rhine.It was originally a factory, and it is now 8 stories of art studios.The building is open to the public on the last Friday of each month, no charge and with valet parking.Steve invites everyone to come down to the studio when it is open. (e-mail:King_Stephen@nlvmail.comWork phone 513-771-3500.8/30/01
Michele Lichtenberger - graduated from Notre Dame with a BS in BioChemistry, and almost a second major in theology. Her first job was at Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Florida teaching chemistry and religion and coached soccer and swimming.While there, Michele entered an advanced educationalprogram called Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) and graduated as Valedictorian of her class with a Masters in Education. She is now living in Washington DC and isteaching theology at Bishop MacNamara High School in Maryland.She is continuing her coaching at the school in cross country and swimming.UPDATE12/5/02Michelle was married on August 17, 2002, to Sean Arthurs.They are living in Cincinnati and Michele is teach and coaching swimming at Mt. Notre Dame.In the fall of 2003, Michelle will be entering Medical School at Wright State.(e-mail:BergerNun@aol.com)
Eric Mills - graduated from Washington University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1997.He ran track his freshman year at Washington.He is now living in Chicago and is a consultant for Price Waterhouse Coopers.UPDATE 11/30/05Eric left Chicago for Los Angeles in 2003.He is now producing RV shows, like "The Surreal Life" and "Tommy Lee Goes to College".Eric has a new e-mail.UPDATE 12/28/05Eric sends a little more info on his jump from consulting to television.He had a friend that put him in contact with an executive producer of a TV show and he hired Eric as an assistant.This gave Eric a "foot in the door" and the producer was a great mentor as well.Eric is now working as a segment producer, creating and executing show ideas.Eric is getting used to the OA way of life - constant driving - but finds the amazing weather makes up for any down side.(e:mail:email@example.com)
Ken Robinson - has been working as an audio engineer with bands since 1995 when he attended the Recording Workshop.He has traveled nationally and regionally with three different bands as their audio engineer (Liquid Nation, SHAG, and FreekBass.)Most recently he went to Austin, Texas for the South By Southwest music and film festival.Locally he has worked for artists who come through here, such as, Lenny Kravits, Phish, Tori Amos, Marilyn Manson, Neil Diamond, The Backstreet Boys, Brittany Spears, Yes, Rick Springfield to name a few.Currently is working at "The Stadium" in Oxford, and will be at the Waterfront this summer.UPDATE1/5/03Ken is moving to Orlando, Florida to start school called Full Sail.It is well known in the audio and sound industry and many big name acts pull their people from their graduates.This is a great chance for Ken to expand his horizons.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Randy Rust - graduated from Ohio University with a BS in Biology.For a while he triedteachingin the Lebanon school district and for the last 2 1/2 years he has been working as a Research Assistant for University of Cincinnati's Physiology Department.This fall he will start medical school at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo.UPDATERandy stopped in at the school the end of May, 2001.He is attending Medical School at Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio.He is in the class of 2004.He will be home this summer, living with his parents.He said his sister Heidi is married, has 3 children, and is living in Los Angeles.His younger sister, Mandy, also went to Ohio U and graduated from there.She is living in Chicago and just got engaged to a fellow Ohio U. Grad.(e-mail:email@example.com)
Adam Schwartzman -graduated from Clemson University in 1997 with a B. S. in Biological Sciences.He also took part in many intramural sports, such as soccer, softball and the short-lived Clemson Water Polo Club.His first job was working at an inactive nuclear power plant on the Savannah River, just outside of Augusta, in the Environmental Monitoring Section.In the fall of 1998 he returned to Clemson as a graduate student in the Department of Environmental Toxicology, and received a Master's in that discipline.He was married in 1999 and is now living in Rockville, Maryland.He is an Environmental Scientist for the US. Nuclear Regulatory Commission evaluating the transport of radioactive and non-radioactive contaminants through the environment and the potential risks to plants, animals and humans.He and is wife, who works at the State Department, are building a townhouse.8/20/03(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lynne Stopford - graduated from Denison University in 1997 with a BA in Math and Education.While there, she was a 4-year started in Volleyball and an All Conference player for 3 years.After taking a a three-year break from swimming, she went back to it her Senior year.Currently she in a math teacher at The Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a private co-ed day/boarding school.She is keeping busy as an assistant Varsity Volleyball coach and is also an assistant swim coach.There volleyball team won the state championship in 1997 and 1998, and the swim teams won girls state in 1997, and the combined state championship in 1997 and 1998.A new coaching job for her is with a Jr. Olympic Volleyball program in Chattanooga.She is working with the 17 & under girls with this program.UPDATE7/24/01 Lynne was up for her annual week in Cincinnati.She has recently bought a house in Chattanooga.She has also been named head Volleyball coach at The Baylor School.She no longer is coaching swimming.(e-mail Lynne_Stopford@Baylor.chattanooga.net)
Jon Hansen - sent an e-mail to bring us up to date on himself and twin Kirsten.He was actually looking to see if the class of 1992 was having a reunion when he found our site.Jon graduated from the University of Colorado in International Relations in 1996.As soon as he graduatedspent a year and a half traveling.He went to Africa spending time in Kenya, Tanzania, and The Seychelles.He also traveled in Europe and worked for a short time as a translator in Barcelona, Spain.When he got back to the states he worked in Denver for two years before moving to Seattle, Washington, where he is a manager in the IT division of AT&T Wireless.Jon is training for the 2002 Vancouver B.C. triathlon in the fall, as well as enjoying kayaking and swimming.He is also a member of the Vancouver Olympic Committee to bring the 2010 Winter Olympics to British Columbia.They are a finalist for that site.(e-mail:email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org )(2/20/02)
Kirsten Hansen - graduated from Colorado State University in 1996 with a degree in Technical Journalism.Immediately following graduation, Kirsten moved to London, England, to work.She is now back in Denver working for Kenan Software.(2/20/02)
Barb Hoerner Burk -graduated from Purdue University in 1996.She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority while at Purdue.She married Steve Burk in September 1996.They are living in Paducah, Kentucky along with their golden retriever, Madison.Barb has worked in the hotel industry for several years and is currently in Marketing for a local hotel.UPDATE12/7/05After 8 1/2 years in Kentucky, Barb and her husband moved to Pittsburgh where he has a new job with Heinz.Barb is working at the University of Pittsburgh as Director of Marketing for Dining Services.Check out her new e-mail.(e-mail: email@example.com)
Greg Huber - graduated from Eastern Michigan.He played water polo for 2 years for their Club team.Greg has worked the past 5 years for Sun Chemical doing research on organic pigments and working on ink technology.He now lives in Indian Springs Township (near Fairfield) with his wife Beth, who is a Speech Pathologist in the Northwest School District.In his spare time he has been volunteering at the Cincinnati Observatory Center on Mount Lookout.Right now he is president of the Friends Of The Observatory, a non-profit organization that helps staff the observatory with volunteers and plans activities for the general public. Greg invites anyone who is interested in visiting the Observatory to call 321-5186, or check out their web site at www.cincinnatiobservatory.org.Greg can be reached via his e-mail HuberG@SunChem.com(9/4/01)
Anne Sherman - (3/28/05) - Anne writes from Spain where she has been living and working for the past couple of years.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Costura - graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1995.While at Purdue, he played water polo for four years, competing against many Sycamore graduates.He stayed at Purdue to get a Masters degree in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Combustion.(I'm lost just trying to type it!)He says he learned a great appreciation for the phrase"It doesn't take a rocket scientist to ...." Dave got married in 1998 and lives in Peoria, Illinois with his wife Rebecca, and a scruffy looking dog Taz.His job is as Design Engineer for Caterpillar.His athletic interests have switched from the pool to volleyball, indoor soccer, softball and golf, and soon hockey, if he can learn to skate properly.UPDATE 7/15/02Dave has two new e-mail addresses.(Please see the end of his update.)Dave's divorce was final in April.He is still in his house, but no dog.He has been with Caterpillar 5 years now, and will be getting another week of vacation come next June.His try at hockey was not too successful, but he is trying to do weight workouts a couple of times a week.Dave took a cruise to the Western Caribbean last February, and hopes to cruise through the Eastern Caribbean this winter.He is also getting to do some traveling in his job, which he enjoys doing. UPDATE 11/19/06 Dave is now living in England - the nearest city is Peterborough. He is still working for Caterpillar and is in the management end of the business now. Dave remarried in 2004 to Joanna, and English girl he met at Caterpillar in Illinois. They both enjoy traveling the UK and Europe for work and on holidays. They took a trip through France last summer with friends and family, in a caravanning trip. Dave's hobby for now is woodworking. He has built a workshop behind his house so he can make basic furniture and also is learning to do some turning. (e-mail: email@example.com)
Karyn Kerns - graduated from Ball State University in 1995 in elementary education.While there, she was active in many campus activities.She has been teaching ever since, starting with a long term sub job at Blue Ash Elementary School.From there she taught 6th grade language arts for two years at Berry Middle School in Lebanon, and also coached the 8th grade girls volleyball team.She is now in the Forest Hills School District at the Sherwood Elementary School teaching 6th grade language arts and social studies.(e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kevin Klasmeier - graduated from University of Cincinnati with a BBA in Information Systems in 1996.He was active in several organizations in the business college, including a business fraternity and various computer related industry organizations. Two years ago Kevin bought a house in Maineville (by Kings Island) where he lives with his two cats, Bo and Luke.The past two winters he has coached for the Sycamore Flying Fish, the age group team at the High School.Kevin started out with the Great American Insurance Company programming computers, but now is doing contract system design and implementation in Oracle for firms in Cincinnati.UPDATE 2/5/03Kevin was married in May of 2001 and his wife's name is Christina.He is no longer doing contract work sine Y2K passed with no big problems.Since January 2002, he has been working with Frequency Marketing, Inc., which was his last contracting job.The compnay is located in Milford.Kevin has been to Sycamore several times this year as he follows younger brother, Ryan, a senior who isfinishing his swimming career at Sycamore.Kevin has a new e-mail!(e-mail:email@example.com)
