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This edition of Alumni News was published November 8th, 2002.

Dick Baribault '49E chimes in: "Yes, I'm still alive!!! I have had some support for the Yale Pool Gala in 2003, but could use a little more help. How does a full day affair similar to the one in October 1998 seem? We hope you'll keep those letters, e-mails, and phone calls coming in!" Dick's Information: Phone: Florida, 941 383 4518; E-mail: rbaribault@aol.com

Jim McLane '53 writes, "Happy to say that I see more Yale swimmers when I am living in Paris than I do when I am home in Boston. In recent memory I have had visits from Dick Baribault, Donald Sheff, Tim Jecko with their wives and from Kerry Donovan. Paris is blessed with many magnificent public pools. In my neighborhood we have the Piscine Antoine nestled under the Eiffel Tower. I feel my age when I swim in the Piscine Georges Valery, named for the late French backstroke champion who swam against us in the '48 Olympics. I often stop near the Hotel Paris-Londres for a glass, and toast Yale's Allan Stack and Alan Ford. Stack held every backstroke record at every distance and was the Olympic champion, while Ford was the fastest swimmer in the world and was the first to break Johnny Weismuller's 50.0 record for the 100 free. As a historical note, we won every event in the '48 Olympics, a team coached by the great Robert Kiphuth."

Former Yale record holder Josh Woodruff '93 and Andrea Onopa were engaged in Devil's Tower, WY this summer. As Josh wrote, "That way she either had to say 'yes', or get carted off by aliens." The couple currently resides in Washington, DC and are considering a Spring 2003 wedding "possibly in New York City, though after looking at prices today, I thought a Vegas wedding may not be so bad."

In a strange turn of events, Mike Faro '93 has begun swimming in a masters program in New York City. Faro writes, "Back at Yale I wasn't known as the hardest worker. I always thought the 8 workouts per week minimum was for the other guys, not me. Besides, who the hell could get up for practice at 6am? (Editor's Note: everybody but you, you pansy). I couldn't even make my 10:30 classes! But with masters, it's only 3 workouts per week, and I almost always make two of them." Look for Mike's bloated butterfly at a pool near you.

The pride of Portland, Michael O'Connor '94, and his partner Darren Axon trekked to Los Angeles last month to take in an Oregon/UCLA game with local residents Jason Rosenbaum '95 and Ted Stedem '95. Mr. MO ensured that the whole group was outfitted with Oregon regalia and Quackers, while Ted offered all takers a chance to click a picture with him. Michael, a corporate lawyer and a graduate of the University of Oregon Law School, has forgotten more about Pac-10 football than the rest of us know (though that's probably due to the tailgates).


Michael O'Connor '94, Jason Rosenbaum '95, Darren Axon
Nick Johnston (P '92) , Ted Stedem '95

On Sept. 14, Sean Peppard '95 married Sarah Rathke in Minneapolis. Sean and Sarah met at University of Michigan Law School and currently make their home in Sean's hometown of Cleveland, OH, where they are both lawyers at Squire Sanders and attend as many home Browns games as possible. The wedding party included Adam Vann '95, Brett Holleman '95, John Mendell '96, and Kevin Gronberg '97. Also in attendance was Mike Kostal '95.

Former captain Rachel Cantor '95 married Anup Malani in St. Louis this past May. "We had a very colorful wedding, to say the least," writes Rachel. "We miraculously managed to pull off a Hindu-Jewish wedding and please all family members. We also had a reception in Chicago and will have one in India this December." Anup is a professor at the University of Virginia's law school, and Rachel is a tax lawyer with McKee Nelson in Washington, DC. Notes the ex-diver, "In my non-existent free time I pretend like I train for triathlons and then do them. I actually ran into Nicole DeBoom (née Molzahn '94) at a triathlon in Boulder a year ago. She won. I finished."


Rachel Cantor '95 and husband Anup Malani Chris Lee '97 and fiancée Kathryn Wright

Suzanne Heizer '96 and Tim Needham were engaged to be married in August of 2001 while hiking the Lost Coast of Northern California. Suzanne, who recently graduated from NYU Business School, is working in healthcare at the Episcopal Church Medical Trust. Tim is an investment banker at a boutique firm specializing in private equity. They met through a close mutual friend and are planning a fall 2003 wedding in New York.

On March 16 ("just in time for St. Patty's Day"), Chris Lee '97 and Kathryn Wright were engaged to be married. Kathryn is currently an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in Boston and Chris recently began his first year of business school at MIT. The couple, who had been dating for two years, are planning a wicked cool party before The Game. A June 2003 wedding in Boothbay Harbor, ME is planned.

Early this fall, Leah Angell '97 and Michael Sievers were engaged to be married in Los Angeles. Michael is a lawyer with Proskauer Rose and met Leah through mutual friends when she moved to L.A. last year. Leah writes, "As for me, after Yale I taught and coached at the Peddie School for two years and then went to Harvard Divinity School for a master's in theological studies. Now I work at the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance. Most importantly, I still swim-- with the UCLA Bruins Masters Team." A Summer 2003 wedding in Baltimore is planned.


