Swimming & Diving Defeats NYU, 135-106
Jan. 17, 2004 – Springfield College sophomore All-American Mike Shaw (Westfield, Mass.)
placed first in both the one-meter dive (283.37) and the three-meter dive (327.37) as the Pride defeated New York University on Saturday, 135-106. Shaw’s score on the three-meter board is a school record.
The Pride improved to 5-2 overall. SC junior Louis Arruda (West Warwick, R.I.)
won the 200 freestyle (1:48.74) along with the 100 freestyle (48.39). Other winners for the Pride included sophomore Dan Moran (Wilbraham, Mass.)
, who placed first in the 1000 freestyle (10:10.27), and junior Tim Ryan (Hatboro, Pa.)
, who won the 200 backstroke (2:03.18).
SC's 400 medley relay team of Tim Ryan, freshman Ryan Mahoney (Westford, Mass.)
, junior Blake Leshnick (Suffern, N.Y.)
, and freshman Chris LeCompte (Londonderry, N.H.)
finished first with a time of 3:45.78.
On the women’s side, junior All-American Megan Skinner (Acton, Mass.)
won both the 200 backstroke (2:10.52) and the 200 freestyle as the Pride defeated NYU, 139-101, on Saturday to up its dual-meet record to 8-1.
Springfield sophomore diver Lacey Feduke (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)
placed first in both the one-meter (253.65) and the three-meter dives (252.14). Other winners included senior Jessica Defoe (Monson, Mass.)
, who won the 100 freestyle (53.87), and sophomore Alicia Hart (West Hartford, Conn.)
,who won the 50 freestyle (25.80).
The Pride's 400 freestyle relay team of Hart, Defoe, senior Claire Mueller (Newburgh, N.Y.)
, and Skinner finished first with a time of 3:47.15.
SC hosts Williams on Saturday, January 24 in a 1:00 p.m. meet.
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
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| Phone: 413.748.3445