McGorry and Smolicz Named NEC Swimmer and Diver of the Week
Central Connecticut sophomore Megan McGorry received NEC Swimmer of the Week honors, while freshman Sam Smolicz was named NEC Diver of the Week for their performances in dual meet action this weekend. McGorry broke a pool record in the 1650 on her way to a win in the 2000 freestyle in Sunday's victory over Sacred Heart. Smolicz put up NEC best scores in both the one and three meter dives, while placing first against the Pioneers.
This marks the first time McGorry has been named NEC Swimmer of the Week. At last year's NEC Championship the West Haven, CT native received All-NEC for her second place finish in the 200 IM. Smolicz now has two NEC Diver of the Week accolades in only three weeks of competition.
McGorry was outstanding in both meets this weekend. The sophomore finished first in two events and second in another against Southern CT and Springfield on Saturday. In the 1,000 free she posted the top time in the conference by over 20 seconds, touching in at 10:25.85. Her victory in the 400 IM and second place finish in the 200 fly were in times of 4:40.50 and 2:10.29, respectively. She was also a member of the CCSU medley relay team that captured first in a time of 1:53.40. In Sunday's meet against Sacred Heart McGorry broke a Jack Suydam Natatorium record in the 1650 free on the way to winning the 2000 free in a time of 21:19.10. She also finished second twice on Sunday, touching in at 29.96 in the 50 back and 56.93 in the 100 free.
Smolicz posted NEC best scores on both the one and three meter boards this weekend. Her score of 187.55 was good enough to win the one meter event against Sacred Heart. She posted another conference best score in the three meter dive (190.05) but was competing in exhibition for the Blue Devils. On Saturday she put up scores of 162.70 in the one meter and 159.50 in the three meter to place 7th and 5th, respectively, against Southern CT and Springfield.
The Blue Devils had a great weekend as a team, defeating
Southern CT and Springfield by scores of 165-132 and 174-124,
respectively. CCSU followed that up with a 155-131 victory over
Sacred Heart on Sunday. CCSU will next be hosting New Hampshire on
Saturday November 8 at 2:00 p.m. before competing in the Terrier
Invitational at Boston University on the weekend of November