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2014-15 Men's Swimming & Diving News

March 1, 2015
Retrievers Shine on Final Day of ECAC Championships
Sophomore Emily Escobedo broke another school record, improving on her seeding for NCAA's on Saturday at the ECAC Championships. Several Retrievers earned top eight finishes in final heats.

February 28, 2015
UMBC Continues Strong Showing at ECAC Championships
UMBC swimming and diving competed on day two of the ECAC Championships at the University of Pittsburgh. Several Retrievers competed, with many setting personal records and school records.

February 27, 2015
Trajkovic Wins 200 IM on First Day of ECAC Championships
The winning ways continue for UMBC in the postseason. Freshman Nikola Trajkovic (Zrenjanin, Serbia/Zrenjaninska Gimnazjia) won the 200 IM on Friday. Nikola was the lone UMBC competitor on the day.

February 26, 2015
Several Retrievers Head to the Steel City for ECAC Championships
The UMBC swimming and diving team will make the trek to the University of Pittsburgh for the ECAC Championships. Both the men and women are coming off championships in their respective conferences (CCSA and America East).

February 21, 2015
The Champs Are Here! UMBC Men’s Swimming and Diving Takes the 2015 CCSA Crown
UMBC men’s swimming and diving team avenged their second place finish to Incarnate Word from a year ago, by winning the 2015 CCSA Championship on Saturday. The Retrievers started the weekend strong, and finished the same way, winning by almost 200 points.

February 21, 2015
UMBC Continues Dominance at CCSA Championships; Remains in First After Day Three
UMBC men’s swimming and diving continues their dominant performance at the 2015 CCSA Championships. The men remain in first place heading into the final day.

February 19, 2015
UMBC Retains First Place Following Day Two of CCSA Championships
The UMBC men’s swimming and diving team took four the five events contested on the day to retain first place with 303 points. Incarnate Word sits in second with 263 points going into the third day of competition.

February 18, 2015
Retrievers Sit in First After First Day of CCSA Championships
The UMBC men’s swimming team kicked off the 2015 CCSA Championships with a bang on Wednesday. The Retrievers won the 800 free relay, and finished second in the 200 medley relay.

February 17, 2015
Men's Swimming and Diving Heads to Georgia for CCSA Championships
The UMBC men's swimming and diving team will make the trek to the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. for the 2015 CCSA (Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association) Championships. The Retrievers will look to avenge their second place finish from a year ago, where they fell to reigning champs Incarnate Word.

January 28, 2015
Green, Sporlein Take Home ECAC Swimmer and Diver of the Week Awards
Sophomore Gregor Sporlein (Bamberg, Germany/Clavius Gymnasium) and senior Ryan Green (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) won ECAC Swimmer and Diver of the Week, as announced by the ECAC on Wednesday. The duo also took home CCSA Swimmer and Diver of the Week honors yesterday for their performances against East Carolina this past weekend.

January 27, 2015
Sporlein, Green Take Home CCSA Swimmer and Diver of the Week Honors
UMBC sophomore Gregor Sporlein (Bamberg, Germany/Clavius Gymnsaium) and senior Ryan Green (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) earned swimmer and diver of the week honors, as announced by the CCSA (Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association) office on Tuesday.

January 24, 2015
Retrievers Fall Short Against East Carolina on Saturday
UMBC fell to East Carolina on Saturday, as the men were defeated 154-145 and the women 188-112. The Retrievers and Pirates took it all the way to the wire, as the men squeaked by with the last relay of the day.

January 23, 2015
UMBC Closes the Regular Season Against East Carolina on Saturday
UMBC will host the Pirates in the regular season finale. It will also be senior day for the Retrievers, as 11 Retrievers will be honored prior to the meet.

January 14, 2015
Gutzat, Green Earn CCSA Swimmer and Diver of the Week Honors
UMBC freshman Jonas Gutzat (Lappersdorf, Germany/BBS Nuernberg) and senior Ryan Green (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) earned CCSA Swimmer and Diver of the Week, as announced by the conference office. For Gutzat, this is his second swimmer of the week honor, while Green earns his fourth.

January 14, 2015
Gutzat, Darelius Garner ECAC Rookie and Diver of the Week Honors
UMBC freshman Jonas Gutzat (Lappersdorf, Germany/BBS Nuernberg) and junior Coco Darelius (Rye, N.Y./Rye) earned ECAC Rookie and Diver of the Week honors, as announced by the ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference) on Wednesday.

January 10, 2015
Retrievers Coast to Victories Over Howard
The UMBC swimming and diving teams picked up victories over Howard on Saturday. The men (6-1) won 121-92, while the women (5-1) earned a 121-95 victory. UMBC won every event on the day.

January 8, 2015
Swimming and Diving Hosts Howard This Weekend
UMBC returns to the pool against the Bison on Saturday, January 10. The Retrievers have not had a meet since competing in the Patriot Invitational on November 20-22.

November 25, 2014
Gutzat, Wong Earn CCSA Swimmer and Diver of the Week Honors
Freshman Jonas Gutzat (Lappersdorf, Germany/BBS Nuernberg) and senior Pak Lam Wong (Hong Kong/Kowloon Technical School) earned CCSA Swimmer and Diver of the Week honors, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday. The awards are the first of the year for each athlete.

November 22, 2014
Retrievers Close Out Patriot Invitational on Saturday; Men Finish 3rd, While Women Finish 7th
The UMBC swimming and diving team finished the Patriot Invitational on Saturday, with the men finishing in third place, while the women finished seventh. The meet closed out the 2014 portion of the schedule.

