Courtesy: Bryant Athletics
The Bryant University swimming and diving team announced seven new captains for the upcoming 2020-21 season. The captains were selected by their fellow teammates on both the men’s and women’s teams.
New Women’s Captains
Alexandra Heim (Middletown, N.J.) will be named one of the captains for the women’s team. Heim posted top times of 1:58.77 in the 200 free and 18:37.16 in the 1650 free last season.
Meghan Veenstra (Tyngsborough, Mass.) will also be one of the captains for the women’s team. Last season Veenstra made the “A” final at the NEC Championships and finished fifth in the 200 fly (2:05.36) and ninth in the 400 IM with a time of 4:32.59. She was named to the NEC Academic Honor Roll.
The final swimmer named as a captain on the women’s team is Claire Russell (Naperville, Ill.). Russell finished in 12th at the NEC Championships in the 1650 free with a time of 17:41.68. Russell is a member of the NEC Academic Honor roll.
New Men’s Captains
Matthew Mastroianni (Glastonbury, Conn.) will be named one of the captains for the men’s team. Mastroianni won the “B” final in the 100 free at the MAAC Championships with a time of 45.90. He also is a member of the MAAC All-Academic team.
The second swimmer named as a captain for the men’s team is Matthew Mays (St. Croix, Virgin Islands). Mays enjoyed a great season for the Bulldogs as he won the gold in the 200 IM with a time of 1:47.49 at the MAAC Championships. He also earned silver medals in the 100 (48.88) and 200 (1:44.40) back and broke the school records in both of those events. Mays was selected to the MAAC All-Academic team.
Eric Bebel (Westfield, N.J.) is the third swimmer selected to be a captain on the men’s team. Bebel placed 14th in the 100 fly with a time of 50.54 at the MAAC Championships. Bebel was named to the MAAC All-Academic team.
The final member of the men’s team that will be a captain in the upcoming season is diver Zach Vogel (South Easton, Mass.). Vogel qualified for the “A” final in the three-meter dive and finished in fifth with a score of 226.70 at the MAAC Championships.