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Men's Swimming and Diving Topples Holy Cross In Season Opener

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Worcester, Mass. - October 26, 2013 - The Springfield College men's swimming and diving team opened up the 2013-2014 season with a 166-134 victory over host Holy Cross on Saturday afternoon.

Springfield had three swimmers win a pair of events to lead them in the pool.Pat Geraghty (Holyoke, Mass.) picked up winning time in the 1,000 free (10:29.06) and in the 200 fly (2:04.48), while Jason Scotto (Southbury, Conn.) registered a first-place time of 1:49.97 in the 200 free and a the 100 free in 50.13.

Last year's New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Rookie of the Year, Michael Normoyle (Springfield, Mass.), won the 100 breast in 1:00.64 and posted a 2:14.46 in the 200 breast for the victory.

John Vatkevich (Wrentham, Mass.) also added first-place points as he touched first in the 500 free in 5:07.17. Jack Lewis (Durham, N.H.) swept the diving competition after registering a 289.50 on the three-meter and a national-qualifying mark of 273.67 on the one-meter board.

The Pride closed out the meet with a win in the 200 free relay as Hayden Cassidy (Ada, Mich.), Kelly Dullard (Waterbury, Conn.), Normoyle, and Scotto combined for a 1:32.70.

Springfield will compete in a tri-meet at home on Saturday afternoon Coast Guard and URI.

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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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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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