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Packers boys swimming and diving at a glance

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Coach: Marsha Dahl (2008-09: EDC and State Coach of the Year).

Assistant coaches: Erich Richardson, Paul Schmitz, Misty Tomchuck.

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Home opener: 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, West Fargo Quadrangular.

2008-09 team record: 6-0 in duals. Flawless season except for second place at Minot Triangular.

2008-09 tournament results: East Region tournament champions. State tournament champions (two individual titles, one relay team title).

Seniors to watch: Austin Keller, ranked No. 3 in state in 100 butterfly and No. 7 in 200 individual medley; All-EDC; All-State first team 2008-09 (second team 06-07, 07-08); 200 medley relay state champion 08-09. Jared Sykora, No. 4 in 100 butterfly, No. 9 in 200 IM; All-EDC (06-07, 07-08, 08-09); All-State first team 08-09 (second team 07-08). Jacob Weible, No. 1 in 100 backstroke, No. 3 in 100 free, No. 12 in 200 free; All-EDC 08-09; All-State first team (07-08, 08-09); two-time 100 backstroke state champion (07-08, 08-09), 200 medley relay state champion 08-09, 400 relay state champion 07-08.

Others to watch: Juniors - Jeffrey Keller, Daniel Hulbert, Nicholas Leopold, Branden Smith. Sophomores - Nick Huseby, Alan Repak, Adam Smestad. Freshmen - Ethan Doll.

Did you know?: Packers coach Dahl has accrued quite a list of honors as both girls and boys swimming and diving coach. For the boys, she has been named EDC coach of the year nine times (1992-93, 94-95, 97-98, 00-01, 01-02, 02-03, 03-04, 06-07, 08-09) and North Dakota state coach of the year five times (97-98, 02-03, 06-07, 07-08, 08-09). For the girls, Dahl has been the EDC coach of the year four times (94-95, 97-98, 01-02, 02-03).

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