CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC senior Mohamed Hussein (Cairo, Egypt/Victory College) was named the America East Male Swimmer of the Week for the second consecutive week, the conference office announced Tuesday afternoon. This is the third straight week that a Retriever has won the award as senior Pierre De Waal (Pretoria, South Africa/Tuks Sport/Cleveland State) claimed the honor after UMBC's meet against Rider.
For Hussein, this is his fourth career America East weekly honor and it comes after winning another three individual events during the Retrievers 148-99 win at George Washington on Saturday. Last year's America East Most Outstanding Male Swimmer, Hussein won the 50 free (21.15), 100 free (46.36) and 200 IM (1:53.47) against GW, in addition to aiding the 200-yd. medley relay team to a victory. His three victories on Saturday bring his team-best mark to nine victories on the season.
Hussein's award bumps the Retrievers' count up to six weekly honors for the season after the squad hauled in three last week. In addition to Hussein's two awards, senior diver Andrew Eckhoff (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) has won two conference awards while De Waal and freshman diver Corinna Darelius (Rye, N.Y./Rye) have each been tabbed once.
UMBC is off from competition this weekend, but returns to the pool on Saturday, Nov. 10 to host Howard at the UMBC Aquatic Complex.