Women's Swimming & Diving Defeats Southern Conn. and Central Conn.
, Nov. 1, 2003 – Springfield College junior All-American Megan Skinner (Acton, Mass.) won the 100-yard backstroke (1:02.57) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:14.72) to lead the Pride to a 159-126 win over Central Connecticut State and a 182-108 victory over Southern Connecticut State this afternoon at the Linkletter Natatorium.
SC sophomore Lacey Feduke (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)
took first place in the one-meter dive (208.70) and the three-meter dive (216.30).
Other SC winners included sophomore Sarah Strout (Edgecomb, Maine)
who won the 1000-yard freestyle (10.54.13) and senior Beth Byron (Haverhill, Mass.)
who won the 200-yard breaststroke (2:34.66).
On the men’s side, SC sophomore Mike Shaw (Westfield, Mass.)
won both the one-meter dive (269.50) and the three-meter dive (233.80) but it wasn’t enough as the Pride fell to Southern Connecticut State, 147.5-139.5 this afternoon.
Shaw’s score in the one-meter dive was good enough to qualify him for NCAA Championship.
Springfield junior Louis Arruda (West Warwick, R.I.)
won the 200-yard butterfly (1:58.53) and sophomore Dan Moran (Wilbraham, Mass.)
captured the 100-yard butterfly (54,98).
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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Diving Coach Peter Avdoulos
Peter Avdoulos is regarded as one of the top diving coaches in the nation, and is entering his 29th season as the diving coach for both the men's and women's programs in 2013-2014. The current NEWMAC Men's and Women'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