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2013-14 Men's Swimming & Diving News

June 23, 2014
UMBC Swimming and Diving’s McKissick Featured in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd
NEW YORK – UMBC Swimming and diving rising sophomore Andrew McKissick will be featured in the “Faces in the Crowd” section of the June 23 issue of Sports Illustrated, the publication announced on Monday. The issue began hitting newsstands and mailboxes on Wednesday, June 18.

June 9, 2014
UMBC’s McKissick Wins Great Chesapeake Bay Swim for Second Consecutive Year
ANNAPOLIS, Md. –UMBC rising sophomore Andrew McKissick won the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim for the second consecutive year, Sunday, June 8 near Annapolis.

June 6, 2014
Green Honored as Top Walk-On Diver in The College Swimming & Diving Honors’ Profiles in Excellence
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – UMBC junior diver Ryan Green has been selected as the top Walk-On Diver for the 2013-14 College Swimming & Diving Honors and has been featured in the organization’s annual Profiles in Excellence virtual magazine, the organization announced on Thursday night.

April 21, 2014
Hussein and Green Sweep CCSA End-of-Year Awards
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UMBC senior Mohamed Hussein and junior Ryan Green have swept the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) end-of-year awards, the conference office announced on Monday afternoon.

April 9, 2014
Retriever Swimming Alum Mitchell Donovan Earns Fulbright Scholarship
BALTIMORE – UMBC swimming and diving alum Mitchell Donovan has earned a Fulbright Scholarship to continue his work in environmental science. He is the first varsity student-athlete in the history of the university to receive the prestigious scholarship.

March 29, 2014
Hussein Completes Second Career NCAA Championships with Top Mark in 200 Back
AUSTIN, Texas – UMBC senior Mohamed Hussein finished competiton at the 2014 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships by setting a new personal-best and school record in the 200-yd. backstroke, Saturday afternoon at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on the campus of the University of Texas.

March 28, 2014
Hussein Continues NCAA Action with School Record in 100 Backstroke
AUSTIN, Texas – UMBC senior Mohamed Hussein continued his meet at the 2014 Men’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships by breaking his own school record in the 100 backstroke, Friday afternoon at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on the campus of the University of Texas.

March 27, 2014
Hussein Opens NCAA Championships with the 200 IM
AUSTIN, Texas – UMBC senior Mohamed Hussein opened his second NCAA Championships by competing in the 200-yd. IM, Thursday afternoon at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on the campus of the University of Texas.

March 26, 2014
Hussein Makes Trip to Texas Looking to Earn Scoring Spot at Second NCAA Championships
BALTIMORE – UMBC senior Mohamed Hussein makes the trip west to Texas this week to compete at the 2014 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, his second national meet appearance in as many years. The NCAA Championships open on Thursday, March 27 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on the campus of the University of Texas.

March 12, 2014
Hussein Advances to Second Straight NCAA Championships; First Retriever to Make Return Trip to National Meet
INDIANAPOLIS – UMBC senior swimmer Mohamed Hussein has advanced to his second straight NCAA Championship meet to become the first Retriever to ever make the return trip to the national meet, the NCAA announced on Wednesday evening.

March 11, 2014
Darelius and Green Become First Retrievers to Advance to Finals on Day Two of NCAA Zone “A” Diving Championships
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – UMBC divers Corinna Darelius and Ryan Green became the first UMBC divers to advance to the Zones finals in school history, as the UMBC divers competed on Day Two of the NCAA Zone “A” Diving Championships, Tuesday at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.

March 10, 2014
Four Retrievers Compete on First Day of NCAA Zone “A” Diving Competition
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – For the second year in a row, four Retriever divers made their way to the NCAA Zone “A” Diving Competition as the men opened on the 3-meter board and the women competed on the 1-meter board on the first of two days, Monday at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.

