Iona Sweeps MAAC Rival Monmouth on the Road

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November 10th, 2018 College, NCAA Division I Mid-Major

Iona at Monmouth

  • Men: Iona def. Monmouth 154-108; Monmouth def. St. Francis Brooklyn 175-87
  • Women: Iona def. Monmouth 170-92; St. Francis Brooklyn def. Monmouth 174-106
  • Results
  • West Long Branch, N.Y.
  • Nov. 9 ,2018

Courtesy: Iona Athletics

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.Y. – The Iona College men’s and women’s swimming & diving team went on the road for the first time this season and put up a pair wins over MAAC rival Monmouth in West Long Branch, NJ.

The men’s squad increased their season record to 5-1 with a 154-108 win over the Hawks. The Iona women posted a 170-92 win to raise their mark to 6-2 on the season.

The Iona men split the 200 Medley and Free Relays with the Hawks. Monmouth edged the Gaels in the leadoff event; however, the quartet of sophomore Conor Mullin, rookie Daniel Hadary, freshman Aidan Holbrook and sophomore Spencer Moran rebounded for Iona and touched 1.6 ahead to seal the win.

Freshmen Jalen Ramjohn continued his strong swimming with three wins in three races. He earned first place 100-Breaststroke at 1:01.35; the 100-Butterfly at 51.92 and the 100-Individual Medley at 54.24. Co-Captain’s junior Matthew Anderson and senior Matthew Bosse each posted wins. Anderson took the win in the 1000-Free at 10:02.20 and Bosse the 100-Back at 53.68.

Other men winning events included rookie Jackson Madonia in the 200-Breasstroke at 2;12.19; Moran in the 200-Backstroke at 1:57.11 and junior James Whaley in the 200-Butterfly at 1:56.72.

On the women’s side, junior Alyssa Chain, sophomore Willow Lopez-Silvers, freshman Samantha Whitney and sophomore Kate Flynn took first place in the 200-yard freestyle.

Lopez-Silvers also took home first place in the 100-Back at 1:00.51 and 500-Free at 5:21.67. Co-Captain senior Jessica Schmidt, racing for the last time in her home state of New Jersey, won both the 100-Free at 54.97 and the 100-IM Medley at 1:02.90.

Senior co-Captain Maria DiBella took the 200-Free 2:00.62. Flynn won the 50-Free at 24.63. Sophomore Isabelle Pabon took the 200-Butterfly at a season-best 2:13.59 and freshmen Isabelle Minnis earned her first career win, taking the 1000-Free at 11:08.88.

The Gaels close out the semester on Friday, Nov.30 – Saturday, Dec 1 at the H2Ounds Invitational. Hosted by Loyola University, Iona will match up against the Greyhounds, Marist Red, Mount St. Mary’s and Saint Peter’s.

Courtesy: Monmouth Athletics

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ –  The Monmouth University men’s and women’s swimming teams fell to MAAC foe Iona on Friday afternoon at Steadman Natatorium, before the men knocked off St. Francis Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon at the St. Francis Aquatics Center.

The men defeated the Terriers 175-87, and lost to Iona and holds a 5-1 record on the season. The women’s team dropped both team competitions this weekend.

Freshmen Callan Smith broke three team records in the Iona meet as he won the 100, 200 and 500 freestyle races and then set a new team standard in the 100 back on Saturday.

“The team competed well in the back to back dates of competition. This is important in our preparation for the upcoming ECAC Championships where we will be racing multiple events over three days. It also will help reinforce that the work being put in during the first semester will result in a successful championship meet as we build toward the MAAC Championships in February.”
– Monmouth head coach Matt Nunnally

– Freshman Camryn McHugh won two races against Iona (100 fly, 200 back) and two races at St. Francis (100 back, 200 back) to increase her season total to 13 individual wins.

– Rookie Lauren Baines won one race in each meet. She won the 200-yard breaststroke (2:32.40) against Iona and the 400-yard IM at St. Francis (4.47.92).  She has four victories in her freshman campaign.

