Women’s Swimming & Diving Set for Northeast Conference Championships

Women’s Swimming & Diving Set for Northeast Conference Championships

NEC SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 13-16
Nassau County Aquatic Center | East Meadow, New York
NEC CHAMPIONSHIP HEADQUARTERS | VIDEO

SETTING THE SCENE
The Mount St. Mary's women's swimming & diving team heads to the Northeast Conference Championships spanning February 13-16 at the Nassau County Aquatic Center in East Meadow, New York. Action will be streamed live on NECFrontRow.com.

ABOUT THE MOUNT
Mount St. Mary's opened the campaign with three straight victories, taking down VMI (126-80), Saint Peter's (163-52) and Manhattan (129-102), to start the year at 3-0 or better for the fourth straight season. The Mount suffered its first loss of the year to LIU Brooklyn (151-69) on October 21, but followed with wins over Howard (161-115) and Monmouth (146-131) to reach the five-win plateau before the fall semester ended. The team's only two dual meets of the spring semester resulted in losses to La Salle (125-87) and Loyola (159-111), as they finished with a 5-3 record.

The Mountaineers competed in a pair of invitationals during the season, placing fourth overall at the Franklin & Marshall Invite with 858 team points, before following it up with a fifth-place finish at the Loyola H2ounds Invitational with 293 points.

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY
Mount St. Mary's is set to compete at the Northeast Conference Championships for the 13th time in program history.

YEAR                      FINISH/POINTS
2007                       9th/96 pts.
2008                       5th/132 pts.
2009                       6th/126 pts.
2010                       6th/106 pts.
2011                       6th/253 pts.
2012                       5th/348 pts.
2013                       5th/263 pts.
2014                       5th/284.5 pts.
2015                       5th/276 pts.
2016                       6th/193 pts.
2017                       7th/204 pts.
2018                       8th/174 pts.      

LAST YEAR'S CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Mountaineers finished in eighth place at the 2018 Northeast Conference Championships with 174 team points. They had six top-15 finishes in individual events throughout the event, led by a pair from Maddie McGraw. McGraw finished fourth in the 100 back (55.96) and ninth in the 200 back (2:02.75) while setting new Mount program records in both events. Mary Lombardi took eighth in the 1650 free (17:40.06), Juliet Whitman placed 12th in the 100 fly (59.98) and 15th in the 200 fly (2:12.33), and Maggie deTar earned a 14th-place finish in the 200 fly (2:11.74) for the team's other top finishes.