March 9, 2014
Four UMBC Divers Head to Virginia for NCAA Zones
BALTIMORE – For the second consecutive season, the UMBC swimming and diving team sends four divers to the NCAA Zone “A” Diving Meet. This year’s regional diving meet will take place from March 10-12 and will be hosted by Virginia Teach at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.

March 2, 2014
Escobedo and Hussein Achieve New Heights on Final Day of ECAC Championships
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – UMBC freshman Emily Escobedo and senior Mohamed Hussein each set new ECAC records, broke UMBC records, and lowered NCAA “B” cut times as the Retrievers wrapped up competition at the 2014 ECAC Championships, Sunday afternoon at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Lejeuene Hall.

March 1, 2014
Hussein Takes 100 Fly Title, Betters NCAA “B” Cut Time at ECAC Championships
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – For the second straight night, UMBC senior Mohamed Hussein captured a gold medal and bettered his NCAA “B” cut time, this time in the 100 fly on Saturday night on Day Two of the ECAC Championships at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Lejeune Hall.

February 28, 2014
Hussein and Sporlein Victorious on Day One of ECAC Championships
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – UMBC senior Mohamed Hussein won the 200-yd. IM and broke his own school record while freshman Gregor Sporelin captured the 50-yd. freestyle event on Day One of the ECAC Championships, Friday night at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Lejeune Hall.

February 27, 2014
Select Swimming Athletes Head to Navy to Represent UMBC for the 2014 ECAC Championships
BALTIMORE – Following second-place finishes at their respective conference championships, the UMBC swimming and diving teams will send select athletes to Annapolis, Md. this weekend for the 2014 ECAC Championships at Navy. The meet will be held at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Lejeune Hall and will run from Friday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 2.

February 24, 2014
Retriever Men Ranked for Second Year in a Row; Slotted 23rd by CollegeSwimming.com
SOMERS, Wis. – For the second season in a row following the conference championships, the UMBC men’s swimming and diving team has received a national ranking, slotting No. 23 in the latest CollegeSwimming.com poll, the organization announced on Monday.

February 22, 2014
UMBC Finishes Second, Collects Multiple Accolades after Record-Setting Performance at CCSA Championships
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Competing at the team’s first Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Championships, the UMBC men’s swimming and diving team broke 12 of 20 school records and finished second overall as the meet concluded on Saturday evening at the University of Tennessee’s Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.

February 21, 2014
Wong Wins 1-meter to Complete UMBC Diving Sweep, Qualifies for NCAA Zones on Day Three of CCSA Championships
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A day after winning silver in the 3-meter diving competition, UMBC junior Carson Wong made it a UMBC sweep of the diving events, winning the 1-meter, as the Retriever men’s swimming and diving team continued competition on day three of the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Championships, Friday at the University of Tennessee’s Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.

February 20, 2014
Victorious Hussein Achieves NCAA “B” Cut on Day Two of CCSA Championships; Green Takes 3-meter Diving Title
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – UMBC senior Mohamed Hussein claimed his first individual gold of the weekend and achieved an NCAA “B” cut in the 200-yd. IM as the UMBC swimming and diving team competed on day two of the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Championships, Thursday at the University of Tennessee’s Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.

February 19, 2014
Record-Setting Relays Propel UMBC on First Night of CCSA Championships
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Both the 800 free and 200 medley relay teams broke UMBC school record, with the 800 team taking gold, as the Retriever men’s swimming and diving team opened competition on day one of the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Championships, Wednesday evening at the University of Tennessee’s Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.

February 18, 2014
Men’s Swimming and Diving Heads South for Team’s First CCSA Championships
BALTIMORE – After competing at the America East Championships for each of the past ten seasons, the UMBC men’s swimming and diving team enters its first-ever Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Championship meet this weekend in Knoxville, Tenn. The four-day meet will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the University of Tennessee’s Allen Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center and run through Saturday.