November 21, 2014
UMBC Completes Day Two of Patriot Invitational; Sit in Third Place
The UMBC swimming and diving teams returned to the pool today on day two of the Patriot Invitational. Sophomore Emily Escobedo picked up another individual victory on the day.

November 20, 2014
Retrievers Complete Day One of Patriot Invitational
UMBC swimming and diving competed on day one of Patriot Invitational on Thursday evening. The Retrievers were led by Jonas Gutzat (Lappersdorf, Germany/BBS Nuernberg) and Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina).

November 18, 2014
UMBC Returns to the Pool at the Patriot Invitational This Week
Retriever swimming and diving will head back to the pool, following their nearly month long hiatus. The teams will head down to Fairfax, Va. to take part in the Patriot Invitational this weekend, to close out the fall portion of the schedule.

October 28, 2014
Sporlein and Green Sweep CCSA Weekly Awards for Third Straight Week
Sophomore Gregor Sporlein (Bamberg, Germany/Clavius Gymnasium) and senior Ryan Green (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) have been named CCSA Swimmer and Diver of the Week on Tuesday.

October 25, 2014
Retrievers Race Past George Washington on Saturday
The UMBC swimming and diving teams took home victories against George Washington on Saturday, with the men winning 149-120 and the women winning 160-134. The Retrievers move to 5-1 and 4-1 on the year.

October 24, 2014
Swimming and Diving Tangles with George Washington on Saturday
UMBC will head to our nation’s capital on Saturday for the last dual meet of the fall. The Retrievers are coming off sweeps at the CCSA North Invitational last Saturday and Sunday. In the process, head coach Chad Cradock earned his 200th career victory.

October 21, 2014
Sporlein and Green Earn Second Straight CCSA Swimmer and Diver of the Week Honors
Sophomore Gregor Sporlein (Bamberg, Germany/Clavius Gymnasium) and senior Ryan Green (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) earned their second straight CCSA (Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association) Swimmer and Diver of the Week honors. The tandem led the Retrievers past Gardner Webb, NJIT, and VMI this past weekend, earning Coach Chad Cradock his 200th career win.

October 19, 2014
Cradock Records 200th Career Win at CCSA North Invite
The UMBC swimming and diving teams completed the CCSA North Invitational with wins over NJIT, VMI and Gardner-Webb on Sunday. In the process, head coach Chad Cradock recorded his 200th career win. Cradock also becomes the winningest coach in program history, surpassing Sid Burkot.

October 18, 2014
UMBC Starts CCSA North Invite on a Strong Note
The UMBC swimming and diving teams had a strong showing on day one of the CCSA North Invitational on Saturday. Several Retrievers won their events, including the men taking both relays. Junior Coco Darelius (Rye, N.Y./Rye) set a school record on the 3 meter boards. Coco scored a 300.60 on Saturday.

October 17, 2014
Retrievers Host CCSA North Invite This Weekend
The UMBC swimming and diving teams will host the CCSA North Invitational this weekend, October 18-19. The teams are coming off of losses at Navy this past Wednesday. Both squads are 1-1 on the year.

October 15, 2014
UMBC Falls at Navy on Wednesday
The UMBC swimming and diving teams fell to Navy on Wednesday. The men fell 151-138, while the women lost 154.5-143.5. Both the men and the women fall to 1-1 on the year.

October 14, 2014
Green and Sporlein Earn CCSA Honors; UMBC Returns to Action on Wednesday at Navy
The UMBC swimming and diving teams travel to Annapolis for a midweek meet against Navy. The Retrievers are coming off wins against Rider on Saturday. Both senior Ryan Green (Ellitcott City, Md./Centennial) and sophomore Gregor Sporlein (Bamberg, Germany/Clavius Gymnasium) earned CCSA Diver and Swimmer of the Week honors on Tuesday.

October 11, 2014
UMBC Downs Rider on Homecoming Weekend
The UMBC swimming and diving teams opened the dual meet season with wins against Rider. The men took a 158-125 victory, while the women were 156-115 winners.

October 9, 2014
Swimming and Diving Opens Their Home Slate Against Rider on Saturday
The UMBC swimming and diving teams play host to Rider University on Saturday. The meet with the Broncs will be a part of the Homecoming Weekend festivities on campus.

October 5, 2014
Retrievers Have Strong Showing at Bucknell on Sunday
The UMBC men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed in their first dual meet of the season at Bucknell on Sunday. The exhibition meet saw the Retrievers compete and win in a majority of the events.

October 3, 2014
Swimming and Diving Opens Up the 2014-15 Season at Bucknell on Sunday
The UMBC swimming and diving squads open up the season with an exhibition meet in Lewisburg, Pa. on Sunday. The Retrievers and Bison are set to begin at 1:00 p.m from the Kinney Natatorium.

September 30, 2014
Swimming and Diving Releases 2014-15 Slate
UMBC swimming and diving coach Chad Cradock has announced the schedule for the 2014-15 season. The Retrievers will look to improve on their second place finish from a year ago.

September 18, 2014
UMBC Swimming and Diving Welcomes Brandt Nigro as New Assistant Coach
Brandt Nigro joins the UMBC Swimming and Diving staff as an assistant coach for 2014-15, head coach Chad Cradock announced this week. Nigro comes to Baltimore from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

July 9, 2014
UMBC Swimming and Diving Signs Contract to Continue with Speedo
BALTIMORE – Speedo USA will continue to provide the suits and apparel for the UMBC swimming and diving team for the next six years, UMBC head coach Chad Cradock announced on Wednesday afternoon.

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