Swimming & Diving Too Much For Hartwick, Union
, Jan. 10, 2004 – Springfield College’s men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams swept a tri-meet with Hartwick and Union on Saturday at Hartwick’s Moyer Pool.
On the women’s side, the Pride improved to 6-1 overall by beating Hartwick, 139-90, and Union, 154-73.
Senior Beth Byron (Haverhill, Mass.)
won the 200 breastroke (2:33.7), and teamed with senior Jessica Defoe (Monson, Mass.)
, junior All-American Megan Skinner (Acton, Mass.)
and sophomore Emily Phillips (North Windham, Conn.)
on SC’s first-place 400-medley relay team (4:13.99). Skinner won the 200 freestyle (1:59.15) and the 200 backstroke (2:12.86). Sophomore Alicia Hart (West Hartford, Conn.)
picked up a win in the 50 freestyle (27.75) followed closely by Phillips (25.97). SC’s 400-freestyle relay team of Phillips, freshman Meaghan O’Hara (Bedford, N.H.)
, senior Marybeth Kuliga (Sanford, Maine)
and Hart swam to first (3:49.2).
The SC men defeated Hartwick, 131-104, and Union, 146-68, to go to 4-2 on the season.
Sophomore Dan Moran (Wilbraham, Mass.)
won two individual events: the 500 freestyle (4:51.62) and the 1000 freestyle (10:09.01). Junior Tim Ryan (Hatboro, Pa.)
placed first in the 200 backstroke (2:02.88) and second in the 200 I.M. (2:04.04). Ryan and Moran, along with junior Blake Leshnick (Suffern, N.Y.)
and freshman Ryan Mahoney (Westford, Mass.)
, were victorious in the 400-medley relay. Sophomore All-American Mike Shaw (Westfield, Mass.)
won both diving events.
Head Coach 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 is regarded as one of the top diving coaches in the nation, and is entering his 29th season as the diving coach for both the men's and women's programs in 2013-2014. The current NEWMAC Men's and Women'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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| Phone: 413.748.3445