Greg Meyer - graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BA in International Affairs.While at UC, he swam for one season, joined the rifle team for a season and joined Air Force ROTC.Upon graduation from UC, he was commissioned in the Air Force and is currently working on his Masters in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota.Greg has been at Randolph AFB in Texas, but in two weeks he will report to Robins Air Force Base in Georgia.He will be a Flight Commander for the 93rd Logistics Support Squadron. UPDATE 12/31/02Greg has returned to the United States, and he is in Georgia right now.He recently got a a very nice surprise - he will be stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton in 2003.No date on when his orders take place, but Greg is looking forward to being back in this part of the country to see his family and friends.Greg would like to hear from all his friends.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Karen Queen Bates - graduated from Purdue University in 1995 with a degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering.She played on the men's Water Polo team for one year at Purdue and helped to start the women's team, and subsequently played on the team for two years. She worked in Indianapolis for two years, and then married Andrew Bates, who is in the Navy, and moved to Hawaii.They were transferred to Virginia Beach, where she is working for Woolpert, an engineering firm with headquarters in Dayton. UPDATE5/7/02 Karen writes that she and her husband have moved again!They are living in Monterey, California, while he is stationed at the Naval Post-Graduate School for 2 years.Karen states she is not working right now, but hopes to get a job once she has settled down a little. UPDATE 12/10/06 Karen
moved back to Hawaii with her husband about a year and a half ago. In October they had their first child, a baby girl named Regan. The family is doing well. They expect to be in Hawaii for another 1 1/2 years, and then see where the Navy sends him. UPDATE 7/29/08 Karen stopped by the Blue Ash Recreation Center with her daughter Regan, who is 20 months old. She is in the process of moving from Hawaii to Leavenworth, Kansas. It takes 49 days for them to get their items from Hawaii, so she and her husband came to Blue Ash to visit her parents and then vacationed with his parents in Canada. They will be stationed in Leavenworth for a year while her husband teaches classes at the Army facility there. Karen will continue doing part time work as a Civil Engineer with the company she worked for in Hawaii. After a year, they will find out where they will be headed next. (email: email@example.com
Stacey Patterson Martin - UPDATE graduated from Miami University in 1995.While there she played one year on the basketball team and the Water Polo Team.After her internship at P & G in their commercial production facility, her first full time job was with Technicolor Entertainment Services where she worked for three years.In 1998 she changed jobs and now works for Optimum Group, a full service marketing and interactive agency as project manager.She was Employee of the Year for 1999.(Way to go, Stacey!!!)Stacey is also volunteering for the Red Cross.In 1995, Stacey married Jeff Martin, and they are living in Deer Park, really close to Emily Sexton and Kathryn Taylor.Stacey reports no kids, yet, but two beautiful dogs, Buster and Lucy.Stacey just dropped us a line to let us know she and Jeff are expecting a girl on November 12. Stacey and Jeff arereally busy gettingready for the new addition to the Martin family.UPDATEStacey and Jeff had a little girl on November 10.Everyone is doing well.UPDATE11/26/01Stacey sent some pictures of Ava who is one year old.She says she's not walking yet, and seems glad that she isn't.Everything else is the same.UPDATE 7/1/02Stacey and Jeff will be moving back to Blue Ash this month.UPDATE 11/12/02Stacey, Jeff and Ava have moved back to Blue Ash.Their current address is 5351 Donjoy Drive, Blue Ash, Ohio, 45242.Their phone number is the same as before.Stacey says they have a larger house and a "way larger" yard for the dogs and Ava to play in.They are busy redecorating the house.She states that the best way to reach her right now is through her e-mail at work or at their new home.UPDATE3/8/05Stacey has been named Vice President, group account director at Interbrand Cincinnati.She joined Interbrand in 2004 as senior account leader for the P&G healthcare brands.Staceywill be responsible for managing and fostering Procter and Gamble healthcare and hair care brands.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kathryn Taylor - graduated from Miami with a BS in Zoology in 1995.She then attended Graduate School there and graduated with a Masters in Teaching in 1998.Kathryn is currently employed at Delhi Middle School teaching 8th grade science and coaching 7th grade volleyball.Last year she tried coaching Oak Hill's High School girls swimming team, but that didn't work out due to the time commitment.Kathryn and Emily Sexton roomed together for the past several years, until Emily moved this summer (2000) to Virginia, so Kathryn is now living with her brother Scott ('89) in his house in Blue Ash.Like so many other swimmers, Kathryn is now into running, still does some swimming, and enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her boyfriend, Jim, as well as family and friends. UPDATE 7/24/01Kathryn is engaged to Jim Ritzert.The wedding date is July 13, 2002.Also, she no longer is living with her brother Scott.Sheis living with her fianc?at the present time.UPDATE 7/26/02Kathryn was married in Montgomery on July 13.She and her husband are now living in Michigan.Emily Sexton was in the wedding.UPDATE 1/9/06Kathryn is living in Michigan and teaching math and science in the 8th grade.She has a son that is 6 months old.(e-mail:No current e-mail available.)
Brian Cheyne - 5/29/03 - Brian is working at UBS Paine Webber in Kenwood as a financial advisor.Brian is married, and he and his wife, Pam, have a 7-month old son, Ian. They have been living in Anderson Township for two years.Pam was a teacher before Ian arrived and is now a stay-at-home Mom. Paine Webber is changing its name to UBS on June 9th, so Brian has listed two e-mail addresses - one for before and one after June 9.(e-mail:Until June 9 - email@example.com after June firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Melissa Jackson Pease - graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1994.She married another Academy grad, Alex Pease, and they are living in Virginia Beach. UPDATE 3/2/07 Melissa came to the 2007 Hall of Fame Induction dinner which honored the 1987 Girls Track Team. Melissa has been very busy since she left high school. Her time spent in the swimming program has impacted her life even today.as she and her family spend a lot of time in and around water. Melissa currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband Alex and two daughters, Myah, 5, and Madeleine, 3. She has been exptremely busy professiionaly with wilflife habitat restoration, community outreach and communications for non-profit groups in Norfolk, Virginia, and Seattle, Washington. Melissa was published in the scientific journal Wildlife Society Bulletin for her research on the affects of human disturbance on ducks which she did at a National Wildlife Refuge. She is a stay-at-home Mom and volunteers for the Carolinas Clean Air Coalition, the Unitarian Universalist Curch of Charlotte and Omni Montessori School. Email: (email@example.com)
Jon Martin - graduated from Indiana University in 1994 with a BS in Biology.While at Indiana he player water polo for four years and started the women's water polo program his senior year.(ed. note.This program is now a varsity sport and Kristin Stanford '99 is on scholarship and playing for Indiana.)Jon is a flavorist for Wild Flavors, Inc..His company recently moved from Cincinnati to Northern Kentucky, two miles from the airport.Jon's hobby is scuba diving and he has been a certified diver for 4 years.Not only does he enjoy diving, but Jon is a volunteer firefighter/EMT for Edgewood, Kentucky, and a rescue diver for the Boone County Water Rescue Team.Just putting his 5 years at the BARC to more advanced use!(e-mail:JMartin@wildflavors.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Audrey McLennan - graduated from Denison University in 1994 with a major in Psychology.She is currently pursuing a career change and is working towards her masters in Education at Xavier University. She is hoping to get a job as an elementary school teacher and right now is working as a teacher in the Indian Hill School District.Audrey's home address is 1000 Kinmont Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio45208.UPDATE3/2/02Audrey is living in a small town outside of Littleton, Colorado.She will be getting married in June.Her fiance' has two children, so Audrey is staying home with them.Audrey's new e-mail is listed.(e-mail:email@example.com)
Elizabeth Warzon Rinehart - graduated from Miami University in 1994 with a degree in Economics.For over 5 years she has been working for Andersen Consulting as a Human Resources Manager.Betsy married Todd Rinehart in 1998 and they are living in Mount Lookout with their new puppy, Woody.Betsy is also in charge of the 10th year reunion for the class of 1990, so if you need any information on details you may contact her.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mike Bennett - has recently completed his MBA at Wharton School of Business in Pennsylvania.And this past August, Mike got married to Donna (last name not provided).They are living in Cleveland where Mike is doing consultant work.Mike's address is 8700 Chesea Ct., Sagamore Hills, Ohio44067. UPDATE 1/5/03Mike had a son born in late November.UPDATE 1/22/06Mike just made partner with McKinsey and Co. Management Consultants.Mike and Donna now have 2 children.
David Drake - attended the University of Cincinnati for three years.He was married in October, 1995, to Joanna who was from Richmond, Kentucky, and they are now living in Colerain Township.They have a son, Austin Tyler, who is 2 1/2.David is working for Labat-Anderson as a sub-contractor for the Environmental Protection Agency in Blue Ash.He and his wife teach country line and partner dancing.UPDATE 8/7/03David has a new e-mail address.(e-mail:DMDrake1270@cinci.rr.com)
Steve Erdmann - UPDATE 8/7/03We have received word from Mrs. Erdmann that Steve has died from an accident he suffered in Egypt.Steve was riding in a bus at night on August 2, when it went out of control and flipped over.Steve was thrown through a window.He was in a hospital for 4 days and passed away on August 6 from injuries he sustained.Mr. Erdmann is in Egypt now to make arrangements to bring Steve's body back to the United States.Plans for a funeral will not be made until more information is received as to when they can expect this to happen.Anyone wishing to contact Mrs. Erdmann can write her at 7301 Nodding Way, Cincinnati, 45243.Steve had just left Africa to go to Egypt.Mrs. Erdmann stated that Steve died doing the thing he loved most - traveling around the world.
