On Schertle: Great leader both in and out of the water ... will be the staple in the distance events ... elected team co-captain by his teammates for the second consecutive year.
As a Junior (2003-04): Served as team co-captain ... finished third in the 500-free (4:45.91) and fourth in the 1,000-free (9:56.47), and was part of the third-place 400-free relay at N.C. State in the first meet of the season ... took fifth in the 1,000-free (9:55.68) and sixth in the 500-free (4:49.95), and was part of the fifth-place 400-free relay against Virginia Tech and Clemson ... placed second in both the 500-free (4:45.53) and the 1,000-free (9:44.44) against Johns Hopkins and Howard ... won the 500-free (4:38.34) and came in second in the 1,000-free (9:42.00), and was part of the second-place 400-free relay against Duke ... swam a season-best 9:29.90 in the 1,000-free to take second against Georgia Tech ... also finished third in the 500-free (4:38.63) and was part o the third-place 400-free relay against the Yellow Jackets ... placed third in the 1,650-yard freestyle (16:04.17), fifth in the 500-free (4:37.67), 17th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:43.46) and 40th in the 100-free (48.16) at the Terrapin Cup Invitational ... also was part of the fourth-place 800-free relay and the 13th-place 400-free relay ... took third in the 500-free (4:39.12) and fifth in the 1,650-free (16:04.97), and was part of the sixth-place 400-free relay against Pittsburgh, Villanova and Notre Dame ... placed second in the 1,000-free (9:34.66) and third in the 500-free (4:39.00) against North Carolina ... came in second in the 1,000-free (9:32.22) and fifth in the 500-free (4:40.31) against Virginia ... finished 14th in the 1,650-free (15:54.98), 21st in the 500-free (4:36.29) and 23rd in the 200-free (1:42.74) at the ACC Championship ... also was part of the seventh-place 800-free relay at ACC's ... competed in his fifth Great Chesapeake Bay Swim in July, taking seventh overall out of 552 swimmers and first in the men's 20-24 age group with a time of 1:30.38 for the 4.4-mile swim.
As a Sophomore (2002-03): Established a career best in the 500 free at the ACC Championships with a time of 4:33.92, finishing 20th ... also set a new career mark in the 1000 free with a time of 9:20.56 against Pittsburgh, winning the event ... finished third in both the 500 free (4:41.97) and the 1000 free (9:40.85) against N.C. State ... came in second in the 1000 free (9:40.60) and fourth in the 500 free (4:43.92) against Clemson and Virginia Tech ... placed third in the 500 free against Johns Hopkins, Howard and Wingate (4:46.87) ... won both the 500 free (4:46.85) and the 1000 free (9:50.52) at Villanova ... finished third in the 1650 free at the Terrapin Cup Invitational (16:01.08) ... finished fourth in the 500 free against Pittsburgh (4:36.79) ... won both the 500 free (4:45.57) and the 1000 free at Duke (9:48.58) ... placed sixth in the 1000 free (9:28.42) and seventh in the 500 free (4:39.49) against North Carolina and Georgia Tech ... came in fourth in both the 500 free (4:38.55) and the 1000 free (9:28.89) at Virginia ... placed 21st in the 1650 free at the ACC's (16:09.74).
As a Freshman (2001-02): A strong competitor who regularly performed well throughout the season...scored points at the ACC Championships by placing 16th in the 1650-yard free (15:51.09)...also finished 22nd in the 500 free (4:34.20)...took home second in both the 1000-yard free (9:44.17) and the 500-yard free (4:43.17) against Florida State...finished third in both the 1000-yard free (9:44.39) and the 500-yard free (4:46.99) the next day against Duke...placed second in the 500-yard free (4:43.77) against Ohio State and Virginia Tech...captured third in the 500-yard free (4:39.9) and fourth in the 1000-yard free (9:40.95)...at the Terrapin Cup Invitational, he finished sixth in both the 500-yard free (4:38.57) and the 1650-yard free (16:16.81) and the 500-yard free (4:45.74)...placed fourth in the 1000-yard free (9:38.27) vs. North Carolina and against Virginia (9:42.72).
Before Maryland: Excellent prep career at Loyola Blakefield in Towson ... was coached by his father Keith in high school ... broke over 20 Maryland state records during his career ... his teams went 29-2 over his four years ... all-state selection as a senior ... national qualifier in the 1500 and 1000-free ... garnered All-America honors in the open water 15K.
Personal: Bradley Schertle is the son of Jamie and Keith Schertle ... sister Bridgette is a freshman swimmer at Loyola College ... majoring in history and education ... was recruited by Massachusetts, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame and Dartmouth ... enjoys music, golf, lifeguarding, croquet and ping pong ... lists winning the 10-and-under 200 freestyle state championship as his biggest athletic thrill.
Career Bests 200 Free: 1:41.29 500 Free: 4:33.92 1000 Free: 9:20.56 1650 Free: 15:51.09