(FOR THE WEEK OF NOV. 5-NOV. 11)
MEN'S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Luke Rodarte, Colby-Sawyer (So., Truckee, Calif.)
Rodarte began his record-setting afternoon by winning the 50 freestyle in a pool and school record time of 21.97. He broke the previous school record of 22.07 set by Wil McCarthy in 2007. Rodarte then smashed the 100 breaststroke pool and school record. He clocked in with the winning time of 57.94 to beat the previous mark of 1:00.32 set by Justin Banos in 2015. Rodarte also was part of the 200 medley relay team that took the top spot with a total time of 1:49.28.
WOMEN'S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Sara Manjikian, Simmons (So., Belmont, Mass.)
The sophomore won the maximum number of events she could enter, placing first on the one-meter board with a score of 222.40 to win by nearly 20 points and added a victory on the three-meter board with a tally of 223.25 points to claim first by almost 35 points at Wellesley College on November 10.
MEN'S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Jacob Wyse, University of Saint Joseph (Conn.) (Fr., Broad Brook, Conn.)
On Friday, November 9th, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) hosted a double dual meet versus Elms College and Western Connecticut. The Blue Jays won both meets. Wyse won all four of his events. He started the meet with a win in the 200 Medley Relay swimming the backstroke leg in the time of 27.25. He then won the 100 Butterfly in a season best 57.96. He also won the 200 backstroke in the time of 2:10.79 and finished the day with a win in the 100 IM in a personal best time of 59.33.
WOMEN'S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Kelsey Brown, Colby-Sawyer (Fr., Douglas, Mass.)
Brown had a great weekend for the busy Chargers. On Friday, she was a member of two winning relay teams at Plymouth State and added individual wins in the 100 butterfly (1:04.15) and the 500 freestyle (6:05.77). On Saturday, Brown came away with wins in the 100 butterfly (1:02.23) and 100 backstroke (1:05.96). She added a second place in the 50 butterfly (28.58).
WEEK 4 HONOR ROLL
Jinnae Jang, Colby-Sawyer (So., Fall River, Mass.) - Jang had a great weekend for the busy Chargers. On Friday, she was a member of a pair of winning relay teams. She added a pair of individual wins in the 50 freestyle (26.36) and the 100 backstroke (1:04.98). On Saturday, Jang posted a pair of season best times to win the 50 backstroke (28.94) and the 50 freestyle (25.97
Gabriella Alberino, University of Saint Joseph (Conn.) (Sr.) - This past Friday, November 9th the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) hosted a double dual meet against Western Connecticut and Elms College, USJ won both meets. Alberino won all four events that she competed in. She started the meet with a win in the 200 Medley Relay, swimming the fly leg in the time of 30.08. She then swam the 200 Freestyle, and won the event with a season-best time of 2:11.04. She went on to swim the 100 Freestyle with a season personal-best time of 1:00.96. She finished the day with a first place finish in the 100 IM with a season-best of 1:08.40.
Meghan Curtis, University of Saint Joseph (Conn.) (Fr.) - Four first place finishes on Friday evening to help the Blue Jays pick up a pair of victories in a double dual meet at home versus Western Connecticut and Elms. Individually, Curtis placed first in the 50 back (30.88) and 50 free (27.06). She then also helped the Blue Jays to a first place finish in the 200 medley relay with a 31.80 split and in the 200 free relay with a 26.36 split
Stephen Quinlan, Saint Joseph's (Me.) (Sr., Andover, Mass.) - Quinlan won the 50-Breast (31.14), 100-Breast (1:07.10), and 100-IM (1:00.29) events in a double-dual with University of New England and Husson University on Saturday.
|WEEK||MEN'S ATHLETE||WOMEN'S ATHLETE||
|1||Stephen Quinlan, SJC||Laura Simpson, SIM||Steven Johnston, HUS||Megan Duffy, NOR|
|2||Joshua Unas, REG||Jason Erichsen, SIM||Kevin Dugue, REG||Sarah Singleton, SIM|
|3||Luke Rodarte, CSC||Aine Scholand, SIM||GianCarlos Banrey, REG||Sarah Singleton, SIM|
|4||Luke Rodarte, CSC||
Sara Manjikian, SIM
|Jacob Wyse, USJ||Kelsey Brown, CSC|
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