UPDATE - Steve was in town the first part of August 2000 and checked out our web site.He sent a very long message on the entire family, so check out Mark '86, and Scott '94.As for Steve, he graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt.His first job was with General Electric in Greenville, S. C..After being disillusioned with their environmental record and treatment of their employees,Steve took a job with Caterpillar in their Solar Turbine Division in San Diego, California.His job there was to working to make major reduction is NOx and CO emissions of industrial gas turbines.Turbines are used as one of the main methods of producing electricity, but also are one of the major contributors to the greenhouse effect.It wasn't all work as he had plenty of free time for scuba diving, surfing and snowboarding.He left this job to embark on a life long dream to travel the world.He has finished the first part of that leg by traveling from L. A. to Japan, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Solomon Islands, New Guinea, Hawaii and back to L.A.From there he drove cross country to Cincinnati.After getting rejuvenated, he is off again to Iceland, Europe, Africa, India, South America, and if he can Russia and China.What a journey, Steve!!Good luck!! Steve has two e-mails, the first one is his primary one, the second is secondary.
Dave Harris - graduated from Miami University in 1993 and is now an elementary school teacher in Columbus, Ohio. (614-451-8651)
Mike Heinen - UPDATEis living nearby in Kenwood with his wife Julie and their 20-month old son, Patrick.They are expecting their second child in July 2000.Mike has left the job he had with Flour Fernald since graduating from college and is now with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC Consulting), a consulting firm that helps corporations develop new business solutions through IT strategies.At the present time, he is doing a project for Ford Health Care in Mason, Ohio, and he is very happy with his new job.Julie and Mike had their second son on June 29.Noah Christopher was 6 lbs., 11 oz.Mike confirms what most new parents know--"Sleep or rest is not a word often mentioned in our home."Mike has a new e-mail address.He may be reached at either one. UPDATEMike has changed jobs again, and is now a SQL Server Database Administrator for Xerox Connect in Blue Ash.He likes work at lot, and is seen at the Blue Ash Rec Center on lunch time quite a bit!His son Patrick is now 3 1/2 and Noah is 15 month.He states that he and his wife Julie "have come to the realization that learning parenting on the fly is one of God's major challenges".They still live in Kenwood, but check their new e-mail info.(e-mail:email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dale Kohlsmith - stopped in at the pool (10/26/00) and was amazed at all the changes in the school.Dale graduated in 1994 from Bowling Green with a BSE in Industrial Technology and a second major in Economics.While at BGSU, he was a member of Epsilon Pi Tau, an honorary technology fraternity.He stayed at Bowling Green to get his Masters in Education in Industrial Training and also taught a year of high school.He is married and living in Highland, Michigan, and is Director of Training for Numatics, Inc.Dale and his wife travel extensively having been to 42 of the States, 7 provinces and 2 territories in Canada, as well as England, Belgium, Holland, Germany and France.When at home, their hobby is restoring their 157 year old home, originally constructed in 1843.(e-mail:training@numatics. com)
Debi Hoerner Price - graduated from DePauw University (IN) with a double major BA in Management & History in 1993. While at DePauw, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.In November 1993, Debi married David Price of Kansas City.They live in Blue Springs, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City.Debi went to Keller Graduate School of Management and got her MBA there in 1997.She worked for Western Auto Supply Company for five years in the area of inventory management.They have one daughter, Sarah, who was born in June 1999.Deb is is staying home with Sarah, but is also working part-time from home as a computer consultant.Debi and her family enjoy spending their weekends at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.Debi also passes on information that Beth Monteith (1989) is living in Cincinnati and is a police officer.Melissa Jackson Pease (1990) graduated from the Naval Academy and married Alex Pease, another Navy grad, several years ago.They are currently living in Virginia Beach. UPDATE11/26/01( Correction!3/20/02) Deb sent pictures of the new house she and her husband just built.Actually Debi was the builder, lining up all the outside subcontractors and keeping track of the finances.Debi states "It was quite an experience - although not one I want to repeat any time soon!:-)" Even with all that, they were able to get to Florida for a vacation with her parents and to their Lake House.Their new address is 3405 Nautical Ct., Blue Springs, MO64015.Phone Number816-228-9373, and also another e-mail contact. UPDATE 12/21/03Debi and David welcomed second child, a girl Emma Caroline Price, on December 16 at 2:18 p.m.She weighed 7 lb. 13 oz and was 19 1/2" long. Everyone is doing well UPDATE 7/31/06 Debi writes that they moved from Blue Springs Missouri to Lenexa, Kansas. Her husband will be much closer to his job and not have a 35 minute commute. This time they have a builder and not doing the work themselves. They hope to move in sometime in December. UPDATE 7/13/07 Debi has gone back to swimming and particpated in a Corporate Challenge race in Kansas. She won both her races in her age group after being out of the water for 19 years and had been practicing for only 4 months. She said her times were pretty good for being on a 19 year taper. She is going to continue training and may try some Masters meets. (e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gary Loberg - is a Captain in the Marine Corp flying CH-46E helicopters.He is currently living in Okinawa with his wife, Dr. Tricia Underwood.Gary has spent time in the Persian Gulf and also East Timor.UPDATE (March 2001)Gary writes that he and his wife have just moved back to the States from Okinawa and he is now stationed at MCAS Miramar.This is a new squadron for Gary.He and his wife have just bought a house in Point Loma in San Diego.They are both finding it a little bit of a culture shock to be back here after living in Okinawa.Please check Gary's new e-mail.(e-mail: email@example.com or loberggj@MAW.USMC.MIL)UPDATEGary and his wife were in a serious car accident in Mexico on July 8, 2001.The car was totaled, but he and Tricia were okay.Tricia had a sprained wrist and Gary broke his leg, which required surgery.He now has a titanium rod in his thigh, held in place by three "wood" screws.He is walking with a cane, and doing rehab in the pool to get back into flying shape.Gary is hoping to be in good enough condition to fly by the beginning of next year, which is when his squadron is due to go on deployment.Gary has also been in touch with Mark Sedwick who is out of the Marine Corp and now working for the FBI in Houston.Gary has also sent a new e-mail address - seeabove.UPDATE 7/3/02Gary writes that he has recovered (almost) from this broken leg.He still is having a little trouble with his knee when it comes to running.He is back flying and left on deployment in June with his squadron and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.Gary is still in touch with Mark Sedwick and reports he is now engaged, and due to be married next June.He also said Steve Erdmann was back in Cincinnati in May at his Mom's house.He had just gotten back from Nepal.Steve is still traveling the world!UPDATE1/26/03 Gary returned to the States on December 14 from his deployment in June.He spent the holidayswith his wife, and then went out again on January 16.Needless to say, Gary is not at liberty to disclose where he is going,and he has no idea when he might get back to the States.We do wish you well Gary!UPDATE 3/17/03 Gary has started to send weekly e-mails about what he is doing.Right now he is not flyingvery much, and is doing more administrative work.With war imminent, it would great for anyone who sees this to e-mail Gary to help keep his spirits up.UPDATE 5/23/03 Gary writes that the heat in Iraq is 115-125 deg. in the shade in the middle of the day.He says it is a lot hotter in the cockpit of an airplane. They do have water, but it is a tough choice whether to go thirsty or drink water that is hot enough to make coffee.Gary lost a roommate from Basic School in 1995in the latest helicopter crash.In each of the three fatal Marine crashes, he has known someone who has died.On a brighter note, Garygot to observe a Change of Command on the ship he is aboard.He states it was a very moving ceremony with lots of tradition and ceremony - military style.UPDATE6/2/03Gary is on his way home on the USS Belleau Wood.He has been aboard ship and in the Gulf since January 2003.He is really looking forward to being home.UPDATE 8/2/03Gary has returned home and is enjoying life stateside.UPDATE 11/22/03Gary has just received word that his unit will be returning to Iraq.He will be here in the states until after Christmas.Gary will get a chance to fly this time, something he would like to do as opposed to being on a ship like his last deployment in Iraqu.(e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)
Adean Mills Golub - graduated from University of Texas with a BS in Political Science in 1992.From there she went to Brandeis University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and got her MS in 1994.That New Year's eve, she married Ben Golub, and in May 1999, they had a son, Matthew Robert Golub. Although both Ben and Adean were swimmers, and then traded in their lycras for running shoes, Matthew has keptthem pretty busy so are not doing anything competitive right now.Adean and Ben live in San Jose working in the computer industry.Adean is in sales for a high tech start-up company.(e-mail: email@example.com)
