Men's Swimming & Diving All-Conference Team Announced

Men's Swimming & Diving All-Conference Team Announced

HADLEY, Mass. – The NESCAC announced the 2014-15 Men's Swimming and Diving All-Conference Team. The top three finishers in each event at the 2015 NESCAC Men's Swimming and Diving Championships received all-conference recognition.

Senior Thad Ricotta (Katy, Texas) of Williams was named Swimmer of the Meet for the first time in his career. Ricotta won the 100-yard butterfly (48.98), the 200-yard butterfly (1:46.53) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:25.93), setting pool records in each event as well as breaking the previous meet records in the 200 butterfly and the 500 freestyle. He was also a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay (1:29.05) and the 400-yard medley relay (3:16.48) that established new pool, meet and NESCAC standards, as well as being a member of the 800-yard freestyle relay (6:42.60). Ricotta also swam on the runner-up 400-yard freestyle relay (3:02.36).

Tufts sophomore Matthew Rohrer (Katonah, N.Y.) took first place in 1-meter diving with a pool-record 499.95 points and finished in second place on the 3-meter springboard with 503.90 points to be named the NESCAC Diver of the Meet. Rohrer is the sixth consecutive Jumbo diver to receive the honor. 

Sam Spurrell (Providence, R.I.) of Amherst was named Rookie of the Meet after placing third in the 200-yard butterfly, and being a member of the runner-up 400-yard medley relay that turned in an NCAA qualifying time.

Williams’ Christian Gronbeck (Simsbury, Conn.) became the ninth overall Eph to be recognized as the Four Year High Point Swimmer. Gronbeck was a four-time NESCAC champion in the 1,000-yard freestyle and a three-time conference champion in the 1,650-yard freestyle during his collegiate career. He also finished as runner-up in the 500-yard freestyle three times. 

Bowdoin’s Tom Kramer (Andover, Mass.) was named the Four Year High Point Diver. This year, Kramer turned in his best combined finish at the conference championships after finishing fourth in 3-meter diving (469.45) and fifth on the 1-meter board (432.25).

Steve Kuster of Williams was named Swimming Coach of the Year for the sixth time in his career. Kuster led the Ephs to their 13th consecutive and 14th overall NESCAC championship with 2,066.5 points. He was also named Women’s Coach of the Year in 2002-04, 2007, 2008 and 2010. 

Brad Snodgrass of Tufts was named Diving Coach of the Year for the fifth consecutive year, as he coached the 1-meter diving champion and the 3-meter runner-up finisher. Snodgrass was also the Women’s Diving Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2008. 


Men's Swimming and Diving All-Conference Team

Amherst

Jeff Anderson 200-yard Butterfly
  200-yard Individual Medley
  400-yard Individual Medley
  400-yard Freestyle Relay
  800-yard Freestyle Relay
Alex Dreisbach 400-yard Freestyle Relay
  800-yard Freestyle Relay
Ben Grimes 1,650-yard Freestyle
  800-yard Freestyle Relay
Connor Haley 500-yard Freestyle
  1,000-yard Freestyle
Tyler Hampton 50-yard Butterfly
  100-yard Freestyle
  200-yard Medley Relay
  400-yard Freestyle Relay
Matthew Heise 200-yard Medley Relay
Asher Lichtig 1-meter Diving
  3-meter Diving
Michael Rochford 400-yard Medley Relay
Connor Sholtis  50-yard Freestyle
  100-yard Freestyle
  200-yard Freestyle
  200-yard Medley Relay
  400-yard Freestyle Relay
  400-yard Medley Relay
  800-yard Freestyle Relay
Elijah Spiro 50-yard Breaststroke
  200-yard Medley Relay
  400-yard Medley Relay
Sam Spurrell 200-yard Butterfly
  400-yard Medley Relay
 
   

