Women's Swimming & Diving

Women's Swimming and Diving: Mount Union Starts 2018-19 Season at Malone

Women's Swimming and Diving 2018-19
Women's Swimming and Diving 2018-19

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Mount Union's women's swimming and diving team starts up this season with a dual meet with Malone University Friday, October 19

Eric Mojock enters his 12th season as head coach and returns three seniors, three juniors and two sophomores to a team that placed second in the Ohio Athletic Conference a season ago.

All-OAC seniors Regina Saxon (Hudson) and Lauren Oktavec (Brunswick) headline the returners for the Purple Raiders.

Saxon was all-conference in three events placing third in the 100 breaststroke, second in the 200 breaststroke and as a member of the 400 medley relay team that was second with a school record time of 3:58.62.

Oktavec won the OAC title in the 200 backstroke with a school record time of 2:05.79 and collected all-conference honors in 100 backstroke in third place.

Junior Elise Pichola (Rocky River) returns after a trio of third place finishes in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays and the 200 medley relay.

Another member of that 200 medley relay team is Lauren Stajcar (Strongsville) back for her sophomore season.

Mojock brings in 10 new faces to the team this winter who will look to make an impact on their first collegiate action.

Mount Union's home opener will be Saturday, November 3 against John Carroll in Hammond Natatorium at 1 p.m.