Men's Swimming & Diving All-Conference Team Announced

Men's Swimming & Diving All-Conference Team Announced

HADLEY, Mass. – The NESCAC announced the 2015-16 Men's Swimming and Diving All-Conference Team. The top three finishers in each event at the 2016 NESCAC Men's Swimming and Diving Championships received all-conference recognition.

Junior Benjamin Lin (Short Hills, N.J.) of Williams was named Swimmer of the Year for the first time in his career. Lin won the 50-yard backstroke (22.33) for the third consecutive year and successfully defended his title in the 100-yard backstroke with a meet and pool record time of 47.93 seconds. He finished third in the 200-yard backstroke. Lin was also a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay (1:29.31), 400-yard medley relay (3:17.31) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3:00.79) that established new pool standards in each event and a new meet record in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Amherst senior Asher Lichtig (Lafayette, Calif.) took first place in 1-meter diving with 511.50 points and finished in second place on the 3-meter springboard with 494.60 points to be named the NESCAC Diver of the Year. He is the third Amherst diver to receive the honor, joining Ben Hopkins (2003) and Kai Robinson (2008, 2009). Lichtig was also recognized as the Four Year High Point Diver, having earned All-NESCAC honors three times on the 3-meter board and twice on the 1-meter board. The 2015 3-meter champion is the fourth Amherst diver to earn the award along with Hopkins (2003), Jordan Bowling (2005) and Connor Boyd (2008). 

Kingsley Bowen (Pepper Pike, Ohio) of Tufts was named Rookie of the Year after winning the 100-yard butterfly, placing second in the 200-yard backstroke, and finishing third in the 50-yard butterfly. He was also a member of the first-place 800-yard freestyle relay and the runner-up 200-yard medley relay. Bowen is the first Jumbo to garner the accolade.

Williams’ Jake Tamposi (Hernando, Fla.) became the tenth overall Eph to be recognized as the Four Year High Point Swimmer. Tamposi was a four-time NESCAC champion in the 50-yard breaststroke and a three-time conference champion in the 100-yard breaststroke during his collegiate career. 

Marc Benvenuti of Connecticut College was chosen as the Swimming Coach of the Year for the third time in four years. Benvenuti, who is in his 14th season at the helm, guided the Camels to their second-highest point total in program history after amassing 1,407 points during the three-day meet. He was also named Women’s Coach of the Year in 2006, 2007 and 2011. 

Devon O’Nalty of Wesleyan was selected as the Diving Coach of the Year for the first time in his career by his peers, as he coached a pair of top 10 finishers, including the third-place diver, on the 1-meter and 3-meter diving boards. O’Nalty is in his sixth season at Wesleyan. 


Men's Swimming and Diving All-Conference Team

Amherst

Jeff Anderson 200-yard Butterfly
  400-yard Individual Medley
  800-yard Freestyle Relay
Josh Chen 50-yard Breaststroke
  400-yard Medley Relay
Alex Dreisbach 200-yard Medley Relay
  400-yard Medley Relay
  800-yard Freestyle Relay
Connor Haley 500-yard Freestyle
  800-yard Freestyle Relay
Greg Han 200-yard Breaststroke
Matt Heise 
200-yard Medley Relay

400-yard Medley Relay
Asher Lichtig 1-meter Diving
  3-meter Diving
Reed Patterson 50-yard Butterfly
  100-yard Butterfly
  200-yard Medley Relay
Charlie Seltzer  800-yard Freestyle Relay
Elijah Spiro 50-yard Breaststroke
  100-yard Breaststroke
  200-yard Medley Relay
Sam Spurrell 400-yard Medley Relay
   

Bates

Mike Connolly 400-yard Freestyle Relay
Jack Dina  200-yard Freestyle Relay

400-yard Freestyle Relay
Riley Ewing  400-yard Freestyle Relay
Theodore Pender  50-yard Freestyle
  100-yard Freestyle

200-yard Freestyle
  200-yard Freestyle Relay
  400-yard Freestyle Relay
Joshua Rines 200-yard Freestyle Relay
Ben Sommer 200-yard Freestyle Relay
Daniel Walpole 200-yard Breaststroke
   

