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Men's Swimming and Diving Takes Fourth at NEWMAC Championships

2014 NEWMAC Swimming and Diving Yearly Award Winners Complete Results

Worcester, Mass. - February 23, 2014 - The Springfield College men's swimming and diving team finished fourth at the 2014 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships this weekend with 804 points. Jack Lewis (Durham, N.H.) was chosen as the the NEWMAC Men's Diver of the Year.

Lewis adds his name to a long list of Springfield College men's divers who have been named the top diver in the NEWMAC. In fact, over the past 12 years, a Springfield College men's diver has earned the accolade an incredible 11 times.

Michael Normoyle (Springfield, Mass.) highlighted the final day of competition as he defended his title in the 200 breast in thrilling fashion, registering a NCAA "B" cut time of 2:02.69 to win the race by a mere .09 seconds. Brad Mills (Enfield, Conn.) finished eighth in the event after touching in 2:09.69.

Daniel Fay (Yorktown, N.Y.) was 10th in the 200 back with a time of 1:56.87. John Vatkevich (Wrentham, Mass.) took eighth in the 1650 freestyle, while Pat Geraghty (Holyoke, Mass.) placed eighth in the 200 fly in 1:56.57.

The Pride closed out the weekend with a fifth-place finish in the 400 free relay as Jason Scotto (Southbury, Conn.), Normoyle, Fay, and Hayden Cassidy (Ada, Mich.) combined to swim a 3:09.14.

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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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