Men's Swimming Signs Chace Caruso for 2007-08
May 21, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana's men's swimming and diving team has signed swimmer Chace Caruso (Lancaster, Pa./Conestoga Valley) to compete for the Hoosiers in 2007-08, head coach Ray Looze announced May 21.
Caruso was an All-American in four events in 2006, taking distinction in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle relay and 400-yard freestyle relay. He also took All-America honors in 2005 in the 50 free and 100 free.
"The coaching staff at IU truly made me feel a sense of value to the future of the team," Caruso said. "I feel that the swim program, coaching staff and the academics offered at IU are the perfect matches for me in what I want in a college experience. The history and the tradition at IU are unmatched both in and out of the pool. IU is where I want to pursue my swimming career."
Caruso helped Conestoga Valley to back-to-back Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association runner-up finishes in 2006 and 2007. He won consecutive state titles in the 50 free, taking the crown in both 2006 and 2007, and helped Conestoga Valley's 400 free relay unit to a state title in 2007.
"Chace is one of the best 50 freestylers in the country," Looze said. "I think he'll also help us in the 100 freestyle and most definitely in the 100-yard butterfly. He has a great deal of room for improvement, and one of the intangible things that Chace brings to the table is that he's a great leader. He's very inspirational to his teammates, and he'll be wonderful for team chemistry."
Caruso adds even more depth to an already loaded incoming freshman class that was recently tabbed the seventh-best in the nation by CollegeSwimming.com. Caruso joins swimmers Jesse Cohen (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes), Bart Ginocchio (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) Titus Knight (Austin, Texas/James Bowie), Tyler Lemert (Fort Wayne, Ind./Concordia Lutheran), Doug Spraul (Cincinnati, Ohio/Princeton) and Cody Weik (Lebanon, Pa./Cedar Crest) and divers Nick Foulks (Neenah, Wis./Neenah), Scott Berger (Carmel, Ind./Carmel), Kris Hill (Aurora, Ohio/Aurora) and Landon Marzullo (Columbus, Ohio/Worthington Kilbourne) in the Hoosiers' incoming class.
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