Men's Swimming & Diving Falls At Amherst
February 7, 2004 – Springfield College sophomore All-American Mike Shaw (Westfield, Mass.)
won the one-meter dive (259.57) and three-meter dive (257.50), but the Pride lost to host Amherst College on Saturday, 127-93.
SC sophomore Dan Moran (Wilbraham, Mass.)
placed first in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:04.62.
The Pride’s 400 freestyle relay team, which consists of junior Louis Arruda (West Warwick, R.I.)
, freshman Ryan Mahoney (Westford, Mass.)
, junior Blake Leshnick (Suffern, N.Y.)
, and freshman Chris LeCompte (Londonderry, N.H.)
, won in a time of 3:18.51.
SC (5-5) freshman Nicolas Debboli (Plainville, Conn.)
took the 200-yard breaststroke in a time of 2:31.60.
On the women’s side, Springfield College junior All-American Megan Skinner (Acton, Mass.)
won the 500-yard freestyle (5:12.07), but the Pride fell to Amherst on Saturday, 132-87.
SC’s 400 freestyle relay team of senior Jessica Defoe (Monson, Mass.)
, sophomore Emily Phillips (North Windham, Conn.)
, sophomore Alicia Hart (West Hartford, Conn.)
, and Skinner won in 3:44.88.
Other winners for the Pride (9-3) included freshman Melissa Pond (Wayland, Mass.)
, who won the three-meter dive (232.80), and senior Beth Byron (Haverhill, Mass.)
, who won the 200-yard breaststroke (2:33.61).
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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| Phone: 413.748.3169
Diving Coach 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
Contact Head Coach Peter Avdoulos
| Phone: 413.748.3445