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John Mordach
John  Mordach

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Neuqua Valley

Event:
Mid-Distance


04/28/2015

UIC Holds Second Annual "Night to Ignite"

Student-athlete awards ceremony took place Monday night at the UIC Forum

04/28/2015

UIC Holds Second Annual 'Night to Ignite'

Student-athlete awards ceremony took place Monday night at the UIC Forum

04/23/2015

Final Nominees Chosen for Second Annual 'Night to Ignite'

Student-athlete award ceremony to be held Monday, April 27

04/21/2015

Student-Athletes Honored at UIC Swimming and Diving Awards Banquet

Hare, Kowaleski, Langballe, Seuschek and Ciesielski named captains for 2015-16 season

02/14/2015

Chicago Tribune: UIC's Mordach Overcame Brain Tumor, Realized His Dream

Senior John Mordach recently spoke to the Tribune's Philip Hersh about his inspiring comeback

Chicago Tribune: UIC swimmer Mordach overcame brain tumor, realized his dream (Feb. 14, 2015)

Mordach's Individual Results

CAREER BEST
50 Free: 22.58 (11/08/2013)
100 Free: 48.77 (01/12/2013)
200 Free: 1:46.35 (10/25/2014)
500 Free: 4:39.12 (02/28/2013)
1000 Free: 10:02.99 (11/10/2012)
50 Back: 26.35 (11/10/2012)
100 Back: 54.32 (11/22/2013)
200 Back: 1:51.70 (02/28/2015)
100 Breast: 1:02.99 (01/26/2013)
200 IM: 1:53.36 (02/26/2015)
400 IM:4:03.50 (02/26/2014)

AS A SENIOR (2014-15): Finished third in the 200 free (1:47.94) and fifth in the 200 back (2:00.97) at Wright State (Oct. 11) … placed third in the 200 medley relay (1:38.24), fifth in the 200 free (1:47.27) and fourth in the 200 back (1:58.76) and the 200 free relay (1:28.54) versus Milwaukee (Nov. 8) … came in third in the 200 medley relay (1:35.55) and fifth in the 400 free relay (3:14.16) versus Olivet Nazarene (Nov. 14) … took home fifth in the 800 free relay (6:52.46) at the TYR Invite (Nov. 23) … earned fourth in the 200 medley relay (1:37.55), third in the 200 free (1:45.91) and third in the 200 back (1:57.49) versus Green Bay (Jan. 10) … placed second in the 200 medley relay (1:36.89), tie for first in the 100 breast (59.02) and second in the 200 IM (1:57.13) against Valparaiso (Jan. 17) … claimed fourth in the 200 medley relay (1:37.62), first in the 100 breast (58.74) and third in the 200 back (1:56.31) versus Cleveland State (Feb. 6) … collected a tenth place finish in the 200 back (1:51.70) at the Horizon League Championship (Feb. 25-28).

AS A JUNIOR (2013-14):
Placed second in the 200 free (1:46.55) against Milwaukee... Captured first place in the 200 free (1:45.99) and second in the 500 free (4:54.61) against Valparaiso... Swam the 1,000 free versus Northwestern and Wyoming with a time of 10:06.92... Placed third in the 100 back (54.78) and second in the 500 free (4:52.59) against Olivet Nazarene and Western Illinois... Earned fourth place in the 200 back against Cleveland State with a mark of 1:56.48... Competed in the 500 free (4:39.65), 400 IM (4:03.50) and 200 back (1:53.33) at the Horizon League Championships.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Finished fourth in the 200 back (2:00.13) and fifth in the 200 free (1:48.64) at Wright State (10/13) ... came in second in the 100 back (55.29) and third in the 400 IM (4:17.54) against Eastern Illinois (10/27) ... at Milwaukee (11/03), captured fourth in the 200 free (1:46.76) ... won the 1000 free (10:02.99) versus IIT (11/10) and placed third in the 100 back (56.18) ... produced a second-place finish in the 200 back (1:59.46) and a third-place finish in the 200 free (1:48.08) at Western Illinois (12/15) ... versus Green Bay (01/12), took third in the 1000 free (10:14.31) and 200 back (1:59.39) ... claimed second in the 100 back (55.36) and third in the 100 breast (1:02.99) at Valparaiso (01/26) ... finished third in the 500 free (4:48.92) and fifth in the 400 IM (4:14.19) against Cleveland State (02/02) ... competed in the prelims and finals of the 500 free (4:39.12, 4:39.76), 400 IM (4:05.13, 4:04.96) and 200 back (1:54.00, 1:53.80) at the Horizon League Championships (02/27-03/02)

AS A FRESHMAN (2011-12):
Took fourth in the 100 back with 55.53 and second in the 200 back with 1:58.86 against Wright State (10/15) ... placed third in the 400 IM (4:22.11) and second in the 100 back (56.16) at Eastern Illinois (10/29) ... claimed fourth in the 500 free with 4:52.36 against Milwaukee (11/5) ... came in fourth versus Northwestern and North Dakota in the 1000 free (10:08.42) and the 200 back (1:59.15) ... swam in the 400 IM and 200 back at the TYR Invitational (11/18-20) ... finished fourth in the 100 back with 56.38 and third in the 500 free with 4:55.98 against Western Illinois and Saint Louis (12/17) ... produced a fourth-place finish in the 200 IM with 2:01.85 at Green Bay (01/14) ... was the runner up in the 400 IM with 4:16.52 and had an exhibition time of 4:49.20 in the 500 free against Valparaiso (01/20) ... set bests in the 500 free (4:40.95), 400 IM (4:06.07) and 200 back (1:53.25) at the Horizon League Championships (02/22-25) ... had five top-3 performances throughout the season

PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-time letterwinner both in swimming and water polo at Neuqua Valley (Ill.) ... undefeated in all four years ... four-time conference and two-time sectional champion ... born April 9, 1992 in Boston, Mass. ... son of John and Carol Mordach ... has three siblings, Faith, Elizabeth and Sam ... currently enrolled as an Accounting major.

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