STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut men’s swimming team and head coach Bob Goldberg have announced the signing of two future student-athletes to national letters of intent during the early signing period. The Huskies will welcome Luke Martin and Matt Dagenais in the fall of 2015.
Martin and Dagenais are set to join a UConn team that finished last season with a perfect 6-0 record in dual meets. Below is more information on the two new Huskies as well as coach Goldberg’s thoughts on each of the future Connecticut swimmers.
Luke Martin | Richmond, Va. | Freestyle/IM
Luke will enter his first season at UConn after a great stint with NOVA of Virginia Aquatics in Richmond. Martin qualified for the 2014 NCSA Junior National Championship, and he will bring a spark to Connecticut’s IM events. At the Junior National Championship, Martin swam the 50-yard fly in 23.43.
“Luke has posted great times in the IM events and he will be someone that we will rely on to replace Felix Samuels next season. He has a chance to be a big factor for us in his first year.” - Goldberg
Matt Dagenais | Middletown, Conn. | IM
Matt will arrive in Storrs following a productive stretch with the Cheshire Sea Dogs in Connecticut. He competed in the YMCA Short Course National Championships in 2014, swimming in a variety of events at the meet. He sports times of 50.8 in the 100-yard backstroke and 51.1 in the 100-yard butterfly, and his best mark in the 200-yard IM is 1:50.4.
“Matt is a local kid from Connecticut who is a very versatile swimmer. IM has been the weakest event for us and he’s someone that could make a difference in those races.” - Goldberg