January 29, 2014
Perkins and Rohtla Sweep CCSA Weekly Honors
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UMBC seniors Tim Perkins and Johan Rohtla have swept the CCSA Weekly honors, the conference office announced on Wednesday morning. Perkins takes his third Diver of the Week award of the season while Rohtla earns his second Swimmer of the Week accolade in 2013-14.

January 25, 2014
Escobedo and Rohtla Shine as UMBC Sweeps Catawba but Falls to East Carolina
GREENVILLE, N.C. – UMBC freshman Emily Escobedo won all three of her individual events while senior Johan Rohtla swept the men’s backstroke events as UMBC swept Catawba but fell to East Carolina, Saturday afternoon at ECU’s Minges Natatorium.

January 24, 2014
UMBC Swimming and Diving Concludes Season with Double Dual Meet Vs. East Carolina and Catawba in North Carolina on Saturday
BALTIMORE – With less than a month until the America East Championships and the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Championships, the UMBC swimming and diving program wraps up its 2013-14 dual meet season with a double-dual meet on Saturday against East Carolina and Catawba College. The meet is set to begin at 1:00 p.m. at ECU’s Minges Natatorium in Greenville, N.C.

January 15, 2014
Hussein and Green Earn Weekly Awards Again as UMBC Sweeps CCSA Honors
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UMBC senior Mohamed Hussein and junior Ryan Green have swept the weekly Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) awards, the conference announced on Wednesday morning. Hussein garnered his third Swimmer of the Week honor while Green received his third Diver of the Week accolade.

January 11, 2014
Three Pool Records Fall as UMBC Sweeps Howard on Senior Day
BALTIMORE – Three pool records fell and 21 different Retriever athletes earned at least one dual meet win as the UMBC swimming and diving teams swept Howard, Saturday afternoon at the UMBC Aquatic Complex.

January 10, 2014
Swimming and Diving to Close Out 2013-14 Home Schedule with Senior/Alumni Day on Saturday against Howard
BALTIMORE – The UMBC swimming and diving teams close out their 2013-14 home schedule with their first and only home meet of 2014, Saturday against Howard. The Retrievers and Bison will take to the UMBC Aquatic Complex pool at 1:00 p.m. following a ceremony to recognize the 13 Retriever seniors who will be completing their home careers.

January 9, 2014
66 Athletes + 4 Coaches = 1 Goal
Team (n.) – a group of people who compete in a sport, game, etc., against another group; a group of people who work together. Though technically the UMBC swimming and diving team is actually two entities, a men’s squad and a women’s squad, the 66 combined athletes, plus the four coaches prefer to consider themselves just one team. One team, with one goal – win a conference championship.

January 8, 2014
Green and Darelius Qualify for NCAA Zones for Second Straight Year During Florida Trip; Green Named CCSA Diver of the Week
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – UMBC divers Ryan Green and Corinna Darelius each qualified for the NCAA Zones meet for the second straight season during a diving competition with George Mason, Penn State, and West Virginia in Coral Springs, Fla. on Jan. 4. Darelius and Green join senior Tim Perkins, who met the standard back in October, as entries for the Retrievers at the regional meet.

November 27, 2013
Green Tops 300 Pts., Earns CCSA Diver of the Week Award
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UMBC junior Ryan Green (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) broke the 300-point plateau on the 3-meter board for this first time in his career this past weekend at the Patriot Invitational and has now been named the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Diver of the Week, the conference office announced on Wednesday morning.

November 23, 2013
Freshman Shine as UMBC Swimming and Diving Completes Competition at Patriot Invitational
FAIRFAX, Va. – UMBC freshmen Gregor Sporlein (Bamberg, Germany/Clavius-Gymnasium) and Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina) each earned silver medals as the UMBC swimming and diving program wrapped up competition on day three of the Patriot Invitational, Saturday at George Mason’s Aquatic and Fitness Center.

