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Men's Swimming and Diving Set to Begin 2008-2009 Campaign on Wednesday

John Taffe Springfield, Mass. - October 20, 2008 - On Wednesday evening, the Springfield College men's swimming and diving team will kick off its 2008-2009 campaign as it welcomes Division I-foe Holy Cross to the Art Linkletter Natatorium at 6:00 pm.

Anytime a program graduates an Olympic and Paralympic qualifier as well as the NEWMAC Diver of the Year, it’s a fair assumption that the level of success will level out. That will certainly not be the case for the Springfield College men’s swimming and diving team in 2009.

Coming off a 14th place finish at the NCAA Championships last spring, the Pride are loaded with returners who have experience at the national level and are poised to remain in the upper tier of programs in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).

Springfield will be paced by returning All-Americans in seniors Greg Pearsall and Anthony Bruno as well as junior Matt Manoni.

Also looking to continue to impress will be sophomore Brian Sobol, who was named an alternate in the diving competition at the NCAA Championships last year.

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Head Coach John Taffe

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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E-Mail | Phone: 413.748.3169

Diving Coach Peter Avdoulos

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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E-Mail | Phone: 413.748.3445

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