SETTING THE SCENE
The Mount St. Mary's University women's swimming & diving team heads to the Northeast Conference Championships spanning February 15-18 at the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. Action on day one (Feb. 15) begins at 8 p.m. with the 200 medley relay. Action will be streamed live on NECFrontRow.com. A listing of order of events can be viewed by clicking here.
Bryant, Central Connecticut, LIU Brooklyn, Mount St. Mary's, Sacred Heart, St. Francis Brooklyn, Saint Francis U and Wagner
Championship Pass (Adult) - $20.00
Single-Day Pass (Adult) - $10.00
Seniors/Kids (10 yrs and younger) Championship Pass - $10.00
Seniors/Kids (10 yrs and younger) Single-Day Pass - $5.00
NEC Students with School ID - Free
Mount St. Mary's is set to compete at the Northeast Conference Championships for the 11th time in program history. The Mountaineers have claimed fifth place in four of the last five seasons.
2006-07 9th/96 pts.
2007-08 5th/132 pts.
2008-09 6th/126 pts.
2009-10 6th/106 pts.
2010-11 6th/253 pts.
2011-12 5th/348 pts.
2012-13 5th/263 pts.
2013-14 5th/284.5 pts.
2014-15 5th/276 pts.
2015-16 6th/193 pts.
LAST YEAR'S CHAMPIONSHIPS
Central Connecticut won its second straight NEC Championship a season ago, taking first place with 797 team points. The Blue Devils were followed in a close second by Wagner with 727 points, while Bryant (543 pts.), Saint Francis U (463), LIU Brooklyn (417), Mount St. Mary's (193), Sacred Heart (180) and St. Francis Brooklyn (121) rounded out the team standings.
RECAPPING THE SEASON
The women's squad opened the season with three straight victories over VMI (153-43), Manhattan (136-78) and Howard (169-91) to move to 3-0 for the second consecutive year after starting the 2015-16 campaign with four straight wins. The Mountaineers followed up the three dual meets with competition at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational to close out the fall semester, where they placed third out of 13 teams with 911 team points. The team claimed seven top-5 finishes in individual events during the three-day invitational.
Following a trip to Florida over winter break, the Mount returned to action with three dual meets during the spring semester. The Mountaineers opened with a loss at La Salle (127-55) before taking down conference foe St. Francis Brooklyn (125-92) the following day. A loss at Loyola (180-78) closed out the regular season as the Mount finished with a 4-2 record.