Jaclyn Greening won her first race of 2018 with a time of 1:09.81 in the 100-yard breaststroke against Iona. It was her third-career victory.

– McHugh, Greening, Sarah Brennan and Bradie Keelan won the 200-yard medley relay against Iona. Keelan and Brennan combined with Muriel Maloney and Alyssa Cherubino to win the 200-yard free relay on Saturday.

– Freshman Dylan Barkhuizen won his sixth event of the year with his 100-yard butterfly time of 52.95 on Saturday at St. Francis.

Valance Washington‘s win in the 100-yard freestyle race at St. Francis was the third win of his rookie season. He touched the wall in 49.14.

– Sophomore Ethan Lucas won the 50-yard freestyle on both days. Lucas has won the 50 free four times this season and he has five-career first-place finishes.

– Rookie Patrick McAllister won his fifth race of the season on Saturday with his time of 1:48.16 in the 200-yard freestyle.

– Freshman Nate Heisey took first in the 200-yard breaststroke for his first-career win. He clocked in at 2:18.45 against the Terriers.

– Junior Austin D’Angelo picked up the sixth individual win over his career by winning the 100-yard breaststroke on Saturday (1:02.40). It was his third first-place finish of the season.

– Monmouth’s men won the 200-yard medley relay on Friday and the 200-yard freestyle relay Saturday. McAllister, D’Angelo, Barkhuizen and Lucas combined for Friday’s victory and Barkhuizen, Smith, McAllister and Lucas swam on Saturday’s winning team.

– Freshmen Callan Smith earned three first-place finishes in each meet. Smith has eight 14-place finishes for the 2018-19 season. Smith set three new team records on Friday in the 100 free (47.69), 200 free (1:43.18) and 500 free (4:39.38). He followed that up on Saturday by winning the 100 back (51.69, team record time), 200 back (1:59.40) and 500 free (4:58.21). Smith now holds team records in the 100, 200, 500 and 1000 free and the 100 back.

Note: All team records recognized are since the reintroduction of the program in 2015.

Monmouth’s next meet is scheduled for Saturday afternoon when it travels to Manhattan to race the Jaspers at 1 p.m.

Courtesy: St. Francis Brooklyn Athletics

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, NY – The St. Francis Brooklyn men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs concluded competition this weekend. The women’s team went head-to-head with Monmouth, while the men’s team dropped matchups with NJIT and Monmouth.

The Terriers’ women’s team picked up their third consecutive win against the Monmouth Hawks, 174-106, while the men’s team fell to NJIT on Friday (128-66) and Monmouth (175-87).


  • Ana Paula Montes Deoca Zapiain continued her standout performance in the pool as she notched first-place finishes in both the 200-yard butterfly (2:09.55) and 500-yard freestyle (5:13.64.)
  • The Terriers 200-yard medley relay team of Tina Childress, Fanny Stromstedt, Raphaelle Gregoire, and Jovana Terzic came in first-place with a final time of 1:50.4.
  • Individually, Stromstedt placed first in the 200-yard breaststroke. She clocked in second-place in the 100-yard breaststroke (107.92). The junior also paced the team in the 400-yard IM.
  • Childress came in first place in the 100-yard backstroke and 50-yard free.

vs. Monmouth:

  • The 200-yard medley relay team of Alfred Christensson, Kavin Duraku, Andrew Gubarev, and William Lapkin earned a first-place finish with a time of 1:39.02.
  • Christensson broke the program record in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 52.80.
  • Jonas Veazey earned a win in the 1,000-yard free as he used a come-from-behind effort to take first place with a time of 10:24.11.
  • Marko Danev placed third in the 200-yard free with a time of 1:49.43.

vs. NJIT:

  • Danev earned points for the Terriers in the 500-yard free with a second-place finish (5:06.42) and came in third in the 200-yard free (1:51.30).
  • Meriton Veliu and Kevin Duraku both performed well in the 200-yard breaststroke. Veliu placed first with a mark of 2:24.10, while Duraku came in second with a time of 2:24.57.
  • Andrew Gubarev came in third in the 200-yard backstroke with a final time of 2:02.47.

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