BOSTON, Mass. - Juniors Alexander Gliese (Columbia, Md./Long Reach) and Elijah Wright (Baltimore, Md./Loyola Blakefield) earned America East Performer of the Week awards, the conference announced Tuesday afternoon.
Gliese took home Male Swimmer of the Week, his third of the season, after helping UMBC to a sweep over VMI and East Carolina on Saturday, January 20. Gliese swept both back events, coming in first in the 100 back in a time of 50.97 and the 200 back in 1:48.66. He also helped the men's 200 medley relay team to a first place finish in a time of 1:31.31, resetting the pool record that the team had set two weeks prior.
Wright also picked up his third Male Diver of the Week award after sweeping the diving events against East Carolina. The junior earned a 287.95 in the 1 meter dive and a 288.75 in the 3 meter dive.
The Retrievers will return to the pool when they head to the America East Championships at WPI in Worcester, Mass. on February 15-18. All four days of competition will be streamed live on AmericaEast.TV.