In his first campaign, the women’s program finished with an 8-1 overall record and claimed its eighth consecutive conference title. The men’s squad also recorded an 8-1 record and won the inaugural ODAC Championship. Both the women and men’s teams had 18 individuals garner all-conference laurels. Emily Rollo ‘17 was named Swimmer of the Year, Kira Tomenchok ’18 tabbed Rookie of the Year honors and Stephanie Foster ‘16 received her second straight ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the women. On the men’s side, Tommy Thetford ’18 was selected as the Rookie of Year.
Prior to his time at Mount Union, LaBerge was a student assistant coach at Miami (Ohio) from 2010-12, helping the women’s team to third-place finishes in the MAC in 2011 and 2012. LaBerge also served as a swim counselor at the Total Performance Swim Camp in Gambier, Ohio (2012) and at the Longhorn Swim Camp (2013-14) in Austin, Texas. He was also an assistant coach for the Padonia Park Club in Cockeysville, Md., from 2003-10.
LaBerge earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from the College of Wooster in 2010 and a master of science in sports studies from Miami in 2012. While at Wooster, he was a four-year letterwinner for the swimming team, serving as a team captain for his senior season.