Leah Angell '97 and fiancé Michael Sievers

Chris Cushman '97 and his wife, Angela Macey, welcomed their first child, Ethan, into the world on Sept. 27th in their home outside Seattle, WA. Chris writes, "He's a very healthy, agreeable baby, and we're both thrilled with the new addition to our family. He seems to have taken his father's general disposition, in that he is usually calm and contented, and only cries when he needs something from us." Chris is currently the lead developer for an online music store, while Angela has taken some time off before hopefully starting law school next fall. Website: http://groups.msn.com/MaceyCushmanPictures

On August 31, former captain Stephanie Mulazzi '97 married Juan Ruiz in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Stephanie and Juan met in New York City and continue to make their home there. Stephanie recently graduated from Columbia Business School and is working at Goldman Sachs in their Credit Capital Markets group. Susan Casey '96, Suzanne Heizer '96, Tricia Meyer '96 and Casey Whalen '96 helped celebrate Stephanie's last days of singledom at her Manhattan bachelorette party, while Jennifer Hiltunen '97 flew out from the West Coast to be a bridesmaid. Also attending was Danielle Mailloux '98.


Stephanie Mulazzi '97 and husband Juan Ruiz

Alison Jaffe '97 and Janae Deverell '98 are sharing a house together in Crested Butte, Colorado, a small ski town of 1,500 people located southwest of Denver. Writes Alison, "Its nickname is Paradise and for good reason: the views from our bedrooms are amazing, and the skiing and mountain biking are unparalleled." Janae is in school to get her high school teaching credential. Alison most recently started working in advertising again, and also works at a restaurant in town. Both "no longer swim in pools - only lakes," notes Alison. "And for those of you who love the mountains or just need a vacation, you're welcome to visit anytime!"

Brian Hall '97 married college sweetheart Edie Sonne '97 on June 15 in Tuxedo Park, NY. Brian and Edie have been residing in Seattle, WA, where they live on a houseboat with their dog, Maggie. The day of the wedding featured an outdoor relay that included a 200m lake swim, an event nobody actually won - only finished. The wedding party included Kevin Gronberg '97 and Brendan Mulvey '99. Also in attendance were Brett Holleman '95, Geoff Emerson '95, Sean Peppard '95, John Mendell '96, Tim Blake '96, Sukbin Song '96, Chris Lee '97, John Barbie '98, and Jeremy Delicino '98.


Brian Hall '97, wife Edie Sonne '97, and their dog Maggie

This past summer, former captain David Antonelli '98 and Angela Parks were engaged to be married. David and Angela graduated from the same high school together in Georgia, but started dating after college. David is currently a first year business school student at Duke. Angela is doing marketing for the Department of Psychiatry at the Duke University Medical Center. The wedding is planned for August 9, 2003 outside of Atlanta.

Deirdre Samuelsen Riely '98 gave birth to a son, Cian Michael, at 1:45am on October 24 after being in labor for almost 24 hours. He was 7lbs, 1oz, and 20 inches long at birth. Deirdre writes, "This is a very exciting time, even if the baby himself isn't really doing anything exciting at this stage - mostly he just sleeps, eats, occasionally cries and, of course, goes through a lot of diapers...". Deirdre and her husband, Charles Riely '98, currently makes their home in Jersey City.


Deirdre Samuelsen Riely '98 and son Cian Michael Riely

On April 6, Steve Gold '99 married Ashley Holton in Gainesville, FL. Steve and Ashley met at Steve's Yale graduation party three years earlier and make their home in Gainesville, where Steve is finishing up his JD/MPH degree at the University of Florida. There was a considerable Yale Swimming presence at the event, which included four former men's captains, including the groom. The wedding party featured John Mendell '96, John Barbie '98, Michael Caperonis '00, and Brian Kane '00. Also in attendance were Jeremy Delicino '98, Brendan Mulvey '99, Jeremy Fain '99, Chris Crowe '00, Stephen Fahy '00, Alex Hoffman '00, Lindsey Martin '00, Brett Rubin '00, and Pat Dennis '01.

Kasey Gill '00 and Ben Luce '98 were married in Litchfield, CT on August 10. On the big day, Kasey processed from the house she grew up in (and, coincidentally, the refuge from winter training trip in 1997 for the Class of 2000) into the church across the street. The couple, who began their romance at Toad's, currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Kasey is in her final year at Brooklyn Law School and Ben trades natural gas options on the NYMEX. Lisa Sweet '00 was a member of the bridal party. Also in attendance were Shannon Mulcahy '00, Chrissy Frey '00 and Jon Malpass '00.


Kasey Gill '00 and husband Ben Luce '98


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