UVA Men Win Swimmer & Coach of the Year VaSID Honors, 11 Named First Team

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May 12th, 2021 ACC, College

Courtesy: Virginia Sports

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s swimming & diving team took two of the top honors and had 11 first-team All-State selections from the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) on Wednesday (May 12).

Freshman Matt Brownstead (Port Matilda, Pa.) was named the VaSID Swimmer of the Year and Todd DeSorbo was named Coach of the Year to highlight the top honors for the Cavaliers.

DeSorbo led Virginia to its second-best finish in program history, placing ninth at the 2021 NCAA Championships. Virginia earned 28 All-America honors and saw five UVA school records on the season. The Cavaliers finished fourth at the ACC Championships, with two ACC individual titles and five All-ACC honors.

Brownstead earned VaSID Swimmer of the Year honors after winning two ACC individual championships (50 free, 100 free). Brownstead set UVA school records in 50 and 100 free during the season and earned six All-America honors at NCAA Championship. He helped UVA to its second-best finish in school history at NCAA Championships and best finish since 2011. Brownstead was part of four school record setting relays during the season and was named ACC Swimmer of the Week after winning two events in dual vs. Navy.

In addition, Virginia earned 11 first-team All-State honors and three second-team honors. Brownstead (sprint free), Jack Walker (distance free), Will Cole (backstroke), Justin Grender (backstroke), Keefer Barnum (breaststroke), Matt Otto (breaststroke), Sean Conway (IM) and the 200-yard freestyle relay, 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard medley relay all were selected to the first team.

Max Edwards (butterfly) as well as the 400-yard freestyle relay and the 800-yard freestyle relay were selected to the second team.

2020-21 VaSID All-State Men’s Swimming & Diving Team

  • Swimmer of the Year – Matt Brownstead, UVA
  • Diver of the Year – Noah Zawadzki, Virginia Tech
  • Rookie Swimmer of the Year – Youssef Ramadan, Virginia Tech
  • Rookie Diver of the Year – Ian Castegnaro, George Mason
  • Coach of the Year – Todd DeSorbo, UVA

First-Team All-State

  • Sprint Free – Matt Brownstead, University of Virginia
  • Sprint Free – Blake Manoff, Virginia Tech
  • Sprint Free – Anthony Nguyen, George Mason University
  • Distance Free – Antani Ivanov, Virginia Tech
  • Distance Free – Jack Walker, University of Virginia
  • Backstroke – Will Cole, University of Virginia
  • Backstroke – Justin Grender, University of Virginia
  • Breaststroke – Keefer Barnum, University of Virginia
  • Breaststroke – Carles Coll Marti, Virginia Tech
  • Breaststroke – Matt Otto, University of Virginia
  • Butterfly – Antani Ivanov, Virginia Tech
  • Butterfly – Youssef Ramadan, Virginia Tech
  • IM – Sean Conway, University of Virginia
  • IM – Keith Myburgh, Virginia Tech
  • Diving – Taj Cole, Virginia Tech
  • Diving – Bridger Thurston, Virginia Military Institute
  • Diving – Noah Zawadzki, Virginia Tech
  • 200 Free Relay – Virginia
  • 200 Medley Relay – Virginia
  • 400 Free Relay – Virginia Tech
  • 400 Medley Relay – Virginia
  • 800 Free Relay – Virginia Tech

Second-Team All-State

  • Sprint Free – Josh Fletcher, George Mason University
  • Sprint Free – Graham Hertweck, College of William & Mary
  • Sprint Free – Noah Wilkins, Old Dominion University
  • Distance Free – Jackson Knouse, George Mason University
  • Distance Free – Wade Turlington, George Mason University
  • Backstroke – Luke Durocher, George Mason University
  • Backstroke – Jake Kealy, College of William & Mary
  • Breaststroke – Peter Durisin, Old Dominion University
  • Breaststroke – Dylan Peck, George Mason University
  • Butterfly – Sorab Aman, George Mason University
  • Butterfly – Max Edwards, University of Virginia
  • IM – Jacob Cobb, Old Dominion University
  • IM – Dylan Peck, George Mason University
  • Diving – Ian Castegnaro, George Mason University
  • Diving – Indigo Flynch, George Mason University
  • Diving – Joseph Perreault, Virginia Tech
  • 200 Free Relay – George Mason
  • 200 Medley Relay – George Mason
  • 400 Free Relay – Virginia
  • 400 Medley Relay – George Mason
  • 800 Free Relay – Virginia

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