Blair, Metzler Highlight America East Weekly Awards

by SwimSwam 1

January 21st, 2020 College

Courtesy: America East Conference

BOSTON – A few of the #AESD programs wrapped up their regular season competition last weekend. The other half will have meets prior to the 2020 America East Swimming and Diving Championship, which will be held again at WPI in Worcester, Mass from February 13-16. Check out Championship Central for more info on the 2020 America East Swimming and Diving Championship.

Here are the weekly awards:

Female Swimmer of the Week
Anna Metzler, New Hampshire – So., IM/Free, Regensburg, Germany

  • Won four individual events over two meets; in the 142-88 win at Stony Brook she won the 1000 free (10:22.94) and the 200 back (2:05.31).
  • In 193-107 win against Binghamton, Metzler set the pool record in the 200 free with a time of 1:53.04 and in the 200 IM with a time of 2:05.34.
  • This is Metzler’s forth #AESD Swimmer of the Week award this season.

Male Swimmer of the Week
Liam Blair, Maine – Jr., Backstroke, Tucson, Arizona.

  • Captured three individual titles, 50 yard backstroke (24.61), 100 yard backstroke (53.85) and the 200 yard backstroke (2:00.36).
  • Also was a member of the winning 200 yard freestyle relay team with a time of 1:28.11.
  • This is Blairs’s first #AESD Swimmer of the Week award this season.

Female Diver of the Week
Amanda McGraw, Binghamton – So., Diving, Warwick, N.Y.

  • Took first in the 1-meter event with a score of 262.80.
  • Placed second in the 3-meter event with a score of 265.00.
  • This is McGraw’s first #AESD Diver of the Week award this season.

Male Diver of the Week
Ben Parker, UMBC – Sr., Diver, Lawrenceville, Ga.

  • Took second in the 3-meter event with a score of 273.53.
  • Placed third in the 1-meter event with a score of 249.75.
  • This is Parker’s third #AESD Diver of the Week award this season.

Weekly Award Winners
Oct. 16 – Female Swimmer: Michal Liberman, Stony Brook; Male Swimmer: Tiago Asakawa, UMBC; Female Diver: Mia Sclar, Stony Brook; Male Diver: Ben Parker, UMBC
Oct. 23 – Female Swimmer: Anna Metzler, New Hampshire; Male Swimmer: Ross Bernstein, Binghamton; Female Diver: Emily Murphy, Vermont; Male Diver: Ryan Cohn, Binghamton
Oct. 30 – Co-Female Swimmer: Anna Metzler, New Hampshire; Co-Female Swimmer: Reagan MacDonald, Stony Brook; Female Diver: Sophia Howard, Binghamton; Male Diver: Ryan Cohn, Binghamton
Nov. 6 – Female Swimmer: Natalija Marin, UMBC; Male Swimmer: Ilia Rattsev, UMBC; Female Diver: Emily Murphy, Vermont
Nov. 13 – Female Swimmer: Emma Blair, Maine; Co-Male Swimmer: Justin Meyn, Binghamton; Co-Male Swimmer: Andy Sprague, Maine; Female Diver: PhilAnn Dixon, Maine; Male Diver: Chris Egan, Binghamton
Nov. 20 – Female Swimmer: Michal Liberman, Stony Brook; Male Swimmer: Ilia Rattsev, UMBC; Female Diver: Emily Murphy, Vermont; Male Diver: Will Henrickson
Nov. 26 – Female Swimmer: Anna Metzler, New Hampshire; Male Swimmer: Ryan Board, Binghamton; Female Diver: Emily Murphy, Vermont; Male Diver: Chris Egan, Binghamton
Dec. 3 – Female Swimmer: Sydney Atendido, Binghamton; Male Swimmer: Tyler Meyers, Binghamton
Dec. 9  – Female Swimmer: Michal Liberman, Stony Brook; Male Swimmer: Jack Sheehan, VMI; Female Diver: Calle Biles, VMI; Male Diver: Bridger Thurston, VMI
Jan. 7  – Female Swimmer: Sotiria Neofytou, UMBC; Male Swimmer: Ilia Rattsev, UMBC; Female Diver: Devin Gromen, UMBC; Male Diver: Ben Parker, UMBC
Jan. 14 – Female Swimmer: Mina Poppas, Vermont; Male Swimmer: Jack Sheehan, VMI
Jan. 22 – Female Swimmer: Anna Metzler, New Hampshire; Male Swimmer: Liam Blair, Maine; Female Diver: Amanda McGraw, Binghamton; Male Diver: Ben Parker, UMBC

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SwimCoachDad

For the life of me, I can’t understand how they pick these honors in the America East. They are meaningless at this point.

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