No. 13 USC To Visit No. 2 California, No. 1 Stanford

    Freshman breaststroker Mario Koenigsperger
    Feb. 1, 2017

    The No. 13 USC men's swimming and diving team gets back in the water this week with a visit to its Bay Area rivals, racing at No. 2 Cal at 2 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 3) and at No. 1 Stanford on Saturday (Feb. 4) at noon.

    Saturday's meet against Stanford will be streamed live via Pac-12 Plus here.

    The Trojan men enter the weekend 5-1 overall, 1-1 in the Pac-12. Cal and Stanford are both 3-0, 2-0. A year ago in Los Angeles, USC swept Cal (149.5-148.5) and Stanford (167-133) for the first time since 1997. Troy's first win over the Golden Bears, clinched in a come-from-behind 200y free relay victory, was the first since 2000.

    USC'S NCAA CUTS (A cuts in bold)
    Dylan Carter: 50y free (19.32), 100y free (42.14), 200y free (1:32.62), 100y back (47.29), 100y fly (45.27).
    Santo Condorelli: 50y free (19.53), 100y free (43.23), 100y fly (47.36).
    Cash Deloache: 100y fly (47.94).
    Caleb Dixon: 3-meter (325.65).
    Michael Domagala: 200y IM (1:45.64), 200y fly (1:46.00).
    Dashiell Enos: 1-meter (328.60), 3-meter (421.05), platform (416.60). Henry Fusaro: 1-meter (335.45), 3-meter (388.05).
    Kyle Grissom: 50y free (20.00).
    Mark Jurek: 200y fly (1:47.65).
    Jon Knox: 100y back (1:46.31), 200y back (1:46.31).
    Mario Koenigsperger: 100y breast (53.79), 200y breast (1:57.10).
    Patrick Mulcare: 100y back (47.62), 200y back (1:41.65), 200y free (1:37.86), 200y IM (1:45.58), 400y IM (3:51.26).
    Steven Stumph: 100y breast (55:35), 200y breast (1:58.93).
    Ralf Tribuntsov: 50y free (19.97), 100y free (43.63), 100y back (46.56), 100y fly (47.04).
    Alex Valente: 100y fly (47.11), 200y fly (1:47.77).
    Carsten Vissering: 100y breast (52.17), 200y breast (1:58.92.



    USC swimmers ranked among the top 25 in their events include Dylan Carter in the 50y free (19.32, 7th), 100y free (42.14, 3rd), 200y free (1:32.61, 1st), 100y back (46.20, 12th), 100y fly (45.27, 4th), Santo Condorelli in the 50y free (19.53, 16th), Reed Malone in the 500y free (4:18.76, converted, 21st), Ralf Tribuntsov in the 100y back (46.45, 19th), Patrick Mulcare in the 200y back (1:41.65, 9th) and Carsten Vissering in the 100y breast (52.17, 2nd).

    Junior Dylan Carter led USC at December's Texas Invite. Carter won the 100y free (42.14) with an A cut and broke USC's record in the 100y fly en route to second place with an A cut of 45.27. He was also second in the 50y free with a PR 19.32 and helped USC win the 200y medley relay.

    Sophomore Patrick Mulcare earned Pac-12 Swimmer of the Week honors after a strong meet against Wisconsin. Mulcare won the 200y free, 200y back and 400y IM and anchored the winning 400y free relay in Troy's win over the Badgers.

    2016-17 SEASON OUTLOOK
    The USC men's squad returns three All-Americans from last season -- senior Reed Malone, junior Ralf Tribuntsov and sophomore Patrick Mulcare -- off of its Pac-12 Championships second-place team that finished 9-1 overall and 4-1 in the conference. Mulcare (200y back), Tribuntsov (100y back) and Malone (200y and 500y free) as well as senior Steven Stumph (200y breast) and sophomore Dashiell Enos (3-meter) account for six returning Pac-12 titles.

    Also back for the men this year are redshirt juniors and 2016 Olympians Dylan Carter (Trinidad and Tobago) and Santo Condorelli (Canada), both of whom took off the 2015-16 NCAA season to train for the Rio Games. Both are All-Americans and part of 2015 NCAA relay titles. Redshirt senior Ridge Altman, a 2015 Pac-12 finalist in the 200y breast and an NCAA Championships participant, has also returned.