Feb 12, 2007, 9:07 AM
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Here are some thoughts on the top teams:
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Kings Point 1982-1987 particularly 1983 when they won co-eds (by 121 pts...is that right??) and TR.
Talent included Morgan Reeser, Allen Lindsey, Jay Renehan, Peter Lindsey, Tom Lihan, Gary Stewart, Allen Kruger, Peter Renehan, Vince Kirby
USNA 1991-1995 - dominant team in the early 90's with Brad Rodi, Susie Minton, Keith Davids, Ryan Cox, Dave Fagen, Willie Graves, Mike O'Bryan, Eric Naranjo and RD Burley amongst others. Co-ed record 1-2-1-1-1 in those five years; throw in the '91 and '92 TR, '91 Womens, '92 Singles.
Old Dominion 1988-1991 finished 2-1-3-2 in co-eds, won '90 TR, '89 and '90 sloops, '89 Singles with Terry Hutchinson, Jim Weber, Mike Martin, Charlie Ogletree, Marty Kullman, Todd Hudgins, Mike Devlin, Mitch Brindley, etc.
UC Irvine 1988-1990 finished 1-3-1 in co-eds, won '88 TR with Jamie Malm, Jon Pinckney, Nick Scandone, Mike Sturman and Nick Adamson all on the team
Tufts has had a number of good teams including the 1994 team mentioned, but 1980-1981 was also pretty talented winning the '80 and '81 co-eds, '80 Singles with Stu Johnstone, Joe Petrucci, Pede Dickey, Nevin Sayre, Mike Zavell, Betsy (Gelenitis) Alison amongst many others.
BU in 1982 was excellent as was the 1985 version with Brad Read, Pete Melvin and Ben Cesare.
St. Mary's in 1999-2000 finished 2-1 in co-eds and won '99 and '00 TR with Gaffney, Kouton, Ty Reed, Mark Ivey and co.
Tulane was excellent in those years winning the '73 co-eds and '74 singles. Don't forget Doug Bull in that list. Robin Keefe Lynch was one of the 'missing' crew...
Agree with Yale 1975-1977 and Harvard 2002-2005 comments...excellent teams and depth!
Don't have the first hand knowledge, but it sure seems like the SD State 1968-1969 team with Ed Butler and ToMac, and the 1970-1971 USC team with Tim Hogan and Argyle Campbell were pretty good in their day!!
I'm glad Hannah mentioned the late '80's-early '90's Brown women's plus a few boys team that won the Fowle in 1991. They were really deep and could have fielded three teams that would have finished in the top four at several Women's Nationals in that era.