THE EAGLE’S EYE - Outstanding Opponent
Competition is what brings out the best in all of us. Finding a person to race is never a problem, but finding a great competitor, it’s some times tough; that individual who gives his or her best in the pool but leaves the race in the pool. This award gives us the opportunity to recognize some people in the other lanes. The recipients are chosen by the coaches sometimes with input from the graduating seniors.
Ryan Sheatsley '08 - University of Rhode Island
Ryan is one of those swimmers that I try to arrange my line-up around. For all four years that he has been swimming for Mick Westkott at URI he was always capable of winning his events. In his four seasons racing against the Eagles, Ryan has competed in the 200 freestyle, the 500 freestyle, the 200 butterfly, the 200 backstroke and the 200 individual medley. Ryan has won six times and never finished worse than second. A swimmer of his versatility and talent is why the BC – Rhode Island meet has been such a great competition over the last four plus years. Thanks for the races and best of luck in the future.
Kara Lane '08 - Northeastern University
Kara Lane’s older sister Michelle was a four year letter winner here at BC and also added in a Schwartz Award to her resume when she was a senior. Michelle was a four time winner in the BC-NU battles while an undergrad. However her little sister has had a hand in turning that around since coming to Boston to swim for the Huskies – as NU has taken three of the dual meets since Kara has been here. Hopefully with her graduating this rivalry can get back to where it should be !!! Congrats to Kara who has embodied the essence of the award. I always looked forward to the very pleasant post meet handshake and smile – Thanks and best of luck to you and your excellent family