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Sobel and Price Garner NEWMAC Weekly Honors

Brian Sobel and Moira Price Springfield, Mass. - February 9, 2009 - After impressive individual performances this weekend in a dual meet with Amherst, Brian Sobel and Moira Price have each been honored by the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).

Sobel won the NEWMAC Men's Diver of the Week accolade for the eighth time this season, while Price, the NEWMAC Swimmer of the Year the past two years, was tabbed the NEWMAC Women's Swimmer of the Week.

Sobel had a terrific performance as he won both the one and three meter boards in a dual meet against Amherst on Saturday. In sweeping the competition, Sobel defeated last year's NCAA Diver of the Year, Kai Robinson. It was the first time that the senior from Amherst had been swept in his career. Sobel posted a 322.43 on the three-meter board, and on the one-meter, Sobel tallied a 289.87 to take first place as well.

Price had a solid showing for the Pride as it dropped its final dual meet of the season to Amherst. In the 100 breast, Price cruised to victory in 1:08.09, winning by over six seconds. Price also powered her way to victory in the 200 breast with a time of 2:28.77, winning once again by six seconds. She was also a member of the 200 medley relay team that finished first in 1:52.08, and the winning 400 relay team that touched in 1:40.26.


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