2010-11: Ranked first on the team in the 100 yard breaststroke and was second in the 200 breast ... Competed in both of those events plus the 200 individual medley at the BIG EAST Championships ... Recorded his top times of the season in the 100 breast (59.92) and the 200 breast (2:12.61) during the conference meet ... Came in second in the 200 breast at the BIG EAST Last Chance Invitational ... Finished third in the 100 breast on four occasions, including a triangular meet against Connecticut and Georgetown, dual meets versus Seton Hall and Boston University as well as at the BIG EAST last chance meet ... In all, swam seven different individual events at least once ... Placed 14th in the 200 breast and 15th in the 100 breast at the Terrapin Cup Invitational, where he also notched his best time of the season in the 200 IM (1:59.39); RELAYS: Swam the second leg of both the 200 yard medley relay and the 400 medley relay against Connecticut and Georgetown, helping the Wildcats place first and second, respectively, in those events ... Swam on the 200 medley relay at the BIG EAST Championships.
2009-10: Raced primarily in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke and the 200 individual medley during the season ... Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships and registered season-best times at the conference meet in all three events ... His times at the BIG EAST meet included 58.47 (100 breast), 2:10.26 (200 breast) and 2:00.25 (200 IM) ... His time in the 100 breast was the fastest on the entire team for the season ... Was the individual winner in the 100 breast versus Providence in the final home meet ... Earned five runner-up and three third-place finishes during the season, including being second in the 100 breast versus La Salle, Georgetown and Seton Hall ... Advanced to either the "B" or "C" level final in all three events at the Terrapin Cup Invitational ... Competed in the 400 IM on three occasions as well; RELAYS: Swam the second leg of both the 200 and 400 yard medley relay races at the BIG EAST Championships.
2008-09: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in his main events, the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke ... Swam both events six times during the season and placed second in both against Seton Hall ... Finished second in the 100 breast against Widener and third against Syracuse ... Improved on his previous season-best time by 2.5 seconds at the conference meet with a time of 58.94, a mark which nearly advanced him to the finals ... Registered his top time for the season in the 200 fly at the BIG EAST meet with a mark of 2:10.15 ... Raced in the 200 yard individual medley five times ... Finished third against Seton Hall with a top time of 2:05.00 ... Also posted a time of 2:05.82 in season opener against La Salle ... Swam the second leg of the 400 medley relay at the BIG EAST Championships, where Villanova posted a season-best time of 3:26.34 that was more than 12 seconds faster than its previous season best time in the event.
2007-08: Tallied two victories in the 200 individual medley against Connecticut (2:08.03) and Syracuse ... Took second in the 200 breaststroke versus Georgetown with a time of 2:17.44.
Bloomsburg High School: Won the district championship in the 200 individual medley ... Holds school record in the 100 breaststroke ... Valedictorian of his graduating class in 2007.
Personal: Born 1/21/89 ... One of four children of John and Ann Stephens ... Siblings are Matthew (28), Jessica (24) and Zachary (16) ... Matthew ran track at Princeton and Jessica swam at Notre Dame ... Environmental Science major.