Shannon Scalcucci Bassi - graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1993.Shannon is a Lieutenant in the U. S. Navy serving as a helicopter pilot in the Helicopter Squadron, HS8 aboard the carrier USS John Stennis.Shannon was married on October 30, 1999, to Rich Bassi at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.They are living in Coronado, California.UPDATE 8/26/03 Shannon and her husband are living in Atlanta, Georgia, as they await their first child which is due any day.They are living in an apartment until they can move into their house.Shannon separated from the Navy on July 31, and is in the Navy Reserve where she will fly once a month in Pensacola.UPDATE 12/03/03Shannon and Rich had a baby boy, Nicholas, on September 1, 2003.Shannon is now a stay-at-home mom to raise their son.New e-mail address for Shannon.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Scott Taylor - graduated from Indiana University in 1993 with a degree in Computer Information Management Systems.He then attended Marshall College of Law in Cleveland and graduated from there in 1996.He passed the bar in July 1996, and was admitted to practice law in Ohio in December 1996.His first job was in Cleveland doing product liability, contract and immigration law.He came back to Cincinnati in 1998 and was licensed to work in securities and go into Compliance Law.He is now working for InterSecurities as their Regional Compliance Manager for the Midwest.He also has a practice on the side for contract work, estate planning and immigration work.Scott just bought a house in Blue Ash at 9473 Conklin Avenue.UPDATE 1/9/06Scott is married and has a daughter.He and his wife are living in Dubai.Scott is trying to maintain hisbusiness in Blue Ashand returns home several times a year.He and his family got home for Christmas.(e-mail:email@example.com)
JB Ballenger -attended Wright State for 3 years.He then came back to Cincinnati to start his coaching career.He first coached with Larry Lyons at M. E. Lyons YMCA and was also Head Coach of Indian Hill High School at the same time.He did all this and attended Northern Kentucky University at the same time.JB married an Ohio U grad from Mansfield, Ohio, Darcie, in 1993.Also, at that time, he became head coach of Countryside YMCA, and he is still there.This year (2001) he also became head coach of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (a school on Snider Road).JB and Darci had twin boys in September 2000, John Andrew and Mitchell Shane.How about this for coincidences?JB's twin sister, Jenni, also a 1988 grad, had twin girls in November of 1999.JB adds a note that "aside from his family, the most fun he had was swimming and playing water polo for Sycamore.Coach Lyons was a great friend and mentor and a person who taught me a lot.I will never forget him."UPDATEJB announced his resignation from Countryside Y at the end of the High School season.He has bought a company in Mansfield, Ohio,from a family friend who will be helping JB learn the ropes of the manufacturing company.This companyproduces clothing with logos from colleges and other sports teams.As soon as the Y season is over, JB and his family will be moving to the Mansfield area.UPDATE 4/26/02JB sent a quick note to say he was doing well in Mansfield, Ohio.He is having a hard time staying away from the pool.His twins are doing well!Check his new e-mail address!e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kelly Hardesty Schuler - swam for Sycamore 84-86,played water polo in 85, and then moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where she still lives.She swam on the Lafayette High School swim team there, placing in the 50 free and 400 free relay at the State Championships..Her High School came in 2nd in the State competition.She attended the University of Missouri - St. Louis and graduated in 1993 with an Accounting degree.She married her husband, Chris, in June, 1993, and they now have 3 sons.Zachary, who will be 9 in February; Noah, who is 4 1/2, and Nathan, who is 5 months old.Kelly is a stay-at-home Mom who also does some part-time babysitting.Kelly still gets back to Cincinnati a couple of times a year to visit her family.She would love to hear from everyone.(e-mail: email@example.com)1/25/05
Trish Klasmeier Schoenlein - attended Bowling Green on a swimming scholarship and graduated in 1992 in Visual Communications Technology.Trish swam for all four years at BG, which is how she met her husband, Craig.After graduating and returning to the Cincinnati area, Trish worked as a sales representative for the Queen City Awning Company.To keep in the sport of swimming, Trish swam for the Blue Ash Y Masters team and started her coaching career with the Sycamore Flying Fish , which she still continues to do.Trish and Craig had their first child, Stephanie, this past September, and she says that Stephanie is destined to be a swimmer also.Trish is now a stay-at-home mom and says she is working harder than ever.UPDATE 9/9/02Trish and Craig have their second girl, born September 3.They have named her Ashley.Trish continues to coach with the Sycamore Flying Fish.
Elizabeth (Liz) Murray - graduated from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and for the past couple of years has working for an advertising company in Blue Ash.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jennifer Augustin McKenzie - graduated in 1991 with a Bachelors in Marketing and Management.She spend seven years working in the hotel sales and marketing field.In 1994, she married Kent McKenzie and moved to Louisville for a year then moved to Columbus where she has been for the past 4 1/2 years.Kent is in the Mortgage Insurance business, and they will be moving in March to Detroit, Michigan.Jennifer and Kent are the parents of a 2 year old girl, Megan, and they are expecting their second child, a boy, in May.Jennifer is now a stay-at-home Mom and says she wouldn't trade it for the world.Jennifer and her family are still very water oriented, but in a different capacity.They are now boaters, and spend their summer weekends on their boat at Lake Cumberland.UPDATE 10/3/02Jennifer also sent in an update saying that she and Kent have been living in Canton, Michigan for over 2 years.Their daughter is almost 5 now, and they have a son, Mitchell, who is 2 1/2.Jennifer is sure they are well on their way to being champion swimmers!Last summer they bought a houseboat which the keep at Lake Cumberland, so they get to spend some time there.Kent has been with the same Mortgage Insurance Company for 10 years now.Jennifer is still a stay-at-home mom, with lots of hobbies that include crafts, decorating and working out every day at the gym.Her new e-mail is:(e-mail: email@example.com)
Julie Augustin Asbeck - graduated in 1991 with a Bachelors degree in Marketing and Management.Julie has worked for several local hotels, the most recent one being the Blue Ash Hotel and Conference Center where she was Senior Sales Manager for 6 years.While at UC, Julie was on the drill team and met Chris Asbeck a football player and they were married in October 1992. They are currently living in Blue Ash, but Chris's job (Pella Windows)will be taking them to Louisville in April.Julie and Chris had their first child, Sam, in June 1999, and Julie is now a stay at home mom and loving it!Sam loves the water in the tub, and Julie hopes that she has a potential swimmer on her hands. However she also states "although Daddy would like him to sign his letter of intent today to play football with the Bearcats!We'll see who wins!" UPDATE 9/24/02Julie and Chris moved to LaGrange, Kentucky, a suburb of Louisville, in March, 2001.Julie and Chris have been through some very trying times.Julie found out last August that she was pregnant with identical twin boys.Sadly, she lost one of the boys with only a month to go in her pregnancy, and a week after that she gave birth to the second boy, Nicholas.Nicholas is now 8 months old and doing well.Their oldest boy, Sam is now 3 1/2 years old. Check her new e-mail address.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Julie Haerr-Bullock -- graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 1991, with a degree in Mental Health and Human Services. I started working part-time in 1989 for Clermont County Juvenile Court and went full-time when I graduated. I worked there for 12 years before I quit to become a stay at home mom. I married in February 1991, and I have three children, Emily 11, Trevor 9, and Suzy 5. I've stayed connected to the pool when Emily turned 3 by becoming a swim instructor at the local YMCA. My first two learned to swim well and love the water. Suzy didn't get the lessons but still likes to swim. Our family spend a lot of time at Cumberland Lake. My e-mail is (email@example.com) 1/14/05
Dami Reams - graduated from University of Richmond in 1991 and except for a 3-year span in Virginia Beach, she has been in Richmond.She has bought a house in the city and works for Medtronic Physio-Control selling external defibrillators, "like the ones you see on ER." Dami's post high school swimming consisted of swimming for her sorority in an intramural swimming meet and setting a record for the 50 yard breast.She found this quite amusing, realizing the difference from the type of swimmer she was in high school. Dami is very involved in many activities, including volunteering for the Jr. League, aerobics, weights, and fast-walking.Dami has been to some local swim meets with her boyfriend to watch his nephews swim and it brings back many memories.As she reflects on her swimming, her memories of swimming are always her fondest ones, and everyone that she met along the way.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meg Chisholm Rowell - graduated from Michigan with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and played soccer while there.Her first job was working for General Electric in several different areas.She left that job to go to Japan for a year teaching English in an Japanese school over there.She is now living in New Hartford, Connecticut and is married to an Englishman, John Rowell.Currently she is doing freelance work in software instruction and database consulting.Although Meg has done some Masters swim meets, she is more into doing cycling tours and is leaving in a couple weeks for a tour in England and Scotland. She'll see her in-laws while in England, and meet some of her Dad's relative in Scotland.She has also taken tours along the Canadian-American border, and also a trip through western Canada.Beside cycling, she and her husband enjoy skiing, hiking and backpacking.UPDATE9/9/02New e-mail(e-mail:email@example.com)
Mark Erdmann - UPDATEis living in Indonesia and is a Marine Biologist.He got his PhD in Marine Biology from Berkley. Mark was married to Arnaz Mehta in 1997 and they had a baby girl Mica in September 1999. Mark's PhD was in stomatopod research which is used as a bio indicator of the health of a coral reef.He is currently leading the efforts in coral reef preservation within the Bunaken National Marine Park, located off of Manado, Sulawesi, in Indonesia.Mark made a chance discovery of a separate population and new species of the coelacanth, a fish not to dissimilar to the lungfish, theorized to be one of the missing links between fish and amphibian.This discovery made major headlines in the New York Times and Washington Post, and ultimately to the December 1998 issue of the National Geographic.You can read more about his discovery on http://www.dinofish.com UPDATE12/30/01 Heard from Sara and Brad Tieke that Mark and his wife have had their second child, a boy named Brahm.(e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kevin Gaw - is married has very recently moved to Boston.
