|Alma Mater:||Saint Michael's '12|
A former Saint Michael's swimmer, Sammy Sweeney Keating '12 returns to her alma mater for her third season as a swimming & diving assistant coach in 2019-20.
The 2018-19 men's team went 4-4 in dual action, posting its best record since 2009-10, while claiming a sixth-place showing at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship, its top finish in four seasons. Connor Hopkins '20 made history at the NE10 Championship, winning the 50-yard freestyle to become the third Purple Knight to win an event at the league meet, but the first male. In all, the men and women combined to break 12 school records during the season while also both winning the mid-season North Country Invitational, a first for the men and a third straight triumph for the women.
Thirteen program records fell during the 2017-18 season, including 11 at the year-end Northeast-10 Conference Championship, where the men and women each garnered their second-highest point totals since 2009-10. During the dual season, the women claimed eight victories, their most since 1996-97, and earned at least five wins for the fourth straight season, the program's longest run since a five-year streak that ended in 1996-97. The men registered their most wins in eight years.
The Waterbury Center, Vt., native has worked in an administrative capacity for Ben & Jerry's since 2013, first as the Associate Consumer Services Coordinator and, since May 2016, as a Consumer Data Analyst & Retail Specialist. Keating has coached youth swimmers since 2007, working with the Green Mountain Aquatics program out of the Ross Sports Center.
After transferring to Saint Michael's as a sophomore, Keating was a butterfly and individual medley specialist during her swimming career. She landed on the NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll five times before completing her bachelor's degree in business administration in 2012, minoring in accounting. Keating earned a master of business administration from Villanova University in August 2017, concentrating in marketing/strategic management.