November 22, 2013
Retriever Men Third, Women Fifth after Second Day of Patriot Invitational
FAIRFAX, Va. – UMBC junior diver Ryan Green (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) broke the 300-point plateau for the first time on the 3-meter board and won a gold medal in the event as the UMBC swimming and diving teams competed on the second day of the Patriot Invitational, Friday at George Mason’s Aquatic and Fitness Center.

November 21, 2013
Hussein Claims the 200 IM for UMBC Swimming and Diving on First Day of Patriot Invitational
FAIRFAX, Va. – UMBC senior Mohamed Hussein (Cairo, Egypt/Victory College) recorded a season-best time en route to claiming the 200-yd. IM title on the first day of the Patriot Invitational, Friday at George Mason’s Aquatic and Fitness Center.

November 21, 2013
Freshman Shine as UMBC Swimming and Diving Completes Competition at Patriot Invitational
FAIRFAX, Va. – UMBC freshmen Gregor Sporlein and Emily Escobedo each earned silver medals as the UMBC swimming and diving program wrapped up competition on day three of the Patriot Invitational, Saturday at George Mason’s Aquatic and Fitness Center.

November 20, 2013
Swimming and Diving Closes Fall at Three-Day Patriot Invitational; Competition Begins Thursday
BALTIMORE – After four dual meets in October and November, the UMBC swimming and diving team closes the fall portion of its 2013-14 schedule with the three-day Patriot Invitational which begins Thursday at George Mason.

November 6, 2013
Rohtla and Wong Give Retriever Swimming and Diving Second Straight Sweep of CCSA Awards
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For the second straight week, the UMBC men’s swimming and diving team has swept the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) weekly awards, the conference office announced on Wednesday morning. Senior Johan Rohtla (Tallinn, Estonia/Tallinn Secondary Science) was named the league’s Swimmer of the week, while junior Carson Wong (Hong Kong/Kowloon Technical School) earned Diver of the Week accolades.

November 2, 2013
Retriever Men Pick Up Road Dual Meet Win; Women Fall in Close Decision at Old Dominion
NORFOLK, Va. –Reigning CCSA Swimmer of the Week senior Mohamed Hussein (Cairo, Egypt/Victory College) once again won multiple events and the Retrievers swimming and diving team defeated Old Dominion, 158.5-139.5, Saturday afternoon. The UMBC women battled, but fell to the Monarchs, 155-145, despite three wins from senior Talor Tadena (Orangevale, Calif./Bella Vista).

November 2, 2013
Retriever Men Pick Up Road Dual Meet Win; Women Fall in Close Decision at Old Dominion
NORFOLK, Va. –Reigning CCSA Swimmer of the Week senior Mohamed Hussein once again won multiple events and the Retrievers swimming and diving team defeated Old Dominion, 158.5-139.5, Saturday afternoon. The UMBC women battled, but fell to the Monarchs, 155-145, despite three wins from senior Talor Tadena.

November 1, 2013
Retrievers Head South to Face Old Dominion for Dual Meet on Saturday
BALTIMORE – After earning a sweep of George Washington last Saturday at the UMBC Aquatic Complex, the UMBC swimming and diving programs head south for its second road dual meet of the season. The Retrievers will travel to Norfolk, Va. to take on Old Dominion at 1:00 p.m.

October 30, 2013
Hussein and Perkins Sweep CCSA Weekly Awards
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UMBC seniors Mohamed Hussein (Cairo, Egypt/Victory College) and Tim Perkins (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) have swept the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) weekly awards, the conference office announced on Wednesday morning.

October 26, 2013
Perkins Qualifies for NCAA Zones as UMBC Swimming and Diving Sweeps George Washington
BALTIMORE – UMBC senior diver Tim Perkins (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) set a pair of career bests and qualified for NCAA zones in the 3-meter dive as the Retrievers bounced back from last week’s performance by sweeping George Washington on Saturday afternoon at the UMBC Aquatic Complex. The Retrievers won the men’s meet, 145-109, while the UMBC women defeated the Colonials, 134-113.