Mike Hauck - attended Ohio State for three years and was a starter for theirwater polo team while he was there.In October of 1989, he joined the US Coast Guard and was stationed at Hull, Massachusetts.He was also a part of the Desert Stormconflict.After leaving the Coast Guard, he attended the Milwaukee Area Technical College and started working toward a career as a professional firefighter.Mike and Jennifer Conochalla (SHS '88) got married in May of 1993, and are now living in Liberty Township, between Hamilton and West Chester.Mike is now a firefighter/paramedic for the Village of Evendale, and Jennifer works for the Holiday Inn @ I-275 in Sharonville.July 4, 1995, they had their first child, Samantha Jane, who was joined by sister Kaily Sharon in September 1997.Mike, Jennifer and some friends have started a foundation that provides funding for cancer patients to be housed during their treatment at the UC Barrett Center.It also provides funding for research of lieomyiosarcoma, a smooth celled cancer.The foundation is the Heritage Hill Foundation, and Mike is now president.Both Mike and Jennifer are into marathons and use this way to raise money for the foundation.You can check the Heritage Hill Foundation out on the web at www.heritagehill.homestead.com.UPDATE 5/31/04Mike has recently become a YMCA Swim Official and is looking into becoming a High School Official.He is also interested in becoming a Water Polo Official.Mike ran the Flying Pig this spring in a 4:22.24.He has decided to try triathlons and will try the Half Marathon Great Buckeye Challenge in August.If all goes well, he will train for the full Ironman in Lake Placid in July 2005.Mike is going back to school to get his Bachelors of Fire Science at UC.Once that is finished, he has plans to attend Kettering Medical College and get a degree in Physician Assistance.Mike is still involved in Herritage Hill, and their new web site is:www.heritagehill.org.Also his new e-mail is:(e-mail:email@example.com )
Chris Higby Stewart - graduated from Miami Universitywith a Masters Degreein Paper Science Engineering. She moved to Rochester, New York and got a second Masters Degree in Applied and Mathematical Statistics from the Rochester Institute of Technology.She has been employed by Xerox Corporation for the past 7 1/2 years and is currently the Media Program Manager in the Media Technology Center.Her group designs and develops the media that Xerox sells.Chris was married in 1995 to Daniel J. Stewart, and native of upstate New York.They had a girl in 1997, Harper Elizabeth, who shows great promise as an excellent swimmer (so says Chris)!They are expecting their second child in April of this year.She says being a mother "is the best", but there are days when she can't believe she is old enough to have children.(e-mail:Christine.Stewart@SDMS.USA.XEROX.COM)
Chris Hughes Kennedy - attended Bucknell for her undergraduate degree and then went to med school at Baylor University. Chris is now a Doctor of Radiology for a group that covers 4 Northern Kentucky hospitals and also hospitals in the greater Cincinnati area.Chris is married and has one son, Ethan, 1 1/2, and is expecting her second in June.They have recently bought a house in Northern Kentucky.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jack Prause - graduated from the University of Michigan in 1990 with a degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering. His first job was with International Paper Company and now is doing management consultingwith Mercer in Washington, D. C.. Jack played one year of water polo with UM, but later attended Wharton Business School where he met up with Mike Bennett ('89) and they started the Water Polo Team (the team Mike Preissler '94 played on while at University of Pennsylvania).Jack got married in 1995 and he and his wife, Kathryn, and expecting their first child momentarily.UPDATE1/22/06Jack joined the Red Cross is 2002 while still in Washington, but moved to Peoria, Illinois, in the summer of 2005.He is now the CEO of the Red Cross Blood Region in Illinois.They have two girls, Veronica, 5, and Sylvie 3, who love the water.Remembering his swimming days, he is having them work on the 200 Fly!:-)Jack is looking forward to the 20th reunion this year.He has kept in touch with Mike Bennett ('89) who just made partner with McKinsey and Co. Management Consultants.(e-mail:email@example.com)
Sara Ruble Tieke - graduated from Miami University in 1990 with a degree in Paper ScienceEngineering.She followed that up with a Master's degree in education from Marymount University in 1995. She taught high school chemistry for one year in St. Louis.She and Brad Tieke are married and have two children, Zach 3 and Ellen 1, and living is St. Louis, Missouri.Sara is now a stay-at-home mom.UPDATE12/30/01Sara and Brad are now living in Fairfield, Connecticut.Brad was promoted to Planning Manager of bar soaps for Unilever which precipated the move. Their son Zach is in Kindergarten and Ellen is in preschool.They hope to get the kids into swimming, but there are not too many outdoor pools due to the short season and living on L. I. Sound.They have hooked up with Jeff Steinebrey who works for GE in Fairfield.Jeff's son and theirs are only one month apart in age, and have become good friends.(e-mail:TiekeB@aol.com)
Lisa Sedwick Pierce- graduated from Kenyon College with a BA in Economics and English in 1990.She then attended University of Cincinnati Law College and got her JD in 1995.Since then she has been an corporate attorney with a firmin Dayton as a transactional and securities lawyer.In 1993 she married David Pierce ('86) who is also a lawyer with another firm in Dayton.They have two children, Benjamin Edward 3, and Sara Elizabeth who was born in December.Sara was born two months early, but is doing very well.Lisa keeps in shape now by jogging and taking the kids along in a jogging stroller.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Steve Siple - graduated from Miami University with a B. S. in Finance.While there, he swam for Coach Pete Lindsay, assisted by current Sycamore Head Coach Dan Carl, for three years.In the summer of 1990, Steve married a Miami classmate, Anne,moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, and started working for First Union Bank.In 20021, Steve, Anne and their two boys, Thomas and Matthew, moved back to Cincinnati.They now have a third son, Nathaniel.Steve is living in Symmes Township and is working for Comerica Bank of Detroit in a satellite lending office in West Chester.Steve hopes his boys will become Aqua Aves too!(e:mail - email@example.com)9/8/04
Paul Taylor - graduated from Miami University in 1990 with a BS degree in Business.While there, he played a year of club water polo.He took a job in Chicago in Pharmaceutical Sales with Wyeth Ayerst. He also tried Masters swimming.He says he had forgotten how difficult the sport was until he tried a 4000 yard workout for the first time since leaving Sycamore. He left Chicago and moved to Lexington, Kentucky, to be closer to his wife-to-be and to work for Abbott Laboratories.He was recently promoted to Senior Neuroscience Specialist representing two products used for treating epilepsy, migraine and bipolar disorder.Along with this promotion came another move, to Louisville, Kentucky, in 1999.Paul was married in 1998 to Kelly and they are the proud owners of a beautiful black lab named Maddie.Paul passes on the information that his brother Mark, class of 82, is living in Mission Viejo, California.Paul has great memories of the time he spent in the Sycamore pool and the best one he feels was the 1985 State Water Polo Championship team with Mark Erdmann, Brad Tieke, Jeff Steinbrey, Jack Prause and Craig Williams.Paul goes on to say he never realized how much he learned from Coach Lyons and Coach Cooper until he had to apply the lessons they taught him such as hard work, perseverance, goal setting and teamwork, to his life today."I often push myself to get in just a few more calls and use the words of Coach Lyons for motivation, the same words he used to get us to put in one more solid set in the pool when our arms felt like Jell-O....'THIS IS WHERE THE IMPROVEMENT COMES!!!'"(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Brad Tieke - graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1990 with a degree in Engineering Management. While at the Academy, Brad was a four year swimmer and water polo player. After leaving West Point, he was an Airborne Ranger for five years.He left the service, got his MBA in 1998.His MBA was centered around finance and operations. Brad is now working for Unilever Corporation in St. Louis, Missouri, as the TPM Manager.He says things look good for a promotion that may come as soon as next week.Hope you get it, Brad!!UPDATE 12/30/01Brad got his promotion to Planning Manager for bar soaps for Unilever and has moved to Fairfield, Connecticut.He has hooked up with Jeff Steinebrey who works with GE in Fairfield.Their sons, who are one month apart in age, have become good friends.Brad's son Zach is in kindergarten and daughter Ellen is in preschool.Brad and Sara are hoping to get them into swimming, but find it difficult to find outdoor pools because of living on L. I. Sound and a short summer season.Brad heard from Mark Erdmann that he has another child, a boy named Brahm.(e-mail:TiekeB@aol.com)
David Fairbanks - graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville with a degree in Economics.While there, David swam for the Gators for 4 years and also swam in several meets representing the United States.Upon graduation, he got a sales job with Revlon (selling make-up and cologne, believe it or not ) and moved to Pensacola.A few years later, he landed a sales job in the pharmaceutical business.He worked for Johnson and Johnson who moved him to Ft. Myers, Florida.About a year later he was hired by Merck and moved to Greensboro, North Carolina.After a short stay with them, he moved back to Cincinnati with Parke-Davis.David states that he really likes the challenge of pharmaceutical sales.His specialty is cardiovascular disease.He has just purchased a home in the Sycamore district, right across from the high school, and has become a high school swimming official.He says it is his turn to follow his dad around the pool, as he is in his 21st year of officiating.David would love to hear from any of my classmates or pool buddies.UPDATE 11/2/02Dave was married on October 26.His wife, Julie, is employed by PNC Bank.They will be living in Montgomery.(e-mail:Davidatcincy@aol.com)
Laura Stanley Maines - attended Eastern Kentucky University on a swimming scholarship.During her stay there, the University did away with their swim team, but Laura continued her studies there and graduated with a BS from the College of Physical Education in Sports Medicine in 1990.She later obtained an AS from the College of Allied Health and Nursing with a degree in Emergency Medical Care.She also has certifications in Adult Fitness and Sports Supervision and Coaching.Laura is a full-time Paramedic in Kentucky and loves it.She was married to Gary Maines in 1993 and they have three children, all very active.Blake, 6, is good in baseball, basketball and swimming.Brooke, 5, tries to keep up with her brother, and Bethany, 3, tries everything and anything.Laura and her husband play softball together a couple of times a week, and she also takes him on in racquetball!Laura noticed that she still holds some records and was amazed at that.(e-mail:Medic997@aol.com)
Tony Ursillo - graduated from the University of Illinois in 1989 with a BS in accounting.Tony did not dive in college, but did coach summer club diving at Summit Hills having a very successful team with two league championships and one Junior Olympic championship.Tony moved to Boston to work for Price Waterhouse as an accountant, but moved back to Ohio to get his MBA in Finance from Ohio State in 1993.He worked for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System for five years and then moved back to Boston an is working as a analyst at money manager Loomis, Sayles & Co..He and his wife areliving in Norwood, Massachusetts in theirfirst house ever and loving it.(e-mail:email@example.com)UPDATE(9/7/01)Tony and Diane have a son, Trey, born in October 2000.He is just starting to take his first 3-4 steps.Tony states "if we could just teach him a hurdle!"UPDATE (3/26/06)Tony and his wife Diane had a daughter, Haley, in March 2002.Tony and his family came back to Montgomery for the 20th Class reunion last summer.They stopped by the pool and was amazed at how much the High School had changed.Trey, his 5 1/2 year old son, is taking swimming lessons from the coach of the Attleboro (MA) Bluefish.He says it is quite a feeling to see his son doing laps with a kickboard and flippers.Here is Tony's new e-mail:(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dan Gaw - is living in Mississippi and has taken up kayaking.