Bates

Andrew Briggs 200-yard Freestyle Relay
  200-yard Medley Relay
Matthew Gagne 50-yard Butterfly
  100-yard Butterfly
  200-yard Freestyle Relay
  200-yard Medley Relay
Theodore Pender 200-yard Freestyle Relay
  200-yard Medley Relay
Joshua Rines 200-yard Freestyle Relay
Ben Sommer 200-yard Medley Relay
   

Bowdoin

Mike Netto 50-yard Breaststroke
 

Colby

Vince Galea 100-yard Freestyle
  200-yard Freestyle
 

Connecticut College

Loring Bowen 50-yard Butterfly
  100-yard Butterfly
  200-yard Backstroke
  400-yard Freestyle Relay
  400-yard Medley Relay
  800-yard Freestyle Relay
Kirk Czelewicz 100-yard Breaststroke
  400-yard Medley Relay
Michael Fothergill 50-yard Backstroke
  50-yard Freestyle
  100-yard Backstroke
  200-yard Freestyle Relay
  400-yard Freestyle Relay
  400-yard Medley Relay
Emil Henry  200-yard Freestyle Relay
Bo Martin  400-yard Freestyle Relay

800-yard Freestyle Relay
Patrick McGinnis 200-yard Freestyle Relay
Stephan Skaperdas 800-yard Freestyle Relay
George Tilneac 200-yard Freestyle Relay
  400-yard Freestyle Relay
  400-yard Medley Relay
  800-yard Freestyle Relay
   

Middlebury

Stephan Koenigsberger 100-yard Breaststroke
  200-yard Breaststroke
Michael McGean
1,650-yard Freestyle
   

Tufts

Matthew Rohrer 1-meter Diving
  3-meter Diving
Michael Winget 50-yard Backstroke
  100-yard Backstroke
   

Williams

Rohan Bhatt 1-meter Diving
  3-meter Diving
Will Brown 800-yard Freestyle Relay
Adrien Downey 1,000-yard Freestyle
Christian Gronbeck 500-yard Freestyle
  1,000-yard Freestyle
  1,650-yard Freestyle
  800-yard Freestyle Relay
John Hammond  200-yard Freestyle Relay
Colin Hogan 200-yard Backstroke
Grant Johnson 200-yard Freestyle
  200-yard Freestyle Relay
  800-yard Freestyle Relay
Timothy Kostolansky  200-yard Individual Medley
Timothy Lattimer 200-yard Breaststroke
  200-yard Individual Medley
  400-yard Individual Medley
Benjamin Lin 50-yard Backstroke
  100-yard Backstroke
  200-yard Backstroke
  200-yard Medley Relay
  400-yard Medley Relay
Alex McCarter 50-yard Freestyle
  100-yard Backstroke
  200-yard Freestyle Relay
  200-yard Medley Relay
  400-yard Freestyle Relay
Pete McDonald 400-yard Individual Medley
Alexander Nanda 200-yard Freestyle Relay
  400-yard Freestyle Relay
  400-yard Medley Relay
Andrew Nemeth 400-yard Freestyle Relay
Thad Ricotta 100-yard Butterfly
  200-yard Butterfly
  500-yard Freestyle
  200-yard Medley Relay
  400-yard Medley Relay
  400-yard Freestyle Relay

800-yard Freestyle Relay
Jake Tamposi 50-yard Breaststroke
  100-yard Breaststroke
  200-yard Breaststroke
  200-yard Medley Relay
  400-yard Medley Relay
Thad Ricotta
Swimmer of the Meet
Thad Ricotta, Williams
Matthew Rohrer
Diver of the Meet
Matthew Rohrer, Tufts
Christian Gronbeck  
Four Year High Point Swimmer
Christian Gronbeck, Williams
 Tom Kramer
Four Year High Point Diver
Tom Kramer, Bowdoin

Sam Spurrell
Rookie of the Year
Sam Spurrell, Amherst

Steve Kuster
Swimming Coach of the Year
Steve Kuster, Williams
Brad Snodgrass
Diving Coach of the Year
Brad Snodgrass, Tufts