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Winter Sports Wrap-Up  


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Senior guard Ross Danzig completed his basketball career as the Royals’ third-ranked all-time leading scorer.

Men’s Basketball
The men’s basketball team won its second straight Landmark Conference championship and sixth in the past eight years under head coach Carl Danzig. The Royals finished 23-6 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Senior guard Ross Danzig (Clarks Summit, Pa./Abington Heights/Blair Academy, N.J.) finished his career with 1,793 career points, third-most in Royals history, and finished in the top 10 in eight other career categories. Danzig and junior center Brendan Boken (South Pasadena, Calif./Loyola) both earned all-region honors from and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

Women’s Basketball
The women’s basketball team spent the entire season ranked in the top 25 by both and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and went on to make its third straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament and 28th overall. Senior forward Meredith Mesaris (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) was named a second-team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America and earned All-American honors from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and She finished her career with 1,758 points, fourth-most in Lady Royals history.

Men’s Swimming & Diving
The men’s swimming & diving team finished fourth at the Landmark Conference championships in February, marking the seventh time in eight years in the conference that the Royals finished in the top four. Six different Royals posted top-six finishes at the championships, led by junior Grant Owens (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin), who had a second place and two fourth places. Freshman Joseph Vannucci (Swarthmore, Pa./Ridley) also had a trio of top-six finishes, placing second once along with a fifth and a sixth.

Women’s Swimming & Diving
The women’s swimming & diving team finished third at the Landmark Conference championships, extending the team’s streak to 15 straight years of finishing in the top three at conference championships. Freshman Raquel Wasserman (Pound Ridge, N.Y./The Fox Lane) had a pair of gold medal performances in the 50 free and 100 free, and was named the conference Rookie of the Year. Senior Paige Agnello (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) gave the Royals a third gold medal by winning the 200 breaststroke.

Sophomore Ian Evans (Laurys Station, Pa./Parkland) had a standout season for the wrestling team, going 32-4 with a 26-match winning streak and 11 pins. His 32 victories are the fifth-most in a single season in Royals history, while his 11 pins are the fourth-most in program history. Senior Shawn Flesche (Northvale, N.J./Northern Valley Regional) completed his career with 77 victories, fourth-most in program history. And freshmanZachary D’Apolito (Wayne, N.J./Wayne Valley Senior) was the team’s top finisher at the NCAA East Regional, finishing fifth at 165 pounds.