Villanova’s Darby Goodwin Named Big East Swimmer of the Week

New York – Freshmen ruled the pool last week as first years Darby Goodwin of Villanova and Lior Grubert of Seton Hall have been named BIG EAST Swimming & Diving Athletes of the Week

BIG EAST Male Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week
Lior Grubert, Seton Hall, Fr.
Grubert recorded four individual first place finishes for the Pirates and was a member of four Pirates’ relays that were first to touch the wall as SHU topped conference foes Georgetown and Villanova at the Rutgers Tri-meet. The freshman posted a time of 1:42.34 in the 200-free, 4:39.39.75 in the 500-free, 9:35.35 in the 1,000-free, and 4:03.84 in the 400-IM, all BIG EAST Championship qualifying times. Seton Hall defeated the Hoyas 224-129 and Wildcats 183-92 to improve to 6-2 overall and 3-1 against league opponents.

BIG EAST Female Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week
Darby Goodwin, Villanova, Fr.
Goodwin played a key role in helping the Villanova women to victory at the Rutgers Quad-Meet, bringing home two individual first place finishes and two second place finishes. Her highlight win of the weekend came in the 200-back as the Florida native edged Rutgers’ All-American Joanna Wu 2:01.27 to 2:01.79. Goodwin took the 200-IM with a time of 2:04.75 and came in second in the 100-back at 56:31 and the 100-fly at 56.74. The freshman also participated in the Wildcats’ 200-medley relay that came in second with a time of 1:44.43 and the second place 400-Medley relay.

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Friars Edge Butler for First BIG EAST Win
The Friars women’s squad claimed victory over Butler behind three first place finishes from Katie Fallon in the 1,000-free, 500-free and 200-free, two from  Abby Czerniecki  in the 100 and 200-breaststroke and one from  Mackenzie Cloughlin in the 200-butterfly.

This Week
The Providence women will enter the pool again on Nov. 10 at Rhode Island and on the 13th against Coast Guard while Villanova travels to Penn this weekend.

Swimming news courtesy of Big East.

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