BOSTON, Mass. – Sophomore Ilia Rattsev (Moscow, Russia) has been named the America East Male Swimmer of the Week for the week ending November 20, the conference announced Tuesday afternoon. This is Rattsev's third Male Performer of the Week Award.
The sophomore had a strong showing for the Retrievers at George Mason's Patriot Invitational, including a meet-record time in the 100 free. Rattsev touched in with a time of 44.81 to break former Retriever Gregor Sporlein's record of 44.92 set back in 2015.
Rattsev also had three top ten finishes at the meet, finishing sixth in the 200 free (1:40.71), fifth in the 50 free (20.57), and sixth in the 200 IM (1:52.98). The sophomore also helped the Retrievers earn a first place finish in the 200 medley relay.