2022 Big East Champs: Big Diving Performance Gives UConn Women Lead on Day 1



Team Scoring (Thru Day 1)


  1. University of Connecticut – 195
  2. Georgetown University – 180
  3. Villanova University – 154
  4. Xavier University – 108
  5. Seton Hall University – 100
  6. Butler University – 96
  7. Providence College – 92


  1. Georgetown University – 72
  2. Seton Hall University – 72
  3. Villanova University – 64
  4. Xavier University – 64
  5. Providence College – 56

8-time defending women’s Big east champions Villanova opened up the 2022 championships with a convincing win in the 200 medley relay. Kelly Montesi (24.39), Perri Stahl (28.39), Elizabeth Bailey (24.35), and Millicent Routledge (22.40) teamed up for a 1:39.53, touching as the only team under 1:41 in the field.

Montesi and Routledge would go on to help Villanova’s women’s 800 free relay to victory last night as well. Montesi again led off, swimming a 1:46.53, while Routledge anchored the team in 1:48.31. Abbey Berloco went 2nd in 1:49.74, and Nicole Welch (1:50.14) went 3rd. Nova finished in 7:14.72, nearly 3 seconds ahead of the field.

Despite winning both relays, Villanova finds themselves in 3rd-place going into day 2. UConn leads the women’s meet through Wednesday, thanks to a dominant performance in women’s 3-meter diving yesterday. Freshman Julia Pioso won the event with a score of 547.40, with sophomore teammate Analaura Faoro taking a close 2nd with a score of 540.80. UConn also took 5th with sophomore Elisabeth Katz (470.45).

Seton Hall picked off the first men’s event, taking the 200 medley relay with a 1:27.89. Ross Pantano (22.51), Gennarino Conzemius (24.62), Justin Oosterwyk (21.00), and Thomas Minar (19.76) combined to get the job done. Another notable split came from Xavier freshman Ethan Saunders, who posted a 24.14 breast split for his team.

Georgetown took the men’s 800 free relay, thanks in large part to a 1:36.96 split on the 3rd leg from William Barao, which broke the race open. Andrew Carbone led the team off in 1:39.21, Michael Wheeler split 1:38.30 on the 2nd leg, and Brett Sherman anchored in 1:38.93. They finished in 6:33.40, hitting the wall first by 2 seconds.


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11 months ago

How’s the UCONN men’s team doing?

Nathan Dragon
11 months ago

Maybe if Saunders didn’t do two extra kicks he wouldn’t have been so notable

Ethan Saunders
Reply to  Nathan Dragon
11 months ago

You got underwater cameras?

Reply to  Ethan Saunders
11 months ago

Watched the stream, you did like 3 kicks clear as day.

Reply to  HJones
2 months ago

ah stream watcher. That’s all I gotta say

11 months ago

notable split and notable 3 butterfly kicks