Men's and women's squads both enter weekend with 2-0 dual meet records
LION CAREER 2011-12: Participated in three events at the Big Ten Championships, recording personal best times in the 50 free (21.03), 100 free (46.18) and the 100 fly (53.07)...Competed in nine events, seeing the most action in the 50 free and the 100 free.
Coached by Kevin Blackwell in high school and for club team Pine Bush Elite...Three-time All-American...Named New York Swimmer of the Meet during the 2011 state championships...Set more than 40 records between high school, section and states during career...Three-time state champion in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 200 medley...Two-time state record holder in the 100 free and 200 medley relay...Member of undefeated league, county and sectional champion team for last three years of high school... Member of medley relay that won states in 2010, setting a state record... Earned four letters.
Lawrence James Virgilio was born February 26, 1993 in Rhinebeck, N.Y. to Tom and Anne Virgilio...Has four siblings: Nick, Mike, Lorraine and Rose...Rose swims for Seton Hall... An honor graduate of law and leadership academy...Intends to attend the police academy upon graduation.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
"I signed with Penn State to further my swimming skills and qualify for NCAAs with an amazing team and coaching family."