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Luca DeMatteis
  • Sophomore
  • Breast
  • Naples, Italy

Career Best Times
Short Course (Yards)
100 Breast - 54.90 (2005 SEC Championships)
200 Breast - 1:56.53 (2005 SEC Championships)
100 Back - 53.86 (Indian River C.C., 2/4/06)
400 IM - 4:10.28 (Florida Atlantic, 11/11/05)
200 IM - 1:52.94p (2006 SEC Championships)

National/International Competition: Took first place in the 2004 Latin Cup in the 200-meter breast in a time of 2:16.04…At the 2002 European Junior Championships, he recorded an 11th-place finish in the 200 breast…Earned second place at the 2001 Four Nations in the 100 breast in a clocking of 1:03.00…Placed 20th in the 200 breast at the 2001 Four Nations in a time of 2:15.60.

At Florida

2005-06: SEC Academic Honor Roll selection...Earned two All-American honors at the NCAA Championships in Atlanta (03/23/06)…Scored valuable points for the team by placing 15th in the 200 breast with a season-best time of 1:58.83….Helped the 200 MR team to seventh-place in a time of 1:29.90…Recorded a time of 55.10 in the 100 breast to finish 25th…Participated in four events at the SEC Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. (02/18/06)…Earned Second Team All-SEC honors...Swam the second leg of the 400 MR (3:10.77) and helped the team finish second…Placed ninth in the 100 breast (55.17) and the 200 breast (2:00.10)…Finished 24th in the 200 IM (1:52.94)…Swam the third leg of the 200 MR (1:34.05) against Indian River C.C. (02/04/06)…Exhibitioned the 100 back (53.86) and 200 breast (2:03.32)… Swam the second leg of the 400 MR (3:23.14) against Tennessee (01/28/06) to finish in second place…Exhibitioned the 200 breast (2:05.34) against the Volunteers… Finished third in the 200 breast with a season-best time of 1:59.78…Also finished third in the 100 breast (55.93) against the Tigers…Helped the 200 MR team place third against Alabama with a time of 1:32.32…Placed fourth in the 100 breast (58.07)… Swam the second leg of the 400 MR (3:20.70) at the Dallas Morning News Classic (01/14/06)…Finished seventh in the 200 breast (2:03.51) and 11th in the 100 breast (58.97)… Took first place in the 200 breast (2:04.28) against LSU (01/12/06)…Swam the second leg of the 200 MR (1:30.40) that took first place…Placed second in the 100 breast (2:04.28) against the Tigers… Finished second in the 100 breast (57.69) against Penn State….Also swam in the 200 MR (1:34.27) and the 200 IM (1:57.20)… Place fourth in the 100-meter breast (1:04.73) and fifth in the 200 breast (2:20.35) at the U.S. Open (12/1-3/05)...Placed second in the 200 breast (2:00.63) against Florida State (11/22/06)… Finished seventh in the 200 breast (2:05.27) and 13th in the 100 breast (58.45) at the Purdue Invitational (11/21/06)…Swam in the prelims of the 200 IM (1:58.26)… Earned a fourth place finish in the 100 breast (58.50) against Florida Atlantic (11/11/06)…Exhibitioned the 400 IM (4:10.28) and the 200 MR (1:36.27)… Won his first race of the season in the 100 breast (56.35) against Georgia (10/27/06)…Also swam the second leg of the 200 MR (1:36.14) and 200 breast (2:07.69) against the Bulldogs… Exhibitioned the 100 breast (1:00.14) and 200 breast (2:09.21) against South Carolina… Began the season by swimming the second leg of the 400 MR (3:28.19) team that finished fourth…Exhibitioned the 200 breast (2:07.73).

2004-05: Broke the UF record in the 200 breast in a time of 1:56.53…Placed 16th in the 200 breast (1:58.98) and 41st in the 100 breast at the 2005 NCAA Championships (3/24-26/05)…Picked up an All-America honor…Took second place in the 200 breast (1:56.53) and fourth in the 100 breast (54.90) at the SEC Championships (2/16-19/05)…Earned two All-SEC honors…Won the 200 breast (2:02.56) against Indian River C.C. (2/5/05) and placed third in the 100 breast (56.82)…Swam exhibition vs. Tennessee (1/29/05) in the 200 breast (2:03.34) and as a member of the 200 MR (1:35.23)…Finished fourth against Virginia (1/28/05) in the 200 breast with a time of 2:02.92…Swam exhibition in the 200 breast (2:07.72) at Alabama (1/22/05)…Placed second as a member of the 400 MR (3:15.94) third in the 200 breast (2:04.63) at Auburn (1/21/05) in his first career action as a Gator.

Club Completed for Raffaele Avagnano at the Circolo Canottieri Napoli.


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