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Men's Swimming & Diving Captures First NEWMAC Championship

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 27, 2005 – The Springfield College men’s swimming & diving team captured its first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship Sunday at MIT. SC compiled 884 points, outdistancing Coast Guard (863) and host MIT (809) to round out the top three teams of the seven-team field.

Senior All-American Mike Shaw (Westfield, Mass.) won the one- (527.45) and three-meter (573.60) diving events for the third year in a row, as SC divers swept the top-three places in both events. Freshmen Ben Casavant (Acton, Mass.) and Scott Gangloff (Newington, Conn.) took second and third, respectively, on each board.

Freshman Roy Burch (Warwick, Bermuda) was victorious in the 100 free in a NEWMAC-record 45.69 seconds, while swimming legs on SC's victorious 200- and 400-yard free relays. He joined seniors Louis Arruda (West Warwick, R.I.)., Blake Leshnick (Suffern, N.Y.) and Jeff Doornweerd (Meriden, Conn.) to win the 200-free relay (1:23.61), while Burch, Arruda, Doornweerd, and sophomore Chris LeCompte (Londonderry, N.H.) took first in the 400 free relay (3:06.38). Both relay times were NEWMAC and SC records.

Junior Dan Moran (Wilbraham, Mass.) won the 200 fly in a school-record time of 1:52.34.

Team Standings
1. Springfield 884
2. Coast Guard 863
3. MIT 809
4. Wheaton 397
5. Babson 330
6. WP 303
7. Clark 165

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Head Coach John Taffe

John Taffe John Taffe enters his 25th season in 2013-2014 as the head coach of the men's and women's swimming teams at Springfield College. Under Taffe’s leadership, the Pride has returned to its status as one of the best collegiate swimming and diving programs in Division III. Read more.

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Diving Coach Peter Avdoulos

Peter Avdoulos Peter Avdoulos is regarded as one of the top diving coaches in the nation, and will enter his 29th season as the diving coach for both the men's and women's programs in 2013-2014. The current NEWMAC Women's and Men's Diving Coach of the Year, Avdoulos has coached countless All-New England and All-American divers, as well as several National Champions. Read more.

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