As part of the chorus of mid-major conferences looking outside of its member institutions to find grander facilities to host their conference championship meet, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) will host their 2018-2019 men’s and women’s conference swimming & diving championship meets at Erie Community College in BUffalo, New York. This will be the 9th-straight season that LECC has hosted the event, making every season since the 2009-2010 year, where Loyola College hosted the event in Baltimore. Loyola College is no longer a member of the conference.
The Rider men are riding a streak of 7-consecutive conference title – with the streak beginning when the 2011 champions Loyola left to join the Patriot League.
The Fairfield women won their title in 2018, which broke an 8-year streak by Marist. Fairfield won the meet on the strength of a very young team, with 72% of their poinits being scored by freshmen.
Erie Community College has an 8-lane, 50-meter indoor pool and a separate 45-foot by 25-yard diving/warmup pool.
2018 MAAC Swimming & Diving Championships
Erie Community College
February 14-17, 2018
|Men’s Standings||Women’s Standings|
|1. Rider||718||1. Fairfield||718|
|2. Marist||668||2. Marist||658|
|3. Bryant||538.5||3. Iona||482|
|4. Canisius||413.5||4. Canisius||481|
|5. Iona||377||5. Rider||421|
|6. Saint Peter’s||270||6. Niagara||284|
|7. Monmouth||166||7. Siena||218|
|8. Fairfield||163||8. Monmouth||175|
|9. Niagara||161||9. Manhattan||152|
|10. Manhattan||150||10. Saint Peter’s||74|
Most Outstanding Male Swimmer: Zachary Molloy, Rider
Most Outstanding Female Swimmer: Sara Ostensen, Fairfield
Men’s Swimming Rookie of the Meet: Matthew Mays, Bryant
Women’s Swimming Rookie of the Meet: Sara Ostensen, Fairfield
Most Outstanding Male Diver: Travis Wright, Canisius
Most Outstanding Female Diver: Breanne Hatter, Rider
Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year: Steve Fletcher, Rider
Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year: Anthony Bruno, Fairfield
Diving Coach of the Year: Ian O’Rourke, Canisius