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Women's Swimming and Diving Bursts Into National Rankings

Springfield College Women's Swimming and Diving Springfield, Mass. - November 6, 2013 - The Springfield College women's swimming and diving team burst onto the national rankings this week, earning the 13th spot on CollegeSwimming.com's Division III National Poll.

Springfield has had a strong start to the 2013-2014 campaign, with wins over Holy Cross and Coast Guard, and a narrow one-point loss to the University of Rhode Island. In this week's national poll, Springfield is the top-ranked team from New England. Last year at the NCAA Division III Championships, the Pride finished 14th in the country.

The Pride has had several tremendous individual efforts thus far, led by senior Kellie Pennington (Monson, Mass.), who was selected as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Swimmer of the Week on Monday.

The Pride will host conference-rival MIT on Saturday at 1:00 pm.

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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.

Contact Head Coach John Taffe

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 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.

Contact Head Coach Peter Avdoulos

E-Mail | Phone: 413.748.3445

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