General: Placed twenty-fifth in the 200-yard IM (2:04.54), eighth in the 100-yard butterfly (53.55), eigth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.49), and eighteenth in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:22.59) in the Nutmeg Invitational (12/3) ... Moved into fourth-place all-time in the 100-yard breaststroke (57.61 seconds) and 10th-place in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:06.49) at the 2005 Atlantic 10 Championships ... entering the 2004-05 season, he ranked eighth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a 58.41 second effort at the 2004 A-10 Championships.
2006-07 Update: Placed fifth in the 400-yard medley relay against Boston University (11/11).
2005-06 Update: Won the 200-yard medley relay along with teammates John Weaver, Nate Bromage, and Chris Chambers against Stony Brook (10/29) and at Southern Connecticut State (11/6) where they posted their quickest time (1:37.06) ... Placed thrd in the 100-yard breaststroke against Stony Brook (10/29) ... Earned a second in the 100-yard backstroke (55.26) at Southern Connecticut State (11/6)...Came in third in the 400-yard Medley Relay (3:37.46) and 5th in the 400-yard Freestyle Relay (3:31.12) against Army (11/18).
2004-05: All-Conference member of the 200 medley relay team ... anchored the 200 medley relay team to victory at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/16) with a season-best effort of 1:32.15 ... finished second at the A-10 Championships (2/18-19) in the 100 butterfly (50.98 seconds), third in the 100 breaststroke (57.61 seconds), and fifth in the 200 breaststroke (2:06.49) ... also swam second leg of the second-place 400 medley relay team (3:24.69) at the conference championships ... one of the top scorers on the team finishing among the top five in 14 races ... won the 100 breaststroke (59.36) at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/15).
2003-04: Ranked third on the team in the 100-yard butterfly and the 100-yard breast ... at the A-10 Championships, finished fifth in the 100 fly with a mark of 50.80 (2/20) ... top-time in the 100 breast (58.41) was also posted at the A-10 Championships where he finished fourth.
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner at Vernon Township High School ... team was state champion in 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard free relay ... captain of his high school team...All-American in 100-yard breast and 200-yard medley relay ... won three relay events at the YMCA Nationals.
Personal: Born April. 12, 1985 in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... son of Mike and Doreen Cordes ... majoring in pre-dental.
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