AS A JUNIOR IN 2008-09: Swam in five events during the 2009 America East Championship, breaking two personal records in the 200 breaststroke (2:12.77) and the 200 individual medley (1:57.81).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007-08: Placed eight in the 200 fly, 10th in the 400 IM, 15th in the 200 IM and the America East Championships ... Saw action in every meet in 2007-08 ... In addition, was named to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll for maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006-07: Broke the two-minute mark in the 200 IM at the AE Championships, swimming to a 1:59.68 time and 14th-place finish ... Lowered his lifetime best by seven seconds in the 400 IM at the conference championships with a time of 4:11.91 and fifth-place finish ... Placed fourth in the 200 fly with a personal-best time of 1:56.85.
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY Graduated from Indian Hills HS in 2006 ... Swam for coach Ken O'Reilly for the New Jersey Wave club team ... As a prep, named first team All-North Jersey and first team all-conference ... Was a member of the NJW sectional team ... Set school records in the 200 Free and the 500 Free.
PERSONAL: Born on May 22, 1987, in Ridgewood, N.J. ... Son of Robert and Kathleen Passaro ... Enrolled in the College of Communication as a communications major.