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Sobel and Keefe Earn ECAC and NEWMAC Diver of the Week Accolades

Brian Sobel and Courtney Keefe Springfield, Mass. - January 12, 2009 - After leading the men's and women's swimming and diving teams to wins over Union and Hartwick this weekend, Brian Sobel and Courtney Keefe were each named New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Divers of the Week as well as the ECAC Division III Divers of the Week.

Sobel powered the Pride to victory this weekend as he swept the diving competition for the Pride. In a tri-meet, the Pride topped Union by a score of 132.5-110.5 and downed Hartwick, 133-110. On the diving boards, the sophomore from Stratford, Conn. won the three meter competition with a 288.70 and finished first in the one meter board with a 274.80. Both scores were national qualifying scores. To date, Sobel owns the highest score in the country on the 1-meter (dual/6 dives), 1-meter (championship/11 dives), the second highest score on the 3-meter (dual/6 dives), and third highest score on the 3-meter (championship/11 dives).

Keefe led the way for the Springfield divers as the Pride cruised to victories over Union and Hartwick this weekend. The Pride topped Union by a score of 151- 92 and downed Hartwick, 161-82. The freshman from Waltham, Mass. won the three-meter diving competition with a 231.75 and took second in the one-meter with a 217.75.

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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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