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For Immediate Release: May 24, 2010
Contact: Ian Milne (sports1@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-2956

Swimming and Diving Announces Team Awards, '10-11 captains

VESTAL, N.Y. -- The Binghamton men's and women's swimming and diving programs announced its annual awards and team captains for the 2010-11 season at the team banquet in the end of April. Additionally, senior Kevin Kearney, graduate student Ziyad Rouhana and sophomore Dan Feeley, were selected to represent the men's team next year as captains, while juniors Amanda Ciccone, Brittany Detlef and Lyndsi Worthington were chosen as tri-captains for the women's squad for the 2009-10 season.

"We are excited to announce our captains for next year," said head coach Sean Clark. "There is no doubt that these strong leaders will continue to push us forward as we look to become an even stronger program in and out of the pool."

Sophomore Nolan Slesnick was named team MVP for the first time. This season, he he won 12 events, including 11 wins in the distance events. He was named America East swimmer of the week in February and was the Bearcat's top scorer at the America East Championships. He was named All-America East in three events, the 500 free, the 400 I.M. and the mile. Slesnick holds school records in the 1000 free, mile and 400 I.M.

For the women, junior Amanda Ciccone was tabbed for MVP for the second straight year. This season, she won 24 individual events in dual meets, including nine wins in the 100 free. She anchored nine winning relays and was named America East swimmer of the week in February. She led the Bearcats at the America East Championships as the only Binghamton swimmer to final in two events, the 200 I.M. and 100 fly, while being the top consolation finalist in the 100 free. Ciccone was also a member of two team record relays, while lowering her own team record in the 200 individual medley.

Sophomore Kylie Cremer was honored with the Female Most Improved Swimmer. Cremer dropped 47 seconds from her best mile, 12 seconds from her best 400 I.M., and eight seconds from her best 500 free. Most Improved Swimmer for the men was sophomore Matt Weis who dropped four seconds in the 100 fly and a full second in the 50 free as a Conference consolation-finalist.

On the boards, the Most Improved Diver went to sophomore Morgan Neal, who emerged as a two event finalist at the Conference meet this year. The Most Valuable Diver was awarded to freshman Anthony Foiles, who was named America East diver of the week in January and earned All-Conference honors for his second place finish on the one-meter board at the Conference meet.

Freshman Josh Saccurrato and senior Taryn Ferrara and were recognized with the Hard to Outdo (H2O) Award, presented to team members whose "dedication, determination, and daily displays of team spirit are unparalleled".

"We are really looking forward to another great season for the Bearcats in the pool and on the boards," head coach Sean Clark said. "A strong freshman class in the fall will keep pushing us in the right direction."

Women's awards:
Most Valuable:
Junior Amanda Ciccone
Most Improved: Sophomore Kylie Cremer
Hard to Outdo (H2O) Award: Senior Taryn Ferrara

Men's awards:
Most Valuable:
Sophomore Nolan Slesnick
Most Improved: Sophmore Matt Weis
Hard to Outdo Award (H2O): Freshman Josh Saccurrato

Diving awards:
Most Valuable:
Freshman Anthony Foiles
Most Improved: Sophomore Morgan Neal

2010-11 Team Captains:
Men:
Kevin Kearney, Ziyad Rouhana, Dan Feeley
Women: Amanda Ciccone, Brittany Detlef, Lyndsi Worthington

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