, from Woodbridge, had a breakout freshman year with the Rowan University Men’s Swimming and Diving team, which finished first place in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC). He was named the Metropolitan Championships Rookie of the Meet, the NJAC Rookie of the Year, and was selected to the All-Conference teams in the 1650 freestyle, 500 freestyle, and 200 butterfly. He also received College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Honorable Mention based on making an NCAA B cut time in the 1650 and carrying a GPA over 3.5. He was named the NJAC Rookie of the Week eight times over the season, and had team best times in the 500, 1000, 1650 freestyle and 200 butterfly. He was named a Rowan University Scholar-Athlete.