RETRIEVERS GARNER FOUR AMERICA EAST SWIMMING AND DIVING PERFORMER OF THE WEEK HONORS
Justin Bronson was named America East Co-Men's Swimmer of the Week.
Meghan Sackett was named America East Women's Swimmer of the Week.
Jeff Salgado was named America East Co-Men's Diver of the Week.
Ashley Houghton was named America East Women's Diver of the Week.
Boston, Mass.-Four Retrievers earned America East Performer of the Week honors for the week ending Nov. 13, the conference announced Tuesday. Freshman Justin Bronson (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada/MSGR. Paul Dwyer) and sophomore Meghan Sackett (Cockeysville, Md./Dulaney/Maryland) were named Menís and Womenís Swimmer of the Week, respectively, while juniors Jeff Salgado (Glen Rock, Pa./South Western/St. Bonaventure) and Ashley Houghton (Frederick, Md./Urbana/Pittsburgh) were respectively tabbed Menís and Womenís Diver of the Week.
Bronson won both the 200 and 500 free against Towson on Nov. 12. Swimming the 500-free for the first time this season, he posted UMBCís fastest time of the year (4:41.14), and his time in the 200 free (1:43.87) is faster than any other Retriever in 2005-06 except for himself. He also anchored the winning 400-free relay. Bronson shares the Menís Co-Swimmer of the Week award with Binghamtonís David Holmes.
Sackett garnered the Womenís Swimmer of the Week nod for the third straight week after winning both the 200- and 500-free against Towson. She broke UMBCís 16-year-old record in the 500-free with her time of 4:53.57, which was also an NCAA ĎBí cut. UMBCís previous mark of 4:54.20 had stood since 1989. It is the second record Sackett has broken in as many meets, as she shattered the school 1,000-free mark last week at Seton Hall. In addition, Sackettís time in the 200-free against Towson (1:52.03) is the Retrieversí fastest of the season. She also anchored the winning 400-free relay. Sackett has won every individual event in which she has competed this season for a total of 13 individual victories.
Salgado won both diving events against Towson with scores of 246.15 on the 1-meter board and 275.40 on the 3-meter board, sweeping the diving for the fourth straight meet. Salgado previously qualified for NCAA Zone Regionals on the 1-meter board at Binghamton last weekend. He shares the Menís Co-Diver of the Week award with Boston Universityís Brian Lawler.
Houghton was tabbed the conferenceís Womenís Diver of the Week for the third consecutive week after sweeping the diving events for the sixth time in as many meets with scores of 253.13 on the 1-meter board and 260.62 on the 3-meter board. She has not lost yet this season, and she previously qualified for NCAA Zone Regionals against Navy two weeks ago.
The Retrievers return to action this weekend, as they head to Fairfax, Va., for the George Mason Patriot Invitational Nov. 18-20. UMBCís women take a perfect 6-0 dual meet record into the weekend, while the men are 3-3 on the season.