Richard Bohme - graduated from Miami University in 1987, and then went to Ohio State University Dental School, graduating in 1991 with his DDS.Richard currently has his practice in Dayton, and is living in Centerville (a big Sycamore rival).He married his "high school sweetheart" in 1989 and they have a 5 year old daughternamed Alexandra. (e-mail:email@example.com)
Betty Davis McManus - graduated from University of Cincinnati with a degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1988.She was married to Mike McManus in early 1989 and they moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, but she worked at Orbital Sciences in Boulder.While there, she helped design a communication satellite constellation.They left Colorado after 12 years and have been back in Cincinnati for a year now, living in Liberty Township, which is in the Lakota School System.Betty has three children, Kara, 9; Kevin 7; and Kelly 3.She is a stay at home Mom and loves it. Betty also says she saw Cathy Chisholm over Christmas and that she is married and living in Winston Salem, North Carolina.Also that Teresa Currin Cracas is living in Montgomery.(e-mail: MBMcManus@aol.com)
Scott Erickson - has been at the Blue Ash Hotel and Conference Center on Pfeiffer Road for the past 8 years.He says the Hotel is part of the Clarion Chain and will be changing its name to the Clarion Hotel and Suites.He is Manager of Group Sales.Scott is living in Mason and has two children Ashley, 8, and Adam, 6. UPDATE Scott was remarried in October, 2001,and is still living in Mason.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chris Gaw - is living in Orlando, Florida.Chris is swimming in long distance ocean swims and is playing water polo.
Kassie Hesford Corder - graduated from Miami University in 1987 with a degree in interior design.After graduating, she married Mike Corder ('82) and moved to Orlando, Florida, where she worked for a while as a commercial interior designer and then became a preschool teacher.She has now switched from that to being a personal trainer.This allows her to work on her participation in triathlons and she and Mike finished in the top 10 in 1999 in a national couples bodybuilding competition.She has two girls, Kaity 10 and Kellie 7. She sends this message:"The Sycamore Swim Team allowed me to be with my boyfriend.In addition to that, my swimming experience put me in a great position to do triathlons UPDATE 9/27/06 Kassie is still living in Orlando and has been a yoga instructor at the YMCA in Orlando for five years now. She has been a YMCA employee for 26 years - with a couple of breaks. Check out her web site: www.flowandbefree.com. She also has a new email address: email@example.com
Chris Karda Kidd -graduated from Western Michigan University in 1988 with a Major in public Relations and a minor in Journalism.After graduation she moved to Columbus, Ohio, and worked in outside sales for Trader Publications before taking a job with Journal Communications in advertising sales.Chris was promoted to General Manager in 1993 and worked there until the birth of her first daughter, Kendall Nicole, in 1999.Chris tried working part-time by decided to stay at home with her daughter instead and became a Longaberger Sales Consultant.Chris and her husband, Mike are expecting daughter #2 in September. 2001.Chris and Beth Williams-Harris have stayed close since High School and look forward to their children building a friendship as well.(e-mail:CTheKidds@aol.com) 8/2/01
Debbie Miller Schmitt - went to Miami University for two years and swam there.She transferred to the University of Missouri at Rolla and graduated in 1988 with a BS in Engineering Mechanics.Her first job was in St. Louis with the Nooter Corp., and a year later she moved to Aurora, Illinois, and worked for Chicago Bridge and Iron designing pressure vessels for oil refineries.She married Greg Schmitt in 1989, a Rolla graduate.In 1994 Greg got an offer from a company in Greenville, South Carolina, so they moved there.Their first child, Jaclyn, was only a week old at the time and Debbie became a stay at home mom.Their second child Kelsey was born in 1996, and their third child, Sydney was born in November 1998.Sadly, Greg was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease in 1998, and although he went through several forms of treatment and experimental therapies that were unsuccessful, Greg passed away April 30, 2000.Debbie credits her three little girls with helping her through these trying times.(e-mail:Dlmschmitt@aol.com)
Jean Morgan Martin - graduated from University of Cincinnati in 1988 with a degree in Communication Arts.Jean has worked since graduation for Lazarus Stores (Federated) in several capacities and in several places.Her first job was here in Cincinnati as a buyer in the swimwear and active wear department.She did that until May 1995 when Lazarus merged with Richs Department Stores in Atlanta, another Federated store.Jean states that 1995 brought many lifestyle changes with it.Not only did she and her husband, Bill, have to move to Atlanta, but they also had their first child, Tori, who is now six years old.Jeanworked as a buyer for Richs for two years, and then went into the technology end of the business in 1997.She currently is a Manager of Training Technology and Development/Merchant Systems for Federated Systems Group in Duluth, Georgia.Jean and Bill had another daughter, Katie, who is 2 1/2 years old.Jean is busy with her family, but does get to train for 5K/10K races, and is looking forward to the Peachtree Road Race that is coming up.She doesn't swim, but has passed the torch to Tori who just joined a swim team and loves it.Tori likes to ask Jean if she is faster than Jean was at the same age.Jean says her answer is always "yes".(e-mail:BO3JMM@FDS.COM)7/01
Ken Stopkotte - has done some moving around in his coaching career--some of it very recently.Coaching jobs here in Cincinnati include the Anderson Barracudas, Walnut Hills H. S., Coldstream Country Club, Countryside Y, Lakota H. S., and his longest stay was eight years with the Cincinnati Marlins.Ken left the Marlins in April, 2000, and headed for sunny Florida and the Clearwater team.He discovered it wasn't the job he had anticipated, and immediately started looking for another job.He is now with a great USA program in Carmel, Indiana, which allows him to coach high school as well.While at the Marlins, he produced 11 USA Jr. National team titles, 3 top 10 team finishes at Nationals and one American Record.He also coached two of the United States swimmers in the 2000 Olympics, Erin Phenix and Nate Dusing.Ken is married to an Anderson graduate and ex-swimmer, Becky Wilson, and they have two boys, Noah 2, and Jacob 7 months.Ken speaks highly of Coach Lyons as a great mentor and role model, but more importantly a special friend in their coaching days."Fred Cooper was just one of the best people that ever lived," states Ken."He loved helping people and it showed in the way he coached and lived his life."With Purdue in the Rose Bowl this year, Ken feels he is in heaven with a big smile on his face!A final word from Ken for Coach Sullivan.Ken coached several Sycamore swimmers while he was at the Marlins, and he believes they accomplished great things because of the cooperation between Coach Sullivan and himself.He believes Coach Sullivan is the best high school coach in Ohio!!UPDATE 1/14/05I received a letter at Christmas from Ken, who no longer is coaching swimming.However, he is not far from the water - he is in the pool management business.Ken was instrumental in setting up the Greater Nashville Pool Management company, a franchise out of Atlanta, Georgia.He was very successful in that endeavor, and has decided to start his own swimming pool management company.He and his family are in the process of deciding whether to do it in Nashville or Cincinnati.If he decides to focus on residential pools, he will stay in Nashville.If he goes into commercial pools, he will head back to Cincinnati.He is also coaching with the Nashville Aquatic Club.Becky, his wife has also returned to coaching at a small private school in Nashville.Their 6 year old son, Noah, swam in a Marlin meet this past summer and won all the events in his age group.Looks like the Stopkotte name will remain active in swimming!!! UPDATE 5/24/06 Ken is back in Indiana coaching a new team at Fishers High School. The facility is brand new with a 50-meter indoor pool. Ken is very excited about the potential of building this team into a highly competitive High School and USA Swimming organization. (email:
Ken Stopkotte firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mark Taylor - 7/11/08 Mark writes that his 15 year old daughter, Samantha, completed in the Olympic Trials last week. She swims for the Irvine Novaquatics in Orange County, California. She will be entering her junior year of high school this fall. Her swim was in the 100 backstroke and she dropped her time from her seed time. Needless to say, Mark, and his wife Tracy Strubbe also from Sycamore, are two very proud parents. (email: email@example.com)
Beth Williams-Harris - graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelors in Criminal Justice.Her first job was in Columbus, Ohio with the Franklin County Municipal Court Probation Department as a probation officer for four years.The past nine years she has been working for the United States District Court Probation Office.She also got a Masters of Science Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University, which was required for her present job.Bethmarried to Brett Harris in 1996, and they have a one year old son, Lake Davis.Beth lives very close to Chris Karda-Kidd. (e-mail:Showertwin@aol.com)
