Marin, Rattsev Earn America East Swimming Honors

Marin, Rattsev Earn America East Swimming Honors

BOSTON – The America East Conference tabbed UMBC swimmers Natalija Marin (Belgrade, Serbia) and Ilia Rattsev (Moscow, Russia) as Female and Male Swimmers of the Week for action ending Nov. 2, 2019.

Marin triumphed in three individual events for the first time in her career. She touched first in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.26), and the 100 (56.56) and 200-yard (2:04.05) butterfly events in the Nov. 2 meet at Towson.  Marin recorded team season best marks in both butterfly events.  

In addition, the junior swam the second leg as the Retrievers captured the concluding 400-yard freestyle relay.

The award was her first since earning a Swimmer of the Week accolade in her freshman campaign.

Rattsev captured the 100 (45.87) and 200-yard freestyle (1:40.85) events and the dramatic penultimate event of the Towson meet, the 200-yard individual medley (1:53.15).

In all three races, the two-time senior captain set team season-best times.

Rattsev's honor is the sixth time in his storied career.  

UMBC has the weekend off before returning home and taking on VMI on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1:00 p.m.