Ben

Vesey

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Distance/Free
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Barrington, R.I.
High School: Barrington High School

Bio

2018-2019:

  • Had 9 top three, 26 top five, and 29 top ten finishes on the year
  • Set personal-best times in the 400 free vs. Providence (4:25.59), in the 1000 free at the Patriot League Championship (10:16.18), in the 1650 free at the Patriot League Championship (17:04.82), in the 50 back at the Patriot League Championship (27.06), in the 100 back at the Patriot League Championship (55.87), in the 50 fly at the Worcester City Championship (26.56),and in the 100 fly at the Worcester City Championship (57.66)   
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

Before Holy Cross:

  • Four year member of the varsity swimming team at Barrington High School under head coach Sandy Gorham
  • Served as captain senior year 
  • Named Individual All-State for 400 Freestyle Relay junior and senior year
  • Member of the Providence Journal Honor Roll 
  • Led the team to win the Division 1 dual meet championship in 2017 and 2018
  • Set the school and state record in the 400 freestyle relay
  • Swam for the Bayside YMCA Singrays 
  • Led club team to win the SENECY Championship in 400 and 500 freestyle relay
  • Won SENECY Championships in 2016, 2017, and 2018 and set the SENECY record in the 400 freestyle relay
  • Served as President of the Future Business Leaders of America club and was a member of the Rhode Island Honor Society (2018)
  • Won the First Place Business Plan and Business Financial Plan at the FBLA State Leadership Conference; Business Achievement Award Future Level

Personal:

  • Son of William and Mary Frances Vesey
  • Has two sisters, Alicia (Class of 2020, swimming & diving) and Amanda
  • Family members who attended Holy Cross: Joseph Perroni, grandfather (Class of 1957), Rosario Perroni, great uncle (Class of 1938) and Anthony Perroni, great uncle (Class of 1941)
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