Mike Corder - graduated from Miami University in 1986 with a degree in business marketing.Mike swam for two years, then joined a fraternity and started a business.After graduation, Mike started working for Royal Appliance Manufacturing and is now district manager for Florida and Latin America.He is living in Orlando with his wife Kassie (Hesford - '83) and is the proud father of two girls, Kaity 10 and Kellie 7.Both Mike and Kassie are competing in triathlons and in 1999 finished in the top 10 in a national couples bodybuilding contest.Mike offers the following statement regarding his years at Sycamore:"The years that I swam for Sycamore were the most influential years in my life.The guidance of Larry Lyons is still with me today.My friends from the swim team made the foundation for the person I am today.It was Coach Lyons that gave me my first job, got me my second job, helped get me into MU, and inspired me to be my best.Thanks, Sycamore."UPDATE:Mike is training for his first ever full Ironman Triathlon.The race will be in Clermont, Florida, on October 20.His goal is to finish, and to do the entire race under 13 hours.Mike has never put a 2.4 mile swim, a bike ride of 112 miles and a full marathon of 26.2 miles together.He has been practicing for the Ironman as consistently as he could with his work schedule.Mike invites anyone in the area to come down and join Kassie to cheer him on.Anyone interested can e-mail Mike for directions and details.UPDATE:Mike is officially an IRONMAN!Mike participated in the race mentioned above.He started at 7:30 a.m. and he broke his goal by over an hour, finishing in 11:51.12.He was 13th in his age group and 90th over all, out of 650-800 participants from 49 states and 11 countries.Mike's swimming background helped him out - he was first in his age group after the swim, and 7th overallHis comment:"I do not plan to do another Ironman!"CONGRATULATIONS, MIKE!!! UPDATE Mike has a new AOL instant message address.It is mkcorder3.His e-mail is the same. UPDATE 9/28/06 - Mike has been with Royal Appliacne for 20 years and is now the Manager of the Commercial Disision. It means a lot of traveling for Mike who has gone to South Africa, The Netherlands, Greece and also throughout the U. S. He is still running and cycling about 5 days a week. Here is Mike's new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Ebeling - Dave swam for Bowling Green State University for one year, and then was given the option of quitting swimming or leaving the University.So he dropped swimming and took up Club Water Polo..Dave took the long route towards graduation, and after 5 1/2 years at BG, he journeyed south to Suwanee, Georgia.There he met his wife Nancy, who encouraged him to go back to school.He graduated Cum Laude from DeVry College in Management Information Systems.(Dave says if that sounds familiar it is because they advertise during Oprah.)He is currently working for Alltel Information Services as a software developer.Dave says:"you can find me, during the summer weekends, throughout the South backing my Diesel RV into trees and anything else unmovable.Occasionally, after parking the RV, I do the swimming portion of team triathlons with a group of friends and my 17 year old stepson." UPDATE 1/27/02 Heard from Dave, and he has been in touch with Skip Harrison.He didn't send any news on him, but he just started corresponding with him.Dave did send news that this tailgating trips are now planned for Clemson University where his son is attending their honors program.Dave seems glad that his son is not taking his route to a college education. UPDATE 9/15/08 Head from Dave who is now enjoying life with his wife as an empty nester. His son received his Bachelors and Masters from Clemson and now is working towards his PhD in Cancer Research at Clemson. He is selling his RV due to the high diesel prices and is thinking of buying a Harley Davidson in the spring. He is still in touch with Skip Harrison and Tom Wallace. (e-mail: email@example.com
Kim Fugett Fain - is now a Mom of two lively boys (Chris ,5, and Cameron 2) and is living in Raleigh, North Carolina. She went to Ohio State on a full athletic scholarship in diving.She was All American for four years, a Big Ten Champion, and NCAA champion and a US National Champion during those four years.She also competed in the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Trials.After leaving OSU, Kim was employed by Chrysler Corporation, General Electric and Johnson Controls.She was married to Lewis Fain in 1992. UPDATE 8/23/02Kim will be inducted into the Ohio State UniversityWomens Sports Hall of Fame on September 13, 2002.She will join an elite group of three other divers.Kim dove for OSU in 1983, 1984, 1986 and 1987. UPDATE 1/1/07 Kim and her family have moved into a new home in Raleigh. Their address is 1105 Longstone Way, Raleigh, NC, 27614. Her home phone is 919-676-9890 and cell is 919-624-3554. (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chuck Pettis - received scholarship offers from Nebraska, Miami University and UC.Chuck stayed at UC for two years before leaving and starting his working life.For 10 years he worked as a Retail Store Manager, but has been in computers since then.He has been a Network Administrator for a local consulting company the past two years and really loves it.He has been married for 14 years to his "high school sweetheart", Deborah Schwartz, class of 1984.They live in Mason and have two daughters, 9 and 4.(e-mail:email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jon Saxton - graduated from Miami University in 1986 and then went to the University of Cincinnati Law School.He is now a partner at the law firm of Rendigs, Fry, Kiely & Dennis doing trial work. He married Patti MacNab ('82) and they have three children, Jonathan 6, Julia 5, and Jennifer 3.They live in Terrace Park.Although Jon doesn't do much swimming, he loves hanging out at the pool and watching his children enjoy the water.
UPDATEI saw Jon on the deck at Sycamore High School as an official for an age groupswim meet.His kids are swimming for the Mariemont Aquatic Club.(12/13/04)
8/25/06 Jon is a proud parent of three children, Jonathan 13, Julia 11 and Jennifer 9, all of whom are USA swimmers. Jon is very involved in their swimming by being an USA Swimming official. He also has served as President of the Mariemont Aquatic Club, the local USA swimming team, and is currently the meet director for MAC. His children also swim for the Terrace Park Swim Club in the summer. (e-mail: email@example.com)
Stacey Cooper Cunningham - graduated from Miami University in 1985 with a degree in Special Education.She has put her education to work by forming her own business with a friend called Science Matters In Colorado.They do after school science clubs in elementary schools.In 1990, Stacey married Bruce Cunningham and the live in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.They have three children; Max who is 3 1/2, and 16 month old twin girls, Heather and Brooke.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rick Ehrlich - went to Iowa State University and graduated from there in 1987 with a degree in Speech Communications. Rick continued his swimming career there and was named to the All Big Eight Swim Team for four years.Also, in 1985, the was the Big Eight Champion in the 100 and 200 yard butterfly.Also in 1985, Rick was selected to the 12th World Maccabiah Games which took place in Israel and he won a gold medal and a silver medal for the butterfly there.Rick now lives in Cherry Hill, New Jersey with his wife Jill and daughter Marlee who is 5 years old.Rick has had her swimming butterfly since she was 3.(It must be in the genes, Rick.)Rick is the Associate Publisher for a medical journal called Geriatrics, part ofAdvanstar Healthcare Communications, one of the largest trade publishers in the world.Rick often thinks about his swimming and water polo career while at Sycamore.Being named First Team All-American for Water Polo his senior year was the "icing on the cake" for him.He also remembers well his relationship with Coach Lyons.He felt Coach Lyons was not just a coach but also a mentor and friend, a person who could help anyone reach their full potential.He finishes with this statement:"Coach Lyons influence on my life can't be put into simple words."UPDATE12/12/01Rick is now Publisher of the Medical Journal, Clinical Geriatrics, published by Freedom Healthcare.UPDATE 1/22/04 Rick has gone back to swimming with a Masters Team in N. J. - the Jersey Wahoos.His daughter is on the Age Group team of the Wahoos and is also a butterflyer.Rick is practicing about 4-6 days a week and is shooting to swim Nationals in Georgia this summer.Rick also helped plan the 10th Pan Am Maccabi Games in Chile this year, and is the Chairman for the U. S. Swim Team for th 17th World Maccabiah Games in Israel in July 2005.New e-mail UPDATE 1/4/07 Rick writes that he is still swimming although not competing right now. His daughter is swimming and doing very well. (e-mail:email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kris Kagler Burbank - graduated in 1985 from DePauw University.From 1985-1991, Kim worked in Chicago in corporate public relations.In 1990 she married John Burbank, and they returned to Cincinnati in 1991 to work for P&G.John is still employed there, while Kim is a full-time Mom with three children - Henry 5 1/2, Andrew 4, and Ellen 6 months.Kim currently resides in Terrace Park and reports that all the kids truly love to swim.Kim and John's son Andrew has cerebral palsy, but he loves to rough-house in the pool along with his older brother.Kim states she still remembers the good times she had on swim team, "even though she rarely made the 'A' relay.":) UPDATE 12/17/01Kris's husband John got a new job in Stanford, Connecticut, and he moved there in July to start his new job.Kris and the family followed - moving day was September 12, 2001.A very scary beginning for them.However, they really like the East Coast, and John is happy in his new job.Check Kris' new e-mail address. (e-mail:email@example.com)
Lisa Meyer Milyo - is busy as a Mom to two children and a full-time job.Lisa graduated from Ohio State with a BS in Special Education, but went into accounting after graduation.Lisa, her husband Jim, and two children Kaylee, 11, and Christopher 9, live in Milford.Lisa works in Loveland a controller for Deerfield Construction, and has learned all the back ways to her job so as to avoid I 275.Her husband is the Granite Fabrications Manager for The Tile Shop in Sharonville.Lisa's girls Kaylee is active in competitive dance, and Christopher plays baseball.Swimming doesn't fit into their schedule right now.(DCCLM@aol.com)
John Gaw - is living in Orlando, Florida.He was a water polo coach at the Y there for a long time, and has continued playing water polo up until this year, (2001).
