Purdue’s Adam Soldati Wins CSCAA Diving Coach of the Year


Purdue swept the CSCAA diving awards at the 2017 NCAA Championships, with coach Adam Soldati winning the Diving Coach of the Year title.

Soldati’s best-known pupil was Steele Johnson, who won both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard titles. Johnson, a sophomore coming back from a redshirt season, dominated in his return with titles on Thursday (1-meter) and Friday (3-meter). Johnson was the NCAA runner-up in platform on Saturday night.

Purdue led all programs with 4 NCAA diving qualifiers, and all four scored points. Brandon Loschiavo was 4th on platform and 13th on 3-meter. Joseph Cifelli took 6th on 1-meter and Max Showalter was 11th on platform.

Purdue’s divers scored 94.5 of the team’s 106.5 points. By themselves, Purdue’s divers would have placed 16th. As it was, Purdue was 13th as a team, the second-highest Big Ten program behind only Indiana.

Johnson was also honored with the Diver of the Year award from the CSCAA for his two-win performance.

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Jared Anderson just can’t stay away from the pool. A competitive career of almost two decades wasn’t enough for this Minnesotan, who continues to get his daily chlorine fix. A lifelong lover of writing, Jared now combines the two passions as Senior Reporter for SwimSwam.com, covering swimming at every level. He’s an …

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