October 24, 2013
Retriever Swimming and Diving Set to Host George Washington for Dual Meet on Saturday
BALTIMORE – The UMBC swimming and diving program is set to host its second dual meet in eight days as the Retrievers welcome George Washington to the UMBC Aquatic Complex on Saturday afternoon. Competition between the Retrievers and the Colonials is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.

October 23, 2013
Perkins Selected as CCSA Male Diver of the Week
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UMBC senior Tim Perkins (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) has been selected as the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Male Diver of the Week, the conference office announced on Wednesday afternoon.

October 18, 2013
Swimming and Diving Sweeps Relays but Falls to Navy in Dual Meet
BALTIMORE – The UMBC swimming and diving teams swept all four relay events, but it was not enough as Navy swept the Retrievers in a dual meet, Friday afternoon at the UMBC Aquatic Complex. The Midshipmen won the men’s meet, 154.5-145.5, while the Navy women downed the Retrievers, 163-137.

October 17, 2013
Swimming and Diving Hosts Navy to Open 2013-14 Home Slate
BALTIMORE – After opening the dual meet season with a sweep of Rider in New Jersey last weekend, the UMBC swimming and diving teams open up the home portion of their schedules by hosting Navy on Friday at the UMBC Aquatic Complex. The Retrievers and Midshipmen are scheduled to start the meet 4:00 p.m.

October 16, 2013
Hussein Named CCSA Male Swimmer of the Week
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UMBC senior Mohamed Hussein (Cairo, Egypt/Victory College) has been named the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CSSA) Male Swimmer of the Week, the conference office announced on Wednesday afternoon.

October 12, 2013
Underclassmen Shine as UMBC Swimming and Diving Sweeps Rider
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – The Retrievers received eight event wins from freshmen while senior Mohamed Hussein (Cairo, Egypt/Victory College) again won three competitions as the UMBC swimming and diving program swept Rider, Saturday afternoon at Coppola Pool. The Retriever men downed the Broncs, 158-133, while the women’s squad earned a 162-132 victory.

October 11, 2013
Swimming and Diving Kicks off Dual Meet Season on Saturday at Rider
BALTIMORE – Following a successful exhibition meet at Bucknell last Saturday, the UMBC swimming and diving program kicks off its 2013-14 dual meet schedule by traveling to New Jersey to take on Rider on Saturday afternoon at Coppola Pool.

October 5, 2013
Hussein and Rohtla Sweep IM and Backstroke Events for Men, Escobedo and Lilly Take Breaststroke and IM Competitions as UMBC Opens Season at Bucknell
LEWISBURG, Pa. – UMBC senior Mohamed Hussein (Cairo, Egypt/Victory College) started his final season with a bang by winning all three of the individual medley events while classmate Johan Rohtla (Tallinn, Estonia/Tallinn Secondary Science) swept the backstroke events and the UMBC swimming and diving teams won 25 of 44 events in an exhibition meet against Bucknell, Saturday afternoon at Kinney Natatorium.

October 4, 2013
New Faces and a New Conference Push Swimming and Diving into 2013-14 Season; Retrievers Start Competition Saturday at Bucknell
BALTIMORE – Last season, the UMBC men’s swimming and diving program regained its America East Conference title by scoring 1,075 points, a conference meet record, and earned its first-ever national ranking.

September 19, 2013
UMBC Swimming and Diving Teams Announce Six Captains for the 2013-14 Season
BALTIMORE – The UMBC swimming and diving program has selected six captains to lead the Retrievers during the 2013-14 season, head coach Chad Cradock announced on Thursday morning.

August 29, 2013
Men’s Swimming and Diving Set to Compete at CCSA Championships in 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The UMBC men’s swimming and diving program, winners of 15 total conference championships, will compete at the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Championships starting in February 2014, the conference announced on Monday afternoon.

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