Lisa Dunlap Fisher - is back living in Mason, Ohio, after being in California for several years.Lisa has two children; Leigh-Ann, 17, a senior at Mason H. S. and a son, Jamie, 15 1/2 a sophomore at Mason H. S.Lisa is a Benefits Training Supervisor fir Financial and Credit Services, a division of Federated Dept. Stores.Three years ago, she re-married Steve Fisher.Lisa has just started competing again in the USMS Masters swimming program and had her first meet since high school in early February at Miami University. With memories of Coach Lyons and Coach Cooper, Lisa states:"They were my Dad's of the water.We were all blessed to have known them and to have these two coaches at Sycamore.My heart and tears will always be filled with the wonderful memories of Larry and Fred...my Yogie and Boo-boo.( e:mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ed Gaw - graduated from Miami University in 1983 with a BA in Biology.He swam for Miami for all four years, and was captain of the team his senior year.In 1988 he got his MS from the University of Miami in Fisheries.In 1990 he founded HI-LINER FISHING GEAR, INC., with offices in Miami, Florida, and Halifax, Nova Scotia.HI-LINER provides commercial fishing gear to swordfish and tuna fishing fleets worldwide.Check out his website at www.hiliner.com.Ed lists several places as his residences:Mars, PA., Barnegat Light, NJ; and Lighthouse Point, Florida.Ed has two boys who live in Pittsburg, Eddie 12 and Timmy 10.Ed's interests have turnedto hunting.(e-mail:email@example.com)
John Ravenhall - graduated from the University of Alabama in 1984 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.He swam for two years at Alabama.After graduating, he came back to Cincinnati and was employed by GE Aircraft Engines, and is still employed by them.In 1986 he married Kim, a Lakota High School graduate.In 1990, John received a Masters in Science in Aerospace Engineering.He recently received two invention awards from GEAE.John and Kim have two children, Katie 10 and Michael 8.John still paddles around the pool at the GE Fitness Center and also does some running.He did a 10K this summer at Lunken Field.He is more involved in other activities with his children, like soccer, scouts, karate, piano lessons, church activities, etc.John will be inducted in the Sycamore Hall of Fame on Saturday, January 27. (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
John Ritter - is married and living in Stuart, Florida.He and his brother Bob ('77) own a construction business together.John now finds his activity on the tennis courts and golf course.(e-mail:email@example.com)
Dave Uible - In the Sunday Enquirer on October 15, 2000, a wonderful article was printed about Dave, his wife (Cindy Cassell) and daughter (Emma), and what they are doing more as a hobby than as job.Both Dave and Cindy have their own jobs.I have taken the liberty of putting this in and I hope to make contact with Dave in the near future.Dave and his wife are living in New Richmond on an 175 acre farmThey are raising buffalo and have about 70 head in their herd.The article tells about their efforts not only in raising buffalo, but in trying to sell the meat.They have found several stores that will carry it and seven or so restaurants that will serve it.Not only does he raise the animals, but he also grows hay on about 80 acres of the farm, which he uses to feed the buffalo during the winter.Dave's real jobs have included starting several computer related companies, including a medical publishing company in Moscow, Russia, for the Russian Ministry of Health.In January, 2000, he sold a communications company he bought in 1997, and now is spending time investing in other people's ideas.UPDATEDave and his wife have introduced a new breakfast sausage with buffalo meet.For those locally that may be interested, Dave's wife, who is a licensed dietitian, will be giving a demonstration on Buffalo recipes at the Tri-Health Pavilion on Thursday, April 16.You may register with Tri-Health whether you are a member there or not.UPDATE 6/15/04Another newspaper article in the Cincinnati Enquirer updates Dave's efforts with raising buffalo, as well as with his "real job".With the new low-carb diets being so popular, Dave's business is doing very well.Recently Dave and his wife bought a restaurant themselves, as well as supplying other restaurants.In some of these restaurants, buffalo burgers are outnumber beef burgers.Dave is now helping struggling small companies to turn around through his business, Uible Management.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cammy Dierking - graduated from Miami University in 1982 with a Bachelor's in English/Journalism.She is currently a news anchor at WKRC-TV12 in Cincinnati.She also does radio news for 55KRC-AM and MIX 94.1 FM.Cammy is married and has 3 daughters, ages 10, 8, 6, and is living in Mason.Her interests now lie in running and golf.She has run in two marathons and is training for a third.She states she's not great at golf, but loves the sport.She also does some cycling and weight training.(e-mail:email@example.com)
Bob Fenwick - graduated from Michigan State in 1982 and got married to Lori in 1983.They have two children, Kristen 13 and Ryan 10.Bob is living in Denver and working for ADAC Labs A Silicone Valley manufacturer of Nuclear Medicine Equipment.He sells radiation therapy planning computers to radiation oncology centers.His territory is mostly in the northwest, Alaska, and Western Canada, so he is always traveling and he likes to keep up on things via e-mail.Bob and Lori are building a new house in Denver, but right now his address is 18078 E. Ida Drive, Aurora, CO., 80015.Phone # 303-886-6866. (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
Tom Lyons - graduated from the University of Dayton in 1982 with a degree in International Studies with a minor in German.Two years ago Tom moved to Tampa, Florida to work in a business started by his brother, Jim('80).Moving right before Christmas, he found it very different to see Santa Claus hanging from palm trees. In April 2000, Tom got a new job as a Client Resource Center Administrator for the Bank of America in Tampa.UPDATE6/15/04Tom is engaged and will be getting married August 21, 2004.His fiancée is Melissa McGowan who lives in West Palm Beach, Florida.They will be getting married in Nova Scotia where Melissa's family is from.e-mail: tjlyons@.msn.com)
Todd Siple - graduated from Georgia Tech in 1983 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.Since there was no water polo team, he played for the Rugby Team for four years.The day after graduation, he married Terry, went to the Bahamas on a honeymoon cruise, and moved from Atlanta to Augusta, Georgia for a job opportunity building a nuclear power plant.After construction finished, he accepted a job with Johnson Controls, Inc., and has been with the company for 14 years as an Account Director for Facilities Management in Georgia, Alabama, Washington and now San Diego, California.He has worked with clients including the Department of the Army, Microsoft and Sempra Energy.His wife, Terry, is a legal secretary.Their son, Kevin, is attending Palomar College in San Diego (an A-student he proudly says), and working a part-time security job.The family enjoys jet-skiing at Mission Bay and snow skiing in Denver, Colorado.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Joe St. Louis - UPDATE - After leaving Washington and traveling through Florida, Joe and his wife are now settled in Summerville, South Carolina.His address is: 251 Apache Drive, Summerville, SC 29483.His Phone Number is (843) 851-6084. E-mail is the same, see below. Joe has been in the Air Force since he graduated from Sycamore.Joe will retire from the Air Force on February 29, 2000.His retirement ceremony will be held December 16 at McCord AFB in Washington.Joe swam and played water polo for the High School, and was on the State Championship Water Polo Team in 1977.While in the Air Force, Joe has completed tours of duty in Asia, Africa, Central America, Europe and the Middle East. Joe is looking forward to retiring in Charleston, South Carolina.8/22/00Joe is now workingat the Charleston airport.(e-mail: email@example.com)
Steve Ebeling - (Dave, Steve's brother, see class '82, wrote this for Steve.)Steve attended several colleges after graduating from Sycamore, but didn't find what he really wanted to do until after meeting his wife Kathy a Princeton graduate.Steve became a anesthetist and moved to Pueblo, Colorado.After several years, Steve, Nancy, and their boys, Josh and Danny, decided to try the sunny South and moved to Naples, Florida, so they could scuba dive more often.Having had enough of hot weather and sandy beaches, they have moved back to Colorado, except for their oldest boy, Josh, who is attending Georgia Tech.
Craig Leonard - swam for UC for one year after graduation from Sycamore.Then he decided to try the "dry side" of swimming and turned to coaching.He started out with summer league coaching and then moved into what is now called USA Swimming as a coach for the Anderson Barracudas.After taking a break for several years, Craig went back to coaching 5 years ago with the Cincinnati Marlins.This past summer he left the Marlins and is now the Head Coach of the Kentucky Clippers swimming program which is based in Northern Kentucky.(e-mail:DragonMystic1@aol.com)
Kim Niederhelman - graduated with a degree in Finance from Eastern Kentucky University in 1981.She also completed a degree in management from Xavier University in 1990.Kim has been employed since 1983 with Merrill Lynch in Cincinnati, and is currently an Investment Advisor with them. Kim enjoys traveling both her and abroad, camping and hiking, and has visited many U. S. National Parks and recreation areas.Kim still has very fond memories of not only swimming on the girls team, but timing for the boys meets as well.(e-mail: Kimberly_Niederhelman@ml.com)
Bob Ritter - is living in Stuart, Florida.He and his brother, John (1979), own their own construction business. Bob is married and participates in tennis and golf leagues in Stuart.(e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Karen Hillen Staursky - 1/26/08 After graduating from Sycamore, I attended Indian River Junior College in Ft Pierce, FL for two years, then transferred to Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and graduated with a BS in Business in 1980. While in Florida, I swam for the school and during the two years that I was there the women were Junior College NCAA champions. I swam butterfly and freestyle. After college, I married Geoffrey Staursky, and we moved to Denver, Colorado. We have 3 children, Anna, Joe and Leah. After moving around a bit, Colorado, Wyoming, and Minnesota, we moved by to Columbus, Ohio where we have lived since 1998. I swim with the Columbus Sharks masters swim team and compete whenever I can. I have worked as an assistant coach for the Dublin Community Swim Team since 2002. My oldest daughter is a Cincinnati Bearcat and swims for the university. My son swims for the Dublin Jerome High School and my youngest daughter prefers to play volleyball. (email - email@example.com)
Jim Ritter - graduated from Sycamore the first year they had a pool!!!J im currently lives in Columbus, Ohio, and is an Investment Analyst for the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio.He is married to Susan Flerlage, a former Cincinnati Marlin, and he has three children - all of whom swim.Jim and Susan's oldest boy swims for St. Charles High School in Columbus. Jim is currently a masters swimmer with a Columbus team that has two other Sycamore swimmers on it--Karen Hillen Staursky and Frank Lichtenberger.(e-mail:RitterJ@strsoh.org)
Tod Leonard - graduated from University of Michigan where he swam for one year and played water polo for three.Tod actually swam for Sycamore before there was a team or a pool.Tod, and fellow classmate Jeff Smith, represented Sycamore at the state meet in 1971 and 1972.Currently Tod is Vice President of Sales for Changing Paradigms, a small manufacturing company in West Chester.Tod lives in Blue Ash and has two children in Sycamore schools, Alison, a junior, and Drew, entering 6th grade.Tod, like many others, rarely swims, but he does jog and bike.(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)