Patriot League Announces Swimmer and Divers of the Week (10.11.22)

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Loyola Maryland earned two of the four swimming and diving weekly awards when the League office announced the winners on Tuesday. Lehigh and Navy recorded one award each.

Loyola junior Lily Mead was named female swimmer of the week, while teammate Jack Still earned male diver of the week.

Navy junior Everet Andrew received male swimmer of the week.

Lehigh sophomore Sarah Gill rounded out the awards as the female diver of the week.

American junior Mimi Watts, Colgate freshman Audrey Collins, Holy Cross freshmen Ainsley Nalen and Zach Bubonovich, Loyola junior Caleb Kelly, and Navy juniors George Moore and Rachel Schlemmer earned honorable mentions.

Everett Andrew, Navy, Jr., Burke, Va.
* Andrew posted a time of 1:38.01 in the 200-yard freestyle for first place as the team defeated Boston College and Penn State.
* The junior also recorded a time of 44.66 in the 100-yard free to finish first, to go with a second-place finish in the 500-yard free (4:30.31).
* He swam the anchor leg of the winning 400-yard free relay team in a time of 44.18.

Lily Mead, Loyola Maryland, Jr., Timonium
* Mead won the 200-yard free (1:52.49) and the 200-yard back (2:03.11) against American, Boston College, and Lehigh. She also won the 200-yard IM (2:06.06) and the 100-yard back against Boston College.
* The junior was also on the 200-yard medley relay team that won at both meets.
* Mead currently ranks first in the Patriot League in the 100 back by over two seconds.

Jack Still, Loyola Maryland, Jr., Carlisle, Pa.
* Still tallied an NCAA zone qualifying score (280.5) in the one-meter dive against Lehigh.
* The junior won on the three-meter board in the meet against Boston College and American (297.75) and another meet against Lehigh (302.40).

Sarah Gill, Lehigh, So., Bethlehem, Pa.
* Gill finished first in the three-meter dive (249.15) and first in the one-meter dive (243.40) as Lehigh defeated Loyola on the women’s side.

Honorable Mentions
Mimi Watts, American, Jr., Raleigh, NC
* Watts placed first in three events against Loyola and Boston College, including the 500-yard free (23.34), 100 free-yard (51.50) and 100-yard fly (54.87).

Audrey Collins, Colgate, Fr., Wayne, Pa.
* Collins claimed two first-place finishes in the Colgate Invitational (400-yard IM, 4:37.05 / 200-yard IM, 2:08.55).

Ainsley Nalen, Holy Cross, Fr., Greenwood Village, Colo.
* Nalen took home three first-place finishes against Iona this past weekend, including the 200-yard medley relay (1:50.88), 100 back (59.80), and 200-yard back (2:06.81).

Zach Bubonovich, Holy Cross, Fr., Natick, Mass.
* Bubonovich broke a 32-year-old Hart Center pool record in the 100-yard breaststroke (57.96) versus Iona.

Caleb Kelly, Loyola, Jr., Lafayette Hill, Pa.
* Mauldin recorded wins in the 50-yard free (20.60) and 100-yard free (45.41).

George Moore, Navy, Jr., Burke, Va.
* Moore placed second overall in both the one-meter dive (274.65) and the three-meter dive (303.70) as the team defeated Boston College and Penn State.

Rachel Schlemmer, Navy, Jr., Sterling, Va.
* Schlemmer won the 1000-yard free in a time of 10:23.77 against Boston College and Penn State as she won the race by over seven seconds.

The Patriot League is in its fourth decade of academic and athletic achievement, continually demonstrating that student-athletes can excel at both academics and athletics without sacrificing high standards. The Patriot League’s athletic success is achieved while its member institutions remain committed to its founding principle of admitting and graduating student-athletes that are academically representative of their class. Participation in athletics at Patriot League institutions is seen as an important component of a well-rounded education.