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Fitzgerald and Sobel Earn NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team Honors

Matt Fitzgerald Babson Park, Mass. - March 5, 2010 - Divers Matt Fitzgerald and Brian Sobel were named to the 2009-10 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men’s Swimming & Diving Academic All-Conference Team on Friday.

Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2009 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at his institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.

The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference consists of 10 highly selective institutions committed to academic excellence: Babson College, Clark University, U.S Coast Guard Academy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Springfield College, Wellesley College, Wheaton College, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

2009-10 NEWMAC Men’s Swimming & Diving Academic All-Conference Team

Ted Plaisted '10 - Babson
Jeffrey Amari '11 - Clark
Samuel Moody '12 - Clark
Joshua Yocum '12 - Clark
Jared Hylander '11 - Coast Guard
Eric Schwartz '11 - Coast Guard
Mike Carman '11 - Coast Guard
Jeff Mistrick '12 - Coast Guard
Brett Boval '12 - MIT
Michael Dobson '11 - MIT
Alex Lue'10 - MIT
David Parell '12 - MIT
Eric Roselli - '11 - MIT
Toomas Sepp '11 - MIT
Ryan TerBush '12 - MIT
Jeff Zhou'10 - MIT
Matthew Fitzgerald'10 - Springfield
Brian Sobel'11 - Springfield
Lee Chiang'11 - WPI
Steve Rose '10 - WPI

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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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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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