Bowdoin

Karl Sarier 100-yard Freestyle
  200-yard Freestyle
  200-yard Individual Medley
 

Connecticut College

Niko Brosnihan 200-yard Freestyle Relay
  400-yard Freestyle Relay
Michael Fothergill  50-yard Backstroke
  50-yard Freestyle
  200-yard Freestyle Relay
  400-yard Freestyle Relay
  400-yard Medley Relay
Drake Freiberg 200-yard Freestyle Relay
Trebor Lawton  400-yard Medley Relay
AJ Pite 400-yard Individual Medley

500-yard Freestyle
Joel Sibley  400-yard Medley Relay
Stephen Skaperdas  500-yard Freestyle
  1,000-yard Freestyle
  1,650-yard Freestyle
Dylan Steiner  200-yard Freestyle Relay

400-yard Freestyle Relay
George Tilneac 100-yard Butterfly
  100-yard Freestyle
  200-yard Butterfly
  200-yard Individual Medley
  400-yard Freestyle Relay
  400-yard Medley Relay
   

Middlebury

Stephan Koenigsberger 100-yard Breaststroke
Michael McGean
1,000-yard Freestyle

1,650-yard Freestyle
   

Trinity

Nick Celestin 50-yard Backstroke
 

Tufts

Kingsley Bowen 50-yard Butterfly
  100-yard Butterfly
  200-yard Backstroke
  200-yard Medley Relay
  800-yard Freestyle Relay
Michael Brienza 200-yard Medley Relay
Noah Cagley 800-yard Freestyle Relay
Morgan Ciliv 200-yard Medley Relay
Brandon Jinn 1,000-yard Freestyle
Matthew Rohrer 1-meter Diving
  3-meter Diving
Zachary Wallace 800-yard Freestyle Relay
Michael Winget 100-yard Backstroke
  200-yard Backstroke
  200-yard Medley Relay 
  800-yard Freestyle Relay
   

Wesleyan

Brandon Pearson 1-meter Diving
  3-meter Diving
Ali Pourmaleki 200-yard Butterfly
   

Williams

Jack Ferguson 200-yard Breaststroke
Jamie Finnegan  100-yard Freestyle

200-yard Freestyle Relay

400-yard Freestyle Relay
John Freeman 800-yard Freestyle Relay
John Hammond  200-yard Medley Relay
Colin Hogan 400-yard Individual Medley
Grant Johnson 200-yard Freestyle Relay
  400-yard Freestyle Relay
  800-yard Freestyle Relay
Timothy Kostolansky  50-yard Butterfly

200-yard Individual Medley
  200-yard Medley Relay
  400-yard Medley Relay
Benjamin Lin 50-yard Backstroke
  100-yard Backstroke
  200-yard Backstroke
  200-yard Medley Relay
  400-yard Freestyle Relay
  400-yard Medley Relay
Curtis Maher 200-yard Freestyle
  200-yard Freestyle Relay
  400-yard Medley Relay
  800-yard Freestyle Relay
Alex McCarter 50-yard Freestyle
  100-yard Backstroke
  200-yard Freestyle Relay
  400-yard Freestyle Relay
  800-yard Freestyle Relay
Bobby Rowledge 1,650-yard Freestyle
Jake Tamposi 50-yard Breaststroke
  100-yard Breaststroke
  200-yard Medley Relay
  400-yard Medley Relay
Benjamin Lin
Swimmer of the Year
Benjamin Lin, Williams
Asher Lichtig
Diver of the Year
Asher Lichtig, Amherst
Jake Tamposi
Four Year High Point Swimmer
Jake Tamposi, Williams
 Asher Lichtig  
Four Year High Point Diver
Asher Lichtig, Amherst

Kingsley Bowen
Rookie of the Year
Kingsley Bowen, Tufts

Marc Benvenuti
Swimming Coach of the Year
Marc Benvenuti, Connecticut College
Devon O'Nalty
Diving Coach of the Year
Devon O'Nalty, Wesleyan